ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
MAY 2016 NO KILL
Issue 1 SHELTER
To meet gorgeous TIA &
her friends from The
Cottage Animal Hospital
turn to page 4
SAVING HUMANS BY FINDING www.DoggieRescue.com
THEM A RESCUE CAT
2 MAY 2016 DOGGIERESCUE.COM CATS E-MAGAZINE
What’s inside: Published
FROM MY DESK 2
By Monika Biernacki
POUND CATS Featuring some cats/ 3
kittens in Blacktown Animal Holding Facility
CATS & KITTENS 4-5
Are you looking for a new best friend?
POUND CATS Featuring cats/kittens in 6-7 Feta enjoys a cuddle from Monika—
Blacktown Animal Holding Facility 8 for more details see back page.
THE JOYS OF ADOPTING AN OLDER 10-11 Hello Readers,
CAT By Dr. Deirdre Clack
Welcome to our first issue of DoggieRescue CATS
KITTIES IN THE QUIET E-Magazine. I am delighted that we have an expansion
By Ashley Blair of our cat news within the DoggieRescue magazine,
and also now our separate cat E-Magazine, to reflect
AS A CAT OWNER WHAT CAN I DO the fact that we are trying our best so save as many
TO HELP? Take action to reduce the cats and kittens as we can. What we do is a drop in the
horrendous numbers of deaths in pounds ocean, but we try, together with a number of very
committed vets who turn these sick waifs into
POUND CATS Featuring some cats/ 12-13 adoptable bundles of happiness.
kittens in Campbelltown Pound
Please take a look at our web site and share with
Email: [email protected] your cat loving friends and see if we can together
save a few more lives. Would you not feel proud if
Join us on Facebook one of your friends adopted a kitten or cat that you
Follow us on Twitter Monika
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with vets to save more kitties!
DoggieRescue offers its services to assist kind-hearted vets to save kitties from the pounds. Our homing
facilities may be still be growing, however, we willingly coordinate and deliver kitties from the pounds
when vet facilities are available and willing to help us to save their precious lives.
TO SEE MORE
Here's five little ginger ninjas (4 little girls and 1 boy). They are scared without their Mumma at
Blacktown Pound. These little babes are putting on a brave front. They urgently need rescuing.
It is encouraging to know that there are many vets This leads with our vet clinic contacts and the kitties
around the Sydney metro area who dedicate their they have, and if you scroll through we may have
resources and funding to save lives from the pounds. more information on each kitty with photos and videos.
Sometimes it is pregnant cats or Mums with babes,
sometimes kittens of all ages, and sometimes cats. Working together with the vets, DoggieRescue is able
to stretch its resources to help others help rescue from
DoggierRescue also assists with promoting the animals the pounds. If you or friends are interested in any of
on our web and facebook internet pages, which reach the kitties from the vets showcased in this magazine
many people. If you or a friend are looking for a kitty or on our web site, please contact the vets direct.
A big thank you to our
CLICK HERE: volunteer drivers completing
http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm the pickups and deliveries.
16 Ross St, Xadia
Collaroy Veterinary Services
Phone: (02) 9890 7220 1185 Pittwater Rd,
COLLAROY. NSW. 2097
Beautiful TIA has been caring for her
baby TOBY, gorgeous little XADIA Phone: (02 ) 9971 8487
and Russian Blue x HONEY are
waiting to meet their forever families. GOLDIE is a lovely and cuddly
Please call for more details... ginger Domestic Shorthair that
was rescued with her 3 kittens.
www.cottageanimalhospital.com.au All Goldie's kittens have been
adopted and now she is waiting
Toby to meet her own forever family.
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Cremorne Veterinary Hospital
73a Spofforth Street,
MOSMAN. NSW. 2088
Phone: (02) 9953 1090
Currently has siblings
DANDELION and NETTLE 12wks
were rescued from a pound with
their beautiful Mum who has since
been adopted. Please call for
Collaroy Plateau Veterinary Clinic This little family arrived at Blacktown Pound and have
24A Aubreen Street, been rescued by us. There are 5 gorgeous tabbies /
tabby & white bubs. For more details please call.
COLLAROY PLATEAU. NSW. 2097
Phone: (02) 9982 9439
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& lots more…
Imp: 1601364 Imp: 1601597 Imp: 1601459
18mths Tabby Male 9mths Black/White Male 4mths Ginger Male
Imp: 1601556 Imp: 1601532 Imp: 1601647
4mths Silver Tabby Male 4yrs Tabby Male 9mths White Female
VIDEOS CLICK HERE!
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When you adopt a cat you’ll receive much more than furry
adoration for each cat has something very SPECIAL and
unique to OFFER so don’t be alone this Mother’s Day—
adopt a feline companion and SAVE A LIFE!!!!
