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
It's a very hot summer at the sanctuary, and the pigs are really enjoying their mudbaths. We recently welcomed 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, Peanut the horse, Pi the lame magpie, 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 - in particular we are urgently trying to find a loving home for Babe and Silver, a beautiful cow and steer whose caretaker needs to rehome them. Please check out Happy Tails (our blog page) and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
We are also looking for two caretakers - see our blog page for details!