Note: Please note that due to resource our phones are not manned on weekends from 10am-3pm. If you would like to report a case of animal cruelty or neglect, or have an animal emergency, please call to be put through to our call centre, or you can leave a message and we will be back in touch on Monday.
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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.
The SPCA inspectorate based in Whangarei covers an area from the Brynderwyns across to the Kaipara Harbour, up through Dargaville to just south of Kaikohe, to Waiomio south of Kawakawa, then back across to the east coast (to just north of Whangaruru North). Around 3,000 animals are brought to our centre annually, and each year we investigate around 900 animal abuse complaints.
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 09 438 9161
All cruelty reports should be made by phone: 09 438 9161. Our team will be on call 9am-9pm, Monday – Friday (excluding public holidays) and 10am - 3pm Saturday-Sunday. 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.