Thursday July 31st, 2014
The sweetest fundraiser of the year will see thousands of budding cupcake cooks across New Zealand weighing flour, cracking eggs and raising money for their local SPCA in the fight against animal cruelty. Are you ready to help?
Registering is easy! Just go to www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz and register your interest. You can make donations, pledge cupcakes or set up a fundraising team. You can register yourself as an individual cook, or an entire team of bakers; a school, a business or a community group; then bake cupcakes and sell them on our behalf for Cupcake Day.
SPCA Otago would really appreciate your support! Please come on board with this fundraising event!
Monday July 28th, 2014
SPCA Otago is launching a very special campaign in Central Otago to assist people who are struggling financially to have their pets desexed. On Friday 1st August we commence a FREE desexing offer for pet cats and dogs. This service will be offered by the following Central Otago Veterinary Clinics:
Vet Ent: Ranfurly, Clyde, Cromwell, Wanaka and Queenstown.
Vet Life: Alexandra and Wanaka.
Remarkables Vet: Queenstown and Arrowtown.
There are no specific restrictions in terms of numbers of animals per household, geographical location, or income level (although please note our aim is to support those who are enduring financial difficulty). Limitations in value may occur if there are procedural complications such as pregnancy in the animal or other particular health issues, in which case you may be asked to contribute a certain value towards the operation.
Our charitable organisation does not receive any government or local body funding, this service has been made possible by a generous donation from the Pelorus Trust. So whilst the desexing offer comes absolutely free of charge, we would nevertheless appreciate any donation, large or small, that applicants can manage. We could not do this without kind donations of this nature, so we trust the community will help us by generating a little more in return. Please contact us if you have any queries about how you can help support this mission.
Meanwhile, we are very proud to support the community and sincerely hope our efforts will make a big difference to those in need!
Thursday July 24th, 2014
Meet Sampson! He's the biggest personality we've seen around here in a long time and we'll miss him when he goes, but he desperately needs to find a home where he can live permanently and rule the roost!
When Sampson was a tiny kitten he was really sick, and had an infection which resulted in his eyes being swollen shut for almost two weeks. Thanks to some great vet care and kind nursing by his foster family, he eventually started feeling better. His eyes are still a little sensitive and may always be - they tend to weep a bit sometimes, but a quick wash with warm salty water seems to clear them up. He is great company because he is such a character and has a "cheeky child" personality. He's looking forward to finding a family he can call his own and you definitely won't be disappointed in taking this guy home!
If you're fast you can pick him up for half the normal adoption price. I.e. only $65 for him, his microchip, vaccination, desexing procedure, flea and worm treatment, and we'll even throw in a free carry cage! Be in quick!