WE DO & WHAT YOU CAN DO
We work closely with the local vet clinics who very kindly check on our injured/sick wildlife as necessary.
This is Alistair from Clive Cottage Veterinary Clinic being very careful of the talons on this beautiful bird.
SPCA Napier & Hastings will hold wildlife for us until we can pick them up.
We also work closely with The Department of Conservation (DOC).
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Summer Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Any sick or injured birds or wildlife, please take to local vet clinic for free assessment. They will contact us.
All other birds and wildlife, please drop off to the Hastings or Napier SPCA. We make a daily collection or organise drop-offs.
Wildlife phone number- 021-0239-1194
DOC: 0800-362- 468
Napier SPCA: 06 8357758
Hastings SPCA: 06 878 8733
PROGRAMS & PROJECTS.
The wildlife officers/trust members attempt to educate members of the public as much as possible over ways that they can help our bird and wildlife species. Whether it be in schools/kindergartens or public gala events, the message is the same.
There are many issues facing our wildlife. These can include housing/development encroaching on their space, assaults on wildlife at local parks, feeding the wrong food to the birds, rubbish not making it into the bin and more!
We are always looking for ways to reach out to the wider community and are constantly upskilling our staff to ensure the best care for any wildlife that is captured/rehabilitated and hopefully, released!!
Where possible, we really enjoy being out in the community and teaching people about what they can do to help our bird & wildlife species. We love meeting those people that have rescued an animal and are keen to see it looked after and hopefully released!
It's really important to talk with people and raise awareness of just how much pressure our wildlife is under and help people understand how they can help.
We love to spend time in early education environments, talking to the kids about our native birds and other wildlife. It's great to teach them what they can do to help protect and look after these animals. Our sessions at the schools are always interactive and fun!
If you are interested in having us visit your school, email and let us know!
Stop Wildlife Crime
Unfortunately there are times where someone (or a group) have abused some of our wildlife, particularly in local parks. We are really keen to help this stop and continue to attempt to educate people on their responsibilities around wildlife and how to respect them.
If you see anyone being mean to our wildlife species, please don't hesitate to report it to the police. If you feel that a wildlife species has been injured in any way, you can contact us and the SPCA.
Our wildlife officers have upskilled on marine wildlife, particularly whale and dolphin rescue. We also tend to call outs with the odd seal that recline on our beaches and also deal with a number of seabirds/shorebirds that have tangled in fishing line etc.
It's another opportunity to educate the public on picking up their rubbish at the beach and keeping control of their dogs, particularly around seals!
We would love to see more people putting their rubbish in the bin! Cutting the plastic rings off bottles, cutting plastic tear tabs off six packs and cutting the ear loops off disposable face masks. All of these things and more are having a dreadful impact on many birds.