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UH-OH
Benji & Poppy got bored with all of our attention being on the hen rescues, and decided to command a bit of attention for themselves. Poppy's face is clearly saying "I didn't do it, Mum. Benji did it!" (And to our other Poppy, the human volunteer: I'm sad to say that the sweet little doll you knitted us for Christmas... is no more!)
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UH-OH
Benji & Poppy got bored with all of our attention being on the hen rescues, and decided to command a bit of attention for themselves.  Poppys face is clearly saying I didnt do it, Mum.  Benji did it!  (And to our other Poppy, the human volunteer: Im sad to say that the sweet little doll you knitted us for Christmas... is no more!)

 

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It just blew up! Our dog when he was a pup completely chewed his new bed and it really did look like a explosion of green stuff in our laundry πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Whereas Benji's face is like "Look what I did mum"

Hahahahaha πŸ˜‚ my dog has done that also a few times

Benji looks super stoked with himself!!

are you sure it didnt explode Mum??

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HEN RESCUE TODAY
Last week we rescued 400 young laying hens. Today we were hoping to rescue another 450, but found out yesterday that we can only remove 200. We're a bit gutted, BUT have to remember to be thankful that we can save the 200 beautiful girls. That makes 600 hens in just over a week, which we're proud of. Each hen will be wormed upon arrival, as in the photo below. Ronni has been amazing, doing interviews and approving adoptions non-stop. Our rescue team left as early as 5 a.m. for today's rescue: Jules, Sinead, Carla, Dani, Raylene, Hartley, Yeliz, and fosterers Jacqi & Lynne. We're blessed with such wonderful people!
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HEN RESCUE TODAY
Last week we rescued 400 young laying hens.  Today we were hoping to rescue another 450, but found out yesterday that we can only remove 200.  Were a bit gutted, BUT have to remember to be thankful that we can save the 200 beautiful girls.  That makes 600 hens in just over a week, which were proud of.  Each hen will be wormed upon arrival, as in the photo below.  Ronni has been amazing, doing interviews and approving adoptions non-stop.  Our rescue team left as early as 5 a.m. for todays rescue: Jules, Sinead, Carla, Dani, Raylene, Hartley, Yeliz, and fosterers Jacqi & Lynne.  Were blessed with such wonderful people!

 

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I would be interested in homing 5. Is pick up in Dairy Flat?

Well done guys

My 6 new hens are fitting right in. Thank you Dani & team. You do a great job.

I just love my rescued hens but I want somebody to rescue the dumped roosters that face a cold wet winter with no shelter here in Christchurch

very privalidged to be part of a wonderful team - I had a great day!!

Amazing work!!

You are marvellous!

you are amazing!

Bless you πŸ’–

Graceful mercy

Ronni Bishop you little star 🌟

Bridget Robertson this is what you were talking about eh?

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THE GIFT OF HEN RESCUE!
We were contacted by a workplace team who wanted to give a special present to their Team Leader, Lorraine Maguire, who was leaving. Lorraine is a massive animal lover, so the team chipped in and donated $200.80 toward our next hen rescue, in Lorraine’s name. How creative is that?!
The following week Yeshe, one of the team members, made a second contribution of $25 toward our next hen rescue as a birthday present to her brother, Pema. So cool!
We remembered them during our hen rescue last Sunday, and appreciated that they helped make that rescue happen. And of course we have named 3 of the hens: Lorraine, Pema, and Yeshe!!
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THE GIFT OF HEN RESCUE!
We were contacted by a workplace team who wanted to give a special present to their Team Leader, Lorraine Maguire, who was leaving.  Lorraine is a massive animal lover, so the team chipped in and donated $200.80 toward our next hen rescue, in Lorraine’s name.  How creative is that?!
The following week Yeshe, one of the team members, made a second contribution of $25 toward our next hen rescue as a birthday present to her brother, Pema.  So cool!
We remembered them during our hen rescue last Sunday, and appreciated that they helped make that rescue happen.  And of course we have named 3 of the hens: Lorraine, Pema, and Yeshe!!

 

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I absolutely love that my team chose to rescue hens for my leaving present. I cried on the day when I found out and I am crying again reading this. And I so love that I now have a hen named after me. Thanks to my amazing team, to you at the Animal Sanctuary for rescuing animals and to anyone who rescues animals in need.

Don't know if anyone has told you today but.... YOU ARE AN AWESOME TEAM!!!!! You amaze me with the kind things and work you do to help animals. You often bring tears to my eyes with your stories. On behalf of all those you help THANK YOU.

