Fundraising will need to be the Otago SPCA's focus this
coming year, the organisation's annual report says.
Otago appears to be one of the worst places to be an animal,
following the release of the SPCA's annual List of Shame.
Some do it for the bragging rights, others for the sense of
North Otago SPCA is seeking support from the community to
enable it to move into much-needed new premises.
Te Awamutu's SPCA chief executive has stepped down after
being threatened with prosecution over the "filthy" state of
the society's premises in the Waikato town.
A plea for canned meat to feed an unexpected influx of cats
and kittens at the Otago SPCA has met with a generous
response this week.
An unseasonal influx of stray and abandoned felines has left
the Otago SPCA struggling to care for them all.
SPCA animal welfare inspectors are making regular visits to a
chain of Auckland pet stores following concerns about the
welfare of its animals.
The North Island MP pushing for harsher penalties for animal
cruelty says he has a better understanding of the challenges
facing Otago SPCA following a visit to Dunedin on Thursday.
Halfway Bush resident Catherine O'Donnell has firm views on
what should happen to the person or people who dumped nine
cats, mostly kittens, near her home on the outskirts of
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