• Jen Radich, General Manager of the Northern Region of the SPCA, with Hillcrest Lions' member Marlene and President Kris Morrish.

Local Lions' Roaring Support for New SPCA Centre

Hillcrest Lions Club has been praised for getting behind a project to build a North Auckland Centre for the SPCA. 

Located in Hobsonville, the satellite centre is is expected to open early in 2019; helping a further 4,000 animals each year. “A big thank you to Hillcrest Lions for their help in making this much needed Centre a reality,” says SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen. "We’re very excited about the difference this Centre will make for Auckland’s animals.” 

The Centre will house a team of four Inspectors, fostering services, adoption services for cats and dogs and a veterinary clinic which will provide basic health care for SPCA animals. More serious medical issues will be treated at the Mangere Village which will continue to be the main centre. It will mean SPCA can save more lives, provide more temporary homes, more forever homes and an Inspectorate who can quickly reach and respond to animals and work in the local community to prevent cruelty.  The SPCA is continuing to fundraise for the Centre. 

President of the Hillcrest Lions Kris Morrish said: "We are delighted to donate $15,000 to support the SPCA’s valuable work and the development of the new North Auckland Centre.  Our support of the new SPCA satellite centre in Hobsonville is the perfect Centennial Legacy Project for Hillcrest Lions and will serve as a permanent celebration of the centennial of Lions International."

If you are interested in learning more about Hillcrest Lions and what we do, you are invited to our forthcoming information evening on Wednesday 18 April 2018 at 7pm at Glenfield Memorial Hall, Hall Road, Glenfield. 

Please phone Marlene on 09 443 5955 to confirm your attendance for catering purposes.

Issue 87 May 2018