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March 23, 2012

Crimp gives $1m to SPCA shelter

Invercargill businessman Louis Crimp has donated $1 million to the SPCA to build a new city animal shelter.

Mr Crimp had previously donated $200,000 to the SPCA to fund cat desexing and animal cruelty inspection programmes.

SPCA manager Mary Bradley said the present shelter, off Bluff Highway, was becoming increasingly dilapidated and cold.

"In winter it's very stressful for the volunteers and animals ... it's past its use-by date."

The SPCA set up Animal Ark in 2009 to raise money for a new centre.  MORE>>

Committee member Kate Buchanan said it had now raised $1.4m.

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