Welcome to SPCA Canterbury
We have been proudly serving the animals and community of Canterbury for over 140 years. Our core purpose is to prevent the cruelty and suffering of animals through education and enforcement. We are dedicated to ensuring all animals have the right to receive proper and sufficient care - "The Five Freedoms".
Each year we rescue, rehabilitate and rehome thousands of lost, sick, injured, abused and abandoned animals. The cost of operating this service is in excess of $2 million per annum. SPCA Canterbury is not government funded and relies on the generosity of the community to meet these needs by way of donations, sponsorship and bequests. We appreciate your support! Click here to watch our short Centre introduction movie.
Project 2nd Chance is our new appeal, raising funds to rebuild our dog rehabilitation unit. Click on the logo for more info.
"Paws in the Park" - Sunday 16 March, 11am - 3pm at The Groynes. Join us for a fun family day out with your four-legged friend and help raise funds for our Project 2nd Chance Appeal. Stalls and entertainment will include; Dog displays, pampered pooch competition, SPCA stall, OpShop 'sale' tent and much more! Click here for details.
"Rumble in the Rubble" - Friday 4th April. "The clash of the Christchurch rebuilders". We are proud to be the charity recipients of this open-air boxing fight night event with contenders from 16 different companies, all contributing to the Christchurch rebuild. With proceeds of ticket/table sales and the charity auction supporting our Project 2nd Chance appeal, we encourage you to grab your ticket today and enjoy an exciting night out - for a fantastic cause! For more details click here.