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Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming are amazing, but they need your help. Please email foster@chaineddog.org.nz for more information. They even provide the food, equipment, medical treatment, training, etc. They just need your time and love!!
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Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming are amazing, but they need your help.  Please email foster@chaineddog.org.nz for more information.  They even provide the food, equipment, medical treatment, training, etc.  They just need your time and love!!

 

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Thanks Shawn Bishop πŸ’•

Sandi Emerson Hannah Bronkhorst

Emma Fryer

Lesli Churchill

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STORM BABIES, Part 3
Here's another of the babies that came in to our animal sanctuary as a result of the recent storm:This young kingfisher was blown out of his nest during a huge storm. He has no tail yet, so is unable to fly. Notice the white tip at the very end of his pea...
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Jamie OL wish this was Kingy

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STORM BABIES, Part 2
Lots of people don't recognise this baby when they see it: it's a kereru, or native wood pigeon. They don't look like the adults when they're so young. They have orange tufts (which look white in this photo, but they're orange). This baby would have been blown from a nest during the storm, while poohing over the edge. If they can't be returned to the nest, I totally LOVE raising kereru. They form a strong lifetime bond with their parents, so cuddling and snuggling is as important as feeding. This is Biddy. She's being spoon fed mashed banana, blueberry and other fruits along with calcium powder. After 2 feeds, she stumbled closer for a snuggle. Just like that, my heart is taken!
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STORM BABIES, Part 2
Lots of people dont recognise this baby when they see it: its a kereru, or native wood pigeon.  They dont look like the adults when theyre so young.  They have orange tufts (which look white in this photo, but theyre orange). This baby would have been blown from a nest during the storm, while poohing over the edge.  If they cant be returned to the nest,  I totally LOVE raising kereru.  They form a strong lifetime bond with their parents, so cuddling and snuggling is as important as feeding.  This is Biddy.  Shes being spoon fed mashed banana, blueberry and other fruits along with calcium powder.  After 2 feeds, she stumbled closer for a snuggle.  Just like that, my heart is taken!

 

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Great!

What a beautiful experience! You deserve every little kereru snuggle you get!

How lovely. Thanks for taking such good care of her and all the other birds.

That is great, we are raising a sparrow so cool to do. unfortunately not able to attach a photo.

Too kind for wordsπŸ˜†

Welcome Biddy 😍 you're in safe hands πŸ˜ƒ

Ooo please add photos as she grows!😍

aww! - how wonderful!

Marleen Ver H this person is more local - north Auckland i believe - maybe you could ask for tips if you still have questions x

Michael ❀ 😍

Mack Smith

John Montgomerie

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STORM BABIES, Part 1
We receive LOTS of baby birds after a big storm like the one a few days ago. They go the the edge of the nest to poop over the side, and get blown out. This baby tui was found in the crook of a tree root, right near the ocean. He was cold and shivering, and wouldn't have survived if the people hadn't picked him up and contacted me. Some babies can be returned to the nest, which is always best, so the parents can continue to raise him and teach him what to eat, where to find native food, etc. But when that's not possible, then we're happy to raise them. This little one was in a bad way from the cold and dehydration, but an electric warming pad and syringe of nectar revived him. It took just 2 feeds for him to understand about a feeding syringe. He's now in a larger cage with several other tuis who also came in from the storm. Soon he'll go into the flight aviary, with about 20 other young tuis. We've exhausted our flax spears (to teach them about feeding from flax flowers) so will put a note out to our neighbours to see if anyone still has any.
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STORM BABIES, Part 1
We receive LOTS of baby birds after a big storm like the one a few days ago. They go the the edge of the nest to poop over the side, and get blown out. This baby tui was found in the crook of a tree root, right near the ocean.  He was cold and shivering, and wouldnt have survived if the people hadnt picked him up and contacted me.  Some babies can be returned to the nest, which is always best, so the parents can continue to raise him and teach him what to eat, where to find native food, etc.  But when thats not possible, then were happy to raise them.  This little one was in a bad way from the cold and dehydration, but an electric warming pad and syringe of nectar revived him.  It took just 2 feeds for him to understand about a feeding syringe.  Hes now in a larger cage with several other tuis who also came in from the storm.  Soon hell go into the flight aviary, with about 20 other young tuis.  Weve exhausted our flax spears (to teach them about feeding from flax flowers) so will put a note out to our neighbours to see if anyone still has any.

