SPCA New Zealand

SPCA Adoption Open Day launches nationwide campaign

09 April 2024

SPCA Centres will be opening their doors for an Adoption Open Day this Saturday, launching a nationwide adoption campaign from 13-28 April which offers 25% off adoption fees.

SPCA Adoption Open Day launches nationwide campaign

With over 4,000 animals in the care of SPCA, and 1,000 ready for immediate adoption, the charity is hoping to clear the shelters these school holidays and see as many animals as possible find loving homes.

The Adoption Open Day on Saturday 13 April means walk-ins are welcome, with no appointment required to meet the animals. Animal lovers can also peruse adoption profiles online before arriving to see who their perfect match might be.

While kitten season normally sees a spike in the number of kittens needing care through the warmer months, the numbers don’t seem to be slowing down. There are also many puppies, rabbits and even pigs, horses, and goats looking for homes too.

“Our staff work as hard as they can to provide the best, but ultimately your home offers a better environment for animals to thrive. A little creature is happier when they can engage with humans around them, curled up on your lap or snuggled up at your feet,” says SPCA’s General Manager Animal Services Dr. Corey Regnerus-Kell.

“We have so many beautiful animals ready to find their new family and each comes vaccinated, desexed and microchipped. So please, if you have room in your home and your heart to welcome a pet, this is the time to adopt.”

SPCA Centres are consistently near capacity, and it’s hoped that this adoption campaign will create more room for the ballooning population of unplanned litters SPCA receives every day. Timed perfectly for school holidays, Dr. Regnerus-Kell says this is a great time to socialise a new pet with members of the family.

“Imagine how exciting it is for a little kitten or puppy to start its new life in your home with all the joy and activity family life brings. The companionship and cuddles benefit everyone.”

The public are encouraged to visit their nearest SPCA Centre on Saturday to meet their perfect match.

Those who are unable to adopt are encouraged to consider fostering – a great alternative for those who can’t take on the long-term commitment of adoption, but still want to help the animals.

“Pet ownership teaches the values of tenderness, compassion and responsibility and though these animals need a forever home, if you can’t commit to their lifetime we would love to welcome you as a foster volunteer,” says Dr Regnerus-Kell.

“With all the fun a new fur-friend brings it might be the best decision you make this year.”

Animal lovers can view adoption profiles online or walk-in this Saturday to their nearest SPCA Centre.

People wanting to volunteer to foster can register on SPCA’s website.

From 13 -28 April SPCA’s adoption fees will be discounted to make the process a little easier for everyone.

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