New Zealand's first shelter for pets affected by domestic violence

By Pet Refuge New Zealand

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New Zealand's First Shelter For Pets Affected By Domestic Violence

Project 2019-04-30 10:50:28 +1200

 

We did it! Together we have raised the $250,000 Pet Refuge Charitable Trust needs to build New Zealand's first shelter solely dedicated to housing animals affected by family violence. Because we know that not having a safe place for their pets to stay is a major barrier to women leaving violence.  

 

This page will stay open until the 17th of June and any funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards enabling Pet Refuge to start caring for the first vulnerable pets when it opens its doors. You can still choose from one of our many rewards listed at the bottom of this page and then make a pledge by clicking on your chosen reward down the right-hand side of this page.

   

The Issue

Cruelty to animals is common in domestic violence. People who use violence will often threaten, injure and even kill a pet to control family members.

Fear for their beloved pet's saftey is one reason people, usually women, delay leaving their abuser. Most can't take their pets with them when seeking refuge and fear they will be harmed or killed if they're left behind. 

2018 Women's Refuge research of women whose partners had abused or threatened to abuse their pets found:

  • 23% had an animal killed by their partner
  • 53% delayed leaving family violence out of fear for their pet's saftey
  • 73% would have found it easier to leave if there was a shelter offering temporary accomodation for their pets

Our Story

When Julie Chapman (Founder and CEO of KidsCan) became aware that some people experiencing family violence delay leaving out of fear for their pet's lives, she felt driven to help. 

With experience in implementing charitable initiatives that alleviate social problems, she developed a plan to remove one of the major barriers to leaving violent situations. "For many people, pets are family. For victims of domestic violence, they provide real solace. Leaving them behind with an abusive partner just isn't an option. We hope that if victims know their pets will well looked after while they escape, it will remove a barrier to them leaving." 

We've already raised the money to build the structure of the shelter. Now we need your help to fit out the interior to turn it into a shelter that will provide care and comfort for vulnerable pets. 

 

Our Solution

Pet Refuge will build New Zealand's first shelter solely dedicated to housing pets affected by family violence, because we know that not having a safe place for them to stay is a major barrier to women leaving violence. 

The Pet Refuge shelter is a purpose-designed building to provide temporary care and security for pets in family violence situations, with the end goal of reuniting each of them with thier owners so they can start new lives together in violence-free homes.

Pet Refuge has partnered with Women's Refuge to assist pets via referrals. We will transport pets from around New Zealand to provide a national service for families affected by domestic violence. Each year, the shelter up to 500 pets including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.

Where will your pledge go? 

If we achieve our goal of raising $250,000, every dollar from this will be used for the internal fit out of the shelter. This will cover all the tangible things we need to turn a building structure into a sanctuary for pets, such as:

  • dog and cat and enclosure
  • play areas
  • bedding
  • toys
  • a health clinic
  • exercise and enrichment equipment

Any additional funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards enabling Pet Refuge to start caring for the first vulnerable pets when it opens its doors. 

How can you help?

By making a pledge to help us reach our target!

Choose from one of our many rewards listed below, and then make a pledge by clicking on your chosen reward down the right-hand side of this page. When you do this, your contribution will go to the completion of the shelter as all the rewards have been generously donated to Pet Refuge at no cost by our partners.

Or skip the reward, make a pledge of any amount, and we will send you a tax receipt to claim your tax credit.*

Spread the word, tell your friends and family, share our Facebook posts, and get New Zealand behind this important cause.

To find out more about Pet Refuge New Zealand, visit: www.petrefuge.org.nz

 *Only a pledge that doesn’t receive a reward in return can be considered a donation as it must be unconditional, and therefore only donations will receive a tax receipt. 

What is next? 

The structural build for the shelter is already underway. If we reach our target of $250,000 we will turn the building structure into a safe sanctuary to start helping the first vulnerable pets affected by domestic violence in 2020. 

Our Rewards

Three months supply of Advocate flea and worming treatment for your cat or dog

Advocate for Kittens & Cats is simple to use and is safe for use on kittens from 9 weeks of age. Applied topically once a month, protecting your cat against fleas as well as many commen worms and mites has never been easier. 

