2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday SHELTER
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
Look into my eyes,
‘cause they can
From the tip of his cute black
nose, to the gleam in his blue
eyes - Pinocchio is stunning.
Why hasn’t he found a home?
Read Pinocchio & his bonded
brother Jiminy’s story inside.
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Handsome Pinocchio with his mesmerising eyes
introduces our cat section this month. Along with his
brother Jiminy this bonded pair of kitties have been
waiting a very long time to meet their forever family.
Read more about them on p8—there are many
advantages in adopting a bonded pair.
Deb talks about our second hand treasures p4 that
Join us on Facebook remain, for the moment, undiscovered! X marks the
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue spot..Why not come along and meet some of our
gorgeous kitties waiting for adoption.
Follow us on Twitter
In her column Deb also talks about the importance of
DoggieRescue being a no-kill shelter. It makes very
interesting reading. P6
MONTHLY The rabbit section of our magazine each month grows in
popularity and many of our bunnies have been adopted
FROM MY DESK 2 recently. Have you ever thought about a rabbit as a pet?
By Monika Biernacki
Vivienne explains some bunny behaviours that we might
have been wondering about. Do rabbits wag their tails?
COME AND GET UP CLOSE AND 3
PURRSONAL—Kitty Wranglers Wanted!
“ I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone
Meet DoggieRescue’s SECOND HAND who helps our cats, dogs and rabbits to enjoy their
TREASURES. stay with us. We could not do without you!” Monika
DOGGIERESCUE A NO-KILL SHELTER 6-7
By Deb Rouse
BONDED PAIRS : PINOCCHIO & JIMINY. 8
Gorgeous brothers who remain homeless
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE 9-13
FACILITY— Kitties needing homes!
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 14-15
FACILITY— Pound cats seeking homes.
WHY ARE KITTENS & CATS SO 16
DO RABBITS WAG THEIR TAILS? 19
By Vivienne Chan
100% RECYCLED— DON’T SHOP… 20
Email: [email protected]
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COME AND GET UP
CLOSE & PURRSONAL
Lily getting to
HEY, CAT LOVERS...KITTY WRANGLERS WANTED!!
Are you interested in volunteering with the shelter kitties? Come and help keep them clean and
happy. We’d love to meet you!!! Kitty Wranglers required to help with feeding & cleaning, cuddles
come after!!!! For more details please contact [email protected]
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME
VOLUNTEER! TO MAKE THE WORLD A
HAPPIER PLACE FOR AN
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Harper 8mths Black Male
Hugo 8mths Ginger/White Male
Levi( bonded with Logan )
Logan Ginger/White Male
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Willy Wonka Black/White Male Cover boy Pinocchio White/Black
Male (See story p44)
Lil (bonded with Tommy not
Angie White/Black Female
pictured )White/Black Female
• Sponsor Harper: “ I think you are purrfect!” Doris the Cat
• Sponsors Levi & Logan: With love from Sam & Joy Jenkins & Best
wishes from the 4 Kane Kitties.
• Sponsor Willy Wonka: “ For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
PHOTOS BY TOVAH LEVITAS
https://www.facebook.com/Artbytovahlevitas/ X MARKS THE SPOT!
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• Feature DOGGIERESCUE A NO KILL SHELTER Written by Deb Rouse
Doggie Rescue is a no-kill
shelter, one of the few true
no-kill rescue groups of a
reasonable size in NSW.
On these two pages are some
easy ways you can help and “ Harper” Pure
black & beautiful
bring happiness to an abandoned
pet, and help us to save more!
What does no-kill mean? Wiki contains the definition
“A "no-kill" shelter is an animal shelter that does not kill
healthy or treatable animals even when the shelter is full,
reserving euthanasia for terminally ill animals or those
considered dangerous to public safety.” Unfortunately
Hugo loves to there are some who like to apply their own interpretation on
play... “healthy” and “behavioural issues”, and euthanize animals
based on the adoptability within a limited timeframe. Doggie
Rescue does not do this.
