The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a safe and sustainable space to rehabilitate and re-home abused, injured, and neglected non-human animals. We are a relatively new sanctuary on 26 acres of land at Otaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand. The Sanctuary operates according to animal rights principles and promotes animal liberation.
We are not currently open to the public, but visitors are welcome at working bees.
Read more about how we began... here
New arrivals at the Black Sheep
We're looking forward to the green grass of spring! Our latest arrivals include 15 ex-battery hens, and a number of wild ducks who have moved in for the free food, and have recently hatched some adorable duckings. They join the rats, geese, cows, ex-battery chickens, sheep, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, nearly 50 roosters, Miss Piggy the kunekune pig, Pi the lame magpie, Roscoe the kid, and Thunder the miniature pony - over 160 animals in all!
You can now sponsor an animal through the Black Sheep! We are also seeking loving permanent homes for cats, cows and sheep ideally with vegetarian families - this will enable us to take in and care for more animals on an ongoing basis. See our Adopt page for more details - Please check out Happy Tails (our blog page) and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
We need your help with fundraising to care for our more than 160 animals. All donations to our Give-a-little page will go towards feed, veterinary care, building materials, fencing, equipment, or other forms of animal care.
Seeking safe, loving homes for some friendly young pigs
The caregiver for these beautiful pigs is unwell and unable to care for them any more, and we have no space for more pigs at the sanctuary. They are quiet and friendly pigs, aged from 1-3 years of age - there are 2 boys and 3 girls. Currently they are in Wellington.
If you can help with a loving home for any of them where they will not be eaten or bred from and can live out their natural lives in safety and in the company of other pigs, please contact blacksheepotaki@gmail and we'll put you in touch.
Seeking an animal-friendly accountant!
The Animal Protection Society (which runs the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary) is looking for a reliable accountant for help with our accounts. Ideally we are hoping to find someone who can take this work on for a honorarium, or offer us a discount as a registered charity. As the sanctuary grows, our accounting practices need to grow to match. We are changing to accrual accounting and we are looking for someone to help with end of financial year preparation of accounts, auditing and helping to ensure we are following the best accounting practices for our organisation.
This is an interesting role, and you will be helping to make a significant difference for animals. Your work will really count! If you know anyone who might be able to help, please get ask them to get in touch. Contact: email@example.com