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 open to the public, but visitors are welcome at working bees.
New arrivals at the Black Sheep
Winter continues to be a busy time at the sanctuary! We recently welcomed eleven rats (rescued from a vivisection laboratory) and also beautiful Roscoe, a playful kid who has settled in well with the other goats. He joins the 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. Right now, we are raising money to build the shell of a hospital room for small animal care.
We have a number of animals that arrive at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary in need of special care. $5,000 will buy us a 4 x 6 metre kitset building that we can turn into clean and dry hospital room for small animals, enabling us to give these animals the care they need. The facilities will include a washing machine and dishwasher so that we have a dedicated space for cleaning animal bedding and sterilising animal feeding utensils.