To make an enquiry for re-homing, please drop us an email in the box below. Re-homing fees can be made via internet banking or cash on collection. We have no choice but to charge a nominal re-homing fee, to help with the cost of feed, veterinary care, new pens, cages, shelters, milk formula, hay, vaccinations, and other items necessary to continue our rescue and re-homing work for lifestyle animals.
Please use the same email form if you would like US to consider taking in any 'lifestyle' animals for rehoming. We consider all breeds/types. New residents will be quarantined upon arrival just in case of illness or disease, before we add them to our pens. We charge NO fee to intake animals here, but accept donations if you wish to make one. Donations can be made under the spirit of 'koha'. This can be a gift of feed, hay, straw, wood shavings, buckets... basically anything that you may feel would be useful around the farm for the animals...or to help care for your surrendered animal. We receive NO public funding here. So please bear in mind we will have to feed & care for your animal you surrender whilst we find new homes.
If you wish to rehome any of our chickens or other animals, please email or phone the farm to let us know when you intend to pick up. We are very happy to hold them for you until a suitable time, but it is best to make sure we are about and able to catch them beforehand as most of our animals free range. Please bring a suitable box too for transportation. Plastic carrier bags, the cross bar of a bicycle and the glove box of your car are NOT suitable for transportation. Also bear in mind if you are adopting a goat, you may wish to bring a collar/chain/leash for them in order to transport safely. We cannot keep giving collars away, so bringing your own is a good idea. Thank you.
You can easily get to us by getting onto the Waingaro Rd which is West from either Ngaruawahia or Huntly. Simply head for Waingaro Hot Springs/Hotel and Brooklands Country Estate. Go past both of these (also go past the Raglan turn off) and take the next left AFTER Brooklands Estate into Te Akau Road. Go for approx 10km to the village itself of Te Akau, go past the school etc and once out of the village take the first LEFT into Te Akau SOUTH Rd. (there is a small white chapel on this left corner) Go approx 4km down Te Akau South and you reach the rescue farm. This applies to those coming from the SH1 route. If coming from SOUTH Hamilton, get on the SH23 and head for Raglan. Just before the village of Te UKU, turn right into Ohautira Road - signposted to > Waingaro. At the other end you will come out onto the Waingaro Rd itself. Simply turn left, and left again a few km along into Te Akau Rd. Follow route as above from here. This saves heading up to Ngaruawahia or Huntly for those coming South of Hamilton who are nearer to Raglan area.
email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07-974-9024 Ute Mob: 027-3663-127 Mobile 027-278-4080 (there is no cell coverage at the farm unless you have an iphone and we can receive texts via Messenger)
Address: LARA Animal Rescue 589 Te Akau SOUTH Road, Ngaruawahia 3793 WAIKATO RD1
We are often outside with the animals, and so may not hear the phone. Please leave a message, as we do check frequently for any missed calls, or phone back in a few minutes. Even though we run at breakneck speed to reach the farmhouse and grab the phone, we haven't mastered warp speed yet! We are mostly here 24/7. We will get back to you as soon as we can if you leave a message and number. Sadly our antiquated exchange does not provide caller display, so please bear that in mind if you expect a call back, and leave a landline number if possible, as calling from landline to mobile seriously pushes up our phone bill, which could be better used on the animals. Thank you.
Please also use the enquiry form, or the email address above, if you wish to report any unwanted poultry, waterfowl or other lifestyle animal that needs a home, or just have a general question. We are happy to help. Thank you.