New Zealand Dog News

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March 06, 2008

Puppies and kittens killed in shelters

Increasingly strapped for cash and low on volunteers, SPCA shelters are having to put down healthy kittens and puppies they can not find homes for .

The organisation put down 29,484 of the 59,654 animals they received in 2006 , SPCA chief executive Robyn Kippenberger told NZPA. About five percent of them were healthy.

"We don't just indiscriminately euthanise animals, we keep them if we possibly can," Ms Kippenberger said.

"However, when we produce too many animals to be rehomed, and we can't find people to home them, then we can't hold them indefinitely."

SPCA protocols around euthanasia dictate that generally any sick animal, or any animal deemed a threat to children or other animals, has less chance of survival than the rest. MORE>>

2 Comments:

  • At 10:33 AM, Blogger Jake the Mess said…

    Well there PR leaves something to be desired, I emailed SPCA to volunteer my time, and have yet to have the courtesy of a reply!

     
  • At 11:04 AM, Blogger Natalie said…

    Remember that sometimes emails go funny... in cyberspace.

    You might want to give them a ring. I hope you can volunteer your services.

     

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