Palmerston North Centre
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Under New Zealand’s traffic light system, our Centre is open to the public by appointment, in both red and orange. Please note: Members of the public do not require a vaccine pass for entry to an SPCA Centre. From Tuesday 5 April, in line with the latest Government decision and advice, SPCA has lifted its temporary mandate and vaccine pass requirements.
If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment, our team will be able to discuss next steps. In line with Government regulations, physical distancing, face coverings, and contact-tracing measures are required and must be adhered to when appointments take place.
Our Inspectorate teams are an essential service, continuing their work in the community and responding to call-outs, while upholding strict health and safety measures. For any animal welfare concerns or general queries, please contact our Centre for support.
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.