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Most of the cats in the Red Zone
are either lost or abandoned. If we can’t reunite them with their owners, we need to find these special cats forever homes. These cats make affectionate and loyal pets. Please contact us if you would like to help find a home for any of the cats we have at the moment.
Unfortunately, we only have limited resources to house these cats, so without people willing to adopt a cat, we will be unable to rescue more from the Red Zone.
Mia was desexed as part of a trap, neuter and release programme at the Addington Saleyards. She had never lived in a home but was fed regularly until its carer had to leave Christchurch, and development of the saleyards was imminent.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER LEXA
Thorin started life as a young feral tom in the Dallington red zone area and we watched him on a trail camera at our feeding stations for a few months before he was trapped on the day of the big thunderstorm in December 2015. Thorin had avoided fighting with other toms and his health is excellent.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY PETER LEXA
Tammy is a very pretty, feminine, gentle cat. She
is tolerant of other cats, and very affectionate with people. Tammy first appeared at an Avonside feeding station in late March 2015. She was seen
on camera, visiting to feed at dusk and in the early morning, when she could be most confident of avoiding other cats. We think she may have been
lost for some time, because no one has responded
to her Found advertisements.
Peggy is a young cat who loves a good chin and cheek scratch and generally being made a fuss of. She is very gentle and quiet. She is still a bit of a night owl, but is adjusting to being awake earlier in the day. Peggy will continue to gain in confidence, provided she is given time to adjust gradually to change. She may need more than one home visit before being finally placed and would probably prefer a quiet home.
Milly is affectionate and loves a cuddle on your knee. She has a good purr. At first, Milly wanted to avoid other cats and would hiss vigorously if they got close, however she has rehabilitated well and quickly learned to tolerate other female cats. She is still very afraid of male cats.
Chloe was originally identified as a potential match for a missing cat, but when we brought her in we realised that sadly, she was not the one we were searching for. She is a shy young cat who is learning to be confident with people she knows. She is
playful and enjoys being around other cats.
Following the Canterbury earthquakes in 2010 and 2011, the ‘residential red zone’ was created in eastern Christchurch. Thousands of people had to leave their homes. As a result, many cats were abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
These cats are rarely seen, but are hiding everywhere. Most are hungry and afraid. Some are in pain. Many had homes once, but were lost during the earthquakes, or when people moved away. Others are the offspring of lost and feral cats and have never had a home.
THESE CATS NEED OUR HELP.
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