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

All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 0800 682 467 (Option 3*)

Do not email or Facebook us to report emergencies.

After hours

If you have an animal emergency outside of normal business hours, please contact us on 03 688 2234.

For any problems with stray, found or lost dogs, please contact your local council.

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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