SPCA now sin­gle en­tity

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The fu­ture looks bright for the South Waikato SPCA fol­low­ing a de­ci­sion to join with other branches to form one or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Dur­ing the RNZSPCA’S re­cent an­nual general meet­ing, del­e­gates voted to bring to­gether var­i­ous SPCAS around the coun­try to form one fu­ture­fo­cused na­tional en­tity.

South Waikato SPCA chair Leanne Ja­cobi said the de­ci­sion would lead to cen­tres work­ing to­gether to help pre­vent cru­elty to an­i­mals.

‘‘The de­ci­sion to move to a uni­fied SPCA was made after two years of dis­cus­sions and con­sul­ta­tion. Ul­ti­mately the South Waikato SPCA and other SPCA cen­tres knew that our pre­vi­ous struc­ture was not sus­tain­able or fit-for-pur­pose,’’ she said.

‘‘The fo­cus of South Waikato SPCA won’t change, we want to help an­i­mals in need and sup­port our com­mu­nity, but by work­ing as a team with other cen­tres across New Zealand we can do more to pre­vent cru­elty to our an­i­mals, we will be able to cre­ate a stronger SPCA In­spec­torate and we will have one strat­egy and one voice.’’

As one or­gan­i­sa­tion we will be able to ac­cess cen­tralised fund­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and ben­e­fit from economies of scale – en­abling all cen­tres to have the re­sources to do more for the an­i­mals,’’ she said.

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