Under Alert Level 2, our centre is open by appointment only for those picking up an adopted animal or dropping off/picking up a foster animal. Please call our centre to make an appointment on the number below. Strict physical distancing and health and safety measures will be enforced, including contact tracing. Members of the public cannot visit centres to view animals. We will maintain carrying out our adoptions using contactless methods through online enquiries.
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Under Alert Level 1 our centre can reopen, however, entry will be by appointment only. We ask anyone who would like to come to a centre to enquire about adopting, fostering, or volunteering to contact us first and make an appointment. You can make an appointment by calling our centre on the number provided below. If you are dropping off donations we would love to see you during our opening hours at any time.
SPCA's Christchurch Centre is the oldest established SPCA in New Zealand and has been the voice for those who can’t speak for themselves since 1872.
With approximately 40 dedicated staff and over 500 incredible volunteers the Christchurch Centre is also the largest in the Southern Region and works hard to provide support to other centres ensuring better outcomes for NZ animals.
Our Centre’s primary focus is animal welfare, however we also offer dog boarding facilities and have a small retail shop onsite with 100% of profits going back into helping the animals.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 349 7057
Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 03 349 7057. Our team will be on call 9am-9pm, 7 days a week during summer (daylight saving hours) and 8am-7pm during winter. If you have an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact the Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Centre on 03 366 1052. They are located at 90 Disraeli Street, Addington and offer professional, caring veterinary emergency care when your regular veterinary clinic is closed.
Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Centre operates Monday to Thursday 7pm - 8am, and Fri from 7pm without closing until Monday at 8am. They are open all weekends and public holidays.
For any problems with stray, found or lost dogs, please contact your local council.