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Cock-a-doodle-doo! Greetings everybody!
I’m Freddie (after Freddie Mercury, because we have a similar style.) I’m posting my biography because sadly, I have to find a new home.
I turned up at my Mum’s house in the Auckland suburbs, unwell and malnourished. With food and love, she won me over. Now I’m healthy again – and more handsome than ever! I’m a Black Copper Maran which means that I have Indian and French ancestry (Namaste et bonne journée). Mummy adores me and I love her too. She would dearly like to be my mummy forever, but the council wants me gone. I’m living and hiding indoors, so have learned to wear my ‘chookie diaper’ which you see in the photo. Mummy always remarks how sweet and gentle I am. I even get on with her cats! I only crow occasionally when ‘nature calls’ (toilet).
Although I’ve been a very nice indoor companion, I’d also be happy to be outside in the sun and grass more. I really do need a loving family. Would you be able to offer me my forever home? Thank you for listening – you’re very kind.
Hugs and kisses, Freddie.
(contact Shawn at animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz or 0274894991)
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Cock-a-doodle-doo! Greetings everybody!
I’m Freddie (after Freddie Mercury, because we have a similar style.) I’m posting my biography because sadly, I have to find a new home. 
I turned up at my Mum’s house in the Auckland suburbs, unwell and malnourished. With food and love, she won me over. Now I’m healthy again – and more handsome than ever! I’m a Black Copper Maran which means that I have Indian and French ancestry (Namaste et bonne journée). Mummy adores me and I love her too. She would dearly like to be my mummy forever, but the council wants me gone. I’m living and hiding indoors, so have learned to wear my ‘chookie diaper’ which you see in the photo. Mummy always remarks how sweet and gentle I am. I even get on with her cats! I only crow occasionally when ‘nature calls’ (toilet). 
Although I’ve been a very nice indoor companion, I’d also be happy to be outside in the sun and grass more. I really do need a loving family. Would you be able to offer me my forever home? Thank you for listening – you’re very kind.
Hugs and kisses, Freddie.
(contact Shawn at animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz or 0274894991)

 

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Kath Baird and Pops Freddy needs a forever home He is so sweet rooster 🐓

Even if there is a rooster you still get the girls doing it! I have Hudson the rooster and 2 of my girls still crow! All day! Funny!

Poor Freddie! Hope you get a forever home soon. P.Lee

We were placed in same position & found a home up north. Now one of our girl chooks tried a half hearted crowing!

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KINDNESS APPRECIATED
We were all horrified by the massacre last week, and witnessing the evil, cruelty and bigotry that exists in the world. The very next day the Auckland University Animal Rights Group came to our Animal Sanctuary to help with a wide variety of projects. We truly appreciated their kindness, compassion, and caring. The loving outreach of these wonderful young people reminded us of the GOOD humans are capable of. Thank you for shining your light, and brightening our day.
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BEAUTIFUL PRINCE WILLIAM
I don't think William could have chosen a more stunning position to have a sunbath!!
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BEAUTIFUL PRINCE WILLIAM 
I dont think William could have chosen a more stunning position to have a sunbath!!

 

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Now you just have to teach him to pick the caterpillars off the plants instead of eating the plants themselves.🙂

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FOSTERERS NEEDED FOR HEN RESCUE IN MAY
When we rescue battery hens, we often need them to stay in small or large groups at foster homes while we find forever homes for them. One of our key foster partners has passed away, and another has retired from rescues. We need fosterers ESPECIALLY in West Auckland and South Auckland, but any areas near Auckland (and Hamilton?) would help. Are you interested? Whether you want to foster 6 hens or 100, we’re keen to talk with you!
You’d need a henhouse or shed or barn with indoor space protected from the weather, and outdoor space for sun and grass. You can put up an easy chickenwire fence to keep the hens contained within the outside area, especially at first. If you foster a larger number of hens, we can help you to find sleeping crates.
If you want to be part of our lifesaving foster team, please contact Shawn at animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz Provide your phone number so we can chat, and let me know what are you live. I look forward to hearing from you!!
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FOSTERERS NEEDED FOR HEN RESCUE IN MAY
When we rescue battery hens, we often need them to stay in small or large groups at foster homes while we find forever homes for them.  One of our key foster partners has passed away, and another has retired from rescues.  We need fosterers ESPECIALLY in West Auckland and South Auckland, but any areas near Auckland (and Hamilton?) would help.  Are you interested?  Whether you want to foster 6 hens or 100, we’re keen to talk with you!  
You’d need a henhouse or shed or barn with indoor space protected from the weather, and outdoor space for sun and grass.  You can put up an easy chickenwire fence to keep the hens contained within the outside area, especially at first.  If you foster a larger number of hens, we can help you to find sleeping crates.  
If you want to be part of our lifesaving foster team, please contact Shawn at animalsanctuary@xtra.co.nz   Provide your phone number so we can chat, and let me know what are you live.  I look forward to hearing from you!!

