New SPCA for Auckland
Auckland’s second SPCA centre will have a doggy daycare able to take care of up to 56 pups a day.
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Auckland’s chief executive Andrea Midgen said its sole South Auckland site could no longer keep up with the volume of injured, neglected and abused animals it dealt with daily.
Midgen said serving a population of 1.5 million people, and reaching animals in such a large area was ‘‘proving difficult’’.
She said the SCPA had been looking for a new site on the other side of the Auckland Harbour Bridge and the 674 square metre Hobsonville site ‘‘seems brilliant’’.
The satellite site was located on Rawiri Place, near Hobsonville Primary School and the Upper Harbour Motorway. It would not have a hospital.
The Auckland welfare group cared for about 15,000 animals a year. Nine inspectors were out on the road picking up animals each day, Midgen release.
Midgen said the expand was urgent.
‘‘We can no longer work effectively from one location,’’ she said.
The existing Mangere SPCA facility opened in 1983.
Construction of the Hobsonville centre could begin in October of this year.
It would have adoption facilities and
a 500sqm doggy daycare facility with inside and outside space.
About $4.5m was needed with $1.5 million already raised. said in a press need to
Another second site will give more opportunity to adopt animals from the SPCA.