This page covers the period 01 January 2018 to the present and will be updated
should we discover new instances where crime has occurred. We may at some point need
to split this page into seperate pages for the years 2018 and 2019.
If you have any reports to add, feel free to email the details to us at admin(at)felinerights.org
Warning: This page contains images and reports some citizens may find disturbing
09 July 2019 - Dunedin - Cat Shot, Leg Amputated
This incident was published on facebook by Cat Rescue Dunedin Charitable
Trust. The Cat, apparently a stray or abandoned Cat is now named Storm. She was shot
and suffered an elbow shattered into several pieces which means the leg cannot be
saved and will require amputation. She also has a dose of Cat flu and dental issues
which will require several teeth removed, Later she will need to be spayed and
vaccinated. Vet fees for her treatment are estimated at around the $1500 mark but at
last report kind supporters of Cats have provided funding for the cost of her
While the cost of Storm's vet care is apparently sorted, Cat Rescue Dunedin
require ongoing support for their Feline welfare work. If you would like to help,
visit their website and consider making a donation to this worthy cause.
We've shared coverage on the matter of 'vanished' Cats and injured Cats in the
Auckland suburb of Sandringham on this page in two previous entries dated 17 May 2019
and 28 March 2019. This latest report
states in the past 18 months one Cat had it's spine crushed, another had it's tail
severed and a third Cat lost one of it's feet.
SPCA have now come to the conclusion this matter is worthy of investigation
and are warning the guardians of companion animals to keep an eye out for illegal
gin traps and leg-hold traps. SPCA animal inspector Melissa Rush stated injured Cats
have been reported on Mount Albert Rd and Columbia Rd, to which we would add there
have been several instances of Cats being 'vanished' in the areas of Ward Terrace
and Burnley Terrace. Our view is 'conservation' extremists who have bought into the
lies of Auckland Council, DOC and Forest and Bird are prime suspects in this case of
illegal trapping within a residential area. Do you have an idea of who might be
responsible? If so, contact Auckland SPCA or Feline Rights.
30 June 2019 - Park Island, Tamatea, Napier
Companion Cat Abducted By Neighbour And Abandoned
On the morning of Sunday 30 June 2019, Maggie was abducted by her guardians
neighbour in the area of Ranfurly Street then abandoned in the area of Park Island,
Tamatea. Maggie's guardians have been out searching for her and have put up posters.
She was possibly sighted walking along the fence line of the creek in Westminister
Avenue in the direction of Taradale, they ask citizens to keep a look out for her
along Westminister, Avondale, Wharerangi etc. Two crimes have been committed in this
instance: Common theft of 'property' and it is an offense under the Animal Welfare
Act 1999 to abandon an animal.
If you have seen or befriended Maggie please contact her guardians on 022-042-6822
26 June 2019 - Prebbleton, Canterbury
Companion Cat Shot, Loses An Eye - Other Cats Also Shot
Riko was shot multiple times on 10 June 2019, he sustained a wound on the side
of his stomach, his right paw was really badly mangled and he lost an eye.
Examination of the bullets suggests a .22 caliber rifle was the weapon used in this
crime. Vet bills for Riko's treatment, which included multiple surgeries, added up
to more than $2500. Police and SPCA are investigating. At least three other Cats
have been shot in the same area in the past three years, this suggest a possibility
all of these incidents could be linked. If you have any information about who is
responsible, do the right thing and contact SPCA or police.
Want to help with Riko's recovery? Visit the givealittle page and make a
On Sunday 09 June 2019 one of Bessy's guardians found her in their garden with
the leghold trap clamped around her rear foot with the chained end of the trap caught in
part of a tree. Her guardians were unable to detach the trap so she was rushed to
the vet and sedated so the trap could be removed. While the wounds look ugly she was
fortunate no bones were broken and it appears she is healing just fine. New Plymouth
SPCA asks anyone who discovers a leghold trap set in a residential area or an animal
who is caught in one to contact SPCA at first instance.
18 June 2019 - Tokoroa, South Waikato
Professional 'Pest' Control Operator Shoots Cats In Residential Area
The recent 'controlled Cat culling' of allegedly 'feral' Cats with an air
rifle by a professional 'pest' control operative in the residential area of Clyde St
in Tokoroa deeply concerns us for numerous reasons. While according to the media
report this does not technically amount to a crime under New Zealand law, it gets an
entry in our crime pages on the grounds of being grossly morally and ethically
unsound and setting a dangerous precedent which appears to have precipitated an
amount of social unrest.
First, any 'unowned' Cats in any residential area would classify as a stray
Cats rather than a 'feral' Cats under the MPI Companion Cats - Animal Welfare
(Companion Cats) Code of Welfare 2007. As our crime section demonstrates, often a
weapon like an air rifle will maim rather than kill instantaneously, therefore we
must question if the Cats executed were actually killed in a 'humane' manner as
defined under New Zealand law. We question exactly how it was detemined if the
executed Cats were 'stray' or companion Cats. We also question the usage of an air
rifle in a residential area at all.
Residents expressed concern that they received no notification the 'cull' was
to take place and also expressed concern for their own companion animals and for the
general safety of residents themselves. The strange thing is no one seems to know
who the 'agency' is who engaged the 'pest' control operative aside from police who
were notified the 'cull' was to take place. We spoke to the communications manager
at South Waikato District Council and the council are adamant they had no knowledge
of the 'cull' until approached by the journalist.
Senior Sergeant Jason Henderson of NZ Police is on record stating "we do not
give 'permission' because there is no 'permission' to be given" and "As
professionals it is up to them to ensure all safety measures, appropriate equipment
and considerations are taken into account". Our position is if residents were not
notified in advance, those who engaged in this mass execution clearly have not taken
the obvious considerations into account.
One resident is on record with the statement: "I thought discharging a firearm
in this sort of area would be illegal. It is not cool and I would have shot them if
they had shot my 'pet'". In the larger picture, this sort of community unrest is not
what anyone wishes to hear about, but we do sympathise with the resident's position.
After all, to many of us Cats are family.
There is clearly more to this case than appears and at this point our
investigation is ongoing, we'll update this entry with further information once we
have it. For now, if anyone has any further information to share, email us at
Five year old ragdoll Lynx was missing for over a week before his guardians
located him hiding in an empty animal house. Rushed to the after hours vet, x-rays
revealed he had been shot with a .22 caliber rifle. The bullet entered his right
shoulder and lodged in his left shoulder breaking the sternum on the way through
leaving shrapnel fragments throughout the chest. Amputation of the left leg was
required and at last report he is recovering well and is now off medication. The
family's other Cat named Tinky Torty is also missing and it is believed she may also
have been shot.
