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.
SPCA's Whanganui Centre covers a large area including Whanganui City, Bulls, Marton, Hunterville and the Ruapehu region.
Our purpose-built facilities include social cat rooms with outdoor enclosures, housing our many vulnerable cats that have needed our assistance and are now looking for new homes. We also have dogs and puppies available for adoption and a variety of other animals throughout the year.
Our team includes three staff and over 30 valued volunteers and fosterers. Our local supporters group organise community events throughout the year, including our Op Shop Fashion Parade, Centre Open Day and Annual Appeal.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 06 345 3369
If you have an animal welfare complaint, please call our team on 06 345 3369. 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 your nearest after-hours vet clinic. 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.