Rudolph was only two weeks old when he was found just before Christmas, wandering the streets all alone, crying out for his mum. Fortunately a kind person found Rudolph and took him to a vet where we could get treatment for a serious infection in his toes.

Rudolph’s toes healed up and he was brought to the SPCA where he could receive love and care while looking for a forever home.

Despite...
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Rudolph was only two weeks old when he was found just before
Vinnie Martin
Cassie Caynine
Patrice Harman
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
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Your family is your dog’s guardians and you must take responsibility for managing their experiences with the environment and other living things in a safe, understanding and loving way.

Socialising is one of the most important things your family can do for your dog, especially as a puppy. Let them gradually meet people and other animals, and experience everyday sights and sounds, especially...
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Your family is your dogs guardians and you must take responsibility for
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Dasher was found with his mum and siblings living underneath a house.

Despite never knowing a family, or what it was like living in a home, Dasher became an incredibly smoochy and purry kitten.

After nearly 2 months at the SPCA, his new family swooped him up and said that he was purring his wee heart out when he arrived at his new home. They say they are amazed at how quickly he has settled...
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Dasher was found with his mum and siblings living underneath a house
Sue Dyson
Steven R Peters
Shelly Palmer
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/26/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Every day animals go missing. Sadly many are never reunited with their owners, simply because of a lack of identification.

We recommend both microchipping and using collars and tags.

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...
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Every day animals go missing Sadly many are never reunited with their
Malcolm John Menzies
Tracey Hall
Janice Barclay Fischer
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/26/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Did you know that in the wild, guinea pigs live in large communities called ‘herds’? They raise their young together and travel around the grasslands, seeking out other animals old burrows for protection from their enemies.

Guinea pigs are sociable animals and must have company of their own kind. It is very unfair to keep a pet guinea pig on its own.

Watching guinea pig behaviour in herds...
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Did you know that in the wild guinea pigs live in large
Cassie Caynine
Margaret Newcombe
Jola Jurczenko
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/26/2017 at 02:18. Facebook
This little tiny baby is Chickpea, or Chip as we like to call her.
Someone found the poor little thing after she had been attacked by a cat and was left to fend for herself out in the open.

We dread to think how terrified she must have been, but the stars were in her favour when she was found before it was too late.

She was brought to SPCA AUCKLAND where her injuries were attended to...
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This little tiny baby is Chickpea or Chip as we like to call her
Leanne Prujean
Sharon Pearson
Amanda Jane Muiznieks
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/25/2017 at 21:29. Facebook
Here is a nice feel-good story to start your Friday off right.

Yesterday afternoon, SPCA Inspectors rescued a two-year-old dog who'd been trapped at the bottom of a ravine in Porirua park for three weeks.

Storm, a two-year-old pit bull, was so severely malnourished when SPCA officers found him that they thought he was an elderly dog.

It's unclear how he had got down there but poor Storm...
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Here is a nice feelgood story to start your Friday off right

SPCA rescue a dog stuck in a ravine for three weeks

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Sera Lelei
Nicola Canning
Teremoana Mataroa
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/25/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
When you try and take a cute picture of your pet and this happens...oh dear.

Monty, a valued member of the SPCA AUCKLAND team, would just like to point out that it's all down to the unflattering angle! (We can confirm that he is in fact absolutely adorable).

Have you ever tried to take a nice photo of your pet, only to have it go horribly wrong?
When you try and take a cute picture of your pet and this happensoh dear
Renee Maunder
Ruth Horrocks
Joanne Wilkinson
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/25/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
We need to wrap up warm during the winter months. It can get pretty chilly here in New Zealand and animals feel the cold too!
Here are our tips for keeping your pets warm during the cold winter months:

WATER.

Your pets still need to drink plenty of water during winter, so continue to keep an eye on their water bowls. They may freeze over and you will need to refill them with fresh, clean...
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We need to wrap up warm during the winter months It can
Andy Pandy
Mel Lawson
Rachel Armishaw
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/24/2017 at 22:24. Facebook
You might remember us previously posting about Stephen Brassett and his two cute pooches - pug cross Jake and chihuahua cross Piccolo.

The trio embarked on "The Longest Walk" round New Zealand four months ago, to raise awareness for animal welfare. Visiting animal welfare organisations from Invercargill to Whangarei, including SPCA Centres, Stephen is expected to cover 4500kms over the...
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You might remember us previously posting about Stephen Brassett and his two

A man and his dog duo hit the Bay - Hawkes Bay Today - Hawke's Bay Today News

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Grace Robertson
Ismene Gemsjaeger
June Walker
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/24/2017 at 06:00. Facebook
Congratulations to the winner of our SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year Award….Yvette from SPCA Manawatu, Feilding & Districts!

