For all the current news and rescue information http://services.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/petsonline
Meet The Don on page 7
SAVING HUMANS BY FINDING THEM A RESCUE CAT
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RESCUECAT This month it’s all about FOSTERING A POUND CAT for the
PROJECT pounds are full. There is a gross overpopulation of companion
animals in Australia which leads to around 17,237 cats and
kittens being "put down" annually in NSW alone, based on the
latest local government statistics.
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Who, What, Why and Where
RescueCat Project is unique. Staffed by
Superheros (TopCat, IttyBittyKitty and
KitKat), who use their powers to:
1) Support other rescue groups who foster RescueCat Project is "no kill", which means that the cats that
and find homes for cats rescued come into our network stay there until they find a permanent
home unless they are diagnosed with an untreatable illness.
2) Achieve direct adoptions from the Sometimes they are adopted by their foster parents who just
Pound to lessen the burden on rescues. cannot let them go! This is known as a "foster failure". On other
occasions, cats find new families who fall in love. Without all of
We also use our superpowers to defend our wonderful foster carers we could not exist at all as we do not
cats from the relentless and mindless operate a shelter.
bureaucracy that is the Pound.
As the name suggests we take on On Saturday mornings I walk into the cattery and then walk all
particular projects. So far, we: around, greeting all of the cats, meeting and greeting old friends,
and seeing who is new and who needs a photograph. And then I
1) Take photos of cats and kittens in walk into the back of the cattery, where, in kitten season, live the
Blacktown Pound, NSW. mothers and babies. Seriously there are so many beautiful cats
and kittens in the pound. It’s incredible to me they all end up in
2) Advertise cats and kittens in the there. Without our network of foster carers many of these lovely
Pounds around Sydney. cats and kittens would simply perish.
We started photographing cats in the Blacktown Pound does their best but with the kitten season in full
BAHF Pound in late 2011. It is Sydney’s swing now there are just too many abandoned cats and simply
largest pound. It also has an exceptionally not enough room to keep them all. The lucky ones are adopted
high kill rate, particularly for cats. straight from the pound but there are so many whose precious
life depends totally on whether a foster care can manage to
We are based in the Inner West. If you squeeze another in. If you are interested in becoming a foster
have any questions, please email the carer please email us at [email protected]
cat committee at:
[email protected] FOSTER CARERS SAVE LIVES
WITHOUT HAVING TO ADOPT.
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DON’T BUY FROM A PET SHOP
ADOPT FROM A POUND!
Give a homeless CAT/KITTEN a forever home
Happy update: Recognise this
handsome boy? Yes - this is
Poddie formerly #3186 from
Blacktown Pound dubbed
Butternut and adopted at the
end of July.
Here's Poddie with Rush
who's clearly just a little bit in
This our friends makes it all
worthwhile. It is thanks to your
shares and likes spreading the
word about so many deserving
cats stuck at Blacktown Pound
and those already rescued still
in the rescue cycle until they
are placed in their forever
Blacktown City Animal Holding Facility. Ph. 9839-6161 http://services.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/petsonline/
TO ADOPT A FUR KID
— NOVEMBER 2015 —
$140 - MALE/$160 - FEMALE (CATS UNDER 2YRS)
$110 - MALE/$130 - FEMALE (CATS 2 TO 6YRS)
$90 - MALE/$110 - FEMALE (CATS 7 + YRS)
MON-FRI: 8.30AM - 4.30PM / SAT: 9AM - 1PM / SUN: 9AM - 11AM
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY
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DID YOU KNOW THAT FOSTER CARERS SAVE
LIVES WITHOUT HAVING TO ADOPT?
