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This month, you can be the voice for New Zealand's animals

August newsletterFriday, 12 August, 2016

This month, you can have your say on New Zealand's dog control laws, sign up to bake a difference, and call on Countdown to improve the lives of millions of layer hens.

We thank you for helping us achieve justice for a horse who endured unnecessary pain and suffering at the hands of the person who was meant to be caring for him.

We also want to share with you the story of a very lucky cat who survived a run in with a train in Canterbury, and ask for your help to find a home for a lovely tabby who has been waiting far too long for her forever home.

Read our August newsletter here.

SPCA gears up for Cupcake Day events

Wednesday, 3 August, 2016

SPCA gears up for Cupcake DayAucklanders celebrated the SPCA's eighth annual Cupcake Day two weeks early this year by indulging in cupcakes and cuddling puppies at a pop-up dog cafe in the CBD this morning.

About 40 people attended the preview event at The Caker's Karangahape Rd shop between 10am and midday. Money raised from today's sales will go towards the SPCA's fight against animal cruelty.

The SPCA aims to raise $400,000 on Cupcake Day, which will be held on Monday, August 15, this year. The charity is asking Kiwis to contribute by baking and selling their own sweet treats and donating proceeds. To register to participate in SPCA Cupcake Day, click here.


SPCA gives animal lovers the sweetest reason to bake

Monday, 1 August, 2016

Chocolate LabThe SPCA is pulling on heart and apron strings for this year’s SPCA Cupcake Day, encouraging New Zealanders to arm themselves with a mixing bowl and wooden spoon in the fight against animal cruelty.

SPCA Cupcake Day is the charity’s fun, community-driven annual fundraiser where cupcakes and other treats are baked and sold to raise funds for the SPCA’s ongoing protection and care of animals.

Now in its eighth year, SPCA Cupcake Day 2016 is aiming to be the biggest yet. Last year over 1,600 participants took to their kitchens, raising more than $390,000 for the SPCA’s ongoing work fighting animal cruelty through prevention and education.

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Claire Turnbull joins as SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador

Claire TurnbullSunday, 24 July, 2016

Wellness author, speaker, nutritionist and busy mum Claire Turnbull has taken on the role of SPCA Blue Tick goodwill ambassador. She joins celebrity chef Ray McVinnie as an advocate for high animal welfare in farming practices.

The SPCA Blue Tick is an accreditation scheme independent from the food and farming industries run by SPCA New Zealand and is focused on high animal welfare farming in New Zealand. SPCA Blue Tick certifies eggs, chicken, pork and turkey products that are farmed to the scheme’s stringent welfare standards.

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Levin woman sentenced for starving horse to death

Monday, 18 July, 2016

Levin woman sentenced for starving horse to deathA Levin woman allowed a horse in her care to slowly starve to death and is implicated in the death of another horse.

Te Ara Smiler, 31, pleaded guilty in the Levin District Court to a charge of ill treatment of an animal causing the animal to suffer unreasonable or unnecessary pain or distress. She was sentenced to 120 hours of community work, ordered to pay veterinarian costs of $492.50, and disqualified for 5 years from owning or exercising authority over horses.

“The SPCA sees far too many unnecessary deaths of animals caused by neglect,” says Ric Odom, CEO of SPCA New Zealand.

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