For all the current news and rescue information http://services.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/petsonline
OCTOBER HALLOWEEN can be very
BUT FOR THESE POUND CATS SO IS
Meet ‘Ellington’ on page 5
SAVING HUMANS BY FINDING THEM A RESCUE CAT
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RESCUECAT Catvocacy post:
I am currently reading Nathan Winograd's "Redemption" -
the book that lies behind the "no kill" movement, which RCP
supports. This passage rings true for me about why animal
shelters kill animals that are supposed to be "sheltered":
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Elizabeth with Patrick
https://www.facebook.com/ (now adopted)
"They kill because they make the animals sick through sloppy
Who, What, Why and Where cleaning and poor handling. They kill because they do not want
to care for sick animals. They kill because they do not
RescueCat Project is unique. Staffed by effectively use the Internet and the media to promote their pets.
Superheros (TopCat, IttyBittyKitty and They kill because they think volunteers are more trouble than
KitKat), who use their powers to: they are worth, even though those volunteers would help to
eliminate the “need” for killing. They kill because they don’t
1) Support other rescue groups who foster want a foster care program. They kill because they are only
and find homes for cats rescued open for adoption when people are at work and families have
their children in school. They kill because they discourage
2) Achieve direct adoptions from the visitors with their poor customer service. They kill because they
Pound to lessen the burden on rescues. do not help people overcome problems that can reduce
impounds. They kill because they refuse to work with rescue
We also use our superpowers to defend groups. They kill because they haven’t embraced TNR for feral
cats from the relentless and mindless cats. They kill because they won’t socialize feral kittens. They
bureaucracy that is the Pound. kill because they don’t walk the dogs, which makes the dogs so
highly stressed that they become “cage crazy.” They then kill
As the name suggests we take on them for being “cage crazy.” They kill because their shoddy
particular projects. So far, we: tests allow them to claim the animals are “unadoptable.” They
kill because their draconian laws empower them to kill."
1) Take photos of cats and kittens in
Blacktown Pound, NSW. That is, they kill because they can. These are not reasons to
kill animals. This needs to stop in Australia.
2) Advertise cats and kittens in the
Pounds around Sydney. The book finishes with these words: "In the final analysis,
animals in shelters are not being killed because there are too
We started photographing cats in the many of them, because there are too few homes, or because
BAHF Pound in late 2011. It is Sydney’s the public is irresponsible. Animals in shelters are dying for
largest pound. It also has an exceptionally primarily one reason—because people in shelters are killing
high kill rate, particularly for cats. them." It's so true. Elizabeth
We are based in the Inner West. If you
have any questions, please email the
cat committee at:
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DON’T BUY FROM A PET SHOP
ADOPT FROM A POUND!
Give a homeless CAT/KITTEN a forever home
Good news from the Cattery (Photo by Sabrina Treliving)
with another happy adoption!
Precious Metal left the
Cattery with her loving new
parents. She's a very lucky
girl - I hear that a whole lot of
goodies have been ordered
and will be arriving for her
tomorrow. We are so excited
for you, and can see that you
will be very much loved in
your new home!
Nothing beats the joy of
actually being able to save
a cat’s life and give them a
forever home. Come and
meet your next family
member at Blacktown
Animal Holding Facility.
Blacktown City Animal Holding Facility. Ph. 9839-6161 http://services.blacktown.nsw.gov.au/petsonline/
TO ADOPT A FUR KID
— OCTOBER 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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Imp.4080: TRUFFLE 3-5yrs
Female Click for more images
I’m not a
Imp.3864: CASTRA 3-5yrs Male Click for more images
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SAVE A POUND CAT’S LIFE
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DID YOU KNOW THAT FOSTER CARERS
SAVE LIVES WITHOUT HAVING TO ADOPT?
