Animal Rescue

Our SPCA Auckland Inspectors work on the front line seven days a week, 365 days a year, rescuing animals who have been in an accident, abused or abandoned. Last year SPCA Auckland Inspectors attended over 700 emergencies and responded to over 7,000 call-outs to rescue animals across the Auckland region.

There are thousands of animals around Auckland who find themselves in harm's way each year. These animals need someone to intervene on their behalf, to rescue and care for them, to ensure they can live the life they deserve and to prosecute animal offenders so they don’t hurt animals again.

It is the SPCA’s Inspectorate team who are the first port of call when animals have been in an accident, been the victim of deliberate cruelty, or have been severely neglected or abandoned by their owners.

SPCA Inspectors are on call 7 days a week, 365 days a year ensuring the protection of Auckland’s animals. Our inspectors cover the whole Auckland region from Port Waikato to Wellsford.

The SPCA is the only charity with legal powers to help animals in need. We are authorised under the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to protect all animals from abuse, neglect, and abandonment.

Find out how to report a Case of Cruelty or Neglect

You could barely tell she was a dog

Muffy was rescued by an SPCA Inspector after her owner failed to give her the care she desperately needed. 

The fur around Muffy's face had been left to grow and had become so severely matted and crusted with dirt it was hard to tell she was a dog. An extremely painful ulcer developed on her right eye from the fur that constantly rubbed her face and left a permanent scar on her eye.  Muffy was in a terrible state of neglect. 

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Last year our Inspectors dealt with...

15,145 - animals came through our doors7,053

animal rescue assignments

12,213 - found new homes769

emergencies attended

2,745 - were united with their owners3,128

animal welfare complaints investigated

  • Rehabilitate
  • Animal Rescue
  • Prevent Cruelty
  • Shelter and Rehome
  • Seek Justice
It's hard to believe it's that time of the year again.  For the SPCA, Christmas time means... more
  • Animal Rescue
  • Prevent Cruelty
  • Seek Justice
Man prosecuted after failing to seek vet treatment for his dog who was hit by a car An Auckland... more
  • Animal Rescue
  • Prevent Cruelty
  • Seek Justice
GRAPHIC CONTENT: A duck left dying after fireworks were thought to have been shoved in... more

Can you help?

This year we need to find $1.1 million to fund a team of full-time inspectors and drivers/warrant officers to be on call 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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