SPCA supporting Auckland communities post floods
In the wake of extreme weather, which saw many areas of Auckland experience flooding in late January, SPCA has been working with communities on the ground to provide support to affected pet owners in the region.
In the week following catastrophic Auckland flooding on 27 January, SPCA was on hand to support affected pet owners in the community. Together with local council, our team was at the Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Community Support Centre to provide pet care packages for those in need.
In addition to the packages which included food, blankets, litter and collars, SPCA was on hand to provide information and advice for pet-owning families, including what to do when pets go missing, and reassuring affected members of our community.
We also opened the doors of our Māngere Centre to offer free vital services to Auckland pet owners including:
- Flea treatment
- Worming tablets
The services provided to those in need in Māngere saw the SPCA Auckland team vaccinate 158 dogs and 33 cats, and microchip 141 dogs and 33 cats. All of the above received flea and worm treatments. All of these were at no cost.
SPCA is working alongside the community to find solutions to healthy animals requiring emergency boarding where possible – with just a handful needing to come into our Centre, which is already at capacity during kitten season. We have been supporting people with care packages including bedding and food to allow for friends and family to assist with pet care also.
Any Auckland pet owner in need is welcome to reach out to the local team by calling 09 256 7300. Other New Zealanders eager to support their fellow animal lovers who have been affected by the floods are welcome to make a general donation to SPCA. We have been blown away by the care and sense of community that has been demonstrated in the wake of the floods, and are pleased to have been able to provide some support to those in need.
A big thank you to our generous supporters who make all of our important work possible.