Want to help with Lynx's recovery? Visit the givealittle page and make a
We do not have a whole lot of information on this one, but the article states
the Cat was a 'pet' killed by 1080 poisoning in the Kaitake Ranges in Taranaki. If
you visit the link to the original report using the Mozilla Firefox browser chances
are the page will display a 'secure connection failed' message. It appears this is
an issue with all sites hosted on Wordpress at present due to Wordpress failing to
update their security certificates in a timely manner.
26 May 2019 - Timaru
One Cat Killed, Another Cat Injured By Roaming Dogs
Trudy was lucky to escape with her life when she was attacked by two large
Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs as she was sleeping on her porch at the Margaret Wilson
retirement community in Timaru. The other Cat who lost it's life was a pedigree
Bengal Snowshoe valued at $1000, the companion Cat of a family with children aged 4
and 7. Trudy had muscle ripped from her leg but survived due to her guardian bravely
stepping in and chasing the offending canines away. The vet stated had she not
acted, the dogs would have "torn her leg off then killed her within a
After they had been chased away the dogs attacked a small dog and earlier in
the day they attacked a poodle cocker spaniel cross. Trudy's guardian is on record
stating she wishes for the laws to be changed so that once a dog is classified as
'dangerous', it should be euthanised. It seems others had been intimidated by the
dogs in the past and reported them to the council, but the council has failed to act
in these earlier instances.
Timaru District Council's final call on the matter has been to designate the
dogs as 'dangerous' with the highest level of classification and have now released
the dogs back into the hands of their owners with the caveat that they must be
muzzled and leashed while in public, neutered, kept within secure fencing, could not
be sold or gifted to another person, along with an increase in the owners' dog
The report makes no mention of compensation to the family who's Cat was killed
or of compensation for the other citizens who would no doubt be out of pocket due to
vet fees. Our position is the dog owners should be required to tender compensation
to those affected and as a companion Cat was killed, it is reasonable to expect
Timaru District Council to apply for a court order for the destruction of the
On Tuesday 21 May 2019, Stabi's guardian spotted him at the bottom of the
garden and thought it odd that he did not run towards her. When she went to see him
she found he was dragging himself by his front paws with his back legs paralysed.
Examined by the vet who did an x-ray it was confirmed Stabi had been shot with a
slug gun. The slug having entered his rear right thigh and then splitting in two
when it hit Stabi's spine. The x-ray also revealed another slug lodged in his chest
from a previous incident. The vet said if the paralysis did not improve after a few
weeks, the wounded limb may need amputating.
Police and SPCA are investigating and the perpetrator could face up to five
years imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.
Stabi is not the only Cat to be shot in the area of Beachlands, since hearing
about what happened to Stabi, other residents have come forward stating their own
Cats have been shot. In August 2017, Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic staff
offered a financial reward for information leading to convictions of whoever it was who shot two other Cats in Beachlands and Papakura
In the report from August 2017, a spokesperson for the clinic made the
connection between these earlier incidents and "people who consider cats a nuisance"
but she failed to join the obvious dots which in our view lead right back to
individuals who have allowed themselves to be programed with the lies of
'conservation' extremism. Know anything about this incident and other instances of
Cats being shot in the suburbs of Beachlands and Maraetai? Do the right thing and
contact the police and SPCA.
23 May 2019 - Tainui, Dunedin
Companion Cat 'Ripped Apart' By 'Pit Bull Type' Dog
In this instance the companion Cat in question was literally torn apart
leaving "blood and fur on the pavement". Police attended the incident and spoke with
both the owner of the dog and the guardian of the deceased Cat. Dunedin City Council
animal control have classified the dog as 'menacing', which requires the dog to be
muzzled when in public areas and for now the dog remains with it's owner while DCC
completes it's investigation.
While the media report identifies the offending dog as a Staffordshire bull
terrier the image of the dog in silhouette suggests the dog is far larger then the
average staffy. Our best guess is it is a cross breed 'muscle' dog, like many of the
dogs SPCA makes it's best effort to release into the community. That being said we
should not assume all 'muscle' dogs pose a threat to other animals or humans. One of
our friends has an American Bull Terrier girl who's outward appearance suggests she
may be a problem dog, but she's the nicest most affectionate dog around and is totally
afraid of Cats.
17 May 2019 - Sandringham, Auckland
Cats Mutilated, 'Conservationist' Urban Trappers Are Prime Suspects
This report sheds some light on what has likely happened to the mysterious
'vanishing' Cats of the Auckland suburb of Sandringham as covered in an RNZ report dated 28 March 2019
. Sandringham residents have noted numerous instances of Cats being mutilated and
the works of amateur 'conservationists' engaging themselves in urban trapping in
this residential area are suspected. One Cat lost a foot, another suffered a crushed
spine and had to be euthanised, another suffered a severed tail.
One resident expressed outrage having read in another unnamed publication the
words of an Auckland Council spokesperson encouraging citizens to build homemade
traps and set them in residential areas. She stated: "The article praises schoolboys
for setting homemade traps to catch mammals, nowhere in the article are the words
'humane' or 'responsible' mentioned". When approached by the media, Auckland
Council's Pest-Free Auckland project director Brett Butland wrung his hands
expressing 'disappointment' and 'strong opposition' to the reports of maimed
Feline Rights have been warning Auckland Council that this sort of thing is an
inevitable consequence of their unbridled incessant promotion of extremist
speciesism marketed under the banner of 'native biodiversity' über alles and the
promotion of the flawed ideology of Predator Free New Zealand, but they have failed
to listen and wise up. With each instance of injured and executed Cats, further
seeds of social unrest will be sewn and eventually the halls of governance will be
forced to answer for their actions when it comes to their incessant ongoing
propaganda campaign promoting 'predator free'.
If you have concerns about the actions of 'conservationists' or
'environmentalists' in your area, contact Feline Rights.
11 May 2019 - Maunu, Whangarei - Companion Cat Shot In Face
On or about 22 April 2019, Bow the Cat went missing from her home in Maunu,
Whangarei. When she returned a week later it was clear she was injured. The vets
conducted an x-ray they determined Bow had been shot in the face with a rifle. The
bullet entered near her nose, shattered her jaw and then lodged itself near her
shoulder, where it remains. The vets have decided it is a safer option to leave the
bullet where it is rather than attempt to remove it.
Bow's guardian states they live in a close community where there are no signs of
guns or gang-related activity and stated "I don't know anyone who would do anything
like that". When it comes to suspects, we'll give you a hint on where to begin:
Either your local amateur environmental group or someone who has allowed themselves
to be indoctrinated by the ongoing antifelinist rhetoric incessantly promoted by the
mainstream media. Police encourage all guardians of Cats to report similar events.
