WELCOME TO MID CANTERBURY SPCA
All infomation on this page is from the local Mid-Canterbury SPCA Box 485 Ashburton 0274-342-646// 03-3084432
PO Box 485
4 Seafield Rd
Centre: 308 4432
Mobile: 027 434 2646 24/7
OPEN 9AM TILL 12 PM Most day's including Saturdays
OUTSIDE HOURS PLEASE CALL 0274-342-646
CLOSED STAT HOLIDAY'S
UPDATED 28/9/2015 LJK
We are open again but only for rehoming
WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING SICK OR INJURED ANIMALS
MID-CANTERBURY SPCA NEW OPENING HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS
ATENTION TO THE PUBLIC OF ASHBURTON
THE AMOUNT OF VERBAL ABUSE TO ALL VOLINTEERS AT THE SPCA HAS GOT TO THE STAGE WHERE IT CAN NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED AND FROM NOW ON ALL ABUSE WILL BE REPORTED TO THE LOCAL POLICE AND LEGAL STEPS WILL BE TAKEN
PLEASE BE WARNED
Thinking of Adopting in 2015?
Look no further than the Mid-Canterbury SPCA
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL YOUR DONATIONS WILL BE USED IN THE LOCAL AREA - WELL DONE AND MANY THANKS FROM OUR ANIMALS
PLEASE LISTEN TO 88.3 FM FOR FURTHER UPDATES TO OUR SPECIAL OFFERS
MID-CANTERBURY SPCA OFFICIALY DOES NOT CONDONE THE USE OF ANY ANIMALS IN LAB USE FOR DRUG TESTING IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM.
We currently have available for adoption:
Cats and Kittens
Are mice invading your barn or feed storage, then we have the solution for you. We have a selection of beautiful barn cats waiting to help. They will help keep rodents away from and you will have the satisfaction of giving them a much needed home.
Whether it is a tortoishell, tabby, black, ginger - we are likely to have the colour and cat to suit.
A large number of domestic kittens (a variety of colours, ages and sexes avaialable).
PLEASE WE ARE IN NEED OF MORE FOOD PLEASE BOTH CAT AND DOG
THERE ARE NO KITTENS STILL NEEDING A HOME BUT IT WONT BE LONG FOR THE NEW SEASON BEGINS
Dogs and Puppies
STAFFY ABOUT A SIX MONTHS OLD
There are several dogs available
ALSO MANY OTHER TYPES OF DOGS AVAILABLE ALL NEEDING A GOOD HOME
ALL DOG ENQUIRIES PLEASE PHONE THE INSPECTOR ON -0274-342-646
ALL DOGS ARE MICRO CHIPPED AND VACANATED
ALL DOGS SPEYED OR NEUTERED
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SPCA IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANIMAL SHELTER GROUP
Please can you help WITH DONATIONS
AGAIN FROM THE COMMITTEE VOLINTEERS AND ALL THE INMATES A GREAT BIG THANK YOU FOR THE PUBLIC INPUT.
KITTEN SEASON IS ABOUT TO GET INTO swing with kittens everywhere
PLEASE REMEMBER ALL ANIMAL,S ENTERING THE SPCA MUST HAVE UPTO DATE VAC,S AND A FLEEING DONE IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS
NB. All adoptions are subject to prospective owners meeting our adoption criteria
ALSO NO DOG CAN LEAVE THE SPCA TILL REGISTERED |||||||||||||||||
Thank you to all who adopted or donated in 2014 we look forward to a great 2015 for our pets.
To all our SPCA supporters who have given any donation at all, thank you from the volunteers and the from all the animals that have felt your kindness in many ways. Without your valued and ongoing support it would be an even bigger and more daunting task.
With all our hearts we thank you.
Rember to keep 'SMART' in 2014
S = Shelter and shade. Make sure your pet has access to shade and shelter at all times.
M = Meals. Don’t forget to feed your pets. Remember many of the foods we enjoy can be harmful to your pet. Stick to feeding food designed specifically for your pet.
A = Access to water. Ensure your pets have access to plenty of fresh, clean, cold water. This should be readily available for your pet 24/7
R = Regular exercise. Make sure your pet still gets plenty of regular exercise (it’s good for all concerned). If taking your dog for a walk, check temperatures before heading out, remember they are wearing a fur coat – this is not an excuse not to walk - just adjust your times to cooler times in the day.
T = Temperature. Be aware of temperatures. Never leave your pet in the car on a hot day even if it is only for a few minutes.
Our emergency contact is: 0274-342-646
PLEASE EMERGENCY ONLY NOT TO ABUSE THE SPCA STAFF WE ARE DOING THE BEST AS VOLINTEERS WE CAN ??