 

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Kat Franklin

Fiona Rimmer ???

Sue Ashby 😊😊

Aimee Potts?!!!! ❤️

Gary Brown 👌

Pam ?

Keen on 4 Hamilton

Rosie shall we just sell up in auckland and buy a big patch of land for all the girls we've always wanted haha?

Matt James

Lynn Hart

We have 7 beautiful girls from you and would love to adopt 3 more if possible? (Forever home)

Gillian Ashworth ???

We would be happy to take a dozen ,we have 6 allready,

Mary Hamilton Glenn Stewart Ruth Fulford Laura Gardner

Natalie Northover Winter

Vanessa Peterson 🤷🏼‍♀️ more for preschool?

Darren Mudford should we? We still have the coop?

Sara Ingram is this your next project?

Emily Ward while there’s no kids in the paddock!

Josh Morgan this made me think of you

Belinda 😇😇😇

Shaun, I could foster but as you know, l'm a wee way away. Happy to help if I can though.

Maybe us Shawn. I'll chat with the other half to see if we can help.

Micah!!!????

I can’t foster but I can help transport.

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FEELING BETTER
Benji seemed very unwell earlier this week. He suddenly couldn't jump up on the couch or bed, was listless, and had a temp. Straight to the vet we went! It appears that he injured his back somehow. Little dogs spend their lives jumping up and jumping down. The inflammation was causing the temperature. One codeine for pain, and Benji took his Santa and went to bed. He's been on anti-inflammatories all week, and seems much much better. Thanks Dayna and Quinten for the Santa, which provided extra comfort in Benji's time of need!
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FEELING BETTER
Benji seemed very unwell earlier this week.  He suddenly couldnt jump up on the couch or bed, was listless, and had a temp.  Straight to the vet we went!  It appears that he injured his back somehow.  Little dogs spend their lives jumping up and jumping down.  The inflammation was causing the temperature.  One codeine for pain, and Benji took his Santa and went to bed.  Hes been on anti-inflammatories all week, and seems much much better.  Thanks Dayna and Quinten for the Santa, which provided extra comfort in Benjis time of need!

 

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You are a sweetie Benji. Fingers crossed get well pronto!

Benji is hands down the best dog on the planet. God bless that little pup. Sending love and good wishes from the UK 🇬🇧 Get well soon little man xx

Poor wee Benji 💕

Poor wee Benji! Clearly he is trying to give me a message to come and get him and pack his little belongings in a bag and bring him here for some rest and relaxation. Clearly 🙂

Sweet boy Benji

Shawn this happened to Bobi awhile ago. Same thing, he jumps up and down a lot and hurt his back. Made a good recovery but i see it happen from time to time in a lesser way when he's been flying around the house as he does. In the dog box today as he chased the neighbour's beautiful cat!!!!

Awww feel better soon

Bless you Benji Xxx

Poor Lil guy. So glad he's feeling better 😊

Aww poor little man, glad he is on the mend.

You are a sweetie Benji. Fingers crossed get well pronto!

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RUBY SNUGGLES
A baby heron was brought in, probably fallen from the nest after an unsuccessful flight attempt. Ruby was bruised and battered, and couldn't keep food down at first. Now she's eating like a trooper! Her favourite thing is to snuggle under our chin. Guess what? It's our favourite thing, too!
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RUBY SNUGGLES  
A baby heron was brought in, probably fallen from the nest after an unsuccessful flight attempt.  Ruby was bruised and battered, and couldnt keep food down at first.  Now shes eating like a trooper!  Her favourite thing is to snuggle under our chin. Guess what?  Its our favourite thing, too!

