Christchurch shelters sending pets north
Overflowing animal shelters in Christchurch are sending traumatised pets north in the hope of finding them new homes.
Since the first earthquake, last September, 47 cats, turtles and roosters have been sent to Wellington's Helping You Help Animals, and a further 21 dogs will join them this week.
All of them are family pets that became homeless or had to be given up because of the earthquakes, said spokeswoman Carolyn Press-McKenzie. MORE>>