Eastern Courier : February 23rd 2011
10 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 23, 2011 NEWS www www.ki .kin nggs sc co olllle egge e. .s sc ch ho oo ol. l. nz nz Boarding at King's College A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Boarding at King's College is the opportunity of a lifetime for your son or daughter. Boys: Years 9 to 13 & Girls: Years 12 & 13 Founded in 1896, King's is a world-class, independent secondary school in Auckland renowned for academic excellence and all-round achievement. We offer first-class facilities, a highly qualified teaching staff, and a broad-ranging, modern curriculum to help develop your child into a balanced, mature young adult on every level. E EN NR RO O LME LMENT NTS FO S FOR R 2012 2012 CL CLOS OSE SO E SOO ON N We invite you to join us for a Campus Tour at King's College on Wednesday 2 March, at 9.30am or Wednesday 23 March, at 4.00pm For more information contact Admissions Director, Mr Mark Kennelly Tel: 09 276 0677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pukekohe 09 238 7019 Resurface, Restore, Recolour your existing kitchen, benchtop, furniture and doors Sprayman Onsite Resurfacing Services with EP-Acrylic Coating System Call 09 625 8776 • www.sprayman.co.nz 3363820AA Foster animals get chance Peek-a-boo: A rescued kitten from the SPCA Animal Village in Mangere peeks at the camera. By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Animals heading into the SPCA's Animal Village in Mangere now stand an even better chance of survival as they are invited into homes. As part of the nationwide Saving Lives initiative, volunteers are fostering animals who would otherwise not survive. Because of the sheer number of animals coming into the village, staff are not always able to give them all the care they need. The village has more than 300 kittens in foster care but the shel- ter is still taking in 80 to 90 a day, SPCA marketing manager Martin MacKenzie says. Kittens that come in without their mothers usually don't stand a good chance of survival because they need more attention than they can be given. Through Saving Lives we try to save every one of them, but some animals just aren't able to be saved.'' But he is helping do his part and is currently fostering three kittens at his home. You become very attached to them. The kids are already asking if we can keep them.'' The kittens remain with their foster families for between three and five weeks or until they reach a kilogram -- the safe weight for them to return to the SPCA. It's a good way for people to make sure they want a pet,'' Mr MacKenzie says. It's a lot of hard work ... and people get to know what they're in for.'' Saving Lives was launched in 2009 and is a campaign by shelters across the country to change the way they operate.
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