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Finding their forever homes

Friday 2, September, 2016

Finding a forever home for the animals in our care is one of the most rewarding part of our work at the SPCA. Here are just three of our recently adopted animals who are enjoying their new loving families.


WillowBy the time she was six weeks old, little Willow had already been through so much. She was found wandering the streets all alone, with a terrible injury on her hind leg. Fortunately the kind person who found her brought her to the SPCA so our team could care for her and give her the vet treatment she needed.

Sadly, due to the nature of her injury, SPCA vets had to make the difficult decision to amputate her leg. It’s always hard to see such a young animal undergo major surgery, but we knew she was in the best possible hands with the expert care of our Vet Team.

Willow’s surgery went very well, and she spent some time with one of our foster families where she learnt to navigate life on three legs. Her foster family told us they were amazed at how quickly she could race around the house – having three legs certainly didn’t slow her down!

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A new life for Sophie

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016

SophieFive-year-old Sophie arrived at the SPCA last year after she was rescued by an Inspector from a situation of neglect. She had been confined to living in a small space and needed love, care and medical treatment.

But even though she was finally in a safe place with caring people, Sophie was still frightened. At the SPCA she spent most of her time cowering in the corner of her cage, hiding behind a towel.

We think Sophie hadn’t had much experience with people before she arrived at the SPCA and being around the hospital team was overwhelming for her.

Animals like Sophie come to us at the SPCA because the very people supposed to be looking after them have let them down. But we’ll work with them, and slowly show them that the world can be a happy and safe place.

Sophie needed to build some confidence, and learn how to live in a home where she would be treated as part of the family. So Sophie went out to foster care with one of our amazing volunteer foster families – the same Inspector who rescued her!

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Abandoned by his family and left alone in a park

Friday, 26 August, 2016

FranklinOn a cold winter night earlier this year, little Franklin was abandoned by his family and cruelly dumped in a park in a cardboard box. Just four weeks old, Franklin weighed only 800 grams and was so tiny he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Franklin had no food, no water and nothing but the empty cardboard box to keep him warm. He was all alone, abandoned by the very people supposed to be looking after him and keeping him safe.

Fortunately, a kind lady heard Franklin’s desperate little cries and brought him to the SPCA, knowing it was the safest place for him. Here at SPCA Auckland, Franklin was taken to our specialist unit for puppies and was cared for by one of our kindhearted Canine Attendants, Sarah.

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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.