Wisca Lockdown animals New friends Abel Keats and Ruthie share a cuddle

The Waiheke Island Society for the Care of Animals is devoted to the upkeep of the island’s furry friends, come rain, shine or pandemic. 

Having had to close its doors through the Covid-19 lockdown period, WISCA manager Michell Hopkins and her team found temporary homes for all the animals in their care. After six weeks of isolation and cuddly company, however, Michell says many of those animals have unexpectedly found their forever homes. 

“All the animals we had went into foster care before level four, and I’m fairly confident none are coming back,” she says.

During level four, Michell was contacted about welfare concerns, but was luckily able to track down and deal with the issues without breaking bubbles. WISCA also set up a contactless animal food delivery system from their shop.

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