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You can take action for animals and make the SPCA part of your life by becoming a member today. 

As an SPCA member you will be helping us to prevent cruelty, rescue, rehabilitate, shelter & rehome and seek justice for New Zealand’s animals.

As a member you are entitled to:

  • Regular updates and news from SPCA
  • An invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting
  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting
  • A copy of our Annual Report is also available to you, upon request.

Membership fees will be waived until 1 July 2019.

To become an SPCA Member today please call (09) 256 7311 or email us on

Plan your party

1. Set a date

SPCA Cupcake Day is on Monday 14th August but if you can't do that day then just pick a day that is more convenient for you.

2. Pick a venue

Where will you be selling your cupcakes? At work? At school? At home? At a community group? Make sure you have permission to run it before you start planning

3. Plan your day

How many people will you be inviting? How many cupcakes do you need to bake? Are you the only one baking? Your event will be a lot easier to organise if you know all of these things. Think outside the box to help you make even more money for the animals.

4. Tell everyone!

The more people who know about your event, the more cupcakes you will sell and the more money you'll make for the animals. Simple!

5. Set targets!

How much do you want to raise? We recommend asking for between $3 - $5 per cupcake. So if you're baking 50 cupcakes that will raise around $250 for animals in need. If you ask for donations from people who can't attend as well, it could be closer to $400.

6. Have fun!

Bake your cupcakes and enjoy your delicious party! It's a great opportunity for you to catch up with friends and family while raising vital funds for animals in need.

7. Share, share, share!

Don't forget to share your pictures with us on our Facebook page and use #SPCACupcakeDay when talking about it online.

8. Relax

Put your feet up and enjoy your cupcake with a well-deserved cup of tea. You've made a huge difference to the lives of animals across New Zealand.

Recipes and decorating ideas

Check out our collection of delicious cupcake recipes below. Click on the pictures to discover how to make these tasty treats.

Honey Bunny cupcake
Mallow Kitty cupcake
Chocolate lab cupcake
Peppermint Piglet cupcake

You can also make awesome pupcakes (for dogs) and yummy Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes.

Check out our collection of animal-themed decorations below. Click on the links to discover how to make these amazing animals.

Make a cat cupcake topper

Make a dog cupcake topper

Make a sheep cupcake topper

Make a paw cupcake topper

Food safety

It is essential that you follow good food handling processes when baking your cupcakes for sale on SPCA Cupcake Day. Visit for more information. 

Fundraising tips

Get in touch

If you have any questions about running your event or how to raise more money then get in touch with our friendly fundraising team on (09) 256 7312 or

Set yourself a fundraising target:

How much do you want to raise for the animals? Be ambitious and tell your friends and family what you want to achieve. Update your supporters on how you are going and how much you still need to raise this will encourage them to be more generous with their donations.

Ask your employer to help out:

Ask your boss if they'll lend a hand. There are heaps of ways for businesses to get involved - collecting donations, donating a portion of their sales on the day, running 'Cupcake Day specials' or hosting a company-wide Cupcake Day event.

Host a cupcake day party:

Click here for our top tips on running a successful Cupcake Day party.
Use social media:

Make sure you post regularly on your social media pages so that people know about your event. Also, most importantly, remind them to have money with them on the day to make a donation for their tasty treats.
tell them how they're helping:

Tell your supporters exactly where their money is going and what a huge difference their donation will make.

Say "thank you!"

Don't forget to take the time to thank every single person who supports your Cupcake Day event. Without them you wouldn't be able to raise nearly as much money for the animals who need it the most.