SPCA on move with two vans from coun­cil

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

SPCA Auck­land’s fleet ca­pac­ity has in­creased thanks to a gift from Auck­land Coun­cil.

Its an­i­mal man­age­ment team has do­nated two of its vans to the SPCA to re­spond to calls and com­plaints from the pub­lic, at­tend­ing to an­i­mals in need and col­lect­ing do­nated items.

SPCA Auck­land chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris­tine Kalin says she was touched to learn of the coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to sup­port the SPCA in way.

‘‘We cur­rently have a num­ber of very old ve­hi­cles that are no longer as ef­fi­cient to run,’’ she says.

‘‘Th­ese re­place­ments will en­able us to main­tain our ser­vices and bring all im­por­tant cost sav­ings back into the or­gan­i­sa­tion.’’

Coun­cil li­cens­ing and com­pli­ance ser­vices man­ager Gra­ham Bod­man says the work­ing re­la­tion­ship be­tween

this the two or­gan­i­sa­tions con­tin­ues to go from strength to strength and is key to de­liv­er­ing ef­fec­tive an­i­mal man­age­ment across the re­gion.

‘‘The SPCA is a fan­tas­tic or­gan­i­sa­tion that we work closely with, but they are also a char­ity that has to raise a sig­nif­i­cant amount each year to fund their core ser­vices.

‘‘We are happy to make a con­tri­bu­tion in this way and un­der­stand the pos­i­tive im­pact th­ese vans will have to ser­vice de­liv­ery,’’ Mr Bod­man says.

A small cer­e­mony took place to of­fi­cially mark the han­dover of the ve­hi­cles to their new own­ers.

New fleet: Auck­land Coun­cil li­cens­ing and com­pli­ance ser­vices man­ager Gra­ham Bod­man hands over the keys for two vans to SPCA Auck­land chief ex­ec­u­tive Chris­tine Kalin.

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