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MORE HENS TO RESCUE (Auckland)
On Sunday we uplifted 400 young hens that were scheduled for cull (that means slaughter). Of the 1600 hens we couldn't take, 800 are being killed today. But the other 800 aren't scheduled until next Wednesday, and the farmer has offered for us to take more. Sooooo... we're doing an extra rescue on Tuesday! Ronni has been on the phone and computer absolutely non-stop, interviewing possible adopters. If we can find homes for all the hens we took on Sunday, then we'll have empty barns that we can fill up again on Tuesday. If you're keen to adopt, complete our adoption form on animalsanctuary.co.nz/adopt-an-ex-battery-hen/
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MORE HENS TO RESCUE (Auckland)
On Sunday we uplifted 400 young hens that were scheduled for cull (that means slaughter).  Of the 1600 hens we couldnt take, 800 are being killed today.  But the other 800 arent scheduled until next Wednesday, and the farmer has offered for us to take more.  Sooooo... were doing an extra rescue on Tuesday!  Ronni has been on the phone and computer absolutely non-stop, interviewing possible adopters.  If we can find homes for all the hens we took on Sunday, then well have empty barns that we can fill up again on Tuesday.  If youre keen to adopt, complete our adoption form on https://animalsanctuary.co.nz/adopt-an-ex-battery-hen/

 

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We will take 10-20 !! We are in west auckland

Can I have 20 please

I Ve filled in the form but having trouble sending, I would like 6 girls to live with my existing hens. Free ranging in orchard, live Ahuroa.

Can we have 5 to join our 6 free range hens!

Hi Shawn - great work with the rescue! Where are the pick up points, please (aside Matakana and Pukekohe). I might have a chat to hubby to see if we can add another couple to our flock. We've adopted off you and Angie before πŸ™‚

If can take 6 but cant collect till next week end i live in Northland

We have adopted before. If you are headed to Blenhiem, sign us up. Vegan so would never eat these girls and free range.

Yes I'll have 4 my girl is on her own now xxx

If anyones got a chicken house they could give me in auckland I could take some πŸ™‚

Hens are such lovely pets! Real characters and those ladies will love you forever if they can get retirement in a loving home πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ’–

Andrea Graham Alison Emery

Interested, please pm me

Kirstin Reynolds ?? Get some more chickies ??

Still got 7 left of the 10 we adopted 3 years ago. Not amazing at laying but very friendly:-)

How far north do you come

Lisa Nicole more chickens? πŸ˜‹

Shared on my page, you never know...

that is awesome that you have rescued the chickens

Paula Denby-Gibbs have any of your ones been rescues? πŸ™‚

Megan Wynyard know of anyone that would like some?

Yes yes yes want some !🐣🐣😍

Will Weston maybe we can adopt some rescue chooks?

Christian Morris there’s a collection point in Albany too

Yasmin Davis I know mark isn't keen but any friends might be?

Kari Owen you know anyone who wants some chooks?

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400 HENS SAVED ON SUNDAY
The hen rescue on Sunday was a great success. We were able to take away exactly 400 young laying hens who were scheduled to be culled. They are now going to slaughter-free homes where they'll live their full lives. It took a LOT of caring people to make this happen:

FOSTERERS - Thank you to Dani, Jacqi, Lynne, Hartley, Raylene and the team at The Animal Sanctuary for giving the hens a safe place to transition while they wait for their forever homes.

DRIVERS - transporting 400 hens up to 175 kms is no easy task, but these people made it happen. Thanks to Carla, Jules & Fraser, Bryce & Claire, Sinead, Natalie, Aya, Victoria, Sarah, Dani, Lita, Lisa & Stephanie, and Lynne. They'd still be there if it wasn't for you!

HANDLERS - When the hens arrive at their fosterers location, they need to be quickly unloaded, removed from the transport cages to cool down, and be wormed before being taken to their foster barn. By coincidence, the Auckland University Animal Rights Group had planned a working bee at The Animal Sanctuary for the day of the rescue. About 19 of them were here to help with all of that for the 251 hens who came here. What perfect timing! Ronni, Marion, MIchael, Kelly and Amanda were incredible for their part. And thanks to the drivers who doubled as handlers - you had a VERY long day!

Thanks also to Donna, for allowing us to rescue these hens. We very much appreciate your willingness to work with us. It fills our hearts and souls to be able to do this.
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400 HENS SAVED ON SUNDAY
The hen rescue on Sunday was a great success.  We were able to take away exactly 400 young laying hens who were scheduled to be culled.  They are now going to slaughter-free homes where theyll live their full lives.  It took a LOT of caring people to make this happen:

FOSTERERS - Thank you to Dani, Jacqi, Lynne, Hartley, Raylene and the team at The Animal Sanctuary for giving the hens a safe place to transition while they wait for their forever homes.

DRIVERS - transporting 400 hens up to 175 kms is no easy task, but these people made it happen.  Thanks to Carla, Jules & Fraser, Bryce & Claire, Sinead, Natalie, Aya, Victoria, Sarah, Dani, Lita, Lisa & Stephanie, and Lynne.  Theyd still be there if it wasnt for you!

