Under Alert Level 2, our centre is open 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. Strict physical distancing and health and safety measures will be enforced, including contact tracing. Members of the public cannot visit centres to view animals. We will maintain carrying out our adoptions using contactless methods through online enquiries.
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Under Alert Level 1 our centre can reopen, however, entry will be by appointment only. We ask anyone who would like to come to a centre to enquire about adopting, fostering, or volunteering to contact us first and make an appointment. You can make an appointment by calling our centre on the number provided below. If you are dropping off donations we would love to see you during our opening hours at any time.
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.
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.