If you have any information on this crime be sure to share it with Whangarei
10 May 2019 - Moana, West Coast - Kittens Shot And Drowned At Dump
Greymouth Star unwisely publishes it's content behind a paywall so unless you
have an account, clicking through the link above will only take you to the first
line of the report. Therefore we'll just summarise the main points.
On 09 April 2019 a Moana resident involved with rescuing stray Cats was
horrified to find two recently killed eight week old kittens at the local rubbish
tip. The kittens' lifeless forms were still limp, indicating they had recently been
killed. The deceased kittens were soaking wet near a water barrel though the weather
had been dry for days, indicative that someone had drowned them in the barrel. One
of the kittens also had a gunshot wound to the stomach area.
Grey District Council stated their animal control staff were not involved in
this instance. Environmental services manager John Canning said the SPCA had
investigated the incident following a complaint and had determined the 'Cat control'
methods usually deployed by council staff were humane. Canning also openly admitted
council staff engage themselves in killing Cats with his statement "I don’t know how
many people are culling the Cats out there. I know our animal control are doing
We query if autopsies were done on the deceased to determine if they were
actually drowned because death by drowning is considered inhumane under New Zealand
Law and if they were drowned someone has broken the law and should if possible be
held accountable for their actions. To Grey District Council we say cease and desist
from killing any Cats.
SPCA South Island general manager Barry Helem stated their investigation "had
found nothing to really suggest the kittens had died from an organised stray cat
cull by the council" but "there is no evidence to say definitely one way or the
other". As Barry Helem is a member of the political lobbying organisation, the National Cat Management Strategy Group
, an organisation closely associated with New Zealand's highest profile Cat hater,
Gareth Morgan which seeks the total eradication of all 'unowned' Cats by 2025, we
guess Barry's real position is simply 'that's two less Cats to deal with'.
26 April 2019 - Waitara, Taranaki - Companion Cat Shot In Face
This four year old companion Cat named 'Little One' was shot in the face with
a .22 calibre gun. Left with a shattered cheek bone, the lower jaw split in half and
an exit wound to the neck, Little One is unable to eat. Little One remains in vet
hospital with a feeding tube while vets determine if it is possible to salvage the
jaw bone. Reconstruction work would involve visiting specialists in Auckland and
could cost Little One's guardians between $10,000 to $15,000.
A givealittle page has been set up to raise funds to cover the reconstruction
of Little One's jaw.
We here at Feline Rights figure these reported cases are only the tip of the
iceberg and we encourage anyone with information which may lead to convictions
and/or mental health assessments for the perpetrators of these crimes to do the
right thing, come forward and contact Police, SPCA or Feline Rights.
25 April 2019 - Waimate Highway SH1, near Glenavy, Canterbury
Kitten Sustains Injuries Consistent With Being Hurled From A Moving Car
Rescued by a passer by who was walking her dog off the Waimate Highway/State Highway
1, near Glenavy on Monday 22 April 2019 the kitten now named Lyn suffered a
"dislocated shoulder and shoulder blade, with much of the soft tissue around the
area torn away". These injuries are consistent with being grabbed by the front leg
and tossed. She is now in care in a foster home with her care being financed by
Street Cats South Canterbury who's only online presence appears to be at facebook.
If you would like to make a donation to support their work visit their Givealittle page
and make a donation.
15 April 2019 - Darfield High School, Canterbury
Student Rescues Kitten From Drain, Soulless Principal and Deputy Principle Instruct Him To 'Throw' It Back In The Drain
Nathan Gunn did the right thing when he heard someone meowing and fished a
shivering muddy kitten from a drain at Darfield High. He wrapped the kitty in his
hoodie to keep it warm and kept him with him in class until he got his mom's
permission to take him to the vet during lunch break. However, when he went to sign
out at lunch break school staff refused permission and he was instructed by
principal James Morris and the as yet unnamed deputy principal to 'throw' it back in
In a statement to the media Nathan said "They were encouraging us to kill it
pretty much, to let it suffer or die of dehydration or cold". His mother has now
filed a formal complaint about the matter with the school and quite rightly so. In a
statement to the media, principal James Morris begged to differ with Nathan's
position, but we know 'damage control' when we see it and experience demonstrates
individuals who aspire to positions of power, particularly within the cultural
marxist compromised education system are often enamored with power for power's
The kitten was eventually checked by the vet and found to be in reasonably
good health. He has now been adopted by a household with a nursing mom Cat and is
doing just fine. Great work there Nathan, in an era where young people are being
encouraged wholesale to kill for politicised 'conservation' your efforts on behalf
of the Cat are exemplary. We'll give you an A+ and pass on this exam and an E- and
fail to both the principal and deputy, who should be thoroughly ashamed of
themselves for not setting a better example when it comes to empathy.
02 April 2019 - Weymouth, Auckland
At Least Five Companion Cats Killed By Roaming Dogs
Residents of Weymouth are living in fear for their companion Cats and some are
considering moving elsewhere due to the scourge of roaming dogs who have been
attacking and killing Cats in the suburb. Six year old Lyla was killed by two dogs
while sleeping on her own driveway. Footage of the attack was captured on home
security cameras. The family forwarded the security footage to Auckland Council
animal control who stated they knew who owns the dogs, however it appears animal
control have yet to take real action against the owner of the offending canines and
seize them as they are required to do under law.
Council officers also stated they are aware of at least four Cats who were
killed in one week in March 2019. Having received at least 11 complaints from
residents, the council has simply fined and collected revenue from the owner of the dogs
and it appears they have left it at that. The dogs are also on record
intimidating other dog owners out walking their dogs and have been witnessed killing
native wildlife. It appears to us collecting revenue is the name of the game with
Auckland Council, so long as the owner pays up on infringement notices issued, it
seems council animal control could not care less.
30 March 2019 - Hillcrest, Rotorua
Three Cats, One Dog and a Guinea Pig Killed By Roaming Dogs
Residents of the Rotorua suburb of Hillcrest are living in fear for their
companion animals and children following the killing of three Cats, one dog and a
guinea pig by roaming dogs. Four other Cats have have apparently been 'mauled' in
recent weeks. Rotorua Lakes Council animal control claim dealing with roaming dogs
in the Hillcrest area has been assigned top priority and reports of roaming canines
are being responded to 24 hours a day. The council encourage anyone who witnesses
roaming dogs to report them direct to the council on 07 348 4199 (24/7) as soon as
At least five companion Cats have gone missing in the past six weeks in the
areas of Ward Terrace and Burnley Terrace in the suburb of Sandringham, Auckland.