For more details on fostering a Pound cat :
Imp.3972: HUFFLEPUFF Imp.4318: SABRINA Imp.4148:
4-6yrs Male Click for more images 4-6yrs Female Click SUSIE COOPER
for more images
Click for 6-12mths
video Female Click for
Imp.4367: KIERA REID Imp.4280: MAX FLASH
1-2yrs Female Click for 6-12mths Male
more images Click for more images
Click for Click for
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Please, SAVE ONE precious life
because DEATH ROW lies waiting…
Imp.4245: ASTORIA Imp.4154: SLIPPER
1-2yrs Female Click 1-2yrs Male Click for
for more images more images
Click for Click for
Click for Imp.4224: BUDDY
video 1-2yrs Male Click for
Imp.4150: JEMIMA Imp.4160: MACAVITY
1-2yrs Female Click for more 1-2yrs Male & 4162
images MUNGOJERRI 6-12mths
Male .. Very bonded
Click for Click for more images
Imp.4473: DAN video
Click for more
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IImmpp..44430108:: RSAITBCRHIINEA Imp.4364: GREY BEAR 3-5yrs Male
M4-C6yCrsAWFem3a-5leyrCs lMickale Click for more images
Cfolricmkoforer mimoaregeims ages
Click here for video
Imp.4431: ELECTRA 1-2yrs Female
SURRENDERED Click for more images
Imp.4401: KATE SPODE
Click for more images
DE BRUIN 1-2yrs
Female Click for
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Abandoned Imp.4339: THE DON
1-2yrs Male Click for
Depressed more images of our
Confused sad cover boy
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AN ABANDONED FAMILY
KITTEN SEASON HAS ARRIVED AT BLACKTOWN POUND
Click here for
ONE IS TOO FEW, TWO IS NOT ENOUGH…
THREE IS JUST RIGHT!!!!
There are three reasons to adopt three:
1. 3 in winter are best, front back and feet are heated by solar powered cat blankets
(summer is not comfortable)
2. 3 for if you are not home, there will always be company for the others
3. 3 for couch time is best, one for the legs, and one for each arm (legitimate reason to ask
your significant other to get you a wine because you are trapped and can’t move because
you will disturb the cats).
They are impounds 4561, 4562, and 4563 at Blacktown Pound. They ready to adopt (over 8 weeks), and so
will be $140 each to adopt. This includes desexing, vaccination (F3), micro chipping and life-time registration.
If you are smitten by all three (or just one): (1) call the pound on 9839 6161 and quote the
impound numbers or (2) email the pound at [email protected]; (3) or
contact the rehoming officer at [email protected]
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BELOW MEET Imp.4564:
AND SHE HAS BROUGHT DADDY
WITH HER TOO!!!
Unfortunately a whole family ended up in the pound Spring and summer are 2 seasons where the pound is
( yes Daddy came too ) and it seems that this little lady literally flooded with kittens and pregnant cats - and this
is very likely pregnant again (please note she is not lovely cat is one of them. Mummy-to-be is impound
available for adoption but is rescue only). Having 4565 at Blacktown Pound, Sydney. Due to her condition,
produced such a gorgeous trio of kittens already we can she is available to rescue only (not available for
only imagine what the next round of babies may look adoption). One can only hope and pray that someone,
like. But it should not be this way. somewhere, has an itty-bitty-bit-of-space.
Click here for
Any rescue groups able to assist this dear little girl to find a safe haven please contact:
Brandon Cowan, Blacktown pound's rehoming officer at [email protected]
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Mightier than the Sword by Jessica McColl
October 6, 2015
Hello Readers, you have a better idea of what you are going to get
purrsonality wise, such-and-such is so deserving of a
It feels like only yesterday that I was writing about the beautiful home and yet it rarely makes a difference. So
dire circumstances that accompany ‘kitten season’ in rescue organisations are approached, “please take this
Australia and yet here we are again. Already many cat”, but they too are overflowing. They feel the terrible
pounds and shelters are starting to fill up with mama cats pinch of having to say ‘no’ because they cannot take
and kittens, very soon-to-be mama cats and batches of anymore. Some are told explicitly that if they do not take
orphaned kittens. this cat or a litter of kittens, that they will be euthanised
that afternoon. When they say euthanised, they actually
You see, here I would usually start prattling on about mean killed.
