About the SPCA

We are New Zealand’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, with 39 centres across the country and over 45,000 animals coming through our centres each year.

The SPCA is the only charity with the power to protect all animals including prosecuting people under the Animal Welfare Act 1999. With under one percent government funding, we rely heavily on the generosity of those who choose to make a difference.

Our organisation’s founding ethos is ‘to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves’. With your support, we deliver this every day through our vision, values and policies.


Want to know more about our Wellington Centre, our history and upcoming events? Please follow the links below.

SPCA | Wellington Centre


SPCA upcoming events