for life, animal welfare. Neuter and spay - it’s
the only way."
Humane Society of NZ Inc.
a pet from The Humane Society
Assistance for desexing in NZ
the Humane Society
and Pets on the Net
a pet from The
The Humane Society rescues and rehomes both
dogs and cats. Dogs are rescued from
Animal shelters when their seven day period
for claiming has ended and they are due for
Dogs are rehabilitated
according to their needs. They are fully vet
checked, treated for worms and fleas, vaccinated,
desexed, registered and microchipped. They are then
carefully rehomed following a detailed procedure and
The Humane Society advertises their
cats and dogs for
adoption on petsonthenet.co.nz. Click this link to
ad on petsonthenet and then
click "advertisers other listings" to
see a list of all Humane Society pets for adoption.
We recommend you check petsonthenet.co.nz daily for
new Humane Society pets for adoption, as dogs in
particular are quickly adopted in most instances.
Both dogs and cats are desexed prior to adoption and are fostered
in private homes with volunteer families until
adoption takes place. There is a very reasonable fee
to adopt which helps the Humane Society to cover
costs of desexing and caring for pets etc.
Humane Society is well known for adopting delightful
dogs, often purebreeds (no papers!) rescued
from death row at pounds, or rehomed due to owners
changed circumstances. There have been many happy
successful adoptions via petsonthenet.co.nz and the
You will of course have to be a good, responsible
owner prepared to provide for the needs of the dog
from annual registration to adequate fencing,
housing, love and attention and vet care etc over
the lifetime of your pet.
Desexing - A Humane Responsibility for Pet Owners
"There are not enough
homes now for pets, so why produce more?" quips Jill
of the Humane Society.
The Humane Society of NZ has desexing of pets as one
of their core aims. They provide fostering and
rehoming of needy dogs and cats.
All pets rehomed by the Humane Society are already
desexed. "The reason we do this is so we don't
promote the ongoing cycle. We're better off desexing
at our end than picking up the unwanted puppies and
kittens at the other end".
"Desexed pets are healthier too", says Jill. "A male
pup neutered between the age of 3 - 5 months will
not mark his territory, which is healthier and
cleaner and sometimes a "reason" people don't want
their dog later on. Neutered cats and dogs are far
less likely to a wander and then get hit by cars.
Females are less likely to develop mammary tumours
and males less likely to develop prostrate cancer."
Financial assistance for desexing in NZ
In genuine hardship
cases financial assistance towards the cost of
spaying or neutering a pet is available in New
Zealand from the Humane Society ie for those on low
incomes ie beneficiaries
etc. To enquire about an application for assistance
to desex your pet, please
write to the Humane Society. Or
the application form directly off their website
Pets on the Net and the Humane Society
Since April 2002 we've
provided ads at no charge via our "Pets
for Adoption" section which the Humane Society
have used with great success to rehome many pets in
"We get an awful lot of calls who say they saw a
pet for adoption on Pets on the Net. We also tell
people to use your website if they have lost or
found a pet. Even if the pet they called about is
already adopted, we can often find something else!
"We used to get three or four calls a week, now that
is up to three or four a day!"
Pets on the Net is excellent and has been
very beneficial to the Humane Society"
Jill, Humane Society of NZ Inc.
the Humane Society
The Society needs more
foster homes and more volunteers. We are only
hindered by a lack of active membership.
agree with our aims
and beliefs, please join
the Humane Society.
Humane Society Contact Details
462 Manukau Rd,
PO Box 29 060 Greenwoods Corner,
Phone 09 630 0510
Humane Society now have their own website and