1:15pm: TALK – Coces: Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Cath Chittenden

Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Coces Vehreschild, Sanctuary worker, Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Sanctuary worker Coces, spends many of their waking hours caring and attending to the needs of rescued animals. Coces will share heartfelt stories of some of their most notable long-term residents including a cow called Iris and Merge the goat. They will also explain the core values behind the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary and give a fascinating insight into everyday life caring for rescued animals. Set up by the Animal Protection Society ten years ago, the Society bought 26 acres of land to set up a sanctuary for animals founded on animal rights principles and have never looked back. Visit their website for more information and to learn about their open day in November.


The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a highly respected animal sanctuary in Ōtaki that proudly promotes a vegan lifestyle. They are responsible for rescuing and caring for over 200 injured, neglected or unwanted farmed animals.


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