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SPCA follow up statement to the HNZ State Housing Dog Policy

Thursday, 23 January 2014, 6:25 pm | RNZSPCA

In response to the RNZSPCA press release today, Housing New Zealand has informed us that there has been no change in HNZ policy regarding dogs During discussions, they assured Ric Odom, CEO RNZSPCA, that while tenants are generally discouraged ... More >>

Dog’s throat cut by $2 collar

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 8:08 pm | RNZSPCA

A dog called ‘Gurly’ suffered for months as the cheap, too-tight collar that tethered her to her kennel bit into her neck causing a deep, 15cm-long wound. More >>

Cupcake Day for the SPCA is here again – Monday 26th August

Wednesday, 21 August 2013, 3:22 pm | RNZSPCA

SPCA Cupcake Day is a fun way for the New Zealand public to show their support for the more than 60,000 animals that pass through SPCA Centres throughout New Zealand every year. More >>

The Royal NZ SPCA Does Not Condone Animal Testing

Monday, 17 June 2013, 2:43 pm | RNZSPCA

Royal New Zealand SPCA National President Bob Kerridge remains opposed to animal testing despite the recommendation of the Psychoactive Substances Interim Expert Advisory Committee to allow severely restricted animal tests. More >>

Trade Me domestic cat skin auction could lead to charges

Saturday, 1 June 2013, 1:29 pm | RNZSPCA

The recent auction of a domestic cat skin on Trade Me is deeply offensive and could lead to charges under the Animal Welfare Act, according to the Royal New Zealand SPCA. More >>

New Zealanders are committed to Saving Lives

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 4:06 pm | RNZSPCA

New Zealanders have once again dug deep and demonstrated their generosity to the SPCA and their work with less fortunate pets of New Zealand. The continuing results of the Animates Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ campaign underlines the public’s continued ... More >>

SPCA Proud to be Associated with Toyota New Zealand

Wednesday, 20 March 2013, 10:04 am | RNZSPCA

Toyota New Zealand is celebrating 25 years as New Zealand’s best-selling car company by paying it forward and donating brand new vehicles to a number of New Zealand charities for one year. More >>

SPCA Offers Kiwis a High Welfare Option this Christmas

Wednesday, 12 December 2012, 3:33 pm | RNZSPCA

The SPCA Blue Tick team has been busy this year adding additional species to their Blue Tick accreditation scheme so that Kiwis can have a high welfare Christmas. Whether you are choosing a Christmas Ham, Turkey, Chicken or just wanting a high welfare ... More >>

SPCA Horrified 1080 Drops Still Killing Deer

Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 3:55 pm | RNZSPCA

Recent Reports That 1080 Drops Have Killed Deer In The Taihape Area Have Horrified The SPCA. More >>

SPCA Blue Tick’s Menu at This Year’s Auckland Food Show

Monday, 30 July 2012, 10:58 am | RNZSPCA

The Auckland Food Show (2- 5 August, ASB Show grounds) is the perfect environment for the SPCA Blue Tick to spread the message about humane farming in New Zealand. More >>

SPCA secures 20 Year Ban for Puppy and Kitten Farm Cruelty

Tuesday, 3 July 2012, 4:37 pm | RNZSPCA

Former international dog show judge, David Neil Balfour and his wife Daryl Kirsty Reid Balfour were sentenced by Judge Grant Fraser in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday 29 June 2012, for animal cruelty offences which occurred at their ... More >>

Make Life Sweeter For SPCA Animals

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 9:51 am | RNZSPCA

There’s a lot to love about baking – the chance to get creative, delicious smells wafting from the oven, showing off the finished masterpiece... and of course the taste-testing! Combine these with New Zealand’s genuine love for animals in need ... More >>

First Meat Chicken Provider to Receive the Big Blue Tick

Friday, 1 June 2012, 10:34 am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RNZSPCA) is proud to present the Rangitikei Corn Fed Free Range Chicken range with its independent ‘SPCA Blue Tick’ of accreditation; making it the first Meat Chicken producer ... More >>

SPCA Says Cage Free Barn is Cheaper than Colony Cages

Wednesday, 7 March 2012, 1:41 pm | RNZSPCA

The SPCA is asking battery hen farmers to consider converting to barn housing for layer hens as a cage-free farming option. More >>

SPCA Says “Free Range” Is No Guarantee Of Good Welfare

Wednesday, 22 February 2012, 3:11 pm | RNZSPCA

Recently a free-range layer hen farm in Martinborough was abandoned by the farmers. Many hens were left neglected, to fend for themselves. The SPCA wants to alert New Zealand consumers that term “free-range” is no guarantee of good animal welfare ... More >>

RNZSPCA And Crown Solicitor, Ben Vanderko Join Forces

Monday, 20 February 2012, 11:09 am | RNZSPCA

In a significant step to improve prosecution services in animal welfare throughout New Zealand, Crown Solicitors, Ben Vanderkolk & Associates (BVA) and the Royal New Zealand SPCA (SPCA National) have signed a MoU to provide best advice and representation. More >>

SPCA and Crown Solicitor, Ben Vanderkolk, join forces

Thursday, 16 February 2012, 4:42 pm | RNZSPCA

In a significant step to improve prosecution services in animal welfare throughout New Zealand, Crown Solicitors, Ben Vanderkolk & Associates (BVA) and the Royal New Zealand SPCA (SPCA National) have signed a MoU to provide best advice and representation. More >>

Animals Lost: SPCA Says “Ban fireworks”

Monday, 9 January 2012, 4:30 pm | RNZSPCA

In an ironic twist of fate, Snoopy, SPCA National staff member Helen Wium’s beloved dog, has been one of the latest victims of fireworks. More >>

100% NZ Pork no guarantee of good welfare

Friday, 16 December 2011, 3:03 pm | RNZSPCA

Despite consumer pressure, many New Zealand pig farmers are still using inhumane rearing methods with up to 45% of sows confined in sow stalls and farrowing crates for much of their lives. More >>

SPCA: “Ban fireworks for personal use”

Friday, 11 November 2011, 4:52 pm | RNZSPCA

In light of death, injury and distress of animals again this Guy Fawkes, the Royal New Zealand SPCA is calling for Government to institute a complete ban on fireworks for personal use in line with Australian public policy. The reduction of days of ... More >>