Camelids and goats

Below, you will find advice and resources for camelids and goats affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and the recent flooding in the upper North Island. We also have specific resources for: 

Emergency contacts

A free helpline has been set up for people in the Hawke's Bay who have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle. Call the helpline if you need to access any welfare services, including mental health, accommodation, ongoing food, household goods and services support, animal welfare and rural support.

  • Phone: 0800 117 672

The number will operate from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 8am to 4.15pm on weekends.

Contact MPI’s on-call Animal Welfare Emergency Management team:

If you or someone you know has a missing animal, you can post a notice for free on New Zealand's largest lost and found pet network,

It is also worth cross-posting the listing to local Facebook groups such as the Pets lost in Auckland Floods group. The SPCA recommends checking the ‘found’ listing and, if you don't see your pet listed, creating a ‘lost’ listing for them.

General resources and advice

Camelid care after floods
- Fact sheet from Dr Jane Vaughan
Goats and floods
- Fact sheet from Dr Sandra Baxendell