The Royal New Zealand Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) is a voluntary organisation which provides help to animals and owners 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Their mission is to advance the welfare of all animals in New Zealand by:
- preventing cruelty to animals
- alleviating the suffering of animals
- and promoting their policies through education and advocacy
After the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, SPCA Canterbury worked tirelessly to rescue, treat, and find animals as well as offer temporary care to animals whose owners were forced to evacuate their homes. This collection holds photographs of SPCA Canterbury's post-quake work, the Pet Emergency Plan they put together for owners after the earthquakes, and their media releases.