North Shore Times : December 7th 2010
18 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS V CAIRNS TAIPANS THURS DEC 9TH, 7.30PM $12.50 CHILD/CONCESSION* $17.50 ADULT $50.00 FAMILY PASS** BRONZE TICKETS *Children are 15 years and under. Students are any students with valid photo I.D. and Seniors are 60+ years with valid photo I.D. ** Valid for 2 adults and up to 2 kids. NEW8199 TICKETS FROM ONLY $12.50* JOIN US FOR A BREAKERS CHRISTMAS! GET DRESSED UP AND ENJOY A GREAT NIGHT OUT WITH FAMILY AND MATES Homes needed New home: Coco is one of the many cats in need of a new foster home before Christmas. By LISA HONEYBONE A cat rescue centre in Murrays Bay needs to find homes for more than 20 cats before Christ- mas. Diane O Connor from Sapphire Cat Rescue says she has already res- cued 150 cats this year. We are over-run with cats that need foster homes and permanent homes, she says. Fostering is a volun- teer position and you will need to be able to feed and care for the cat or kitten in your own home until we find a perma- nent home for them, she says. The non-profit organ- isation s mission is to rescue, de-sex and re- home stray cats and kit- tens. Visit www.sapphire catrescue.org or call 476-5163 for more information. For the love of Ginge Nearly 70 people donated to help a Sunnynook man whose cat Ginge needed urgent explorative surgery. Linda Nunn of Animal Re-homing, who made the plea for donations, and Ginge s owner want to thank people who gave and wrote letters. One eight-year-old donated $4 from her moneybox and many people wrote sending best wishes and describing the love they have for their feline com- panions. Sadly, Ginge was unable to be saved, so some of the donations were used to have him cremated. Ginge s owner adopted an SPCA cat so donations have also gone towards the adoption fee and other costs involved with the new cat. His owner was lonely after Ginge s death and sought Ms Nunn s help adopting another cat with similar colouring. He initially saw a cat called Scarlett O Hara who had been found wandering in Browns Bay and handed into the Forrest Hill Vet Clinic. But as soon as he laid his eyes on Gizmo at the SPCA he had no interest in meeting other cats. He adopted the cat and has renamed him Ginge 2. Animal Re-homing is still keen to find a home for Scarlett O Hara and other animals. Visit www.animal rehoming.co.nz to apply for her adoption or donate to the charity. Carollers doing rounds The Beach Haven Carol- lers will perform around the Shore in the lead-up to Christmas. The group is now in its 26th year of performing. It will be at the North- bridge Retirement Vil- lage, Northcote, on December 9 at 7pm; Fairview Lifestyle Vil- lage, Albany, on Decem- ber 14 at 7pm; Birken- head RSA on December 17 at 6.30pm, and Lady Allum Village, Milford, on December 20 at 7pm. Phone 483-5492 or 021-214-1186 for more information.
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