Maridan's Menagerie

Maridan's Menagerie

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We love all animals here at CATMANTOO
These are the lucky ones...Thanks to animal sanctuaries like:
Edgar's Mission: Edgar's Mission https://www.edgarsmission.org.au/
Maridan's Menagerie: Maridan's Menagerie
Where Pigs Fly: Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary
Friends of the hound Friends of the Hound - Greyhound Adoption Group
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary https://currumbinsanctuary.com.au/
Also, people who adopt or foster animals in their homes.
Most were saved from factory farms and certain death, or from a life of exploitation or euthanasia. Some were found just wandering the countryside after escaping. Some bought at auction so butchers couldn't buy them. These non-profit organizations stress that avoiding meat and dairy is the 'biggest way' to lower your impact on Earth, at the same time, save the lives of the most vulnerable beings on the planet.
** NEW VIDEO**
Animals walking to the beat (Staying Alive ๐ŸŽถ)
We love all animals here at catmantoo, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ‘
THANK YOU! Edgar's Mission > Edgar's Mission
Maridan's Menagerie > Maridan's Menagerie
Where Pigs Fly > Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary
Friends of the Hound > Friends of the Hound - Greyhound Adoption Group

https://youtu.be/r1073susxGE
Kissing Chickens will have a cupcake stall at Stocklands this coming Saturday. All money goes to the fund to build an aviary for the birds at Maridan's Menagerie. What better excuse do you need - if indeed you need an excuse to eat a cupcake!!
Animal rescue sanctuaries around Queensland are really feeling the drought. ๐Ÿ”ฅ Why not help them too? ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿท๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿด๐Ÿช๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฆ™๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿพ
Many of us admire the work these sanctuaries do and rely on them to help rescue farm animals from inevitable death. ๐Ÿ’€ We donโ€™t want to see them turn away animals in need because their bills are through the roof. Many struggle to keep the donations rolling in. Letโ€™s dig into our pockets, be it shallow or deep, and help out those who continue to do it tough away from the media spotlight. ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ๐Ÿ’ฒ
Qld sanctuaries you can donate to include:
โžก๏ธ Cranky's FARM
โžก๏ธ Deathrow Unchained Animal Rescue
โžก๏ธ EMMAS
โžก๏ธ Farm Animal Rescue
โžก๏ธ Maridan's Menagerie

(Photo credit: Kaz Wibo)
It took a little longer for our 2020 New Year newsletter to fly out but finally it has landed and with new local inspiration offerings from >>>
Sundalah House, Plant Essentials, Taryn Claire, Jan Leese, Maridan's Menagerie, King Konz School of Music, Townsville City Council, Townsville Tri Club, and Tricia Sharkey at Colour Wellness Centre.
AND
of course you can always find LOTS more Health, Wisdom & Inspiration on our local Wellness Directory!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒท
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Join Sammys Wheat Bags and Weighted Blankets, Ice Cream Sundy, Rogie Rabbit - All Things Handmade, Bees Pacific Honey, Baliville, Miss Belle, Erwin's Asian Cuisine & Pastries, Ren Cole Jewellery, Maridan's Menagerie, Rainbow Gardens, Crystal Creek Plantation and many more at Willows Rotary Markets tomorrow from 7.30am.
Maridan's Menagerie have the perfect feel good present for Christmas. Why not help out this amazing charity that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes all creatures great and small.

#rotarymarkets #community #feelgood #supportlocalbusiness #townsvilleshines
Green Vision films is excited to present their first screening - 'Maridan's Menagerie the Documentary'. EDEN Rising Sun cafe will be hosting the premiere with an amazing plant-based tapas night on Friday the 20th September at 6.30pm. Be sure to secure your tickets now as numbers are limited.

Come and view the intimate daily procedures of running an animal sanctuary, with a post-screening Q and A with the directors of the sanctuary.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.edenrisingsun.com/events
Hi can I donate $5 each week? I can do a direct debit. I know it is not much but it will add up over time.
We've nearly finished the Maridan's Menagerie documentary which has been over a year in the making!

