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.
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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.
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.