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.
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SPCA’s Oamaru Centre will be closed for three weeks, reopening on June 8, as a result of staff shortages. For any animal emergencies or queries, please contact 03 434 8196.
Our Oamaru Centre is situated behind Vetlife in Oamaru. It is a small centre and currently we are only housing cats and occasionally have rabbits and birds.
However, we are getting a new building which will allow us to have a wider range of animals.
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.