SPCA New Zealand

Hundreds of animals find forever homes after SPCA’s latest campaign to ‘Clear the Shelters’

29 April 2024

SPCA’s latest adoption campaign was a great success, with many animals finding new homes over the school holidays.

Hundreds of animals find forever homes after SPCA’s latest campaign to ‘Clear the Shelters’

With many of our Centres at or nearing capacity after a busy kitten season, a two-week campaign aimed to see as many animals adopted as possible, to free up space for incoming animals.

The campaign kicked off with a nationwide adoption open day on 13 April, with every SPCA Centre around the country opening their doors to those interested in adopting. Members of the public were able to come in to meet the animals, with no appointment required.

The campaign then ran for two weeks, the course of the school holidays, offering 25% off all adoption fees.

Over the course of the two week campaign, a total of 1114 animals found their forever homes and said goodbye to life at the shelter! That included 967 cats and kittens, and 98 dogs and puppies.

“We’re absolutely thrilled with this result,” says SPCA’s General Manager Animal Services Dr. Corey Regnerus-Kell.

“Our Centres are under a lot of strain with the number of animals coming in to our care, and it was critical that we find space for incoming animals ahead of winter. Our teams worked extremely hard to make this happen, and we’re very grateful to the public who have decided to open their hearts and homes to a new family member.”

All animals adopted from SPCA come desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, and have had health checks to give them the best possible start in their new lives.

With our doors constantly revolving, there are always more animals looking for homes throughout the year. Those who are still interested in adoption can view adoption profiles on our website.

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