HANDLERS - When the hens arrive at their fosterers location, they need to be quickly unloaded, removed from the transport cages to cool down, and be wormed before being taken to their foster barn.  By coincidence, the Auckland University Animal Rights Group had planned a working bee at The Animal Sanctuary for the day of the rescue.  About 19 of them were here to help with all of that for the 251 hens who came here.  What perfect timing! Ronni, Marion, MIchael, Kelly and Amanda were incredible for their part.  And thanks to the drivers who doubled as handlers - you had a VERY long day!

Thanks also to Donna, for allowing us to rescue these hens.  We very much appreciate your willingness to work with us.  It fills our hearts and souls to be able to do this.

 

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Already got five .last two were dumped poff with roosters can any body help me regime roosters that are dumped so sad they get so wet cold .no shelter in Christchurch .

On behalf of the hens, thank you so much for saving us.πŸ’–

I am thinking about getting some hens. I have a fenced garden and would like them to be free range. How doable is that? can you refer me to a how to article of any sort. thanks

Bless each and every one of you for your work in saving these beautiful animals. πŸ’–

Thank you. P.Lee

Awesome

great effort by all, hope the Henriettas all find nice loving forever homes πŸ™‚

What very lucky girls they are. You people are just amazing

Thanks for saving them ❀️️

Thank you ❀

Bless you all❀️❀️❀️❀️

Thank you Aya πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’œ

Amazing work πŸ™‚

Bert IdzerdaπŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ”πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ“πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

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GOOD FRIDAY
Dan, Maureen, Scott and Anne completed several great projects on Friday in preparation for the big hen rescue on Sunday. My favourites were the beautiful gates that they put in for the entrances to some of the hen yards. No more trying to climb over chicken wire, tripping and spilling and knocking the fence down! Now we can very elegantly open the gate and walk through. So much safer, for both the humans and the hens! Thanks so much.
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GOOD FRIDAY
Dan, Maureen, Scott and Anne completed several great projects on Friday in preparation for the big hen rescue on Sunday.  My favourites were the beautiful gates that they put in for the entrances to some of the hen yards.  No more trying to climb over chicken wire, tripping and spilling and knocking the fence down!  Now we can very elegantly open the gate and walk through.  So much safer, for both the humans and the hens!  Thanks so much.

 

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And here's another one:

Nice setup

What a cute little fairytale house in the forest😊

Very nice πŸ‘

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2 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

CHRISTCHURCH RABBITS:
Remember, the vaccine takes up to 21 days to kick in, so protect your rabbit until then...The new rabbit virus has now been released in Canterbury ... please protect your pets. Rabbit vaccination day next Thursday 19th April.
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CHRISTCHURCH RABBITS:
Remember, the vaccine takes up to 21 days to kick in, so protect your rabbit until then...

 

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Important message but I doubt I have seen that many typo's in one poster.

We are truly disgusting creatures! P.Lee

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HEN RESCUE THIS SUNDAY
It's short notice, but we're thrilled to have the opportunity to rescue young laying hens this weekend. They're not quite 17 months old. The farm has 2000 hens scheduled to be killed next week, so we're working overtime to interview and approve good adopters before then. If you would like to provide a great home for some beautiful young hens, please complete our adoption form at animalsanctuary.co.nz/adopt-an-ex-battery-hen/
I'm not sure if they'll be brown or white, so will update when I know. Please share, so we can save as many hens as possible. Thanks.
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HEN RESCUE THIS SUNDAY
Its short notice, but were thrilled to have the opportunity to rescue young laying hens this weekend.  Theyre not quite 17 months old.  The farm has 2000 hens scheduled to be killed next week, so were working overtime to interview and approve good adopters before then.  If you would like to provide a great home for some beautiful young hens, please complete our adoption form at https://animalsanctuary.co.nz/adopt-an-ex-battery-hen/
Im not sure if theyll be brown or white, so will update when I know.  Please share, so we can save as many hens as possible.  Thanks.

 

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Hi are they caged or free rage. I can take 30 maybe 40 but I am in Whangarei area. They will be free ranged here at my place

Hi Shawn would we be able to take another 5 girls please? We only have 3 left of the 7 we got early last year 😒

If I can get them to Southland sure ? They’ll be happy free ranging on our farm

Hi Shawn I could take 4 as a couple of my old girls have gone to cookie heaven πŸ˜” could only pick them up Monday though as I'm away for the weekend

Hi I'm keen as If anyone is coming north they would live a happy life free range here in kaeo happy to pick up from whangarei north

Can you hold them for a month. I have a coop and run in pieces - we’ve been waiting for a building project to finish so we can put them up. It should be done in the next 2 weeks, then I’d need a couple of weeks to get coop re built. We could take 8-10

Hi Shawn, I Have adopted before and would love to add say 4 more hens. We are in Kumeu and last time picked up from Vanessa is Kaukapakapa

Are there any left?

