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Ōpōtiki - SPCA Desexing Caravan
SPCA's Desexing Caravan is visiting the East Coast!
We are excited to announce our SPCA Desexing Caravan is hitting the road for the first time in 2022 and will be visiting New Zealand’s East Coast!
For a limited time, cat and dog owners in Ōpōtiki will be able to receive desexing, microchipping, vaccinations, and flea and worm treatments for free. A koha is greatly appreciated.
Spaces are limited, so please click on this link to book online: https://clinichq.com/online/606cc5c9-1002-40aa-8709-9ab95118e144
Important: Our online booking system uses an American format, which doesn't recognise New Zealand addresses. Please only use the 'Custom address' option, and in the 'State' section use the first two letters of your region, for example 'GI' for Gisborne.
If you have any issues booking an appointment, please contact us on 022 567 7993 or email email@example.com.
The SPCA Desexing Caravan schedule is as follows:
Ruatoria: 22 August – 1 September
Te Araroa: 12 September – 15 September
Waihau Bay: 19 September – 22 September
Te Kaha: 26 September – 29 September
Ōpōtiki: 3 October – 13 October
Tokomaru Bay: 17 October - 20 October
Tolaga Bay: 25 October - 27 October
- How do I get my animal booked in?
You can book your animal in by using the link above, or by calling 022 567 7993 and our team will be able to answer any questions you have.
- Why isn’t my address working on the online booking system?
Our online booking system uses an American format, which doesn’t recognise correct New Zealand addresses. Please only use the 'Custom Address' option, and in the ‘State’ section use the first two letters of your region, for example, ‘GI’ for Gisborne.
- Why isn’t my home phone number working on the online booking system?
Our online booking system uses an American format and requires an extra ‘0’ at the beginning, for example, 006 instead of 06. This does not affect the mobile phone number.
- What age does my kitten/puppy need to be before I can get them desexed?
We can desex kittens that weigh more than 1kg. Puppies need to be 6 months or older.
- My animal is desexed already, can I just get the microchip?
Yes, you can. Microchipping is a great tool that helps hundreds of lost animals reunite with their owners each year.
- My animal is microchipped already, can I just get them desexed?
Yes, you can. Desexing not only helps your animal live a happy and healthier life, but it helps break the cycle of unwanted litters of animals in our communities.
- I just want my animal desexed, do I have to get my animal microchipped as part of this campaign?
Yes, SPCA supports responsible pet ownership and believes that microchipping your pet is part of this responsibility.
- My animal is desexed already, can I just get them a vaccination or flea and worm treatment?
Yes, you can. We have set up a limited number of vaccine clinic appointments for this, which you can book online through our website.
- Is this available to other animals?
This offer is only available for cats and dogs. Livestock, rabbits and farmed animals are not included in this campaign. With limited capacity, SPCA must target species where the need is highest. With most of SPCA’s incoming animals being companion animals such as cats and dogs, we are targeting pet owners in the area to help them get this vital service.
- Is this available to Gisborne?
Unfortunately, this is only available to the East Coast at this stage. Our Gisborne Centre does offer discounted desexing thanks to the Fred Lewis Foundation and we recommend calling our team and they will be able to discuss this with you further.
- Is this offer available in other parts of the country?
Unfortunately we do not currently have any other mobile desexing campaigns outside of the East Coast. We are hoping to offer more locations throughout New Zealand, so please keep an eye on our national Facebook page for more information. We do run Snip 'n' Chip campaigns in various locations, where cat owners can receive discounted desexing and microchipping. These sell out quickly, so be sure to check our website regularly so that you can make a booking in your area as soon as they become available. You can find the listings over at www.spca.nz/desexing.
If you know someone with a pet that isn’t desexed or microchipped in another region of New Zealand, please encourage them to reach out to their local SPCA or vet who can advise on desexing options in their area.
- Does SPCA offer any other free or discounted veterinary services to the public?
Unfortunately, the SPCA does not offer any other free or discounted veterinary services to the public. Any further treatments or surgeries that your animal may require, over and above the offer we have available, will be at your own cost and will need to be agreed upon with a local veterinarian.