SPCA

Kitten 'explosion' due to warm weather

Kitten 'explosion' due to warm weather

SPCA Otago has been inundated with kittens, unseasonably warm weather in Dunedin having extended cats' typical breeding season.

Homing dogs a high point

Homing dogs a high point

The summer holidays aren't all camping grounds, barbecues and sunburn.

Plea to ensure cats, dogs do not starve

Plea to ensure cats, dogs do not starve

The SPCA has issued a timely reminder to make sure pets will be well looked after while owners are away on holiday.

Cat caught in gin trap may lose leg

Cat caught in gin trap may lose leg

A cat suffered up to two days' agony after her leg was crushed and broken in a prohibited gin trap in Dunedin, and her owners want to make sure other cats do not end up in the same situation.

SPCA resumes adoptions

SPCA resumes adoptions

The cat-killing virus at Otago SPCA has gone and adoptions have resumed but rigorous cleaning continues.

Virus forces SPCA to quarantine cats

Virus forces SPCA to quarantine cats

The Otago SPCA's cat adoption centre has been closed and put under strict quarantine conditions after about 40 cats came into contact with a highly contagious and deadly virus.

Abandoned dog may be from 'puppy mill'

Abandoned dog may be from 'puppy mill'

The best breeding years are behind purebred shih tzu Ted and he needs a home.

Cat population 'explosion' at SPCA

Cat population 'explosion' at SPCA

Otago SPCA is set to extend its weekend opening hours as its kitten population ''explodes''.

Experts say cats require compulsory microchips

Experts say cats require compulsory microchips

Animal experts in the Otago region are calling for compulsory microchipping of cats in order to control stray cat populations and streamline the return of lost cats to their owners.

Extended shelter stays for pets not logged on

Extended shelter stays for pets not logged on

Microchipped pets are having extended stays in shelters because their owners have failed to log their animals on to a national register, SPCA Otago executive officer Sophie McSkimming says.

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