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In 2014, SPCA's Whakatane Centre celebrated its 60th anniversary. Our new purpose-built building was opened in 2003, thanks to strong support from our local community. This facility enables us to help more than 750 animals each year.
We have a team of part-time staff assisted by more than 50 volunteers to look after the animals while they await their forever homes.
The Whakatane Centre covers a large area encompassing rural, coastal and suburban communities within the Eastern Bay. We promote lifelong adoptions, responsible pet ownership and we aim to educate the public on animal welfare issues.
Since 2010 we have provided assistance to community service card holders for desexing of their pets. This initiative aims to control the number of unwanted animals brought to the centre each year.
The Whakatane SPCA Op Shop was opened in 2014 to provide additional local funds towards the operation of the centre.
If you have found a sick or injured animal, contact us immediately on 07 308 4608.
If you have found a roaming or dangerous dog, please call the Whakatane District Council on 07 306 0500.
If the animal is healthy and not in danger, please click here to see how you can help.
We list every incoming stray animal on www.animalregister.co.nz so please check the listings to see if we might have your missing pet.
If your animal is not listed, we have some tips on how to find your pet on our Advice & Welfare section.