Hallelujah, pictured with Tamra Hay, zookeeper at the SPCA Napier Center, is now available for adoption after being zipped into a duffel bag and discarded about a month ago. Photo / Paul Taylor
Hallelujah the cat, found in a zippered bag behind a church just over a month ago, is now up for adoption.
She is one of nearly 50 cats and kittens, each with unique stories and personalities, to await an owner after an influx at the Napier SPCA.
Napier SPCA manager Joy Walker said the sheer number of cats they cared for meant they badly needed people ready to be adopted.
In late April, Hallelujah was presented in a closed black duffel bag on the back of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Wycliffe St.
Two parishioners saved her life by taking her to the SPCA, where she found she was soaked, very hot, and gasping in her own urine.
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Now the five-year-old “dear cat” is in excellent health and is up for adoption.
A few months ago, stray cat Olive Oyl came to the SPCA Napier Center after falling into a barrel of motor oil. Photo / includedOlive Oyl has been waiting to be adopted for a few months and is one of nearly 50 cats at the Napier SPCA awaiting a home. Photo / included
Another cat who has been waiting for adoption for several months is six-month-old Olive Oyl.
It gets its name after coming to the SPCA as a stray cat covered in oil when it fell into a barrel of motor oil.
It took the SPCA team days to carefully remove the poisonous oil from her fur, but the “absolutely lovely, cuddly, happy” cat is now looking for a home.
The oldest available cat is seven years old and the youngest available kittens are 3-4 months old.
Walker said that there are often quite a few cats and kittens around this time of year, but right now there are “quite a few” cats.
Cats come for a variety of reasons – unwanted litters, stray or lost, and some abandoned.
Another cat, Tokyo, and its littermates were born under the grill by someone before they were brought to the center.
“They all deserve a second chance,” said Walker.
When a center is full, the animals that come in can be relocated to other centers, but it is preferable that they be given permanent homes through adoption.
Animal profiles are available online and anyone interested in an animal should book an appointment with the SPCA online or by phone.