Making a difference in WhanganuiVolunteer with us
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 about a companion animal, please call our team on 06 345 3369 and choose the option for an animal emergency or welfare concern. For animal emergencies our ambulance team will be on call 10am - 4pm, Monday – Saturday and 10am - 2pm Sunday (excluding public holidays). If you have an animal emergency outside of these hours, please contact your nearest after-hours vet clinic.
If your animal welfare complaint is regarding livestock or paddock animals, these will be handled by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) from Monday 20 February. Please call them directly on 0800 00 83 33. Read more about this new model for handling complaints here.
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.
Animal Care Team Lead
Animal Attendant / Volunteer Coordinator