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.
- SPCA Canterbury's Earthquake Experience
- A document produced by SPCA Canterbury describing their experiences after the 4 September 2010 earthquake.
- Pet Emergency Plan
- A document produced by SPCA Canterbury outlining a plan for pet owners to follow in order to prepare for a disaster.
- Animal Inside Sticker
- A sticker produced by SPCA Canterbury for residents to stick on their doors, indicating that there is an animal inside the property. This was produced after the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes to help emergency personnel determine whether an animal is inside the building.
- SPCA Canterbury Appeals to Landlords on Behalf of Christchurch Pets
- A media release produced by the General Manager of SPCA Canterbury appealing to landlords to "show some flexibility and empathy towards Canterbury pet owners needing accommodation".
- SPCA Offers Free Desexing for Canterbury Pets
- A media release produced by the General Manager of SPCA Canterbury about the SPCA's "Desex in the City" campaign which offered to desex cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in Christchurch for free after the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The campaign was created in order to help reduce unwanted animal numbers in Christchurch.
- SPCA Canterbury Photographs
- Photographs of the SPCA Canterbury team working to rescue, find, and treat lost animals after the 22 February 2011 earthquake.
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