The Rotorua SPCA has adopted a proactive approach to getting out into the community to encourage humane animal welfare practices to learners of all ages.

Through education, we are able to deliver practical information about animal care and well-being, share knowledge and experiences and, promote compassion and empathy through positive interaction with animals.

Education provides the opportunity to be truly ‘a voice for the animals’. Our aim is to improve the lives of all living creatures by promoting proper animal welfare and preventing animal cruelty in our communities.

We can arrange both Centre tours and educational talks for groups interested in learning more. Visits typically last about 45 minutes to an hour and can cover a diverse range of topics, including: the history of the SPCA, animal needs, animal welfare, pet overpopulation, building trust with people and animals, clicker training and more. In many cases, our visits fit into school curriculum. Special presentations can be designed for groups with more specific needs.

Specially selected SPCA animals are often brought along to meet people and reinforce the work we do and the special nature of the lives we help.

Education Aims:

  • Encourage empathy towards animals by providing an understanding of animal welfare.
  • Inspire students to effect positive change in the lives of animals.
  • Develop skills to enable students to interact with animals safely and happily.
  • Foster long term improvement in students relationships with animals, and in turn with people.

For further information and bookings, please contact us:

Geoff Rudsdale Email us:  Phone: (07) 349 2955

Your Pet & Your New Baby

Geoff Rudsdale joined the Rotorua SPCA back in October 2014.  From a successful international career in teaching Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge, and teaching skills to learners of all ages.

Geoff quotes Sue Fitzmaurice 'compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals can not be a good man '