 

 

Advocate for Puppies & Dogs is simple to use and is safe for use on puppies from 7 weeks of age. Applied topically once a month, protecting your dog against fleas as well as many commen worms and mites has never been easier.   

 

'The Fisherman' by Mark Olsen 

Oil on canvas

Size: 60cm x 80cm x 100cm

Mark Olsen paints expressive oil portraits of quirky characters that are treasured by first-time buyers and collectors alike. The textures and contours compel you to reach out for the surface. Olsen infuses his subjects with inner light so their personality shines from the canvas, inviting the viewer into the characters’ imaginary world. For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/markolsenartist

Name a dog or cat enclosure

Name a dog or cat enclosure at the Pet Refuge shelter when it opens next year. This could be your name, a dedication or in memory of a lost family member or pet. The naming plaque will be on the enclosure for 5 years, with the enclosure housing many dogs and cats in that time. 

 

'The Sanctuary' limited edition print by Olivia Bezett

Bespoke artwork by young, Kiwi artist Olivia Bezett who specialises in 'realistic surrealism' with coloured pencil. Bespoke artwork by young, Kiwi artist Olivia Bezett who specialises in 'realistic surrealism' with coloured pencil. Artwork depicts all the animals Pet Refuge will care for. Signed, limited edition prints available in A3, A2, A1 on high quality archiveal cotton rag paper.

 

      Name on Shelter Honours Board

Our shelter honours board could display your name, a dedication or in memory of a lost family member or pet. This honours board will be hung with pride in the Pet Refuge shelter when it opens, to acknowledge your generous support which will make the shelter possible. 

 

   

      Nutro Wholesome Essentials (13.61kg) - Farm Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato 

NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Adult Farm Raised Chicken, Lentils & Sweet Potato Recipe Dog Food is made with a tailored blend of protein and fiber to support healthy weight loss. The first ingredient in this nutritionally complete, low calorie diet is great tasting farm-raised chilcken.  

 

      Nutro Wholesome Essentials (13.61kg) - Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice (Adult)

NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food always starts with Pasture-Fed Lamb and is made with high quality nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin. NUTRO Food for Dogs always follows The Nutro Feed Clean philosophy, is always made with Non-GMO Ingredients and contains so artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

 

Woman's Day 6 month subscription

Woman’s Day offers endless entertainment with the latest celebrity gossip and photos from around the world and New Zealand. Each week the magazine also delivers gripping real-life reads, affordable fashion, easy nutritious meals, quick beauty tips and more.

 

 

NZ Woman's Weekly 6 month subscription

New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read women’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. 

 

$50 Oasis Beauty Gift Pack

Oasis Beauty make healthy sunscreen and sensitive skin repair that are all cruelty free. This little spotty bag contains three must have products Oasis Sun SPF30, Rhino Repair and Aloe Vera & Cucumber Healing Gel. 

Oasis Sun SPF 30 offers sun protection for the harshest UV conditions but is always gentle on even the most sensitive skin. Rhino Repair is packed with powerful active naturals to assist wound healing and it’s super versatile so can double as everything from lip balm to nappy rash cream. Aloe Vera & Cucumber Healing Gel is the ultimate skin cooler – from itchy bites to sunburn this 100% natural formula instantly soothes.

IAMS Dog Proactive Health (13.6kg) Chicken

Formulated to nourish healthy joints. Fortified with essential minerals to help build strong bones. Builds strong, firm muscles with protein sourced from chicken and egg. Formulated with L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain healthy metabolism.

 

IAMS Dog Proactive Health (13.6kg) Minichunks

Builds strong, firm muscles with protein sourced from chicken and egg. Nourishes the heart with 7 essential nutrients. Formulated with L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain healthy metabolism.

 

Cat and Dry Treat Pack  

Whiskas Dry 4kg. Made from real chicken, salmon or tuna, Whiskas Meaty Selections has a good level of protein that provides complete nutrition to your cats along with taste. Also the crispy kibble and soft meaty centre of delicious pockets adds more taste.

