The SPCA is a nationwide non-profit organisation that is dedicated to the prevention of cruelty to animals. The Marlborough SPCA was established in 1946 and deals with around 500 surrendered animals each year at our animal centre located at Foxes Island, Renwick. We never turn away an animal in need of help. We rescue, rehabilitate and re-home abused, neglected and unwanted animals and where appropriate take prosecutions under the Animal Welfare Act.
The old centre was in Battys Road and was actually in the Inspector’s house. The centre moved to its current location in December 1987 at Foxes Island Road, Renwick which had been the home of Blenheim Zoo until 1985.
We do all of this from donations and fundraising activities in the Marlborough region.
Our mission is to advance the welfare of all animals in New Zealand by:
- preventing cruelty to animals;
- promoting the humane treatment of animals;
- alleviating suffering of animals; and
- promoting our policies through education and advocacy.
Saving Lives Philosophy
Marlborough SPCA has embraced the Saving Lives philosophy from National SPCA which is aimed in trying to save as many animal lives as possible and avoid any unnecessary euthanizing of animals. The steps towards this ultimate goal are really getting behind the de-sexing of animals, getting our adoption rates up and pet retention by owners.