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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.
Our Oamaru Centre is situated behind Vetlife in Oamaru. We have one full-time animal welfare inspector who attends animal welfare call-outs in the North Otago and South Canterbury areas.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 434 8196
Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.
If you have an animal emergency outside of business hours, please contact us on 0800 682 467.
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.