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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 >>

SPCA’s Pet Care Advice Amid COVID-19

Friday, 20 March 2020, 9:02 am | SPCA

SPCA wants to reassure Kiwi pet owners how best to care for their companion animals during this uncertain time. Currently there is no evidence that companion animals can infect humans with COVID-19 virus, and SPCA urges owners not abandon their pets. ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Woman For Starving Her Dog

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 2:06 pm | SPCA

A Hawke’s Bay woman has been charged with ill-treating a dog, by failing to provide him with proper and sufficient food and adequate and timely health interventions, which resulted in his death. Kura Munro was found guilty after a one-day trial in ... More >>

Senseless Violence And Wilful Neglect Top Spca’s Annual List Of Shame

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 8:17 am | SPCA

A puppy beaten while witnesses stood by is just one of the harrowing cases of animal abuse on SPCA’s List of Shame this year. The full list, released today ahead of SPCA’s Annual Appeal, reveals the details of the 12 worst cases of abuse, abandonment ... More >>

SPCA Prosecutes Woman For Docking Tails Of Eight Rottweilers

Thursday, 20 February 2020, 3:18 pm | SPCA

A Southland woman has been prosecuted by SPCA after she docked the tails of eight Rottweiler puppies using docking bands. Taylor Hall pleaded guilty to eight charges of docking the tail of a dog and was sentenced at Invercargill District Court on ... More >>

SPCA Call for Information

Wednesday, 22 January 2020, 5:21 pm | SPCA

SPCA’s Christchurch centre is urgently appealing to the public for information after two cats were shot with an air rifle on Ruakaka street in Hornby in the last 12 months. Both cats are loved pets from the same family and were lucky to survive ... More >>

Take them off the Christmas list – why pets aren’t presents

Monday, 16 December 2019, 5:23 pm | SPCA

As the countdown to Christmas begins, SPCA wants to remind New Zealanders that the cutest pets don’t make good presents. More >>

A little snip and a tiny chip makes a huge difference

Friday, 13 December 2019, 12:01 pm | SPCA

SPCA has been working flat out to desex more than 80 animals a day over the last year, which is the most desexing SPCA has done since recording the figures. More >>

SPCA prosecutes woman for starving her horses

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 3:01 pm | SPCA

Lisa Corfield, who had earlier pleaded guilty to four charges, was today sentenced in the Christchurch District Court to 250 hours’ community work, ordered to pay $300 towards legal costs and $7,046.08 in reparations. She was also disqualified ... More >>

SPCA prosecutes Lower Hutt couple

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1:18 pm | SPCA

SPCA has charged a Lower Hutt couple who failed to seek veterinary treatment for their dog after its wounded back foot was found crawling with maggots. Pu Cheng Loong and Shu Zheng Loong, who had earlier entered guilty pleas, were last week disqualified ... More >>

SPCA invites you to Jazz on the Hilltop

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 3:47 pm | SPCA

But for the Wellington Fever Hospital’s 100th birthday, people will be able to hear the birthday songs, with a jazz concert called ‘Jazz on the Hilltop’. More >>

SPCA prosecutes man for failing to provide vet care

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 5:02 pm | SPCA

A man has been prosecuted by SPCA for ill-treating his dog after he failed to provide veterinary treatment when it was suffering from cancerous oral, facial, and nasal lesions. More >>

SPCA prosecutes man for failing to provide vet care for dog

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 2:00 pm | SPCA

A man has been prosecuted by SPCA for ill-treating his dog after he failed to provide veterinary treatment when it was suffering from cancerous oral, facial, and nasal lesions. More >>

SPCA calls on Kiwis and pups to unite for ‘pawsome’ event

Monday, 30 September 2019, 12:02 pm | SPCA

30 September 2019: SPCA is calling for Kiwis and their pups to join the pack and sign up for this year’s Great NZ Paws Walk. More >>