Temptations Tasty Chicken Cat Treats. Your cat will love breaking through to the soft, savoury centre wrapped in a crunchy shell. Temptations are foil packed for freshness and come in a variety of delicious flavours.

 

IAMS Cat Proactive Health - Different flavours 

A 100% complete and balanced adult cat food with 0% fillers.

Strong muscles: The 1st ingredient is real meat that helps maintain strong muscles.

Healthy heart: Essential nutrients, including calcium and potassium, help to nourish a healthy heart.

Healthy digestion: Unique fibre blend with prebiotics and beet pulp to support your cat's ability to absorb nutrients.

Healthy teeth: Crunchy kibble designed to help reduce plaque build-up.

Healthy skin & coat: Optimal Omega 6:3 ratio for a soft & shiny coat.

 

$80 Fish pack

  • Sera Goldy Flake 60g
  • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
  • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
  • HW Mini Frog Asstd 6pc
  • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med
  • Sera pH Minus 250ml

$60 Cat pack

  • VitaPet CAT TREAT
  • VitaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
  • VitaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm
  • GlamourPuss Slicker Brush
  • T&T Bliss Vibro Mouse

 

$60 Fish pack

  • Sera Goldy Gran Diet 70g
  • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
  • BP Betta Plant Style 3 Gr
  • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
  • HW Mini Frog Asstd 6pc
  • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med

 

 

$40 Cat pack

  • VitaPet CAT TREAT
  • VitaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
  • VitaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm

 

$40 Small animal pack

  • Carefresh Hide n Seek Nat 2oz
  • Hay Bale Meadow 25Litre
  • Ware Lounging Logs Sml
  • Ware Bag O Chews Med 8pk
  • Ware Best Buy Bottle 8oz

 

$40 Bird pack

  • Sera Tropical Granules 30g
  • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
  • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
  • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med

 

$40 Fish pack

  • Joy Ladder Expand 5 Step & Cup
  • MasterPet Cuttlefish Regular Blister
  • Ari Cage Cleaner Spray 500ml
  • VistaPet Millet Spray 90g

 

 

$20 Cat pack

  • VistaPet CAT TREAT
  • VistaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
  • VistaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm

 

$20 Small animal pack

  • Carefresh Hide n Seek Nat 2oz
  • Hay Bale Meadow 25Litre
  • Ware Bag O Chews Med 8pk

 

$20 Bird pack

  • Joy Ladder Expand 5 Step & Cup
  • MasterPet Cuttlefish Regular Blister
  • VistaPet Millet Spray 90g

 

$20 Fish pack

  • Sera O-Nip Trop Treat 24tabs
  • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
  • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set

  

 
     

 

 

 

 

Comments

Updates 3

One more week to go

11/06/2019 at 2:50 PM

Together, we have raised an incredible $296,469, with one week to go. 

This means we have reached our target to build the shelter. Now we need to raise funds to care for pets affected by domestic violence when we open our doors.

Please help us reach $300,000 by next Monday the 17th of June at 9pm. This is the end of our campaign, so payments will be processed from this time which is why your donation hasn’t come out of your account yet.

NEW REWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:

We have new rewards up for grabs in exchange for a donation, without costing Pet Refuge a cent! If you have a beloved cat or dog, this one is for you:

·         Three-month supply of Advocate flea and worming treatment for your cat or dog, at a discounted price of $45 - $55 (up to 25% off RRP).

 

Please share our message with your friends and family and consider donating once more.

Thanks for making our mission to provide temporary care for pets affected by domestic violence a reality. Many more families will escape family violence because you care.

 

The Pet Refuge team

We did it!

28/05/2019 at 4:42 PM

 

 

We did it!!! Together we have raised the $250,000 needed to complete New Zealand's first shelter dedicated to pets affected by domestic violence. We are absolutely blown away by your support and generosity.

 

 

 

On behalf of the pets, women, men and children all over New Zealand that Pet Refuge will help escape abuse, thank you. Any donation, big or small, has made a difference.

 

The $250,000 raised on PledgeMe will go to the internal fit out and completion of the shelter to create the best possible environment for distressed, traumatised pets.

