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Please read our news feed below regarding rescues currently

Hi animal lovers,

 

We know everyone is struggling with lockdown, you may be alone, may not be working and would really love an animal to help you through it.  We would love to adopt a beautiful pet to all of you.  Please remember a pet is a lifetime commitment, not a lockdown distraction.

 

Please be aware of a few things this season as its extremely crazy already.

 

-We are still trying to catch up desexing cats from first lockdown in 2020 and their kittens who have had kittens.

-Many many cats have been abandoned or dumped from last year as no longer wanted them or have time for them.  They dont know why they were left behind and rescues have to pick up the pieces and help heal their broken hearts

-Due to mild winter kittens were being born in August.  Many suffered from cat flu which is life threatening for little babies in cold temperatures if not treated.  Poor Indy one of our mumma cats lost all her babies from flu :(  Gutwrenching.  She was a 6 week old kitten in 2020 lockdown and 'feeder' did nothing until it was too late and got pregnant only to lose them all :(

-We've had some kittens here for months due to arriving with severe health injuries or came to us traumatised and needed an eye removed and other surgeries

 

-We are getting multiple requests for help every single day. Please be patient as we only have 1 or 2 people answering help queries who are also dealing with pain of lockdown too.

Majority of our kittens rescued are at  1-6 weeks old and need to be about 10 weeks to be desexed and so many still need their mum.

 

- Kittens arent advertised until they are over 1kg (9-12 weeks), rabbits about 5 months when they can be safely desexed and adults when either finished nursing or recovered from any illnesses.  Some kittens came from a litter of ELEVEN so they are taking alot longer to get to desex weight.

-We are not taking pre adoption/expression of interest of any kittens/cats/bunnies until we can advertise them.  They can have health issues during that time, may not survive or people simple dont want to wait until theyre ready and find another sooner

-We ask everyone adoption criteria questions about your home environment so that we can match the right pet to your needs and home.  Eg a timid kitten is not suitable for a busy household with lots of noise etc.  Some may need inside homes etc due to their health, eye removed etc..

Due to the overwhelming demand for pets, we may get 50 messages for one kitten.  There will many others suitable for you home so please be patient

 

-Please remember to be kind to our foster volunteers! It can be overwhelming for them to respond to all the messages of interest when advertised.

We don't get paid for doing this and we often spend our own money, lose sleep feeding or worrying about sick babies and have our hearts broken when something terrible happens. We are humans and have a limit to how much we can take so please remember you are speaking to a person when you message the page.

​RESCUE

Have you spotted stray cats or kittens?

Found a lost pet?

Need to borrow a cat/small animal humane trap? 



Please go to our rescue page for more details and how we can help you!

​COVID-19 UPDATE

Due to Delta outbreak in our city we have the following protocol before any meet and greet for adoptions:

-ALL visitors to meeting animals MUST scan our QR code at foster homes or manual entry, Company name for manual entry is “Pet Whisperer Rescue Foster homes”
For best safety practice it is important that when a booking a viewing with any animal the following questions are answered before arrival to premises:
1. Are they feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath or sore throat?
2. Do they, or has someone they have had contact with, have a confirmed case of COVID-19 or self isolating?
3. Are they, or is someone they have had contact with, currently undergoing testing for COVID-19 and awaiting test results?
4. Have they recently returned from overseas?
If YES to any of these questions, they can not visit the animal until its a NO to all questions

With the new vaccination protocols about to be introduced New Zealand wide, we will also asking if vaccinated for the safety of our volunteers.