SPCA New Zealand

Dunedin Centre

1 Torridon Street, Opoho, Dunedin 9010 PO Box 8018, Gardens, Dunedin 9041
Our opening hours
Mon: 10am-4.30pm
Tue: 10am-4.30pm
Wed: 10am-4.30pm
Thu: 10am-4.30pm
Fri: 10am-4.30pm
Sat: 10am-4.30pm
Sun: Closed
Note:

Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange.

Making a difference in Dunedin

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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.

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, our purpose-built centre has been designed to provide optimal care for animals. This includes cat facilities, with 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.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

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.

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