Imp: 1601706 Imp: 1601367 Imp: 1601211
4mths Tabby Male 9mths Tabby /White Female 6mths Black Male
Imp: 1601629 Imp: 1601738 Imp: 1601363
9mths Black/White Female 3mths Tabby/White Male 18mths Tabby/White Male
SAVE A LIFE
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The Joys of Adopting
An Older Cat
“In this our Mother’s Day issue I wanted to share with you the many
reasons that adult cats, often overlooked in pounds and shelters for
their younger counterparts, make purrfect companions.” Dee
Dr Deirdre (Dee) Clack
The Cottage Animal Hospital
Ph: 9890 7220
In the kitten season ( which seems to
get longer and start earlier every year )
pounds and shelters are inundated
with pregnant cats or cats with kittens
— sometimes only newly born.
The adorable kittens, if old enough Gorgeous Queen ( featured above ) was in a foster home but sadly was
to be adopted, are usually snapped returned. She came from a pound originally with her kittens, who have
up quickly by cat lovers seeking a all found homes. Queen has been with us at The Cottage Animal
new family member but for the Hospital for over 6 months now while many younger cats and kittens
‘Mums’ this is not always the case. have found their forever homes, she is constantly overlooked. She’s a
big girl, very smart and so beautiful.. We would love to see her get a
Sadly adult cats can be less family of her own as life so far has been a roller coaster for her. To meet
adoptable and overlooked with many Queen please give us a call to arrange an appointment.
waiting sometimes many months for a
family willing to give an older cat a the facts are;
chance of a loving home. Many adult
cats end up in pounds and shelters • Cats can live long and fulfilling lives - often into their late teens or
through no fault of their own and sit early twenties - so you’ll have plenty of time to spend with your new
and watch as one family after another companion.
passes them by for a cute kitten.
• Adult cats make great pets for senior people.
Kittens will always be popular, and • Older cats tend to be better companions for your current pet.
most have no trouble attracting • An older cat has already developed its personality so you know
admirers, but for the abandoned,
forgotten, and heartbroken adult cats, what you’re getting.
you might be their last chance to have • Older cats have grown out of the high-energy, mayhem-filled
the love and warmth of a home where
they can live out their years in comfort. kitten stage.
PLEASE CONSIDER ADOPTING AN ADULT CAT
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KITTIES IN THE QUIET BY ASHLEY BLAIR
A N O T H E R W O R L D : In a spare moment, I slide through the mesh door and feel like I’m entering through
a portal to a serene world of calm. The quiet makes a jarring changeup from my usual, hectic schedule.
Bello Domestic Shorthair 8mths Black & White Male Sponsor: “ Good luck Belo!” With love from Sylvia Raye
Feta Domestic Shorthair 2yrs Tabby Female Sponsor:“You deserve a home Feta!” Lesley Cansdell
W H A T W A S T H A T ? I hear some rustling in spare moment to breathe, and where technology and
the room, and out from hiding come two magnificent stress seem to prevail, I count myself lucky to be in the
cats. Though timid at first, they quickly gain back their kitty room. For now, I'm free from my daily trials.
cheeky confidence, warmth and love. In a matter of
minutes they trust me like an old friend. My heart melts L O V E T O S P A R E : Very few who visit our
as Bello, a sweet black and white cat, rubs his soft shelter actually know that we have a cat/kittie room right
body across my leg and lets out a purr. I pick him up inside our main demountable! Our cats can get very
and he can't resist a cuddle. lonely during the day and would love for you to pop
inside to say hello and to stay for a cuddle.
A N O T H E R W O R L D : What a cat can bring into
your life is priceless. They encourage introspection, R E L A X & D E S T R E S S : Come experience the
self-reflection, and bring a powerful sense of calm and peace and joy a cat can give you - for you never know
peace. In a world like ours, where we seldom take a what you may learn about yourself if you do.
Interested in adopting a cat? Visit http://doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm (or click on the ‘see the cats’ option on
our website) to see the cats available for adoption, or email [email protected] for more information.
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Unfortunately the number of cats being surrendered to pounds appears to be rising not decreasing.
As a cat owner what can I do to help?
From easily obtained Australian sources* we can draw some points to Do you know where
highlight where every pet owner can easily take action to help reduce your local council
the horrendous number of deaths in pounds and shelters each year. sends its “strays”?
The big pounds in
1. Ensure your kitty is micro-chipped and registered – western and south
there is a very small percentage, 5%, of cats traced and returned to western Sydney take
their owners from pounds and shelters. While it’s now “the law” to register animals from
your kitten once over 6 months – why not get it done early? Make sure that councils all over the
your pet is identified so that if it becomes lost you can easily be reunited. Sydney metropolitan
Don’t forget to update details when you move or if your pet changes owners. area.
2. Desex, desex, desex – many cats at pounds have not been Only if your kitty is
desexed, and many kittens are surrendered too. Desexing your kitty is chipped and
directly your part to play to minimise the total number of cats in Australia, registered will any-
and decrease the significant number that become “unwanted” and one be easily able to
destroyed each year. trace your lost pet
back to you.
3. Adopt a kitty that is suitable to your family - don’t pick
because of cuteness, age, breed, or gender, the most important aspects
to match include:
• personalities (yours and theirs)
• activity levels (yours and theirs) and
• space requirements (matching the cat’s needs to your home).
This avoids surrendering or abandoning a pet when it hasn’t “fitted in”.
