Summer is ‘kitten season’ – the time of year when cats breed – and as a result thousands of unwanted and stray kittens end up at the SPCA. With ‘kitten season’ due to begin soon, SPCA Waikato are already preparing for a really busy summer.
We are expecting our busiest season yet. SPCA Waikato urgently need to purchase more specialist cat cages for our isolation wards, quarantine units, and communal adoption area in order to keep kittens safe, healthy and happy.
Each cage costs approximately $1,400, and as a charity who receives almost no government funding, we urgently need the help of Waikato’s community.
These cages will change so many lives this summer. They will provide an isolation unit to avoid cross contamination of diseases, and an area for cats and kittens to have food and shelter before they are ready to find their new homes.
We want to be able to do our best for the animals this summer. But without animal lovers like you, there is only so much we can do. Donate today and change their tomorrow. Give kittens the second chance they deserve this summer!
When Skip was just six weeks old, he was thrown away like an unwanted t-shirt, or a worn-out pair of pants.
He was dumped in a clothing bin, and left for dead. Can you imagine how terrifying that would have been for him?
All Skip had to keep him company were the damp and dustry clothes he was trapped in. We don't know how long he was in that bin for - but one day, a truck picked it up to transport it to another city.
Skip travelled a long and lonely way, tangled in towels and full of fear. When the truck finally stopped, Skip used every bit of strength left in his dehydrated body, to let out some anxious cries.
He was shivering from head to toe, his ribs were protruding out from underneath his itchy skin. Skip desperately needed the SPCA's help.
Skip was immediately rushed to the SPCA where he received the love and care he needed. But Skip's traumatic past left him unsure and anxious. Simple things like loud footsteps send him running and hiding in fear.
Thankfully, today Skip is a happy, bounding, healthy six-month old pup who spends his days with his family who protect and love him.
But, we wish we could tell you that Skip's story is unusual. The sad reality is that he's just one of many animals who are so cruelly abandoned every year. They're crying out for your help.
You're a crucial part of our team. Will you donate today and help us save lives? Without you, it simply wouldn't be possible.
We desperately need your help to be there for these animals when they need us most.
Thank you for spreading the warmth this winter.
Donate to SPCA New Zealand and give animals in need a second chance at life.
SPCA New Zealand provides support to 45 SPCA Centres across the country to help protect animals who are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of New Zealanders to carry out our life-saving work, as we receive only a small amount of government funding.
If you would like to make a one-off online donation to SPCA New Zealand, you can choose to donate via credit card or internet banking. If you choose to donate via credit card, your card will be securely processed in real-time by DPS Payment Express. If you would like to make a donation from outside of New Zealand, please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
Please complete your address details so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes once your donation has been processed. Thank you for supporting SPCA New Zealand.
Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to celebrate a life while protecting the thousands of animals that need our help each year. How would you like to remember your loved one?
SPCA New Zealand needs YOUR help to prosecute animal cruelty cases.
SPCA New Zealand is the only non-governmental organisation in New Zealand that is entrusted with the legal powers to prosecute animal offenders under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. Of more than 14,000 complaints received by SPCA centres throughout New Zealand each year, we undertake prosecutions for cases of national importance. Find out more.
Help campaign for the lives of innocent dogs
In September 2016 the Government announced a new national action plan for dogs in New Zealand. Part of this proposed law included a ban on animal shelters like the SPCA re-homing dogs based on their visual appearance.
This would have effectively condemned thousands of innocent dogs to death. So with your generous support, we started a petition that saw 60,000 New Zealanders fight for the lives of these dogs.
Two months after this announcement, the Government released the second tranche of proposals of the national action plan for dogs in New Zealand. Part of these changes meant the SPCA was no longer be prohibited from re-homing dogs based on the visual assessment of breed.
Instead, dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1999 as menacing can be rehomed to people with a ‘high-risk dog owner license’. This change will save the lives of thousands of dogs and is a real success for animals in New Zealand.
However there are still areas of concern in the national action plan that the SPCA believes still need to be addressed.
There is still more work to be done - and we need your support.
Over the coming months the SPCA will continue to work with the Department of Internal Affairs and Minister Upston and will address areas of concern and areas for improvement with this proposal in the Select Committee process.
Please donate today and help us continue this campaign for the rights of innocent dogs.
When there is a natural disaster or emergency, the SPCA helps to ensure that our animals are being cared for. As an animal lover, you care about the safety of these animals, and are willing to take action to protect them.
Your donations will help to:
- Rescue animals in need
- Provide food, water, vet care and shelter for animals in affected areas
- Help find accomodation for evacuated families and their animals
- Reunite lost animals with their families
- Educate New Zealanders about how to care for their animals in a natural disaster or emergency
Recently, the animals of Edgecumbe desperately needed rescuing during severe flooding. Because of our amazing animal lovers, the SPCA were able to assist in rescuing a total of 91 cats, 49 dogs, 458 birds, 20 tropical fish, 28 goldfish, 23 chickens, 8 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 5 turtles, 2 sheep and 2 cows.
By donating today, you help ensure the safety of these animals in emergency situations. Thank you for caring for all of these animals, it is great to know you are there.
Waikato SPCA is a charity that relies almost entirely on the generosity of animal lovers to carry out life-saving work for the animals in Waikato.
The incredible support from people like you has already enabled us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome countless animals who desperately needed help.
By donating to Waikato SPCA, you will help us take action for animals in five key ways:
Prevent cruelty - Whenever an animal is found, surrendered or seized, you will be taking action.
Rescue - You will be standing beside our Inspectors, rescuing Waikato's animals in need.
Rehabilitate - You will be helping us to heal Waikato's lost and injured animals.
Shelter and Re-home - You will help provide a warm bed for the animals taking shelter at Waikato SPCA.
Seek Justice - You can help our Inspectorate team bring animal offenders to justice.
We are also committed to preventing cruelty to animals in our region through our education programme, advocacy work, and SPCA Inspectorate.