Staff shortage at Hastings SPCA

By AMY SHANKS

Despite rumours the Hastings SPCA is facing closure, staff say they have no plans to shut up shop - now or in the future.
But the SPCA has had to stop taking on more animals due to staff shortages.
"The Hastings SPCA is down to just two staff, that's why they are not taking in any animals," SPCA team leader Natalie Morgan said.
"Those two have put in some fearsome hours over the Christmas and New Year period - they deserve a gold medal for their efforts."
Hastings SPCA manager Bruce Cato said space was also an issue.
"There are only a couple of small cages free. Other than that we are full to the brim."
In December the Hastings SPCA was forced to suspend its after-hours services due to the loss of a staff member to the Napier branch.
While the search for a replacement continues the Napier SPCA will attend any emergency calls.
People who need the service can still contact the Hastings SPCA to be passed on to another branch or provided with details of an emergency vet.

- Hawkes Bay Today

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