SPCA New Zealand

Dunedin Centre

1 Torridon Street, Opoho, Dunedin 9010 PO Box 8018, Gardens, Dunedin 9041
Our opening hours
Monday: 10am - 4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 10am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 10am - 4.30pm
Friday: 10am - 4.30pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: 10am - 3pm

Making a difference in Dunedin

Volunteer with us

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.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Volunteer enquiries

If you would like to volunteer at our centre, please contact the volunteer team on 03 473 8252 ext 207 or email dunedin.volunteer@spca.nz..

To volunter with our Dog Squad, please call 021 1452398 or email hayde@xtra.co.nz.

Foster enquiries

Please visit us at the centre to enquire about fostering.

See what volunteer positions are available in Dunedin.

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