Families of the missing Cats have conducted leaflet drops, placed posters and
checked the internet, but the article states "the disappearance of the five cats
remains a mystery". Given Auckland Council's recently updated Regional Pest
Management Plan which classifies all Cats as pests and up for destruction if they do
not have a functional microchip ID or collar and name tag, we suggest Auckland
Council or one of their private partners in environmental extremism are prime
suspects. Do you know anything about the 'vanished' Cats of Sandringham?
If you do, email the information to us at admin(at)felinerights.org
When staff of Animates 'pet' store arrived at work on the morning of Wednesday
27 March 2019 they were confronted with a locked suitcase. Police were notified but
they decided the suitcase was low risk so the manager broke the locks and discovered
six abandoned male kittens. New Plymouth SPCA are now conducting an investigation
into who abandoned these Cats. If you have an idea of who is responsible, be sure to
contact New Plymouth SPCA.
22 March 2019 - Beltsville, Maryland, USA
Thousands Of Cats Executed Then Fed To Other Cats In Twisted Experiments
Here at Feline Rights we tend to stick to New Zealand coverage but this one is
so bad it needs to be documented. An estimated 4000 Cats were executed in a US
government lab in Beltsville, Maryland in a series of twisted experiments as part of
'research' into toxoplasmosis. Funded by US taxpayers to the tune of $22 million
USD, the experiments involved feeding tissue from Cat hearts, brains and tongues to
other cats. Similar experiments conducted at the same U.S. Department of Agriculture
lab in Maryland included feeding dog remains to Cats as well as injecting Cat
remains into mice. Congressman Brian Mast of Florida is quoted in the article as
stating: "USDA has been rounding up 'pets' and other innocent dogs and Cats in
foreign countries, including at Chinese meat markets condemned by Congress then
killing them and feeding them to lab Cats".
Two dogs have been silently stalking and killing companion Cats in the Owens
Road area of Waiuku in South Auckland. Since 01 February 2019, at least eight
companion Cats have been confirmed as being slain by the dogs. Other Cats have
simply disappeared and the Cat killing crew of dogs are the suspected culprits.
Local citizens are now living in fear for not only their Feline companions but also
for their personal safety. Auckland Council's Manager of Animal Management, Sarah
Anderson stated the council has regular patrols in the area but they have yet to
locate the killer dogs. Auckland residents are advised to report dogs wandering the
streets to (09) 301-0101.
06 February 2019 - Port Hills, Christchurch
Companion Cat Abducted, Tied In Sack And Dumped
Thomas was stolen from his home, tied in the sack and thrown off a cliff on
Summit Road, Port Hills between Christchurch and Lyttelton. He tumbled down in the
sack between the trees coming to a halt just above Thompsons Track walking track.
There he alerted passers by to his plight by meowing, the people were smart enough
to follow up and kind enough to rescue him and deliver him to SPCA. SPCA were able
to identify Thomas by scanning for a microchip, while he's rather sore, he is
expected to be fine and has now been returned home. SPCA seek the assitance of
citizens to identify who committed this crime:
Contact Christchurch SPCA on 03 349 7057 if you have information to share.
06 February 2019 - Mamaku, Rotorua
SPCA Update On Serial Companion Cat Killer
SPCA has issued a warning for residents of Mamaku, west of Rotorua and encourage the
guardians of Cats in the area to take extra care. Feline Rights has already posted
on the suspected serial companion Cat killer in Mamaku
but the individual or individuals who have been shooting companion Cats remain at
large. Cats have been injured by what appears to be a high powered slug gun that
has shattered bone and caused extensive internal trauma. There were two shootings in
November and sadly one cat died from extensive internal injuries. Two weeks ago
another Cat was shot in the face and needs specialist care.
SPCA share the following advice to guardians of Cats in the Mamuku area:
• If at all possible, we suggest you keep your Cats inside
• Be vigilant - make sure your Cats keep to their routine and they are at home for
• Check your Cat over regularly for injuries
• Be aware that in slug gun injuries all that can often be seen is a small hole that
could be confused with a dog or Cat bite
• If you see or hear of anything, or you suspect your Cat has been injured by a slug
Rotorua SPCA on 07 349 2955 and file an official animal welfare complaint
31 January 2019 - Glenfield, Auckland
Companion Cat Doused With Sulphuric Acid - Euthanised
Glenfield, Auckland: Sunday 26 January 2019, the nine year old son of
Sparrow's guardian discovered him hiding under their deck around mid day. His fur
bleached, his burns were so severe he was at first unrecognisable to the boy.
Blinded and unable to breathe properly, his kidneys failing, he was taken to the vet
clinic. The vet stated Sparrow smelled of sulphur, thus it appears sulphuric acid was
poured on him. There was nothing the vets could do for him, he was euthanised to put
an end to his suffering.
When Sparrow's guardian posted on social media about this crime other
residents of Glenfield came forward reporting similar occurrences. One citizen
reported his Cat had twice returned home having had something poured on it, in the
first instance which occurred just prior to Christmas 2018, the Cat returned home
having had paint poured on it, in the second instance which occurred on 15 January
2019, his cat returned home covered in bleach.
Police ask anyone with information to email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call North Shore Police on 09 477 5000.
19 January 2019 - Patea - Companion Cat Attacked By Dogs
In the evening of January 13 2018, the Davis family's two year old female Cat
Wallis was attacked in the Elizabeth Street area of Patea. The attack was so savage
and Wallis suffered such severe injuries the only option was euthanasia. Mom Laani
Davis rang the vets, the council, the SPCA and the regional council then discovered
on facebook another companion Cat had been attacked by dogs on the same day who also
had to be euthanised. She expressed concern the dogs might attack children on their
way to school. South Taranaki District Council Regulatory Officer Doug Scott said
the council were taking the matter seriously and were concerned about some of the
attacks in the town recently. He asks citizens to forward information on wandering
dogs to the council, particularly video or photographic evidence which may assist in
identifying the offending canines.
09 January 2019 - Canterbury - Kitten Thrown From Moving Car
At approximately 8.30am on Wednesday 9 January 2019 he was thrown from the
front passenger window of a moving car, taped inside a shoebox. This occurred on New
Brighton Road and the box landed in a red zone paddock not far from the Bower
Tavern. A witness described the car as a silver Holden Commodore, the back left door
panel was a different colour, possibly a brown or maroon colour. There were at least
two people in the car, possibly three. SPCA staff have named the kitten Brighton, he
has severe cat flu and is sore and distressed from this ordeal, however he is
expected to make a full recovery. If you have any information to share on this
incident contact SPCA so the perpetrators can be brought to justice.
