Jag is revved up for a new home

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Meet Jag, the wild­cat ready to set­tle down.

For the past four years the tabby has been play­ing the field at Whi­tireia Com­mu­nity Poly­tech­nic Trades Cam­pus.

But safety con­cerns con­cern­ing the build­ing of a house on cam­pus by trade stu­dents means it’s time for Jag to find a fam­ily.

Ev­ery­one is re­quired to wear hard hats and hivis vests be­fore en­ter­ing the con­struc­tion site, but sadly for Jag, none is avail­able in his size.

It will be a dif­fi­cult goodbye be­cause he has be­come a favourite among staff and stu­dents.

Au­to­mo­tive tu­tor John Forster said Jag needed a safe home.

‘‘He needs some­one with a bit of pa­tience to get him used to be­ing inside. Once he has their trust he will be a lovely boy.’’

Forster started feed­ing Jag when he was just a wild kit­ten, and named him after his Jaguar car.

The ded­i­cated an­i­mal lover vis­its the cam­pus ev­ery day, in­clud­ing week­ends, to feed Jag, de­spite liv­ing in Para­pa­raumu.

Though he was born wild, Jag is friendly and loves the sun.

He is neutered and vet checked.

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