Models strut for cats
Models from all walks of life will strut their stuff in Wellington in aid of stray cats this week.
Amalia McLaren-Brown, a professional model, and Hannah Clements, of Lyall Bay, will be among the models showing off secondhand clothing from Opportunity For Animals stores in support of the humane treatment of feral cat colonies in Stray Cat Strut.
Organiser Debra Ashton of Paremata said proceeds of the show will support the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary in Otaki.
Green MP and Animal Welfare spokeswoman Sue Kedgley will be a model and Good Morning host Sarah Bradley, of Petone, will MC the night.
Ms Ashton says Wellington, like most cities, has a growing problem of homeless cats.
Animal welfare centres struggle to cater for the number of cats and many face euthanasia because they are often hard to rehome.
Desexing the cats, rehoming and managing colonies is part of a long-term strategy to reduce the numbers of unwanted cats.
All clothing on show will be for sale on the night.
‘‘Sometimes it is hard to see the potential of an outfit on a rack, especially in a charity store, but the show will give people a chance to see how they can still look fantastic on a very tight budget,’’ Ms Ashton said.
‘‘Where else can you get a whole outfit for around $10?’’
Visit straycatstrut.org.nz for more information.
Stray Cat Strut is on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm at the Whitireia Performance Centre, 25 Vivian Street, Wellington. Tickets cost between $15 and $35. Catwalk: Amalia McLaren-Brown, right, and Hannah Clements practise their modelling.