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Letitia is about 1 year old and came into CPL care with her 6 kittens as strays.  Her babies have now all flown the nest so it is mama’s turn.

Letitia is very shy and easily startled but gently affectionate once she knows you.  She enjoys company but is not a lap cat at the moment.  The way to her heart is through food.

Letitia will suit a quiet home and a patient new owner happy to spend time earning her trust. She may take longer than usual to settle.

A Happy Reunion

Recently a male tabby cat was brought in to the cattery.  He had been found as a stray and was very friendly but he was upsetting the finders cat.  We scanned him for a microchip and when this did not bring up a result, named him Englebert and started advertising him as found.

Late Febuary he was reunited with his very happy owner after Angela in our office matched him with a lost cat recorded in our books.  Missing for a month, his name is Tigger and he actually had a microchip that had been working when he had his last vaccination.  Tigger disappeared from the house as they were in the process of relocating and ended up a wee way from where he went missing from.

An excellent outcome and a timely reminder to have your cat’s microchip checked whenever they are at the vet.  Whilst Tigger’s microchip number wasn’t one of the ones in the recent faulty batches, it was fairly close.

Update on Gizmo

We recently received a update on Gizmo – or Fergus as he’s more commonly called these days. He has made himself right at home in Timaru and is well aware of what he wants, and which of the flatmates to go to get it – whether it be affection, a chat or a play fight.  Everyone has welcomed him and treats him as though he is one of their own.  He ventured outside for the first time a few weeks ago and although he was a bit apprehensive at first, he is now loving the backyard and never ventures too far, which is nice.  Sounds like he has fallen on his feet! 


Adopted: Smooch

Smooch is about 8 years old and came into CPL care when her owner moved and was unable to take her along.

Smooch is a friendly, confident and active girl who lives up to her name.  Rather portly, she is inclined to get underfoot and can knock you flying with her some of her more enthusiastic headbutts.

Smooch will be best as the only cat in her new home but may be okay with older children.  While her weight is not a serious concern at the moment she may benefit from some strict portion control to prevent her getting any more curvaceous.