For more details on fostering a Pound cat :
1-2yrs Female Click
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video 4-6yrs Male Click for more images
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Please, SAVE ONE precious life
because DEATH ROW lies waiting…
Imp.4159 : PIAF
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Imp.4176: QUINCY 6-12mths
Female Click for more images
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Well Hello Dolly… This black beauty is a little on the If you would love to meet Dolly here are the contact
timid side, but very, very cute indeed. She is less than details: She is in foster care with Kittie Kat Rescue
12 months, and is just starting to come out of her which is operated by Alexandria Osbourne. The
shell. Her photo shoot was a big deal, but she did facebook page is here:
really well and made friends with all of the toys :) https://www.facebook.com/Kittiekatrescue?fref=ts
BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL
You’ll love the feel of my soft, velvet fur,
You’ll love the sound of my rumbling purr,
Once I have loved you…
You will never look back!
The reason for this?
I am the black cat….
ADOPT YOUR OWN
BEAUTIFUL BLACK CAT!
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RESCUE GROUPS WANTED
KITTEN SEASON HAS ARRIVED AT BLACKTOWN POUND
Currently with a rescue hold
this lovely little girl represents
the first influx of the many
mama and bubs who will soon
arrive at Blacktown Pound.
If you are thinking of becoming
a foster carer please contact
one of the rescue groups listed
on page 12 ( direct links on
page ) and save not just one life
but the life of a little family.
Here is a ‘Mamabear’ in need of a hand. This little cat (and she is little) is a bit frightened, but is taking excellent care
of what are going to be the most beautiful cats - you can see that they have both tabby and torti markings in these
photos. There are 4 of them in total, all tiny, and all in need of a bed OUT of the pound. Again - this little cat is not
available for adoption, BUT a rescue group with space and inclination will, in a few weeks, have a collection of really
lovely cats and kittens for adoption. And as we all know, kittens are highly adoptable!
If you are a rescue group and are able to help, please contact Brandon at Blacktown Pound,
Sydney as he is the Rehoming Officer and will be able to assist you. 9839-6161.
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ADOPTING A NEW
CAT OR KITTEN?
We thought it may be useful to list Sweet Sugar is waiting to
the essential (and non-essential) meet her new family!
items you should purchase before
you pick up your new cat/kitten.
Below is a list of recommendations • Cat carrier - a must for transporting your cat safely.
• Cat food - a premium quality brand of food is best, • Cat Tree/Scratching Post - if you can bear to have
such as ScienceDiet, BlackHawk, Nutro or the one because they are pretty ugly, we cannot
like. Dry food is very good for healthy teeth. recommend it enough. Cats love these. Also
Premium wet foods such as BARF are highly reduces the chances of your cat scratching your
recommended by many. Variety is good, as it keeps furniture / carpet.
them from being bored. Chewing meat & chicken
necks (NOT cooked) is good for teeth. • Toys - a combination of interactive toys, homemade
toys, toy mice etc. Toys should be cycled to ensure
• Water bowl - it’s a good idea to purchase large he doesn't get bored. Small mice to throw around
stainless steel ones, as some cats will only drink and a tunnel to rush through.
from deep or running water.
• Worming / Flea Control Products There are some
• Feeding plates - ceramic or metal plates will excellent products on the market which are applied
reduce the likelihood of feline acne (plastic plates to the back of the neck once a month. You will need
can cause this on a cat's chin). to flea treat your cat monthly even if an indoor cat
and worm at 3 month intervals.
• Cat bed - and if you are feeling decadent and your
house is cold during the day (we imagine your new • Collar and id tag if you like, but be careful it is not
cat may get into bed with someone at night) a too tight or too loose. A cat collar should have a
heated mat, such as Petmate heat mat - plug in safety breakway buckle in case the collar gets
and put in bed. As long as the bed is warm and caught on something it will release under pressure
surrounds the cat. Or you can put a blanket or old freeing the cat if it is in a precarious situation.
towel in the bed that can be removed and washed,
as it can be difficult to wash beds themselves. Continued next page…..
For details on adopting the adorable SUGAR ( pictured above ) or any other of the CAT and KITTENS
available contact DoggieRescue on 9486-3133 or http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
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Continued from previous page… A HOME WITHOUT A CAT
• Litter box and litter. A box with a IS JUST A HOUSE!!! ADOPT A FURRY FRIEND!
hood will keep the litter in better than
a flat tray. There are a number of Mufasa 16wks+ Domestic
different litters on the market - you Semi Long Hair ginger
need to work out what suits your cat Male A gorgeous red
best. If you change the type of litter headed boy who has had a
and your cat starts peeing outside the rough start in life but is
box, it may be because they don't like coming out of his shell and
the new litter. Breeders Choice learning to trust .Mufasa can
(newspaper pellets) is recommended now be patted and picked
for kittens as they can eat litter. You up for a cuddle without any
will also need a litter scoop and a problems. He just needs
stock of plastic bags :) kindness and TLC.
