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SPCA Targets Early Learners To Help Break Animal Cruelty Cycle

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:50 am | SPCA

SPCA has launched its first ever resources for Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers and new entrant primary school teachers, in a bid to help more young Kiwis learn empathy towards animals and improve animal welfare. It’s no secret that animal ... More >>

SPCA braces for kitten tsunami

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 10:27 am | SPCA

SPCA is calling on Kiwis to open their homes to animals in need this summer, as the charity urgently seeks hundreds of new foster volunteers in preparation for what’s expected to be the busiest kitten season ever. Despite being so early in the season, ... More >>

Men Sentenced Over Botched Bull Castration In Service Station Carpark

Monday, 11 October 2021, 6:04 pm | SPCA

A Judge has ordered two men to pay fines for their part in the botched castration of two bulls that lead to serious infection and one of the animals being humanely euthanised to end its suffering. John Thomson pleaded guilty to two charges under ... More >>

Hundreds Expected To Sign Up To Break Free From Lockdown

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 2:13 pm | SPCA

SPCA is calling on thrill-seekers, adrenaline junkies and anyone who may be looking to jump outside their comfort zone to take the plunge by skydiving for animals in need. The charity’s annual Jump to the Rescue fundraiser is about to take off once ... More >>

SPCA preparing for another huge kitten season after desexing put on hold

Monday, 6 September 2021, 9:27 am | SPCA

SPCA is bracing for what could be its busiest kitten season yet, after hundreds of desexing operations are currently on hold due to the Covid-19 lockdown. First neonate kittens of the new season, which arrived at SPCA’s Māngere Centre on September ... More >>

Caution Urged For Dog Owners As Lambing Season Begins

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 11:05 am | SPCA

SPCA is urging dog owners, particularly those living near lifestyle blocks, to take extra care and keep track of their pets at all times, as early lambing season gets underway. Every year sheep and lambs are injured or killed by roaming dogs in attacks ... More >>

SPCA’s Warning To Pet Owners: Quit Smoking And Vaping Around Your Pets

Monday, 31 May 2021, 8:33 am | SPCA

  SPCA is urging people not to smoke or vape near their pets, as research shows second-hand smoke and nicotine from e-cigarettes can have serious health effects on animals, just like humans. New Zealand’s largest animal welfare charity is warning ... More >>

SPCA Commends The Warehouse For Its Decision To Stop Selling Fireworks

Monday, 24 May 2021, 1:02 pm | SPCA

SPCA is thrilled with the news that The Warehouse will stop selling fireworks in its stores, following concerns about their use by the general public. New Zealand’s largest animal welfare charity has long campaigned for a ban on the private sale ... More >>

SPCA Dismayed By Crucial Funding Oversight

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 3:58 pm | SPCA

SPCA is extremely disappointed that a budget bid for further Government funding for its vital animal welfare Inspectorate service has not been seen as a necessary priority. SPCA was advised today that its request for additional funding was declined, ... More >>

Hundreds Of Cats On Waitlist For Entry As SPCA Stretched By Covid-19 Backlog

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 9:15 am | SPCA

SPCA’s Māngere Centre is facing what’s thought to be its largest ever waitlist for adoptable stray cats and kittens, as it struggles to clear a huge backlog following multiple Covid-19 lockdowns in Auckland. There are currently more than 400 adoptable ... More >>

SPCA Urges Government Ministers To Stop Live Exports Of Farmed Animals

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 5:38 am | SPCA

SPCA is calling for a ban on the live export of farmed animals by sea from New Zealand ahead of the impending Cabinet decision on the future of the live export trade. SPCA Chief Executive Andrea Midgen and SPCA’s Chief Scientific Officer Dr Arnja Dale ... More >>

Be Vigilant: SPCA’s Reminder To Pet Owners This Easter Weekend

Monday, 29 March 2021, 12:59 pm | SPCA

Easter may be a long weekend of food and fun for many, but for our four-legged friends it can be a potentially dangerous time and SPCA is warning pet owners to be vigilant and keep their companions safe. Many common treats and snacks that people enjoy over ... More >>

SPCA Makes Desperate Call For Foster Families Over Easter

Friday, 26 March 2021, 11:50 am | SPCA

SPCA is making a nationwide call for more foster families to look after vulnerable kittens, cats and sick animals as kitten season continues to push SPCA resources to the limit. SPCA Centre’s around the country are almost full to capacity with ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Recidivist Offender For Failing To Seek Veterinary Treatment For His Sick Dogs

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 9:04 am | SPCA

A Foxton man was sentenced yesterday after two dogs were found at his home in severe pain and in need of urgent medical treatment after months of suffering. Ronald Ward was convicted in the Palmerston North District Court on two counts of ill-treating ... More >>

SPCA Forced To Pull The Pin On Annual Street Appeal

Monday, 1 March 2021, 3:29 pm | SPCA

SPCA is disappointed to announce the cancellation of their Annual Street Appeal in towns and cities across New Zealand. Scheduled to start today, Monday 1 March and continue for the entire week, the decision was made in light of the upgrade in ... More >>

Stark Reality Of Animal Abuse Detailed In SPCA’s Annual List Of Shame

Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 6:05 am | SPCA

A dog found in a heart-breaking condition has served as a stark reminder of the appalling animal abuse that takes place in New Zealand every day. Louie, who is the face of this year’s campaign, was found with matted fur, rotten teeth and a partially ... More >>

Increase In Unwanted Animal Numbers Putting SPCA Under Pressure

Friday, 5 February 2021, 2:25 pm | SPCA

December and January proved to be very busy months at SPCA Centres around New Zealand with an increase of up to 450 more animals in SPCA care than over the same period last year. Almost 4,000 animals are currently with SPCA in their 35 Centres around ... More >>

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 >>