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.
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.