SPCA New Zealand

Congratulations to our SPCA Pets of the Year!

28 August 2023

Voting has officially closed on our fundraising calendar competition, Pets of the Year, and we have our winners…

Congratulations to our SPCA Pets of the Year!

Our Pets of the Year calendar competition has now wrapped up, and our new cover stars have been chosen!

Get ready to experience another year full of adorable faces from animals across Aotearoa.

This delightful collection features over 130 picture-perfect pets from around the country who won the hearts and support of countless people.

The competition put the voting power in the hands of the public, with a peer-to-peer fundraising approach which saw people getting behind the pets they know and love.

Every dollar raised from the competition and the sales of the calendars goes directly towards helping the abused, neglected and abandoned animals in our care across the country.

We at SPCA have been absolutely blown away by the support of voters this year. Thanks to the efforts of our picture perfect pets, we have had our biggest year yet and raised over $117,000 towards providing essential care, veterinary services, and life-changing programs for animals in need.

With so many incredible entries this year, the public had the difficult choice of casting their votes and selecting the winners across three different calendar categories – Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals. We’re excited to share these winners and cover stars with you now!

Cat calendar cover winner: Deli & Hurricane Pooty

Last year's winner Deli Department is back on the cover again, with a new recruit in tow named Hurricane Pooty! These two raised a whopping $5,298 for SPCA animals in need!

Deli Department and Hurricane Pooty

Dog calendar cover winner: Baxter

Baxter's mission in life is to spread love and light wherever it's needed! A busy lad, Baxter runs a blog about pet-friendly holiday homes and healthcare, and is the Happiness Officer at Marram Community Trust.


Other Animals calendar cover winner: Oakley

The coolest and cheekiest rabbit from our Nelson Centre, this little guy is now living the dream in his loving forever home.


Congratulations to our winners, and to everyone else who earned a spot in our 2024 calendars! As well as earning the title of Pet of the Year and being featured on the calendar cover, our winners are also receiving an amazing prize pack from our wonderful sponsors, OPPO New Zealand.

Calendars now available to pre-order!

That’s right, you can pre-order your favourite SPCA 2024 Calendar right now! Calendars are just $24.99 + shipping, and all proceeds go towards helping us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of animals every year.

We've also partnered with some fantastic sponsors to bring you exclusive discounts with the calendars. Our Cat and Dog calendars feature special discounts for Purina ONE cat and dog food, ensuring your best pals are well-nourished and happy throughout the year. And for our Other Animal calendar, we've teamed up with The Coffee Club to offer a discount for your next treat.

By purchasing a 2024 SPCA Calendar, you become an integral part of our mission to care for animals in need, advance animal welfare, and prevent animal cruelty. Pre-order your calendar today!

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