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NICE THINGS PART 1
For the next few posts, I want to share some of the nice things that people have done for our animals in the past few months.
First off, thanks to Dionne of The Fur Shed Grooming. As summer began, Dionne came all the way up to The Animal Sanctuary to give our furball Benji a “proper groom”. What a difference!! Benji had been just laying around a lot, but after his haircut he raced around like a new dog. I was so impressed with Dionne’s skill and patience. She’s a total professional. Dionne is available at Pets North in The Grange, Warkworth, from Monday through Saturday by appointment. Her email is thefurshedgrooming@gmail.com Thanks again, Dionne!
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NICE THINGS PART 1
For the next few posts, I want to share some of the nice things that people have done for our animals in the past few months.
First off, thanks to Dionne of The Fur Shed Grooming.  As summer began, Dionne came all the way up to The Animal Sanctuary to give our furball Benji a “proper groom”.  What a difference!! Benji had been just laying around a lot, but after his haircut he raced around like a new dog.  I was so impressed with Dionne’s skill and patience.  She’s a total professional.  Dionne is available at Pets North in The Grange, Warkworth, from Monday through Saturday by appointment.  Her email is thefurshedgrooming@gmail.com  Thanks again, Dionne!

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I didn't know that Pets North had a groomer!!! The silly schnauzers are currently sporting Mum cuts.....

that cant be the same dog, im sure you have swapped it cant believe it wow

Benji will be feeling alot cooler now 😄

You are very welcome he was such a sweetie 😀

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BIG WILLIE
Wow. It was 7 years ago today that we moved Willie to his forever home. We'd been trying so desperately to save him, and thank goodness Leanne came to the rescue by offering Willie a home. We had an expert move Willie, as his horns were so wide he wouldn't fit into a normal truck, and the stock movers were all afraid he'd damage their truck. But the whisperer gently led Willie down the road and right into his open top truck, absolutely no problem. I could follow Willie's progress from Waiuku to the north, because people were posting "I just saw a truck with horns sticking out of the top go past!" and "Hey, I just saw Willie go by!" It was remarkable. Every time I drive by his home and see Willie enjoying life, I'm happy all over again, and forever indebted to Leanne for her kindness in providing a home for this gentle giant.
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BIG WILLIE
Wow.  It was 7 years ago today that we moved Willie to his forever home.  Wed been trying so desperately to save him, and thank goodness Leanne came to the rescue by offering Willie a home.  We had an expert move Willie, as his horns were so wide he wouldnt fit into a normal truck, and the stock movers were all afraid hed damage their truck.  But the whisperer gently led Willie down the road and right into his open top truck, absolutely no problem.  I could follow Willies progress from Waiuku to the north, because people were posting I just saw a truck with horns sticking out of the top go past! and Hey, I just saw Willie go by!  It was remarkable.  Every time I drive by his home and see Willie enjoying life, Im happy all over again, and forever indebted to Leanne for her kindness in providing a home for this gentle giant.

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Thanks shawn we do love him even with his fence wrecking ways lol the electric worked for a while but he has learnt how to get to the wires around it, so round 3 of fence fixing and willie proofing will commence lol but I could never get rid of him I get a huge kick off asking people if they want to come and look at and pat my fat willie 😂🤣😂🤣

It was a real roller coaster at the time. I love this big boy and I always love to see him happy with his Poppy x

He's adorable!! 😍 I just wanna pat him, too cute. Job well done

Oh he is a stunner, and yes he would be a real conversation piece, much better than a coffee table book 😁😁

What a beautiful healthy happy animal he is now👍🙂

He is just gorgeous <3

He's gorgeous 😍

I see him a lot. Always say hello to him, he seems so content and I can't believe it is that long ago.

Such a handsome lad ❤️

Cant think of a better home 4 any animal than with de Stringers. I Love this family, they helped me with 2 rescued ponies, and i will b forever grateful. C u soon

He is so beautiful!!

Handsome soul he is too

Wonderful outcome, so good to hear.

Love him !

Handsome boy!

Aw beautiful

Big Willie....live the name, esp for a large Bull 😂😂😂

Oh geeeeze them horns looks scary!!!!

