Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Cat-overwhelmed SPCA Auckland at breaking point

Cat-overwhelmed SPCA Auckland at breaking point

SPCA Auckland is overwhelmed with cats and kittens so the organisation is cutting the cost of adopting a cat by 50% for three weeks from 20 December 2013 to 12 January 2014.

“We’re at crisis point with 543 cats and kittens ready for adoption right now – and more arriving every day. Just yesterday we had more than 100 extra animals come into our care – in one day!” says Christine Kalin, CEO SPCA Auckland.

“Cats are arriving faster than we can find new homes for them. We simply cannot accommodate any more. It’s our job to rescue animals but right now we have nowhere to put them. So we’re appealing to the public for their urgent help and cutting the price of cat and kitten adoption in half.

“If you’ve been considering getting a pet, please take advantage of this great deal, help the lost, abandoned, and abused animals of Auckland by adopting a cat or kitten from the SPCA, and give them the gift of a secure home for life this Christmas.”

The cost of adopting a kitten up to six months old has dropped from $160 to $80 and the cost of an adult cat up to seven years old has dropped from $105 to $52.50.

“It’s a really sweet deal for prospective pet owners because when you adopt a cat or kitten from us you get a ‘ready-made pet’ that has been vet checked, de-sexed, micro-chipped, wormed, treated for fleas, and has had its initial vaccinations,” says Ms Kalin.

“It’s the most cost-effective way of getting a pet. And the money you pay us goes directly to saving other animals.

“We don’t encourage people to give pets as Christmas presents because this can lead to the dumping of unwanted animals immediately after the yuletide cheer and the novelty has worn off.

“Having said that, if you and your family are prepared to care for and nurture your new companion animal, the school holidays are an excellent time to adopt an animal for your children because it gives them and the animal a chance to settle in before the new term starts.”

If you’re not able to adopt an animal but would still like to help out, then SPCA Auckland is also desperate for people to foster cats or kittens especially over the Christmas holidays when many of their regular foster carers go on holiday.

Cats and kittens available for adoption can be viewed at the SPCA Auckland Animal Village, 50 Westney Rd, Mangere, between 10.00am and 4.00pm every day, or visit spca.org.nz.

(Note: the SPCA Auckland Animal Village is CLOSED Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.)

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Land Swap: Setback For Ruataniwha Scheme As Forest & Bird Wins Appeal

The Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society has won an appeal against a proposed land swap by the Department of Conservation which would have allowed 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park be flooded as part of the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme that will provide irrigation for farmers. More>>

ALSO:

Up: Official July Crime Stats Released

Official crime statistics for July 2016 show that Police recorded 11,171 more victimisations than the same period last year, which equates to a 2.3 per cent increase. More than three quarters of this increase can be attributed to burglaries. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Judith Collins Charm Offensive

Suddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend. It isn’t an election year, but the Corrections/Police Minister is treating 2016 as an opportunity for a political makeover… Feel that the Police don’t attend burglaries often enough, or assiduously enough? She’s the peoples’ champ on that one. More>>

PM's Press Conference: Crime And Diplomacy

The Prime Minister's press conference today was dominated by foreign affairs and an open letter from the PM to the Chinese community on crime. More>>

ACC: Govt Caught In Unethical Cluster Bomb Investments

The ACC Fund admitted that it had $1.4 million invested in cluster munitions and nuclear weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin. Before responding to the Green Party’s request for information,however, ACC sold its Lockheed investment and updated its ethical investment policy. More>>

ALSO:

Local Governments To Decide: Easter Trading Bill Passes

The union representing working people in the retail industry is condemning the Government for whipping its MPs to pass the controversial Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill. More>>

ALSO:

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news