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Research about Desexing Cats

Wednesday May 21st, 2014

Hi Everybody. We are assisting a student of Victoria University to do research on what people think about de-sexing pet cats. There is a short online survey that is open to anyone currently living in New Zealand and over the age of 18. You can answer the survey whether you own a cat or not. It takes less than 10 minutes to complete, is completely anonymous, and has been approved by the Victoria University School of Psychology Human Ethics Committee. We would love to hear from as many people as possible, from all over New Zealand. Everyone’s thoughts are welcome, and please feel free to send the survey link on to friends, family and co-workers. Thank you!

Here is the survey link:


Wednesday May 14th, 2014

Belle is a beautiful long-haired Tabby who is very, very shy. She is a stray cat that we rescued on Monday, who unfortunately has not known a lot of love in her life. Nevertheless she is a gorgeous, sweet young adult cat (about 1 - 2 years), who is very healthy and in good condition, despite being nervous of people. She was likely dumped as a youngster and has never known a cosy home life, so she has trouble trusting. What she needs is a quiet, gentle and homely environment with a lot of TLC to build her confidence and contentment. A medium-to-long term foster home, which might even have the potential as a permanent adoptive home, is what is required for Belle. A gentle and patient hand to give her the love she needs (after coaxing her from behind the bookcase...)

If this sounds like you, or someone you know, please contact Otago SPCA as soon as able to discuss the potential. Thanks.

Can you foster Chance?

Monday May 5th, 2014

My name is Chance - so called because I've been given a second chance! I accidently ran away from home and ended up in the DCC pound. I really wanted to go home again but sadly my previous owners would not come for me , so I ended up on death row. My sad puppy-dog eyes almost didn't work for me, but after a week of silent pleas, I managed to convince the officers to give me once last chance. Those wonderful people at DCC Animal Control really didn't want to send me over the rainbow along with my unborn pups, so they contacted the Otago SPCA to seek help. I have been given my reprieve today, assuring life for my babies, and now we hope to start again. The little ones are due any day now, after which we will require a period of convalescence in a kind foster home if possible. If there is a wonderful caring soul out there that could help me and my newborns for a couple of months, please contact the Otago SPCA office asap: - by Private Message; or by telephone 4738252; or by email office@otago-spca. I would be eternally grateful to anyone who can help. I'm a friendly Collie cross of about 2 - 3 years old. I'm not sure how many pups are on the way, but we should know in the next few days!

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