It was an early start yesterday for the two-hour drive from Auckland through typical winter fog to Hamilton. All worthwhile though, to be part of another very well-organised and well-attended Hamilton Cat Club show.
What a nice show! The Oriental Shorthair Cat Association show yesterday in Kumeu was very well-run and had so many beautiful cats, I really struggled to vote for the Public Choice winner.
Thanks to NZCF and the Patches and Pointed Cat Club for today’s National Cat Show in Tauranga. We also enjoy seeing the beautiful cats, and we were pleased to talk with so many people interested in ways of keeping their cats safely at home. 15 June 2019
We’re delighted to hear that Wilbur the roaming cat was found – 25km from his home in Cambridge – after he showed up at Waikato Hospital in Hamilton. But it seems that Wilbur’s safe return to his owner, after 16 days away from home, owes an awful lot to good luck.
Thanks to all the organisers and exhibitors responsible for yesterday’s Nine Lives show at Hamilton Gardens. We enjoyed talking with cat owners about how to keep their pets safe and happy at home.
Last weekend, an 11-year-old free-roaming cat in Christchurch was shot in the leg. With a gun. In the city, for goodness sake. This was a family pet, who has now had her leg amputated. She is lucky that this was a non-lethal wound. The next cat might not be.
Dr Lynette McLeod studies why people are reluctant to keep their cats at home – despite the countless benefits. She’ll be speaking in Auckland next week.
A Unitec master’s student has tracked 37 Auckland cats using GPS while recording their activities on video. The 180 hours of footage reveals cats getting into 326 risky situations, ranging from cat fights (11) to wandering on roads (a third of the cats did so). “To better protect cats and also the wildlife species that
Thanks to the Hamilton Cat Club for putting on another great All Breeds Show yesterday at Hamilton Gardens. This was the club’s 67th annual show and it just gets better every year.
We’re looking forward to another visit to Hamilton for the Hamilton Cat Club’s 67th All Breeds Show, on Sunday 8 July. The show will be at Hamilton Gardens, and will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm. Come and meet some adorable cats and find out how to keep your cat safely at