SPCA New Zealand

SPCA New Zealand

Advancing the welfare of all animals in NZ by preventing cruelty, alleviating suffering and promoting policies through education & advocacy


SPCA helps protect over 31,000 animals in New Zealand every year. Animals who are sick, injured, abused or simply abandoned.

Our operation would not be possible without your support. Together, we help the animals that so desperately need it, and bring justice to those who have failed these innocent animals.

Our inspectors work to uphold the laws relating to the treatment of animals and bring prosecutions where necessary. At our animal centres we give sanctuary to animals in distress and re-home suitable animals whenever possible.

The SPCA (Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Incorporated) is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registration number CC22705. www.spca.nz

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The SPCA (Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the largest animal welfare charity in New Zealand and the only charity with the power to prosecute in cases of animal cruelty, abandonment and mistreatment.

As a charity, we receive less than 1% of our funding from the government - and this funding is for rural cases only (involving animals on farms). As such, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of the public to carry out our life-saving work.

In November 2017, SPCA centres around the country unified to become a single entity. The key reasons for this change were to better provide a consistently high standard of care and service for the animals, no matter where they are, and to ensure that all SPCA centres are supported through the sharing of resources and skills.

Funds raised in communities fund the work of local centres and also support other SPCA centres that struggle to resource the areas they cover.

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Latest update

Fundraising Support- Thank You!  3 May 2024

Thank you so much for your continued support throughout these difficult times. We are so grateful to have you all as a part of our SPCA family! Without our fundraisers, we wouldn’t be able to provide our life-saving services to animals across New Zealand.

We are excited to announce that we have launched our fundraising hub to better support our amazing fundraisers! Here you can find resources such as posters, handbooks, bunting, and more! The fundraising hub can be accessed here: https://fundraise.spca.nz/

Thank you again for your incredible efforts. We rely on your support to protect and care for the over 35,000 animals that come through our doors every year. Every donation- big or small- makes a huge difference in the life of an animal. Together, we can give them a better tomorrow.

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