SPCA New Zealand

Timaru Centre

119 Hedley Road, RD 3, Timaru 7973 119 Hedley Road, RD 3, Timaru 7973
Our opening hours
Monday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 12pm and 5pm - 6pm

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, the 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 Animal Home and Boarding Facilities.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Fundraising for us

Click here to find out how to fundraise for us. If you need assistance, please contact our friendly fundraising team on 09 256 7312 or email fundraise4spca@spca.nz.

SPCA Guardians and donors

For enquiries about your monthly donations and other donation enquiries, please call our fundraising team on 09 256 7311 or email fundraising@spca.nz.

In-kind donations

If you would like to donate goods for our op shops or the animals at the centre, they can be dropped off to our centre during opening hours.

Find a list of items we can use here.

Special thanks to the following individuals

Paws'n'Claws Op Shop Temuka - We are extremely grateful to Debbie and her helpers for all their hard work and dedication in supporting our centre.

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