Moo-lah for hungry cows ... and pigs, sheep, horses, and goats!

By Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

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Moo-Lah For Hungry Cows ... And Pigs, Sheep, Horses, And Goats!

Project 2014-01-20 13:03:35 +1300

Beautiful sheep, goats and pigs!

Although the sun is shining now, winter is coming! The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is fundraising for very much needed stocks of feed so the animals don't go hungry! In the colder months, the grass stops growing, and so the cows, sheep, horses, pigs and goats all need extra hay, grain, and pellets to keep them healthy, happy, and kicking up their heels! In particular Peanut our elderly horse (aged 30) has few teeth and needs a generous supply of additional feed all year round, and the cows chow through an enormous pile of feed. Although we have wonderful help from our awesome donors and sponsors, this only goes a small way towards covering costs. Summer is the best time to build up our stocks as feed is cheaper.

We need around $3000 to buy in grain, hay, pellets and other essential feeds! Can you help us to make hay while the sun shines, and ensure the cows, sheep and horses are happy and well-fed this winter? We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible!

 

To give you some background, Black Sheep rehabilitates and re-homes abused, injured, and neglected non-human animals. We support animal rights and animal protection, and our main aim is to provide a safe haven for animals. Right now three full-time caretakers, with support from dedicated part-time volunteers and WWOOFers care for around a hundred and fifty animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, geese, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, hedgehogs, magpies etc.) at Otaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Wellington.

 

Our particular focus is to take in neglected, mistreated, and abandoned farm animals. We offer a refuge where they can live out their natural lives in peace and security, in the company of others of their kind. Where possible we rehome to loving forever homes, but there are many animals with special needs who are permanently with us. We're run by the Animal Protection Society, a registered charity, and we're hoping for your help to buy much needed animal feed! Peanut, Thunder, Sirius, Poppy, Iris, Gypsy, Hazel, Struan, Jacob, Bartholomew, Kale, Klapansi, Mossbeard and the others will be so happy!

For more info about us, see: www.theblacksheep.org.nz

Pi, Horace, etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Updates 6

Thank you working bee volunteers!

09/03/2014 at 1:13 PM

Thank you to all the wonderful working bee volunteers who helped out yesterday at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki. We had a productive day, planting flax, putting in posts, cuddling animals and of course picking up manure! Pi the friendly rescued magpie was very interested in everything we were doing, and in particular in Hannah's pink gumboots! Although the weather didn't look great to begin with, we had a lovely sunny afternoon in the end. Thank you so much everyone!

Thank you!

24/02/2014 at 8:33 PM

Thank you so much everyone who has donated or spread the word! We've just managed to achieve the fundraising target, which is fantastic, we're so grateful for everyone's generosity. It's so good to know that we can get on with buying feed at a good price and the animals will have plenty to eat this winter.

Many thanks again on behalf of the animals! So as soon as the project officially closes we can get on with sending out vegan chocolates etc as the rewards :-)

 

Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Working Bee, 8 March

12/02/2014 at 9:04 PM

We'd like to invite you to our first working bee of the year :-) All welcome!

When: Saturday 8 March (Sunday if wet), from 10 a.m.
Where: Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki Forks

For those of you who are animal sponsors, please feel free just to pop in for morning tea, and  the tour, and a chance to meet your animal :-) Thank you so much for sponsoring!

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
1.30-2.30 Lunch
2.30- 5.30 Afternoon working bee
 
Please bring clothing for all weathers, gumboots, sunblock, and vegan treats if you wish. We will be providing a yummy vegan morning tea and lunch!

Please also RVSP to [email protected] for directions and so we have an idea of numbers for catering.

Hope to see you there!

cheers & chickpeas
Catherine
for the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary
 

Thanks for the stall!

01/02/2014 at 10:26 PM

Some kind people did a stall today in Cuba Mall, raising money for the Black Sheep's Pledge Me campaign! Thanks so much also to Anna who donated beautiful organic lemon verbena, pineapple sage, jade, and house plants as a fundraiser. If you missed out, these will be available at Opportunity for Animals Newtown from tomorrow.

Nearly halfway there!

30/01/2014 at 10:11 PM

Wow, we have now raised over $1300, nearly half way there! Thank you everyone so much ... We just need to keep spreading the word and we'll get there. It will make such a big difference being prepared in plenty of time for winter! Awesome!

Thank you wonderful people!

