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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. If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment. 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 Tauranga Centre is one of our busiest centres, with just over 2,000 animals coming through our doors every year. We pride ourselves in best practice operations striving to ensure positive outcomes for the animals that come into our care.
The support from our community is very strong and our Op Shop supports the work we do, with all profits helping the animals we care for.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 07 578 0245 (press option 3)
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 07 578 0245 and press option 3. Our team will be on call 9am-9pm, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) and 10.30am - 4pm Saturday and 10.30am - 3pm 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.