Rehoming

We’re mad about our piggies!

The little guinea pigs we receive at Liberty Foundation – released from research establishments – come from a range of backgrounds. They are all individuals with their own histories, personalities and needs. They are generally cheeky little ones who are quite young when they come to us and transition well to life outside the research establishment. They are ready for the next stage in their lives in the community and many have gone on to become treasured pets and companions.…

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The story so far…

Every year that I’m able to work rehoming animals from research establishments is a ‘great year’. But this year was ‘extra’ great. We were able to upgrade our presence online and start fundraising and accepting members – a critical milestone. We were able to extend our reach and work with wonderful volunteer foster carers and adopters. Most importantly, we were able to rehome nearly 90 animals over the course of the year including rats, mice, guinea pigs and one dog.…

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New Zealand gets onboard with rehoming

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society has been campaigning for mandatory rehoming of animals from research since its major action in 2017 run in collaboration with ‘no kill’ animal shelter Helping you help animals (HUHA). Thousands of animals are euthanised after being used for research, testing and teaching in New Zealand each year. Executive director of NZAVS Tara Jackson told Liberty Foundation that after lobbying and awareness-raising, New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries announced that it was going to actively start…

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Road to freedom for guinea pig boys

  A group of nine young guinea pig boys were rehomed by Liberty Foundation Australia recently – taken from their early life in a research establishment, to living a free-range existence on a farm in the northern rivers region of New South Wales. “To say it’s a life beyond their wildest dreams would be an understatement,” says Liberty Foundation founder Paula Wallace. “Our work is all about giving animals the space and time to be themselves, to form meaningful bonds…

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“This is My Year” – A Celebration of Rehoming Animals from Research

  Since October 2017, Liberty Foundation has been rehoming animals from research establishments in the community as wonderful pets and companions. We have rehomed a beautiful dog, as well as many rats, mice, fish and guinea pigs. So far, we’ve rehomed nearly 250 individuals, all with their own personalities, likes and dislikes, who have all found the perfect home for them. Here’s a video which introduces  you to some of the animals we’ve had the privilege to rehome and shows…

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HUHA shows how it’s done, successfully rehoming 33 beagles from research

A remarkable event occurred in New Zealand in 2011: 33 beagles were released from a scientific research facility that all went on to be placed in suitable ‘forever’ homes with people in the community. Oh, except one. Doris came back due to no fault of her own, after trying out a few homes, and it was then that sanctuary founder Carolyn Press-McKenzie realised this beagle was determined to become the ‘poster child’ of the rehoming movement. She became a permanent…

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Liberty Foundation

Liberty Foundation (Aust) Limited is a not-for-profit organisation. It aims to facilitate the release, rehabilitation and rehoming of animals from research establishments in Australia in order that they may live out the course of their natural lives free from research and scientific experimentation.