Waikato SPCA is "overflowing" with rescue dogs, so its dog adoption drive has come at the ideal time.
From tomorrow until August 19, the SPCA has a 40 per cent discount off the normal cost of adopting a puppy or dog (normal adoption criteria apply).
Newly appointed centre manager Catherine Fletcher said the centre had rescue dogs of all ages and sizes. "The price of adoption includes desexing, worm and flea treatment, micro chipping and the first vaccination," she says.
The dog adoption drive may help kick-start one of Catherine's goals - to rehome more animals. Generating more funding and recruiting more volunteers are two other key areas that need to be addressed at the centre.
The organisation relies on volunteers and Catherine is actively recruiting more fosterers and people who are willing to volunteer in all areas of the centre.
She is grateful for money that has been donated lately. A $3000 grant from the ANZ Staff Foundation will be used for desexing dogs; two other grants - $1800 from Z Te Rapa and $2700 from PlaceMakers Clarence Street - will be used for the centre's running costs.
SPCA's national fundraising initiative, Cupcake Day, will be held on August 27. "Whatever money is raised in the region comes back to us, so we would love as many people as possible to visit the Cupcake Day website and register to be part of it," says Catherine. Visit www.spcacupcakeday.co.nz.
The desexing van will be based at Waikato SPCA from September 3-21. To book in, or find out more about volunteering at the centre, phone 847-4868.