SPCA

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.

Pups fully recovered; ready for adoption

Pups fully recovered; ready for adoption

Despite being left to die in a cold Dunedin alleyway nine weeks ago, five mixed-breed puppies are in full health and ready to be adopted as pets.

SPCA op shop Otago first

SPCA op shop Otago first

This is no shaggy dog story - the SPCA has opened a shop in Alexandra.

Puppies left in dark lane to die

Puppies left in dark lane to die

SPCA Otago staff are outraged after a dog owner left seven newborn puppies to die in a cold Dunedin lane at the weekend.

SPCA grant to be part of annual plan

SPCA grant to be part of annual plan

The Otago SPCA will be encouraged to apply for a three-year civic grant from the Dunedin City Council as part of this year's annual plan process, despite withdrawing services previously offered to the council.

SPCA supporter recognised; adoption plea made

SPCA supporter recognised; adoption plea made

A big-hearted appeal to prospective pet owners is taking place this week as part of a nationwide Valentine's Day animal adopt-a-thon, with a Dunedin launch coinciding with the official commemoration of one of the Otago SPCA's most ardent local supporters.

Record number of animals adopted

Record number of animals adopted

A record number of animals have been adopted out by the Dunedin SPCA this month, after a massive public response in the wake of several instances of dumped pets earlier this month.

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