Photo by James Beech.
Queenstown Cat Rescue trustee and co-founder Ruth de Reus
(left) and trustee Mayumi Rowcroft hold two of the five kittens
given new homes by Wakatipu residents during the trust's first
kitten adoption day this year, at Mrs de Reus' Fernhill
residence on Saturday.
The seven kittens available were 6 to 10 weeks old. Three
came from a litter in the trust's care and the others from
stray cat colonies. Four kittens were snapped up within the
first hour of the open day.
The cost of each kitten was $100, which included
vaccinations, micro chipping and de-sexing. Proceeds
supported the independent charitable trust's work to reduce
the number of stray moggies in the Central Lakes district.
Mrs de Reus said there were seven kittens in the trust's care
already after the adoption day and more were expected to need
homes by the next adoption day, planned for the end of