Biggest myth about no-kill shelters: The biggest
myth about no-kill shelters is that they are always
full and cannot accept new animals.
Doggie Rescue has a well proven reputation for animals
being adopted each week, and is always taking in new
rescues, most often those on death row who have not been
adopted by the public or other rescue groups. These are
most often the hardest cases, as they are not considered
pretty enough, or are too big, or too old, or with medical
conditions needing vet care, or timid, or having various
levels of anxiety of having been abandoned on the streets
or surrendered at a pound. Yet with the special care at
Doggie Rescue, new families with kind hearts are found.
Advocate for desexing & a pet for life approach:
DoggieRescue ensures all our doggies and kitties to be
adopted are desexed. We also check with new families to
ensure they are dedicated to keeping the new family
fur-child for life, and consider what may happen and options
for care if something significant happens to the fur-parents.
In these ways we are looking to proactively address the
number of animals abandoned and surrendered.
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HELPING DOGGIERESCUE TO SAVE MORE LIVES By Deb Rouse
How can you help most? Our well established rescue routines for
doggies has started to be applied to helping kitties, however resources
are limited in both cases! Like most rescue groups we run mainly on
donations and the help of volunteers.
Firstly: please make a donation,
$’s are the most powerful and useful as $’s can be turned to the
most pressing needs as these change throughout the year.
• For online donations please see http://www.doggierescue.com,
and click on the “Donations” tab or complete a donation at the
shelter office – you know everything over $2 is tax deductible :)
• And there are other donations such as sponsoring an animal or
helping with specific medical expenses for some of the rescued
bubs. You may even make a donation on behalf of a person’s “ Doggie Rescue has a well
birthday or other celebratory event.
proven reputation for animals
being adopted each week, and
is always taking in new
rescues, most often those on
death row who have not been
adopted by the public or other
rescue groups.” Deb
Secondly: become a volunteer.
It is not easy giving up your spare
leisure time to generally come and
“muck-in” helping the doggies and
kitties at the shelter. Cleaning and
feeding are the kindest basic things one
can do for an animal, and of course
there is the opportunity for “cuddles”.
Check out the ways you can volunteer
at http://www.doggierescue.com and
click on the “Help Us” tab. All sorts of
skills are needed in all sorts of ways.
And of course, “love the one
Volunteer Amelia- you got”, take care of all your
getting a cuddle
from Pinocchio fur-children, and enjoy their
close friendship for life.
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• Feline BONDED PAIRS ADOPT US: “Pinocchio & Jiminy”
Here we are again this month with the
Why aren’t two best looking kitties you would ever
we adopted? wish to see. Both have such unique
qualities, yet they remain...homeless….
With my good Adopting a bonded pair of cats not only
looks, gives the cat company and companionship
but for someone wanting two cats adopting
ME! an already bonded pair is the easiest option.
Meet the boys—some background...
Once upon a time there were two
brothers. They were born into a hoarder I love you
situation and rescued by RESCUE CAT Pinocchio
PROJECT. At just 5 months old they but...
were adopted together by a family who
were so excited to be giving them a You’re so full
loving home. Sadly just a few months of yourself!
later they were found in a country pound Why, everyone
just by chance by a volunteer from wants ME!
Doggie Rescue who was rescuing a dog.
They had been on death row there for
about 8 weeks and time was running out.
Why they were abandoned again we
have limited information, except perhaps
due to a marriage breakdown.
And so their second journey began at DoggieRescue in
2016. Fast forward to 2018 and the boys are still strongly Pinocchio’s blue eyes always raise admiring
bonded, on cool days they curl up together, or when glances, so does Jiminy’s sweet, expressive face.
feeling social, they will curl up with other kitties too.