Please remember the SPCA is not a dumping ground for stray or lost cats
Business as Usual:
That's the sound of kitten feet. Yes, it is that time of year and kitten season is READY TO GET underway. You can help prevent even more litters by ensuring your cats are speyed or neutered. Please make sure that your animals are vaccinated and that vaccinations are kept up to date.
Please ask if you require assitance with neutering or spey costs as we may be able to provide some assistance.
Tracking your Pet
The warmer weather and holiday season sees even more pets wandering or straying or even worse being involved in an accident. To ensure your pet has the best chance of being reunited with you, please microchip your cats and dogs.
Microchipping at the SPCA
It is never to late to microchip your pet. We can microchip your dogs and cats at very reasonable prices. Don't delay, microchip today. Call us for more information and prices
We will be keeping our own database of microchip numbers which we can be accesses at any time.
As always we have a selection of pets waiting for their forever homes. Please contact us today if you are interested in adopting or fostering a pet.
The new direction from the Royal New Zealand SPCA is that all SPCA's should embrace the 'Saving Lives' campaign and aim for a NO KILL POLICY. We are delighted that others are now going to be embracing what we have been doing for the last 20 years at least.
In the last few months all businesses have increased the prices vets are no exception so seriously if you rate payers beleive the SPCA CENTRE is a asset then finance is needed to keep the centre open .As all work is volinteered not to sure where we can cut servises . BUT IT IS OVER TO YOU THE PUBLIC OF ASHBURTON DONT LET ANOTHER NEEDED FACILITY GO BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN
HELP more financal help is desperatly needed THIS IS GETTING SERIOUS, THINK ABOUT IT IF YOU WANT A SPCA IN ASHBURTON OR NOT ITS GETTING THAT SERIOUS
All is well except for the bank balance. It is anticpated that with the new facilities it is going to cost another $15,000.00 a year to keep the things runnings. Please continue to dig deep but if there are any businesses out there who would like to be a sponsor, please contact John Keeley on 027 434 2646
Donations A BIG THANK YOU TO THE ESTATE WHO DONATED SO SO MUTCH TO THE MCSPCA MANY THANKS
Donations of food, blankets, sheets and toys are always welcome.
Volunteers We need new reliable volinteers NOW
Volunteers are special people and we are always on the lookout for new volunteers. So, if you are pretty good with a paint brush, fantastic with fencing, an angel with animals, love landscaping or think that you have some skills that may be of use to us, please do not hesitate to call. There are always plenty of things that need doing in so many different areas. Make a difference today.
Please remember ... we only survive due to your continued support ... thank you
The SPCA is available 24/7 on 0274-342-646
Please remember that the SPCA IS NOT DOG CONTROL. If you can't contact Dog Control, please contact the Ashburton District Council on 307 7700.
For dog barking complaints please call ashburton district council
IF AN INJURED DOG OR CAT AND VET SERVISE IS REQUIRED WE WILL ADVISE YOU AND GIVE YOU A NUMBER TO CALL IF THE OWNER IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE MAKE SURE THE SPCA AND VET KNOWS
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SPCA IS IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADC DOG CONTROL OR ITS OFFICERS
RADIO SPCA - 88.3FM - THE VOICE OF ANIMAL WELFARE IN ASHBURTON - NEWS 10AM-4PM
THINGS ARE VERY BUSY WITH REHOMING OF ANIMAL,S PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOUR PAYMENT PAYMENTS HELPS UPKEEP ANIMALS IN OUR CARE
ALL BLANKETS AND DONATIONS NEEDED ALSO FOOD WE ALSO NEED MORE GOOD RELIABLE VOLINTEERS TO HELP SPREAD THE LOAD A BIT ON ALL THE OTHER HARD WORKING VOLINTEERS AGAIN MANY THANKS TO THESE HARD WORKING PEOPLE WITHOUT THEM THE SPCA COULD NOT CARRY ON CHEERS
Mid Canterbury SPCA Contacts
Chairperson: RALLOU KEELEY
Manager/Inspector: JOHN KEELEY
Assistant Manager: RALLOU KEELEY
Secretary: STACEY LEONARD
Field Officers Stacey Leonard---- Pam Bell
OUR RADIO STATION IS ON THE AIR 24HRS OF MUSIC BUT ANY NEWS RE ANIMAL WELFARE WILL BE BROADCAST
PLEASE REMEMBER THE SPCA IS NOT JUST FOR CATS AND DOGS WE ARE RESPONSABLE FOR ALL ANIMALS IN MID- CANTERBURY AREA.THIS AREA IS FROM THE RAKAIA TO THE RANIGATA SO A VERY LARG AREA TO COVER SO THE TIME HAS COME FOR THE NEED OF SPONS0RSHIP TO OPPERATE OVER SUTCH A LARGE AREA SO ANY BUSINESS THAN CAN HELP MANY THANK TO THOSE WHO ALREADY DO THIS
THE SPCA IS RESPONSABLE FOR ALL SICK OR INJURED ANIMAL NOT STRAY OR WANDERING ANIMALS
Please read the Animal Welfare Act 1999 http://legislation.knowledge-basket.co.nz/gpacts/public/text/1999/an/142.html
Please read the Dog Control Act http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/1996/0013/latest
What is the SPCA?
