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The Animal Sanctuary

BABY GOAT NEEDED FOR MOURNING MAMA
Do you have an orphan kid that needs a mother? Do you have a goat with triplets that’s struggling, and one of the babies could use a different mother? Jan R has a sweet goat who got accidentally pregnant by a roaming wild buck. Her baby was born, and died, yesterday. The mama goat is full of milk, and mourning her dead baby. Jan is desperately searching to adopt a baby goat asap. The baby will then have a safe permanent home with her. If you can help, please please call Jan on 094239692. Jan is in Wellsford (north of Auckland), but I’m sure volunteers will help with transport if needed. Please share. Thank you.
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BABY GOAT NEEDED FOR MOURNING MAMA
Do you have an orphan kid that needs a mother?  Do you have a goat with triplets that’s struggling, and one of the babies could use a different mother?  Jan R has a sweet goat who got accidentally pregnant by a roaming wild buck.  Her baby was born, and died, yesterday.  The mama goat is full of milk, and mourning her dead baby.  Jan is desperately searching to adopt a baby goat asap.  The baby will then have a safe permanent home with her.  If you can help, please please call Jan on 094239692.  Jan is in Wellsford (north of Auckland), but I’m sure volunteers will help with transport if needed.  Please share.  Thank you.

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Gaby Bailey, know anyone?

we live in Massachusetts but love your mission!! Prayers you find a baby for mourning momma ❤

Sometime difficult to get them to bond. If she milks mum - goats milk freezes well. It doesn't separate like cows. You could well keep if for any orphans you get it and bottle feed them. Or if any other rescue centres or indeed SPCA need milk for a baby.

There are so many babies on trademe good luck

aww! - good luck

Rach Sarah have you got any babies that need a home?

So hope you find one ❤️

Fiona Grieves?

Would she adopt a lamb?

Tamara Thompson

Tamara Thompson

Catherine Southwick

Teresa Atkins ?

Travelling from Auckland to Russell tomorrow, happy to help 😊

You could try the South Auckland Animal Rescue, I know they have kids

Jools Thompson know anyone??

NZ GOAT Rescue Sanctuary & Rehoming any ideas?

Why do so many people look and not share? P.Lee

Jeffie Botha

I don't know if you want to give yours up, but Catherine Southwick 🤷

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WET DAY FOR SHEARING
Wouldn't you know? After several warm days, we booked ahead to get the sheep shorn. Today is the day...and it's been bucketing down for the past 24 hours. Oh well, at least we have a nice dry barn (thanks to The Good Friday Team!), so we put the sheep in last night and kept them in so they'll be dry for shearing today. Hopefully this storm will pass soon and the sun will come out tomorrow!
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WET DAY FOR SHEARING
Wouldnt you know?  After several warm days, we booked ahead to get the sheep shorn.  Today is the day...and its been bucketing down for the past 24 hours.  Oh well, at least we have a nice dry barn (thanks to The Good Friday Team!), so we put the sheep in last night and kept them in so theyll be dry for shearing today.  Hopefully this storm will pass soon and the sun will come out tomorrow!

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The shearers will be pleased! Usually they'd have to cancel, I'd think.

Had mine booked in today, so have had to cancel. Sheep are very soggy today!

Hope they don't get a chill after been shorn..we lost one once after been shorn & it rained the night after..was summer time to...

Here's hoping...☀️

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SUCCESS STORY FOR HANK THE TURKEY
Stephanie adopted Hank through our post 6 months ago, saving him from Council euthanasia. Hank was very aggressive in the beginning. Rather than give up, Stephanie worked with him for months, and now Hank is very friendly, loves a pat and follows her all over the farm! I give huge credit to Stephanie for committing to the long haul and not abandoning Hank. When I asked how she turned Hank around she says “Rather than run from him, I just started turning around and facing him. A couple of times I had to get him by the neck and back him into a cage to teach him who was boss! Then I moved to stroking him. Now he never attacks but instead comes up for attention and follows us around the farm like a dog.” Good on you, Stephanie, you’re the absolute best!!!
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SUCCESS STORY FOR HANK THE TURKEY
Stephanie adopted Hank through our post 6 months ago, saving him from Council euthanasia.  Hank was very aggressive in the beginning.  Rather than give up, Stephanie worked with him for months, and now Hank is very friendly, loves a pat and follows her all over the farm!  I give huge credit to Stephanie for committing to the long haul and not abandoning Hank.  When I asked how she turned Hank around she says “Rather than run from him, I just started turning around and facing him.  A couple of times I had to get him by the neck and back him into a cage to teach him who was boss! Then I moved to stroking him. Now he never attacks but instead comes up for attention and follows us around the farm like a dog.”  Good on you, Stephanie, you’re the absolute best!!!

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Good for you Steph xxoo so so so lovely to hear you've turned him into a real pet

An Angel for having the compassion & patience!!! It took to transform Hanks life. Such a lovely story 💕💕💕

Amazing compassion & dedication 🙏❤ Kindness goes a long way, what a lucky guy 🥰

Well done Steph, let’s hope Hank and Hilda get on with it😂

Lucky Hank! Thank you for being his saviour stephanie 💗👍

That's a great tassel he's rocking. Well done, they can be very bossy!

