Loki is still missing after a week. Last time he disappeared three years ago he came back after 3.5 weeks having lost half his body weight, with a broken jaw, covered in abscesses, and dragging a dead leg. The leg was subsequently amputated. Loki is a stoic little chap who tends to sit and wait things out if he is stuck somewhere. He is not a noisy burmese and is unlikely to call out or make a lot of noise.
If cats are hurt or traumatised they shut down and hide, they are more likely to attempt to move around at night so shining torches into undergrowth or bushes, or into crawl spaces under sheds or decks might mean you can see his eyes reflect.
If he has been hit by a car or injured again and wasn't killed he would have a very limited ability to get himself home again given he is down to three legs. My worry is that he is immobilised and fading away somewhere. If he is shut into somewhere he would sit and wait to be let out.
He could also be stuck - on a roof, in a drain, down a hole or in a pipe. He is very curious. And despite having three legs he climbs trees and gets on roofs!
I have increased the cash reward to $1500 for finding him alive. Even if you have already looked - I'd be so grateful if you can look again.
Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.
Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.
Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.
We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.
See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?
Kia Kaha Aotearoa.
We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
Happy Easter Pōneke!
Just a reminder that some of our services are effected by the holiday hours, so if today is your normal rubbish day, it will be moved to Saturday.
Our recreational facilities are still closed during this time.
For more info on our Easter hours, head to:
For more info on our facilities and services visit wellington.govt.nz/covid-19