Cinnabun

Cinnabun is a gorgeous and lovely bunny. She’s got quite the appetite and happily wanders around with her food and settles in somewhere comfy to nibble away. Her favourite foods include small slices of peaches but she’s also a hay fan too. She’s cheeky and enjoys playtime with her food-ball. She loves being patted and will approach for affection. She is happy to be picked up and petted too.

When she has supervised outside time, Cinnabun happily zooms about and explores the yard. She nibbles on the grass and happily comes inside as it gets darker.

Her fluffy white fur is low maintenance but a brush to get rid of excess never goes astray. Cinnabun is easy to handle although her size means she takes up a fair bit of space! Cinnabun is desexed, microchipped and up to date with vaccinations. She also uses a litter tray wonderfully and happily settles in around the home. She currently lives with cats which doesn’t bother her.

Scout

The beautiful Scout came to Forever Friends in January 2022- after being surrendered by her owner whose personal circumstances changed. Scout is 17 hands high and approximately 15 years old. She was a former racehorse. Scout has been broken to ride although we have not had her under saddle yet.

During our interactions with Scout, we have found that she likes to be handled by patient and caring humans. She had not been handled for more than 12 months so her ground manners are a bit rusty. She is easy to catch however does not like to stand still for long periods of time. We’ve had her feet trimmed already and she did okay with that.

Scout has a very maternal quality and likes to be keep her bonded paddock buddies within site at all times. She demonstrates some separation anxiety when her paddock mates leave the paddock. We feel she will bond with a new herd and that bond will be very strong as well.

Potential adopters should be intermediate to experienced horse people as Scout developed some defensive habits in the racing industry that will take time to rehabilitate e.g biting. She requires somebody who is assertive with her and also understanding and patient with her rehabilitation. Potential adopters should be comfortable with a horse of her size and current behaviors. We will continue to work on both aspects while she is in our care.

As a Thoroughbred, Scout will require some hard feed during the winter months to keep her condition. She’ll also require appropriate rugging and shelter.

Scout’s forever home will be ready to love and care for her – both mentally and physically. They’ll need to provide lots of physical interaction and exercise to keep her engaged and strong guidance to help her feel safe and secure. Her forever home will have other permanent horses so that she will always have a paddock companion.

Scouts’ feet trims and health checks are up to date.

Are you Scout’s Forever Friend?

Maddy

Maddy is a 27 year old grey speckled Arab cross mare. Maddy was a brood mare and is now in her twilight years. Maddy is 14.2 hands high and a real gentle soul. She was broken to ride and would be suitable as a walking lead horse for children. She isn’t suitable to trot or canter now that she is in her senior years. She is great to handle on the ground and stands patiently for her feet trims and vet. She is quiet to saddle and bridle and easy to catch. Maddy had some teeth extracted late 2021 and now requires daily hard feed to provide her nutrition. She cannot consume large amounts of pasture food due to the cutting ability of her remaining teeth.
As a senior horse, Maddy will require rugging during the cooler months to keep her fit and well. She’ll also require appropriate shelter. Her worming, feet trims and vet/dental checks are all up to date.

Bella

Bella is a 15 year old brown Thoroughbred mare. She has been broken to ride although has not been under saddle for 3+ years. Bella is 16 hands high and has lots of energy. She will be suited to an intermediate to experienced rider only after some training and handling. She will be suitable for handling by an intermediate to experienced horse owner. She can be a bit pushy on the ground at times and so an assertive and confident handler work on this education with her. She is a very pretty horse and tends to become highly energised around male horses with the odd squeal and pawing at the fence. She has been kept in a herd with one gelding and was happy and comfortable in that arrangement. She has also been kept with her best friend Maddy and took over the herd leader role when it was just the two of them. Bella is not suitable for a beginner horse rider.
As a Thoroughbred, Bella will require some hard feed during the winter months to keep her condition. She’ll also require appropriate rugging and shelter

Cashie

The handsome boy Cashie came to Forever Friends in January 2022- after being surrendered by his owner whose income circumstances changed. He is 15.3 hands high and approximately 14 years old. He is suited as a companion horse and not as a riding horse.

During our interactions with Cashie, we have found that he likes to be handled by patient and caring humans. He’s very affectionate and we believe that most people who meet him will fall in love with him.
We have done some liberty work with him and he’s responded well to that. As a former racehorse, he has the training and desire to to go fast and his training instincts activate when he sees wide open spaces. We have found that he walks well on the lead and responds well when he is given activities that require him to focus and think. We have been been using ground work with changes in direction and lunging to engage his active mind. Cashie becomes nervous when his feet are lifted and we will continue to work with him on this and his horse floating skills until his forever home is found. Cashie is sound in the paddock and a great companion to the other horses in the herd.

As a Thoroughbred, Cashie will require some hard feed during the winter months to keep his condition. He’ll also require appropriate rugging and shelter. His rugs will be supplied to the new owner as part of his adoption.

Cashie’s forever home will be ready to love and care for him – both mentally and physically. They’ll need to provide lots of physical interaction and exercise to keep his busy mind satisfied and guidance to keep him physically and mentally fit. His forever home will have other permanent horses so that he will always have a paddock companion.

Cashie’s health checks, teeth, worming are up to date.

Are you Cashie’s Forever Friend?

Chickens & Roosters

Forever Friends Animal Rescue has a variety of lovely hens and roosters available for adoption, some former battery hens, who now deserve a loving home with space to roam and a safe place to roost at night.

They are now all happy and healthy and ready to be a loving family member.

So, if having a backyard chickens has always been your dream, or you want to add to your brood, now might be the time!

They are available for adoption at $25 each to homes with safe, fox-proof enclosures where they will not be used for food and will be valued as not just egg producers. Chooks are lovely animals to have around – they also fertilise your garden and help keep away bugs and slugs!