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SOMETIMES YOU'VE JUST GOTTA CRY
We received a phone call yesterday from a man who worked at an abattoir. A pregnant goat gave birth to this tiny baby in the truck on the way to the abbatoir. The manager told him to kill it, but he just couldn't do it. He took the baby, called us and asked if we could please save her. We made all the arrangements, and she's in a new home already. But I suddenly couldn't take it any more. I thought of that mother goat, terrified, having her baby on the truck in the middle of other petrified animals, having her baby taken away, and then being led to her death. I hope somewhere, somehow she knows that her baby is safe now. I sat down and cried and cried and cried. I try to focus on what we can do, the fact that we save some, and try not to focus on all the others who are killed. But yesterday it broke over me and I sobbed. I'm crying again now, just writing this. I guess sometime you just have to let it out. Thank you to Rebecca from NorWest Auckand Goat Rescue for agreeing to take this baby immediately. Thank you to everyone who helps us save these precious lives.
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SOMETIMES YOUVE JUST GOTTA CRY
We received a phone call yesterday from a man who worked at an abattoir.  A pregnant goat gave birth to this tiny baby in the truck on the way to the abbatoir.  The manager told him to kill it, but he just couldnt do it.  He took the baby, called us and asked if we could please save her.  We made all the arrangements, and shes in a new home already.  But I suddenly couldnt take it any more.  I thought of that mother goat, terrified, having her baby on the truck in the middle of other petrified animals, having her baby taken away, and then being led to her death.  I hope somewhere, somehow she knows that her baby is safe now.  I sat down and cried and cried and cried.  I try to focus on what we can do, the fact that we save some, and try not to focus on all the others who are killed. But yesterday it broke over me and I sobbed.  Im crying again now, just writing this.  I guess sometime you just have to let it out.  Thank you to Rebecca from NorWest Auckand Goat Rescue for agreeing to take this baby immediately. Thank you to everyone who helps us save these precious lives.

 

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It gives me comfort to know that there are others who care as you do. I am crying with you and truly understand. No help, but I hope you never think you are alone.

too much un nessasary breeding going on :/ people are just $$ hungry and have no thought of animal feelings

If only the mama had been taken with her kid

I am balling my eyes out reading this. I am sooo sick of it all. We just rescued beautiful Wilma. But there are so many we cant help 😭😭😭

Bless that man , your organisation and Rebecca Mckay 🙏

... and thank you to the worker in this instance... If we wait until we can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, we will end up doing nothing for nobody. Opportunity to take compassionate action is everywhere. "Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.” - Albert Schweitzer

Omg heartbreaking this made me cry I find it so hard at this time of the year with all the calves being born I saw a dog food truck collecting them the other day and I just cried driving along we live in a very sad world Where baby animals are not wanted and killed before they have a chance to live and I struggle with it every life matters Thank you for saving this baby it matters ❤️

Those who put her on the truck/sold her would have known she was close to giving birth or at the very least pregnant. Should be laws against it.

Its all just too terrible to think about isn't it, how can I sit here and not cry? The older I get the more ugly the human race is, I try to balance it out and rationalize but sometimes you just can't , it is all too terrible to even think about 🙁 🙁 🙁

Thank you for having a kind, tender, generous, compassionate heart in a world that often isn’t any of those things 💞

It's okay to cry and feel the horror, that's what makes you more evolved than them...remember to be kind to yourself in the midst of what you endure saving these innocent souls.

A good man not to have taken the direction of his “manager”. Thank you for rescuing this baby.

Trucking companies need to step up on this. It isn't legal!

Awwwww tears are flowing So lucky to have people like you to rescue these poor souls You’re human too though and we all understand how overwhelming it can be Let it out we are all here to feel your pain with you x

The world is such a screwed up place. Animals get slaughtered like they're nothing but an object. I'm just grateful this little life was spared. The poor mama and all the others.😢💔

That poor mum goat. God almighty do we have to kill pregnant animals too. It's horrific. I bless her to love and kindness in a better place. ❤🌹

This made me cry too. What if this was a human! Animals life’s are worth the same

I’ve got tears just reading this .. unfortunately we cannot save them all ...

Bloody gorgeous little being there 😘 when people realise we don’t need to eat animals or their milk we can all live happily ever after 😊

Oh god that is so sad. Im crying too😭😭. I wish i could rescue them all

Anymore emergencies like this let me know I'm sure we have room for one more little girl.

Omg that poor mother 💔 how can this be allowed 😥

I cried reading it Thank you for your wonderful work x

That’s sadly how we got our calf club goats we knew someone who worked there and he couldn’t bear for them to be killed - we only saved 6 and it made me feel so sick to think of all those we couldn’t save

So hard to read thru the tears. So upsetting.

