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
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.
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.
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.