Wow! The turkey whisperer! How lovely 😊 what a blessing 💜

That is just awesome. Lucky Hank 💙💙

well done indeed!

Thank you Stephanie for caring

Fabulous. 😊

Wow awesome

Hank hasn’t been easy most definitely! He could bite right through my Kathmandu jacket and leave a huge bruise for a week! I was terrified of him 😂However I’ve learned perseverance works sometimes. He’s very smart, hears a female voice from miles away and had the rural post lady bailed up in her van several times 😂 I’m hoping for some Hank /Hilda offspring soon 💕

OMG Stephanie is that you under the hat?! Wow.

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CABBAGE PINATA
Check out this great idea from one of our ex-battery hen adopters: a cabbage hung for the hens to peck at. It gives them stimulation, a challenge, something different to do, and a yummy treat. I suppose other things could be hung, like an apple or a broccoli. I'm going to try this with our girls! Thanks for sharing.
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CABBAGE PINATA
Check out this great idea from one of our ex-battery hen adopters: a cabbage hung for the hens to peck at.  It gives them stimulation, a challenge, something different to do, and a yummy treat.  I suppose other things could be hung, like an apple or a broccoli.  Im going to try this with our girls!  Thanks for sharing.

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We give ours spinach leaves, I use to tie the leaves to something, and they prefer this or someone to hold it, but they can eat them off the grass, just takes a little longer.

My girls can demolish an entire cabbage in 24 hours this way - won't touch the leaves if I put them on the ground though. We're going to grow cabbages in our (fenced off) garden this summer, just to keep them supplied. We've also done this with broccoli, which they loved too.

Great idea, especially for chickens who have limited space.

I read that awhile ago & tried it but mine never touched it. They prefer their cabbage leaves, just lazy i I guess😂

Mine love corn cobs hung up!

Done this several times for my hens, took them a little while to get started on the first one but then they demolished it 😂 changed to a red cabbage last week and they wouldn’t go near it! Green all the way 😂

You weren't suggesting that the Wives apply this to their garden to stimulate their husbands?

I never would have thought to give to the girls/ will try. Thanks

Must try this, maybe they will stop raiding my garden 😂😂

A cabbage tree 😄

Oooh I will definitely try this with mine.

Are there anymore rescues coming up?

Mine wont eat cabbage I dont know why. Maybe too well fed

Fiona Roland might try this with a head of broccoli this weekend for the Woodhill girls 😊

Louise Forrest cute idea for the chooks

Sue Alex we need to do this with the gals!!!

Awww bless 💖💯

I must try this

Karen Beehre

Gayle Michael If you wanna give the girls a treat... cabbage piñata. Think about it

Karen Davies

Leanne Howard cool idea for your chickens

Ralph-Rachel Holah

Paula Pallant I think the girls need this 🙂

Stacey Moir

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BIG HEART
Some of the smaller residents at The Animal Sanctuary have been complaining because we don't do stories on them very often. So this morning Cinnamon wanted to say hello to you. Cinnie and her black & white sister Zinnie have been with us for almost 3 years now. They may be tiny in stature, but they're great big characters with huge hearts!
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BIG HEART
Some of the smaller residents at The Animal Sanctuary have been complaining because we dont do stories on them very often.  So this morning Cinnamon wanted to say hello to you.  Cinnie and her black & white sister Zinnie have been with us for almost 3 years now.  They may be tiny in stature, but theyre great big characters with huge hearts!

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Awww sooo cute!! I love guineas, the most wonderful little pets! I didn't know you look after guineas too.

Aww love the piggies

I love guineas 😍

So sweeeet!

Gorgeous wee darlings are Guinea pigs 🌹💕

He' gorgeous!

I have 2 that were in a box left at petco in a box behind there door. Butter aand Popcorn

Naww.. hello there Cinnie you cutie!

Cinnamon looks a lil angry... Photos before breakky!! 😡😂😂😂

So do I , I used to have over 30

Awwwww

Helena Johns cute piggy!

What is it?

Holly

Dohhh

Helen Watson

Mia Van Dooren

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CAR HEN
Most people are used to opening their car door when they arrive home, and having their dog or even cat hop in. At The Animal Sanctuary, it's just as likely to be one of our rescued battery hens. They are just sooo confident now. Maybe this hen knows that our daughter got her drivers license recently, and thinks that now it's her turn!
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CAR HEN
Most people are used to opening their car door when they arrive home, and having their dog or even cat hop in.  At The Animal Sanctuary, its just as likely to be one of our rescued battery hens.  They are just sooo confident now.  Maybe this hen knows that our daughter got her drivers license recently, and thinks that now its her turn!