Pinocchio & Jiminy will happily sit on your lap (each one
• Both like being with people, they would take does manage to squeeze on a person’s lap) while you
over the office if we let them continue to pat and tell them how beautiful they are. They
• They enjoy playtime, the red laser toy literally are both 2 years of age, and starting to mature, with siestas
gets Pinocchio to do back flips! during the day becoming a prime activity. They also love to
• The boys love a good meal, yep they are “big watch the birds in the trees or crawly things in the grass –
boys” but easy to please we would love them to have an enclosed outdoor space
• Both are happiest sleeping in a hammock or besides being part of your family with a cosy bed. For more
soft bedding (fleeces) details please email : [email protected]
• They can’t get enough fresh cardboard boxes
(the best present for them) Sponsor Jiminy: “Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley
Cansdell & Titch the cat & sponsor Pinocchio: “In loving
memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
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ARE YOU READY TO SAVE A LIFE TODAY? CLICK HERE!
CLICK HERE to meet Hamilton
IN POUNDS GO Imp: 6638 1yr Tabby Male
Have you checked your own council’s KILL RATES? Data available is for 2015
HOME? of the smaller pounds who have many less cats and kittens to rehome than the
but very interesting and will surprise ( and shock ) many. Did you know some
larger pounds have a 95% KILL RATE. CLICK HERE and follow the links.
THE POUNDS ARE FULL OF ABANDONED CATS—MANY OF THEM PREGNANT OR VERY YOUNG KITTENS
FAR TOO TINY TO SURVIVE WITHOUT SPECIAL CARE. OF ALL THESE 1,000’S OF CATS ONLY 3% WILL
BE CLAIMED. THAT MEANS FOR 97% OF ALL CATS IN POUNDS ANY DAY COULD BE THEIR LAST.
HOW CAN PEOPLE JUST DUMP THEIR CAT…AND WALK AWAY?
The cats featured over the these SEVEN pages are cats or kittens who are still in pounds on Death Row.
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TOO MANY CATS
Compiled from information at www.AnimalsAustralia.org
Every year in
of CATS are
shelters or the
street, facing an
and the very real
risk of being put “Nicola”
down…. 2yrs Female
government to stop the unrestricted breeding and
The fate of the homeless
selling of companion animals and establish life-saving
rehoming and desexing strategies. The role of killing
It seems inconceivable that as a society we have come homeless animals often falls to those who care most —
to accept the killing of thousands of healthy companion the employees of animal shelters. This task can take a
animals — rather than demanding proactive solutions by terrible personal toll.
Imp-6650 “ Lewis”
Ginger/White So, why are there too
many cats in Australia?
Australians love dogs and cats. These
companion animals are often our best
friends and beloved family members.
Over one in three Australian house-
holds include a dog, and one in four is
home to a cat. Yet sadly, not every dog
and cat in Australia finds a loving
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NOT ENOUGH HOMES
The problems “Amara”
1. Over breeding Pure Black
Unrestricted breeding of cats simply
means that there are more animals than
the number of responsible homes
available at any one time.
Cats breed seasonally resulting in a "kitten
tsunami" in the warmer months between
November and April. While some surveys
have shown that approximately 90% of owned
cats are already desexed, unwanted cats and
kittens are still being abandoned or
surrendered at a rate that the community
cannot rehome. The volume of cats and
kittens in pounds and shelters during the Amara is a super laid back kitty who is currently housed at
breeding season means that many are killed
due to minor curable health problems such as CAMPBELLTOWN PET & AQUARIUM SHOP
flu and ringworm, or socialization issues such Shops 6 & 7 266 Queen St,
as being too timid or too assertive. There are CAMPBELLTOWN. NSW.
simply too many to treat, and not enough
homes for all the healthy ones. This is a pet shop working with Campbelltown Animal Care
Facility to find new homes for abandoned cats and kittens.