06 January 2019 - New Plymouth - Companion Cat Shot
On Christmas eve 8 year old Smudge returned to his home in Spotswood, New
Plymouth limping in a lot of pain, he had been shot, the latest in a long line of
Cats being shot in the Taranaki region. Fortunately the pellet missed his vital
organs and following surgery to close two wounds in the hip and abdominal area he is
expected to make a full recovery. Police have been notified but at this point the
perpetrator remains at large. If anyone has any information on who may be
responsible, please contact the New Plymouth police.
06 January 2019 - Pakuranga, Auckland - Kitten Thrown From Moving Car
On the morning of 02 January 2019, Bob the kitten was hurled from a car
traveling along Ennis Avenue in Pakuranga, East Auckland. Kind citizens who
witnessed the event rescued Bob and took him to the local vet who administered first
aid then forwarded him to the care of Lonely Miaow Association. Bob was suffering
from Cat flu and as whoever dumped him had not bothered to address the infection,
one of Bob's eyes had ruptured, because of this the ruptured eye will need to be
removed. Sabine Kruekel of Lonely Miaow described Bob's condition as "one of the
worst conditions we have seen". Do you know who failed in their duties to take care
of Bob then dumped him? If you do, notify Auckland SPCA.
04 January 2019 - South Auckland - Kitten Thrown From Moving Car
On 04 January 1019 a 10 week old kitten was hurled from a red moving car near
Alfriston Hall on Mill Rd in South Auckland. A passing driver stopped and rescued
him, took him home and gave him a bath, then delivered him to 9 Lives Orphanage.
Tentatively named Lucky, while suffering from malnutrition and sustaining leg
injuries, one month on he appears to be doing fine. He's now been adopted and is off
to his new home.
We did note a discrepancy between the two reports. The NZ Herald article dated
04 January 2019 quotes Orphanage founder Alisha Sinclair stating that apart from the
incidents in the past week, they hadn't had animals that had been thrown out of
vehicles before. However, the article published at Stuff dated 01 February 2019
quotes adoption co-ordinator Lisa Churchill-Godard as stating 9 Lives had seen about
six cases of Cats being thrown from cars.
03 January 2019 - Taranaki - Kitten Killed After Being Thrown From Car
On 02 January 2019 at approximately 3pm a kitten was thrown from a moving car
then run over on Devon Rd, State Highway 3, near the Mangati Rd intersection. While
rescued by the witness it died in excruciating pain while waiting to be attended by
the vet. SPCA seek a dark green vehicle which the witness stated was heading in the
direction of Waitara and ask anyone who may have further information or dash cam
footage to contact New Plymouth SPCA.
27 December 2019 - Dannevirke - Cat Thrown From Car Travelling At 100k
This one is a curious case which was first posted on facebook. The reports in
the media are somewhat ambiguous. Following their investigations the official
position of both NZ Police and SPCA is the Cat was not actually thrown from the car,
however the witness is adamant she knows what she saw and is sticking by her story
the Cat was indeed thrown from the car. The Cat has not been located.
26 December 2018 - Temuka, South Canterbury
Companion Cat Caught In Gin Trap, Other Cats Also Trapped
On the morning of 26 December 2018, Boris' guardians discovered her lying on
her back with a trap attatched to her leg. When they released her she ran off,
returning a few hours later limping. Boris was fortunate, other Cats have been
mained or killed by these traps. When the family posted about the incident on social
media, other Temuka residents came forward stating their Cats have also been injured
Boris' guardians stated they did not understand why people are setting traps
in an urban area. That we can answer, the reason why people are setting traps is
because they have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated into the cultural marxist
lie which is being marketed wholesale as 'predator free'. Police have been notified
about this incident and Boris' guardians offer a cash reward for information which
leads to a conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for setting these
22 December 2018 - Matamata - Companion Cat Shot For the Second Time
Prince Butterscotch is a rather famous Cat, he features in the book entitled
'Red Life Matters', a book about the challenges faced by children who are bullied
for having red hair. He's been shot twice while in his own yard in the past 12
months, the first time there were children present. Who would do such a thing at all
and who would risk the welfare of children to do it? If you know who is responsible,
do the right thing and share whatever information you have with the police and
10 December 2018 - Mamaku, Rotorua - Suspected Serial Companion Cat Killer
At least two Cats have been shot during daylight hours and left with horrific
injuries. This occurred in the same housing block in the Mamaku area west of
Rotorua. SPCA animal inspector Talia Jenkins stated the bullets appear very similar
and SPCA suspect a serial Cat killer is in action. SPCA seek any information or
leads which may assist them to bring those responsible to justice. If you have any
information which might help with this investigation contact Rotorua SPCA citing
the investigation reference number 97980.
09 December 2018 - Taranaki - Man Gets Kitten High On Cannabis
This one is a real dumb and dumber scenario if ever we saw one. Druggies Toxic
Tania and Weedhead Wade videoed themselves blowing huge clouds of marijuana smoke
into a young kitten's face. While intoxication on recreational substances may
precipitate diminished responsibility, we think these two are just plain stupid to
video themselves and then post the video of illegal drug usage on Facebook. We trust
the police graced them with a dawn raid from the drug squad and at the very least we
hope the pad was fair turned over, all in all making for a real bummer of a day
06 December 2018 - Whanganui - Companion Cat Shot
This case was not reported in the mainstream media, it was publicised via the
SPCA Facebook page: 11 year old Aimee was shot with a slug gun in the Durie Hill area
of Whanganui. SPCA Whanganui seek any information on who the culprit is or if you
have seen or heard anything suspicious occurring in the Durie Hill area.
05 December 2018 - Hamilton - Three Companion Cats Fatally Shot
Three Cats shot dead via slug gun in the Hamilton suburb of Nawton. Drake, the
forth Cat survived his wounds. All were shot in their own front garden. Henry was
killed in March 2017. Rocky was shot twice, he survived the first instance in
December 2017 but was shot again in February 2018 and killed. 11 month old Daisy
was slain on 24 November 2018. The guardians of these late Cats are now considering
moving house to a safer location. Police have been notified but have yet to locate
the individuals responsible, if you have any information on this case please
contact Hamilton police.
02 December 2018 - Bell Block, Taranaki - Companion Cat Shot, Leg Amputated
When Kinja the Cat arrived home on Sunday 2nd December his left front leg was
just hanging. He had been shot with either a .22 rifle or high velocity slug gun.
