Town & Country Homesit Ltd

  Offers an extensive live-in house sitting, pet-minding service for both town & country properties. Sitters maintain an appearance in your absence discouraging potential intruders and keeping your animals in a secure and familiar environment. Sitters and pet minders are thoroughly screened and reference checked so you can have peace of mind for your property … Continued

Pony Parties Barnyard Visits

Visit the indoor barnyard and outdoor farmyard. 12 minutes drive from Halswell, located in Motukarara, across the road from the raceway. Provides afternoon tea with home made scones and jam. BBQ facilities and special demonstrations available on request. Comfortable seating indoor and out. Tours around the farm are walker friendly. See rare breed chickens, Flemish … Continued

Royal N Z Foundation of the Blind

Ring the above number, or 0800 24 33 33 for information about services, to enrol as new members, to order Talking Books etc.  RNZFB offers a craft group; training; education and support for blind persons and their families. Ph. 355 8381- News ‘phone – this service has recorded extracts from newspapers, read by volunteers. Approved … Continued

Cats protection league

The Cats Protection League is a registered charity dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and re-homing stray and abandoned cats and kittens. If you have concerns about the number of cats or the welfare of cats, or are prepared to help in some way, phone the number above. Their Opportunity Shop is located at 475 Worcester Street  … Continued

Physiotherapy and Canine Therapeutic Massage Kathleen Crisley has operated Canine Catering in Christchurch since 2007. She has been certified in both canine sports massage and canine therapeutic massage and is a mobile service so dogs can receive physiotherapy in the comfort of their owner’s home. An infrared laser system is also available to support healing. Dogs always receive a … Continued

SPCA Education Officer

Visits a variety of groups with a presentation on the SPCA and animal welfare. As part of this the education team will bring some furry friends to enable some animal interaction. Available for retirement homes, service and recreation clubs. Possibility of animal therapy group being set up in the future.

Cat Protection

Has a list of vets who will do spraying, flea and worm treatment etc at a reduced cost with a community service card. Call Cat Protection first. Their cattery is at 14 Charlesworth Street, Linwood. Ph 384 0006. Can assist with vet costs and ‘lost and found’.