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Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange. Please note: Members of the public do not require a vaccine pass for entry to an SPCA Centre. From Tuesday 5 April, in line with the latest Government decision and advice, SPCA has lifted its temporary mandate and vaccine pass requirements.
If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment, our team will be able to discuss next steps. In line with Government regulations, physical distancing, face coverings, and contact-tracing measures are required and must be adhered to when appointments take place.
Our Inspectorate teams are an essential service, continuing their work in the community and responding to call-outs, while upholding strict health and safety measures. For any animal welfare concerns or general queries, please contact our Centre for support.
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 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 7am-9pm, seven days a week during summer (daylight saving hours) and 7am-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 146 Antigua 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.