The doco will shed light on the north Queensland animal sanctuary, along with its founders and volunteers, who tirelessly work to make the world a kinder place for ex-farmed animals. Keep an eye out for the yet-to-be-announced premiere. Produced by Bijoux Visual and Jellyfish Marketing, with beautiful camera-work by Chun Wong, it will be 30 mins of insight into the only vegan animal sanctuary in Northern Queensland.
I'm at it again... This time, I flew north. Maridan's Menagerie
Letโ€™s get super fit and super healthy!!!! Awesome day at Maridan's Menagerie

Love life and LOVE your body! - #liveyourbesife ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Maridanโ€™s is a small family operated animal sanctuary located near Townsville. We rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and provide sanctuary to farm animals and aquarium fish in need.

Please note that we are not open to the public. Maridan's Menagerie is a registered charity with DGR status, as such all donations of $2 and above are tax deductible.

Operating as usual

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 25/12/2021

Guys, we really need your help ๐Ÿ’”

Stevie disappeared from Oak Valley, but she may have wandered into the highway or been picked up by someone driving through.

She's a 10yr old stumpy tail blue cattle dog.
She is microchipped and friendly.
Last seen in our backyard at end of Chisholm Trail on Wednesday 22/12/21. From what it looks like a wallaby had gotten into the yard and damaged it getting out again.
She is a beloved family pet and we are very concerned as she's never gotten out before. She is in treatment for Melanoma and needs to be home ASAP.
If you see her can you please try and get her in a yard or put a lead on her, and message us, call Dan on 0411365686 or Marianne 0417643118 ๐Ÿ™

Thank you and Merry Christmas

Note: one of the pictures is of Stevie earlier this year when she had a knee reconstruction. This is to show her markings, she in not in a cast now.

24/12/2021

From all of us, to all of you, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

"Be kind to all kinds "

From all of us, to all of you, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

"Be kind to all kinds "

11/12/2021

Fifi is always so eager to lend a snout when maintaining the fences ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Fifi is always so eager to lend a snout when maintaining the fences ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

08/12/2021

Simon and John have been adopted ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅฐ

As many of our supporters would know, the past 2 years have been challenging to say the least. Covid had restricted us from hosting open days which were by far our greatest means of fundraising. Like so many other organisations, we've had to adapt. We've not only moved more to online sponsorships, but have also made the difficult decision to rehome some of our longtime residents.

After the best part of 12 months vetting potential caregivers for John and Simon we finally settled on a family with extensive large animal experience and a special place in their hearts for Buffalo. Confident we had finally found the right place for our boys, they were loaded onto a truck and transported to their forever home.

Almost a week has passed since their road trip and both Simon and John have settled in beautifully. As hard as it is to see these boys go we know they have each other and we couldn't have hoped for a better home ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you would like to sign up to become a sponsor please visit our website for more details.

www.maridansmenagerie.com

Simon and John have been adopted ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅฐ

As many of our supporters would know, the past 2 years have been challenging to say the least. Covid had restricted us from hosting open days which were by far our greatest means of fundraising. Like so many other organisations, we've had to adapt. We've not only moved more to online sponsorships, but have also made the difficult decision to rehome some of our longtime residents.

After the best part of 12 months vetting potential caregivers for John and Simon we finally settled on a family with extensive large animal experience and a special place in their hearts for Buffalo. Confident we had finally found the right place for our boys, they were loaded onto a truck and transported to their forever home.

Almost a week has passed since their road trip and both Simon and John have settled in beautifully. As hard as it is to see these boys go we know they have each other and we couldn't have hoped for a better home ๐Ÿ˜Š

If you would like to sign up to become a sponsor please visit our website for more details.

www.maridansmenagerie.com

29/11/2021

Did someone say dinner time?

Did someone say dinner time?

