Wednesday, 13 April, 2016
We are excited to share some amazing animal stories with you this month, including a dramatic six-day animal rescue and the transformation of a dying kitten.
We ask for your help to spread the word about a long-stay dog and an ex-harness racing horse who are looking for loving homes.
You can read about how we achieved justice for a dog who was badly beaten by her owner, which would not be possible without the help of our dedicated supporters.
Rodeo season has ended and, thanks to more than 62,000 New Zealanders who signed our petition, we hope that it will be the last one ever.
Read our April newsletter here.
Friday, 1 April, 2016
The SPCA says the deaths of around 50 pigs in a blaze this morning highlight the need for animal emergency planning.
Around 50 pigs have been killed in a fire that ripped through a farrowing (birthing) shed at a piggery north of Hamilton this morning.
"This tragedy is a timely reminder that farmers and others working with animals must have robust animal emergency management plans in place," says the chief executive of SPCA New Zealand, Ric Odom.
"At the very least, farmers should have effective smoke alarms, fire extinguisher systems, and evacuation plans."
Read more at Newshub.co.nz.