• 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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One of the Family

One of the Family

One of the Family was launched in 2007 and is run in schools nationwide. The program, spearheaded by Norm Hewitt and SPCA National Education Coordinator Shelley Ryan, is aimed at intermediate-school-aged children, and raises awareness of the link between animal cruelty and human violence.

Research has shown that family violence often starts with, and involves, animals, and that most animal abusers are adolescent or young males. Research also suggests that families are losing – or have lost – the values of nurturing and respect, with many children not being taught to care for others. We believe that teaching children to empathise with animals is an effective way to teach children to empathise with each other.

One of the Family focuses on crucial life-skills and behaviours, such as caring, nurturing, communication, respect for life, cooperation, socialisation, self-esteem, a sense of achievement and building empathy for others.

By teaching our children about kindness and compassion, we hope to bring about a kinder, safer society for people and animals alike.





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