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Friday, 19 April 2019 08:19 pm

WATCH: Pints going to the dogs as profits given to SPCA

AN odd partnership between the SPCA and a brewery is pouring 300 litres of beer into supporting animals.

Wellington’s SPCA has received 100 percent of the profits made off Blackdog Brewery’s latest beer called Going To The Dogs.

Blackdog Brewery bar manager Laura Mckay says brewer Dale Cooper and his wife Angela have a lot to do with the SPCA and wanted to do something special to contribute.

“Basically they foster kittens for the SPCA and really wanted to take it one step further and donate to them by brewing a beer, and all proceeds from this beer will go on to them.”

The blond ale was launched at an event in the Blair St bar and guests were invited to bring their pets along to help celebrate.

As a charity the SPCA receives only one percent of its funding from the New Zealand government and the money is allocated only for farm complaints.

Chief executive Iain Torrance says the funding is a small drop in the ocean as it costs about $35 million a year to run the 47 SPCAs across the country.

“It’s the New Zealand community that funds the entire rest of that funding.”

Mr Torrance says the SPCA could not operate without donations they receive from the public, and the gestures of businesses like Blackdog Brewery.

“Without them doing that we wouldn’t be here to survive, we couldn’t help the 6000 animals a year that we do, we couldn’t respond to the 5000 complaints that we do, without that community support.”

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