SPCA New Zealand

North Island Flooding - What Pet Owners need to know:

Here are some important tips and guidelines for pet owners to keep in mind during this difficult time.

Please contact MPI for emergency response support on: 0800 222 200

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Advice & welfare

Live Animals as Prizes

Animals in Entertainment, Sport, and Work

SPCA advocates for deliberate decision-making for animal ownership and that animals must only be kept as companions when a person has the knowledge, ability, and means to provide a Good Life and meet their physical, health, and behavioural needs.

(see Responsible Animal Ownership for more information)

SPCA opposes the giving of live animals as prizes due to the potential negative impacts on the animal’s welfare.

SPCA is concerned for the welfare of animals which come to be owned by chance, rather than as a result of deliberate planning and prior consideration.

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