His shattered leg was amputated on Tuesday. The vet is on record stating: "The way
that that has smashed the bone, you would have had to hit it with a hammer to do
that damage". While the police have been notified the offender has yet to be
located. If you have any information to share on this case, or have noted suspicious
activity around Brooklands area on the outskirts of Vogeltown Park where three other
Cats have been shot, contact the New Plymouth police.
27 November 1018 - Rangitaiki, Taupo - Companion Cat Shot Dead
This case was posted on Facebook by guardian Elle Wright: "Between the hours
of 10pm and 4am this morning our all white Cat was shot in the back of the neck
resulting in his death. This happened on the main driveway the farm on SH5
Rangitaiki about 1.5km north of the tavern. Police have been notified and are taking
it very seriously due to the close proximity of the houses and gun activity. He was
a much loved 'pet' and I have two very upset kids and also other 'pets' who have
lost their best mate Jerry. He didn't deserve this". Jerry's guardian requests for
anyone with information message her, but we do not have her facebook address, so we
suggest anyone with information contact Taupo police.
A cash reward is offered for any information leading to a conviction.
27 November 2018 - Napier - Spate Of Companion Cat Poisonings
Vets and residents in Napier are concerned about a spate of Cat poisoning
incidents. One Feline guardian in the suburb of Tamatea lost four of her five Cats
over a period of eight weeks due to suspected poisoning. Vets suspect antifreeze
(ethylene glycol) is the poison being used to kill Cats. One vet clinic stated they
have seen six cases over a three week period. A police spokesperson stated police
were unaware of the issue and SPCA stated the organisation "hadn't received any
official reports". The statement from SPCA is very odd indeed because Napier SPCA
have already issued a formal warning about Cats being poisoned with antifreeze a
year earlier. A media report covering Napier SPCA's warning may be read
In fact, it seems the poisoning of Cats by antifreeze has been occurring for
at least a decade in Napier. This is covered in another media report from 2009. Cats
were poisoned in the area of Davidson Ave in the suburb of Pirimai with cases dating
back to at least 2008 and a vet confirmed antifreeze as the poison used.
Clearly the communications staff at Napier SPCA are not particularly on the ball
and at Napier SPCA the right hand does not know what the left hand is doing. Further
information on ethylene glycol poisoning may be read here:
Shot in her abdomen with a slug gun, three year old Marble left a trail of blood.
When examined by the vet she had four holes in her bowel. She underwent surgery but
died four days later. Her guardians remain traumatised and heartbroken, the children
are "absolutely beside themselves". Auckland SPCA request anyone with information on
this case come forward.
15 November 2018 - Hamilton - Cat Found With Piping Stuck Around Her Neck
The case of Piper is an odd one indeed, we'd guess humans were involved,in all
likelihood bored youth with half a brain trying to be 'funny'. At any rate the
injuries were superficial and thanks to Waikato SPCA she is doing just fine with the
good folk who adopted her.
13 November 2018 - Rangiora, Canterbury - Companion Cat Shot
On the evening of Wednesday October 24th, 2 year old Cornish Rex, Paskall returned
home bleeding and dragging his left front leg. He had been shot twice with an air
gun. Undergoing surgery only one of the pellets could be removed and metal rods were
inserted into his leg. Initial cost of veterinary treatment amounted to $7000,
however further costs for veterinary treatment are likely to be incurred. Paskall's
guardian referenced the media activity of the antifelinist Gareth Morgan stating "I
think Gareth Morgan does have a lot to do with it. It has a really detrimental
effect on you, they are part of your family". Anyone with information about Paskall's
shooting is asked to call Rangiora police on 03 313 6167
$1000 reward for any information that confirms who was responsible.
26 September 2018 - Christchurch - Companion Cat Shot, Leg Amputated
In the Christchurch suburb of Burnside during the afternoon of Sunday 24
September 2018, 11 year old Bubby was shot in the left rear leg with a high powered
air gun. With a shattered bone and concern at the possibility of infection the only
option was amputation of the injured leg. The family has children who have been
exposed to the cruelty of this world far too soon. Someone out there must know who
is responsible, if you do please notify Christchurch police.
21 September 2018 - Tikipunga - Whangarei - Cat Mauled By Dogs
On the evening of 17 September 2018, Duchess' guardian heard a thump and
growling from outside of the house, when she went outside to investigate the
commotion, there were two dogs heading for the gate and Duchess was hiding under the
car. Covered in bite wounds and in a state of shock she was rushed to the after
hours vet clinic. She suffered a broken pelvis, nerve damage to one of her hind
legs,a puncture wound to her chest cavity and possible neurological damage. At the
time the incident was reported in the media, her guardian stated she remained in the
care of vets, unable to move and fitted with a feeding tube.
11 May 2018 to 21 September 2018 - Dunedin - Three Cats Shot
Between May and September 2018 three companion Cats were shot in Dunedin. In
May, 8 month old Izzy was shot with an air gun between the hours of 3pm and 5pm in
the Bremner Street area of the suburb of Fairfield. Izzy underwent surgery and the
pellet was removed. As of September, Izzy has semi-recovered from the injury but
remains with a lifelong limp.
The second incident was covered in the media in September 2018 but happened in
June 2018. Mudge the Cat was shot in the neck with an air gun, once again this
occurred in the Bremner Street area of the suburb of Fairfield. Mudge is recovering
The third incident occured in September 2018, Toast the Cat was shot twice in
the head. the slugs were removed, one came out when Toast's guardian squeezed the
wound, the second was removed by the vet. It is suspected the shooter lives in the
area of Davies Street and Mulford Street. Veterinary treatment for these incidents
amounted to a total of around $1500 in each case. A police spokeswoman urged any Cat
'owner' to report such incidents. If you have any information to share please
contact Dunedin police on (03)471-4800 or alternatively information may be shared
anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800-555-111.
07 September 2018 - Otatara - Invercargill
Environmental Extremist Claims He Has Killed 170 Cats
We've already shared a little coverage on this case in our article on the situation in Southland
. While it is clear some of the crimes committed against Felines are conducted by
individuals who suffer from mental illness, it is also quite clear that in many
instances the perpetrators are not suffering from psychiatric issues and often these
offenders have a connection with environmental extremism. The Gambles appear to be
way more insidious than the average neighborhood psychopaths.
The Gambles operate an eco-tourisim bed and breakfast establishment known as
Bushy Point Fernbirds. They are active
members of the Otatara Landcare Group, a division of NZ Landcare Trust. This is a
Crown funded environmental extremist organisation which claims to be an independent
non-govermental organisation. It seems the Gambles and their cohorts occupy their
leisure time by engaging in the mass execution of introduced species in the interest
of supporting politicised 'conservation'. In September 2018 Ian Gamble made a post
on the Environment Southland Regional Council's social media page stating he has
executed 170 Cats and has their remains buried in his vegetable garden.
