Making a difference in CanterburyVolunteer with us
Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange. If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment. 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.
Due to limited space and resources, unfortunately SPCA does not usually accept owned animals into our care.
As a charity, we do not have sufficient space and resources to provide a rehoming service for owned animals, and have to prioritise sick, stray or injured animals.
If you need to rehome your pet, please click here for advice.