A paw to hold

Hannah Cobb from Tauranga SPCA and staffy pup Leo. Photo: Bruce Barnard

Consider adding four paws to your family this weekend. Tauranga SPCA’s Valentine’s Second Chance For Love event is on Saturday, February 17 from 10.30am-2.30pm at the Tauranga SPCA in Greerton.

And it’s the perfect place to meet your next soulmate. Whether it’s dogs, older puppies, kittens or cats that catch your eye, there will be a pet for every heart.

SPCA Tauranga operations manager Margaret Rawiri says there will be plenty of pets ready for cuddles and loving forever homes.

“The best way to choose a pet, or to let your new pet choose you, is to spend some time with them,” says Margaret.

“People are welcome to go into the cat adoption area and spend time getting to know the cats and kittens and find that perfect one.

“And we can organise for people to go into our playpen with the puppies if they think the right one is there for them.”

Whether you want to add four paws to your family in the way of a pooch or a feline, Margaret says their adoption pets are ready for devoted new families.

“Being kitten season, we have lots of cats and kittens from eight weeks old that have all been vet-checked, de-sexed, microchipped, had their first vaccination and treated for fleas and worms – all for a discounted adoption fee for this day only!

“We also have some puppies which are all exceptionally lovely and eagerly waiting to go to their new homes to enjoy the life they truly deserve.”

All of the SPCA’s puppies and dogs have also been vet checked, de-sexed, microchipped, and have had their first vaccination, and been treated for fleas and worms prior to going to an approved home.

“And all of our adoptions are subject to meeting our normal adoption criteria,” adds Margaret.

So if you want to meet your pawsatively perfect Valentine, make sure you head down to Tauranga SPCA at 43 Alach Street, Greerton.