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The Hunt Is On To Find The Stars Of SPCA’s 2025 Calendars

Wednesday, 12 June 2024, 9:15 am | SPCA

The annual ‘Pets of the Year’ calendar competition is back, and SPCA is inviting cat and dog owners across the country to submit their best pet photos. The stars of these photos will feature in SPCA’s 2025 calendars. More >>

Farmers Reject Government’s Plans To Restart The Export Of Animals By Sea

Monday, 29 April 2024, 9:58 am | SPCA

1 May marks a year since New Zealand’s world-leading ban on live exports by sea came into effect. Instead of it being cause for celebration the anniversary is marred by the Government’s plan to restart the unpopular trade. More >>

SPCA Offers Half-price Adoptions To Ease Centre Capacity

Monday, 22 January 2024, 12:59 pm | SPCA

SPCA is calling on animal lovers who’ve been thinking about adopting to take advantage of the charity’s half-price adoption campaign starting this weekend. From 27 January until 4 February, anyone looking to adopt an animal – whether it be a cat, dog, ... More >>

Auckland Parvo Outbreak Sparking Serious Welfare Concerns

Thursday, 18 January 2024, 11:03 am | SPCA

SPCA is issuing an urgent plea to dog and puppy owners to vaccinate their pets against the deadly canine parvovirus, as the charity battles a major outbreak across the Auckland region. Canine parvovirus, often referred to as parvo, is an extremely contagious ... More >>

Woman Sentenced For Leaving Dog Lying In Its Own Excrement

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:27 am | SPCA

An Auckland woman who left her German Shepherd suffering in pain and unable to move for so long that she had to be euthanised, has been prosecuted by SPCA. The defendant was charged with the ill-treatment of an animal causing it to suffer unreasonable ... More >>

Woman Charged After Ignoring Dog’s Maggot Infested Wounds

Thursday, 14 December 2023, 3:44 pm | SPCA

A woman who left her dog to die in a shed after he suffered serious wounds following a suspected dog attack, has been prosecuted for her neglect by SPCA. The woman pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure her animal received treatment to alleviate ... More >>

SPCA’s Plea To Public: Stop Leaving Dogs In Hot Cars

Tuesday, 28 November 2023, 10:28 am | SPCA

SPCA is once again strongly reminding members of the public of one simple rule when it comes to your furry companions this summer; never leave dogs in hot cars, even if the windows are down. As a hot, dry El Niño summer approaches, SPCA Inspectors ... More >>

‘Appalling Neglect’: Pair Sentenced For Leaving Starving Dog Chained To Metal Pole For Months

Monday, 6 November 2023, 12:16 pm | SPCA

A dog that was left chained to a metal pole in an Auckland backyard and starved for weeks to months, was so emaciated when SPCA Inspectors found her that a veterinarian stated she wouldn’t have survived beyond a few more weeks. The dog’s owners, ... More >>

SPCA Calls On Public To Ditch Fireworks This Guy Fawkes

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:50 am | SPCA

After years of inaction from lawmakers to ban the private sale and use of fireworks, SPCA is calling on New Zealanders to take a stand for animal welfare by refusing to purchase and light fireworks this Guy Fawkes. Every year, SPCA receives dozens ... More >>

Six-month-old Puppy Euthanised After Brutal Treatment From Owner

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 10:50 am | SPCA

A man and woman have been prosecuted by SPCA over a violent and sickening attack on a puppy, which was then left injured and untreated. The 34-year-old man appeared in the Manukau District Court in May, charged with two counts of reckless ill treatment ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Man Over Ram’s ‘Horrific’ Horn Injury

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 10:55 am | SPCA

A man who allowed his ram’s horn to grow into its face, pushing its eye out, has been banned from owning stock animals for five years. The man was sentenced at Huntly District court on June 29 after pleading guilty to a charge of failing to provide ... More >>

SPCA Offers Half-price Adoptions Across Entire Country In A Plea To Help Overflowing Shelters

Wednesday, 24 May 2023, 3:44 pm | SPCA

From Saturday 27 May to Friday 2 June, the country’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity will be pleading with Kiwi animal lovers to help ‘Clear the Shelters’. SPCA will be offering 50% discount on adoption fees across the entire country in ... More >>

SPCA Provides Story Books In Te Reo Māori To Māori Education Settings Across Aotearoa

Monday, 15 May 2023, 5:33 pm | SPCA

SPCA is delighted to announce its latest storybooks for children have been translated into te reo Māori and provided free to all Māori medium education settings across Aotearoa. These schools include not only full Māori immersion schools, but also ... More >>

Make Animals’ Lives A Little Sweeter By Taking Part In SPCA’s Upcoming ‘Treat Week’

Monday, 1 May 2023, 10:53 am | SPCA

RNZSPCA is encouraging animal lovers around the country to bake a difference for animals in need between 12-18 June. In its second year running, ‘Treat Week’ replaces the charity’s historic Cupcake Day appeal, extending activities from one ... More >>

Owner Claims Spider Bite Responsible For “traumatic, Catastrophic” Injury Of Greyhound’s Leg

Friday, 24 March 2023, 10:14 am | SPCA

A dog owner told an RNZSPCA inspector a whitetail spider bite was the cause of the “ridged, shrunken and virtually useless leg” of his pet greyhound. The man appeared at the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday, and after entering a guilty plea, ... More >>

Man Failed To Treat Puppy With Multiple Fractures

Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 4:24 pm | SPCA

A man whose puppy had such severe injuries to its leg it needed amputating, has been prosecuted by SPCA for failing to treat an injured animal. On 7 February 2023, Clint Maikuku appeared at the Hamilton District court and was sentenced to 200 hours ... More >>

SPCA Appealing To Owners Not To Leave Dogs In Cars During Sizzling Summer Months

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 1:32 pm | SPCA

RNZSPCA is appealing to dog owners to think twice before leaving their dogs in the car as the summer months approach. SPCA inspectors have already received several calls from concerned members of the public after spotting dogs locked in cars during ... More >>

Seventy-six-year-old Proves That Age Isn’t A Barrier When It Comes To SPCA’s Jump To The Rescue

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 10:48 am | SPCA

Whether you get a thrill from fostering more than 250 cats and kittens, attending multiple animal rescues, or finally facing your fear of heights, SPCA is calling on all adrenaline junkies to add some extra excitement to their lives to support ... More >>

No More Chances - SPCA Advocates To End Greyhound Racing

Monday, 17 October 2022, 9:10 am | SPCA

After a decade of media reports highlighting neglect, abuse and injury within the industry, SPCA is calling for the end of commercial greyhound racing and is engaging the help of Kiwi supporters to voice their concerns.   New Zealand is one ... More >>

SPCA Frustrated By Repeat Offender Who Breached Animal Ban Multiple Times

Wednesday, 21 September 2022, 11:11 am | SPCA

A man who repeatedly neglected his animals and breached a court order that banned him from owning dogs has been prosecuted by SPCA for a fourth time. Gary Rozner pleaded guilty mid-way through a judge alone trial at Hutt Valley District Court on Tuesday ... More >>





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