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.
The SPCA Centre in Dunedin is the oldest SPCA in New Zealand, established in 1872. Set on 42 acres of land in the hills of North Dunedin, the centre is currently undergoing a building program to replace very old buildings with purpose-built facilities that have been designed to provide optimal care for animals. The last part of the building program is the cat facility, due to be completed by the end of 2018 and includes a hospital and surgery.
The new administration building includes an education room fitted out with modern technology to provide for electronic presentations and educational talks. We regularly have school and other community groups visit the centre.
Our Dunedin centre is well supported by volunteers who we are indebted to for their commitment and service. The volunteers and our animal attendant team care for around 2,000 animals each year that come through our centre.
We are very fortunate to have a committed and active Supporters Group who work tremendously hard to raise funds for the services we provide, such as the annual fundraising ball, a popular event on the Duendin events calendar. Our fundraising is also supported by a very well-run and popular op shop based in North Dunedin.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 4738252
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 03 4738252. Our team will be on call 9:30am-5pm, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays). If you have an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your nearest after-hours vet clinic. 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.