Under Alert Level 1, our centre can reopen, however entry will be 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.
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Under Alert Level 1, our centre can reopen, however entry will be 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.
The Waipukurau Centre (previously Central Hawkes Bay SPCA) was founded 1989 and has been located at its current site since 1993. Until recently the centre has been entirely run by a dedicated core team of 25 volunteers, including a voluntary committee.
Our inspector deals with approximately 100 welfare calls a year and the centre looks after 300-400 incoming animals annually.
Much of our local income comes from our opshop which is run entirely by volunteers, including the manager. We are also well supported by a handful of local business sponsors and around 100 regular donors in our local community – support that makes all the difference to the animals.
The Waipukurau Centre serves generally Central Hawkes Bay from Te Aute in the north to Takapau in the south, from the Ruahines in the west to the coast in the east. This includes the settlements of Onga Onga, Tikokino and Porangahau and the larger centres of Waipukurau, Waipawa and Otane.
Due to limited space and resources, unfortunately SPCA does not usually accept owned animals into our care.
As a charity, we do not have sufficient space and resources to provide a rehoming service for owned animals, and have to prioritise sick, stray or injured animals.
If you need to rehome your pet, please click here for advice.