NEWS AND UPDATES
Major Mazda Update #23POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Jul 03 2015.
Hello everyone, me again your favourite spokecat. It's been a right changeably fortnight hasn't it? First it's cold, but then it's temperate, and then it's rainy! Well I say it's all very trying for an older gentlemen such as myself. The kittens here don't seem to let anything phase them and are just as likely as not to go rounding around playing 'tag' through the puddles. Us more sensible and respectable cats just combat changeable weather by snuggling up in a ball and dreaming of the baking hot sun of summer.
National Volunteer Week Is Almost OverPOSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON Jun 26 2015.
It's almost the end of National Volunteer Week in NZ! And as we've said before we appreciate all volunteers who have helped/currently help out at Cats In Need Trust, but we definitely are always looking for more hands on deck. It can be hard work but rewarding and if you are interested in volunteering we would be grateful for your support. :)
We even have a gallery page on our website which shows some of our volunteers having a cuddle with various cats which you can check out here: http://www.catsinneedtrust.org.nz/?ct=gallery_volunteersplay
(Also if you've ever volunteered with us and have a picture of yourself with one our cats we'd love to have it to add to the page! Please email them to email@example.com so we can upload them!!)
If you are interested in volunteering please contact us to arrange what day may work best for you, so we can roster you on. If you can help in any way or are interested in volunteering please contact us by phoning either +64-(09)-276-9960 or 027-426-4374 to express your interest.
You can read more about volunteering with us here:
Happy Friday everyone! #NWV2015
Major Mazda Update #22POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Jun 16 2015.
Major Mazda reporting for duty! I have been on a volunteer reviewing mission this week - keeping an eye of their work and making sure it's up to my usual top notch standards.
I mainly observed from my comfortable post in the shredded paper however I thought some incognito work from a higher vantage point was also required (undercover boss style) which is where Two Toes' cage came in handy. She wasn't the most supportive of my endeavourer and I sensed she wasn't very impressed.
Alas, my undercover work didn't last long, as the volunteers found me (I'm unsure whether this was Two Toes' doing or not) and snapped a photo of me. All in all they have been doing fine work and keeping up the important work-to-pats balance.
Leonora UpdatePOSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON Jun 11 2015.
Back in March we had a lovely, friendly but down on her luck and bedraggled cat handed in to us who we have been bringing back to health. We have had a few people asking how she was doing so this is a little update to track her progress.
We called this beauty Lenora and in the last few months she has been doing really well - she is putting on weight and her coat is growing back (it will take a bit more time to look nicer). She's a real lap cat!
We still haven't heard from anyone knowing her owners so she will continue to stay with us until she puts a bit more weight on her and has some much needed R & R. When it gets to the point that she is fully recovered she will be up for adoption, and when the time comes this will only be to an approved home! We will try post more updates as she continues to improve :)
Have a great Thursday everyone!
National Volunteer WeekPOSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON Jun 05 2015.
It's June which means that the offical New Zealand Volunteer Week is coming up! This is a great time of year to highlight how important volunteering is for many organisations and we definitely are always looking for more hands on deck. It can be hard work but rewarding and if you are interested in volunteering we would be grateful for your support.
If you are interested please contact us to discuss what day or hours may work best for you, so we can arrange the best time to roster you on. If you can help in any way or are interested in volunteering please contact us by phoning either +64-(09)-276-9960 or 027-426-4374 (landline preferred) to express your interest.
You can read more about volunteering and ways to help us here:
Also if you are interested in having your name down for helping out with future BBQ's it would also be fantastic too! Please contact Jan (the BBQ co-ordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest for future BBQ events.
Happy Friday everyone! #NWV2015
Major Mazda Update #21POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Jun 04 2015.
Hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend! Winter is now officially here which, just between you and me is my least favourite time of year! Give me baking sun any day.... still the sun did came out for a bit on the Monday and all of us cats made the most of it!
That strange white 'cat' the people here call a 'rabbit' is still with us, I have been told his name is Hop and that he is looking for a home of this own... anyone wanting to adopt him? He seems quite friendly, however his love for carrots makes me distrust him - surely that is not normal! If you are interested in adopting Hop please contact us on 09 276 9960.
Urgent Help Needed for BBQ!POSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON May 28 2015.
URGENT CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! Winter is nearly here and we have a fundraising BBQ this weekend, Saturday 30th May, and are urgently needing volunteers for it!
We are looking for people available to help work on the stall and who know their way around a BBQ - either for a whole day, half day or even just a few hours! KEEN? Please contact Jan (the BBQ co-ordinator) at email@example.com to express your interest and get the information that you need. Alternatively you can call Cats In Need Trust on 09 276 9960 or 027 426 4374 (landline preferred).
PLEASE share this post with anyone that you think might be interested in helping out for a good cause! Thanks so much you guys!
Major Mazda Update #20POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON May 20 2015.
So this is my 20th update as Cats In Need spokes cat and I must say I never thought I would get up to this many, I felt for sure someone doting would snap me up. But that's ok, the good news is that some of us have been snapped up! The gorgeous Momo and sweetheart Hugo have been adopted together and we are thrilled for them!
I've decided to take a more active role in the kittens education by teaching them the art of 'helping' the volunteers and bless them, they make me very proud! They picked up the skill of 'getting underfoot' like naturals and are often getting swept up by brooms or covered in paper.
Happy Mother's Day!POSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON May 10 2015.
Major Mazda Update #19POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON May 03 2015.
I'm only going to say one thing today and that's - Happy Anniversary to us!
It's Cats In Need Trust's 12 year anniversary today! Some of us cats have been here from near the beginning and some of us are new to Cats In Need Trust. We all agree however that they have been here for us when we needed them and have helped to find 100's of us new, forever homes!
Here are some photos of us cats celebrating the day!