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
Summer news at the Black Sheep
All the animals are enjoying the sun and the green grass of early summer! Our latest arrival is Larry, a gentle, friendly and adorable kunekune pig, who narrowly escaped slaughter. He joins the hens, ducks, rats, pilgrim geese, cows, ex-battery chickens, sheep, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, nearly 50 roosters, Miss Piggy the kunekune pig, 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 also check out Happy Tails (our blog page) and our Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
Sweet hay for happy cows (and sheep and goats)
The summer grass is being cut for hay this month, so at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary we are launching our annual fundraising Give-a-little page to help fund winter feed supplies.
The generous folk who donate will receive a good range of rewards, including our cute new designer animal magnets. We'd be very grateful if you could help by forwarding this link to your networks, or to anyone you think might be interested. All donations are tax-deductible and go directly to the animals!
We need your help to care for so many animals, and to promote animal care and animal rights. Our fundraising op-shops help pay the mortgage on the sanctuary, but we depend on the generosity of the community to cover animal care costs.
Donations to the Black Sheep Animal sanctuary will go towards feed, veterinary care, building materials, fencing, equipment, other forms of animal care, or educational purposes. You can also sponsor a specific animal or group of animals. Even the smallest gift is vitally important to our animal protection work.
Our work depends on the compassion and generosity of people like you.
Sanctuary open day
Sunday 21 February, 2pm - a sanctuary open day, with tours followed by a lavish vegan afternoon tea.
We'd love to see you there! Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org