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SPCA's Ashburton Centre opened the doors at our new location on Seafield Road in December 2020. The centre primarily houses felines, with other animals being transferred to the Christchurch centre.
Currently we have one full time staff member - our Team Leader, Foster and Volunteer Coordinator, as well as a part time Senior Animal Attendant, and part time Animal Attendant, who look after all our animals.
Our centre covers from the Rakaia River to the Rangitata, with Inspectorate cover coming from Christchurch.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 307 1019
If you have an animal welfare complaint about a companion animal, please call our team on 03 307 1019. Our team will be on call during our centre opening hours – please see above. If you have an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your nearest after-hours vet clinic.
If your animal welfare complaint is regarding livestock or paddock animals, these will be handled by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) from 1 April. Please call them directly on 0800 00 83 33. Read more about this new model for handling complaints here.
For any problems with stray, found or lost dogs, please contact the local council. Please contact the local police for any instances where an animal or person/s welfare is at immediate risk.
Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.
Centre Team Leader