15/11/2021

We hope you are as excited as Scarlett is to see some new fish go into our large community aquarium ๐Ÿ˜Š

These 4 little cuties are Red Forest Jewel Cichlids. They're native to Africa, and have a reputation of being thugs if housed in smaller tanks. These guys and girls were no exception. Sadly they proved to be unsuitable in their previous home. We don't anticipate any issues though in our large and intricate aquarium.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

10/11/2021

Stevie recently had her 3 month checkup following her melanoma surgery and so far there's zero sign of the cancer having spread! She's not out of the woods yet with another important checkup in January, but so far so good โ˜บ๏ธ

Hopefully this 10year old rescued goofball will be in our lives for years to come

Stevie recently had her 3 month checkup following her melanoma surgery and so far there's zero sign of the cancer having spread! She's not out of the woods yet with another important checkup in January, but so far so good โ˜บ๏ธ

Hopefully this 10year old rescued goofball will be in our lives for years to come

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 29/10/2021

Some lovely rescued faces to brighten up your day, just as they brighten ours ๐Ÿ’š

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 19/10/2021

On Friday last week we farewelled our beautiful, goofy, gentle greyhound Pedro. His terminal bone cancer diagnosis claimed him much quicker than we ever would have thought ๐Ÿ’” We appreciate your understanding while we briefly stopped posting on this page.

This is the second rescued greyhound that we have lost to this terrible, cruel illness, and some of you may recall Rory who passed away roughly 2.5 years ago. Sadly greyhounds are bred to be fast, not to live long lives. We encourage all our supporters and followers to give the monstrous greyhound industry the boot. One day this exploitative industry will hopefully and finally be confined to the history books...

We love you Pedro, and miss you so much ๐Ÿ’”

10/09/2021

Maridan's will take a short break from updating our page. Two of our dogs have recently, and within a couple of months of each other, both received a terminal cancer diagnosis. Thankfully they are both doing ok, but as you can probably understand we are very distressed. As a result our little family is withdrawing for a time while we focus on their (and our wellbeing).

Rest assured that we continue to operate, and will respond to messages, but our page will not be updated for a few weeks. We will send a more detailed message to our kind sponsors in the next couple of days.

Thank you for your understanding, and continued support.

๐Ÿ’”

29/08/2021

There's a new friend who has moved into our front yard: a male Bowerbird, who is currently decorating his nest with white objects in the hopes of attracting a mate. He's definitely got some peculiar items stashed in there too! It's pretty neat to see all the unique and beautiful birdlife we have out here :)

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

There's a new friend who has moved into our front yard: a male Bowerbird, who is currently decorating his nest with white objects in the hopes of attracting a mate. He's definitely got some peculiar items stashed in there too! It's pretty neat to see all the unique and beautiful birdlife we have out here :)

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

21/08/2021

Cows are the best kind of oversized puppy ๐Ÿฅฐ

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Cows are the best kind of oversized puppy ๐Ÿฅฐ

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

09/08/2021

That look you get when you are even slightly slow to deliver dinner ๐Ÿ˜‚

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

That look you get when you are even slightly slow to deliver dinner ๐Ÿ˜‚

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 01/08/2021

It's been a very productive weekend. Both Loki, the goat, and Tiger, the horse, have found a beautiful new home and Dan has been busy installing our new cattle panels. This new internal pen will be fabulous for helping to contain animals for worming and health treatments, as well as loading animals up for adoption into floats.

Improvements such as these are quite costly, so we would love it if you could help us out with a tax deductible donation :)

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

24/07/2021

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beautiful donkey matriarch, Bella ๐Ÿ’”

Unfortunately our old girl was becoming increasingly unwell and losing condition, and while veterinary care was provided and every effort made to help, her spark was gone. The decision was therefore made alongside our vet that it was time to allow her to rest.

She will be deeply missed.

Her donkey friend, Samuel, and son, Harry, were able to say their goodbyes and are thankfully both doing well.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beautiful donkey matriarch, Bella ๐Ÿ’”

Unfortunately our old girl was becoming increasingly unwell and losing condition, and while veterinary care was provided and every effort made to help, her spark was gone. The decision was therefore made alongside our vet that it was time to allow her to rest.

