Overnight the RSPCA UK announced McDonalds will switch to 100% British Freedom Food labelled pork - across its entire UK menu.
Toyota New Zealand is celebrating 25 years as New Zealand’s best-selling car company by paying it forward and donating brand new vehicles to a number of New Zealand charities for one year.
National animal advocacy organisations SAFE, the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) and the RNZSPCA, have joined forces to launch a campaign to prevent the testing of psychoactive drugs ('party pills' or 'legal highs') on animals, saying it is both unethical and unnecessary. Concerned Kiwis are urged to show their opposition to the proposal by signing the petition to leave animals out of legal highs testing.
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ― Anatole France
They say true love is hard to find. The SPCA would love to prove them wrong this Valentine’s weekend, 16-17 February, and introduce you to some very special souls. With hundreds of animals in the care of SPCA Centres across the country, true love is only a visit to the SPCA away.
The SPCA Blue Tick team has been busy this year adding additional species to their Blue Tick accreditation scheme so that Kiwis can have a high welfare Christmas.
Innovation is essential with fundraising. In challenging times, finding more imaginative ways to meet our financial commitments is paramount. One solution is to, literally, trade on our good name. This year, we are approaching things from the other end, and putting our name to a line of dog poop bags.
A family cat deliberately cut up in Timaru, a tethered pet goat stabbed to death in Greymouth, a climbing carabiner threaded through the neck of a dog in Rotorua, and in Wellington, several boys kick and hit a small terrier cross dog with a cricket bat. These are just four of more than thirty grievously inhumane acts of abuse and neglect of animals that make up the 2012 SPCA List of Shame.
The reduction of days of sale has failed to save the animals that are affected each year.
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One of the Family - Te Awamutu/Te Kuiti/Otorohanga
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Mobile Desexing Clinic - Bay of Islands SPCA
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One of the Family - Whangarei
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Mobile Desexing Clinic - Kaitaia SPCA