UPDATE: Here’s video from the Checkpoint programme on National Radio, 12 July 2016: Ashleigh Hicks’ cat Moses has been missing since the end of January. After posting his disappearance on Facebook, Ms Hicks found that up to 50 cats have disappeared in Timaru in the past few months. She’s asking the Police to investigate. We
Most cat owners are surprised to learn how far their free-range cat will actually travel, and the dangers they will encounter along the way. Fortunately, we have some insight into both of these questions, thanks to research conducted in 2014 by Mya Gaby of Victoria University of Wellington. Her full report (see link below) is
Here are a few photos from today’s All Breeds Cat Show in Hamilton. There was a fantastic turnout of cats and visitors, plus a lot of interest in the Oscillot cat fence system. Thanks Hamilton Cat Club! 3 July 2016
Barely a month after hearing about a Palmerston North man convicted of catching his neighbour’s cat in a leg-hold trap, we have this from today’s Hawke’s Bay Today: …cats get a bad rap, despite the fact they don’t bark incessantly and lay waste anywhere they like. They do wander, and it is clear there are
Unfortunately, we cannot assume that all humans are decent and compassionate towards animals – including our pets. This is from today’s New Zealand Herald: A man captured a neighbour’s pet cat in a leg-hold trap to prevent it from hunting birds on his property. Paul Parsons was convicted on a charge of using a prohibited
Yolanda van Heezik, a senior lecturer in zoology at Otago University, says many New Zealanders don’t feel they need to do anything to control their pet cat.