 

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Thank you so much dear Shawn for supporting us through to getting "Lucky" the Tui to you...We are in awe of the work you are doing each day and look forward to supporting in the days ahead.

I will bring some flax on Sunday x

My cat bought in 4 baby birds over two days πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I got my partner to go out and check for them on the ground and locked the cats in overnight to try and prevent killing them two trips to the vets later to drop off wee babies two survived I wrap them in a towel in a box put them in hot water cupboard to help with shock give them some water then get them to the vets who will take them it’s sad but glad they take them

What a awesome thing you do

Mack

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2 WEEK FOSTER FOR 3 HENS - FOUND
Thank you to Helen, for fostering the 3 hens for 2 weeks while facilities are being set up for the hens in their new home. You saved the day!!!
Thanks to the other kind people who offered, as well. It's so wonderful to know that there are caring people out there to support us. πŸ™‚
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2 WEEK FOSTER FOR 3 HENS - FOUND
Thank you to Helen, for fostering the 3 hens for 2 weeks while facilities are being set up for the hens in their new home.  You saved the day!!!
Thanks to the other kind people who offered, as well.  Its so wonderful to know that there are caring people out there to support us.  :-)

 

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I can - I’m in Mt Eden, I’ll call Una

I could take them, I have 10 of my own who FR. U will need to bring them out, I’m in Karaka justoff the motorway at Drury. i will fence off a section of my large hen run for them. Can u pm me if interested.

I can take them if they can get to matakana

I can also foster. Dairy flat. Will need to leg tag them though as I have lots of shavers hehe. I have leg tags too however πŸ™‚

Awesome landlord!

What a great landlord!!

Sonya Neverman would you be able to help?

Sharyn Jones

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2 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

This post from one of our volunteers at yesterday's rescue. Being there has a profound effect on the people who help with the rescue. You can't see this stuff up close and personal and ever be the same again... And remember, this is a 'good' farm (relatively, compared with the intensive farms that have 25,000 hens per shed!) All these lives, snuffed out when they reach 18 months old. And I'm really sorry to say, all the hens on free range farms are also killed between 15 - 18 months of age. I'll never EVER buy a commercial egg, or any product containing commercial eggs, ever again. Rescued hens living happily in my backyard forever is the only way to go. (And yes, you can have hens in the suburbs, even Auckland!)Today has been a tough day we have seen some very terrible sights, emaciated hens, hens that are totally terrified, hens with mites and living in total discomfort.

Both Holli and my self totally shocked to see the condition that these lovely animals are living in at the battery farms.
I have taken a couple of very special hens into my care and I am going to publish their story of rehabilitation, and there journey to becoming therapy chickens.

The first photo is of one of my girls moments after she had been taken from her battery cage.

I’m so upset leaving those sheds today. Please stop buying Battery eggs, this must be stopped.

Thank you to Ange from Battery Hen Rescue and Rehoming, Shawn from The Animal Sanctuary and Victoria Egli for all of your help, support, and advice today, you really are an amazing group of people.

If you are thinking about getting some chickens please contact Shawn or Ange as there are plenty of hens needing new loving free range homes.
Charlotte
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This post from one of our volunteers at yesterdays rescue.  Being there has a profound effect on the people who help with the rescue.  You cant see this stuff up close and personal and ever be the same again...  And remember, this is a good farm (relatively, compared with the intensive farms that have 25,000 hens per shed!)  All these lives, snuffed out when they reach 18 months old.  And Im really sorry to say, all the hens on free range farms are also killed between 15 - 18 months of age.  Ill never EVER buy a commercial egg, or any product containing commercial eggs, ever again.  Rescued hens living happily in my backyard forever is the only way to go.  (And yes, you can have hens in the suburbs, even Auckland!)

 

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Don't humans have consciences. Poor poor animals.

These sorts of places should be shut down.....that is SO cruel how these lovely creatures get treated so bad. You people who are saving them, are truly amazing. And the animals have to live this shocking life, because of human greed.....all in the name of money. It's so very sad.

Omg!! This is appalling and to think these bloody poultry farmers think its okay for there hens to look and live like this is even WORSE!! all for the sake of me and others to buy eggs and make them MONEY!! well im going to think about sourcing other ways for my eggs now! πŸ˜“πŸ˜“

How long does a hen naturally live for?

