It’s always a pleasure to be back at the Auckland Cat Club all-breeds show. Despite stormy weather, there was a good turn-out of cats, cat owners and the public yesterday at Western Springs Gardens Community Centre. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you Marie and all the volunteers.
Well, day one is finished, and a great warm-up it was for this weekend at the North Shore Home & Garden Show. We have a spot outside with all-day sun, so we’ll be packing sunscreen and hats tomorrow. Admission to the show is only $8, so please consider dropping in and be sure to come
We’ll be at the Home & Garden Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Auckland North Shore Events Centre. Come and see us – and the other 220 exhibitors. You could win a $9000 outdoor kitchen!
This letter to the editor, published in the Salt Lake Tribune, offers a great summary of reasons why cats should not be allowed to roam freely. The author is a veterinarian.
Keeping your cat a good quality of life at home requires two things: 1. a secure area from which your cat cannot escape, 2. lots of things for your cat to do so that they get exercise, get social interaction and don’t get bored. Fortunately, neither of these things is hard to do.
We’ve written before about the studies, where researchers put GPS trackers on people’s cats, and then show them where their pet has travelled. Invariably, cat owners are amazed at how far their pets wander, often crossing busy streets in the process. The latest such research is from New Plymouth.
Ollie the cat was one of the lucky ones. He was found in Takapuna, Auckland after disappearing five months earlier from Botany. Somehow, this one-year-old cat had made it across the Waitemata Harbour, travelling about 30km from his home.
Cats without microchips found roaming in sensitive environments would be killed under Auckland Council’s proposed pest eradication programme.
Paddles, the famous “First Cat of New Zealand,” was killed by a car yesterday in Auckland. Paddles was a polydactyl from the SPCA, and she become a worldwide sensation on Twitter when her mum, Jacinda Ardern, became the country’s Prime Minister last month.
We hate having to repost stories like this, but if you let your cat roam, you need to be aware that there are some very vicious people out there.