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23 hours ago

The Animal Sanctuary

THE GOOD FRIDAY TEAM:
MAKING LEMONADE
They say "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade". Yes, the storm destroyed our feed shed... but today the Good Friday Team turned the base of that shed into a deck for Lulu, our massive pink pig. The mud is getting crazy deep where Lulu walks the fenceline. So Dan, Maureen, Scott & Anne repaired the floor, added reinforcement underneath to make it stronger, and stapled chicken wire on top so Lulu won't slip. Dan also got a neighbour to donate a bunch of pieces of astroturf, which they uplifted this morning, brought to us, and placed it in front of the sheep barn and Lulu's deck like red carpets. What an improvement. (And yes, that's Scott standing on the chicken wire while the others stapled. He had the hard part. Yeah, right!)
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THE GOOD FRIDAY TEAM: 
MAKING LEMONADE
They say When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Yes, the storm destroyed our feed shed... but today the Good Friday Team turned the base of that shed into a deck for Lulu, our massive pink pig.  The mud is getting crazy deep where Lulu walks the fenceline.  So Dan, Maureen, Scott & Anne repaired the floor, added reinforcement underneath to make it stronger, and stapled chicken wire on top so Lulu wont slip.  Dan also got a neighbour to donate a bunch of pieces of astroturf, which they uplifted this morning, brought to us, and placed it in front of the sheep barn and Lulus deck like red carpets.  What an improvement.   (And yes, thats Scott standing on the chicken wire while the others stapled.  He had the hard part.  Yeah, right!)

 

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Happy Lulu I bet, with her own deck! (Y)

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LOTSA BABIES!
Having so many baby goats is a great time eater. Bottles every 3 hours, changing floor sheets, taking them out for exercise, and getting lots and lots of cuddles. I'm in heaven!!
Also approving adoptive homes, arranging transport and fosterers, etc etc. (Thanks to Kylie for driving, to Dani for fostering, and to Rebecca for driving AND fostering!) So if you've been trying to get ahold of me, my apologies. I'm pretty fully occupied from morning til late at night. Should surface soon. In the meantime, it's time for the next bottles!
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LOTSA BABIES!
Having so many baby goats is a great time eater.  Bottles every 3 hours, changing floor sheets, taking them out for exercise, and getting lots and lots of cuddles.  Im in heaven!!
Also approving adoptive homes, arranging transport and fosterers, etc etc.  (Thanks to Kylie for driving, to Dani for fostering, and to Rebecca for driving AND fostering!) So if youve been trying to get ahold of me, my apologies.  Im pretty fully occupied from morning til late at night.  Should surface soon.  In the meantime, its time for the next bottles!

 

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Did you need more picked up from Hamilton

Are these your boys

I'm waiting to hear about a small farm ( couple of paddocks) . You guys will be the first to know if they offer it to me as would like to help out with fostering, would love to offer forever homes but everyone I rent and they say they're not selling they up and sell on me 🙁 . Looking for a forever home for me also. But in the mean time if they say yes will be available to foster. Will know by mid august.

❤️❤️❤️

Erin Keenan ❤❤

Michelle 😊

Heidi Murray

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(UPDATE: TRANSPORT FOUND. THANK YOU!)
You'll be happy to know that Forrest, the baby goat with the bent legs, now walks and runs normally. She and Possum went to their new home yesterday, where they're being adored. To save some more newborns from death, we needed volunteer drivers... and we got them! Thanks to Lula and Rebecca, who will be transporting 15 more babies this week. Some will be born tonight, and will come here to our animal sanctuary tomorrow. I can't wait! Others are going to the NorWest Auckland Goat Rescue on Thursday. Such lucky kids. If you're keen to adopt, please contact me asap so we can rescue even more babies!! Thanks.
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(UPDATE: TRANSPORT FOUND.  THANK YOU!)
Youll be happy to know that Forrest, the baby goat with the bent legs, now walks and runs normally.  She and Possum went to their new home yesterday, where theyre being adored.  To save some more newborns from death, we needed volunteer drivers... and we got them!  Thanks to Lula and Rebecca, who will be transporting 15 more babies this week.  Some will be born tonight, and will come here to our animal sanctuary tomorrow. I cant wait!  Others are going to the NorWest Auckland Goat Rescue on Thursday.  Such lucky kids.  If youre keen to adopt, please contact me asap so we can rescue even more babies!!  Thanks.

 

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If anyone can get them here before Friday I can bring them up x

i'm happy to drive down and get them then drive them to you !

How many need picking up I could possibly pick up a few on Wednesday and meet you in over the harbour bridge

I'm keen to adopt 2 females. However I live up near kerikeri in northland. Will this be possible, and how do I make it possible?

I'm going to Hamilton Friday night and going back to Auckland Saturday night if that is of any help. Would they be able to go in a regular car?

