I thought I would introduce you to a few of my friends at the Wellington SPCA. I volunteer here every third Sunday evening. Last weekend I also bought my brand new camera (Nikon D3200, above the lens is the AF 50mm f/1.8d).
The current building for the Wellington SPCA is in Newtown - it's a run down, patchwork kind of building that definitely isn't earthquake proof! But they have made what they can out of it. Luckily, they have now received the funding to go forward and relocate to an old hospital located on Mt Victoria that has been abandoned for years. It's a huge space and will now allow the SPCA to take in even more animals, and there is a huge need for it.
I have to say, I volunteer on purely selfish reasons. I miss my cats from home (Bella, Zinzan, Neo and Belle - my brother's cat) so I head here to cuddle and play with them, socialise them, coax them out of their shells if they're a little shy (like the poor wee 5 month old sweethearts not pictured who were hidden in a knook squished up so they couldn't be seen), and give them something in return. It's nice and relaxing as well, to just sit on the floor and cuddle.
I definitely would become a crazy cat lady if anyone let me. So don't. Four cats will be my limit in the future!