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Keep your pet safe this summer

SouthernCrossWednesday, 16 December, 2015

Our friends at Southern Cross Pet Insurance have created a printable poster full of great tips for keeping your pet safe this summer. Download it here.

Despite your best efforts, your pet may still be at risk. Help protect them with Southern Cross Pet Insurance. Get a quote at or call 0800 800 836.

Thanks to Southern Cross, we'll be offering six weeks free puppy and kitten insurance for all new adoptions from SPCA centres across the country. Find out more here.

This Christmas, give our animals a second chance at life

Friday, 4 December, 2015

Newsletter December15With just three weeks to go until Christmas, we're excited to announce the launch of our new range of merchandise. Find the perfect gift for the animal lover in your life and the money you spend will go towards helping animals in need.

This month, we’re looking for Morgan's forever home, protecting pets from the unexpected, giving eight neglected puppies a second chance at life, and preventing heat-related injury this summer.

We're also calling for improved treatment of bobby calves in the dairy industry and an end to rodeo cruelty, working to ensure high animal welfare standards with SPCA Blue Tick, and celebrating an important milestone for pig welfare.

Read our December newsletter here.

Weight gain is a BIG problem for New Zealand pets

SD Canine Perfect Weight croppedWednesday, 11 November, 2015

It's not just New Zealanders who are suffering from obesity. Pets are too, with over 40% of dogs and over 30% of cats estimated to be clinically overweight or obese1,2.

Extra weight is a significant danger to their health. Cats face the prospect of increasing the risk of serious diseases like diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, painful osteoarthritis and urinary disease.

Many of us don’t realise that our pets have a weight problem, and even when we do, we may not be aware of how much it can affect their health and well-being.

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Sione the Shar Pei, successful prosecutions and a rodeo update

Newsletter October15Friday, 16 October, 2015

This month, we discuss two successful prosecutions, the impending rodeo season, and the importance of working with farmers towards sustainable ethical farming.

We say thank you to those who made Cupcake Day such a sweet success and ask you to join us at this year's Annual Appeal.

Plus, we introduce you to Sione the goofy Shar Pei and horses Rosie and Peanut!

Read our October newsletter here.