Story: Pets

SPCA inspector at work

SPCA inspector at work

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) inspector Alf Benning carries cages of wild cats, captured near the Beehive (New Zealand’s Parliament buildings, in Wellington) in 1977. As well as helping to enforce animal welfare legislation, inspectors intervene to prevent the suffering of wild and stray animals.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/0979/23A

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Pets - Animal welfare history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Nov 2008