Monday, 27 July, 2015
A Whangarei man has been banned from owning animals for five years after he pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to ensure an injured animal received treatment to alleviate pain or distress.
Parakoti Engu told an SPCA inspector he was "too busy" with his winning rugby league team to deal with his severely injured dog Tank, who was found unconscious on the road.
Tank was left for two days after being injured. An SPCA vet found he was suffering two fractures to his skull, a spinal compression, lacerations and tenderness over his body, consistent with being hit by a car. Unfortunately Tank couldn't recover from the extent of his injuries and the difficult decision was made to end his suffering.
Read the full story at www.nzherald.co.nz.
Monday, 4 May, 2015
Wellington can expect a flood of abandoned kittens named Molly after a cat lover of the same name left $400,000 to SPCA Wellington SPCA.
SPCA Wellington 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."
Read more about Molly's bequest at www.stuff.co.nz.