South Pacific Animal Welfare, popularly referred to as SPAW, is a registered New Zealand Charity founded in 2010 to deliver free veterinary care to our neighbouring South Pacific Islands. Our close geographical and cultural connection to the islands we work with, is the reason we were founded. There are often no veterinarians on South Pacific islands, other than volunteers. SPAW’s programme was introduced to the Kingdom of Tonga in 2010, to Niue in 2011 and we have partnered with welfare groups in Samoa, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
SPAWs islands include:
The Kingdom of Tonga (including Tongatapu and Vava’u), Niue, Samoa (Upolu and Sava’ii), Fiji (Nadi and Taveuni) and we have partnered with the Cook Islands SPCA. Our programme is constantly evolving with new opportunities coming to light each year.
We are based out of New Zealand, with volunteer experiences for Veterinarians, Vet Nurses and sometimes we will have opportunities for students to participate.
Wildlife, Cattle, Sheep/goats, Horses, Cats, Dogs, Avian