Latest News

Keep up to date with the SPCA. Here you will find the latest media releases, event info and the happenings around SPCA Tauranga.

Attention Ambassadors

Tauranga SPCA education officer Ali Bulder recognised this untapped youth volunteer potential and has created a group called the Attention Ambassadors - read the article recently featured in Bay...

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Working Together As One

On Saturday 17 June SPCA delegates voted to form one national organisation. Not many people realise that the SPCA Centres around the country have previously been independently governed and financed. Our previous structure was not sustainable or fit-for-purpose. We can...

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Registrations now open for SPCA Cupcake Day!

Join thousands of New Zealanders on Monday 14 August as they grab their spatulas to fight animal cruelty with cupcakes! Each year, over 46,000 abused and neglected animals need love, care and shelter. Since 2009, supporters like you have helped us raise over $2...

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Education News

With Ali Bulder, Tauranga Education Officer This month I have embraced the collation and organisation of the under 16 year old SPCA  volunteer applications. This group of volunteers (currently numbering 80!!), show such a heart for helping the animals. I believe...

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Stuck with what type of animal to adopt?

People often come to the Shelter wanting to adopt an animal, but they’re not sure what. Our best advice is to sit down with the whole family and discus the options. Ask questions, like what type of animal (cat, dog etc), how old it should be, whether you have the time...

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Your Pets Teeth

Have you ever thought of brushing your pet’s teeth?  Did you know that dental disease affects up to 80 per cent of pets over the age of three and they just like humans serious consequences can occur with poor dental health. Cats start with 26 baby teeth and dogs with...

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Where to find us

It seems to be on a more and more regular basis that I am talking to people outside the shelter or on the phone, and I hear that painful question, ‘Where is the shelter, I wouldn’t have a clue where to find you?’ or ‘Are you on the internet?’.  I get quite taken back...

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Loving our Animals

They are only animals. Unfortunately we still hear the phrase. We are of course, biologically, also animals, but we profess to be intelligent, caring and compassionate. It’s hard to believe, when some people still treat their pets the way they do. Dogs tied to washing...

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Skip and Isabell’s Story

I am 31, always busy, working a lot, very active…nothing stopped me – not even the breast cancer, with which I got diagnosed in October 2016. That just didn’t fit in my busy life – it just had to work, no matter what! And it did…nothing was a problem, nothing could...

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We Need You Now!

Every day at the shelter cattery we require up to ten volunteers who extend across the different areas, adoption, quarantine, nursery and the hospital; feeding, cleaning and disinfecting the cat cages and giving the cats and kittens the love and hugs that they deserve...

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