Wednesday, 3 August, 2016
Aucklanders 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.
Read more at www.nzherald.co.nz.
Monday, 1 August, 2016
The 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.
Sunday, 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.
Monday, 18 July, 2016
A 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.
Friday, 15 July, 2016
We have some wonderful animal stories to share with you this month, including the dramatic rescue of Poppy the horse.
We invite you to explore our brand new Education hub for New Zealand kids, and to join thousands of other Kiwis as they help us fight cruelty with cupcakes.
We prosecute a woman who failed to seek veterinary treatment for her cat, causing unnecessary pain and suffering.
You also have a chance to win a GoPro HERO4 and a year's supply of pet food thanks to our national food sponsor, Purina.
Read our July newsletter here.