A Victorian survey revealed that 13% of cats
had a litter prior to desexing. Many people 2. Pet shops
do not realize that cats can be pregnant by
4 months of age. Most vet schools and
veterinarians have been recommending the Pet shops are regulated in different ways in each State and
traditional 6-8 months of age for desexing, Territory — whilst some require the kittens and pups to be
despite the benefits of early age desexing vaccinated, and some to be micro chipped, pet shops are
between 2-3 months. Most refuges and generally not required to desex prior to sale. Not only does the
shelters desex all the cats and dogs they selling of undesexed animals eventually contribute to the number
rehome at this early age, and research has of unwanted animals in shelters, for every animal sold, equally
shown it is just as safe and less stressful on healthy and deserving animals needing homes in animal shelters
are on death row waiting for someone to adopt them.
Community Helping Campbelltown Cats are doing an amazing job of helping to rehome the kitties
in Campbelltown Animal Holding Facility. Their support has helped cat euthanasia rate fall to 6%
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3. Backyard breeding
'Urban myths' abound about breeding: many people
believe a cat should have a litter before being Imp-6654
desexed, that it is unfair to desex their cat, that it's 1yr Female
cute for the children to see a litter born, or that Torti
breeding is a great way to make a few dollars.
Whether by mistake or (well intentioned, but
misguided) design, the little ones bred in the
'backyard' are then sold, given away, foisted on friends
and relatives or end up in animal shelters.
For each one that finds a willing home, the
hidden effect is that the 'adoption pens' at the
dozens of shelters across Australia remain over-
crowded, and the 'killing rooms' are kept busy.
PRETTY ASTRID CURRENTLY WAITS FOR A HOME
4. Lack of identification
Another contributing factor to the killing of cats in pounds and shelters is the lack of identification. The majority of cats
which enter pounds and shelters are able to be handled by humans which means they have been owned, but their
owners have not been identified. This means they cannot be returned to their owners, which adds to the oversupply
and the "euthanasia". Only about 3% ( approximately) of cats are reclaimed from pounds.
The importance of making sure your pet’s micro chipping details are up to date &
they are identifiable should they get lost is highlighted by all these impounded cats
currently waiting for new families at CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY.
CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE
Contact: Animal Care Facility Office
BH phone: 02 4645 4790
Location: 2 Rose St (off Blaxland
Rd), Campbelltown 2560
Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 4pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
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What you can do
• Take the pledge to adopt, not buy — adopting a pound or refuge cat will save a life. Encourage your
friends and family to make the pledge to adopt as well.
• Ensure that your pets have a collar and address tag with phone contact details, and are micro-
chipped with up-to-date information on the microchip registry so that even if they lose a collar they
can be returned to their home, and will not become a euthanasia statistic!
• Support pet shops that rehome desexed shelter animals or only sell pet food and accessories.
For more details on featured cats CLICK HERE
AS THIS E-MAGAZINE IS GENERATED MANY DESPERATE CATS
& KITTENS WAIT IN POUNDS HOPING FOR A HOME.
Each LIFE is unique, special, precious and deserving of a home and a future but sadly it is
impossible to SAVE EVERY NEEDY animal no matter how hard we all try. And try. And try.
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We love adoptions
but we hate seeing
beautiful kitties still
waiting for their
chance. Gloria has
been at the facility
Impound number :1646. Meet Gloria This adorable 2 year old year old girl is looking for her forever home. If you
are interested in adopting Gloria, please visit her at the Facility and remember to bring your cat carrier. Gloria's
adoption price is $49 which includes desexing, vaccination, health check, micro chipping, and Lifetime Registration.
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Imp: 2610 COMET Imp: 2423 MILEY Imp: 2783 ORLANDO Imp: 3056 MISTY
Imp: 2564 ALICE Imp: 2254 PHOEBE Imp: 2493 HOUDINI Imp: 2342 SHONA
SAVE A LIFE
CLICK HERE FOR WEB SITE
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ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday SHELTER
ADOPTED RABBITS : 21
“ The are many reasons to adopt
instead of shop - Snowflake is one
of them! Meet her inside…”
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Featured rabbits in
baskets in clockwise
PINKY Mini Lop with
Lilac Points. Ruby
eyes. 1.5kgs Female.
