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Is that cat really a stray?

August 27, 2019

Cats are notorious wanderers and can often make themselves at home in a variety of situations (particularly if they are getting fed).
We have had many situations over the past few months where “stray cats” have been bought in which are actually owned (most commonly by someone living on the same street).

There are a number of options you can try to find out if your stray cat has an owner:
* Door knocking around the area where the stray cat hangs out/is found.
* Paper collars – These are simple and easy to use, by writing your phone number onto and attaching around the cats neck (ensure it is snug but leave 2-3 fingers between the collar and the cat’s neck).  Please click on  paper collar for the link to this.
* The public are welcome to take a photo of their “stray cat” and put it on our Facebook page.

Should the cats welfare be in question please don’t hesitate to call your local SPCA for more advice www.spca.nz

If you require further advice please call our clinic and we can let you know the best course of action.