sKids Community Focus - SPCA

Category: General
Aug 26, 2013

 

sKids focus for Term 3 and 4 is on helping others within our Community.  Read some interesting facts about the SPCA and how kids and their families can help.

About the SPCA:

The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is a voluntary organization.  Through its 47 centres across NZ, the SPCA provides help to animals and owners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

SPCA’s mission: to advance the welfare of all animals in New Zealand by:

  • Preventing cruelty to animals
  • Alleviating suffering of animals
  • Promoting our policies through education and advocacy

A big part of their work is helping animal owners to abide by the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

This means rescuing animals in trouble and providing medical care, love, and shelter for these animals.

It means SPCA Inspectors and Education Team work in different communities teaching people how to look after their animals.

And sometimes it means prosecuting people who deliberately harm animals and working with offenders to ensure that it does not happen again.

Each year, SPCA centres receive:

  • 60,000 animals through their doors.
  • 14,000 animal welfare complaints, with many requiring return or follow up visits.

How you can help:

SPCA rely heavily on the generosity of volunteers who regularly give their time to help the SPCA deliver their services.  Here are some ways that you can help:

  • Volunteering
  • Rag Fairy: This fun role involves cutting up sheets and blankets into squares for the animals and making plaited rope toys for dogs to use as enrichment toys. This can be done at home by the whole family!  This is a great way for children under 18 years who wish to help the SPCA, to get involved.
  • Donations: The SPCA welcome donations of unopened pet food, towels, bedding, toys and more.  Donations can be dropped of by visiting the SPCA Auckland Animal Village, 50 Westney Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022, during our opening hours to the public 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week.
  • Foster Parenting

Caring for your animals:

Here is some helpful information about caring for your animals.

 

Thanks to the SPCA for these resources.  Visit www.spca.org.nz to find out more.

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