SPCA Tauranga

Caring for neglected and abandoned animals

SPCA Tauranga has an important role to play in the local community, and our operation would not be possible without your support. Without you, we could not operate and help the animals that so desperately need it, or bring justice to those who have failed these innocent animals.

Our inspectors work to uphold the laws relating to the treatment of animals and make prosecutions where necessary. At our Betty Napier Animal Shelter we give sanctuary to animals in distress and re-home suitable animals where possible.

Saving Lives Philosophy

We have been operating our shelter for some time using the ‘Saving Lives’ philosophy, as we believe all life is precious. The mission behind ‘Saving Lives’ is to treat every animal that arrives on our property as if it were our own, and to make every decision a life-saving commitment.

We no longer euthanise an animal because it has been in adoption for a certain time or because we have no space. Once we commit to finding a loving home for an animal we will see it through until we find it one.

Get Involved with SPCA

We receive no government or local funding and rely on memberships, donations, and sponsorship. Click below to help.

Adopt a Cat

We have new cats coming into our shelter everyday. Click below to find your forever friend today.

Adopt a Dog

Dogs have always been a man’s best friend. Click below to find your best friend today.

How does SPCA Tauranga help in the community?

Pawprint  Care for sick and injured animals

Pawprint  Shelter and care of animals at the animal centre

Pawprint  Animal adoption service

Pawprint  Investigation of cruelty complaints

Pawprint  An education unit

Donate Now

Donate today via Paypal or Give-a-little and help us help the animals by making a donation today.

Click to Donate Now

Animal Art Series Fundraiser

Limited Edition gift cards and prints, with 30% of proceeds going to SPCA Tauranga.

View and Buy Here

Donate Now

Donate today via Paypal or Give-a-little and help us help the animals by making a donation today.

Click to Donate Now

Animal Art Series Fundraiser

Limited Edition gift cards and prints, with 30% of proceeds going to SPCA Tauranga.

View and Buy Here

11 hours ago

SPCA Tauranga

A huge THANK YOU to Tree Wise Men in Papamoa who came to our aid at very short notice yesterday morning to rescue a cat that had managed to get himself stuck up a very high tree hanging over a cliff. The cat 'Davy Jones' had been up there for 4 days, the finders had tried everything to coax 'Davy Jones' down but he wasn't budging. A big thank you also to the finders who were very concerned and did their best to help get 'Davy Jones' out of the tree.

Tree Wise Men happily came to the cats rescue and were able to safely remove 'Davy Jones' from the tree. We brought the cat back to the shelter, gave him some nice food which he happily scoffed down and like to think although he had a fantastic view that he was happy to be out of the tree.

Thankfully 'Davy Jones' was micro-chipped and registered so we were able to reunite him with his owners who were very happy to have 'Davy Jones' home.

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A huge THANK YOU to Tree Wise Men in Papamoa who came to our aid at very short notice yesterday morning to rescue a cat that had managed to get himself stuck up a very high tree hanging over a cliff.  The cat Davy Jones had been up there for 4 days, the finders had tried everything to coax Davy Jones down but he wasnt budging.  A big thank you also to the finders who were very concerned and did their best to help get Davy Jones out of the tree.

Tree Wise Men happily came to the cats rescue and were able to safely remove  Davy Jones from the tree.  We brought the cat back to the shelter, gave him some nice food which he happily scoffed down and like to think although he had a fantastic view that he was happy to be out of the tree.

Thankfully Davy Jones was micro-chipped and registered so we were able to reunite him with his owners who were very happy to have Davy Jones home.

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If you've just recently adopted a bundle of fluff, here are some common FAQs you might find helpful:
Q: Why should I keep my cat in one room when I first bring him/her home?
A: This helps them feel safe, secure and lets them establish their own territory. It’s easier for toilet training and cleaning.
Q: Why is my new cat hiding?
A: Don’t be concerned. Cats find moving house and meeting new people stressful. Allow them time to settle in, and wait for them to come to you instead of forcing contact. Talk gently to them and sit nearby so they can relax. Let your cat approach you when they feel ready.
Q: Why should I keep my cat inside for the first few weeks?
A: If your cat goes outside too soon they may get lost or run away if scared. Older cats sometimes try to return to their old home. Keep them inside until they have learnt this is their new home.
Q: When do I let my cat explore outdoors?
A: After 3-4 weeks for cats or 6-8 weeks for kittens (or once your cat has settled), introduce your cat to the garden in short supervised periods. Gradually get them used to this bigger territory before giving them free range. Kittens should be supervised outside to protect them against other cats, dogs or potential threats. It’s best to keep cats inside at night to avoid injury or fights.
We hope you enjoy bonding with your new feline friend <3
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If youve just recently adopted a bundle of fluff, here are some common FAQs you might find helpful:
Q: Why should I keep my cat in one room when I first bring him/her home?
A: This helps them feel safe, secure and lets them establish their own territory. It’s easier for toilet training and cleaning.
Q: Why is my new cat hiding?
A: Don’t be concerned. Cats find moving house and meeting new people stressful. Allow them time to settle in, and wait for them to come to you instead of forcing contact. Talk gently to them and sit nearby so they can relax. Let your cat approach you when they feel ready.
Q: Why should I keep my cat inside for the first few weeks?
A: If your cat goes outside too soon they may get lost or run away if scared. Older cats sometimes try to return to their old home. Keep them inside until they have learnt this is their new home.
Q: When do I let my cat explore outdoors?
A: After 3-4 weeks for cats or 6-8 weeks for kittens (or once your cat has settled), introduce your cat to the garden in short supervised periods. Gradually get them used to this bigger territory before giving them free range. Kittens should be supervised outside to protect them against other cats, dogs or potential threats. It’s best to keep cats inside at night to avoid injury or fights.
We hope you enjoy bonding with your new feline friend
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