Can you help with a home for a beautiful rescued calf? Roxie's current caregiver writes:
"Just over a year ago I was given a newborn calf to look after. The people who wanted her changed their mind and I could not let her die so I took her in and bottle fed her. Roxie is the most gentle loving beautiful tempered girl and I love her to bits.
But I unfortunately only have less than half an acre and no grass since last summer. I have been buying her hay in for months but on a single wage I can't afford to keep her and it's not fair on her to just eat hay and no fresh grass.
I knew when I rescued her I would not have enough feed but hoped I could find a loving home for her. I have been asking for months and no one seems to understand vegans and that Roxie deserves a long a happy life and not to be murdered ;(
I have maxed out my credit card buying hay and even though it will break my heart to let Roxie go I know that I need to find her a home and soon.
I have attached some photos of Roxie who loves cuddles and kisses. She likes to be fed carrots out of your mouth and is just beautiful."
Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are looking for a slightly different kind of gift for friends and family members this year, our Newtown Opportunity for Animals op shop stocks beautiful cards that represent a special present to needy animals.
The cards feature portraits of animals from the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary, & raise money that goes directly to feeding the hungry sanctuary cows, pigs, sheep, horses, roosters, geese and goats, who munch through mountains of grain, hay, and vegetable food! There are three different designs & three different prices. A $7.00 card buys a bale of hay, the $12.00 card buys a sack of carrots, and a $20.00 card buys a sack of grain.
Opportunity for Animals Newtown Shop Hours
9.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4pm, Saturday.
You can also purchase cards by emailing email@example.com and we can arrange to post these out to you, with payment by cheque or internet banking.
If you're spring cleaning this time of year, please think of the animals at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary! Opportunity for Animals is seeking donations of good quality & saleable clothing, bric-a-brac, jewellery, ornaments, small furniture, kitchenware, electronics (sorry no TVs or computer monitors), games, books and more
Bring your good quality unwanted goods into Opportunity for Animals on Sunday 13th of October, and you will get a free cup of tea/coffee and a piece of vegan cake in exchange!
When: 11am-3pm Sunday 13th of October
Where: Opportunity for Animals Op-Shops
162 Riddiford St, Newtown
4 Bay Road Kilbirnie
Thank you so much for your support! Hopefully see you there!
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki's next working bee will be on Saturday 7 December (Sunday if wet), from 10 am onwards. All welcome !
Here's the plan:
10 - 11am Meet the animals and guided sanctuary tours
11-11.30 Morning tea
11.30-1.30 Morning working bee
2.30- 5.30 Afternoon working bee
The tasks for the working bee are still to be confirmed. We will let you know as soon as possible.
Please bring clothing for all weathers, gumboots, sunblock, and vegan treats. We will be providing a yummy vegan morning tea & lunch!
Please also RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and so we have an idea of numbers for catering.
Hope to see you there! Please spread the word if you can :-)
Cheers & chickpeas
For the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary has a vacancy coming up for a dedicated volunteer caretaker(s) who wants to save animal lives!
We are an animal rights sanctuary on 26 acres of land at Otaki Forks. Currently we have just two permanent residents and one shorter term resident, and we will need more help
from January 2014 as one of our awesome caretakers is moving away! We are looking for a responsible caretaker (or perhaps a caretaker couple) to live at the sanctuary, care for animals and work on projects to improve the sanctuary.
Caretakers will be committed to helping animals and willing to follow a vegan diet while on the sanctuary land. You will be a practical person who is good with animals - we care for over 130 animals, including sheep, goats, horses, roosters, pigs, geese, cats and dogs. Ideally you will have your driver's
license, animal care skills and/or building skills too!...
We suggest that anyone interested in being a caretaker lives at the sanctuary for an initial trial period of one week. If everything works out for you and us, you will move into the sanctuary house as a caretaker (we have a bedroom set aside for this, so you will have your own room). It's a sunny warm space with awesome views and a little patch of sea! We tend to be a busy place during summer (with WWOOFers, volunteers etc staying), but it is much quieter during the winter months. You will have free accommodation, but contribute to power bills and provide your own (vegan) food, supplemented by our organic vege gardens. You will also spend 15 to 20 hours a week caring for animals and working on sanctuary projects.
The Black Sheep supports animal liberation, and is opposed to all forms of oppression -- check us out at www.theblacksheep.org.nz and on facebook at
Does this sound like you?
For more information, please contact
email@example.com or phone 06 364 2241
If you happen to be be springcleaning or moving over the next few weeks, think of us! Our Opportunity for Animals shops in Newtown, Kilbirnie and Porirua welcome donations of high quality clothing, bric-a-brac and small furniture!
All proceeds will go to support the animals and the Black Sheep Animal
Opportunity for Animals sells quality secondhand clothing and household goods to fundraise for animals. We run two Wellington shops, at 162 Riddiford Street, Newtown, and 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, and a Porirua store on Lydney Place South, beside ASB and Pricebusters in the open area of Porirua
The Newtown shop is open 9.30 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 4
pm, Saturday. The Kilbirnie store is open 9.30 am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and 11 am to 3 pm, Saturday. The Porirua store is open 9.30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays (late night Thursday to 7 p.m.), and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Thank you so much to the awesome team at ELE for donating some of the proceeds from their wonderful 'Compassion is hip' T-shirts to the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary! The artist behind the shirts is Wellington musician One Lone Lily.
ELE is a new Lower Hutt-based project that produces ethical, organic clothing and accessories, and their range of stock is steadily increasing.
Check their awesome website out at: http://www.eleworld.org
A huge THANK YOU to Stuart and Debbie Hampton for the very generous donation of a woodburner for our sanctuary house!
We will be able to keep our indoor animals warm and snug whilst keeping our bills low!
Opportunity for Animals is holding a huge fundraising jumble sale - and you are invited!
Lots of great bargains, snacks and more!
Opportunity for Animals $5 Fill-A-Bag Jumble Sale Fundraiser
10.30am till 3pm, Saturday 15th June 2013Thistle Hall, Cuba Street, Wellington
A great range of clothing and accessories all at $5 fill a bag!
Special bargains 2pm till 3pm. Mountains of great stuff!
Please tell your friends! We hope to see you there!