Palmerston North Centre
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.
SPCA's Palmerston North Centre has had a well needed make-over recently to enhance the facilities for the animals in our care. We have created an open cattery to provide a low-stress environment for our cats while they are here and have also upgraded our dog facilities. We now have large exercise runs where our dogs are free to run around and play during the day.
We rehome hundreds of animals each year so encourage people to come to see us if they are choosing to welcome a new animal into their family.
We stock everything you need including food, toys, bowls and more at our centre pet store.
We have a full team of Veterinary Nurses to help with any questions you have about caring for your animals.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 06 357 2516
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 06 357 2516. Our team will be on call 9am-9pm, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) and 10am - 2pm Saturday-Sunday. 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.
Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.