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
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-swapping has been made possible for Dunedin scarfie
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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