 

Our crowd funding page will stay open until the 17th of June, which means the funds won’t come out of your account until then. Any funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards caring for the first vulnerable pets when Pet Refuge opens its shelter doors.

 

If you are interested in keeping up to date on our journey please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

 

Thanks again for your support! We couldn't do it without you.

The Pet Refuge team

 

 

 

We're half way there!

24/05/2019 at 8:44 PM

A heartfelt thank you for your pledge to help us build a shelter for pets affected by domestic violence. With your help, we are now 50% of the way towards reaching our target of $250,000 with $125,000 raised so far.  

 

Did you know you can get something in return for your pledge? Most of you are pledging without choosing a reward for your generosity.

You can choose from:

-         $20 Dog or Cat Postcard

-         $40 Cat Pack

-         $50 Oasis Beauty Gift Pack

-         $100 Bayer Seresto Flea Collar for Cats or Dogs

-         $290 ‘The Sanctuary’ A3 Artwork Print by Olivia Bezett

-         $2,500 Name a Cat or Dog Enclosure at the Shelter

-         Many more

 

We still have a long way to go with three weeks to raise another $125,000, so please share our message with your friends and family by sending them our moving video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LZ9x-MbZw

 

Thanks for your support! We couldn’t do it without you.

 

The Pet Refuge team

 

    Pledgers 2170

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 18:44:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 18:43:24 +1200
    Maureen Hodder
    2019-06-03 18:43:20 +1200

    "This is an amazing campaign - what an outstanding idea"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 18:42:33 +1200

    "Such a well needed service. "

    Wendy Welten
    2019-06-03 18:42:17 +1200
    Sarah
    2019-06-03 18:41:08 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 18:40:53 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 15:23:47 +1200

    "Great initiative and I hope something like this comes to other NZ centres soon."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 12:37:13 +1200

    "This is a great idea - thank you for thinking of the pets, who are part of the family."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 11:44:59 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-03 11:04:12 +1200

    "As an ex loss and grief counsellor I am absolutely aware of the impact of threats of cruelty to a four/two legged can have to an already incredibly vulnerable individual"

    Hanna
    2019-06-03 01:01:35 +1200
    Amy Bradshaw
    2019-06-02 21:28:23 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-02 19:23:30 +1200

    "AN EXCELLENT VENTURE TO SUPPORT THE VOICELESS."

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-02 18:57:06 +1200

    "Thank you so much for all you are doing to make a difference "

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-02 18:25:12 +1200

    "Amazing. Thank you so much."

    Bernice Collins
    2019-06-02 18:15:34 +1200
    Carol Buckley
    2019-06-02 16:25:07 +1200

    "Pets Save Lives"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-02 15:53:43 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2019-06-02 15:13:03 +1200
    Sarah hunter
    2019-06-02 15:09:26 +1200

    "Love what your doing"

    Kimberly Saldanha
    2019-06-02 12:32:46 +1200
    Vivienne Cumberland
    2019-06-02 11:51:35 +1200
    Rory
    2019-06-02 11:43:35 +1200
    Jenny Ryan
    2019-06-02 09:49:41 +1200

    "No-one has the right to injure animals"

    Gemma
    2019-06-01 23:06:29 +1200
    Kelly Maaka
    2019-06-01 22:28:44 +1200

    "I thank you with all my heart. "

    Natalie epsom
    2019-06-01 20:56:57 +1200
    Shelley Smith
    2019-06-01 19:34:23 +1200

    "I'm so happy to be supporting such a great idea!"

    Sarndra Hodder
    2019-06-01 19:24:37 +1200

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    New Zealand's First Shelter For Pets Affected By Domestic Violence

    Project 2019-04-30 10:50:28 +1200

     

    We did it! Together we have raised the $250,000 Pet Refuge Charitable Trust needs to build New Zealand's first shelter solely dedicated to housing animals affected by family violence. Because we know that not having a safe place for their pets to stay is a major barrier to women leaving violence.  

