• Adoption Info

    We try to find the best match between our homeless animals and their new owners. We operate a no "time limit" policy for all the animals we have available for adoption - we will care for them until we find the very best home for them.

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  • Education

    The North Taranaki SPCA has been dedicated to preventing cruelty to animals since 1912. Education plays a key role in cruelty prevention.
    Our goal is to give people the knowledge and resources necessary to care for animals and prevent cruelty to them. We endeavour to build empathy in children and adults, towards people and animals.

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  • Microchipping Your Pet

    Maximise your chances of being reunited with your pet during or after a disaster, or at any time…
    Get your pet microchipped and registered on the New Zealand Companion Animal Register (NZCAR).

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Powers and Duties of an Inspector

An Animal Welfare Inspector is a law enforcement officer appointed by Minister of Primary Industries to uphold the laws set out in the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

This entitles an Inspector to specific powers:

The power of entry onto land, premises or vehicles.
The power to seize any animal, where necessary.
The power to mitigate suffering.
The power to humanely destroy any animal, when necessary.
The right to prosecute any person deemed to be breaking the laws set out by the Animal Welfare Act 1999.

These powers are essential to an inspector so they can investigate complaints into alleged breaches of the Animal Welfare Act 1999.
A large component of the position held by an Animal Welfare Inspector is to educate the members of the community in acceptable and reasonable animal care.
The North Taranaki Region extends from Mokau to Whangamomona, Stratford to Okato and all the areas in between.


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