We post news of our events as they come up. If you or anyone you know would like to help arrange a fundraising event, then please get in touch

SPAW Annual Appeal

Appeals provide much needed funding to ensure we can continue providing free veterinary aid to South Pacific island animals. There are several ways you can help:

During the 2nd week of August each year, we are asking our supporters to really get behind our cause and make a huge difference to the lives of island animals. If you have a few hours to spare on one of our community sites collecting gold coin donations for our cause, then please get in touch.

You can help by:

  • Volunteering at one of our street appeal locations
  • Hosting an event in your home, community or work place to raise money for SPAW
  • Donate items for us to auction and raffle off during that week
  • Tell your friends about us and ask them to make a donation to our cause

To help in your local town or city email Louise our Fundraising Manager at – she would love to hear from you.

SPAW Previous Events

Tinsel Paws



Make your Christmas function a Tinsel Paws Christmas function.

Tinsel Paws registrants receive a Tinsel Paws event pack which includes;

  • A tinsel paws donation box
  • Christmas tinsel and Christmas bunting for decoration
  • Christmas balloons
  • Christmas serviettes

December is a time for festivities and cheer. A time to gather friends, family and work colleagues to celebrate the year past and to look ahead into the new year of 2019.

SPAW is also reflecting on our year currently and looking forward to 2019. We have a lot planned and hope to provide free veterinary services to around 2,500 animals who would otherwise receive no veterinary care.

We are asking businesses, veterinary clinics and supporters all around New Zealand and overseas to hold a Tinsel Paws event in December to raise funds to help us provide free veterinary care to these 2,500 dogs, cats, horses, pigs, goats, chickens and cows.

So, set a date, gather your friends, family and work colleagues and have some Christmas cheer while helping animals in need.

We will send everyone who holds a Tinsel Paws event a certificate of thanks and we hope to share all events on our Facebook page and website.

Download our tinsel paws poster to help gather some support. Feel free to share with friends and colleagues.

Tinsel Paws Poster 1

We are a New Zealand based organisation founded because of our strong historical and cultural connections to the Pacific plus a very real need to provide this service. Quite simply, animals need our help – to be a voice to better their lives in whatever way we can. Welcome to our journey.

Contact SPAW
Telephone   + 64 27 527 3642


South Pacific Animal Welfare is a registered charity in New Zealand.

Our registration number is: CC46408