SPCA New Zealand

Whakatane Centre

15 Gateway Crescent, Whakatane 3194 15 Gateway Crescent, Whakatane 3194
Our opening hours
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 10am - 11.30am
Thu: 10am - 11.30am
Fri: 10am - 11.30am
Sat: 10am - 11.30am
Sun: Closed

Making a difference in Whakatane

Volunteer with us

Under Alert Level 2 our Centre is only open by appointment. We ask anyone who would like to come to the Centre with enquiries about adoptions, fostering and volunteering, to contact us first and make an appointment. You can do so by visiting the relevant page on our website or by calling our Centre on the number provided above. Physical distancing, mask-wearing, and contact tracing measures will be in place.

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.

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Specific enquiries

Enquiry types

Found Animals

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.

Lost Animals

We list every incoming stray animal on www.lostpet.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.

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