I can't access the information page on the website. What area of space do you need per chicken?

Hi Shawn I could take a couple. I got 2 from you 3 years ago and unfortunately one died Easter morning. I am away from grday 13th untill 15th May so if you could please hold them for me. Regards Ann

hey i only just saw this, is it too late to fill out da form & adopt sum?

Email won't send😊

Where are they

I could take 4, Im in bay of islands area but could pick up from whangarei, is that an option?

where would pick up be please?

Tried to email but it failed

Id like to possibly take 4 brown . we in Paparoa. What is the price also?

Hi Shawn, we could take 3. We still have 2 of yours from 3 years ago so they've had a pretty happy post production life.

Trying to share but for some reason it won't let me.

We can take 10

Do they freight them around the country?

hi we have lifestyle block out maungatapere could take on as much as 40_ 50 they would run with our hens😁 Sami Crompton what you reckon

Michelle Conner. Any room in your coop? How are your 'girls' doing... still all present and correct?

Elizabeth Lewis??

Lorraine Greenman

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2 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

BUNNY RESCUE
I got a message from a kind man who had rescued a domestic rabbit. While at someone's house, he saw a rabbit in a hutch that obviously hadn't been cared for in a looooong time. The hutch was filthy, and the man thought the rabbit's feet were deformed. He convinced the "owner" to give up the rabbit, and brought her to us. It turns out that she'd never had exercise or claw clipping, so she had incredibly long claws that literally crippled her. Ronni trimmed them, and the dear rabbit was immediately happier. Now named April, this sweetheart is a really friendly snuggle bunny, in spite of the neglect she was subjected to. We're taking her to Nick the vet tomorrow for a thorough check, and to have her speyed if she hasn't been desexed. She'll also get her vaccination. After that, April will be ready for a loving home where she can get love, attention and exercise. If you're interested, please contact us on animalsanctuary.co.nz
NOTE: IF YOU HAVEN'T HAD YOUR RABBIT VACCINATED AGAINST THE VIRUS, NICK IS OPENING A VIAL FOR US IN OREWA TOMORROW. IT'S ONLY GOOD FOR 1 DAY, SO IT'LL BE CHEAPER FOR YOU IF YOU GO IN TOMORROW TO SHARE THE VIAL. CALL THEM TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 09-421 0118
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BUNNY RESCUE 
I got a message from a kind man who had rescued a domestic rabbit.  While at someones house, he saw a rabbit in a hutch that obviously hadnt been cared for in a looooong time.  The hutch was filthy, and the man  thought the rabbits feet were deformed.  He convinced the owner to give up the rabbit, and brought her to us.  It turns out that shed never had exercise or claw clipping, so she had incredibly long claws that literally crippled her.  Ronni trimmed them, and the dear rabbit was immediately happier.  Now named April, this sweetheart is a really friendly snuggle bunny, in spite of the neglect she was subjected to.  Were taking her to Nick the vet tomorrow for a thorough check, and to have her speyed if she hasnt been desexed.  Shell also get her vaccination.  After that, April will be ready for a loving home where she can get love, attention and exercise.  If youre interested, please contact us on animalsanctuary.co.nz
NOTE:  IF YOU HAVENT HAD YOUR RABBIT VACCINATED AGAINST THE VIRUS, NICK IS OPENING A VIAL FOR US IN OREWA TOMORROW.  ITS ONLY GOOD FOR 1 DAY, SO ITLL BE CHEAPER FOR YOU IF YOU GO IN TOMORROW TO SHARE THE VIAL.  CALL THEM TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ON 09-421 0118Image attachment

 

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Thank God for that man and for you. Why do people get pets then stand by and neglect them? I don't understand it.

How much for the shot?

Do you have a number I can give you a call on

How many people got a rabbit for Easter that will.be treated.the same when the novelty wears off. It really annoys me, pets are for life.

That kind man deserves a bloody pat on the back! Good job that man πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Good grief poor bunny. Happy days ahead!

Warm cuddles & sloppy kisses to April πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ’– Many thanks to the kind man who rescued her ☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️

Thank you to that gentleman

Will spread the word!

lovely rabbit!

Ngareta Barnett wow

Ainsley Cole

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2 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

Photos from Meenie's birthday party. He had a cool hat, but wouldn't wear it. He loved his birthday cake, though! Marion, Ronni and Kelly gave him a great party for his wonderful 3 year celebration. ...

Photos from Meenies birthday party. He had a cool hat, but wouldnt wear it. He loved his birthday  cake, though!  Marion, Ronni and Kelly gave him a great party for his wonderful 3 year celebration.Image attachment
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