😭I still can't believe how this can be allowed, people getting away with keeping animals in such a cruel way!!😰

I am so happy i do not need to buy eggs anymore after rescuing them from The Animal Sanctuary. My girls lay lovely eggs and they have freedom to roam. Will never buy caged eggs again! 😠

I believe ALL children should be involved in rescues. When I was a young teen my family saved some hens for a battery farm and it had such a profound effect on all of us. I have always tried to source the locally farmed eggs where I can be sure of the quality of their lives. That it still occurs 40 years on is simply sickening. 😑😭

What sort of uncompassionate country turns a blind eye to such practises- a greedy unconscious country that’s who! Shame on poultry farmers who don’t change their ways of making money.

Makes me feel ill, if I can’t afford free range chicken, I don’t get any and always only free range eggs! Everyone needs to get on board here to stop this suffering!

Heaven's forbid..... these beautiful creatures led to this !!! Thank you for taking them in and allowing them to feel love care and respect x

I commend you wonderful people on what you do. Just reading your story brings tears to my eyes.

you are doing a amazing job - please dont stop :-😘😘

So sad. Thank you for saving them. Xx

Poor little critters -

Holy shit! Disgusting.... Sonia Poliquin ...get some rescue hens

Why do they kill them at that age?

Disgusting

Emma Miyanishi

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2 weeks ago

The Animal Sanctuary

BATTERY HENS RESCUED
We had another battery hen rescue today. My ankle is kaput, so Angie took care of the part on site at the battery farm. Below is her post. It's pretty bad. Please adopt, don't buy commercial eggs.MAD. BLOODY MAD 😞

I’ve arrived home from another morning spent at the battery sheds. Another 200 odd hens safe with new families. How am I feeling?

Defeated.

Literally my body is overflowing with rage. There were so many hens that I found today suffering. Hens emaciated, hens with prolapses, hens scared out of their dam heads, hens manic in their desperation to push out from their cages.

This is ONE farm. There are hundreds similar (and way way worse) sprinkled all over our country.

I carried two hens to the sunlight. Free. And just now watched them take their final breath in the vet’s arms. Their bodies so seriously spent that the light had died in their eyes already.

I’m broken leaving those sheds today. Because there is no ending for the torture these creatures must endure, until people choose cruelty free.

Choose cruelty free. It’s so simple πŸ˜₯
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BATTERY HENS RESCUED
We had another battery hen rescue today.  My ankle is kaput, so Angie took care of the part on site at the battery farm.  Below is her post.  Its pretty bad.  Please adopt, dont buy commercial eggs.

 

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An absolute disgrace! They should put these photos on the packaging in the supermarkets! Well done to those working hard and having to see this in order to help.

spca and council refuse to fo amnything to help ch ch dumped roostersb so thdy are attached and eaten .makes so angry as i feed them along with others who care enough

Happy to take some more if you're needing homes. 6 of my 9 chooks (including the rooster) are rescues, along with the geese, ducks, goat and dogs!

I finally have a chicken run built at my new home but no chooks to live in it! I'd love some rescue hens. When is the next rescue?

Hope your looking after that ankle Shawn, gosh you have been in the wars lately. Rest up let me know if there's anything I can do ☺️

It shouldnt be a choice anymore, it should be free range eggs only. Supermarkets need to make a stand against buying cruelty free eggs. Something needs to change its so sad

We put (or used to) disgusting photo's on cigarette packets of the effects of tobacco on the human body.......but let's keep selling them because we (The Government) make billions of dollars from them each year. Lets start putting pictures of these poor, poor birds on the egg cartons that these are farmed from.......but lets keep farming them this way because they are a big corporation that pay millions of dollars each year. Absolutely inhumane and disgusting!!! Seems animal abuse is acceptable in New Zealand. Very, very sad.

Buy blue tick eggs a blue sticker on the cartons which is an accreditation by the spca 'free range' is a big marketing pull it doesn't mean much in terms of the hens welfare

Thank you for what you do.. I'm in charge of over 250 chooks at my work.. totally free to roam and it is totally do-able. i have shared your post in hope to awaken those that do the house hold food shop look twice at the lables. This has to stop! Thank you again for your efforts for these poor girls xoxo

The progress is so bloody slow it just makes me so sad and angry. I've been signing things and so on since the 80s !!! And this is only here. And only the egg producing hens not the poor ones for eating. Worldwide. But bless you all for your work and commitment - it's so awesome and so important. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Knowing how amazing chickens are as 'people', this is too tragic. Kia kaha and keep up the awesome mahi!

