Newsletter - Sept-Oct 2011

By: Cats In Need Trust  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: Cat

NEWSLETTER / March - April 2012

Recent happenings at the cattery

The SPCA with a 4th Year vet student visited the cattery recently on the basis of an anonymous phone call to the SPCA with the suggestion that we had ‘cat flu’ (since proven unfounded).

Whilst there they saw Katie, a lovely cat who because of her birth to a very young mother, is deformed. Whilst the student played with Katie’s feet the nice inspector was quite concerned about Katie’s pain. It prompted him and the student to take photographs. Let it be assured that Katie is not in pain and the following x-rays and notation from our vet confirms this (below).

We applaud Katie’s out-look on life and we will give her every amount of love and care to ensure she has a good life. It has been agreed with the vets that until Katie shows signs of arthritis, she leads a normal life of a cat. (Her condition is the result of a young female cat not being desexed).

Needless to say that we did not have ‘cat flu’ and Katie is not suffering. Thank you to the anonymous caller who inconvenienced 1 SPCA Officer, One 4th Year Vet student, three lovely policemen who were taken away from more pressing business.

Perhaps the caller would like to let their fingers do the walking and give us a call to volunteer or perhaps make a donation towards our vet’s bill to ensure that our cats stay flu free.

Katies X-Ray and Doctor notes


This may or not shock you. We want to inform and educate with our newsletters and sometimes information can be hard-hitting.
We make no apologies.

Movement at the Cattery


Mum and four 11 day old kittens (as of 22 February 2012)



Guinness, Merlot (pictured above) and Mandy have forever homes.

Holly and Crusket are now residents of Mt Albert.

Midnight is living in Papakura and Toby has a home in Ponsonby (pictured below).

All the best to our boys and girls!


Is there anybody
out there?

Is there a vet in Auckland who can vet our cats at an affordable price to us?

We have, over the past two years spent in excess of $32,000 and the figure keeps climbing.

We have reached the dilemma where Yvonne is tied up in the cattery and we need a vet who can visit and service our cats.

(It’s no fun taking 16 cats to the clinic, wait in the waiting room to see the vet, inconveniencing other patients.)

Your offers of a workable solution are welcome.


"With their qualities of cleanliness, discretion, affection, patience, dignity, and courage, how many of us, I ask you, would be capable of becoming cats?" - Fernand Mery Her Majesty the Cat

The information in this article was current at 27 Mar 2012

Keywords: Cat

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