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Under Alert Level 2 our Centre is only open by appointment. We ask anyone who would like to come to the Centre with enquiries about adoptions, fostering and volunteering, to contact us first and make an appointment. You can do so by visiting the relevant page on our website or by calling our Centre on the number provided above. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, and contact tracing measures will be in place.
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 animal welfare inspectors attend possible breaches of the Animal Welfare Act.
We are open six days a week for adoptions between 10.30am 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.