SPCA Otago animal manager Grace Hepburn, with kittens available for adoption from the Opoho animal shelter. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
Otago SPCA is set to extend its weekend opening hours as its
kitten population ''explodes''.
SPCA Otago executive officer Sophie McSkimming said the Opoho
animal shelter would be open between 10am and 3pm on
Saturdays and Sundays from next month.
The extra three hours each day would make it easier for
people to meet the animals, she said.
There were plenty of animals at the shelter, including more
than 200 cats - mostly kittens - for adoption.
''Our cat population has just exploded in the last two
SPCA Otago animal manager Grace Hepburn said the growing
kitten population had resulted in the shelter desperately
needing more fosterers, volunteers and newspaper donations.