The cat-killing virus at Otago SPCA has gone and adoptions
have resumed but rigorous cleaning continues.
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.
The best breeding years are behind purebred shih tzu Ted and
he needs a home.
Otago SPCA is set to extend its weekend opening hours as its
kitten population ''explodes''.
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
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
A neutering caravan is in Dunedin for the first time on the
last stop of a national tour.
Nine-year-old Amelia Steele, of Kyeburn, meets SPCA Otago
resident dog Archie, in Dunedin yesterday.
The dumping of a cat in a tied pillowcase on the roof of a
four-storey Dunedin building has been condemned by SPCA
A ''distinctive'' donation box was stolen from the Otago SPCA
- the first to be taken from the front counter of the Otago
animal welfare charity, executive officer Sophie McSkimming
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