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 Kawerau Centre is a small centre located in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and run entirely by a group of committed volunteers.
We provide an invaluable service to the people and animals of Kawerau District.
In 2017, the Kawerau Centre received 537 sick, injured, abused or simply abandoned animals into our care.
In addition to the centre we have a great SPCA Op shop in Liverpool Street in Kawerau. It raises vital funds for the work we do and is also run entirely by volunteers.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 07 323 4032
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 07 323 4032. 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.
Services we offer
Special thanks to the following individuals
AJ Marshall “In memory of Sweetheart & Titu”, Casey Bennett, Denise and Tara, Harrop Family, John Henry “For my dog Max”, Julia Stevenson-Renwick & Clan – “In memory of my mum Catherine”, Katrin Webb “Thank you for and from Jett”, Pender-White Family, Raewyn & Barry Geary “For the homeless”, Robyn Hotene, Roz & Munro, Sandra & Trevor Haines, Shandi, Te Papa Partnership, Val Dunbar, Warbrick Whanau Kawerau, Whaiora Patrick