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Abandoned by his family and left alone in a park

Friday, 26 August, 2016

FranklinOn a cold winter night earlier this year, little Franklin was abandoned by his family and cruelly dumped in a park in a cardboard box. Just four weeks old, Franklin weighed only 800 grams and was so tiny he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Franklin had no food, no water and nothing but the empty cardboard box to keep him warm. He was all alone, abandoned by the very people supposed to be looking after him and keeping him safe.

Fortunately, a kind lady heard Franklin’s desperate little cries and brought him to the SPCA, knowing it was the safest place for him. Here at SPCA Auckland, Franklin was taken to our specialist unit for puppies and was cared for by one of our kindhearted Canine Attendants, Sarah.

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This month, you can be the voice for New Zealand's animals

August newsletterFriday, 12 August, 2016

This month, you can have your say on New Zealand's dog control laws, sign up to bake a difference, and call on Countdown to improve the lives of millions of layer hens.

We thank you for helping us achieve justice for a horse who endured unnecessary pain and suffering at the hands of the person who was meant to be caring for him.

We also want to share with you the story of a very lucky cat who survived a run in with a train in Canterbury, and ask for your help to find a home for a lovely tabby who has been waiting far too long for her forever home.

Read our August newsletter here.

SPCA gears up for Cupcake Day events

Wednesday, 3 August, 2016

SPCA gears up for Cupcake DayAucklanders celebrated the SPCA's eighth annual Cupcake Day two weeks early this year by indulging in cupcakes and cuddling puppies at a pop-up dog cafe in the CBD this morning.

About 40 people attended the preview event at The Caker's Karangahape Rd shop between 10am and midday. Money raised from today's sales will go towards the SPCA's fight against animal cruelty.

The SPCA aims to raise $400,000 on Cupcake Day, which will be held on Monday, August 15, this year. The charity is asking Kiwis to contribute by baking and selling their own sweet treats and donating proceeds. To register to participate in SPCA Cupcake Day, click here.


Help us find a home for super mum Ruby

Friday, 15 July, 2016

Read our July newsletterWe have some wonderful animal stories to share with you this month, including the dramatic rescue of Poppy the horse.

We invite you to explore our brand new Education hub for New Zealand kids, and to join thousands of other Kiwis as they help us fight cruelty with cupcakes.

We prosecute a woman who failed to seek veterinary treatment for her cat, causing unnecessary pain and suffering.

You also have a chance to win a GoPro HERO4 and a year's supply of pet food thanks to our national food sponsor, Purina.

Read our July newsletter here.

Kitten breeding season extends into winter

Wednesday, 15 June, 2016


SPCA Centres around the country are keeping kitten units open much longer than usual to accommodate higher numbers of kittens in their care.

SPCA New Zealand CEO Ric Odom​ said unseasonable weather, seen across the country in April and May, seems to have extended the typical breeding season of cats.

Odom encouraged anyone interested in adopting a cat or kitten to check out their local SPCA first, to see if they might be able to rescue a pet in need of a home.

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