     

    This page will stay open until the 17th of June and any funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards enabling Pet Refuge to start caring for the first vulnerable pets when it opens its doors. You can still choose from one of our many rewards listed at the bottom of this page and then make a pledge by clicking on your chosen reward down the right-hand side of this page.

       

    The Issue

    Cruelty to animals is common in domestic violence. People who use violence will often threaten, injure and even kill a pet to control family members.

    Fear for their beloved pet's saftey is one reason people, usually women, delay leaving their abuser. Most can't take their pets with them when seeking refuge and fear they will be harmed or killed if they're left behind. 

    2018 Women's Refuge research of women whose partners had abused or threatened to abuse their pets found:

    • 23% had an animal killed by their partner
    • 53% delayed leaving family violence out of fear for their pet's saftey
    • 73% would have found it easier to leave if there was a shelter offering temporary accomodation for their pets

    Our Story

    When Julie Chapman (Founder and CEO of KidsCan) became aware that some people experiencing family violence delay leaving out of fear for their pet's lives, she felt driven to help. 

    With experience in implementing charitable initiatives that alleviate social problems, she developed a plan to remove one of the major barriers to leaving violent situations. "For many people, pets are family. For victims of domestic violence, they provide real solace. Leaving them behind with an abusive partner just isn't an option. We hope that if victims know their pets will well looked after while they escape, it will remove a barrier to them leaving." 

    We've already raised the money to build the structure of the shelter. Now we need your help to fit out the interior to turn it into a shelter that will provide care and comfort for vulnerable pets. 

     

    Our Solution

    Pet Refuge will build New Zealand's first shelter solely dedicated to housing pets affected by family violence, because we know that not having a safe place for them to stay is a major barrier to women leaving violence. 

    The Pet Refuge shelter is a purpose-designed building to provide temporary care and security for pets in family violence situations, with the end goal of reuniting each of them with thier owners so they can start new lives together in violence-free homes.

    Pet Refuge has partnered with Women's Refuge to assist pets via referrals. We will transport pets from around New Zealand to provide a national service for families affected by domestic violence. Each year, the shelter up to 500 pets including cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds.

    Where will your pledge go? 

    If we achieve our goal of raising $250,000, every dollar from this will be used for the internal fit out of the shelter. This will cover all the tangible things we need to turn a building structure into a sanctuary for pets, such as:

    • dog and cat and enclosure
    • play areas
    • bedding
    • toys
    • a health clinic
    • exercise and enrichment equipment

    Any additional funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards enabling Pet Refuge to start caring for the first vulnerable pets when it opens its doors. 

    How can you help?

    By making a pledge to help us reach our target!

    Choose from one of our many rewards listed below, and then make a pledge by clicking on your chosen reward down the right-hand side of this page. When you do this, your contribution will go to the completion of the shelter as all the rewards have been generously donated to Pet Refuge at no cost by our partners.

    Or skip the reward, make a pledge of any amount, and we will send you a tax receipt to claim your tax credit.*

    Spread the word, tell your friends and family, share our Facebook posts, and get New Zealand behind this important cause.

    To find out more about Pet Refuge New Zealand, visit: www.petrefuge.org.nz

     *Only a pledge that doesn’t receive a reward in return can be considered a donation as it must be unconditional, and therefore only donations will receive a tax receipt. 

    What is next? 

    The structural build for the shelter is already underway. If we reach our target of $250,000 we will turn the building structure into a safe sanctuary to start helping the first vulnerable pets affected by domestic violence in 2020. 

    Our Rewards

    Three months supply of Advocate flea and worming treatment for your cat or dog

    Advocate for Kittens & Cats is simple to use and is safe for use on kittens from 9 weeks of age. Applied topically once a month, protecting your cat against fleas as well as many commen worms and mites has never been easier. 

     

     

    Advocate for Puppies & Dogs is simple to use and is safe for use on puppies from 7 weeks of age. Applied topically once a month, protecting your dog against fleas as well as many commen worms and mites has never been easier.   

