Committed to the welfare of pets

Animates helps SPCA home more than 15,000 pets.

Seven-year SAVING LIVES partnership going from strength to strength.


We are so proud to work with the SPCA as together we have helped find 15,083 rescue pets homes through Animates adoptions (as of 02/06/2017).

To help the overflow of pets that the SPCA receive nationwide, we place kittens, cats, puppies, and rabbits at our stores nationwide to help give them a second chance. Animates covers all costs on transporting and flying our SPCA pets via Air New Zealand into new areas, and with doing so we can assist many small regional centres with expanding the available community looking to adopt a new pet.

With every pet we get from the SPCA the adoption fees go towards supporting the SPCA with the costs of running their charities. From feeding , health checks on pets, administering vet care, providing community education, rehabilitation, property and housing costs, and supporting their team members and volunteers.

When these pets are placed in our care they have dedicated team members on board to ensure they always have a clean enclosure, lots of fun toys, fresh water, premium food and veterinary care available for them as needed., and of course plenty of love, cuddles and socialisation until they find their forever homes!

SPCA CEO Ric Odom says the long-running partnership with Animates has been invaluable to SPCAs across New Zealand. “It has provided the SPCA with additional outlets to ensure the animals in our care have the best chance of finding a new home by bringing them closer to the public. Together Animates and the SPCA look forward to finding homes for another 10,000 pets in the years to come.”


Over the years we have run a range of charity fundraisers to support SPCA’s nationwide. We do this through many ways including:

  • Offering our stores for fundraising including BBQ’s and specific awareness days (e.g. Outreach Therapy)
  • Participating in SPCA Cup Cake Day
  • Promotion awareness e.g. desexing days
  • Nationwide fundraisers
  • Since 2010 our customers have donated over $1.3 million towards the SPCA and we are so incredibly proud to be a part of this.

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