Making a difference in the Far NorthVolunteer with us
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 Kerikeri Centre and its sister facility, the Kaitaia 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.
Established by SPCA with community assistance and local management, we have grown from a tiny settlement, to a significant presence caring for the animals in our community.
Without the generous legacies, and continued community support we would not exist.
In December 2016, using a bequest from Mr Tom Baker, and help from the Auckland SPCA Centre we were for the first time purchase an existing kennels, and buildings to house all of our animals, staff and volunteers in a home we can all call our own.
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 and 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.