     

    'The Fisherman' by Mark Olsen 

    Oil on canvas

    Size: 60cm x 80cm x 100cm

    Mark Olsen paints expressive oil portraits of quirky characters that are treasured by first-time buyers and collectors alike. The textures and contours compel you to reach out for the surface. Olsen infuses his subjects with inner light so their personality shines from the canvas, inviting the viewer into the characters’ imaginary world. For more information please visit: www.facebook.com/markolsenartist

    Name a dog or cat enclosure

    Name a dog or cat enclosure at the Pet Refuge shelter when it opens next year. This could be your name, a dedication or in memory of a lost family member or pet. The naming plaque will be on the enclosure for 5 years, with the enclosure housing many dogs and cats in that time. 

     

    'The Sanctuary' limited edition print by Olivia Bezett

    Bespoke artwork by young, Kiwi artist Olivia Bezett who specialises in 'realistic surrealism' with coloured pencil. Bespoke artwork by young, Kiwi artist Olivia Bezett who specialises in 'realistic surrealism' with coloured pencil. Artwork depicts all the animals Pet Refuge will care for. Signed, limited edition prints available in A3, A2, A1 on high quality archiveal cotton rag paper.

     

          Name on Shelter Honours Board

    Our shelter honours board could display your name, a dedication or in memory of a lost family member or pet. This honours board will be hung with pride in the Pet Refuge shelter when it opens, to acknowledge your generous support which will make the shelter possible. 

     

       

          Nutro Wholesome Essentials (13.61kg) - Farm Raised Chicken, Brown Rice & Sweet Potato 

    NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Healthy Weight Adult Farm Raised Chicken, Lentils & Sweet Potato Recipe Dog Food is made with a tailored blend of protein and fiber to support healthy weight loss. The first ingredient in this nutritionally complete, low calorie diet is great tasting farm-raised chilcken.  

     

          Nutro Wholesome Essentials (13.61kg) - Pasture Fed Lamb & Rice (Adult)

    NUTRO Wholesome Essentials Large Breed Puppy Pasture-Fed Lamb & Rice Recipe Dog Food always starts with Pasture-Fed Lamb and is made with high quality nutrients like glucosamine and chondroitin. NUTRO Food for Dogs always follows The Nutro Feed Clean philosophy, is always made with Non-GMO Ingredients and contains so artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

     

    Woman's Day 6 month subscription

    Woman’s Day offers endless entertainment with the latest celebrity gossip and photos from around the world and New Zealand. Each week the magazine also delivers gripping real-life reads, affordable fashion, easy nutritious meals, quick beauty tips and more.

     

     

    NZ Woman's Weekly 6 month subscription

    New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is the country’s most read women’s magazine. A true publishing icon, the Weekly shares stories of real New Zealand women as well as in-depth royal news and celebrity features from abroad. 

     

    $50 Oasis Beauty Gift Pack

    Oasis Beauty make healthy sunscreen and sensitive skin repair that are all cruelty free. This little spotty bag contains three must have products Oasis Sun SPF30, Rhino Repair and Aloe Vera & Cucumber Healing Gel. 

    Oasis Sun SPF 30 offers sun protection for the harshest UV conditions but is always gentle on even the most sensitive skin. Rhino Repair is packed with powerful active naturals to assist wound healing and it’s super versatile so can double as everything from lip balm to nappy rash cream. Aloe Vera & Cucumber Healing Gel is the ultimate skin cooler – from itchy bites to sunburn this 100% natural formula instantly soothes.

    IAMS Dog Proactive Health (13.6kg) Chicken

    Formulated to nourish healthy joints. Fortified with essential minerals to help build strong bones. Builds strong, firm muscles with protein sourced from chicken and egg. Formulated with L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain healthy metabolism.

     

    IAMS Dog Proactive Health (13.6kg) Minichunks

    Builds strong, firm muscles with protein sourced from chicken and egg. Nourishes the heart with 7 essential nutrients. Formulated with L-carnitine to help burn fat and maintain healthy metabolism.

     

    Cat and Dry Treat Pack  

    Whiskas Dry 4kg. Made from real chicken, salmon or tuna, Whiskas Meaty Selections has a good level of protein that provides complete nutrition to your cats along with taste. Also the crispy kibble and soft meaty centre of delicious pockets adds more taste.

