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Man Found Keeping 600 Birds Sentenced to Home Detention

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:37 am | SPCA

Man Sentenced to Home Detention After He Was Found Keeping 600 Birds in Poor Condition More >>

Waharoa woman disqualified from owning animals

Monday, 6 November 2017, 9:47 am | SPCA

6 November 2017 SPCA prosecution: Waharoa woman disqualified from owning animals A Waharoa woman was disqualified from owning animals for 5 years by the Hamilton District Court today for failing to treat the obvious injuries and ailments affecting ... More >>

SPCA’s List of Shame reveals shameful animal cruelty

Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:22 am | SPCA

A Labrador-cross who was tied up for weeks, and left to suffer from the pain of a metal chain embedded in her neck, is just one of the animals whose horrific story is on this year’s SPCA List of Shame. More >>

SPCA launches second children’s storybook series

Monday, 23 October 2017, 11:24 am | SPCA

SPCA launches second children’s storybook series to stop cycle of animal cruelty Successful first series has 78,000 books in primary schools Developing empathy and encouraging humane treatment towards all animals from the next generation is behind ... More >>

Waharoa Man Sentenced For Failing to Treat Cow’s Eye Injury

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 12:02 pm | SPCA

A Waharoa man was sentenced in the Hamilton District Court yesterday due to his failure to treat the obvious injuries afflicting his cow. More >>

SPCA encourages cat owners to enrich their pet’s environment

Monday, 28 August 2017, 12:24 pm | SPCA

Making simple changes at home can reduce stress and improve well-being for your cat More >>

Palmerston North Woman Sentenced for Ill Treatment of Dog

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:37 pm | SPCA

Palmerston North Woman Sentenced for Ill Treatment of Dog A Palmerston North woman left a dog unattended for seven days, causing it to develop flesh wounds from prolonged wearing of a harness. The woman, who has permanent name suppression, was sentenced ... More >>

SPCA encourages animal lovers to go barking for baking

Monday, 31 July 2017, 9:35 am | SPCA

Media release – 31 July, 2017: The SPCA is encouraging Kiwis across the country to get their paws messy in the kitchen for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day. The annual fundraiser provides a tasty way for New Zealanders to “bake” a difference in ... More >>

SPCA supports new Animal Welfare Regulations

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:29 am | SPCA

The SPCA supports the new animal welfare regulations announced this week by Ministry for Primary Industries and believes they are a win for animal welfare in New Zealand. More >>

SPCA votes to create new national organisation

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 5:42 pm | SPCA

SPCA votes to create new national organisation SPCA delegates today voted to form one national organisation from its current 45 independent centres. The delegates voted at the RNZSPCA Annual General Meeting and the move will create a unified and ... More >>

SPCA Purina Volunteer of The Year Announced

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 4:03 pm | SPCA

Manawatu local, Yvette Craven, has been named as the SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year for 2017. More >>

SPCA prosecution after pet cat left hanging in leg-hold trap

Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 9:54 am | SPCA

A Masterton man who caused a neighbour’s cat to die while hanging by its leg in a leg-hold trap was sentenced yesterday in the Masterton District Court. More >>

SPCA calls for pet shops to stop selling un-desexed cats

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 9:31 am | SPCA

The SPCA is calling for New Zealand pet shops to stop selling cats and kittens that are not desexed to help prevent litters of unwanted animals. More >>

Man jailed after bashing his dog in the head with a hammer

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 10:51 am | SPCA

A Gisborne man appeared in the Gisborne District Court yesterday accused of bashing his dog in the head three times with a club hammer and then leaving her to die in agony. More >>

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 >>



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