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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.
The SPCA Centre in Westport (previously SPCA Buller) has a tight-knit team who work mainly with cats and kittens.
Dogs and puppies tend to go to Greymouth or other SPCA Centres to be cared for, and we conduct most of our animal adoptions from there.
We also have boarding facilities that can take up to 15 cats at a time, and a wonderful op shop on the main street.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 03 789 7520
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 03 789 7520. Our team will be on call during our centre opening hours – please see above. If you have an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact Buller Vets on 03 789 7934. 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.