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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.

Touring vet aims to desex 250 cats in 19-day visit

Touring vet aims to desex 250 cats in 19-day visit

A neutering caravan is in Dunedin for the first time on the last stop of a national tour.

'Amazing' Amelia's animal fundraiser

'Amazing' Amelia's animal fundraiser

Nine-year-old Amelia Steele, of Kyeburn, meets SPCA Otago resident dog Archie, in Dunedin yesterday.

Cat dumping 'disgraceful'

Cat dumping 'disgraceful'

The dumping of a cat in a tied pillowcase on the roof of a four-storey Dunedin building has been condemned by SPCA Otago.

'Distinctive' SPCA donation box stolen

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 says.

Creatures great and small at service

Creatures great and small at service

There were paws in the pews at St Paul's Cathedral, Dunedin, yesterday. God's little creatures, including dogs, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbits, congregated for the annual Otago SPCA Blessing of the Animals.

Cat-swap project to prevent flat overflow

Cat-swap project to prevent flat overflow

Cat-swapping has been made possible for Dunedin scarfie flats' felines.

Delta gives $5000 to SPCA for a new aviary

Delta gives $5000 to  SPCA for a new aviary

A "bedraggled'' aviary at Otago SPCA in Dunedin will be replaced with a new purpose-built facility after a $5000 donation from Delta yesterday.

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