A docile, gentle girl who
enjoys cuddles & pats.
MIDNIGHT Black Male
A chubby, cuddly boy
who loves to play with
rolly toys and will roll
BUNNIES them back to you! He is
IN well behaved and likes
to be brushed.
Markings Male A gentle
& very pretty boy who
loves being cuddled and
girl) Chinchilla Agouti
Coat 2.6kgs Female
A chubby, cuddly girl.
Snowflake is our longest
bunny resident and was
born at our shelter.
“You’re no body, ‘til
some bunny loves you!”
For more details please call Monika on 9486-3133 or email [email protected]
of the month:
Q: What is invisible and
smells like carrots?
A: Bunny farts! pew!!!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
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• FEATURE DO R ABBITS WAG THEIR TAILS?
Permission is given to
How does a rabbit 'wag it's tail'? - a guide reprint for educational
to seeing how a rabbit is happy! purposes only, provided that
Have you ever wondered how a rabbit wags their Magazine is acknowledged.
tail like a dog to show their excitement, or purrs like
a cat to show their contentment? Whilst rabbits Published by:
don't have identical behaviours, there are iconic DoggieRescue.com
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Here's a brief guide to some of the adorable
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Binky – aka. "binkies" in plural, describes an Phone: 9486 3133
action where a rabbit hops, jumps and kicks their or 0429 044 484
thumpers midair to the side, showing happiness. By Vivienne Chan Editor, Advertising,
One of the best actions a rabbit can do, representing Typesetting, Layout &
feelings of amazement and loving life. (with Snowflake)
Design: Corinne Daw
Zoomies - a rabbit runs extremely fast from point to point/in a loop as if they’re Email: Magazine
chasing something invisible. Zoomies happen when the rabbit is extremely excited, @doggierescue.com
they can't, and don't want to, calm down because of their genuine excitement.
Photography: Lyndall Hord,
Flop - a rabbit "flops" to their side (usually suddenly) as if they were suddenly Kim Bernotas, Tovah Levitas,
frightened and play dead, this only happens when they're fully relaxed and trust Martha Pavlakis & Vivienne
their surroundings enough to relax. Chan
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down, looks around their surroundings - impersonating a meerkat. Periscoping 9549-1111
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better view of surroundings to better understand it. Often followed by other
investigative moves or a reaction to whatever is seen (eg. hopping towards the DISCLAIMER: The point of
treats placed on chair). view that is expressed by
some contributors in their
Nose bump - a rabbit starts to trust someone but is not quite ready to show respective articles does not
affection fully. They will lean towards the human and try to give the human a bit of necessarily reflect that of the
a nose rub to further gain trust in that human. When a rabbit becomes more Publisher, Editor.
trusting, they may give a nose bump, followed by a bunny kiss (a lick). Advertising for services and
products appearing here is
Teeth purring - whilst rabbits don't purr in the same sound that cats do, they make accepted by the Publisher
an interesting noise which we call "teeth purring". This often happens when they and Editor in good faith.
are relaxed in their owner's lap and being patted, they will grind their teeth gently to However the Publisher and
make a “purr” noise from it. Teeth purring represents the love what’s happening Editor give no guarantee or
(eg. being patted) and the want for it to be continued. endorsement of products or
Bunny loaf - describes the position that a rabbit sits in a bread "loaf" position, services, nor the advertisers
paws and thumpers tucked in, ears close to body and rabbit relaxing/sleeping. will fulfill their obligations.
There's many more actions and positions that a rabbit may express their
emotions and communication through, no rabbit is identical. Once you're
familiar with a rabbit, it’s easy to see their quirks and way about life. Rabbits
aren't emotionless or inanimate in reality compared to the stereotypes, they
just express their emotions much differently to cats, dogs and humans.
A D O P T - D O N ’ T S H O P !
RESCUED IS THE BEST BREED!
Each of our FEATURED PETS appear inside this
magazine with more details. Please give a forever
home to a pet who deserves a second chance in life.