irresponsible owners who don’t desex their pets and who
don’t realise that they are contributing to the problem. Now imagine that were you. You were that rescuer, doing
But that gets really tiring really fast. Yes, there are this because you love animals and want to make a real
irresponsible owners in spades out there. No, that does
not condone the treatment that cats receive within the difference. You have seen ones survive terrible odds,
pound system. During kitten season, things get bad
within the pounds. Really bad. It becomes over crowded, tenderly nursed them through the worst days so that they
disease and illness sweeps through there and everything could live a whole life of better days. You have lost some.
becomes sick. People come in for a look (thank you for You tried and tried for them but their will to live was
choosing to adopt and not shop) and will spend ages broken or the enemy too strong, your last gift was to hold
looking into the kitten cage but sweep past all of the them so that they knew love existed as they made their
older cats. The older cats may be barely two years old. final journey. You have wanted to keep some of them
(all of them) but know they have to leave to make way for
I can tell you all the lines we use to encourage people new ones. When you are told those you don’t take will be
into taking an older cat; they are out of crazy kitten stage, killed you feel as though it is your fault and it weighs on
your mind and conscience. It is terribly unfair. Depression
and burnout is rife within the rescue community.
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“ There is a desperate mother cat with 3 kittens at a pound and if we don’t find a foster home
for one of the adults then we can’t take them, there is just no room….” Luci - DR Welfare Officer
Yes Jessica, we as a rescue shelter know how you feel. Isaac
It is COMPLETELY and OVERWHELMINGLY tragic.
Just in the last few days DoggieRescue has saved a
very pregnant cat (Toffee) and 3 little only 2 week old
kittens (that are being bottle fed by Dee at The Cottage
Animal Hospital – Panda, Koala and Turtle) on Friday
from Hawkesbury. We also rescued a 6 week old kitten
Sylvester from Renbury Farm who has cat flu. We are
rescuing a 4 month old kitten (that no one wants
because he is too old) from Renbury Farm tomorrow.
His name is Isaac ( see photo at right ).
There is a mum with 3 kittens at Fairford Rd if we don’t
find a foster home for one of the adults at The Cottage
Animal Hospital we can’t take them…Also Mosman Vet
is most likely taking 7 kittens from Fairford Rd through
DR. With the kitten season here it will only get worse. If
only we could find foster carers for our adult cats while
they wait for a home then we would have room to save
more of these desperate cats and vulnerable kittens.
Toffee, recently rescued very pregnant Mum has an ultra sound to check US?
on the health of her bubs at The Cottage Animal Hospital.
Christmas is fast approaching and with the cat breeding season in full swing pounds are full and desperate cats and
tiny kittens have to be moved from the pounds or they will be euthanized. It is especially important for the adult cats
( mother cats whose kittens are now adopted ) to go to a foster home and so free up their cages for new arrivals.
For details on adopting or fostering please contact DoggieRescue on 9486-3133
Or see our full list of available cats at http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
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Meet Sirocco The Sassy Cat -
In FOSTER CARE - parental interviews can be arranged…..
“Hello, I'm Sirocco, which means "warm wind." I think that describes me pretty well. I'm a sassy little lady who
loves to play and chase. My foster mummy calls me a "little munchkin." I am really looking for that special some-
one to love with me. I am pretty spectacular in my unique fur coat and it has been said that I am one of a kind.”
I'd love dearly for our beautiful Sirocco to find her Sirrocco is extremely playful and especially loves the
forever humans. We had visitors to our rescue cats last laser pointer. She's hanging out in foster care with a
weekend and I loved seeing a couple fall deeply for bunch of other cats however we believe she would
Sirocco. Sadly they aren't in a situation to adopt a cat much prefer to be either the solo cat of the household or
but it was clear to all of us that there was a deep possibly with another. We observed her being extremely
connection. If you are attracted by these gorgeous nurturing with some young orphan kittens we had in our
photos of her and tempted to meet her then that can be care. It was a beautiful sight and yet made me sad to
arranged. We are flexible with meeting times think that she didn't get the chance to raise her beautiful
I first met Sirocco when she was surrendered to
Blacktown pound with a tiny little newborn. Sadly that I know she's happy because she spends a lot of time
little bubba didn't survive. She's only young herself and rolling around on her back playing with any toy she
estimated to be no more than 18 months.Luckily she seeks out. Here's the link to more details about Sirocca
was rescued by our friends from Purr-fect Match Cat https://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/376390
Adoptions and has been in foster care with me.