I am sad of course but also very angry angry because this should not be happening to any living soul disgusting.......those poor things.

I have never bought caged Hens Eggs. It sickens me knowing that this inhumane cruelty is still ongoing in our Country. C,mon New Zealanders remove one little unnecessary sugary item from your shopping list and replace with the Free to roam Hens Eggs..

It is so blimin sad and heartbreaking seeing the hens when they are first released but just remember how many you have helped. It is hard not to be defeated.. but look at what is changing, people are becoming more aware and changes are being made, and more is on the way. Just a slow process unfortunately. Thank you for all your hard work xx

When are they going to shut down these places of hell?

Yep that's disgusting . Never support this cruel industry . Go vegan.

So sad 😭 Can’t believe people still buy battery hen eggs πŸ₯šπŸ£πŸ£

Thank you Angie (an Angel) and all of you for the great job you do in helping the hens. I am so grateful there are some good caring people to help these hens. I too feel enraged that the cruelty is allowed to continue. I only wish people would realise that it is never right to treat animals of any kind in this cruel way. How can the owners of these farms sleep at night? They obviously have no heart or soul...they should be punished... Please do not buy eggs from these torture chambers as then you are part of the problem. Choose cruelty free even if it costs a few cents more. Think about the hens. They deserve to be treated with respect and care, free to do what hens love to do.... The government needs to step in and ban battery hen farming for good.

I'll be able to take 6....

How can I help ?

The condition of those poor hens, thank you for rescuing them x

Oh my. Oh my. Heart breaking. I love seeing my little ones scampering around knowing they are free. God it's dreadful.

Huge hugs to all involved.. the more educating the more folk are turning <3

ONLY BUY CAGE FREE EGGS. Never buy Caged Eggs.

Big thank you for rescuing all these hens.

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SHED, NO MORE
What a storm! We had a metal storage shed near the hen barn, filled with bags of chook pellets. The next morning, we had a wooden floor and wet bags of pellets standing in the rain, and a twisted heap of metal that had flown to another paddock. It's like a tornado went through!
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SHED, NO MORE
What a storm!  We had a metal storage shed near the hen barn, filled with bags of chook pellets.  The next morning, we had a wooden floor and wet bags of pellets standing in the rain, and a twisted heap of metal that had flown to another paddock.  Its like a tornado went through!

 

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Hope all the animals are safe πŸ’—. Would have been scary for the poor loves.

Will the grain be okay once it's dried out?

Please message me in regards to helping you get another one sorted x

If you still have your old horse float Sue Marshall maybe The Animal Sanctuary could put it to use

We still have no power here they pushed the time back πŸ˜”

Oh no!

Stay safeπŸ’œ

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OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR DEAF DOG RESCUE/FOSTER
I'm blown away by the number of people who have offered to help German couple Nina & Olli with the young deaf Huntaway they have rescued. They needed to foster him with someone near Auckland until they return to NZ in May. I was afraid there would be no response... but the offers have been incredible! Ollie wrote "Thank you so much!!! Nina and I started to respond to the many mails and comments on Facebook. We're overwhelmed! We will let you know when we found somebody. Amazed, Nina & Olli"
Thanks to our Animal Sanctuary supporters who shared and responded. As usual, you totally rock!!
And if you didn't get to foster this lovely boy, please consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ
They're an amazing group, and could really use your help!
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OVERWHELMING RESPONSE FOR DEAF DOG RESCUE/FOSTER
Im blown away by the number of people who have offered to help German couple Nina & Olli with the young deaf Huntaway they have rescued.  They needed to foster him with someone near Auckland until they return to NZ in May.  I was afraid there would be no response... but the offers have been incredible!  Ollie wrote Thank you so much!!! Nina and I started to respond to the many mails and comments on Facebook. Were overwhelmed! We will let you know when we found somebody.  Amazed, Nina & Olli
Thanks to our Animal Sanctuary supporters who shared and responded.  As usual, you totally rock!!
And if you didnt get to foster this lovely boy, please consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ  
Theyre an amazing group, and could really use your help!

