We're thrilled to be teaming up with our friends at SPCA for the SPCA Reading Challenge. When we asked young readers about their other hobbies, so many of them told us of their love for animals. Kiwi kids love reading, but they also love pets and wildlife!
SPCA provides a free education programme to schools, including a series of Learn-to-read storybooks.
The cute animal characters that lead our Readerboard teams come from the SPCA Kid's Education Portal. You can find them here, and learn more about caring for a wide range of different animals.
All About SPCA:
SPCA - Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
SPCA helps protect almost 40,000 animals in New Zealand every year. Animals who are sick, injured, lost, abused or simply abandoned. SPCA is a charity organisation who have been operating in New Zealand for over 140 years, and have lots of centres across New Zealand.
SPCA works with the community to help protect animals in five key ways:
Prevent Cruelty & Educate
Educating New Zealanders on how to best look after their animals and give them the love and respect they deserve.
Rescuing animals who have been in an accident, abused, neglected, abandoned or caught up in a natural disaster.
Providing essential care and medical treatment to animals that are sick and injured, as well as routine health checks, vaccinations, microchips and desexing.
Shelter, Rehome & Reunite
Providing a safe place for sick, injured, abandoned and abused animals. When the animal is ready we find them a new forever home.
SPCA is the only charity with the legal powers to help animals in need and bring animal offenders to justice under the Animal Welfare Act 1999.