Horrible — and as we had to tell a certain local property businessman a few years ago, causing an animal unnecessary pain and stress is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act.


Arriving home from a wander around the neighbourhood just two days before Christmas, Hannah Candy’s cat Blue was bloody and swollen with a gash on her neck.

Unsure of what had happened and what was wrong, Hannah, a resident of Waikanae Beach on the Kapiti Coast, took Blue to the vet and was prescribed medicine.

The swelling went down after a few weeks.

However when Blue, a domestic birman, was almost back to normal, Hannah noticed a lump on her neck.

Full story on the NZ Herald (Kapiti News site)