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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 eight members of staff here, with various areas of interest and expertise. Three of these are warranted Animal Welfare Inspectors who cover a vast area between Marlborough, Golden Bay and Springs Junction.
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.
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.
To find out what you can do if you’ve lost your pet, please click here.