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.
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.
Horrible, but this is what can happen to a roaming cat. Please consider keeping your cat safely contained on your own property. Two cats shot in northwest Auckland An Auckland woman is “terrified” to let her cats outside after one was shot in the leg – causing its limb to be amputated. Lee Attwell’s five-month-old