DONATIONS NEEDED URGENTLY: Introducing one of my highest maintenance patients! This is “”Jewel””. She came into my care after suffering from mange, on closer inspection I found a horrendous & extremely vicious dog attack. She has numerous wounds on her body which have required a large number of Vet visits over the past few weeks. Not only for procedures but also large amounts of antibiotics & also pain relief earlier on. Her prognosis is excellent thankfully! I have no photo's of her before treatment as I was also busy with another hog who has mastitis and a possible tumor, also 36 more hogs in need of my care. If you can help no matter how small I would very much appreciate it. You probably all know by now that this is my full time (100% voluntary job). Not only for hogs in my personal care but also placement of hogs needing help with fosterers all around NZ. We in the network share what we can but this is a request for me this time. If you can help Hedgehog Rescue New Zealands bank account number is ASB 12-3221-0117636-00. Please use “HOGS NAME JACKS” as the reference. Thanks in advance. Jacqui. ... See MoreSee Less
We at the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society know how hard you guys work for the animals! We are also doing our best to get animals out of research facilities and we need your help. Recently NZAVS and Helping You Help Animals (HUHA) collaborated on a petition called Out of the Labs which asks Parliament to introduce a mandatory retirement policy for animals used for research, testing, and teaching. We received over 15,000 signatures on this petition!
Currently there is no incentive for researchers to rehome animals after research is complete and the vast majority are euthanised. This included animals that could be rehabilitated and rehomed through amazing organisations like yours! We think it is extremely unfair that researchers get to determine which animals live and which ones die when they are not professional animal rescuers!
We know that animal rescue is a difficult passion, is at times thankless, and that resources are scarce. We also know, however, that there are lots of rehomeable animals out there who have not known the love of amazing, compassionate, incredible rescue staff and volunteers!
We have been asked to make a submission to the Primary Production Select Committee as the next stage in getting the mandatory retirement policy turned into law. We would love to be able to say that your organization would be open to receiving ex-lab animals when your resources allow.
There are many diverse types of animals used for research, testing and teaching, and there are labs all over New Zealand where they are experimented on. By stating that you support this petition and would be open to being involved in some animals’ journeys from lab to loving home, you are not committing yourself to taking in any animals. We would just like to be able to show that there are wonderful rescue organisations around New Zealand who are willing to rescue and rehabilitate these animals if they can.
We are aiming to create an amendment in the Animal Welfare Act, where adoption/rehoming must be considered first for animals used for research, testing or teaching in New Zealand, before euthanasia. This does not mean that research facilities will have to rehome all animals, it simply means that the research facility must try and find a place that can rehome animals that they have used before euthanasia can be considered. Currently it is near impossible to rescue and rehome ex-lab animals because facilities are under no obligation to do so. We want to make it very clear that we are not trying to create more work for you and other great organisations who work hard to rescue and rehome animals, we are simply trying to give animals used for animal experimentation an alternative fate.
There is a list of the kinds of animals used for research, testing, and teaching in New Zealand below and we have attached a short form for you to fill out and return to us.
Please send any questions to email@example.com
Thank you so much for your time and for the amazing work that you do for animals,
Tara Jackson Executive Director New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society Inc.
Animals used for research, testing and teaching in NZ: Amphibians Cats Cattle Cephalopod/Crustacea Deer Dogs Fish Fowls/chickens Goats Guinea Pigs Horses Mice Other birds (please specify) Other species (please specify) Pigeons Possums Rabbits Rats Reptiles Sheep Out Of The Labs | Helping You Help Animals | Supported by NZAVS Official Website for Out Of The Labs. outofthelabs.org.nz Tara Jackson Form for rescue and rehoming centers.docx ... See MoreSee Less