I'm going to Hamilton and coming back to Akl on sunday, I can help driving him 🙂

Get out your trailer Doug Mclean lol

Dene Williams Has this happened yet? On the Couch!?

dale you want some more goats

Louise Forrest Matthew Forrest baby goat Forrest!!!!!! 😍

Jo BP

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BEAUTIFUL BABY GOATS FOR ADOPTION
Watch the brief video below to see our 6 new babies that were saved from a dairy goat farm. (As you know, the babies are killed so the mother’s milk can be sold). You can adopt and bottle feed. OR if you work and can’t bottle feed, we’re happy to take care of them for the bottle feeding period and they can come to you later.
Goats are social creatures, so we like to adopt 2 or more together (unless you have a single lonely goat and want to adopt one goat as a friend). You’ll need well fenced paddocks, and a goat house so they can be warm and dry in winter. In return, these goats will be loving companions for the rest of their lives.
Please contact Shawn on animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz or call 094227322. PLEASE SHARE, to help us find more homes. Thank you.We have 6 new babies that were saved from a dairy goat farm. (As you know, the babies are killed so the mother’s milk can be sold). You can adopt and bottle ...
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Are there any girls still available

Location?

I really would love to but dont feel our fencing is good enough what do they need to keep them frm escaping

Anita Nicholls what's two more new babies 😚. Least they will be the sane age. 😀

Lisa Tickle sooo cute 😍

Alex Hoskins-Smith omg

Aww they’re looking so good! Getting themselves an education haha!

Ron gardner 🙏🙏🙏

Caleb Farry pleeeassseee!!!!

Jo Bull for the boat?

Doug Mclean!!

Connor Patton 😭

Jacqui Forbes-Morton <3

Johanna Emeney🤓

Ashlee-Ann Sneller

Jayne Sutherland

Mava Enoka

Kyle Harford

Emily Roose

Aimee Thomsen

Phillippa Cookson

Andrea Leigh Mynott

Dominic Glamuzina

Jeramie Kaan

Wendy

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MONTE & CARLO - FOR ADOPTION
Carlo came to us when he was 4 days old. Monte joined us when she was a few weeks older. They’ve bonded and are inseparable. These two young piglets are looking for a loving home where they’ll be safe, have a house that’s warm and dry in the winter, and good fenced paddock to race around and graze in. They’ve had their vaccinations, and Carlo is neutered. If you can take these sweet babies into your heart and your home, please contact Shawn at animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz OR 094227322. We’re in Matakana, and can transport. Please please share widely. Thanks!
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Jason Firth shall we?

I wish! I would love to be able to give them a home.

Omg Good job I’m on the isle of wight 🤣

Omg Heather Benson

Piggies are so cute

Gosh they have grown!

How gorgeous! 💕🙌🏼

Oooo, Sarah Whittle you need these & I’ll come for lots of cuddles.

Cherry Hick 🐷🐖

Louise Forrest Matthew Forrest

Tracey Donald

Grant O'Connor

Nicky DickinsonLouise Boyce

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ADOPTION WEEK AT THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Over the next few days I'm going to post a number of animals that desperately need new homes. Please watch for these posts, and hit "share". YOU are our best network for finding good homes.
Even if you don't know anyone who can adopt, share the posts anyway. Your friends and family might know of someone. The more people that see each post, the better the opportunity of finding that perfect forever home for animals in need. Thanks so much.
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ADOPTION WEEK AT THE ANIMAL SANCTUARY
Over the next few days Im going to post a number of animals that desperately need new homes.  Please watch for these posts, and hit share.  YOU are our best network for finding good homes. 
Even if you dont know anyone who can adopt, share the posts anyway.  Your friends and family might know of someone. The more people that see each post, the better the opportunity of finding that perfect forever home for animals in need.  Thanks so much.

 

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Will keep an eye out on your page and share for you as well x

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Forrest is on her way to us right now. She was one of quadruplets, and they think her feet were probably crammed into the wrong position. We'll make splints for her. Hopefully with the splints and some physio, she'll be able to fully regain proper mobility. Of course, she was going to be killed, and we couldn't resist her. And yes, she's named after Forrest Gump, who also had splints when he was little, but overcame that challenge! ...

 

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I would just leave her. They generally resolve in a couple of days. She is mobile and happy. We have had heaps over the years - one, worse than this, just a few weeks ago.

I've had many kids born like this they come right without splints pretty quickly

I had one, my partner named him elvis. I just worked with him to strengthen his legs and get the hang of standing and walking by himself and now he's a huge strong lovely gentle ram who loves having his head scratched 😍

I’ve had lambs like that and a shot of antibiotics given for a few days fixes it. Ask your amazing vet 😀

Tayla Ellis

No wonder you fell in love with her. She is adorable 💕

She is divine. Thank you for your beautiful hearts and work. 🌹🌹

oh bless her, i hope she makes progress with the splints, you are amazing .Looove her.

Bless her she will do ok she looks like a fighter ❤️🐐

She is so adorable!! And so lucky to have you take her in ♥️

She is adorable, and you guys are wonderful x

Poor wee thing. Hope she comes right very soon

She's adorable

Awwww she’s gorgeous!!!

Awwww she’s gorgeous!!! Atleast forest has the best people to care for her x

You are wonderful people

What an amazing work you do ❤️

Omg Norrie Yelverton!

Awwwww, so beautiful 💕

she's lovey!

Wee darling ❤️

Savanya Ashworth aww forest ❤

Adorable 💕, you guys rock!!! Ronni Bishop is this your new baby or Mums?

You named her Forrest!!! 😍

Nicola Dreadon

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