She will be deeply missed.

Her donkey friend, Samuel, and son, Harry, were able to say their goodbyes and are thankfully both doing well.

13/07/2021

Our good boy Samuel wants to draw everyone's attention to the fact that donkeys are awesome. Their loud, distinctive call can be heard by other donkeys up to nearly 100km away. They also have excellent memories, and can recall other individuals that they encountered over 25 years ago even when separated.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Our good boy Samuel wants to draw everyone's attention to the fact that donkeys are awesome. Their loud, distinctive call can be heard by other donkeys up to nearly 100km away. They also have excellent memories, and can recall other individuals that they encountered over 25 years ago even when separated.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

08/07/2021

Here is your timely reminder (if you haven't already done so) to take pork off your fork because pigs are awesome and deserve better.

Yanni, the One-Eared Wonder Pig and pig dog survivor, is here to provide motivation :)

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Here is your timely reminder (if you haven't already done so) to take pork off your fork because pigs are awesome and deserve better.

Yanni, the One-Eared Wonder Pig and pig dog survivor, is here to provide motivation :)

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

02/07/2021

Tiger is up for adoption ๐Ÿ’š

He's a 7yr old quarterhorse gelding. This friendly and playful boy would make a great companion horse. He is halter trained and leads well. He has just undergone a health check and has had his teeth done. While he has no ongoing health issues, a leg injury sustained when he was a foal means he will not be rehomed to anyone intending to ride him.

That having been said, he loves helping around the sanctuary and tries to make himself useful whenever possible ๐Ÿ˜…

If you would like to adopt Tiger please private message us or visit www.maridansmenagerie.com to see our full list of animals up for adoption โ˜บ๏ธ

30/06/2021

Stay safe everyone ๐Ÿ’š

While Townsville's snap lockdown caught us by surprise, as luck would have it the day beforehand we stocked up on fencing supplies. With a stay at home order until the end of the week we've got no excuse but to upgrade our perimeter fences ๐Ÿ˜

"Be kind to all kinds."

www.maridansmenagerie.com

Stay safe everyone ๐Ÿ’š

While Townsville's snap lockdown caught us by surprise, as luck would have it the day beforehand we stocked up on fencing supplies. With a stay at home order until the end of the week we've got no excuse but to upgrade our perimeter fences ๐Ÿ˜

"Be kind to all kinds."

www.maridansmenagerie.com

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 22/06/2021

Here's some pictures of Latte enjoying some tasty wholemeal bread to celebrate world camel day ๐Ÿฅฐ

22/06/2021

Happy World Camel Day! ๐Ÿฅณ

Here are some exciting and fun facts about these fabulous animals to brighten your day:

- Camels can live up to 40 years of age.

- There are two species of camels, the two-humped Bactrian Camel, and the single-humped Dromedary. Here in Australia we only have the Dromedary.

- Australia has one of the healthiest and most genetically pure Camel populations in the world.

- Contrary to the popular myth camels do not store water in their humps. They are actually a form of fat storage, which helps the Camel better regulate their body temperature.

- Male camels can reach a height of 2m and a weight of 600kg.

- Camels are very playful and inquisitive creatures who can form close social bonds with not only other camels but other animals as well.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Happy World Camel Day! ๐Ÿฅณ

Here are some exciting and fun facts about these fabulous animals to brighten your day:

- Camels can live up to 40 years of age.

- There are two species of camels, the two-humped Bactrian Camel, and the single-humped Dromedary. Here in Australia we only have the Dromedary.

- Australia has one of the healthiest and most genetically pure Camel populations in the world.

- Contrary to the popular myth camels do not store water in their humps. They are actually a form of fat storage, which helps the Camel better regulate their body temperature.

- Male camels can reach a height of 2m and a weight of 600kg.

