SPCA New Zealand

Nelson Centre

Our opening hours
Mon: 11.30am - 4pm
Tue: 10am - 4pm
Wed: 10am - 4pm
Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm
Sun: 10am - 1pm
Note:

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.

Making a difference in Nelson

Volunteer with us

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 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

Found Animals

If you have found a sick or injured animal, contact us immediately on 03 547 7171.

If you have found a roaming or dangerous dog, please call the Nelson City Council on 03 546 0200.

If the animal is healthy and not in danger, please click here to see how you can help.

Lost Animals

We list every incoming stray animal on www.lostpet.co.nz so please check the listings to see if we might have your missing pet.

If your animal is not listed, we have some tips on how to find your pet on our Advice & Welfare section.

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