ARRC (Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre Trust) Wildlife Trust was founded in 2003 by Dr. Liza Schneider. Since then they have been assisting the Department of Conservation, vet clinics, and the public with the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife in the Bay of Plenty.

Passionate about caring for New Zealand’s native wildlife, ARRC work to educate, and create public awareness in order to ensure the long-term health of wildlife and their natural environment.

ARRC’s vision is “A nation where our wildlife, animals and natural heritage are respected and cherished.”

Their mission is:

  • To provide specialised services, programmes and facilities for the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and animals.
  • To demonstrate, educate and inform our community about the importance of respect and responsibility for the well-being of our wildlife, animals and natural heritage.

ARRC has a credible, reputable and qualified team with many years of experience, proven performance, and results in caring for and protecting New Zealand’s precious wildlife.

Native wildlife may only be looked after by people who have permission from the Department of Conservation. Non-native wildlife such as thrushes, sparrows and most ducks may be cared for by anyone but it is important to have a working knowledge on how to care for them. See here for information on what to do if you find an injured bird.

Annually, ARRC take in and care for more than 800 wild animals, most of which are birds.

How to Help
There are several ways you can support ARRC. You can help every day by:

  • Always respecting animals, wildlife and their environment.
  • Cleaning up your waste, recycling where possible and using natural resources wisely.
  • Looking after your pet responsibly and ensuring that they are cared for and do not threaten wildlife.

Find Out More
Check out the links below to find out more about ARRC.