219 Ellis Street Frankton Hamilton 3243
• Preventing cruelty to animals
• Alleviating suffering of animals
• Promoting our policies through education and advocacy
Despite generous donations of goods from the public and hundreds of volunteer hours, it takes more than half a million dollars a year to operate the Waikato SPCA and its services to the community. And although our animal welfare inspectors are government appointed, we do not receive government funding. We have all the normal costs of running a business, like wages, power, communications, vehicle running costs, security, repairs & maintenance, and stationery. But unlike other businesses, most of our services are provided free.
Based in Hamilton, the Waikato branch of the SPCA covers a huge area, from Huntly to Cambridge, Raglan to Te Aroha and everywhere in between.
Our inspectors cover the whole region responding to reports of animal abuse, neglect, injury, and endangerment. They rescue stuck and injured animals, give advice to pet owners, issue warnings and make follow up visits to check compliance, and sometimes they need to uplift animals from unsuitable and unsafe situations.
We are also involved in prosecuting extreme cases of animal neglect or abuse; adding legal expenses to our list of costs.