She found Angel in her backyard, shivering and afraid, with broken teeth and a seriously injured jaw.
But Angel wasn't thinking about herself. This brave, strong, dedicated mama had only one thought. Making sure her babies were safe too.
For seven hours, Angel carried her kittens to safety. Can you imagine how painful it would have been for Angel to carry this weight in her mouth, with such a serious jaw injury?
Tracey knew the safest place for Angel and her babies was the SPCA, so our Inspectors brought the family into the care of our vets.
By generously donating, you give animals like Angel a warm snuggly bed, a scratch behind their ears, and help them live without pain.
Like Angel, Willow's story also begins when an animal lover's ordinary day turned extraordinary.
A couple were driving down an isolated country road when they saw Willow. She was pacing, distressed and circling around a wooden calf pen.
Shut inside was a taped up cardboard box with Willows five, tiny, defenseless puppies.
Willow's puppies were just three weeks old. When a litter of animals this young comes into the SPCA it's all hands on deck to ensure they survive.
But the lives of Willow and her puppies were saved because someone like you cared.
They could have suffocated, succumbed to the elements, or starved to death. It could have been so much worse.
To save a life it costs thousands of dollars, and every dollar of that comes from animal lovers like you.
An extraordinary day doesn't necessarily mean finding and saving an animal. You too, can make an ordinary day extraordinary simply by making a donation to the SPCA.
Will you donate today and make an ordinary day extraordinary?
Donate to SPCA New Zealand and give animals in need a second chance at life.
SPCA New Zealand provides support to 45 SPCA Centres across the country to help protect animals who are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned. As a charity, we rely almost entirely on the generosity of New Zealanders to carry out our life-saving work, as we receive only a small amount of government funding.
If you would like to make a one-off online donation to SPCA New Zealand, you can choose to donate via credit card or internet banking. If you choose to donate via credit card, your card will be securely processed in real-time by DPS Payment Express. If you would like to make a donation from outside of New Zealand, please contact us at email@example.com for assistance.
Please complete your address details so we can send you a receipt for tax purposes once your donation has been processed. Thank you for supporting SPCA New Zealand.
SPCA New Zealand needs YOUR help to prosecute animal cruelty cases.
SPCA New Zealand is the only non-governmental organisation in New Zealand that is entrusted with the legal powers to prosecute animal offenders under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. Of more than 14,000 complaints received by SPCA centres throughout New Zealand each year, we undertake prosecutions for cases of national importance. Find out more.
Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a meaningful way to celebrate a life while protecting the thousands of animals that need our help each year. How would you like to remember your loved one?
Help campaign for the lives of innocent dogs
In September 2016 the Government announced a new national action plan for dogs in New Zealand. Part of this proposed law included a ban on animal shelters like the SPCA re-homing dogs based on their visual appearance.
This would have effectively condemned thousands of innocent dogs to death. So with your generous support, we started a petition that saw 60,000 New Zealanders fight for the lives of these dogs.
Two months after this announcement, the Government released the second tranche of proposals of the national action plan for dogs in New Zealand. Part of these changes meant the SPCA was no longer be prohibited from re-homing dogs based on the visual assessment of breed.
Instead, dogs classified under the Dog Control Act 1999 as menacing can be rehomed to people with a ‘high-risk dog owner license’. This change will save the lives of thousands of dogs and is a real success for animals in New Zealand.
However there are still areas of concern in the national action plan that the SPCA believes still need to be addressed.
There is still more work to be done - and we need your support.
Over the coming months the SPCA will continue to work with the Department of Internal Affairs and Minister Upston and will address areas of concern and areas for improvement with this proposal in the Select Committee process.
Please donate today and help us continue this campaign for the rights of innocent dogs.
When there is a natural disaster or emergency, the SPCA helps to ensure that our animals are being cared for. As an animal lover, you care about the safety of these animals, and are willing to take action to protect them.
Your donations will help to:
- Rescue animals in need
- Provide food, water, vet care and shelter for animals in affected areas
- Help find accomodation for evacuated families and their animals
- Reunite lost animals with their families
- Educate New Zealanders about how to care for their animals in a natural disaster or emergency
Recently, the animals of Edgecumbe desperately needed rescuing during severe flooding. Because of our amazing animal lovers, the SPCA were able to assist in rescuing a total of 91 cats, 49 dogs, 458 birds, 20 tropical fish, 28 goldfish, 23 chickens, 8 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 5 turtles, 2 sheep and 2 cows.
By donating today, you help ensure the safety of these animals in emergency situations. Thank you for caring for all of these animals, it is great to know you are there.
Waikato SPCA is a charity that relies almost entirely on the generosity of animal lovers to carry out life-saving work for the animals in Waikato.
The incredible support from people like you has already enabled us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome countless animals who desperately needed help.
By donating to Waikato SPCA, you will help us take action for animals in five key ways:
Prevent cruelty - Whenever an animal is found, surrendered or seized, you will be taking action.
Rescue - You will be standing beside our Inspectors, rescuing Waikato's animals in need.
Rehabilitate - You will be helping us to heal Waikato's lost and injured animals.
Shelter and Re-home - You will help provide a warm bed for the animals taking shelter at Waikato SPCA.
Seek Justice - You can help our Inspectorate team bring animal offenders to justice.
We are also committed to preventing cruelty to animals in our region through our education programme, advocacy work, and SPCA Inspectorate.
Lulu is just one example of an animal that you will help.
Earlier this year, Lulu was brought to us as a pregnant mama, but after she had her litter of kittens in the safety of our care, she became very unwell.
Because of our generous donors, Lulu was able to receive the vet care she needed to bounce back and eventually found a loving family that will cherish her for the rest of her life. Their favourite thing about her is her crazy walk as soon as she wakes up, leaving them all in laughter.
You too, could save an animal just like Lulu, and give them the home they so deserve.
Thank you for supporting Waikato SPCA. It truly means the world to us.