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.
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.
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.
A proposal that could lead to compulsory microchipping and some form of registration for cats has become official policy for Local Government New Zealand.
As you’ve probably seen and heard by now, the National Cat Management Strategy Group yesterday released its draft National Cat Strategy for consultation. The NCMSG is a self-appointed lobby group including organisations such as the SPCA, the NZ Veterinary Association and, not surprisingly given their high visibility recently, the Morgan Foundation. For some odd reason,
After considerable acrimony, Wellington Council’s environment committee has voted to make cat microchipping compulsory. The amendments to the current animal bylaw are: all domestic cats over the age of 12 weeks must be microchipped and registered with NZCAR (New Zealand Companion Animal Register) or other Council approved microchip register the Council should use non-regulatroy options
This new book looks interesting, and even opens with a New Zealand story. From the publisher’s website: Peter P Marra & Chris Santella Princeton University Press Hardcover | September 2016 In 1894, a lighthouse keeper named David Lyall arrived on Stephens Island off New Zealand with a cat named Tibbles. In just over a year,