SPCA launches new desexing initiative for animal rescues
SPCA is helping rescue organisations fund the cost of desexing animals around New Zealand with the introduction of the SPCA Desexing Grant.
The grant is available for any species, in any location across the country, and was started to support the desexing work the rescue organisations are already doing.
SPCA National Desexing Programme Manager, Rebecca Dobson says desexing is one of the most vital ways to improve animal welfare in New Zealand.
“Desexing is key in preventing overpopulation and unwanted animals. By offering financial help to other rescue organisations, we can work together to achieve our common goal – preventing overpopulation and unwanted animals.”
SPCA also runs other desexing projects, including the successful Snip 'n' Chip campaigns which are hugely popular with cat owners around the country.
This new initiative aims to further address the high number of abandoned and unwanted animals in the wider community by working collaboratively with other rescue organisations to create a better future for New Zealand’s animals.
To ensure impartiality and transparency with awarding funding, SPCA has partnered with Companion Animals Trust New Zealand to administer the grant.
There are two funding rounds per year, with the next round closing 1 July 2022. To apply for a desexing grant from SPCA, rescue organisations that are registered charities can fill out an application form on the CATNZ website here.