Complaints were filed with SPCA who then engaged themselves in an
investigation. Approached by the media for an update two weeks later, SPCA declined
to comment stating they were still in the process of investigating the case. One
month later the media approched SPCA who stated their investigation was completed
but SPCA declined to comment citing 'privacy reasons'.
In our view, that's not good enough SPCA, citizens have a right to know what
New Zealand's premiere animal welfare organisation discovered. Some time later we
received information that SPCA had put the case in the too difficult to deal with
basket. While we appreciate that like the police, SPCA need to prioritise cases and
when it comes to SPCA this may first amount to dealing with live animals they are in
a position to help, we feel that given number of Cats Gamble claims to have executed
this case warrants a full forensic examination of his vegetable garden and a check
for things like microchips and collars in the interest of determining if he has
killed any companion Cats. In our view 170 Cats killed even if they were 'stray' or
'feral' amounts to a veritable Feline Auschwitz which at the very least should be
fully investigated with no stone unturned and the results of the forensic
investigation made public.
In this instance we say to SPCA: In the interest of ongoing public support,
it's time to up your game and make a better effort to be more transparent.
28 August 2018 - Caged Cat Thrown Overboard From Ship
Sailors of the dredge Fairway discovered a black Cat had stowed away onboard
their ship while en route from Singapore to Christchurch. The sailors adopted the
Cat and named it Lucky, ensured it was fed and and even built a cage for it. Later,
the Cat and the cage disappeared and the crew were told the Cat had been
'destroyed'. The crew suspect the Cat was thrown overboard in international waters
while caged because earlier in the piece they had been directed to throw the Cat
overboard, but the crew refused to do so. To the captains and complicit officers of
the Fairway, we tender the worstest of curses to all who are guilty of this
heartless criminal act and trust each are consigned forthwith to Davy Jones' locker.
28 July 2018 - Tauranga - Abandoned Cat Rescued From Unoccupied House
Milky the Cat was discovered abandoned in a locked residence in Tauranga, she had
been confined without food or water for almost a week. Rescued by Tauranga SPCA who
needed to first obtain a search warrant and engage a commercial locksmith to enter
the property, she has now been rehomed and renamed Daisy.
13 June 2018 - Wanaka - Companion Cat Fatally Shot By Neighbor
Four year old Burmese Cat Arthur went missing on 30 April 2018, his guardians
used the GPS unit on his collar to follow up. A signal was initially located at a
neighbour's property, they conducted a search but failed to find him. Discussion
with the neighbour proved fruitless, at first he denied having seen any Cats however
another neighbour revealed a gunshot was heard from the direction of the other
neighbour's residence around the same time Arthur vanished.
The witness stated he had seen the other neighbour holding a rifle at the
exact spot the final ping had been transmitted from Arthur's GPS tracker. Confronted
by Arthur's guardians, the neighbour claimed he had shot a possum. It seems Arthur's
body was disposed of at another of the neighbour's properties in Alexandra.
We have received information which identifies Arthur's killer, at this point
we will refrain from naming him or publishing his image. He is a despicable and
cowardly individual who when confronted by the grieving family could not bring
himself to admit his crime and provide closure. Police dealt with the matter by
issued him with a pre-charge warning under section 48 of the Arms Act. NZ Police, we
don't think a warning is an effective deterrent.
Former stray Cat Possum arrived home in a lot of pain with a severely swollen paw,
he had sustained a hole in his foot and two broken toes after being shot with a slug
gun. Possum's guardians have lost another Cat in September 2017 and suspect their
other Cat may have also been shot but failed to make it home.
Possum's guardians ask: "What sort of mentality do people that do that have?"
Our best guess is persons suffering from induced environmental psychosis, which means
individuals who have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated by the incessant ongoing
campaign in the media demonising Cats on behalf of the likes of Forest and Bird and
Department of Conservation. At last report Possum remains in a cast and confined to
quarters. The vet is hoping the slug will make it's way out.
02 May 2018 - Tauranga - Pack Of Dogs Kill At Least Four Cats
Not a lot we can add to the media report of this carnage aside from
encouraging citizens to report dogs who are out and about unaccompanied to council
animal control services. You will be doing the dogs and their owners a favour
because if a dog attacks a human or another companion animal it may be put to death
and the owner may be brought before the court to face charges. On the other hand if
you happen to be experienced with dogs and are able to make a good call on the
attitude of the dog it is a fair call to befriend the dog and capture it. We rescued
a large dog who turned up in our garden a while back and stuck him in the basement
with food and water until we located his dad who was overjoyed to get his canine
friend home safe and sound.
30 April 2018 - Auckland - Companion Cat Shot, Left Semi-Paralysed
On Monday April 23 2018, 18 month old Bagheera of Glen Innes failed to arrive home.
Family members conducted a search and 24 hours later she was found in the bushes
between two residences in a semi-paralysed state by the her guardian's 11 year old
niece. Bagheera had been shot with an air rifle. The slug entered her right shoulder
and at the time of the media report the vets suspected the pellet remains in her
left side. Police have been notified, please contact Auckland police if you have
information to share about this incident.
15 March 2018 - Redwoodtown, Blenheim - Cats Abused And Vanished
Antifelinists are active in the Blenheim suburb of Redwoodtown. At lease a
dozen reports of Cats being abused in various ways and more Cats have gone missing.
Cats have arrived home 'drenched', one arrived home with his back legs and stomach
shaved and later vanished for ever. Another was lured with food and had a dog set on
it. One resident lost two Cats, another resident has had three different Cats go
missing in 12 months. Yet another Cat returned home very sick and shaking, the vets
suspect the Cat had been poisoned. It appears there have been many other cases of
Feline abuse in the suburb.
Residents suspect multiple individuals are involved this abuse of compaion
Cats. We here at Feline Rights suspect this may well be a coordinated effort by
environmental and conservation extremists. Blenheim police appear to be uninterested
in the actions of the antifelinists in Redwoodtown and have directed citizens to
Contact SPCA if you have any information to share about these cases.
06 March 2018 - Hamilton - Companion Cat Shot, Loses Right Eye
On the evening of Saturday 03 March 2018 Snowy the Cat arrived back to her
Hamilton home covered in blood. Shot three times with bullet wounds to the jaw, eye
and ear, she lost her right eye and her guardians incurred a $5000 vet bill for
treatment. A spokesperson stated bullet fragments were discovered "within
millimeters from where they would have certainly killed her".