Some other things: Sarabi 16wks+ Domestic
Semi Long Hair ginger
• Cat bowls need to be cleaned every Female Her pale coffee
day and water changed every day. coat is stunning, as are her
large gold eyes. She is still
• Scoop the litter at least twice a a little timid but given love is
day. Kittens usually poop right after coming out of her shell. This
they have eaten, so it will need to be unusual beauty deserves to
done at least twice a day! Adult cats be special.
poop less frequently it seems, but
twice is good for hygiene. You may Latte Domestic Shorthair
want to do it more frequently. 1yr Ginger/White Female
Very affectionate and playful
• Biscuits available at all times. she is an active girl who
needs to find a family of her
• You could consider pet insurance. very own to appreciate all
her special qualities.
Sponsor: With lots of love
from the 5 Kane Kitties.
Telephone: 9890 7220 Tuesday Domestic
Shorthair 1yr Rare Blue
16 Ross Street, Tortoiseshell Female
PARRAMATTA. 2150 She is sweet, playful and
www.cottageanimalhospital.com.au affectionate but as she
has tested positive to FIV
The Cottage Animal Hospital is a needs to be the only cat.
collaborative venture between Doggie
Rescue and Veterinarian Dr Deirdre Sponsor: From Lesley
Cansdell, with love.
(Dee) Clack BVSc (hons).
For details on CAT/KITTENS available contact DoggieRescue on
9486-3133 or http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
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DOZENS OF KITTENS SAVED AT ABOUT ME: You will see from
my poster that I have FIV
Blacktown City Animal Holding Facility (feline immunodeficiency virus
(FIV) as a lentivirus (or "slow
These are some of the approximately 40 infant kittens that have gone to rescue virus"). This means that I may
groups on the SAME DAY they have reached Blacktown Animal Holding Facility appear normal for years.
in the past month. However, infection eventually
leads to a state of immune
“We would like to extent a huge thanks to Paws Crossed Animal Rescue Inc., deficiency that hinders my
Monika's Doggie Rescue, Purr-fect Match Cat Adoptions, Stacey (independent), ability to protect myself against
Brighter Future Cat Rescue, Butterfly Wings Animal Rescue and other rescue other infections. So the same
groups and individuals that have helped us achieve this. Their kind hearts and things that would not affect a
amazing support allow us to re-home more animals. We have been working hard normal cat, may affect my
to save as many kitty's as possible and look forward to continuing to work with health. I could tell you more,
the public and rescue groups to achieve this.” Brandon Cowan ARO but actually I want you to read
what my visitor thought ….
If you're looking to adopt a kitten or cat, please visit
415 Flushcombe Road Blacktown NSW WHAT WE THINK: This
evening I lay on the floor with
or email [email protected] Lapis doing a circuit around
me, as she snuggled, bumped
AT RESCUECAT PROJECT WE 1) CatOgraphy - take against my cheek, purred, and
HAVE 3 CORE MISSIONS... 2) awesome cat tried to pin cushion me with
little stomping paws. She’s a
photos to help find lovely and affectionate cat.
loving homes. Lapis watched me leave and I
2) CatVocacy - be a felt terrible. I have seen her
voice for cats in several times now, and each
the pound and fight time she was a most lovely cat
for change. craving attention and cuddles.
3) CatFunding - find cash She’s kind. She’s affectionate.
and help improve the She loving. All the things
standard of life for cats person could want in a cat.
in the Pound.
WHY THIS CAT: Lapis has
FIV. So we are looking for a
special home (no other pets) or
a person to foster her. We
need a special foster however.
Someone who already has an
If you are interested please
contact: Elizabeth & Andrew at
contact Elizabeth and Andrew
via RescueCat Project’s
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Where is my
forever home I
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HELPING, EVEN IN A SMALL WAY, IS MEANINGFUL
FIV CAT TO FOSTER/ADOPT