“Each year an unacceptably Be a Responsible Pet Owner (RPO) - tick-off the
high number of dogs and cats above three points, and also consider:
are euthanased in NSW pounds
and shelters. • Training and coaching your cat not to hunt and
consider outside cat enclosures (with an internet
“Of animals that enter these search there are all sorts of options). Reduce cats
facilities, some 60 per cent of considered a nuisance which may be seized.
cats and 30 per cent of dogs
never leave alive. • Keep your cat inside at night for its safety and the
safety of other animals. Some cats are lost or may
“Last year 50,000 dogs and cats stray and find themselves in pounds
were euthanased in NSW. These
numbers are distressing ...” • Keep your cat healthy – physically, mentally and
emotionally. Ensure your loved pet sees a vet when
3 Feb 2014 Don Page, Local needed. Some cats are surrendered due to ailing
Government Minister health or poor behaviour due to anxiety.
• Keep your cat – life-time commitment means exactly
that—all the way through its old age! Sadly, some cats
are surrendered due to age.
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Ensure both you and the cat have fun together – “cat quality time” can include exercise with cat
toys, escorting your cat outside to watch the world go past, quiet afternoon siestas, lounging near the heater in winter.
By providing a comfortable, relaxed and loving environment, a cat is more likely to be confident, relaxed and loving.
Thereby, poor behaviours are avoided, and it is less likely a cat will be relinquished as not being suitable.
If you need to relinquish your cat, do as much as possible to find it a new family yourself
– do as much is possible to find a new loving family, perhaps offer “deal sweeteners”, and ensure the new family
really are a good fit. Use your network of friends and work associates, the free internet advertising sites, posters and
flyers and of course have great photos and mention the cat’s positive characteristics. Unfortunately in the large
pounds the surrendered cats are usually on a very short 7 day time period in which to be adopted... and for 50% of
cats, due to the competition, this ends in euthanasia.
SAVE A LIFE!
Adopt from a rescue group, shelter or pound – these organisations ensure each animal is micro-
chipped, registered, vaccinated and desexed. Rescue groups save animals from the pounds (bringing down many
pounds’ euthanasia numbers) and many will guarantee to take back an animal if the owner is no longer able to
continue care, or take back a found micro-chipped animal if the current owner cannot be located by a pound.
“ Meet my two new foster babies. I have named them Edwin and Toby. These two boys have cat flu and upset
tummies and only had hours to live in a pound but were saved by Monika's Doggie Rescue and will be available for
adoption once they are old enough and healthy. They are feeling much better now. ” Ashleigh
ADOPTING, FOSTERING OR DONATING $$$ HELPS US SAVE MORE…
For details on adopting or fostering please contact DoggieRescue on 9486-3133. See our list of available cats
with VIDEOS and links to participating veterinary clinics at http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
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I come with added benefits
Adopt a cat or kitten from a pound and you’ll
receive much more than furry feline adoration
Ref: 4628 “Mumma” Domestic Black
Female with 8 kittens. RESCUE ONLY.
Ref: 4576 “Wilson” Domestic Tabby/White Ref: 4600 “Mason” Domestic
Male 5yrs. I’m a super cuddly fella who loves to chat! Tabby/White Female PREGNANT.
RESCUE ONLY. I’m a loving girl who
I’ll be micro chipped, vaccinated and desexed. I’ll also be your enjoys cuddles with my carer at the pound.
furry alarm clock and a bed warmer on those cold Winter nights.
I’ll always appreciate what you serve up to me and make your
clothes look better with extra fur. I’ll also fill a void in your life
that you never knew you had. Please, SAVE A LIFE….
CAMPBELLTOWN POUND Ref: 4653 “Raggzz” Domestic
Black/White Male 2yrs. SURRENDERED.
For more details on any cat/kitten featured please phone: I’m very sweet and quiet - Please adopt me!
(02) 4645 4790
TO SEE SOME AVAILABLE CATS/ KITTENS : CLICK HERE
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Ref: 4610 “Lincoln” Domestic Grey/White Male Ref: 4609 “Bronte” Domestic Tabby/White
3yrs. I have been told I’m very handsome & photogenic. Female 7mths. I’m a fun young cat who loves to explore.
NOT ALL CATS/KITTENS ARE SHOWCASED. IF GENUINLY SEEKING TO ADOPT PLEASE CALL (02) 4645 4790
14 No - Kill Charity MAYP2h01o6nDeO9GG4IE8R6E-S3CU1E3.C3OM VCAoTSluEn- MteAGeArZsINEwelcome!
Doggie Rescue has been saving cats since June 2014. Since that time we
have SAVED 359 cats in total— ADOPTED OUT 382
My name is ~ TABBY CATS ~
Feta Tabby cats are spotted
Tabby cats are just
You haven’t got Tabby
cat -why haven't you?
If you have one then...
why not have two!!!
If you have two then you
could have a few...
Tabby cats, I have three -
how many do you?
Please call DoggieRescue on 9486-3133 at Ingleside or fill in the Adoption
form for cats on www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat and email it to