Saving Animals & Finding Homes
Animal welfare and care in Opotiki has been around since 1961, when several like minded people started fostering dogs in their back gardens, it progressed in 1972 to a SPCA building based on Duke Street where the current pound is. Volunteers fed and cleaned Opotiki District Pound dogs as part of its daily routine and to fund its operation. This continued until 2014 when SPCA moved across the road to its current position on 1 St John Street.
From 2014 to 14 December 2018 it operated as an SPCA under the National body. During 2017 the National body of SPCA decided that Opotiki could best be served from Whakatane’s centre with Inspectors travelling from Rotorua or Tauranga.
We of course knew better, that Opotiki needed a day to day face, to help guide people to the best help for their pets, a continued desexing programme, a homing centre for stray felines, and anything else we could offer. OSCA was up and running on 15 December 2018.
OSCA is to celebrate it’s first birthday 2019 being very proud of its achievements in its first year of operation.
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.