SPCA New Zealand

Nelson Centre

Our opening hours
Note:

Under Alert Level 2, our centre can reopen, however entry will be 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. Physical distancing will still be observed and you will need to fill in contact tracing information.

Making a difference in Nelson

Volunteer with us

Under Alert Level 2, our centre can reopen, however entry will be 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.

SPCA's Nelson Centre was first established in 1896. We are lucky enough to be situated on 10 acres of land close to Nelson city, and our facilities are testament to the incredible support we receive from our community. We have seven members of staff here, with various areas of interest and expertise. We also have three warranted Animal Welfare Inspectors who cover a vast area between Marlborough, Golden Bay, Springs Junction and the West Coast.

The Nelson Centre has a large group of dedicated volunteers who do a range of jobs: cleaning (of course!), dog walking and training, cat care, paperwork, gardening, fostering, fund-raising and whatever else we ask of them! We are extremely lucky to have such a great team of volunteers and supporters.

We care for around 1800 animals each year, mostly cats and kittens. We also have a few resident birds and farm animals who cannot be rehomed for one reason or another, and these contribute to our Centre being a popular destination for families and community groups.

We have a small retail shop at the Centre which sells pet care, training and food products.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Fundraising for us

Click here to find out how to fundraise for us. If you need assistance, please call us on 03 547 7171.

SPCA Guardians and donors

For enquiries about your monthly donations and other donation enquiries, please call our fundraising team on 09 256 7311 or email fundraising@spca.nz.

In-kind donations

If you would like to donate goods for our op shops or the animals at the centre, they can be dropped off to our centre and op shop during opening hours.

Find a list of items we can use here.

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