SPCA now single entity
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.