26/01/2014 at 3:26 PM

Exciting! After just over one day we have already raised over $500 dollars! Thank you so much to all the awesome folk who have donated so far and/or shared our project :-) That would be great if you could keep spreading the word to keep up the momentum! Thanks so much :-)

More lovely animals!

    Pledgers 42

    Yolanda
    2014-02-24 21:37:37 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-24 09:15:26 +1300
    Kevin Murrow
    2014-02-23 21:52:25 +1300
    Clare and Simon
    2014-02-21 23:17:58 +1300
    JoBlakely
    2014-02-19 02:56:03 +1300
    Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
    2014-02-17 08:24:04 +1300
    Cath
    2014-02-13 18:27:39 +1300
    Marie Brittain
    2014-02-12 21:09:44 +1300
    Matt Gerstenberger
    2014-02-11 11:29:36 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-10 09:47:19 +1300
    Tracy Phua
    2014-02-08 19:40:27 +1300
    robert mcmillan
    2014-02-08 17:42:32 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-06 06:56:23 +1300
    Moira Clunie
    2014-02-05 22:25:34 +1300
    Ken Vicious
    2014-02-03 17:30:59 +1300
    Linda Holman
    2014-02-03 10:20:16 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-02-02 16:39:52 +1300
    Catherine Amey
    2014-02-01 22:19:25 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-30 20:36:42 +1300
    Russell
    2014-01-30 10:40:58 +1300
    Freya Thomson
    2014-01-30 10:01:31 +1300
    Lynette Vigrass
    2014-01-28 20:36:46 +1300
    Colby Raley
    2014-01-28 18:17:33 +1300
    Johanna Vroegop
    2014-01-28 16:10:43 +1300
    Pip Adam
    2014-01-28 09:14:09 +1300
    Christian Williams
    2014-01-28 08:34:06 +1300
    Lorraine Weston-Webb
    2014-01-27 21:12:53 +1300
    Amanda Macdonald
    2014-01-27 10:06:47 +1300
    Bakhtawar Sattha
    2014-01-26 21:48:36 +1300
    Hannah Lessells
    2014-01-26 21:27:08 +1300

    Followers 7

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    Moo-Lah For Hungry Cows ... And Pigs, Sheep, Horses, And Goats!

    Project 2014-01-20 13:03:35 +1300

    Beautiful sheep, goats and pigs!

    Although the sun is shining now, winter is coming! The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is fundraising for very much needed stocks of feed so the animals don't go hungry! In the colder months, the grass stops growing, and so the cows, sheep, horses, pigs and goats all need extra hay, grain, and pellets to keep them healthy, happy, and kicking up their heels! In particular Peanut our elderly horse (aged 30) has few teeth and needs a generous supply of additional feed all year round, and the cows chow through an enormous pile of feed. Although we have wonderful help from our awesome donors and sponsors, this only goes a small way towards covering costs. Summer is the best time to build up our stocks as feed is cheaper.

    We need around $3000 to buy in grain, hay, pellets and other essential feeds! Can you help us to make hay while the sun shines, and ensure the cows, sheep and horses are happy and well-fed this winter? We are a registered charity so all donations are tax deductible!

     

    To give you some background, Black Sheep rehabilitates and re-homes abused, injured, and neglected non-human animals. We support animal rights and animal protection, and our main aim is to provide a safe haven for animals. Right now three full-time caretakers, with support from dedicated part-time volunteers and WWOOFers care for around a hundred and fifty animals (pigs, goats, sheep, roosters, geese, cows, horses, dogs, cats, ducks, hedgehogs, magpies etc.) at Otaki Forks, an hour's drive north of Wellington.

     

    Our particular focus is to take in neglected, mistreated, and abandoned farm animals. We offer a refuge where they can live out their natural lives in peace and security, in the company of others of their kind. Where possible we rehome to loving forever homes, but there are many animals with special needs who are permanently with us. We're run by the Animal Protection Society, a registered charity, and we're hoping for your help to buy much needed animal feed! Peanut, Thunder, Sirius, Poppy, Iris, Gypsy, Hazel, Struan, Jacob, Bartholomew, Kale, Klapansi, Mossbeard and the others will be so happy!

    For more info about us, see: www.theblacksheep.org.nz

    Pi, Horace, etc

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    Thank you working bee volunteers!