Veterinary consensus is one of the bullets shot through her nose and across
her teeth roots before coming out of her eye. Future surgery on her jaw and teeth is
likely. A Givealittle page set up by her guardians son resulted in kind donations
from citizens, enough to cover her initial veterinary treatment. If you have any
information on who is responsible for this despicable act, we suggest you contact
Hamilton police and/or SPCA.
20 February 2018 - Kapiti Coast - Three Companion Cats Shot, One Killed
On 23 December 2017 Blue, a pedigree Birman Cat arrived home bloody and
swollen with a wound to the neck. Veterinary treatment was sought, an antibiotic was
prescribed and administered. Once the initial swelling abated, Blue's guardian noted
a lump remained under her chin. A couple of weeks later a discussion with a
neighbour revealed two of his Cats had been shot, with one of them killed while he
was away on holiday. A further veterinary consultation revealed Blue had a slug remaining in her
neck, fortunately the vets were able to remove it. The vets stated similar cases had
presented at the clinic. They suggested laying a complaint with SPCA which Blue's
guardian did. She stated to the media "They've been really good, taking it seriously
and looking into it further".
However, the statement from SPCA communications manager Jessie Gilchrist
who who said the society "couldn't comment on the investigation but it is an
isolated incident" amounts to a clear demonstration of incompetent public relations.
Her statement at the very least reflects ignorance of the facts when it comes to the
larger picture and also reaffirms the typical lack of transparency we have sadly
come to expect from SPCA.
Three Cats shot as reported in the media plus the others who have presented at
the vet clinic in no way amount to an "isolated incident" and even a cursory viewing
of our crime pages prove innocent companion Cats are being shot right across the
nation from North Cape to Bluff. Without question SPCA needs to up their game when
it comes to transparency and due to what is either general ignorance or a deliberate
attempt to minimise the larger issue, we suggest Jessie Gilchrist resign forthwith
from the position of communications manager for SPCA and take a position outside of
the animal welfare sector.
12 February 2018 - Aotea, Porirua - Cat Dies From Huge Dose Of Poison
On 07 February 2018, two year old Louie had his dinner around 5pm, afterwards he
went out and returned at 7pm with blood pouring from his nose. By 8.30pm he was
being examined by the after hours vet, he died at 10pm. Louie had been poisoned, the
vet stated Louie had at least twice the amount of poison in his system as would be
expected if he had accidentally consumed it. Because of this, it is suspected to be
a deliberate act of poisoning with the poison placed in Cat food or another treat
Cats would find attractive. The symptoms were consistent with poisoning via rat
poison, so the chances are the poison was brodifacoum or something similar.
23 January 2018 - Tokoroa - Companion Cat Executed By South Waikato SPCA
Lestat the Cat failed to return to his Tokoroa home, he had been live trapped in the
process of an SPCA trapping operation. Diagnosed by an SPCA vet as having a kidney
disorder which via SPCA protocol deems a Cat as not rehomeable, he was held for
SPCA's 8 day statutory holding period, then executed in cold blood.
SPCA chief executive Andrea Midgen denied SPCA had trapped Lestat and claimed he was
trapped by a member of the public who said they had "seen the cat wandering around
alone for three weeks". We here at Feline Rights do not believe a word of it because
one of our supporters had one of her Cats trapped in an SPCA trapping operation in
the Wellington suburb of Miramar, but she was fortunate enough to visit the SPCA
center and recover her, though while in SPCA custody they had microchipped her Cat
which she was very unhappy about and demanded the accursed tracking device be
Who's side are you on SPCA? Why are you trapping and executing perfectly well cared
for happy companion Cats? Might this have something to do with following the directives of the
Morgan Foundation's National Cat Management Strategy Group
of which SPCA is an active participant?
Between 7am and 1pm on January 16 2018, Haezel the kitten was subject to a wanton
act of animal cruelty, she was set on fire and suffered burns to her face and body.
The incident occurred in the vicinity of Sword Street in Gore. Paw Justice
posted a $2500 reward for information leading to identification of the offender
which resulted in an individual coming forward with strong evidence of who was
responsible. Paw Justice spokesperson Craig Dunn stated it was their belief the
injuries were caused by a spray can and a lighter. Haezel is expected to make a full
recovery. We understand this case is now fully resolved.
15 January 2018 - Martinborough - Companion Cat Shot, Other Cats 'Vanished'
Jemima the Cat mysteriously vanished on or about December 28 2017 from her rural
Martinborough home. She returned on 07 January 2018 dragging her right front leg.
Jemima had been shot in the shoulder which destroyed the nerves in her shoulder and
chipped the top of her sternum off. At the time of the media report vets were in the
process of determining if surgery would be required. As the bullet had passed right
through her, police were unable to conduct a ballistics analysis of the bullet which
would have allowed police to investigate further. However, police expressed concern
and stated if they get further information they will investigate. Jemima's guardians
have had six other cats disappear without trace over the past six years, which
suggests there is ongoing antifelinist activity in the Martinborough area.
Do you know who is responsible? If you do, contact Wairarapa police.
12 January 2018 - New Plymouth - Kittens Dumped, Two Die, One Rescued
On Wednesday 10 January 2018 a citizen discovered three six week old kittens
who had been dumped in a rubbish bin in Pukekura Park in New Plymouth. Two died,
Zena the survivor sustained a broken leg. The penalty for abandoning animals
amounts to a fine of up to $50,000 and or 12 months imprisonment. If you have any
information on this case or other cases of animals being abandoned contact SPCA or
Camp Elsdon, Porirua: On 01 January 2018, 10 year old Tom was enjoying some
sun at the edge of the camp ground when some despicable individuals came by walking
their muscle dog. They directed the dog to attack Tom via the order 'sick, sick'.
The dog followed orders and Tom sustained a thirty second attack which left him with
a suspected broken pelvis. The attack only ceased when one of the other campers
intervened. Then the dog's owners laughed and walked off.
This is the sort of incident which really annoys us here at Feline Rights.
We'd say the dog is not to blame as he or she was simply following orders as one
would expect a well trained dog to do.
What sort of people would do such a thing? Persons who rely on machismo to
fill the hole in their metaphysical constitution where ideally a soul should reside.
They look tough and and act tough and often will keep muscle dogs as an accessory in
order to boost their macho image and they do this sort of thing 'just for laughs'
without a thought of the larger consequences of their actions. Sadly there a few
people like this in every community.
As to Tom, while he was examined by the vet and released with painkillers, the
vets were unwilling to fully diagnose or treat him due to a lack of available funds.
However SPCA set up a givealittle page which resulted in $21,000 in donations toward
Tom's veterinary care within a day of the initial media report. Tom is expected to
make a full recovery.