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SPCA no longer banned from rehoming ‘classified’ dogs

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 2:26 pm | SPCA

The second tranche of proposals as part of the national action plan for dogs in New Zealand has been announced this morning, and the SPCA is pleased it will no longer be prohibited from re-homing dogs based on the visual assessment of breed. More >>

Take the SPCA Blue Tick® pledge to improve animal welfare

Monday, 21 November 2016, 10:49 am | SPCA

Mindful consumers concerned for the welfare of animals involved in the production of their food are encouraged to pledge to ‘go SPCA Blue Tick®’ to show their support for high animal welfare. More >>

Dog’s dislocated leg left untreated for two weeks

Friday, 11 November 2016, 12:26 pm | SPCA

After a kick from a cow dislocated her dog’s hind leg, a Hamilton woman left the dog to hobble about on three legs for two weeks without seeking veterinary treatment. More >>

SPCA calls for improvements to bobby calf treatment

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 10:07 am | SPCA

26 October 2016: SPCA New Zealand is deeply disturbed by the inhumane treatment of bobby calves shown in videos taken by Farmwatch and released to the media yesterday. “The footage we have seen relating to the handling of bobby calves for transport ... More >>

Dog tied up until chain deeply embedded in neck

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 4:37 pm | SPCA

A Waikato man who kept a dog tied up for weeks with a too-small chain embedded in a deep, festering wound around her neck was sentenced today. More >>

SPCA launches Learn-to-Read Storybooks

Monday, 10 October 2016, 11:24 am | SPCA

The SPCA has today launched a series of original storybooks into schools with the aim of helping Kiwi kids to both improve their reading skills and learn to care for and respect animals. More >>

Politicians Flock to Spca Auckland’s Blessing of the Animals

Friday, 30 September 2016, 11:33 am | SPCA

SPCA Auckland’s annual animal blessing service is attracting a large number of politicians who want to join in the celebration of the animals at St Matthew-in-the-City this Sunday (October 2nd) at 1.30pm. More >>

Dedicated volunteers awarded

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:38 am | SPCA

Cathy and Eddie Gill from Thames SPCA have been announced as the overall winners of the 2016 SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year award. More >>

SPCA has grave concerns about dog action plan

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:11 am | SPCA

SPCA New Zealand is expressing its grave concerns about the Government’s action plan announced yesterday in an attempt to reduce dog bites. More >>

SPCA gives animal lovers the sweetest reason to bake

Monday, 1 August 2016, 9:05 am | SPCA

The SPCA is pulling on heart and apron strings for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day, encouraging New Zealanders to arm themselves with a mixing bowl and wooden spoon in the fight against animal cruelty. More >>

Levin woman sentenced for starving horse to death

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 10:35 am | SPCA

A Levin woman allowed a horse in her care to slowly starve to death and is implicated in the death of another horse. More >>

School education programme to reduce animal abuse

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 10:32 am | SPCA

The SPCA has today launched a nationwide education programme into primary and intermediate schools aiming to shape how the next generation of New Zealanders treat animals. More >>

Woman failed to treat 10cm x 10cm wound on cat

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 4:44 pm | SPCA

A Huntly woman failed for several months to seek veterinary treatment for a wound on her cat’s back that eventually grew to measure 10cm x 10cm. More >>

New NZVA rodeo policy gets SPCA thumbs up

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 3:16 pm | SPCA

SPCA NZ congratulates the New Zealand Veterinary Association on its new rodeos policy, which calls for a re-evaluation of the use of animals in rodeos. More >>

Shannon farmer starves calves to death – again

Tuesday, 14 June 2016, 4:50 pm | SPCA

A Shannon farmer has been convicted for the second time for neglecting calves until they die. More >>

New bobby calves regulations good but could go further

Friday, 10 June 2016, 1:59 pm | SPCA

New animal welfare regulations announced today by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) contain some good initiatives but do not go far enough to protect ‘bobby calves’, according to SPCA NZ. More >>

Ray McVinnie announced SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador

Wednesday, 18 May 2016, 9:38 am | SPCA

One of New Zealand’s most respected food authorities takes on a new role Ray McVinnie, professional chef, experienced food judge, award winning food writer, experienced food stylist and former AUT lecturer has added the role of SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ... More >>

SPCA strongly opposes US auction of animals killed in NZ

Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 12:22 pm | SPCA

The largest trophy hunting organisation in the world, US-based Safari Club International (SCI), is about to auction dozens of animals killed in New Zealand – and SPCA New Zealand is strongly opposed to it. More >>

Gisborne men used dogs to torment and kill goats

Monday, 11 January 2016, 3:40 pm | SPCA

Two Gisborne men who encouraged their dogs to viciously and repeatedly attack live goats, one of which had a broken leg, were sentenced today in the Gisborne District Court. More >>

Plan ahead for pet’s sake

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 9:35 am | SPCA

The SPCA are calling on owners to plan ahead for their pet’s old age, or unexpected injuries or illness. More >>

 

 

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