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
We had a great time at the NZCF National Show in Wellington this past weekend. Thank you to all the organisers, volunteers, judges and exhibitors – and especially to the wonderful cats! Check out our photos. We also enjoyed a visit with Richelle and Ken at Neko-Ngeru Cat Adoption Cafe in Petone.
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.