~ IttyBittyKitty x
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TOO TINY TO BE SO @FR@ID
HELPING, EVEN IN A SMALL WAY, IS MEANINGFUL
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http://www.mosmanvet.com.au/ Look what we've got ….
Mosman Veterinary Hospital
Mosman Veterinary Hospital have just taken delivery of
9 Canrobert St, eight new kittens, saved from
MOSMAN. NSW. 2088 the pound by Monika’s Doggie
Ph: (02) 9960 2856 Rescue and brought to MVH
for rehoming. These little guys
are available for adoption now
and we can vouch that they
are all absolutely gorgeous!
Please call in or contact us if
you are interested in adopting
a new fur-baby for your family.
SAVING PRECIOUS LIVES Annandale Animal Will you help
Hospital us to keep
Generic photo 62 Moore Street saving lives?
LEICHHARDT. NSW. 2040
Click here to see
Currently has a stunning blue/ videos and more
silver tabby mum called Sahara photos on Doggie
with her four newborn kittens (3 Rescue’s site...
ginger, 1 tortoise shell). These
will be available in a few weeks
when old enough to be adopted.
Phone: (02) 9550 9600
Email: [email protected]
VET FRIENDS Generic photo
73a Spofforth Street,
MOSMAN. NSW. 2088
Phone: (02) 9953 1090
Currently has a very friendly and beautiful tortoise shell mother
cat called Mumma with her five adorable newborn babies
(3 blue, 2 tortoise shell).
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Collaroy Veterinary Services
1185 Pittwater Rd,
COLLAROY. NSW. 2097
Phone: (02) 9971 8487
Currently has a striking looking VIDEO:
blue tabby mum cat called CLICK HERE
Queen Elsa and her three 2
week old kittens and a
beautiful ginger mum cat
called Goldie with her three
ginger kittens Sunny, Sandy &
Sparky who are now 8 weeks
old and pictured at right.
Lindfield West VETMED
10 Moore Avenue,
WEST LINDFIELD. NSW. 2070
Phone: (02) 9415 8000
Currently has a beautiful blue tabby
mother cat with four 2 week old kittens.
Email contact: Generic photo
[email protected] Click here to see their heart warming rescue video!!!!!
The Cottage Animal Hospital
16 Ross St, PARRAMATTA. NSW. 2150
Phone: (02) 9890 7220
https://www.facebook.com/TheCottageAnimalHospital Toffee our beautiful, gentle & sweet torti mumma
is pictured with her four newborn babies. Toffee
will come desexed, wormed, F3 vaccinated, FIV
tested and micro chipped. Her adoption fee is
$180. Toffee will be available for adoption once her
babies reach 8 weeks of age.
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Dear Friends: Meet Lapis….
She was rescued by Leesa
(IttyBittyKitty) and is residing in
foster care with Lessa. Quite simply,
Lapis is Lovely.
She is an indoor kitty, very
affectionate and very loving. We
have all fallen in love with Lapis,
and I know that you would to, if you
wanted to meet her.
So, if I could ask one thing of
you, that you consider Lapis as
your Fur Kid?
She expects you to cook for her
(raw food is fine), to clean up after
her (she likes breeders choice litter),
to give her a lot of love (she likes
head rubs the best), and to provide
a warm nap area (your bed with you
in it will be fine).
If you would like to ask about Lapis
contact Leesa on
or call her at 0422 811 723.
Another month — more cats await loving homes... Imp.4154: SLIPPER
RescueCatProject - works many cat hours to encourage
and promote direct adoptions from the Pound. Why?
Because there are so many awesome cats just waiting
for their chance to take you home. So, send our link to
your friends, click the thumbs up icon, and generally
pester your friends to tag along with us.
Time you adopted a RCP pound cat? Love comes free.