 

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Audrey Joyce

Oh I wish I was her aunty, snuggling with baby birds is divine

Good on you one of my favourite birds. 🙂

Lovely

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MAGAZINE PHOTO SHOOT
One hour after getting home from my visit to the USA, it was "business as usual" at The Animal Sanctuary. A crew arrived to photograph a fashion shoot for a Japanese magazine: model, photographer and assistant, stylist, hair & make up. I didn't think I should post a photo of the model and fashion before it's published, but you can see how much the animals enjoyed being part of the team! Both photographers are committed animal lovers, and allowed the animals to just display their natural behaviours. They were absolute stars, and it was a lot of fun.
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MAGAZINE PHOTO SHOOT  
One hour after getting home from my visit to the USA, it was business as usual at The Animal Sanctuary. A crew arrived to photograph a fashion shoot for a Japanese magazine: model, photographer and assistant, stylist, hair & make up.  I didnt think I should post a photo of the model and fashion before its published, but you can see how much the animals enjoyed being part of the team!   Both photographers are committed animal lovers, and allowed the animals to just display their natural behaviours.  They were absolute stars, and it was a lot of fun.

 

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Its a lovely antidote to see your pro animal posts and photos. Thank you, and I am not a follower of fashion either!

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Happy 1 year anniversary to our darling Poppy. She's a very different dog from the one who arrived a year ago. Now she dances with excitement, cuddles on the couch, and is happy. What a wonderful addition she has been to our family. ...

Happy 1 year anniversary to our darling Poppy. Shes a very different dog from the one who arrived a year ago. Now she dances with excitement,  cuddles on the couch, and is happy. What a wonderful addition she has been to our family.

 

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💖💖💖

What a darling!

Pretty little girl.

Gorgeous xxx

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BABY BIRDS...
...are still pouring in. From teeny ones like this swallow and white eye, to larger species like this black backed gull. Regardless of size, they're all babies who need to be hand fed, cleaned, kept warm, and loved. We can do that!
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BABY BIRDS...
...are still pouring in.  From teeny ones like this swallow and white eye, to larger species like this black backed gull. Regardless of size, theyre all babies who need to be hand fed, cleaned, kept warm, and loved. We can do that!Image attachment

 

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Ooo good! Can I ask about young pheasants? I've had three now bought to me not knowing where they were picked up so unable to return. The most recent I had high hopes for, scattered wild bird seed down, wee thing of water, survived two nights then on the third morning it went into weird spasams throwing it's head way way over its back and died. I thought if I could get it to the third day it could maybe cope with travelling to a bird rescue somewhere. No joy! Wish people would understand that they are fine left alone where they are unless you know for sure the parent bird is deceased.

Just beautiful!🐣🐤🐥 I hope ppl are remembering to have bowls of water out in this HOT weather for our feathered friends. I am filling my bird bath up 3 times daily at the moment, & a few mins ago had 6 starlings bathing ( & scrapping! Lol ) plus 8 sparrows, 2 mynars 3 little white eyes & 1 blackbird waiting their turn. I also have a shallow bowl in a shady spot for hedgehogs, lizards, butterflies, lady bugs, bees etc. I put a big stone in the middle for them to land on. Just be aware the hose water is BOILING let it run for a while first. 🐝🐞🕷🐜🐝🐝🐝

Wonderful, good on you. Miss the bird lady here on the shore.

If you get calls for baby birds around the south waikato area we are pretty well equipped and experienced in raising baby rescue birds. My daughter does the hourly feeding while she's homeschooling.

Awesome team doing awesome work. Well done guys 😁

Brendan Santorini

I still have the nests I crocheted for you. I'm on the main road through Orewa. If you're passing, I'd love to give them to you 🐣🐥🐦🐓

Mine lived to fledging stage then had ssisure and died we were heart broken. Where are you

Oliver Carle

I will always help if needed

Fabulous! Thank you. P.Lee

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SO CUTE MY HEART HURTS
George and his mum are adopting rescued ex-battery hens from us. George decided he wanted to help The Animal Sanctuary, so he made marmalade and sold it this weekend. When I received his photos, my heart totally melted. How gorgeous is his sign?! This just made my day. Thanks George!!
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SO CUTE MY HEART HURTS
George and his mum are adopting rescued ex-battery hens from us.  George decided he wanted to help The Animal Sanctuary, so he made marmalade and sold it this weekend. When I received his photos, my heart totally melted. How gorgeous is his sign?!  This just made my day.  Thanks George!!

 

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Well done George and Mumma for raising a young man with a huge heart and social conscience ⚘

Awesome work George!! What a wonderful young man!

What a champ. You one of the best George

Go George! What a guy!

Awesum job ... Thank you young man 👍💖💕🐾

Awesome!

Go George. Awesome work!!!

Animil ❤

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