    09/03/2014 at 1:13 PM

    Thank you to all the wonderful working bee volunteers who helped out yesterday at the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki. We had a productive day, planting flax, putting in posts, cuddling animals and of course picking up manure! Pi the friendly rescued magpie was very interested in everything we were doing, and in particular in Hannah's pink gumboots! Although the weather didn't look great to begin with, we had a lovely sunny afternoon in the end. Thank you so much everyone!

    Thank you!

    24/02/2014 at 8:33 PM

    Thank you so much everyone who has donated or spread the word! We've just managed to achieve the fundraising target, which is fantastic, we're so grateful for everyone's generosity. It's so good to know that we can get on with buying feed at a good price and the animals will have plenty to eat this winter.

    Many thanks again on behalf of the animals! So as soon as the project officially closes we can get on with sending out vegan chocolates etc as the rewards :-)

     

    Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Working Bee, 8 March

    12/02/2014 at 9:04 PM

    We'd like to invite you to our first working bee of the year :-) All welcome!

    When: Saturday 8 March (Sunday if wet), from 10 a.m.
    Where: Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Otaki Forks

    For those of you who are animal sponsors, please feel free just to pop in for morning tea, and  the tour, and a chance to meet your animal :-) Thank you so much for sponsoring!

    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
    1.30-2.30 Lunch
    2.30- 5.30 Afternoon working bee
     
    Please bring clothing for all weathers, gumboots, sunblock, and vegan treats if you wish. We will be providing a yummy vegan morning tea and lunch!

    Please also RVSP to [email protected] for directions and so we have an idea of numbers for catering.

    Hope to see you there!

    cheers & chickpeas
    Catherine
    for the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary
     

    Thanks for the stall!

    01/02/2014 at 10:26 PM

    Some kind people did a stall today in Cuba Mall, raising money for the Black Sheep's Pledge Me campaign! Thanks so much also to Anna who donated beautiful organic lemon verbena, pineapple sage, jade, and house plants as a fundraiser. If you missed out, these will be available at Opportunity for Animals Newtown from tomorrow.

    Nearly halfway there!

    30/01/2014 at 10:11 PM

    Wow, we have now raised over $1300, nearly half way there! Thank you everyone so much ... We just need to keep spreading the word and we'll get there. It will make such a big difference being prepared in plenty of time for winter! Awesome!

    Thank you wonderful people!

    26/01/2014 at 3:26 PM

    Exciting! After just over one day we have already raised over $500 dollars! Thank you so much to all the awesome folk who have donated so far and/or shared our project :-) That would be great if you could keep spreading the word to keep up the momentum! Thanks so much :-)

    More lovely animals!

      Yolanda
      2014-02-24 21:37:37 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-24 09:15:26 +1300
      Kevin Murrow
      2014-02-23 21:52:25 +1300
      Clare and Simon
      2014-02-21 23:17:58 +1300
      JoBlakely
      2014-02-19 02:56:03 +1300
      Alex Mitcalfe Wilson
      2014-02-17 08:24:04 +1300
      Cath
      2014-02-13 18:27:39 +1300
      Marie Brittain
      2014-02-12 21:09:44 +1300
      Matt Gerstenberger
      2014-02-11 11:29:36 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-10 09:47:19 +1300
      Tracy Phua
      2014-02-08 19:40:27 +1300
      robert mcmillan
      2014-02-08 17:42:32 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-06 06:56:23 +1300
      Moira Clunie
      2014-02-05 22:25:34 +1300
      Ken Vicious
      2014-02-03 17:30:59 +1300
      Linda Holman
      2014-02-03 10:20:16 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-02-02 16:39:52 +1300
      Catherine Amey
      2014-02-01 22:19:25 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-30 20:36:42 +1300
      Russell
      2014-01-30 10:40:58 +1300
      Freya Thomson
      2014-01-30 10:01:31 +1300
      Lynette Vigrass
      2014-01-28 20:36:46 +1300
      Colby Raley
      2014-01-28 18:17:33 +1300
      Johanna Vroegop
      2014-01-28 16:10:43 +1300
      Pip Adam
      2014-01-28 09:14:09 +1300
      Christian Williams
      2014-01-28 08:34:06 +1300
      Lorraine Weston-Webb
      2014-01-27 21:12:53 +1300
      Amanda Macdonald
      2014-01-27 10:06:47 +1300
      Bakhtawar Sattha
      2014-01-26 21:48:36 +1300
      Hannah Lessells
      2014-01-26 21:27:08 +1300

      Followers of Moo-lah for hungry cows ... and pigs, sheep, horses, and goats!

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 24/02/2014 at 9:37 PM.