L.A.R.A - Animal Rescue & Farm Sanctuary is a Registered Charity dedicated to rescuing and re-homing larger farm type animals, also known as 'lifestyle' animals or 'farm pets'. Perfectly located in a big farming community, we are here to help 'lifestyle' animals that are either injured, sick, surplus, or need re-homing due to change in people's circumstances that own these pets. We don't interfere with farming or take in large commercial herds, instead we work with farmers and help bridge the gap between farmers and the community wishing to own a farm pet on their lifestyle block. We take in many rescued animals from Animal Control, SPCA, other rescues, farmers, and private individuals and help and help find them homes as pets.
Our Sanctuary side to the farm provides a safe haven for those animals non-rehomable, or sponsored. The farm relies totally on Sponsorship and/or Donations.
Winter is coming! You can help by Sponsoring.
Yes Winter is upon us, which for us means getting in more hard feed, more sawdust and wood chip, new Winter covers, more shelters and so on. How can you help? We are starting a new Sponsoring campaign where for just $5 per week, you can sponsor an animal here at the farm.
Winter is a costly time of year. The animals need to be kept warm, maintenance to shelters, new shelters, and we need to stock up on goat nuts, horse nuts, hay, straw, drenches and need new Winter covers for the equine animals.
If you want to help, but can't visit the farm or have anything to donate, you CAN make a huge difference by becoming a sponsor. Just a small donation of $5 per week, can really make a difference and help with feed costs, and care costs.
Browse our site for more info.
Cats and Kittens!
We are now helping many felines in our community. We stepped up to help when our Waikato SPCA closed. Despite them re-opening, we find we are still getting pleas for help, and are still rescuing and desexing felines.
If you would like to help our rescue work for felines, you can donate food, litter, warm fleecey blankets, or money as we struggle to meet the huge demand with so many undesexed felines out there, having more litters etc.
CLICK on the Facebook Icon below to go straight to our Facebook page 'LARA - Animal Rescue & Farm Sanctuary''. You can also PM (Private Message) us on Facebook if you have any questions/queries. Many of our 'new intakes' are first put on Facebook, which has a large 'reach' and helps us to quickly find loving permanent homes. See you there!