We will soon be starting a database of known animal abusers - because not only is the need for one in this country WELL OVER DUE - but there is a dire URGENCY to have one in place to PROTECT VULNERABLE ANIMALS FROM FALLING INTO THE WRONG HANDS!!!
Very soon (once our data-base is set up) You will be able to simply type the name of the name of the person you are concerned about into the space provided below, and NZAP will respond ASAP as to whether that person's name is on our database (This also is to protect the names of people who in fact may be innocent or if they have been wrongly accused) so their names will remain classified on our database, unless they have been prosecuted and if it has already been made public, then their names will appear on the public list.
Name to check:
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PLEASE take note when advertising to re-home animals, partiicularly on any social media platforms, Trade Me, etc and when advertising them for "Free" or even "Free to a GOOD Home" you are in fact (even unwittingly) placing that animal in a hugely vulnerable position!
While many people may present online (or even in person) as very genuine sounding animal lovers- some of those individuals are also running dog fighting rings, looking for animals to use as "bait" , hoarding animals in unsanitary conditions, or may be generally abusive or simply irresponsible owners!
So always use your deepest intuition and trust your GUT FEELING, ALWAYS TRY AND MEET THE PERSON first if possible, and ask the right questions!!
If you have any information with regards to any person you KNOW has either been convicted or prosecuted of abusing (ANY animal, no matter what species the animal may be) whether currently or in the past, PLEASE contact us with the information below, so that we can begin our data-base to warn others not to re-home animals to the individuals listed
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the laws around defamation we need to be VERY careful and conscious of placing names on the public list - if there isn't enough evidence to support.
We cannot promise that the name of the person you send to us will be added to the list - but please rest assured the information will be seriously looked at and will stay classifed on our records at this end, until we can have it further investigated by an animal welfare inspector or an animal welfare lawyer.
We also would like to reassure you that ALL messages sent through this form below will remain in the utmost of CONFIDENCE ( Neither your name or your email address will be disclosed to anyone) and that is our absolute promise.
Name of Person
Nature of the abuse
Was the individual prosecuted?
Evidence - Any photographic or video evidence?
If you have any information with regards to any person you KNOW has either been convicted or prosecuted of abusing (ANY animal, no matter what species the animal may be) PLEASE contact us with the information below, so that we can begin our data-base RIGHT HERE on this page!