    Temptations Tasty Chicken Cat Treats. Your cat will love breaking through to the soft, savoury centre wrapped in a crunchy shell. Temptations are foil packed for freshness and come in a variety of delicious flavours.

     

    IAMS Cat Proactive Health - Different flavours 

    A 100% complete and balanced adult cat food with 0% fillers.

    Strong muscles: The 1st ingredient is real meat that helps maintain strong muscles.

    Healthy heart: Essential nutrients, including calcium and potassium, help to nourish a healthy heart.

    Healthy digestion: Unique fibre blend with prebiotics and beet pulp to support your cat's ability to absorb nutrients.

    Healthy teeth: Crunchy kibble designed to help reduce plaque build-up.

    Healthy skin & coat: Optimal Omega 6:3 ratio for a soft & shiny coat.

     

    $80 Fish pack

    • Sera Goldy Flake 60g
    • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
    • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
    • HW Mini Frog Asstd 6pc
    • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med
    • Sera pH Minus 250ml

    $60 Cat pack

    • VitaPet CAT TREAT
    • VitaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
    • VitaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm
    • GlamourPuss Slicker Brush
    • T&T Bliss Vibro Mouse

     

    $60 Fish pack

    • Sera Goldy Gran Diet 70g
    • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
    • BP Betta Plant Style 3 Gr
    • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
    • HW Mini Frog Asstd 6pc
    • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med

     

     

    $40 Cat pack

    • VitaPet CAT TREAT
    • VitaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
    • VitaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm

     

    $40 Small animal pack

    • Carefresh Hide n Seek Nat 2oz
    • Hay Bale Meadow 25Litre
    • Ware Lounging Logs Sml
    • Ware Bag O Chews Med 8pk
    • Ware Best Buy Bottle 8oz

     

    $40 Bird pack

    • Sera Tropical Granules 30g
    • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
    • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set
    • WaterWonder CoralBrown Med

     

    $40 Fish pack

    • Joy Ladder Expand 5 Step & Cup
    • MasterPet Cuttlefish Regular Blister
    • Ari Cage Cleaner Spray 500ml
    • VistaPet Millet Spray 90g

     

     

    $20 Cat pack

    • VistaPet CAT TREAT
    • VistaPet Stone Cat Dish 10cm
    • VistaPet Cat Stone Dble Dish 21.5cm

     

    $20 Small animal pack

    • Carefresh Hide n Seek Nat 2oz
    • Hay Bale Meadow 25Litre
    • Ware Bag O Chews Med 8pk

     

    $20 Bird pack

    • Joy Ladder Expand 5 Step & Cup
    • MasterPet Cuttlefish Regular Blister
    • VistaPet Millet Spray 90g

     

    $20 Fish pack

    • Sera O-Nip Trop Treat 24tabs
    • BP Betta Plant Style 2 Gr
    • Aquascrub Spare Brush Set

      

     
         

     

     

     

     

    Comments

    One more week to go

    11/06/2019 at 2:50 PM

    Together, we have raised an incredible $296,469, with one week to go. 

    This means we have reached our target to build the shelter. Now we need to raise funds to care for pets affected by domestic violence when we open our doors.

    Please help us reach $300,000 by next Monday the 17th of June at 9pm. This is the end of our campaign, so payments will be processed from this time which is why your donation hasn’t come out of your account yet.

    NEW REWARD ANNOUNCEMENT:

    We have new rewards up for grabs in exchange for a donation, without costing Pet Refuge a cent! If you have a beloved cat or dog, this one is for you:

    ·         Three-month supply of Advocate flea and worming treatment for your cat or dog, at a discounted price of $45 - $55 (up to 25% off RRP).

     

    Please share our message with your friends and family and consider donating once more.

    Thanks for making our mission to provide temporary care for pets affected by domestic violence a reality. Many more families will escape family violence because you care.

     

    The Pet Refuge team

    We did it!

    28/05/2019 at 4:42 PM

     

     

    We did it!!! Together we have raised the $250,000 needed to complete New Zealand's first shelter dedicated to pets affected by domestic violence. We are absolutely blown away by your support and generosity.