Yvette generously dedicates her time to volunteering at SPCA Palmerston North's Centre. She has been an outstanding source of much-needed support for the last 12 years and the team are so grateful to her.

The announcement was made at a surprise morning tea for Yvette...
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Congratulations to the winner of our SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year
Helen Anderson
Helena Mantynen
Katie Pedersen
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/24/2017 at 03:18. Facebook
Q: My guinea pig runs away from me! What can I do?

A: It is normal for a guinea pig to be afraid of you at first, and some guinea pigs, depending on personality, are always a little shy. However, with patience and love, you can almost always make good friends with a guinea pig. The younger they are when you start, the easier it will be to gain their trust.

The thing to remember is that you...
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Q: My guinea pig runs away from me What can I do
Shyan Trim
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/23/2017 at 22:03. Facebook
Rusty, from SPCA Turangi, was found in Taumaranui in a very poor condition. He was half starved, and had ringworm. With some care from the SPCA team, and an awesome foster family who helped train and socialise him, he recovered well. He was recently adopted by a lovely family and has settled in nicely. Here is an update from them:

He has settled in very well over the last few weeks and has...
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Rusty from SPCA Turangi was found in Taumaranui in a very poor
Cristita Hebden
Judy Gillstrom
Jilly Matthews
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/23/2017 at 05:18. Facebook
Hello my lovely friends!

Today I am in the newspaper! I am famous because I have been looking for a family for so long. It has been 3 months, which is nearly 2 years in doggy years, you know. Very long time indeed! All my friends have been lucky and have gone home to nice new families but I am still waiting. It makes me sad sometimes.

I did not have the most bestest start in life. I spent my...
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SPCA rescue dog looking for a loving home

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Lisa McMullan
Toni Weedy
Hoani Kepa
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/23/2017 at 03:07. Facebook
As much as every pet owner will do their very best to always ensure their pets safety, unfortunately some animals find themselves lost away from home, leaving their owners sick with worry.

Sometimes, it may be the case that they have been picked up and brought to a local SPCA. If you have lost your pet, please contact your local SPCA or check Pets on the Net: [ Bit.ly Link ]

You can also put...
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As much as every pet owner will do their very best to
Dianne Davie
Malcolm John Menzies
Maureen Green
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/22/2017 at 23:03. Facebook
Recently SPCA Wellington have been sharing some helpful tips for caring for elderly felines. Here is their latest post - we hope you find it useful!

Today’s elderly cat-focused article shares some ideas on how to make your home more comfortable for your older feline friend. Our model for today is the lovely Ella – a 16 year old beauty that Head Vet Nurse Heidi is lucky to share her home...
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Recently SPCA Wellington have been sharing some helpful tips for caring for
Sue Dyson
Ruth Fleeson
Jilly Matthews
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/22/2017 at 04:50. Facebook
While the warm weather has well and truly departed, many of us are still toughing it out and working outdoors to tend to our gardens.

Some of the things we use in our gardens can be very harmful and sometimes fatal to our four-legged friends. With the help of our friends at Southern Cross Pet Insurance, here are some tips to help keep your pet safe and happy this spring.

• Compost: Keep...
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While the warm weather has well and truly departed many of us
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/21/2017 at 21:28. Facebook
Here's some information on how to litter train your bunny:

Litter trays must be changed daily or twice daily. If you have two rabbits, provide each with their own tray.

• Start your rabbit off in a small room first. This will be their ‘base’ room where you can contain them when you have guests or if you are at work. This room should be a bathroom or laundry with vinyl, wood or tiled floors...
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Here's some information on how to litter train your bunny:
Jess Goodman
Georgina Shine
Andrea Diaz-Poff
SPCA New Zealand
SPCA New Zealand
05/21/2017 at 02:00. Facebook
This week we will are sharing the profiles of the SPCA Purina Volunteer of the Year Awards finalists from around the country. We couldn’t do what we do without the help from thousands of volunteers nationwide. Their dedicated help, love and compassion helps change the lives for animals in need all over New Zealand.

Meet Neil Douglas from SPCA Otago, our last (but most definitely not least)...
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This week we will are sharing the profiles of the SPCA Purina
Jilly Matthews
Alistair Easson
Kim MacFarlane
Here is a happy adoption story to brighten your Sunday morning!

Before Eddie arrived at the SPCA he’d been living on the streets. He had no one to care for him, and no way of knowing when his next meal would be.

Eddie was adopted by a lovely couple who renamed him Catticus Finch. And it didn’t take long for them to realise how much their new family member loved food! They awoke one morning...
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Here is a happy adoption story to brighten your Sunday morning
Charlotte Burton-Bell
Elaine Katene
Laura Baker