Bob Kerridge’s greatest hits
Led a campaign against importing pitbulls because they are bred to fight.
Started Auckland SPCA Trust, now worth $28 million.
Calls for — and got — the resignation of Governor-General Sir Paul Reeves as patron of the SPCA after he was present at the ritual slaying of two pigs in Vanuatu.
Introduced through SPCA Auckland the first animal microchips into New Zealand.
Leads opposition of the Kaimanawa wild horse cull. Clashes with politicians, environmentalists and farmers on “overhasty” decisions to declare some animals pests and eradicate them.
SPCA television series Animal House begins on TV1.
Establishes the SPCA Cat Coalition to support volunteer efforts to assist stray cats in Auckland — aiding 4000 cats annually.
Establishes the NZ Companion Animal Trust to provide grants for animal welfare.
Slammed after suggesting the ethnicity of owners play a part in dog attacks.
Publishes comprehensive SPCA Animal Welfare Policies manual containing hundreds of policies.
Starts the Bob Kerridge Animal Welfare Fellowship, which awards funding for a variety of animal causes.
Aged 80, joins a group of activists opposing Auckland council’s proposal to euthanise stray cats rounded up without a microchip. His stroke causes him to take a step back.