What Can We Help With?

If you have concerns about an animal being neglected or treated with cruelty, please contact your nearest SPCA centre.

SPCA is the organisation tasked with upholding the Animal Welfare Act 1999 in New Zealand.  Unfortunately, they are the only ones with legal powers.

If you have no luck, please contact us and we’ll see what we can do.

We understand that life is tough so we have an open door policy when it comes to cats.  

Desexed cats can be privately rehomed responsibly so we do encourage you to try this first.  After all, you know them better than anybody else.  If this can’t be done, they are welcome at Paws 4 Life but there is a mandatory donation of at least $60 to help offset their initial costs to the charity (vet check, dental work, vaccination, microchipping etc.).

Get in touch to organise a time to bring them in.

We understand that life is tough so we have an open door policy when it comes to cats.  

There is no mandatory donation for owned cats that aren’t desexed but we do encourage you to contribute what you can to offset what the charity will have to spend on them before they’re rehomed (vet checks, desexing, vaccination, microchipping etc.).

Get in touch to organise a time to bring them in.

Sure can!  We can take in all of your kittens, and help you access subsidised desexing for your cat if you’re unable to afford it.  Get in touch to make a plan.

The first step is to make sure they’re actually stray.  A stray cat doesn’t have an owner or anybody to look after them.  Have a chat to your neighbours, pop up a post on social media (the New Zealand Lost Pet Register has a huge reach), and pop them into any vet clinic or shelter to be checked for a microchip at no cost.

If you can’t find an owner, please get in touch to organise a time to bring them into the shelter.  

If they are vulnerable (very young, very old, sick, or injured) bring them in immediately and we’ll care for them while an owner is located.

We’ve got a number of humane traps that we’re happy to lend to the public. These traps are in high demand and are generally only lent out for 48 hours at time.  There are a few rules – any unowned cat that gets trapped comes to us, and the cat’s welfare is our utmost priority.

If the cat is an unfriendly or wild teenager or adult, we do encourage a donation of $40 per cat.  If you need to borrow a trap, please get in touch.

Unfortunately, this happens all of time.  Get in touch and we can organise to get them into care.

As we rely solely on foster homes to care for dogs, space is extremely limited.  Get in touch to see if we can help.