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Gertie

Gertie

Gertie was rescued from a meat chicken factory farm when she was five weeks old- only days before she was to be sent to slaughter. She loves people, and loves a scratch and pat under her wings.

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Boston

Boston

Boston was born deaf, he was surrendered to Brightside when he was eighteen months old and was the worst behaved dog we have ever had surrendered. These days he is a perfect boy and a permanent resident at Brightside.

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Lola and Linda

Lola and Linda

Lola and Linda are two of the many ducks who have been surrendered to Brightside over the years.

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Rosie

Rosie

We found Rosie in the meat pens at Echuca sale yards where she was so hungry that her stomach was rumbling and she was nothing more than a skeleton. She now lives in our rescue herd at Brightside.

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Sam

Sam

Sam is the most incredibly kind and gentle horse, he lives in our rescue herd after being bought from the Echuca sale yards.

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Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea was surrendered to us in a terrible state, she was weak, emaciated and covered in lice. She now loves her retirement at Brightside so much.

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Bobble

Bobble

Bobble was surrendered to us as a calf, she was born with cerebellar hyperplasia. This means she has very poor balance, but she still lives her life to the fullest.

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Tess

Tess

Tess was born on a Victorian dairy farm and was sent to a huge cattle sale. Our founder Emma outbid an exporter at the sale and bought Tess home to live at Brightside.

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Bobbie

Bobbie

Bobbie grew up in a turkey factory farm but was lucky enough to be rescued and sent to live at Brightside where she is free to roam and make lots of turkey and non turkey friends.

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Rocky

rocky

Rocky lives at Brightside after being rescued from the meat pens at a Victorian horse auction.

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Beau

Beau

Beau is part of our rescue herd of horses, he is an ex racehorse.

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Ned

Ned

Ned is a permanent resident at Brightside. He was seized by police and surrendered to us after being found in terrible conditions.

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greyhounds

greyhounds

Brightside specializes in rescuing, rehabilitating and re homing greyhounds. We have lots of them ... all sizes temperaments and ages. All absolutely wonderful dogs.

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mini pigs

mini pigs

Brightside has a number of mini pigs for adoption that we rescued from a hoarder. They had a miserable existance but are happy now. Mini pigs are wonderful if you have a good set up for them. They are intelligent, strong willed, dig (actually ....plough like a tractor) and require the very best fencing and a warm house. They live for 10 to 14 years. Feel free to call Emma during business hours for more information.

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Albert and Einstein

albert and einstein

Albert and Einstein were captured and taken from the wild by dealers, they were separated from their mothers when they were only babies and taken to an animal sale. Thankfully Brightside was at the sale rescuing donkeys and the two baby camels landed on their feet and found themselves heading to Tasmania to lead happy and safe lives at Brightside.

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Esther

esther

Esther has been a resident at Brightside since she was a few days old. She and her sister Annabel were born on a dairy farm so were taken from their mothers shortly after their birth.

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The Runaways !!

the runnaways

The runaways are 3 girls who turned up at the Brightside gateway one Saturday afternoon. They stood on the road holding up the traffic until someone opened the gate and let them in !!

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Mrs Bun and friends

mrs bun

Mrs Bun and her 19 rabbit friends are permanent residents at Brightside. Many like Mrs Bun have lived most of their lives in tiny battery cages where they were used to produce baby rabbits for their meat.

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Henry

henry

Henry was rescued from a factory farm when he was a few days old. He was very sick and weak and could barely stand up. Today he is a far cry from that poor little piglet we thought would die. He is the life of Brightside and every ones favorite.

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Bubby

Bubby

Bubby has been a Brightside resident for 2 years, he came to us when he was 4 as he was unable to stay in his old home and they could not stand the thought of him being slaughtered and eaten. He loves being a favorite resident at Brightside and is showered with love and affection which he takes all in his giant stride.

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Gillian

Gillian

Gillian is a long term resident of Brightside. She was an orphan as a lamb and lives in our flock of rescued sheep. Gillian is a quiet and friendly girl who likes people especially if there is a bucket of delicious oats involved !

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Black Vala

Black Vala

We rescued Black Vala from Zeehan in Tasmania. She was skin and bone and the vet thought she may die. Thankfully with careful feeding and care we restored her to good health. Vala is a permanent resident at Brightside.

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Winston

Winston

Winston was our Christmas rescue pig in 2009. We save a pig each Christmas while sadly most people choose to eat them.

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