SPCA publishes list of long-stay animals ready for home

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Through Eva de Jong

Abandoned animals sometimes wait for years to find a new home, the SPCA says.

Lucy is a 1 year old mixed breed at the Masterton SPCA. She had surgery on her foot but it has all healed and she loves to run and play with people.
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The organization has compiled a list of the animals that have stayed in SPCA centers the longest during this year.

Kelly was found abandoned on the street, chained to a post.

Beside her, left in a box, lay her litter of puppies.

Kelly is a 2 year old Kelpie with the Whangārei SPCA. She was very protective of her pups and took a long time to trust the staff, but once she did she became “a box of beans who loves to play”.
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When Kelly was taken to the Whangārei SPCA, it seemed her luck had changed. But despite being described as a big softie who was always up for a cuddle, she was one of the many canines on the long-stayer list.

The SPCA said matching the right family to the right animal was an important process. It meant that each animal’s needs had to be considered before an adoption was approved.

For Kelly, this meant being the only dog ​​in the house and going to doggy daycare once a week to use up all her energy.

At the uncoveted top spot on the long-stayer list was Sam, a nice boy with good manners, who had been with the SPCA for two years.

Julia is a 4 year old thoroughbred mare with the Christchurch SPCA. She needs an experienced owner to train her and build her condition.
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Ferry is a 7 month old female at Masterton SPCA.  She will have to be rehomed with her cat buddy Meyrick, and the staff say she is shy and needs patience, but playing is the way to win her over.

Ferry is a 7 month old female at Masterton SPCA. She will have to be rehomed with her cat buddy Meyrick, and the staff say she is shy and needs patience, but playing is the way to win her over.
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Sam was so used to the SPCA staff that they said he had become part of the furniture. But they still hoped that he would find a permanent home that could meet his special nutritional needs.

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The list was not exclusive to dogs, Julia the thoroughbred horse and Ferry the shy tabby cat patiently waited for their new owners.

The SPCA said that for those looking to adopt an animal on the longest-lasting list, profiles and more information can be found on their website.

Jase is a 3-year-old mixed-breed dog with the Timaru SPCA, and the staff say they don’t understand why he wasn’t arrested. He needs a lot of exercise and will have to be the only dog ​​in his new home.
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Dashy is a 9 month old male with the Hastings SPCA.  He likes people and especially belly rubs.  Staff said:

Dashy is a 9 month old male with the Hastings SPCA. He likes people and especially belly rubs. Staff said, “Unfortunately, Dash has always been the last choice, but he always makes cat friends quickly.”
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