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WHANGAREI LEADER, APRIL 5, 2011
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Quad bike checks
Quad bikes are in the spotlight this
The Department of Labour will be
visiting farms to make sure farmers
and their workers are using the
Last year 69 people were injured
using them in Northland. Three died.
The Waipu Caledonian Society
Pipers' Club has two guest pipers
for an evening at the Waipu RSA on
Solo pipers -- Dr Angus MacDonald
from Skye in Scotland and Stuart
Finlayson from Whatitiri -- will treat
listeners to the fantastic
capabilities of the bagpipe as they
play a variety of tunes.
Waipu pipers will open the evening
which begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are
Call 432-1339 or 027-497-9013 for
Social club setting up
A new friendship and social club for
single men and women in their 50s
and 60s is being set up.
The club's first meeting is in
Flanders Lounge of the Whangarei
RSA in Rust Ave on Saturday at
Organisers are keen to organise a
variety of social activities.
Whangarei has many entertainment
opportunities which are often more
enjoyable when in the company of
for more information.
SPCA scheme being abused
Saving lives: Whangarei SPCA is dedicated to stopping the flow of unwanted pets through the Saving Lives campaign.
Photo: SUE McDONALD
Some people are taking advantage
of a desexing scheme -- but not in a
Whangarei SPCA is part of a
nationwide Saving Lives campaign
with the long-term goal of never
having to euthanase an animal
except for humane or severe
Since committing to the campaign
in May last year, they have been
focusing on desexing animals as
each year more than 2500
unwanted animals are handed in to
the Kioreora Rd centre.
The cost so far has been $147,000,
a huge burden on the centre which
relies mostly on donations to look
after the animals.
But some people have tried to
take advantage of this desexing
scheme, manager Francine Shields
We ve had people who have
already made a vet appointment to
get their pet desexed, then hear
about the scheme so cancel their
appointment and ask us to do it for
free, Ms Shields says.
We ve had people buy expensive
pedigree pets from pet shops or
online then apply to us to desex
them for free. This isn t fair on us or
the people who genuinely need
Since May, Whangarei SPCA has
desexed 985 animals -- 286 female
cats, 219 male cats, 276 female dogs
and 204 male dogs.
If you average the number of
kittens and puppies a cat or dog
may have over her lifetime this
means more than 20,000 unwanted
kittens and 15,000 puppies will no
longer be born.
Ms Shields says they made a firm
decision to prioritise our spending
on desexing pets for owners who
cannot afford the surgery and live
in our high risk areas.
Most owners are good pet owners
and should not be penalised if they
cannot afford the desexing surgery,
We have had people crying tears
of gratitude when we offer to help
get their pet desexed.
Statistics show it takes an aver-
age of eight years for a community
to reach the no kill stage.
Whangarei SPCA s aim is for
Whangarei to be the first city in the
country to reach this goal.
To achieve this they will continue
desexing pets as well as take many
other steps such as helping pet
owners look after their animals so
that they are less likely to discard
or surrender them, reducing adop-
tion costs, running campaigns
focused on the need to adopt SPCA
animals, finding more foster homes
and undertaking new approaches to
Meet playful Cora P8
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