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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. Please note: Members of the public do not require a vaccine pass for entry to an SPCA Centre. From Tuesday 5 April, in line with the latest Government decision and advice, SPCA has lifted its temporary mandate and vaccine pass requirements.
If you are interested in adopting, fostering or volunteering, please contact us via the website or by phoning us to make an appointment, our team will be able to discuss next steps. 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.
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.