Chance to help abused animals
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 by dropping money in donation boxes at the SPCA, the Body Shop or ASB Bank.