SPCA puts the call out for collectors for Annual Street Appeal

28 January 2021


The SPCA is calling for big-hearted Kiwis across New Zealand to collect much-needed funds for animals during their 2021 Annual Street Appeal in March. 


Hundreds of animal-loving volunteers will take to the streets between March 1-7 to raise funds for New Zealand’s sick, abandoned, and abused animals. SPCA’s Street Appeal is the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for animals in need. SPCA was fortunate last year to be able to hold their annual fundraising drive just weeks before the country went into the first lockdown.


This year, volunteers in 25 towns and cities across the country will be taking part, with 1000 volunteers needed in Auckland alone. SPCA Chief Executive Andrea Midgen says volunteers are the lifeblood of the organisation and she has no doubt that animal lovers will not only donate their time to collect for SPCA, but donate generously as well.


“We are so fortunate to have a wonderful network of people throughout New Zealand who donate their time year after year to collect for us, however we do need more people to join the team in 2021.”


Signing up for two hours of collecting makes a lifetime difference for neglected and injured animals across the country. Pets are welcome to join in on the fun, with dogs, goats, horses and even a llama and a chicken accompanying their owners in the past and taking part to encourage donations from generous Kiwis.


Volunteers are needed for the Tauranga and Bay of Plenty Region. To register, head to www.spca.nz