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SPCA forecast to lose $1,000,000 in income

The SPCA is needing help to keep the shelters open. Image: SPCA Tauranga Facebook.

SPCA centres are calling on the community to help them stay open.

"With the COVID-19 situation changing daily, there are many things we still don’t know. Over the past week our team have been working tirelessly to ensure that SPCA can still provide New Zealand’s most vulnerable animals with the vital care that they need," says a post on Facebook.

"Sadly, what we do know is that COVID-19 is having an unimaginable impact on our services and our ability to raise funds - and that now, more than ever, we need your help to keep SPCA Centres open.

"We can – and we must – pull through. But we can’t do it without you."

With all of the SPCA's op shops now closed, all fundraising activities grounding to a halt, it forecast that SPCA is looking at a loss of income of $1,000,000.

"SPCA receive very little government funding and nearly all of our costs are covered by the generous donations of people like you. Please will you give to help save innocent animal lives?

"As an essential service, we will continue to care for the animals and to take in sick, injured and neglected animals with nowhere else to go.

"The need is greater now than ever before. Please help us keep our doors open and protect sick, abused, and neglected animals during and beyond COVID-19 by donating today: https://www.spca.nz/donate/covid"

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