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Under the new L2 alert level, we are closed to the general public, but adoptions are continuing to be processed by appointment. As always, you can browse animals available for adoption on our website (just hit the ‘adopt’ button above and apply to adopt them online, or give your local Centre a call to book an appointment. If levels change in the coming days, we will provide further updates.
SPCA's Hamilton Centre (formerly Waikato SPCA) is located in Te Rapa , owned by the very supportive Waikato Animal Welfare Foundation.
We assist with sick or injured stray animals and our 3 animal welfare Inspectors attend possible breaches of the Animal Welfare Act.
We are open 6 days a week for adoptions between 10.30 and 2.30pm.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 07 847 4868
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 07 847 4868. Our team will be on call 9am-9pm, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) and 10.30am - 2.30pm Saturday. 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.