Don’t Paws, do­nate now

Auckland City Harbour News - - News -

Auck­lan­ders are be­ing urged to dig deep to help the SPCA pro­tect an­i­mals from cru­elty and ne­glect.

The SPCA is hold­ing its an­nual Paws Ap­peal this week, with street ap­peals and a na­tion­wide let­ter­box ap­peal.

“Ev­ery cent do­nated will help pro­vide hap­pier and safer lives for an­i­mals in the area it was do­nated,” says SPCA na­tional chief ex­ec­u­tive Robyn Kip­pen­berger.

“Times may be get­ting tougher but we’re still hop­ing for a gen­er­ous re­sponse to the ap­peal. Af­ter all, the global fi­nan­cial cri­sis hasn’t meant any re­duc­tion in the num­bers of dogs, cats or other an­i­mals in need of the SPCA’s care.”

Ear­lier this month the so­ci­ety is­sued its sixth an­nual list of shame, de­tail­ing 50 of the worst cases of an­i­mal abuse and ne­glect over the past year.

“Th­ese heartrend­ing cases point to the on­go­ing need for a strong, lo­cal SPCA pres­ence across New Zealand and to the vi­tal im­por­tance of en­sur­ing our work is ad­e­quately funded,” says Mrs Kip­pen­berger.

Do­na­tions can be made to street col­lec­tors or by post­ing the ap­peal en­ve­lope back to the SPCA with a cheque or credit card de­tails.

Do­na­tions can also be made by call­ing 0900-99-77-22 or, at www.spca. org.nz or do­na­tion boxes at the SPCA, the Body Shop or ASB Bank.

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