Animal lovers empty out SPCA ahead of lockdown

Ghost, Wolf and Fang hang out in their new home. Photo: Yogi's Village
Ghost, Wolf and Fang hang out in their new home. Photo: Yogi's Village
Ghost, Wolf and Fang were among more than 100 lucky animals to find their forever homes in Christchurch - just before the nationwide lockdown kicks in.

Laura Dibben took in three new furry friends this week after the SPCA put out an “urgent call” urging people to adopt its animals before the lockdown starts at 11.59pm on Wednesday.

The SPCA Christchurch Centre in Hornby was cleaned out yesterday morning after new homes were found for 109 animals this week.

The demand was so high that some people even missed out on a new pet despite queuing at the centre for about two hours.

Ms Dibben said she and her partner had plenty of room in their hearts and home for three more little guinea pigs.

Ghost, Wolf and Fang now get to hang out in a large backyard “village” with 18 other guinea pigs and their custom-made houses.

SPCA general manager of marketing and fundraising Dominique Leeming said it was “heartwarming” to see all the animals, including birds, cats, dogs and horses, adopted out.

She was confident SPCA staff had done their best to ensure the owners will take care of their new pets appropriately during and after the lockdown period.

And if you missed out on adopting a new furry friend, the SPCA is working on a plan to safely foster out more animals over the next four weeks.

  • Stay up to date with what's happening at the SPCA here.  

 

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