The SPCA stands for the Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to animals. It is set up by people in the community who are interested in, and want to do something about, the welfare of animals.
It is a voluntary organisation which provides help to animals and owners, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, although the public should expect only genuine emergencies to be dealt with outside normal working hours.
How did it begin?
It began in England last century at a time of great animal use - and abuse. Animals were being used in many situations to provide power, and blood sports, such as bull baiting and cock fighting were common practice.
The first law to protect animals was finally passed in 1822 after a long struggle by several people, in particular William Wilberforce, of anti slavery fame, and Richard Martin, otherwise known as Humanity Dick.
Two years later, in 1824, the Rev. Arthur Broome formed the SPCA in London, and these three men, and others, proceeded to take many prosecutions for breaches of the new act.
How did the SPCA begin in New Zealand?
Along with other things British, the early settlers bought with them the laws of England, and thus the English 'Protection of Animals Act' became part of our laws. This was replaced in 1878 by our first NZ act protecting animals. By this time, the settlers had time to think of other things besides establishing the necessities of life, and in 1882 the first SPCA was formed in Dunedin, quickly followed by other main centres. Gradually smaller communities established their own SPCAs, until today, there are more than 50 individual SPCAs throughout the country.
How is the SPCA funded?
MORE AND MORE LOCAL FINANCE IS NEEDED AS ALL MONEY SENT TO NATIONAL OFFICE A FEE IS NOW TAKEN AND WE ARE GETTING LESS AND LESS FROM THEM SO PLEASE IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO THE SPCA IN ASHBURTON MAKE SURE IT GOES DIRECTLY TO ASHBURTON SPCA. MANY THANKS!
The New Zealand SPCA is a purely voluntary organisation, receiving no state funding whatsoever. It relies for its income on donations, bequests, and its own fundraising.
How is the SPCA organised?
MID CANTERBURY IS AN AFFILIATED SPCA NOT A BRANCH OF RNZSPCA
This is called the Royal New Zealand SPCA Inc. Its function is to:
*Co ordinate and promote the activities of the local societies
*Promote and handle all approaches to Government for new and amended
legislation relating to animal welfare
*Liase with overseas and International welfare groups
Each local SPCA runs it own affairs, and controls its own finances. A voluntary committee controls the activities. The larger, more affluent societies have some paid staff, but most societies rely on unpaid personnel. Each society has one or more warranted inspectors, paid or unpaid, to carry out work of the Society.
The size and even the existence of these depends on the size and affluence of the local society. They vary throughout NZ from large complexes to a few cages in someone's backyard. Even where large complexes exist, the society relies heavily on the work and assistance of volunteers.
What does the SPCA and its Inspector do?
Investigates all complaints of cruelty and neglect
Upholds the laws relating to the treatment of animals, and takes prosecutions where necessary.
Assists any animal in distress - lost, abandoned, injured, diseased, neglected, ill treated, unwanted.
Re homes suitable unwanted animals where possible
Ensures that animals which cannot be kept alive, for whatever reason, are humanly euthanised.
Encourages and sustains and intelligent public opinion regarding man's duty to animals.
Educates the public, including children, on the care and needs of animals.
Promotes responsible ownership of animals, especially in animal population control.
What are the laws relating to animal welfare?
The Act we work under in NZ is called the 'Animal Welfare Act 1999' and its Amendments. It is a very wide ranging Act and deals with offences in the handling and management of animals (including birds) in this country.
What are the most common offences?
*Failing to provide an animal with adequate food, water and shelter
*Deliberate acts of cruelty toward an animal
* Abandonment of an animal
*Failing to seek necessary veterinary advice
How can I help the SPCA?
Always set an example yourself of kindness and thoughtfulness towards animals.
Join your local SPCA organisation and participate in its activities
Notify the SPCA of injured or suffering animals
If you already belong to the SPCA, encourage others to join - finance and willing workers are always needed by the SPCA.
PLEASE VISIT OUR NEW CAT OUTHOUSE WHERE MOST OF OUR CATS ARE FREE TO ROAM AROUND
Contact the SPCA:
PO Box 485
4 Seafield Rd
Centre 308 4432
Mobile 027 434 2646 24/7
This number is available during ALL of the holiday period's 24/7