Dear Member,

I would like to share with you the information regarding an exciting change to the SPCA in New Zealand.

At the RNZSPCA Annual General Meeting on Saturday 17 June, SPCA delegates voted to form one organisation. Rotorua voted Yes as per the instructions of our members at our recent AGM. This decision will lead to the creation of one SPCA in New Zealand and will unite the SPCAs around the country into one future-focused national entity.

With your help and support, and by working together as one SPCA, we’ll be able to do more for our country’s most vulnerable animals.

 What are the benefits of one national SPCA?

  • From our furthest north centre to those in the deep south, we will share our resources to make sure that every vulnerable animal will get the best care the SPCA can provide - no matter where they are in the country
  • We will have one strategy and one voice
  • We can do more to prevent cruelty to animals in New Zealand through advocacy and education
  • We will be able to develop a stronger SPCA Inspectorate
  • As one organisation we’ll be able to access centralised funding opportunities and benefit from economies of scale  - enabling us to have the resources to do more for the animals

 Rotorua SPCA’s Special General Meeting

The RNZSPCA AGM vote was the first step in the process of creating one SPCA.

 As a valued member of Rotorua SPCA, you are invited to attend a Special General Meeting to discuss and make decisions on whether or not Rotorua SPCA intends to transfer in to One SPCA entity. Please find attached to this letter a notice of this Special General Meeting to be held on Monday 26 June at 6pm at the Education room, Rotorua SPCA shelter, 24 Old Taupo Rd. I do hope you can join us for this meeting.

 At this meeting we invite our members to vote on the following –

  1. Our intention to transfer into RNZSPCA to form One SPCA
  2. Whether or not Rotorua SPCA agrees to adopt the revised Branch Rules (attached) which will apply for the transition to One SPCA
  3. If (a) and (b) are supported, to authorise persons to sign the necessary documents and undertake the steps required to give effect to such decisions

 We encourage all members to attend this important meeting.

 I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your ongoing support. Your generosity makes such a difference to the lives of countless animals in Rotorua and the wider region.

If you have any questions about this journey to become one SPCA and what it means for our centre, please don’t hesitate to call our team on 349 2955 or email your enquiries to manager@rotoruaspca.org.nz

 Kind Regards

 Sue Kinsella

Centre Manager

Rotorua SPCA is a leader in animal welfare and we are committed to improving the lives of animals in our community. Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly to care for and protect animals across the Rotorua district, guided and inspired by our vision for the future.

Our Vision

That the Rotorua SPCA is the trusted advocate for animals and leads social change in our district so that all animals live according to the Five Freedoms’.

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst.
  • Freedom from discomfort.
  • Freedom from pain, injury and disease.
  • Freedom to express normal behaviour.
  • Freedom from fear and distress.

Mission

To encourage the humane treatment of all animals and to prevent cruelty which is being inflicted upon them.

 

Values

  •      To show Compassion and be Passionate about  animal welfare.
  •      To have animals and people Trust in us to make the best outcome for that animals care
  •      To demonstarte Integrity in all of our dealings with the public, other agencies and with sponsors
  •      Having the Courage to stand up and be counted for animals welfare
  •      Take Responsisiblity in all our decisions and follow through with
  •      Be part of a wider Team to combate animal cruelty, a local Team in our community and a work Team to pull together for the 
         best animal outcome