SPCA New Zealand
The SPCA in New Zealand

The SPCA in New Zealand

​Together with our communities, the SPCA has been protecting New Zealand’s animals for over 140 years – animals who are sick, injured, neglected, abused or simply abandoned.

  • Our Vision

    Our Vision

    All animal lives matter in our communities.
  • Our Purpose

    Our Purpose

    To advance animal welfare and prevent cruelty.
  • Our Values

    Our Values

    We are One, We are Kind, We are Brave, We Thrive, We Serve.

We are New Zealand’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, with 38 centres across the country and over 45,000 animals coming through our centres each year.

The SPCA is the only charity with the power to protect all animals including prosecuting people under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. With under one percent government funding, we rely heavily on the generosity of those who choose to make a difference.

Our organisation’s founding ethos is ‘to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves’. With your support, we deliver this every day through our vision, values and policies.

Our structure

The SPCA is an incorporated society, led by a CEO and a Senior Leadership Team, and governed by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Our strategic objectives

  • Advocate and influence
  • Educate and engage
  • Deliver positive animal outcomes
  • Seek justice

Our facilities

Facilities at SPCA centres vary greatly throughout New Zealand. Our centres rely heavily on help from volunteers in order to carry out their day-to-day operations. We have 77 warranted inspectors across the country who investigate complaints of cruelty and to enforce the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

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