- Animal Rescue
- Prevent Cruelty
- Seek Justice
SPCA Inspectors act as law enforcers to ensure the safety of Auckland's vulnerable animals. If there has been a deliberate act of violence or neglect, our Inspectors seek justice through the courts, acting as the voice for animals.
Animal welfare investigations: Last year our team of Inspectors investigated 3,128 animal welfare complaints across the Auckland region.
Education and advice: In many cases our Inspectors are able to work with the community to ensure the right outcome for an animal. Education and advice is our first preference as through education we improve the care of animals long term in the community.
Compliance orders and written warnings: Sometimes we need to provide more support with specific guidance or support materials to help people meet their obligations. Other cases require a formal approach with specific directions and instructions to comply.
SPCA Inspector Peggy Link was called to Great South Vets after a kitten with a severely diseased eye was brought in for desexing.
Concerned for the welfare of the animal, the clinic refused to perform the operation unless they could also treat the eye and relieve the kittens suffering.
The owner was given the option to surrender the cat if she could not afford treatment, but instead left the kitten at the vet clinic. Read more...
animal welfare complaints were investigated
animals were seized from their owners
animal emergencies attended