SPCA New Zealand

Are you the Special Someone our animals have been waiting for? From 6-21 July, we are waiving adoption fees for long-stay residents for the right home. Look for the ‘Special Love Needed’ tag on our adoption profiles, check you can provide what they need to flourish & apply online. Our usual adoption criteria and processes apply.

Find your match

Timaru Centre

119 Hedley Road, RD 3, Timaru 7973 PO Box 15349, New Lynn, Auckland 0640 (National Support Office).
Our opening hours
Monday: 10am - 1pm
Tuesday: 10am - 1pm
Wednesday: 10am - 1pm
Thursday: 10am - 1pm
Friday: 10am - 1pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm
Sunday: 10am - 12pm
Note:

Please note appointments must be made for adoptions.

Hours may differ on public holidays.

Making a difference in South Canterbury

Volunteer with us

The SPCA Centre in Timaru (formerly South Canterbury SPCA) was formed in April 1910 with the aim of upholding the animal welfare laws in South Canterbury and educating the public by using the services of a part-time inspector and several honorary inspectors. The Timaru Centre is responsible for animal welfare work within the South Canterbury region, reaching from the Rangitata River to the Waitaki River and inland to Twizel.

In 1960, SPCA purchased the current property at Hedley Road and officially opened the Animal Home on 22 April 1961, consisting of one house and a kennel block. More buildings were added over the years to form the Animal Home as it stands today.

Presently, one full-time Centre Manager is employed, along with two part-time employees. Several other staff help out at busy times, and volunteers are used on a daily basis to help run the centre.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Appointments must be made for all adoptions at our Centre. For all adoption enquiries, please call us on 03 688 2234.

Take a look at the animals available for adoption at our centre.

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