eans is New Zealands first farm animal sanctuary dedicated to lambs. We love lambs and the sheep they become. We focus on these wooly bundles of joy because they deserve it and we understand them the most. Many lambs die each year from hypothermia. For example one storm in New Zealand killed 100,000 (link
Presently we only have limited access to land so we are unable to expand. Our goal is to acquire much more land and take in many more lambs. We aim to create a sanctuary for animals, people and nature.
Any land we acquire will have natural areas expanded and restored, and where possible placed into a QEII covenant.
Sheep who are accustomed to humans have a calming effect which is great for mental health. Just interacting with them is a great way to destress. We also aim to help people by creating a community space where they can meet the animals.
We also work with farmers to help save their lambs including administering antibiotics or other life saving measures for no charge. It's then entirely up to the farmer if they want to keep or surrender the lamb to us.
Saint Beans is run by Beans’ human dad Brendon
. Brendon has worked around the world in the creative industry developing projects with some of the worlds’s most well-known brands. He returned to NZ to process a working visa for his next international move but then he started rescuing lambs and didn’t stop. Not the best career move, doh! Since then he has decided he now wants to spend his time dedicated to the animals.