Animal Welfare

Animal neglect and abuse

Phone: (03) 547 7171
Emergency After Hours: 027 436 9243
Please note:
Outside office hours we relay on volunteers so please note this is an emergency service only.

  • If you think an animal is being abused, neglected or mistreated in any way, please call us immediately – that’s what we’re here for.
  • We have staff on-call 24 hours, 7 days a week.
  • If not urgent please email your concerns with your contact details to:
  • Email: welfare@nelsonspca.co.nz
  • nb. Emails are not checked daily so for urgent cases please phone.
  • All complaints are dealt with confidentially
  • If you have a barking or wandering stock complaint please telephone your nearest counil
  • Nelson City Council telephone 03 546 0200
  • Tasman District Council telephone 03 543 8400
  • Marine Mammals DOC 03 546 9335 or 0800 362 468
  • Native Species 03 548 6166