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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday August 10 2017
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A givealittle page has been set up as a reward fund, which will be paid to anyone who provides information that leads to the conviction and prosecu- tion of the person responsible. The page was set up by Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic after staff treated one-year-old tuxedo cat Richie, who arrived at the clinic in a critical condition, struggling to breathe, lethargic and refusing to eat. An X-ray showed three slug gun pel- lets underneath Richie’s skin, one of which had punctured a lung causing internal bleeding. Niki Hotter, Manukau After Hours Clinic staff member, says they suspect the attack was deliberate. “One pellet could mean it was an accident, but three means that some- body was most likely aiming at Richie. I would hate to think there is some- body out there that is using our cats for target practice.” Hotter says slug gun wounds are becoming an increasing problem, with another cat arriving at the clinic a few days after Richie with one slug gun pellet under the skin. She says she hopes this isn’t the out- come of negative attitudes towards cats. Beachlands resident and Richie’s owner Gillian Richards says she is dev- astated to know somebody intention- ally hurt her pet. “I was shocked and mildly angry when the vet told me there was one slug gun pellet, but when I heard there were three and it was quite apparent that it was deliberate act to hurt him, I was furious and sickened to think that someone would do this,” she says. With Richie now recovering at home, Richards says she is determined to find out who is behind the attack. As well as helping track down the perpetrator, the After Hours vet clinic contributed significantly to the cost of Richie’s more than $2000 treatment. Hotter says the givealittle page is having great success with more than $1500 already raised and donations coming from as far away as an SPCA officer in the United Kingdom. If the reward is not claimed, Hotter says the funds raised will be donated to Paw Justice to help with other cruelty and neglect cases. Local police and the SPCA are also following up on the case. https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/help- forrichie CRUELTY: A cat was shot three times with a slug gun in Beachlands last weekend. Photo supplied Reward out for cat shooter Occupants of an Ormiston house have escaped a house fire unhurt. Firecomm, the NZ Fire Service communications unit, told the Times the fire was at a two-storey home at 394 Ormiston Road on Sunday at around 5pm. One bedroom was involved and all persons were accounted for, FireComm said. This latest fire brings back memories of an horrific fire in December in Plantation Avenue in Ormiston which shocked the community after it claimed four lives - 47-year-old Sri Lankan refugee advocate Kailesh Thanabalasingham, his 39-year-old wife Bhamini, five-year-old son Bareth and 65-year-old mother-in- law Umaddhevi. Bedroom goes up in flames LUCkY: The occupants of this home in Ormiston Road had a lucky escape after a fire on Sunday. Photos Nick Krause Victory for Howick viewshaft supporters ➤➤ From page 1 Councillors Dick Quax and Sharon Stewart have expressed satisfaction with a proposed plan change to protect the views from Stockade Hill. “A report to council acknowledges that Stockade Hill is a significant heritage site and the Landscape Architect engaged by council noted that Stockade Hill provided 360 degree views,” the councillors said in a joint statement to the Times. “However, the views to the west and southwest are constrained by existing vegetation. The report recommends that the views out to Rangitoto, Motukorea (Browns Island), Motutapu, Motuihe, Waiheke and Motukaraka as well as Musick Point and Beachlands be protected.” Cr Stewart said that while the proposed plan change is not everything she had hoped for, it is a major win for the community. “I had hoped that the recommendation might have been for the 360 degree view protection but I have read the report and believe that the most important views have been protected.” Cr Quax acknowledged that while some in the community might be disappointed with the recommendations, overall he was satisfied with the report. “I want to acknowledge the tremendous effort by the community, and in particular (HRRA chair) Gayleen Mackereth to protect these views from inappropriate development that would deprived the community of a priceless amenity,” he said.
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