Mod­els strut for cats

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By JIM CHIPP

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.

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