     

     

     

    On behalf of the pets, women, men and children all over New Zealand that Pet Refuge will help escape abuse, thank you. Any donation, big or small, has made a difference.

     

    The $250,000 raised on PledgeMe will go to the internal fit out and completion of the shelter to create the best possible environment for distressed, traumatised pets.

     

    Our crowd funding page will stay open until the 17th of June, which means the funds won’t come out of your account until then. Any funds raised over the $250,000 target will go towards caring for the first vulnerable pets when Pet Refuge opens its shelter doors.

     

    If you are interested in keeping up to date on our journey please follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

     

    Thanks again for your support! We couldn't do it without you.

    The Pet Refuge team

     

     

     

    We're half way there!

    24/05/2019 at 8:44 PM

    A heartfelt thank you for your pledge to help us build a shelter for pets affected by domestic violence. With your help, we are now 50% of the way towards reaching our target of $250,000 with $125,000 raised so far.  

     

    Did you know you can get something in return for your pledge? Most of you are pledging without choosing a reward for your generosity.

    You can choose from:

    -         $20 Dog or Cat Postcard

    -         $40 Cat Pack

    -         $50 Oasis Beauty Gift Pack

    -         $100 Bayer Seresto Flea Collar for Cats or Dogs

    -         $290 ‘The Sanctuary’ A3 Artwork Print by Olivia Bezett

    -         $2,500 Name a Cat or Dog Enclosure at the Shelter

    -         Many more

     

    We still have a long way to go with three weeks to raise another $125,000, so please share our message with your friends and family by sending them our moving video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3LZ9x-MbZw

     

    Thanks for your support! We couldn’t do it without you.

     

    The Pet Refuge team

     

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 18:44:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 18:43:24 +1200
      Maureen Hodder
      2019-06-03 18:43:20 +1200

      "This is an amazing campaign - what an outstanding idea"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 18:42:33 +1200

      "Such a well needed service. "

      Wendy Welten
      2019-06-03 18:42:17 +1200
      Sarah
      2019-06-03 18:41:08 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 18:40:53 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 15:23:47 +1200

      "Great initiative and I hope something like this comes to other NZ centres soon."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 12:37:13 +1200

      "This is a great idea - thank you for thinking of the pets, who are part of the family."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 11:44:59 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-03 11:04:12 +1200

      "As an ex loss and grief counsellor I am absolutely aware of the impact of threats of cruelty to a four/two legged can have to an already incredibly vulnerable individual"

      Hanna
      2019-06-03 01:01:35 +1200
      Amy Bradshaw
      2019-06-02 21:28:23 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-02 19:23:30 +1200

      "AN EXCELLENT VENTURE TO SUPPORT THE VOICELESS."

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-02 18:57:06 +1200

      "Thank you so much for all you are doing to make a difference "

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-02 18:25:12 +1200

      "Amazing. Thank you so much."

      Bernice Collins
      2019-06-02 18:15:34 +1200
      Carol Buckley
      2019-06-02 16:25:07 +1200

      "Pets Save Lives"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-02 15:53:43 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2019-06-02 15:13:03 +1200
      Sarah hunter
      2019-06-02 15:09:26 +1200

      "Love what your doing"

      Kimberly Saldanha
      2019-06-02 12:32:46 +1200
      Vivienne Cumberland
      2019-06-02 11:51:35 +1200
      Rory
      2019-06-02 11:43:35 +1200
      Jenny Ryan
      2019-06-02 09:49:41 +1200

      "No-one has the right to injure animals"

      Gemma
      2019-06-01 23:06:29 +1200
      Kelly Maaka
      2019-06-01 22:28:44 +1200

      "I thank you with all my heart. "

      Natalie epsom
      2019-06-01 20:56:57 +1200
      Shelley Smith
      2019-06-01 19:34:23 +1200

      "I'm so happy to be supporting such a great idea!"

      Sarndra Hodder
      2019-06-01 19:24:37 +1200
      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 17/06/2019 at 9:00 PM.