Adoptathon a roaring success for 59 pets

HANNAH FLEMING
Last updated 05:00 12/02/2013

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A total of 59 animals found homes at the North Taranaki SPCA on Sunday during what was its most successful Adoptathon yet.

More than 1000 people visited the Colson Rd centre on the day and organiser Jackie Poles Smith said everyone had been very supportive.

"We managed to raise more than $2000 which was really great," she said.

"It was really, really successful. It's the biggest it's ever been."

A total of 10 cats, 20 kittens, 21 chickens, two dogs, two puppies, two pigeons and two guinea pigs found homes.

Ms Poles Smith said it was great to see some of the long-term animals find new homes as well.

"One amazing lady came in and said ‘I want to adopt one who won't find a home'.

"So she took a cat that was a bit of a grump and not particularly affectionate, which was really neat."

There was, however, a cat named Smokey who Ms Poles Smith said had been feeling particularly down since Sunday.

"She had a prime spot during the SPCA Adoptathon, but nobody chose her."

Ms Poles Smith said Smokey was an extremely attractive female with just a wee bit of attitude, and hoped she would find a new home soon.

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