Beginners Guide to Cat Colours

Don’t know your tabbies from your torties? Help is here!

The solid colours are self-explanatory i.e. black, white, grey (also called lilac, silver, blue) cream etc. Here are some other colours/patterns common in cats.

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Cat Carrier Cage Caution

Every year, several cats are reported lost as a result of cat carrier cages. Unfortunately, this means cats can be lost far from home, making them harder to find.

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Tis the season – for lost pets

Christmas, New Year and summer are the most common times of year for pets to go missing.

While we’re out late enjoying the warm weather and socialising, our pets are left at home alone. And they can get lonely and bored, because they’re social animals too! So they’re more likely to wander, or escape, in search of summer fun when we’re AWOL.

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Fireworks 2018 – It’s time for change

For the 17th year in a row I go to write the same old advice about keeping pets safe at fireworks time.

It feels like fruitless lip-service because my direct experience every year is that pets are lost, injured or killed as a result of fireworks. And "fireworks season" runs for months past November 2 when they go on sale, until well past New Years Eve.


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Lost Pet? Act Quick!

You know your pet best. So, if he or she suddenly doesn’t turn up like clockwork for a meal - assume he is lost and act immediately.

A Poodle named Jack was lost for only a few minutes when his owners realised he was gone. They quickly started asking neighbours, searching up and down the street.

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For added security and to increase the chance of your lost pet getting home, register with the NZCAR.


The SPCA is New Zealand's leading animal welfare organisation, and a stakeholder of the NZCAR.


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