Charge against prominent Northland animal rescuer withdrawn

Prominent Northland animal rescuer Summer Johnson says a charge laid against her over the alleged theft of a dog were “a complete waste of her time and taxpayer money”. Johnson, from Kawakawa, was charged with theft of an animal after refusing to return an injured dog to its owners. Sheba, a rottweiler cross, was found […]

Woman convicted of animal ill-treatment in Aus faces NZ charges

An animal breeder who changed her name and moved to New Zealand after being convicted of animal abuse in Australia is now being charged with abuse once again. The SPCA has confirmed it has filed 18 charges under the Animal Welfare Act against Lena Duncan for the alleged mistreatment of more than a dozen horses. […]

Convicted animal abuser denies wrongdoing in interview

Warning: Some people may find images in this story upsetting. A woman convicted of animal abuse in South Australia is now living under a new name in New Zealand and is, once again, under investigation for mistreating animals. By Sunday’s Mava Moayyed The SPCA confirmed it’s looking into Lena Duncan for alleged breaches of the […]

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