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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 >>

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 >>