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SPCA Calls For Animal Lovers To Collect For Annual Street Appeal

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 10:42 am | SPCA

SPCA is calling for big-hearted Kiwis across New Zealand to collect much-needed funds for animals during their 2021 Annual Street Appeal in March. Hundreds of animal-loving volunteers will take to the streets between March 1-7 to raise funds for New Zealand’s ... More >>

SPCA Seeks Foster Families For Hundreds Of Animals Over Festive Season

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 4:13 pm | SPCA

Hundreds of SPCA animals are looking for a caring foster family this Christmas season as SPCA Centres around the country start to fill up. SPCA is asking big-hearted kiwis to foster animals so they can be in a home environment over the Christmas break. ... More >>

SPCA Warns Of Fireworks’ Detrimental Impact On NZ’s Animals

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 3:45 pm | SPCA

It’s one of the loudest celebrations of the year, and SPCA is urging New Zealanders to consider all animals large and small this Guy Fawkes Night. While some revellers are aware of distress caused to cats and dogs in their neighbourhood, it’s our ... More >>

Two-day Old Puppies' Tails Illegally Docked With No Pain Relief

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 3:14 pm | SPCA

A Christchurch man who docked the tails of six Jack Russell cross puppies has been prosecuted by SPCA and was today sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to pay a fine of $900 to SPCA, and ordered to pay $150 towards legal costs and $130 ... More >>

Owner Of Cat With Untreated Dental Disease Prosecuted By SPCA

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 2:07 pm | SPCA

Failing to seek veterinary help for his cat’s severe dental issues has seen a North Shore man prosecuted by SPCA. Brett Goulding was yesterday sentenced in the Auckland District Court to 100 hours’ community work, ordered to pay reparations ... More >>

SPCA Sees Early Spike In Reports Of Dogs Left In Hot Cars

Friday, 9 October 2020, 2:25 pm | SPCA

SPCA are experiencing an increase in reports up and down the country relating to dogs being left in hot cars, as spring temperatures start to heat up. The issue is usually highlighted in the summer months, however with temperatures in some parts ... More >>

SPCA Launches Revamped Animal Welfare Accreditation Programme

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:37 pm | SPCA

SPCA’s updated animal welfare certification launches today as SPCA Certified, dedicated to improving the welfare of New Zealand’s animals in both the farming and pet care sectors. Formerly called Blue Tick which started almost two decades ... More >>

A Dozen Cupcakes Helps Thousands Of Animals

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 5:25 pm | SPCA

SPCA is calling for Kiwi home bakers to roll up their sleeves and get behind the annual SPCA Cupcake Day fundraiser on 2 November. Over the years, the event has raised close to $3.2 million helping the tens of thousands of animals that come through ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Otago Man For Drowning Eight Cats

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:33 am | SPCA

The disturbing practice of killing animals by drowning is in the spotlight again with Dunedin man Donald MacDonald sentenced yesterday to a fine of $2,000, and reparations and costs of $610 for trapping and drowning eight cats during a night shift at work. ... More >>

SPCA Appalled By Mistreatment Of Horses And Sheep

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 8:36 am | SPCA

A Masterton woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after pleading guilty to multiple offenses against her horses and sheep. Lindsay Fraser was sentenced on Wednesday at the Masterton District Court to 150 hours’ community work, ordered to pay SPCA ... More >>

First SPCA Litter Signals ‘Kitten Season’ Has Arrived

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:14 am | SPCA

SPCA Mangere Centre has welcomed the charity’s first litter of kittens, indicating the 2020 ‘kitten season’ has officially arrived. The warmer months are SPCA’s busiest as cats continue to breed and vulnerable cats and kittens end up at SPCA ... More >>

SPCA Offers Shelter For Animals For People With COVID

Saturday, 29 August 2020, 2:41 pm | SPCA

SPCA is preparing to take animals from people suddenly put into mandatory quarantine following a positive test for COVD. MPI’s Animal Welfare and Emergency Management Committee met with SPCA earlier this week and discussed options around pet care for ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Man For Failing To Feed And Care For His Dog

Friday, 28 August 2020, 4:56 pm | SPCA

A Waikato man has been prosecuted by SPCA for failing to feed and care for his dog, resulting in her becoming emaciated and near death. John Hemara, who had earlier entered a guilty plea, was today sentenced to 80 hours’ community work, ordered ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Woman After Neglecting Her Goat

Friday, 10 July 2020, 10:07 am | SPCA

A Manawatu woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after neglecting her goat, causing the animal to live the last weeks of her life in severe distress. Yvette Doorey was sentenced at the Palmerston North District Court to a charge of ill-treating an animal. ... More >>

Woman Prosecuted For Failing To Provide Care For Her Unwell Dog

Thursday, 2 July 2020, 11:45 am | SPCA

An Auckland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after failing to seek veterinary care for her severely unwell dog. Melissa McIntyre was sentenced at the Auckland District Court yesterday to a charge of ill-treating an animal. She was sentenced to six months’ ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Man For Docking Puppies’ Tails

Wednesday, 24 June 2020, 9:36 am | SPCA

A Christchurch man has been prosecuted by SPCA after docking the tails of two boxer puppies. Geoffrey Clark was sentenced at the Christchurch District Court yesterday to two charges of docking the dogs’ tails. He was sentenced to a fine of $400 and ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Man For Breaching An Order Disqualifying Him From Owning Dogs

Monday, 22 June 2020, 4:20 pm | SPCA

SPCA has charged a Christchurch man who was found in possession of a dog after being disqualified from owning them after a previous ruling. James Kereopa pled not guilty in October last year to contravening an order made under the Animal Welfare Act and ... More >>

SPCA Celebrates 5000+ Volunteers During National Volunteer Week

Monday, 22 June 2020, 9:16 am | SPCA

When New Zealand went into Lockdown on March 26, a special band of SPCA volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work to help vulnerable animals. During Alert Level 4 and 3 Lockdown, 2,527 SPCA animals went to volunteer foster homes across ... More >>

SPCA Encourages Awareness Of Animal Anxiety As Owners Head Back To Work

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:37 pm | SPCA

Thousands of companion animals are set to face days alone as families’ head back to work and school over the next few weeks with the introduction of Alert Level 2. Never before have so many people been quarantined at home in New Zealand with their ... More >>

Spca Announces New Retail Partnership With Pet Depot To Drive Funds

Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 2:37 pm | SPCA

SPCA is delighted to announce a new retail partnership with Pet Depot – an online pet store for New Zealanders looking for convenient ways to buy food, flea and worming treatments for their cats and dogs. The partnership is a new approach to SPCA’s ... More >>