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 Kaitaia Centre and its sister facility, the Kerikeri Centre work hard to ensure that animals in the Far North region are being well cared for and are in good health.
We educate people on how to look after animals properly, and how to treat them with love and respect.
To prevent cruelty to our animals, we have two dedicated Animal Welfare Inspectors who look after the vast area we cover – from the Kaihu on the West Coast to Russell on the East Coast and everything North, to the Cape.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 0800 428 464 (press option 2)
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 0800 428 464 (press option 2). Our team will be on call during our centre opening hours – please see above.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.