SPCA

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.

Clarity sought on SPCA's future role

Clarity sought on SPCA's future role

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has called for a report to clarify exactly what the Otago SPCA will do with any funding it gets from the city council, now it will no longer house stray dogs or deal with feral cats.

SPCA slams 'irresponsible pet ownership'

SPCA slams 'irresponsible pet ownership'

Abandoned animals at SPCA facilities around Otago have left staff and voluntary carers struggling to comprehend why owners will not take responsibility for their pets, after a horrible holiday season.

Heartening response after pups dumped in bin

Heartening response after pups dumped in bin

The horrified reaction from the public to the story about puppies being left to die in a Central Otago rubbish tin on a hot day has somewhat restored an SPCA inspector's faith in humanity.

Puppies left to die in bin

Puppies left to die in bin

Dumping a litter of nine 5-week-old puppies in a rubbish bin beside Lake Dunstan on a scorching hot day was an act of "unbelievable cruelty".

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