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Warring couple abandoned 32 animals to starve

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 5:34 pm | SPCA Auckland

A couple in the midst of a marital separation deserted 32 animals on a lifestyle block where 12 of the animals starved to death. More >>

Man who starved dog barred from owning animals for 5 years

Friday, 14 February 2014, 10:16 am | SPCA Auckland

A Papakura man who almost starved his dog to death was sentenced yesterday in the Papakura District Court. More >>

Kitten loses eye, owner fails to seek treatment

Friday, 31 January 2014, 3:12 pm | SPCA Auckland

Botany Downs woman Genevieve Forde claims she couldn’t afford treatment for her kitten’s severely infected and ruptured eye, leaving the kitten half-blind as a result. More >>

Neglected dog chews off its own foot

Monday, 11 November 2013, 3:11 pm | SPCA Auckland

South Auckland farmer Allan Smurthwaite, 66, locked his dogs in filthy kennels for so long that one of them chewed off its own injured foot. He was convicted today in the Pukekohe District Court of ill-treating an animal resulting in permanent disability, ... More >>

SPCA asks Kiwis to dig deep

Monday, 4 November 2013, 2:32 pm | SPCA Auckland

Two of the world-famous ‘driving dogs’ trained to drive MINI cars will be digging deep (in the sand) this Tuesday 5 November at 8am on Kohimarama beach to publicise the SPCA annual appeal. More >>

Two cats caught in gin traps within a month

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 11:32 am | SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland has rescued another cat with its leg almost severed by a gin trap – the second such case in a month – and now the organisation is calling for a ban on traps. More >>

SPCA Auckland calls for ban on ‘leg-hold traps’ for cats

Tuesday, 13 August 2013, 11:30 am | SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland has rescued another cat with its leg almost severed by a gin trap – the second such case in a month – and now the organisation is calling for a ban on traps. More >>

SPCA Auckland overrun by fluffy stampede

Tuesday, 9 July 2013, 11:18 am | SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland is overflowing with gorgeous, cuddly rabbits – just in time for the school holidays. More >>

Business as usual for Bob Kerridge at SPCA Auckland

Friday, 28 June 2013, 12:47 pm | SPCA Auckland

Bob Kerridge will retain his position as the Executive Director of SPCA Auckland but is stepping down as President of the national organisation, the Royal New Zealand SPCA. More >>

Cash-strapped dog abuser pleads guilty

Thursday, 13 June 2013, 2:18 pm | SPCA Auckland

Takanini woman Robin Olive pleaded guilty yesterday to ill-treating a dog in her care and was sentenced to 100 hours community work and was disqualified from owning dogs for five years. More >>

Man guilty of starving dog to death (graphic image included)

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:44 pm | SPCA Auckland

Panmure man Howard Teao today pleaded guilty to ill-treating an animal in the Auckland District Court and was sentenced to 50 hours community work and ordered to pay reparations of $1903.63. More >>

Dog Abuse Leads to Neighbourhood Spat

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 3:31 pm | SPCA Auckland

In July 2012 Manuwera woman Kelly Leef should have thought twice before trying to drive her neighbour’s puppy off her property with a swift kick. More >>

Jail time for man who beat ‘Boy’

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 4:17 pm | SPCA Auckland

In late June 2012 in a back yard in Mangere, a man called Maxwel Johnson beat his one-year-old dog ‘Boy’ so severely that the dog lost an eye, several teeth, and suffered a broken jaw. More >>

We urgently need foster homes for cats and kittens

Wednesday, 3 April 2013, 10:38 am | SPCA Auckland

‘Willow’ is a 3-month-old female tortoiseshell cat who was found in Mt Roskill. She currently has cat flu and needs a foster home while she is treated. Once better, Willow will be put up for adoption . More >>

Bunnies Are For More Than Just Easter

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 9:00 am | SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland wants prospective pet owners to step up and adopt a bunny this Easter – but only if they’re truly committed to caring for these lovable bundles of fluffy fun. More >>

SPCA Auckland Council Ambassador Appointed

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 3:01 pm | SPCA Auckland

One of Auckland City’s oldest and most respected charities, SPCA Auckland, has announced the appointment of Councillor Cathy Casey as the Society’s Auckland Council SPCA Ambassador. More >>

Cat drowned in lobster trap in Waitemata Harbour

Tuesday, 26 February 2013, 1:57 pm | SPCA Auckland

A ginger and white cat found drowned in Waitemata Harbour on Sunday appears to have been first lured into a makeshift lobster trap and then dumped in the water to die. More >>

New SPCA op shop opens on North Shore

Monday, 25 February 2013, 6:26 pm | SPCA Auckland

SPCA Auckland is opening a new op shop at 231 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead – the organisation’s second op shop on the North Shore – with an opening day party on Saturday, 9 March from 10am to 3pm. More >>

Howick man pleads guilty to severe neglect

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 3:51 pm | SPCA Auckland

When most New Zealanders were firing up the barby just after New Year’s 2011, an SPCA Volunteer Ambulance driver was making a grisly discovery in East Auckland. It was the day after New Year’s 2011 when an SPCA Ambulance was called to a property ... More >>

‘Experienced’ owner starves horse to death

Wednesday, 7 November 2012, 3:12 pm | SPCA Auckland

Alison Freemantle-Pilkington, 57, of Papakura was convicted today in the Manukau District Court of neglecting five horses in her care – one of which died of starvation. More >>

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