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 in the Central King Country is based in Taumarunui but covers a wide area around the town.
Unlike most SPCAs, Taumarunui does not have a physical centre so all animals coming into care are placed in foster homes within the community until they can be rehomed. On average we receive in more than 300 animals every year.
Our Taumaranui Op Shop is run by committed volunteers and without the community’s support we would not be able to care for the number of animals we do.
We are a small team and are always looking for more people to come on board and assist so please get in touch if you would like to help us make a difference.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 07 896 6500 or 027 742 7706
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 07 896 6500 or 027 742 7706.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.
Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.