Cat Rescue Wanaka hosts adoption day

Pictured: Indigo McQuillan-Pearce with the newly adopted Daisy (now Linkse).

The Upper Clutha Cat Rescue will be hosting an adoption day this Saturday, to the delight of local cat lovers. The event will take place from 10:00am until 1:00pm at the St John’s Rooms on 4 Link Way. There will be 15 kittens and cats up for adoption on the day, each one already desexed, microchipped and vaccinated (this is covered by a small non-profit adoption fee).

Cat Rescue Wanaka originally started in August 2018 by a number of locals already helping to foster cats through the Queenstown rescue service. Due to the high amount of stray cats in the Wanaka, Hawea and Luggate areas, the organisation now has 12 fosterers who have collectively fostered and rehomed 51 cats and kittens in the Wanaka area since August last year. Bridgette McQuillan, co-chair of the rescue organisation, says that the numbers will keep on growing, “We sometimes get owners surrendering their pets as they are unable to care for them due to new landlords not allowing pets in their rental properties.”

The last adoption day held by Cat Rescue Wanaka was in November last year, and was a great success, raising funds for the fosterers to take more cats/kittens into care. “Adoption days are fantastic for finding our cats loving homes,” says McQuillan, “we also run these days for exposure and educating the public about what we do and why we do it.” This year’s adoption day follows the fosterer’s first ‘kitten season’ so the organisation have been kept very busy.

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