How to adopt an animal from the SPCA
- Come into Nelson SPCA and meet some of the cats available for adoption.
- Select the cat you would like to adopt (or the cat selects you!) and pay the adoption fee which includes desexing and first vaccination (if required) plus up-to-date worm and flea treatment
If the cat is already de-sexed:
Take the cat home and keep inside for ten days.
If the cat is not yet desexed...
Nelson SPCA will book the cat in for a desexing operation with a local veterinarian and you can collect the cat from the vet once its done.
Keep the cat inside for ten days.
- Contact Nelson SPCA and fill out Foster/Adoption Rules Form and Dog Application. These are sent to the SPCA Manager for approval.
- If your application is approved, you are then able to foster a dog for a few days. You can view the available dogs during opening hours Monday to Friday.
If you get on
Pay the adoption fee and register the dog at Nelson SPCA. The adoption fee covers the cost of de-sexing, first vaccinations plus up-to-date worm and flea treatments. You can also pay an additional fee to have your dog microchipped.
If you don't
Return the dog to Nelson SPCA and talk to staff about the kind of pet you're looking for.
- From time to time we have larger animals in the Centre that need good homes such as pigs and goats. To take one of these away you will need to have plenty of well fenced land, a good shelter, and water on tap!
- We don't sell our larger animals so they can become dinner! Pigs of all sizes can be great pets and wonderful garbage disposal systems. The right type of goat can be used for milking and if not they all have great characters and will make excellent additions to your small holding or farm. Come in and see us to discuss what you're looking for.
Come into Nelson SPCA and meet some of the small animals available for adoption.
This could include rabbits, guinea pigs, rats, chickens or even the odd turtle! Make sure you have adequate housing for them at home.
- Select the animal you would like to adopt and pay the adoption fee. You'll be supplied with information on feeding and care.