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My rescues started using the cat door when I had the flap open for bunnies 😂 any chance they get and they'll come inside

I call the car my dog, 'Addies' office. She will sit in it all day until her dads van appears. Then she belts round the paddocks at lightening speed alerting goats ducks horses, ' snails, spiders tadpoles that her father has arrived

Our chook Penguin likes to go for a nap on our neighbours bed! They have come home to find her fast asleep right in the middle of the duvet! 😳

Mine jump in the back of my truck, worse than that though, when I leave float ramp down ready to load horses, I have to get chickens out first, horses so not impressed, lol.

Mine used to do that and go for a ride perched on the back seat!

Haha my girls sneak into the house when a door is open and wait at the fridge !!

The ex battery hens we got of you do the same 😍 I think it's mainly because they know theres always food crumbs in there lol

Or she know that human treats are left in the car too

💓🐔💓🐔💓

Mine do that too

Valerie Dance, could be worse...

Robert Willis our pig always tries to hop in 😂

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THE JOY CLUCK CLUB
Many of you remember that the hens with serious tumours from the last battery hen rescue came home to The Animal Sanctuary to live out their lives here, however long that will be. Thanks to your suggestions, the "Cancer Girls" were renamed "The Joy Cluck Club". Two talented volunteers, Charlie and Emily, painted this wonderful, joyful sign for the hen house. It truly reflects the joy that these hens experience and demonstrate every day that they are living free, enjoying being outside, scratching in the earth and relaxing in the sun. I love love love this new sign!!
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THE JOY CLUCK CLUB
Many of you remember that the hens with serious tumours from the last battery hen rescue came home to The Animal Sanctuary to live out their lives here, however long that will be.  Thanks to your suggestions, the Cancer Girls were renamed The Joy Cluck Club.  Two talented volunteers, Charlie and Emily, painted this wonderful, joyful sign for the hen house.  It truly reflects the joy that these hens experience and demonstrate every day that they are living free, enjoying being outside, scratching in the earth and relaxing in the sun.  I love love love this new sign!!

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How lovely, the sign and that they have a forever home. Is it normal for chickens of that age to get cancer? I remember that their age is usually around 18 months or so?

Just fabulous! Love the dancing chooks. Well done Charlie and Emily!

awesome 🙂 Can you let me know next time you are doing a rescue, im looking to add a couple of newbies to my few resident cooks

Beautiful!

TRUE UNSUNG HEROES 🐓🐔🐓🐔🐔🐓

Love it!

friend has just built a 'chookery' - she's going to call it Cluckingham Palace 🙂

Audrey Joyce Ingrid Joyce

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HAPPY RESULT FOR EMUS
Last week we were searching for a knowledgeable home for a "left-behind" female emu named Lorry. What a wonderful result! She has been adopted and introduced to Clarence, who was also alone. Karen reports: "They are very happy together, no problems at all. We let them see each other for a couple of hours over the fence. They were not bothered by each other, so we let them in with each other. Have had no problems.' She has sent photos of the two emus, no longer lonely, eating together and wandering side by side. Another happy ending, YAY!
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HAPPY RESULT FOR EMUS
Last week we were searching for a knowledgeable home for a left-behind female emu named Lorry.  What a wonderful result!  She has been adopted and introduced to Clarence, who was also alone.  Karen reports: They are very happy together, no problems at all. We let them see each other for a couple of hours over the fence.  They were not bothered by each other, so we let them in with each other. Have had no problems.  She has sent photos of the two emus, no longer lonely, eating together and wandering side by side.  Another happy ending, YAY!

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Great news. Love happy endings.❤

Sometimes I love the power of social media. Great outcome & well done!

Fabulous! P Lee

Great result may they be happy in their companionship

Nice xx

That s wonderful xxx

Beautiful outcome, meant for each other ❤️❤️

That's so wonderful 😊

Blimmin' awesome!! Well done!!

wonderful

Awesome outcome

💖🌻

Yay 😃😃😃

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DAFFODIL HAS NEW FRIENDS
A few days ago we asked for friends for Daffodil, the lonely Muscovy Duck. Here's an update from Sara: "We collected the new girls yesterday, and released them at the pond. Daffodil came scorching over to chat, and spent most of Saturday talking non-stop. One dust-up, but they all seem to have gotten over it. They had breakfast together, and then a big preen, and are now all hanging around the pond. They seem comfortable, and in particular Daffodil is a lot calmer and happier - which is lovely to see. Thank you!"
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DAFFODIL HAS NEW FRIENDS
A few days ago we asked for friends for Daffodil, the lonely Muscovy Duck.  Heres an update from Sara:  We collected the new girls yesterday, and released them at the pond.  Daffodil came scorching over to chat, and spent most of Saturday talking non-stop.  One dust-up, but they all seem to have gotten over it. They had breakfast together, and then a big preen, and are now all hanging around the pond. They seem comfortable, and in particular Daffodil is a lot calmer and happier - which is lovely to see.  Thank you!

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So lovely to see and what a fantastic home for them.

Shows just how important it is not to keep an animal isolated from mates of it's own kind.

Yay...so happy for Daffodil 💕

Thanks for the news, so happy for her.

Awesome to hear!

Karen Hodge-Broadley; Deb Shepherd 😍😊👍

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