SPCA

Pigeons rehabilitated

Pigeons rehabilitated

Project Kereru's Nic Hurring, (left) SPCA Otago executive officer Sophie McSkimming and SPCA vet nurse and animal attendant Lisa Gerard release wood pigeons (kereru) on the SPCA's grounds at Opoho this week.

Abandoned animals a puzzle

Abandoned animals a puzzle

The discovery of a dog and its pups abandoned without shade or water in Kaikorai Valley, Dunedin, recently has created a mystery the SPCA would like to solve.

Cat shot dead with nail gun

Far North SPCA inspectors are appalled after discovering the body of a cat shot seven times in the head with a nail gun.

Pet safety stressed before fireworks

Fireworks and bonfires will light up the sky this weekend at Guy Fawkes celebrations in Weston and Waimate, but the SPCA is cautioning residents to take precautions with their pets.

Cat's trip no magic carpet ride

Cat's trip no magic carpet ride

A catnap turned into a tiki tour for a Dunedin resident recently.

New city dog pound to open next month

New city dog pound to open next month

A new, veritable palace of a dog pound will open at Westwood, near Dunedin, next month, replacing the city's pound at the SPCA in Opoho.

Battery cages not the best future for chickens

Battery farmed eggs remain the choice of many consumers due to their low price.

Girls collect food for SPCA

Girls collect food for SPCA

Boxes of food, bedding, towels and old jumpers exchanged for a couple of cats has a Wanaka Primary School pupil and SPCA Otago staff smiling.

Hens starved to death

Hens starved to death

A man's appalling and woeful treatment of hens on a property described as "a death camp for chickens" was aggravated by amount of time it would have taken for them to get to the point where they were dying or almost dying of starvation or ill-treatment.

Parvovirus found in pound dog

Parvovirus found in pound dog

A day after spending $100 to buy a dog impounded by the Dunedin City Council, St Clair couple Dale Wedlock and Heather Gruppelaar faced a veterinary bill of hundreds to treat their new pet's canine parvovirus.

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