I hate writing about stuff like this, but honest to goodness there are some maniacs living among us. And cat owners are going to have to deal with that sad fact. A cat belonging to a family in the Taranaki town of Inglewood struggled home with an arrow through the top of its head. The
The secret and dangerous lives of wandering cats have been revealed by a cat tracking project in the Lithgow Local Government Area of the Australian state of New South Wales. The findings were published in June. The aim of the project was to educate cat owners and promote awareness of the surprisingly large distances that
The current edition of the news magazine New Zealand Listener has a cover story about the impact of free-roaming domestic cats on native birds. The article also refers to the dangers that roaming cats face: Victoria University research by Wayne Linklater and colleagues surveyed 172 vets in 2015 about the reasons animals were brought in
Last week we did an interesting Oscillot installation at a freshly renovated older home in Auckland. The owners asked us if we could supply the Oscillot paddles to match their fences, which are dark grey and white. We worked with the great team at REP Powdercoaters in Penrose and the paddles turned out really nice.
At Cat Containment Systems we believe that cats should be non-roaming, but that doesn’t mean they should never leave home. You may want to take your cat in a carrying cage when you travel or just to visit the vet. But cats also enjoy walking. The key is make sure they stay with you, and
After considerable acrimony, Wellington Council’s environment committee has voted to make cat microchipping compulsory. The amendments to the current animal bylaw are: all domestic cats over the age of 12 weeks must be microchipped and registered with NZCAR (New Zealand Companion Animal Register) or other Council approved microchip register the Council should use non-regulatroy options
This new book looks interesting, and even opens with a New Zealand story. From the publisher’s website: Peter P Marra & Chris Santella Princeton University Press Hardcover | September 2016 In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year,
I was reading a story online about a roaming cat that got its paw stuck in a leg-hold trap set by a neighbour. This case was in the Canadian city of Regina – although we’ve certainly had similar occurrences here in New Zealand recently. Something else that caught my attention, however, was that Regina has