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
As summer moves into autumn we are busily caring for new arrivals at the sanctuary. We recently welcomed 8 ex-battery hens who have settled happiliy into the top paddock with the silky roosters. They join the geese, cows, ex-broiler 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 with vegetarian families - this will enable us to take in and care for more animals on an ongoing basis. Please check out our blog page and Facebook page for the latest news and updates!
Easter eggs, colony cages, and battery hens
In the lead-up to Easter, the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary will be out and about with stalls to highlight the cruelty of battery hen farming. Read more in our blog!