William Sommers big Willie ❤️

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LULU'S NEW SHADE SAIL
Lulu has a house and a shade porch, but loves to lie in her wallow on the side of her house. That means her lower half is cooling in the mud, but her back is baking in the sun. So, we undertook to build a shadesail over her wallow. The funds raised from Halimah's cookie fundraiser paid for the posthole borer rental, the posts, the concrete, the shadesail, and the hardware. The labour was lovingly provided by Greg and Clare, who worked incredibly hard in extreme heat to break that sunbaked ground. The result: a lovely extension that allows Lulu to wallow without burning. Lucky pig!! A thousand hanks to Halimah, Greg and Clare for this much needed project. xoxo
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LULUS NEW SHADE SAIL
Lulu has a house and a shade porch, but loves to lie in her wallow on the side of her house.  That means her lower half is cooling in the mud, but her back is baking in the sun. So, we undertook to build a shadesail over her wallow.  The funds raised from Halimahs cookie fundraiser paid for the posthole borer rental, the posts, the concrete, the shadesail, and the hardware.  The labour was lovingly provided by Greg and Clare, who worked incredibly hard in extreme heat to break that sunbaked ground.   The result: a lovely extension that allows Lulu to wallow without burning.  Lucky pig!!  A thousand hanks to Halimah, Greg and Clare for this much needed project.  xoxo

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Shawn are you having issues with those white water tanks growing green algae inside? How do you deal with that?

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PAINTING THE PIG
Our beautiful big white pig, Lulu, can burn badly in the hot summer sun. So we need to "paint" her with sunblock to keep her safe.
Watch the video below to learn more.
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Lulu aka Lucky the pig from A Kiwi Farmstay living the life 🙂 You guys are amazing

I rub my baby pig (3 months) with SPF 50 sunscreen every day... those little big ears are so vulnerable and the top of that nose...

More shade areas such as trees and sails etc?

I have a cow I need to put sunscreen on 😊

She needs a rashie 😉 Maybe Esther the wonder pig's tailor could send you some of her hog couture? ❤

she needs a UV suit.lol

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MARGE NEEDS A LOVING HOME AS AN ONLY HEN
Marge was a rescued hen. She had an eye infection, and in spite of treatment now only has one eye. Her human mum, Poppy, is moving overseas. Poppy says “It breaks my heart that we have rehome Marge as she plays such a huge part of my life - I work from home and she spends most of her day with me in the office or in my house with the dogs. We need to find her an amazing new home, and I hope she’ll be able to live a similar life and be happy. Marge is around 4 years old now and has just stopped laying regularly. She loves our dogs and cuddles up with them and answers to her name if we call her. She pretty much acts like a dog, haha. Shes met a few chickens in the past but never warmed up to them even after weeks of introductions.” If you’ve been looking for a hen companion to be your new buddy, please contact Poppy directly on 021 168 7107. Marge is in Bayswater at the moment, but transport can be arranged. This one is a challenge as it’s a special home and a special heart that are needed, so please share if you know someone… Thanks.
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MARGE NEEDS A LOVING HOME AS AN ONLY HEN
Marge was a rescued hen.  She had an eye infection, and in spite of treatment now only has one eye.  Her human mum, Poppy, is moving overseas.  Poppy says “It breaks my heart that we have rehome Marge as she plays such a huge part of my life - I work from home and she spends most of her day with me in the office or in my house with the dogs. We need to find her an amazing new home, and I hope she’ll be able to live a similar life and be happy. Marge is around 4 years old now and has just stopped laying regularly. She loves our dogs and cuddles up with them and answers to her name if we call her. She pretty much acts like a dog, haha.  Shes met a few chickens in the past but never warmed up to them even after weeks of introductions.”  If you’ve been looking for a hen companion to be your new buddy, please contact Poppy directly on 021 168 7107.  Marge is in Bayswater at the moment, but transport can be arranged.  This one is a challenge as it’s a special home and a special heart that are needed, so please share if you know someone…  Thanks.

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I would love to offer her a loving home.she would be well looked after.i have chook friendly dogs and cats .funny how all our hens have names starting with M. Ive have Molly Matilda and Mildred. Please p.m me

Marge is lovely. What does she need for a home. I have 2 cats one is a hunter so not sure whether that would be a good mix? Also have 2 rabbits. Thank you

If you haven’t found a home, I can take her. We have a one eyed bantam too and she also hangs on her own. We have a stable she can have on her own and 17 acres of free range land. We have taken 4 of your hens before and they are happy in their own flock.

Lovely girl, so hope there is a special home out there. We had a solo hen (caramel, because of her gorgeous colouring) for 5 years, long after she stopped laying. The most amazing.little lady, she helped me garden, lol and wld come into our dinning room and sit in the sun 💕

I will take Marge. I came and got three hens off you year before last. The ladies, Mable, martha and Maud have the garden to run around in. Unfortunately we lost Maud about three months ago.

