Animals in the wild
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“Does feeding wild birds cause more harm than good?
Feeding wild birds is a controversial topic. Many people love feeding wild birds and feel that they are helping them, but there are also many people who believe that people should not be feeding wild birds at all. Let us consider the potential harms and benefits.
The wonders behind New Zealand’s native birds
Since Aotearoa drifted away from the super continent millions of years ago, our islands have become home to some of the most wonderful and unique fauna worldwide.
Looking out for ducks and ducklings in spring
Spring is the time of year that we get numerous calls from concerned residents about ducks and ducklings that may be injured, sick, stuck in drains, orphaned, or crossing roads.
What to do if you find an animal?
If you find a sick or injured animal please contact your local SPCA Centre immediately so that we can advise you of the best steps to take.
What to do if you find an injured bird or fledgling?
During this time, we receive hundreds of calls from the public who are concerned about a baby bird they have found out of its nest and we have a large influx of baby birds being brought into our centres.
What to do when you have concerns about an animal?
If you have concerns about an animal being neglected or treated with cruelty, contact us immediately.
Be an animal-friendly traveler – the hidden cruelty of animal tourism
More and more Kiwis are choosing exotic destinations for their winter holidays. However, before you book to escape the winter gloom, it is important to take a careful look at the travel itinerary you are considering to make sure the attractions and entertainment on offer do not involve abuse of animals.