Non-Profit Animal Care CentreAdopt a Cat
Opotiki Society for the Care of Animals provides a safe haven for unwanted and stray felines in our community. We provide health checks, desexing, vaccinations and micro-chipping, so these felines find a suitable new home.
Save an Animal
Adopting a Cat
OSCA is a newly formed group of like-minded people seeking to help animals in the district of Opotiki, Bay of Plenty. Our initial objective is to provide a safe haven for unwanted and stray felines in our community. Help our felines find a suitable new home.
Making a Donation
OSCA is a community based animal care facility, totally reliant on the generosity of the public for donations and assistance, there is a strong need for community funding to keep the door open for our community animals here in Opotiki.
What we do
OSCA is here to provide care for Opotiki’s companion pets where necessary. Between several of our passionate animal carers, we have years of experience in basic animal handling and general animal health.
We are here to head you in the right direction to mitigate any query, concern or problem you have regarding your pet.
Finding Cats a Home
We do our best to match you up with the right cat or kitten. Many will suit any family situation, however there is always one or two needing a more sensitive home where we seek that special family or conditions.
When we have a puppy for homing, there will be additional conditions, these can be discussed at the time of enquiry.
Desexing & Health
Desexing is our main focus and number one priority.
Benefits from desexing is well noted and can be looked at in more depth by researching websites or come speak to us in person about desexing your pet.
All animals under our care will leave the centre desexed or with a voucher to be desexed when old enough, this cost is part of our adoption fee. It applies to animals homed within Opotiki and out of town adoptions.
Part of our health care programme is a good worm and flea plan, it is explained at the time of adoption so a new owner can carry this on.
Vaccinations & Micro-chipping
All animals in our care will have one vaccination, this includes a health check by our local veterinarian. At the time of desexing or prior depending on the situation, our animals will be micro-chipped, OSCA will take care of the registration of the micro-chip on the NZ Companion Animal Register.
This is a very accessible Register and easy to use. Once an animal is homed it is up to the new owner to keep information updated on the Register.
One vaccination and the micro-chip plus registration are part of the adoption fee, along with the animal’s vet booklet.
What Drives Us
Our mission is to encourage, educate and make it easy to desex our community’s companion pets – this is achieved through helping the community with discounted desexing assistance and helping with co-ordination of the desexing.
Through our adoption process, our mission of rehoming animals to the right home, along with being desexed, had a vaccination, micro-chipped and registered is also most important to us.
OSCA is available 7 days a week and open 3 hours a day and available on mobile to assist with any advice, query or concern regarding companion animals.
Providing animal care education based on good knowledge and advice and providing a high level of care for all our animals is paramount to us, we will always do our best to achieve this.
What Drives Us
OSCA works alongside our local Veterinary clinic and Animal Control to continue promoting animal welfare policies through education and advocacy, at all times promoting the best animal welfare options.
As OSCA is open 7 days a week and all year round, it would not be hard to get involved somewhere. There are many ways you can get involved, whether it be at the centre on a day to day basis, donating financially, providing appropriate food, baking a cake, fundraising or collecting aluminium cans, adopting a pet from us, all contribute in some way to OSCA’s success.
Currently OSCA has a small team of dedicated volunteers and one paid staff member which ensures our centre is open everyday with animals fed and cleaned. Your involvement is most important to us, without community support, we would not be able to stay open.
If you are able to help in some way, please feel free to enquire, any new suggestions are always appreciated too.