We would love her!! Our Pack lived happily with sweet Zelda. I’m super keen. We’ve been holding out for another house chicken. Have messaged her owner 🤞🏼

I would love to give her a loving home. I have sent a PM 🤞

I hope you find someone. I would love her but i have too many.

My chicken Alice is like this. Quite happy being an only chook.

Oh I love her😭😍😍

Wish I could but I have a terrier....

She WILL begin to lay again. All of them are off song at the moment. We have girls ( "working girls") of 5-6+. So don't hesitate to take her on. Anne Mikkelsen Kjaer....any chance?? Lynley Gill, Michelle Boustead...do you know anyone? 🐥💕🐥💕🐥

Michele Carter you love chickens! And your dogs know chickens arent food 😆

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Steven Elaine Tegan your new pet!

Ooooo location?

Sarah Ophel

Gordon Murray

Amanda Hueanna Nearing

BobandPat Johnson a hen to join the family perhaps? 😍

Why? P.Lee

Anita know anyone or Desarae Williams Wendy Giffin?

Cara Doggett bring her down for me? 😍

Ivor Reyes

Jarrod Forshaw

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UPDATE: PENNY'S HENS HAVE A NEW HOME
Penny has let us know that she received several lovely offers of good homes for her beloved hens right after our post went public, and she's impressed that there are such caring people out there. Thanks to everyone who shared, and offered a safe home. I'll let you know about a couple of other situations shortly... Our Facebook friends totally rock when it comes to helping us to find great homes! Thank you.
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UPDATE: PENNYS HENS HAVE A NEW HOME
Penny has let us know that she received several lovely offers of good homes for her beloved hens right after our post went public, and shes impressed that there are such caring people out there.  Thanks to everyone who shared, and offered a safe home.  Ill let you know about a couple of other situations shortly...  Our Facebook friends totally rock when it comes to helping us to find great homes!  Thank you.

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My friend contacted you about adopting Hens and gave up because you asked so many questions

I'm so sorry you have to leave your home, and on top of that your beloved hens.

Hi guys my neighbor has chickens in a fantastic 2 acre home. We share my 2 acres as well They just cruise both propertys.. Ive added the odd one we find here and there..theres no confrontation..its chicken bliss Mike 0272401201 4139504 Paremoremo auckland

If any near whakatane area at anytime I can help plenty of room with my lot 😋

I can have them but I may need to buy a chicken Coop

We can take some if people can deliver pm me

Where are they??

Donna An Brian Tamaki

They're coming to us at Arborfield Sanctuary Charitable Trust

Sarah Steele

Rodger Dolk

Shan Walker do you need anymore ladies at your place

Catherine Dacey??

Yating Wang ? 🥺

Travis Hill ?

Colin Hickey

Nicole Sole ??

Emma Hennebry

Michael Paul Vickers

Leeanne Langridge 💕

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CONNECTIONS
I'm sharing this photo because it just makes me so happy to look at it. This is Goatee, a beautiful large gentle boy who was rescued from years and years of living on a chain, and came to live the rest of his life unchained with us at The Animal Sanctuary. And Adie, one of the best residential volunteers we've ever had. This is a beautiful example of the animal/human connection which we see so often here, and which touches our hearts every time. (Thanks to Jon Universal for sponsoring Goatee!)
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CONNECTIONS
Im sharing this photo because it just makes me so happy to look at it.  This is Goatee, a beautiful large gentle boy who was rescued from years and years of living on a chain, and came to live the rest of his life unchained with us at The Animal Sanctuary.  And Adie, one of the best residential volunteers weve ever had.  This is a beautiful example of the animal/human connection which we see so often here, and which touches our hearts every time.  (Thanks to Jon Universal for sponsoring Goatee!)

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I am so happy he can now live chain free. I love goats. I had two goats till they died of old age Butter and Frosty and they had a lovely big goat house and 6 acres to run around. Enjoy your life now Goatee.❤

I love goat's they have such amazing personalities

I love goats! What a sweetie

Gorgeous photo

Did Adie used to live in Dairy Flat? I think we got our very first hens from her!

Absolutely awesome!

