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Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

  • Building Work Complete!     21 July 2019
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated
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    After more than three years our rebuild programme is finally complete!

    We have occupied the new building, which is linked to the main cattery, for several months and it is working well as an assessment unit for incoming cats. It also includes a vet room and much-needed isolation pens.

    Whilst we had planned to demolish the old eight-pack building at the rear of the property, we decided to retain most of it instead and the builders have altered it accordingly. We have a long-term goal of utilising it along with the sanctuary for un-socialised cats.

    And the residential house will be rented our soon so we will have people living on site again.

    We thank the many generous people who left us money in their Wills which made this possible and of course all of our volunteers and supporters.

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  • An update - the new building, the feline fix and adoption     27 April 2017
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated
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    It's been a while since we posted an update and there has been a lot happening!

    Our new cattery and office building is finally finished and the cats were moved at Waitangi weekend. The cats and staff all love the new facilities and a place is gradually being found for everything. Special thanks go to those who donated towards furniture for the pens. An official opening was planned for February but wasn't possible due to unforeseen delays. We are now planning to hold it on 23 September 2017 instead.

    Our Feline Fix desexing programme is going very well and we desexed 1899 cats for the year ended 31 March 2017. An amazing number but there are still a lot around and some cats are having their 3rd litter this season! Kittens are easier to rehome when they are not coming out of our ears though!

    We rehomed 485 cats and kittens for the year ended 31 March 2017. This is a reduction on the previous year, and due in the main to fewer adult cats being adopted. The type of cats coming in to our care has definitely changed since the earthquakes and the feline fix was introduced. We are finding that we now have a lot of older cats in care, some with medical or temperament issues that make them more difficult to rehome.

    This and the many other aspects of our work would not be possible without the generosity of people like yourselves and we appreciate your support.

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  • Thank you for the Snugglesafes!     11 June 2016
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated
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    A BIG thank you to everyone who contributed towards snugglesafes, it is appreciated! With the funds donated we were able to purchase 12 new snugglesafes which will keep the older cats warm on cold days. We also have some funds left over that we can put towards heating costs at the cattery.

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  • Work started on our new cattery     26 March 2016
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated
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    It feels like forever since we started looking for land to build a new cattery and finally, 5 years later it is becoming a reality. The house on the property next door to our existing cattery has been demolished and they will be able to start on the foundation soon. It is estimated to take 10 months so we will have one final winter in the existing cattery.

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  • Thank you for your support!     13 July 2015
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    Hi, just letting our past donors know that we really appreciated your support. I have just discovered tonight that I can comment on the donations made. Sorry, I didn't realise that the function was there and was often frustrated I couldn't contact you and thank you personally. Please accept this as thank you for those I didn't comment on!

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  • Resource Consent     26 May 2015
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    Since the 22 February 2011 earthquake, the committee have been working towards building a new cattery to replace the damaged buildings. We secured the property next door to the existing cattery in 2014 and have finally received resource consent to build. We hope to be using the first stage of the new cattery by winter of 2016 and are now in the process of applying for building consent.

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  • Update for 15/08/2011     15 August 2011
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    Thanks to everyone for their support. It has been very tough since the February earthquake with severe structural damage to the house at the cattery and lots of liquefaction. The cattery itself has lesser damage and we are hoping for the sewerage and drains?to be fixed soon so we can say goodbye to the port-a-loo! The land is zoned orange and there is a possibility that it will have to be abandoned and a new cattery built. The staff who work at the cattery have been amazing and the support from the public adopting cats is great as there are more cats in need than ever before. We are still providing subsidised desexing and urge everyone to let people know to contact us if they need assistance. There is no limit to the number of cats that can be desexed and we really want to hear from people who have lots of cats that are breeding every year as their owners cannot afford to desex them. We can help! And now it is snowing again for the second time.

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  • Thank You     10 April 2011
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    A big THANK YOU to everyone for their donations and support, they are very much appreciated. There are so many lost and abandoned cats out there since the February earthquake and people?who are feeding and caring for?found cats and advertising trying to find their owners are doing an awesome job. Everyone in Canterbury, please take advantage of the free microchipping being provided by the RSPCA. This can help lost cats to be reunited with their owner quickly. See http://www.spcacanterbury.org.nz/ page chip-your-pet-for-free-campaign http://www.spcacanterbury.org.nz/index.php page spca-chip-your-pet-for-free-campaign to find participating vet. We are continuing to rehome cats to undamaged properties and we thank everyone who is willing to adopt.

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  • Earthquake     7 September 2010
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    Our thoughts are with everyone following Saturday's earthquake and the continuous aftershocks that are being experienced. A large number of cats disappeared on Saturday and are more than likely hiding out waiting until it is safe to go back home. If your cat has gone missing, we suggest that you advertise on Trade Me and http://www.petsonthenet.co.nz (free adverts). Call or e-mail us the details,?put flyers around, talk to your neighbours and contact the RSPCA. People are starting to find lost cats now and the same advertising applies plus The Press have a free found column to advertise in. For animal welfare issues, people need to ring the RSPCA. For people forced from their homes, animals can be taken to the Animal Control Centre in Metro Place, Bromley.

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  • Free Desexing Campaign     3 July 2010
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    We have just embarked on a free desexing campaign for low income people and aim to desex 1000 male cats and as many cats in multi cat households as we can. The campaign is to try and stop the rampant spread of feline aids amongst fighting unneutered toms and of course to reduce the number of unwanted kittens in Canterbury. We are also assisting people with multi cat households where one or two undesexed cats can quickly become a diseased and out of control colony. In the first two days of our campaign, we have authorised 107 cats to be desexed and based on this number, the funds available will only last a month before we will need to bring it to a close. Any donations towards our campaign would be very much appreciated.

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  • Update for 17/06/2010     18 June 2010
    Posted by: Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

    Wow, thanks to everyone who is donating to the Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Inc. via the Next Top Cat Model promotion and thanks to the lovely cats who are fundraising for us. We do appreciate it! Best of luck to all of the entrants and crossed fingers for our own little Madeline.

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