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maddison blind pup 10When SPCA Inspector Andre told me he had just rescued nine squirming, wriggling, 3-week-old puppies, my heart broke.  They were too young to be without their mum, but their owner was selling them on a Facebook page. 

It doesn't bear thinking about what could have happened to these puppies if they'd been carelessly given away. 

Will you donate to help unloved and unwanted puppies?

All nine puppies were beautiful, but there was something special about little Madison. Even though she was only three weeks old, her bright and lively personality shone through, and I looked forward to seeing her little face each morning. 

It was tough. We spent hours syringe-feeding the puppies. Some days I would just sit on the floor with Madison wrapped up in blankets trying to keep her warm.

Many people don't realise just how vulnerable young animals like Madison are. It can be touch and go, and sometimes I'm not sure if they'll survive.

That's why I'm asking for your help today - because puppies like these ones rely on it. A very generous donation will help give these precious lives everything they need.

I spent so many nights worrying about Madison and her brothers and sisters.

Then one day, our vet noticed that Madison walked into her water bowl. After a few more tests, he announced that she was completely blind.

I was shocked. Madison was the most confident and adventurous puppy of the litter.

So I spent hours and hours researching how to raise blind dogs, determined to give this remarkable girl the best life possible. The day she was adopted I cried big, happy tears.

But I desperately need your help to ensure that other animals like Madison can also have the second chance they are waiting for.

Will you make a donation today?

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 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

Dodie donate pageIn 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.

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




SPCA Waikato logo FBWaikato 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.

As well as rescuing animals in need, we're committed to prevent cruelty to animals in our region through our education programme, advocacy work, and SPCA Inspectorate.

Thank you for supporting Waikato SPCA.