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#189471 31-Dec-2015 07:33
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Hey team, has anyone here adopted a kitten from the SPCA recently. We live quite far from the Auckland SPCA and just want to know if we can just drive there one day and pick one up. Their website says that we need to apply etc. Don't really want to drive there twice if you know what i mean.

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  #1459377 31-Dec-2015 07:35
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I believe you can go over and pick one up. You will need to fill in an application form though.  



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  #1459378 31-Dec-2015 07:37
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heavenlywild: I believe you can go over and pick one up. You will need to fill in an application form though.  


Yep have seen that form on the website and I'm guessing it's going to be busy so we will fill that form out before we get there.

 
 
 
 


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  #1459380 31-Dec-2015 07:39
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The only thing is to check whether they do have kittens or not. Usually, there are more kittens to be adopted around Feb / March.

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  #1459381 31-Dec-2015 07:41
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My wife and I ended up finding a kitten from someone on TradeMe who was part of a group that rescued kittens and cats. 



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  #1459383 31-Dec-2015 07:44
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Have been looking on trade me and have noticed those other satellite rescue agencies. Was thinking SPCA as they have been in the paper with how many kittens have been handed in recently.

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  #1459384 31-Dec-2015 07:46
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Fabian: Have been looking on trade me and have noticed those other satellite rescue agencies. Was thinking SPCA as they have been in the paper with how many kittens have been handed in recently.

 


I would give them a call before you make the trip over. Kittens are adopted very quickly.



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  #1459385 31-Dec-2015 07:50
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cheers for the help, will definitely ring.

 
 
 
 


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  #1459386 31-Dec-2015 07:54
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You'll need to go early - kittens generally go early in the day . They can tell you how many they'll have for the next day as they give them a couple of days to recover after being sterilised.

You can just rock up and fill in the form, they aren't as over the top with cats as dogs.

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  #1459402 31-Dec-2015 08:58
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Good on you man, more people need to get their pets from the spca, spayed and immunized. Most spca's lose money on their animals in fact, so pick up a toy or two while you're there. 
 
Enjoy the new addition to the family, pics when you get back? :D

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  #1459424 31-Dec-2015 09:55
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There is also these guys

http://www.lonelymiaow.co.nz/adopt/


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  #1459425 31-Dec-2015 09:58
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While kittens are cute and all, if you get there and there aren't any kittens why not consider a cat? Our last three cats have all been rescue/SPCA ones. All have already been house trained and were old enough to have developed a personality that you could assess.
Remember, all kittens will turn into obsessive control freaks eventually.




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  #1459469 31-Dec-2015 12:05
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I got one 2 years ago from the SPCA, just drove there, picked one and left with it.  had to fill out some forms etc, but didnt have to go back another day or anything.

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  #1459520 31-Dec-2015 13:56
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There hassle with dog/puppy adoption, they need to approve house, etc. With cats it's straightforward.



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  #1459582 31-Dec-2015 17:08
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Well we went to the SPCA, man you have to be quick, we go there at 10:15am and they were all pretty much gone (kittens). Nearly took a 10 month ginger cat home but went home to think about it. Wife found a kitten on the internet from CareVets and we went there this afternoon but we were too late by 30 minutes. They let us head out the back and there was a litter of strays (brothers and sisters), 5 year old girl loved the deaf white one and the wife liked the black grey and white one so we took two home for the companionship of each other. Will post some photos soon.

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  #1459595 31-Dec-2015 18:04
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Fabian:  Will post some photos soon.


*awaits cat pictures ;)




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