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SPCA opens new Auckland shelter as neglected, abandoned animals increase

The SPCA opened a new facility at Hobsonville in Auckland yesterday.

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The new digs at Hobsonville are a game-changer, with animal health and happiness front of mind. Source: Seven Sharp

The society needs the room to house a growing number of neglected and abandoned animals, Seven Sharp reported.

The new digs are a game-changer - purpose-built, with animal health and happiness front-of-mind.

Auckland receives around 7500 animal welfare complaints every year.

The new shelter was only made possible through a large donation.

Carolyn Robinson meets the shelter's first residents and hears of New Zealand's poor animal abuse stats in the video above.