Registered Animal Charities

Do you need to surrender a pet?

The best place to surrender your pet, is your local SPCA or pet rescue.

This takes the stress away from you having to find a new home.
It is important your pet goes to a loving, safe home.

All potential owners will be vetted by the rescues and SPCA, to make sure your pet goes to a good home.

Adopt or Help

If you want to help make a difference in an animals life, why not support one or more of these amazing places helping our lost animals.

Rescues & Charities

9 Lives Orphanage

Our mission is to care for and rehabilitate injured, sick and scared cats and kittens; and to re-home these once stray and abandoned animals into loving forever homes.

Angel's Kitten Rescue North Shore

Angel's Kitten Rescue NS rescue, foster, desex, and find forever homes for abandoned, orphaned & homeless kittens. They are members of the Auckland Community Cat Coalition Incorporated.

Animal Re-Homing

It is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of animals ranging from mice to horses. We believe all species are entitled to live out the full length of their natural life spans either in their native environment or in the loving care of their human protectors.

Chained Dog Rehabilitaion & Rehoming

Chained Dog Rehabilitation & Rehoming are a registered charity (CC54833) that work with owners of life chained dogs to help improve their lives, and provide the tools so they can become responsible dog owners. We are a team of nationwide volunteers who educate and empower these owners to help improve their dogs living conditions.

Copper Cat Rescue

Kitten and Cat Rescue, from Auckland to as far up north as Horek

Every Cat Counts

We are a non profit cat rescue in Papakura South Auckland, focusing solely on stray kittens / cats

Folley Farm Rescue

Folley Farm Animal Sanctuary is a nonprofit organisation, based in Karaka, Auckland.

Franklin Cat Rescue

Franklin Cat Rescue gives stray, abandoned and community cats & kittens a chance for a new life.

Fur Paws Sake

A rescue located in Takanini, South Auckland.
Their main goal is to trap and desex, wild and unowned cats in the community, to help reduce the population of unwanted kittens. They also try to tame and rehome cats and kittens where they possibly can.

Gutter Kitties

Gutter Kitties is Auckland's largest no-kill cat rescue, run by volunteers, and relying entirely on donations to make a difference to the lives of Auckland's street cats.

Hope Rescue South Auckland

Where a little hope, becomes a home.
Hope Rescue South Auckland help animals in need, unwanted, abused, stray or abandoned. They pride themselves on being a no-kill shelter

Kitten Haven

Based in West Auckland. We help give kittens a safe haven - to improve their health and well-being. We socialise and find loving forever homes for them. Some are stray with wild mums, some are abandoned and some their owners are unable to care for them.

Orphaned Kitten Rescue

Self-funded rescue based in Onehunga, Auckland
All kittens available for adoption will be desexed, vaccinated and microchipped

Pet Whisperer Rescue

Pet Whisperer rescue put their hearts into Rescuing, Rehabilitating and Rehoming stray and abandoned pets who need love and compassion

Southland Greyhound Adoption

It's not easy getting straight answers from the greyhound racing industry but the GPLNZ is dedicated to getting the tragic facts out in the open.

Paws For Life

Paws 4 Life Charitable Trust is a Registered Charity that began in 2010 due the increasing numbers of people and animals needing help within the Waikato.

Paw Justice Pet Rescue

Giving animals a second chance at life.

Pixies Pets Resort and Rescue

Charmaine, Dirk, Heike and the rest of the Pixie team are passionate about dogs. Pixie Doggie Hotel has been pampering their guest since it was established in 2010.

Saving Hope Foundation

The Saving Hope Foundation is registered Charitable Trust set up in July 2017 that won’t stop growing. Since its start Saving Hope has rescued, rehabilitated and re-homed over 1,000 dogs and puppies in the last 30 months alone.

The Animal Sanctury

The Sanctuary is an animal refuge run by Shawn Bishop and Michael Dixon in Matakana, New Zealand. We provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, and care for injured or orphaned native birds.

Wildlife Charities

Animal Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre

Every day and in every way, ARRC Wildlife Trust aims to improve the well-being of our communities’ wildlife, animals and natural environment.

Forest & Bird Aotearoa

Forest & Bird is New Zealand’s leading independent conservation organisation — protecting wildlife and wild places, on land and in the sea.

Project Jonah

We believe that both animals and people matter. Whilst the animals are central to what we do, it’s people that make our work possible. Find out more about our work.

Sea Shepherd NZ

Sea Shepherd New Zealand is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

The Yellow-Eyed Penguin Trust

The Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is a long established non-governmental organisation with a specific focus on the conservation of hoiho across its range.

World Animal Protection

All over the world, every day, thousands of wild animals are abused for entertainment. Taken from the wild and from their mothers, beaten into submission and forced to perform, made to live their whole lives in captivity – a life in entertainment is no life for a wild animal. It’s never-ending misery, loneliness and suffering. These animals desperately need you to stand by their side and protect them from cruelty, pain and exploitation. Please help end their suffering – become an Animal Protector today.


Auckland Puppy Rescue

Auckland Puppy Rescue was started in early 2014 and is a registered NZ charitable trust. Although there are a number of dog rescue groups in New Zealand, we saw a need for an organisation dedicated to puppies from newborn to 12 months of age. We are also passionate about desexing dogs to decrease the amount of unwanted puppies being born, and run a project to desex dogs in our community.

The Humane Society

The Humane Society of New Zealand Inc. endeavours to improve the situation of needy animals as it is made aware of them. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome.


Community Animal Research Education

To foster compassion and respect for all living beings and the environment by educating the community (particularly youth).

Paw Justice

Paw Justice has a zero-tolerance attitude towards animal abuse. It works with the community to reduce animal abuse and cruelty.


Let's give them a better life. Your support helps us to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals; and bring animal offenders to justice.



Helping you help animals (HUHA) is a charitable trust dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture.


Working towards a world where animals are understood and respected in such a way that they are no longer exploited, abused or made to suffer.

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