 

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If you didn't get to foster this dog, perhaps you'd consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming? They're AMAZING, and could really use your help! www.facebook.com/chaineddogrehabnz/

Maybe all those lovely offers of other foster homes could be re directed to rescue groups like Chained Dog Rehabilitation πŸ˜€ they are always looking for offers of lovely foster homes Stephanie Patricia

Deaf dogs are awesome and really not a big obsticle too, they pick up sign language really quickly, respond well to a vibration collar and have amazing eye contact. More people should consider them πŸ™‚ you guys are really kind for loving Olli

Amazing thing to do - great couple.

UPDATE Our lovely puppy named "Emmett McSnuggle" has found a great fosterhome. We still have to see, if he is okay with it, but we are all very optimistic and I have got a very good feeling β™‘ So I would like to thank you all again for your response and the offers!!

There is also a group that specifically rehomes old working dogs from farms. It was on the National Radio farming programme recently, so if people are after a huntaway, that'd be another option.

Yay a happy ending I hope

Great stuff πŸ˜€

Awesome. What a lucky doggy.😊

Thank you

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URGENT: DEAF DOG RESCUE
FOSTERER NEEDED, approx. 4 months
From German tourists: β€œWe fell in love with a young dog on a sheep farm. The dog was bred as a Huntaway, but unfortunately he is deaf. So the owner can't use him and will "get rid" of him. We want to save the dog and take him with us to Germany. We need a fosterer while we are traveling in Asia, as we already paid the flights and homestays there. We would of course pay for everything necessary for fostering.
NOTE: UPDATE: Several offers have come through, and details are being worked out. If you didn't get to foster this lovely boy, perhaps you'd consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ? They're AMAZING, and could really use your help!
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URGENT: DEAF DOG RESCUE 
FOSTERER NEEDED, approx. 4 months
From German tourists:  β€œWe fell in love with a young dog on a sheep farm. The dog was bred as a Huntaway, but unfortunately he is deaf. So the owner cant use him and will get rid of him. We want to save the dog and take him with us to Germany. We need a fosterer while we are traveling in Asia, as we already paid the flights and homestays there. We would of course pay for everything necessary for fostering. 
NOTE: UPDATE:  Several offers have come through, and details are being worked out.  If you didnt get to foster this lovely boy, perhaps youd consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming NZ?  Theyre AMAZING, and could really use your help!

 

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For all the wonderful people who offered to help: If you don't foster this dog, perhaps you'd consider fostering for or adopting from Chained Dog Rehabilitation and Rehoming? They're AMAZING, and could really use your help. www.facebook.com/chaineddogrehabnz/

PM me, we can probably help. We are in Wellington with a big backyard and already have a dog and teenagers who will love him!

Wont he need to go into quarantine before he arrives in Germany???

I have an older Schnauzer who is now completely deaf but has easily learned sign language with me. He seems to be able to pick up our loudly ringing doorbell and a piercing whistle I happened to have, maybe the vibrations. Thankyou, for deciding to rescue this lovely young dog and I do hope everything goes smoothly for you getting him back to Germany. He will probably need coats in the winter! Ich liebe dich sehr.

Georgie O'Neill

What an awesome couple. Hope a foster person can be found. I live in the middle of Wellington city with no outdoor area suitable unfortunately

Where do u want him placed

We are in auckland our family would be more then happy to help

You are fantastic people πŸ™‚ lucky dog and safe travels guys,that's so exciting that ul be taking him home with you,well done πŸ™‚

I live in Dunedin and have a huge fully fenced section beside the beach.I have 3 old darling cocker spaniels and if he could be bought to me I would love to foster him.

How kind and wonderful. What lovely people you are. πŸ’œπŸ’œ

I can foster I'm in levin

Email sent. 😊

Eine tolle Aktion von euch, dass ihr diesen Hund retten wollt. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Kann ich euch irgendwie von hier aus helfen? Liebe GrΓΌsse

Thanks for saving him! Sorry we can't help at present 😒

What amazing people you are. I wish that I could help but have two dogs of my own and the council would not allow me to keep an extra dog.

A lot of kind Dog people you are all wonderful

Juliet Matthew temporary friend for Bobby?! πŸ–€

Awesome! !!

What a lovely story.

Wow what amazing people

I love Huntaways. Hope you can find a carer for him..

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Riana Murray sounds like your thing 😊

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