SPCA on move with two vans from council
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.