SPCA National President Bob Kerridge steps down

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Bob Kerridge has decided it is time to step down from his role as National President of the Royal New Zealand SPCA to concentrate solely on his other position as Executive Director of SPCA Auckland.

Mr Kerridge says he accepted the leadership of the Royal New Zealand SPCA with a clear mandate to build a stronger regional structure to support the Centres within the organisation, to set national standards of "Best Practice" around animal care, and to establish effective governance through a revitalised National Support Office to deliver the expertise required by the charity.

"My job is done, my mandate completed, and accordingly I am stepping down from the role of National President,"says Mr Kerridge. "I'm confident that the organisation now has a long-term strategic plan in place that will maintain and enhance the legacy I have created."

The move enables Mr Kerridge to refocus his attention on Auckland SPCA where for 26 years he was the CEO and now holds the title of Executive Director.

"My heart truly resides with the animals so I am looking forward to giving my undivided attention to caring for Auckland's many thousands of abused, neglected, and abandoned animals because at the end of the day that is what the SPCA is all about."


Take action against animal testing today

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Contrary to recent misleading reports, the Royal NZ SPCA is and always will be 100% against animal testing. The decision by the select committee that ‘some tests on animals may be necessary but that alternatives would be sought’ was a majority consensus and not a unanimous decision. Bob Kerridge and the SPCA was and always have been 100% against animal testing.

Green Party MP Mojo Mather is submitting an amendment to the Psychoactive Substances Bill to Parliament aimed at stopping all animal testing for this purpose which is seen as possibly our last opportunity...


The Royal NZ SPCA does not condone animal testing

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Royal New Zealand SPCA National President Bob Kerridge remains opposed to animal testing despite the recommendation of the Psychoactive Substances Interim Expert Advisory Committee to allow severely restricted animal tests.


Tail Wagging Campaign

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All puppies are born with tails.  Tail docking should not be done for cosmetic reasons. Dogs need their tails to communicate and balance.  The New Zealand Veterinary Association, Companion Animal Society, Royal New Zealand SPCA and the New Zealand Companion Animal Council are 100% opposed to cosmetic docking of dogs' tails.


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McDonalds UK Chooses High Welfare Animal Product - Time for NZ to Step Up Says SPCA

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Overnight the RSPCA UK announced McDonalds will switch to 100% British Freedom Food labelled pork - across its entire UK menu.


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