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SPCA Cupcake Day Gets Some Extra Sweetness from Coffee Club

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:18 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Coffee Club is throwing its support behind SPCA Cupcake Day this year. From 7-14 August, Kiwis can help the SPCA care for the 46,000 abused and neglected animals the organisation deals with each year, by purchasing specially made cupcakes in The ... More >>

Whakatane man who starved 20 calves to death sentenced

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:54 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

When 20 of his 28 calves died, Gareth Wordsworth just assumed they were dying of scours (diarrhoea) – but they were actually dying of starvation. More >>

SPCA Cupcake Day – the sweetest way to support Kiwi animals

Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:55 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

SPCA Cupcake Day – the sweetest way to support Kiwi animals. Sweet-toothed New Zealanders are joining the fight against animal cruelty this August by donning aprons and baking cupcakes to support the annual Cupcake Day fundraiser for the Society ... More >>

SPCA welcomes glueboard traps ban

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 4:55 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA applauds the ban on the sale and use ofglueboard traps in New Zealand. More >>

The Royal NZ SPCA does not condone animal testing

Monday, 17 June 2013, 10:57 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

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 >>

SPCA Says No to another 20 years of Cages!

Friday, 7 December 2012, 9:00 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

Today the Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter, released the 2012 Layer Hen Code. Current cages, known as Battery, must be phased out by 2022 only to be replaced by Colony Cages. More >>

SPCA'S Annual List of Shame Mirrors NZ's Violent Society

Sunday, 4 November 2012, 5:35 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

A family cat deliberately cut up in Timaru, a tethered pet goat stabbed to death in Greymouth, a climbing carabiner threaded through the neck of a dog in Rotorua, and in Wellington, boys kick and hit a small terrier cross dog with a cricket bat. More >>

SPCA Says Cage Free Barn is Cheaper than Colony Cages

Tuesday, 20 March 2012, 3:31 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

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

Dogs And Puppies Plead “Rescue Me”

Thursday, 21 July 2011, 12:07 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

If you or someone you know has been considering welcoming a canine companion into the family, now is the perfect time. This weekend (July 23-24) Auckland SPCA is holding a special “Rescue Me” themed weekend to deal with an unprecedented number of ... More >>

New Animal Welfare legislation working: SPCA

Wednesday, 6 July 2011, 4:48 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

Over the past week, two animal abusers have received prison sentences of 18 months and banned for 10 years and for life from owning animals. “The new sentencing structure for the Animal Welfare Act passed into legislation by unanimous parliamentary vote ... More >>

SPCA calls for total ban on layer hen cages

Friday, 6 May 2011, 11:01 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Royal NZ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is calling for a total ban on layer hen cages. In a submission to NAWAC’s review of the Layer Hen Code on Friday (29 April), the society says any caged system of layer hen management can ... More >>

Your Dog May Be Dying from the Heat

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 12:48 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

Summer means jandal weather, holiday weather, barbeque weather, beach weather and park weather. Unfortunately, summer also means hot dog weather for the SPCA. Every year, too many dogs suffer needlessly in hot cars while their owners stop in at the ... More >>

SPCA opens 17 “new” outlets around the country

Tuesday, 21 December 2010, 12:36 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA is making a significant step to make kittens more readily available to the public, and to save animals’ lives. The Royal New Zealand SPCA has signed an agreement with nationwide pet store Animates whereby Animates will ... More >>

A Great Day For Animals!

Friday, 2 July 2010, 4:06 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

National CEO of the Royal New Zealand SPCA, Robyn Kippenberger, says that SPCAs throughout the country applaud the Government for passing the Animal Welfare Amendment Act, which will see increased penalties for the neglect and ill-treatment of animals. More >>

Proposed Pork Labelling Scheme is Misleading

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:52 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA is concerned that the proposed new pork industry labelling system runs the risk of misleading consumers. Proposed 'Welfare Approved' wording is confusing and will not mean the meat inside the packaging is SPCA approved. More >>

Auckland's Champion of the Animals Takes Top JOB

Monday, 3 May 2010, 10:02 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

New Zealand's best known champion of the animals has been chosen as the National President of the Royal New Zealand SPCA. More >>

SPCA Calls on NZers to Help Fight Animal Cruelty

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 2:02 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA is calling on the nation’s animal lovers to help fight cruelty and support this year’s ‘Paws Appeal’. More >>

Help on its way for animals in Samoa

Friday, 2 October 2009, 2:39 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

A disaster response team, led by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and supported by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the SPCA, will be heading to Samoa tomorrow to relieve the suffering of thousands of animals ... More >>

Look For The Spca Tick At The Auckland Food Show

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 1:13 pm | Royal New Zealand SPCA

Generic logo provides guarantee of cruelty-free food production. The Royal New Zealand SPCA is urging visitors to this week's Auckland Food Show to look for its 'Blue Tick' logo. The logo will be making its first outing at a major food show as the SPCA's ... More >>

SPCA Slams Inaccurate Funding Story

Wednesday, 7 May 2008, 11:45 am | Royal New Zealand SPCA

The SPCA is outraged over an inaccurate story circulating in the New Zealand media. The story wrongly claims that the SPCA receives $5 million each year from Government to help enforce the Animal Welfare Act. More >>