SPCA New Zealand

Christchurch Centre

14 Wilmers Road, Hornby, Christchurch 8025 PO Box 16880, Hornby, Christchurch 8441
Our opening hours
Monday: 10am - 4pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4pm
Thursday: 10am - 4pm
Friday: 10am - 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 10am - 2pm

Making a difference in Canterbury

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The 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.

Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 349 7057 (10am - 4pm) or 03 366 3886 (4pm - 9pm)

Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.

After hours

Our team are on call between 7am-9pm, 7 days a week.

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.

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