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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 2021 and will be visiting New Zealand’s East Coast from 17 May –18 June!
For a limited time, pet owners in Tologa Bay, Tokomaru Bay, Ruatoria and Te Araroa can desex, microchip, vaccinate, and flea and worm their companion animal for FREE. A koha is greatly appreciated.
Spaces are limited, so pet owners should call or text 021 199 4614 to secure your spot and our team will be able to answer any questions you may have. Please note that proof of address will also be required on the day of your appointment.
SPCA has worked hard in recent years to address the problem of too many animals being born unwanted and not living a good quality of life.
Our desexing campaign on the East Coast aims to reach out to those who cannot afford the desexing operation or may not normally consider having their pet desexed to use this opportunity.
Scientific research has proven that a desexed animal lives a happier and healthier life. They are less likely to get into fights, can be more affectionate and friendly and have a reduced risk of health problems such as cancer.
We believe desexing and microchipping is one of the key ways to improve animal welfare in New Zealand and would like to thank our participating vets and partners in advance for their help with this campaign.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my animal booked in?
- You can book your animal in by calling 021 199 4614 and our team will be able to answer any questions you have. Please note that you will need to bring along proof of address on the day of your appointment.
What age does my kitten/puppy need to be before I can get them desexed?
- This can vary, so we advise calling 021 199 4614 and our team will be able to let you know.
My animal is desexed already, can I just get the microchip?
- No, this is a desexing campaign and we want to dedicate as much time as we can desexing animals and preventing unwanted litters of animals.
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 believe that microchipping your pet is part of this responsibility.
Is this available to other animals?
- This offer is only available for cats, dogs and rabbits. Livestock and farmed animals are not included in this campaign. With limited resources, SPCA must target species where the need is highest. With most of SPCA’s incoming animals being companion animals, 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. However, our Gisborne Centre does offer discounted desexing thanks to the Fred Lewis Foundation. We recommend calling our team in Gisborne on 06 867 9463 and they will be able to discuss this with you further.
Is this offer available in other parts of the country?
- Yes, we do have other campaigns and offers running in other parts of the country, please have a look on our website for further information on these campaigns. If you don’t see a campaign near you at this time, please keep an eye out for future campaigns.
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. Simply, because we are unable to stretch our resources to cover this, as well as help the stray and unwanted animals that come into our Centres.
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 veterinarian.