NEWS AND UPDATES
Fosters NeededPOSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Sep 27 2015.
We require suitable foster homes for cats that come to the Trust for re-homing.
We will supply/pay for food and litter as well as reinburse costs for foster cat visits to our vet. We require the foster cat to be kept indoors during its stay with its foster parent and adoptions will take place at the administration office.
Click here to download our full foster guidelines (which requires signing) and if you are still interested in becoming a foster parent email us or call us on 09 276 9960 or 027 426 4374 to discuss the process.
Gone But Not ForgottenPOSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Sep 27 2015.
On the 23rd of July 2015 the SPCA seized the Cats In Need Trust cats that were housed in the Cats 'N' Jammas Boarding Cattery / Cattery. Click here to view these cats, if you are interested in any of them contact the SPCA (note their names will have changed, so it is a good idea to take a photo of the cat with you).
Unfortunately we are unable to hold any cat for adoption on the said premises any longer. We now require suitable foster homes for cats that come to the Trust for re-homing. Click here for information about becoming a foster parent.
Major Mazda Update #24POSTED BY Sandi Wilson ON Jul 15 2015.
Hello All, I hope this update finds you all toasty warm by the heater, on a lap or hidden under a duvet somewhere! There has been a bit of a cold snap recently - much to my disapproval. While Sunday was a chilly 3 degrees in the morning as the day wore on things warmed up and with the sun shining it turned into a beautiful day and us cats simply LOVED it. We all celebrated by snoozing the day away and there were very few scuffles around the yard as everyone was too busy chilling out enjoying the warmth.
A Turkish Look At CatsPOSTED BY Juita Tambunan ON Jul 08 2015.
As told by Yvonne Brown
A new concept on cats was discovered on a recent trip to Turkey to commemorate the 100th year of my great uncle being killed in battle at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles. We were unable to visit a cat shelter as we had hoped but we had more fun discovering the street 'kids' of Istanbul and Canakkale.
Cats wander freely in the areas and are vetted when needed, it is also good to see that the Turkish government has put money into desexing both cats and dogs understanding the need to try and control the stray population. Dogs have a little 'button' in their ear to denote that they have been desexed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.