We used to breed boar goats one day someone phone to buy one during the conversation I realized they were going to put it on a chain so I said I wouldn't sell her one as I don't breed goats to be tied up. She was not happy with that reply. But the thought of any animal tied up all the time is just not right. So glad he has an off the chain life now

Gladens your heart

Awww... <3

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😊

🤩🌱

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CRUELTY-FREE GOODIES HAMPER
Our wonderful friend Carla has done it again... brought back a bunch of goodies from the USA as a fundraiser for our animals. Everything is plant-based, no animal products.
Pantry items are:
- Skinny Cheese Popcorn
- coconut crunch sticky rice chips
- Speculoos Belgian caramelized cookies
- Japanese breakfast biscuit bites
- Vanilla Chai tea
- Sea Salt Organic Chickpeas (big 510g bag)
- Travel sized Almond Vanilla milk
- 6 pack of Gluten free Raspberry Fig bars
Chilled items include:
- Can of Rice Whip Cream
- Turkey Style Applewood Smoke Slices
- Diaya Cheese Slices
- Can of Coconut Latte Caramel Spice Drink.
Place your bids in the comments below. Auction ends Friday night at 10pm (Valentine's Night!) Hamper is in Albany, highest bidder can pick up or make arrangements.
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CRUELTY-FREE GOODIES HAMPER
Our wonderful friend Carla has done it again... brought back a bunch of goodies from the USA as a fundraiser for our animals.  Everything is plant-based, no animal products.
Pantry items are:
- Skinny Cheese Popcorn
- coconut crunch sticky rice chips
- Speculoos Belgian caramelized cookies
- Japanese breakfast biscuit bites
- Vanilla Chai tea
- Sea Salt Organic Chickpeas (big 510g bag)
- Travel sized Almond Vanilla milk
- 6 pack of Gluten free Raspberry Fig bars
Chilled items include:
- Can of Rice Whip Cream
- Turkey Style Applewood Smoke Slices
- Diaya Cheese Slices
- Can of Coconut Latte Caramel Spice Drink.
Place your bids in the comments below.  Auction ends Friday night at 10pm (Valentines Night!)  Hamper is in Albany, highest bidder can pick up or make arrangements.Image attachment

UPDATE: Great news! Sharon and Gary have a new home to go to. Thanks so much for sharing and helping them to find a forever home. 🙂 ...

UPDATE: Great news!  Sharon and Gary have a new home to go to.  Thanks so much for sharing and helping them to find a forever home.  :-)

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The best names 😆

Ohh these poor babies they will be cooking alive under all that wool! Someone please resuce them & show them some love & kindness 😞💔

Sharon and Gary looking for new home haha forgot to list all our expectations- fresh modern sunny decor, onsite chef, gardner and maid, extensive sea and city views, huge entertainment area and guest house, easy access to kennels stables and jetty

Hope they find a safe loving home soon. 🤗🤗

Sharon and Gary...Love it! ❤️ Great names they have 😀

Does sharon a gary still need a home mayvis needs some friends

Gary is so handsome!

are these gone yet have 3 or so acres fenced no current animals so heaps of grass lol

Ting I want them. Look at those fluffy bodies, with those super skinny legs 😍

They should have been shorn way before now with this weather.

what a great names

Linda Allan ohh Sharon and Gary ! Surely room for 2 more?

Rowan Elliott room for two more love

Laura Schwerdtfeger do you know of any clients wanting some cute sheep

Jane Roguski

Kathryn Middlewood

Lorraine Firth, keep the grass down

Sharyn Baird Sharon and Gary... Lawnmowers 🤣

Joanne Wilton-Smith neighbours for Jack and Cria

Marie Gregory

Debbie Dryland

021735088

Jennifer Ives 🐏🐑💕

Sophie Savage, adopt these two ♥️♥️

We can take them

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UPDATE: This hen has people who will adopt her... as soon as they can catch her! Thanks to everyone who replied. xoxo. ...

UPDATE:  This hen has people who will adopt her... as soon as they can catch her!  Thanks to everyone who replied.  xoxo.

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Sadly I couldn't grab this street smart girl. I think she was onto me as soon as I arrived! She is very flighty so will need someone who is experienced at chicken catching! Louise is going to try to grab her at night time from her perch. Please contact Louise if you are confident you can catch her. I tried luring her with food and another person has tried a fishing net. She would probably fit in nicely with a semi-rural type flock. She's not a pick up and cuddle type.

I can take her if someone can get her?!

She is Beautiful!!!!!!

Has she been picked up?

I can take her

OMG Sarah Jane that looks like Muriel. 😮

Sophie Procter to join your two?

Pip Burr add to the brood?

Anna Lee .... 💖🐔

Zachary Lawrence

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