How to Help

How you can make a difference


There are many ways you can help care for the thousands of unwanted animals that come into Whangarei SPCA each year:-
- Make a donation

- Join the CARE programme

- Volunteer at our Second Chance Op Shop

- Help with fundraising

- Become a member

- Make a bequest

- Volunteer your time

Become a Donor

You can become a Donor by either

1) Completing the Donation Form and mailing it to us

2) You can contact us to send you a form

3) Internet bank your donation to the SPCA, 0ur Bank Account details are

ASB Bank Ltd Whangarei
Whangarei Branch RNZSPCA

SPCA - Donation - Website
Particulars -Code - Refence

Join the CARE programme

CARE For Their Future is a monthly donation programme done by automatic bank payment or credit card payment. As little as $20.00 a month can help save lives.


We are looking for people who can help us save lives by fostering 'special needs' animals until they are ready for homes.
- Young animals

- Old animals

- Sick animals (each case is different, but you may need to have no other cats/dogs in your home if you are taking in a sick animal)

- Dogs with behavioural problems that need special care and training to help rehabilitate them

- Special needs animals e.g. on medication/post surgery

- Long term stay animals - ones who need a holiday from the SPCA

Foster criteria does apply. If you think you can help please download our foster agreement and bring it into the centre in Kioreroa Road or give us a call on (09)4389161

NB All foster costs are covered by the SPCA.

Volunteers needed to help with our Second Chance Op Shop

In February 2010 we opened Second Chance, an op shop raising money to help fund our animal welfare work, our vet costs, our education program.

We now have 2 Second Chance Op Shops, one at 32 Commerce Street, Whangarei, one on the corner of Kamo Road and Lilian Street. We are looking for volunteers who can offer a couple of hours (or more) a week working in either shop. If you are able to help please ring Sally or Anna on (09)4389168.

Help with fundraising

Can you spare a couple of hours a month at the weekend? We need people to help with BBQ’s, Street Appeals and other fundraising activities throughout the year. We need your help to raise the money to save lives.

Make a Bequest

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your much loved pet and companion should anything happen to you?

Why not bequeath your pet to Whangarei SPCA in your will?

We will take care of your much loved pet and companion, guaranteeing to do everything that is in their best interest. Whilst we will endeavour to find a new home for your pet, we are unable to make any promises.

You may like to leave a legacy or bequest to Whangarei SPCA in your will. This can be a sum of money, property or possessions that you would like to see used for the benefit of animals in the future.

You can contact us for a Bequest Form or for more information.

Volunteer your time

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the SPCA. They are the amazing people who donate their time helping us care for the animals, they help with the maintenance of the centre keeping it looking tidy, an inviting place for people to visit.

If you can help with maintenance/washing/lawns please give us a call, we have an opening for you right now.

We get a lot of enquiries from people who want to work with the animals which is wonderful. Because of the special needs of many of the animals, the risks of cross infection of diseases and the health and safety regulations we now have a volunteer orientation and training program before you are able to join the team. Our orientation intake dates are March, June and September. If we have vacancies within the animal areas outside of the orientation intakes they will be advertised here.
SPCA Volunteer Application Form