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
Winter news at the Black Sheep
The temperature has been dropping recently, and the animals are appreciating their winter housing and extra feed. Ronan the goat and Mackay the ram are well settled in now - they join the miniature horses, ex-battery hens, ducks, rats, pilgrim geese, cows, ex-battery chickens, sheep, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, nearly 50 roosters, a herd of pigs - over 160 animals in all.
You can 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 also check out Happy Tails (our blog page) and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
Animal stories and invitations to working bees!
To find out what's going on at the sanctuary, including animal stories and invitations to working bees, join our email list to receive a monthly email with photos and news! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Loving forever home urgently needed for 4 beautiful cows!
Quin, Connemara, Clare and Brigid are a family of Dexter-cross cows that have spent all their lives together on a coastal property in Te Horo.
Quin and Connemara are 13 years old, while Brigid and Clare are 11. Brigid is the daughter of Quin, and they have a very close relationship.
If you can help, please email email@example.com and we'll put you in touch with their current caregivers
Update: the cows may have a home, but we'd still like to hear from you in case other possibilities fall through