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Wellington cat lover leaves $400K to the SPCA

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Wellington can expect a flood of abandoned kittens named Molly after a cat lover of the same name left $400,000 to the Wellington SPCA.

Wellington SPCA chief executive Iain Torrance said Wellington benefactor Molly Wyatt's fortune was the largest he had accepted in his four years on the job, and would allow the SPCA to rescue and care for countless animals, he said. "Molly's big-hearted bequest is very gratefully received and will help us continue our good work in the community."


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RNZSPCA in the Media

Press-McKenzie of HUHA and John Duffy of Trade Me.

 The SPCA will be launching a nationwide animal management software package across SPCA
   centres thanks to a $218,000 donation from Countdown's Super Animals promotion.

Countdown is launching its new collection of Super Animals collectable sound cards today. The initiative is to raise funds for the Royal New Zealand SPCA.  See the article from The New Zealand Herald on 31 January 2015



tv3newsCEO Ric Odom appeared in response to comments made by Bob Kerridge about ethnicity and dog ownership.  Watch what Ric has to say about responsible dog ownership on 3News Firstline 27 January 2015.




  Polly the dog was stolen from Gore SPCA and returned several days later covered in extensive injuries. 
  Watch the article on One News from 14 January 2015.




tv3newsA veteran Whangarei SPCA inspector has gone on hunger strike after finding seven starving dogs in a single month – some of which have since died or had to be put down. See the article on TV3 News 17 November 2014


tvnzKeeping your pets safe this guy fawkes, RNZSPCA Chief Executive Rick Odom shares some tricks of the trade to calm animals during the firework season on Breakfast News 4 November 2014



radioliveThe SPCA Annual Appeal begins on Monday 3 November, and this year the SPCA need to raise $500,000 to allow their inspectorate team to continue rescuing animals in need. Mark talks with Ric Odom, Chief Executive Officer of Royal New Zealand SPCA on RadioLive on 2 November 2014



Read what Ric Odom, Chief Executive Officer of Royal New Zealand SPCA has to say about the 2014 List of Shame in The New Zealand Herald on 2 November 2014


Meet Elise and Becky

elsiebeckyWe received this fantastic letter and photo from young Elise and her 15 year old Labrador Becky - her best friend.

Elise is thanking SPCA for helping animals and outlines her concerns for animal abuse.

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Animal Groups Say Leave Animals Out of Legal High Testing

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National animal advocacy organisations SAFE, the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) and the RNZSPCA, have joined forces to launch a campaign to prevent the testing of psychoactive drugs ('party pills' or 'legal highs') on animals, saying it is both unethical and unnecessary. Concerned Kiwis are urged to show their opposition to the proposal by signing the petition to leave animals out of legal highs testing.

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