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
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.
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.
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.
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
They may be irresistibly adorable, but SPCA Otago wants to
remind people that kittens are not just for Christmas.
A new dog rescue charity is being set up to rehouse stray
dogs no longer taken by Otago SPCA.
The Dunedin City Council is the only local authority in the
country with proven success in controlling the dog
Staff from construction company Calder Stewart were in the
dog house on Saturday but it was all for a good cause.
The torture of two kittens has angered Waikouaiti police, who
are determined to track down those responsible.
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