SPCA New Zealand
02/25/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
A big thank you to the Pulse Energy Highlanders for mucking in to help clean out the SPCA Otago on Thursday. This is part of a big project to upgrade the Centre's animal facilities. While the boys worked hard, they did also manage to sneak in a few cuddles with our pups!

Dog and bones

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SPCA New Zealand
yesterday at 20:59. Facebook
Limit exercising your pet on hot days.

β€’ Exercise your dog in early morning or evening hours.
β€’ Footpaths and roads get very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk dogs on the grass.
β€’ Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.

An easy way to judge how hot the footpath is, is to place your hand on the pavement. If it’s too hot for your hand, it is too hot for your...
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SPCA New Zealand
yesterday at 04:00. Facebook
Our Chief Scientific Officer, Arnja Dale, was recently on Radio New Zealand discussing calf-roping at rodeos and why the SPCA believes they should be banned.

"We feel very strongly that New Zealand needs to join other countries such as Australia, the US, the UK, and even certain cities in New Zealand because calf-roping subjects young and naive animals to unnecessary pain and distress."

"I...
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Calf-roping at rodeos criticised by govt officials

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SPCA New Zealand
yesterday at 01:00. Facebook
SPCA AUCKLAND is currently building a doggie playground for its four-legged residents!

The purpose-built playground is designed to not only help dogs have fun, but give them a chance to build their confidence in surroundings they have never faced before.

It features slides, ramps, platforms, tyres, gravel, grass, plants, signs, gates - everyday items, features and surfaces that a lot of our...
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Dogs have their own playground at SPCA Auckland

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SPCA New Zealand
02/23/2017 at 20:22. Facebook
This rescue cat and little lamb are best of buds <3 happy Friday!
SPCA New Zealand
02/23/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
Fantastic news! Our storybooks are going be made accessible for kids who have a vision impairment, thanks to the awesome team at Blind Foundation.

Blind Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that supports people who are blind, deaf-blind or vision impaired.

They will be transcribing our six storybooks into accessible formats so that they can be enjoyed by everybody! These formats...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/23/2017 at 01:15. Facebook
Meet the lovely old Bumpy from Waiheke Island SPCA:

We called him BUMPY because he is always looking for head rubs and bumping us.

We believe BUMPY has been abandoned. We know he was living with people that moved and he was left behind. No once came back to collect him and after a month, a kind person brought him to us.

This maybe a good time to remind people that abandoning an animal,...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/22/2017 at 20:39. Facebook
Summer is not over yet!

Keep your pet hydrated this summer. Make sure they have plenty of water located in a cool, shaded area. If the day is particularly hot, you may want to add a few ice cubes to their bowl.

Anytime your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from the heat and sun. Tarpaulins are ideal because they don't obstruct air flow.
SPCA New Zealand
02/22/2017 at 04:22. Facebook
A Masterton man who caused a neighbour’s cat to die while hanging by its leg in a leg-hold trap was sentenced yesterday in the Masterton District Court.

Ross Dorrian, 55, pleaded guilty to two charges: using a restricted trap in contravention of the Animal Welfare (Leg Hold Traps) Order 2007 and ill-treatment of an animal causing the animal to suffer unreasonable or unnecessary pain or...
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Man charged after dead cat found hanging from possum trap - National - NZ Herald News

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SPCA New Zealand
02/22/2017 at 01:03. Facebook
If you're in the Waikato area, why not take your dog to the new agility park in Horotiu created from recycled material. It's a great way to exercise your dog and they can socialise with other dogs too.

There will also be a doggy fun day held at Horotiu Dog Park on Saturday 11 March from 10am to 2pm. Bring your pooch along for a play. There will be a sausage sizzle, entertainment and spot...
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New dog agility park in Horotiu created from recycled materi

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SPCA New Zealand
02/21/2017 at 20:27. Facebook
Check out this smart rescue pup. This deaf Dalmatian learned sign language β€” then became a therapy dog! <3
SPCA New Zealand
02/21/2017 at 04:15. Facebook
Looking for something to do this weekend?

North Taranaki SPCA is preparing to host an Open Day fundraiser this Sunday, where you can come along and see what they get up to at the Centre and even pet some of their lovely animals. There will be a bouncy castle, face painting, cake stalls, raffles and a sausage sizzle at the event, which will run from 10am - 2pm.

Come along, it's sure to be a...
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Animal shelter opens doors to everyone

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SPCA New Zealand
02/21/2017 at 01:00. Facebook
Did you know that too much UV radiation can cause sunburn in animals too?

Your white-haired, pink-nosed pets are most prone to sunburn, so remember to apply a pet-friendly sunscreen to their ears and nose before they go outside to play.

You can find pet sunscreen at pet stores, vet clinics or your local SPCA shop. Human sunscreen can be toxic for animals, so it's very important to use pet...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/20/2017 at 21:04. Facebook
We love this positive story from The Official Wellington SPCA:

Reggie arrived into our Newtown Centre from Wellington Animal Control in January, surrendered by his owner after they received a barking complaint. Unfortunately the owner wasn’t in a position to take him back or provide him with the stimulation he needed.

When Reggie first arrived he was quite shy and reserved. We took our time...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/20/2017 at 04:45. Facebook
Meet Collie the Cat, from Opotiki SPCA Inc.

Collie has been at the Opotiki SPCA since April 2016, patiently waiting for his forever home.

He is quite a shy boy, yet friendly with those he knows. In a quiet home situation he will be a loyal friend, coming in to enjoy a pat and rub. He is quite independant so would also suit someone who wants a cat around but not in your face type cat. Collie...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/20/2017 at 01:33. Facebook
It's International Love Your Pet Day! To celebrate, share with us a photo or story of your pet and why you love them <3
SPCA New Zealand
02/19/2017 at 20:34. Facebook
Some cuteness to help you get through Monday morning <3

Dog About To Be Adopted Refuses To Leave Without Her Best Friend

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SPCA New Zealand
02/19/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
It's amazing how much an animal can transform with a little bit of love <3

Woman Brings Home Dying Shelter Dog So 'She'll Feel Loved For 24 Hours'

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SPCA New Zealand
02/18/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Every day animals go missing. Sadly many are never reunited with their owners, simply because of a lack of identification.

Collars and tags alone are not effective at identifying your pet as these are easily removed or lost by your pet. A microchip gives your pet the best chance of being reunited with you if they become lost or stolen.

For more information, contact your local vet about...
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SPCA New Zealand
02/18/2017 at 04:00. Facebook
While this weather is doing its best to convince us otherwise, it is still officially summer. This means it's incredibly important NOT to leave your dog in your car.

SPCA Nelson manager Donna Walzl said they had had "lots" of callouts this summer to distressed dogs left in cars, with as many as three in a day at times.

Avoiding the risk of giving your canine heat stroke can be as simple as...
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The dangers of dogs in cars over summer

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