- Camels are very playful and inquisitive creatures who can form close social bonds with not only other camels but other animals as well.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

18/06/2021

Pigs are such underrated animals, and we think that's just wrong. Here at Maridan's we care for 8 such marvellous creatures, and each one has a very distinctive personality and temperament. Violet, who is featured in this photo, is a pretty laidback and friendly girl who absolutely relishes in taking nice long naps, eating the occasional bread roll or watermelon, and getting her butt scratched ๐Ÿ˜

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Pigs are such underrated animals, and we think that's just wrong. Here at Maridan's we care for 8 such marvellous creatures, and each one has a very distinctive personality and temperament. Violet, who is featured in this photo, is a pretty laidback and friendly girl who absolutely relishes in taking nice long naps, eating the occasional bread roll or watermelon, and getting her butt scratched ๐Ÿ˜

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

09/06/2021

Beautiful Latte is our paddock matriarch, and has acted as herd mum for all our rescued bovines since they were small. This is a role which she continues to maintain, with her protective behaviour ranging from ensuring that new arrivals are appropriately inducted into the herd to putting the others in their place if they get too silly. She's one big lady with an even bigger personality, and our sanctuary would not be the same without her cheeky, joyful and wise presence.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Beautiful Latte is our paddock matriarch, and has acted as herd mum for all our rescued bovines since they were small. This is a role which she continues to maintain, with her protective behaviour ranging from ensuring that new arrivals are appropriately inducted into the herd to putting the others in their place if they get too silly. She's one big lady with an even bigger personality, and our sanctuary would not be the same without her cheeky, joyful and wise presence.

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

06/06/2021

We are currently (and have been for some time) experiencing difficulties uploading content to our page. Our internet is unfortunately quite poor, and we suspect that this may be a contributing factor . Nevertheless, here is a photo of Scarlett, our site supervisor, impressed by Vincent's dedication to help clean our produce bins ๐Ÿคฃ

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

We are currently (and have been for some time) experiencing difficulties uploading content to our page. Our internet is unfortunately quite poor, and we suspect that this may be a contributing factor . Nevertheless, here is a photo of Scarlett, our site supervisor, impressed by Vincent's dedication to help clean our produce bins ๐Ÿคฃ

"Be kind to all kinds."
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Photos from Maridan's Menagerie's post 30/05/2021

As crap as it is cleaning out pig stalls (pun intended), it has turned us into accidental pumpkin farmers. The pig waste goes on our garden and before we knew it we were inundated with pumpkins. Weโ€™ll keep a few for ourselves and the rest goes back to the pigs. Now thatโ€™s a circle of life we can get behind ๐Ÿ˜

25/05/2021

Hereโ€™s a post about a post ๐Ÿ˜

Thatโ€™s right, our cow scratcher and oiler is now up and operational, and our beasties wasted no time in getting stuck straight in. Weโ€™re currently experiencing difficulties uploading video footage to our page, but will hopefully share some soon :)

Thank you again to everyone who donated, and to our amazing volunteers for helping to put it all together ๐Ÿ˜Š you guys are awesome!

โ€œBe kind to all kinds.โ€
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Hereโ€™s a post about a post ๐Ÿ˜

Thatโ€™s right, our cow scratcher and oiler is now up and operational, and our beasties wasted no time in getting stuck straight in. Weโ€™re currently experiencing difficulties uploading video footage to our page, but will hopefully share some soon :)

Thank you again to everyone who donated, and to our amazing volunteers for helping to put it all together ๐Ÿ˜Š you guys are awesome!

โ€œBe kind to all kinds.โ€
www.maridansmenagerie.com

Our Story

Maridan's Menagerie is a charitable farm animal sanctuary and rescue situated just outside Townsville.
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The Menagerie was founded out of a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of animals. We do this by providing rescue, rehabilitation and sanctuary to a diverse range of animals from equally diverse backgrounds. We have a dedicated animal rehoming program in place, which currently caters to mainly smaller animals.

We engage in community outreach and education with the purpose of promoting empathy and compassion for animals.

OPENING TIMES:

QLD School holidays: We host an Open Day each school holiday.

Admission: Donation (Donations over $2 are tax deductible)

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Townsville, QLD
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