SPCA New Zealand

New Plymouth Centre

Our opening hours
Mon: 10am-4pm
Tue: 10am-4pm
Wed: 10am-4pm
Thu: 10am-4pm
Fri: 10am-4pm
Sat: 10am-2pm
Sun: 10am-2pm

Making a difference in North Taranaki

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Under the new L2 alert level, we are closed to the general public, but adoptions are continuing to be processed by appointment. As always, you can browse animals available for adoption on our website (just hit the ‘adopt’ button above and apply to adopt them online, or give your local Centre a call to book an appointment. If levels change in the coming days, we will provide further updates.

The SPCA Centre in New Plymouth, North Taranaki, was established in 1912 and is well supported by the community.

We have three Warranted Animal Welfare Inspectors on our staff who investigate complaints of cruelty and neglect for the whole of the Taranaki Region.

We are extremely fortunate to have the facilities and land (11 acres) to care for a wide range of animals including dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, small animals, birds and livestock. Up to 1600 animals come into our centre each year and they are cared for by our dedicated staff and our team of amazing volunteers.

Our centre has a small retail area which sells pet care products, toys and pet food - almost everything you need for your new adopted family member.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Found Animals

If you have found a sick or injured animal, contact us immediately on 06 758 2053 or 0800 INSPECTOR(467 732).

If you have found a roaming or dangerous dog, please call the New Plymouth District Council on 06 759 6060.

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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