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Fire Safety Warning

Monday October 20th, 2014

With the fiery occasion of Guy Fawkes approaching, we want to remind everyone of the dangers of incendiaries, flammable materials and fire in general. Please, please - keep your pets safe from blazes and situations where accidental combustion could cause painful injuries. Ruthless flames are not selective in what they burn; fire does not discriminate; it will harm and potentially kill your best friend very swiftly. Let us tell you a heart-wrenching story....

This beautiful boy knows only too well the danger of fire. Three years ago he was trapped in a house fire that was caused by his young puppy friend Sultan chewing on a mobile phone while nobody was home. The battery acid from the phone sadly killed the puppy and ignited a fire that set both the home and poor Demon alight. Although the accident was discovered before the flames could fully claim Demon, he was well ablaze and significantly injured. Since then he has undergone a long and painful recovery period and is still working through various issues and rehabilitation. You can follow Demon's full story on his Facebook page:

Demon is a spirited fighter and determined survivor. His wonderful and dedicated owners have worked tirelessly for 3 years to save his life, ease his pain and bring him enjoyment and happiness, despite the difficulties. The emotional and actual costs have taken their toll. If you can help Demon and his parents, even with a few dollars for medical bills, please use the following Trust Fund to give a donation.

BNZ Dunedin University branch
Gardens Veterinary Clinic
Account number 02-0929-0120431-00
Client number 26667

Or check out Demon's Give A Little page:

Please carefully consider your pets this Guy Fawkes and at all times they may be at risk from house fire or other blazes!

Annual Appeal - Street Collection

Friday October 17th, 2014

SPCA Annual Appeal Week is coming up in the first week of November!

We will be out and about doing a street collection from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 8th.

If you would like to help out by holding a collection bucket or manning a stand, we would love to hear from you!

We organise shifts from 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm and 2pm-4pm each day. So if there is a day and time slot that you are interested in please let us know.

Please call 4738252, email, or private message us!

Volunteers wanted in Queenstown!

Wednesday October 15th, 2014

SPCA Otago is calling for volunteers with a retail background to be involved in the launch of a new Op Shop in Queenstown.

The volunteer roles will involve manning of the Op Shop, retail sales, stock management and security.

If you have relevant experience and are able to commit to a regular shift, please phone Shirlene on 03 4492320, 0274361028 or email

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