ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
JULY NO KILL
It is so hard to believe
that this beautiful kitty is
homeless. Read Amber’s
sad story on page 5
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FROM MY DESK 2
By Monika Biernacki
“ AHOY ME HEARTIES!” Pirate is 3
Our volunteer photographer Oznur has taken a
DoggieRescue’s undiscovered treasure. breathtaking cover shot of our new resident Amber this
month. She is a beautiful blue torti who needs and
WHY NOT ADOPT AN OLDER KITTEN? 4-5 deserves a loving home. We have a magazine filled with
By Deborah Rouse mug shots of some of our current resident kitties and
many more pictures and videos on our social media
IF YOU COULD DO JUST ONE THING TO 6-7 pages. Please check them all out.
CHANGE THE WORLD...
It is not only the dogs who are getting improvements.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PINOCCHIO & 8-10 Volunteers and friends have also been helping with the
JIMINY Bonded brothers waiting for a home. expansion of our cat café area which has kindly been
funded by donations from Maria, Narrabeen Bunnings,
FEATURING THE BEAUTIFUL KITTIES AT 11-13 Grant and Deborah. Whilst still incomplete, it is taking
HAWKESBURY ANIMAL SHELTER shape ( click here ) and will help families to engage with
our kitties in a happy, pleasant environment. A huge
URGENT—BLACKTOWN ANIMAL 14-17 thanks to Will, Deborah and other volunteers/sponsors
HOLDING FACILITY IS FULL! who pitched in to get it to this stage. Will had most of this
construction done in two days. He hardly stopped to eat
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE 16-17 and worked until dark. Hopefully by the time of my next
FACILITY— Kitties needing homes! editorial we may have kitties inside checking it all out.
MIDNIGHTS MYTH BUSTERS By 18-19 This winter come and visit us and meet the cats up
close and get to know them, Jiminy (pictured) and I
Midnight (with help from Vivienne Chan ) will be there to greet you! Monika
DOGGIERESCUE HAS BUNNIES—Did 20-22 Email: [email protected]
you know ? Meet them and fall in love!
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Being homeless VIDEO OF FIVE THINGS
is not amusing… PIRATE
CLICK HERE ABOUT PIRATE...
1. Social with other cats. Pirate
is a quiet cat who would be
fine with a ‘multi’ cat
2. Is about 7 years of age but
could possibly be older.
3. Very social, likes to be
close to you and be part
of the ‘action’!
4. Enjoys a good meal, like a
range of fresh & tinned food.
5. Has never been special to
anyone. Pirate came from
a hoarder situation last
Christmas with another
cat ( Captain p6) and
10 little black dogs. Life
for him has been rough.
So ahoy me hearties, not
all treasure is silver and
gold. Heave ho and give
us a call to come and
share your booty if you
are looking for a long
ADOPT A RESCUED CAT
DOGGIERESCUE 2 McCowan Rd, INGLESIDE. NSW. 2101
Phone: (02) 9486-3133 www.DoggieRescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
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• Feline FEATURE ADULT CATS COME WITH MANY BENEFITS
Why not adopt an
“older” kitten? CLICK HERE
Kittens evolve into cats in their first year of age, and every cat will
occasionally act like kitten regardless of its age. Why not enjoy an “older”
kitten? That is, a cat with all the benefits of a kitten and without the risks or high
maintenance for taking care of a very young kitten?
Am I really
These days a cat will easily live until 15 years of age or longer. It is only a kitten or Amber
juvenile until 1 year of age, ie a period of just the first 6 to 7% of its life. Yet cats
remain very active and playful throughout their life. Ok, we do believe cats sleep
more as they get older, but perhaps that is just a perception as all kitties can sleep
13 hours or more each day - the more active they are the more they need their sleep.
Here’s some things to consider that kittens and cats have very
much in common…
What kittens do: What cats do:
Inquisitive / curious about new things Inquisitive / curious about new things
Play with toys: ping-pong balls, dangling toys, Play with toys: ping-pong balls, dangling toys,
balls in doughnut shapes… balls in doughnut shapes…
Love a scratchy post or cardboard box Love a scratchy post or cardboard box
Want to love & be loved Want to love & be loved
Like to be around people, great companions Like to be around people, great companions
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For more information/photos/videos on DoggieRescue cats see: www.facebook.com/helpandsavemore/
Benefits of a cat:
• A cat’s personality is usually formed
when it is mature, so you can easily
assess if you like each other
• A cat’s activity level & match to your
lifestyle is easier to determine
• Generally all cats are low-maintenance
– they have already learnt about risks
• Cats are able to form just as close a
loving relationship with you; they may
come with some funny habits that have
been formed with their previous family,
but these generally wind down over
time as they get used to you and your
special habits :)
• You have given a cat a second
chance in life!
We find the “older” kittens just as Logan & Levi love to snuggle
attractive and intriguing as a young together with their carer…
kitten – we have just as much fun
with “playtime” as with kittens, and For more details please email:[email protected]
no one snuggles as well as a really
Our cover girl featured here is the CLICK HERE
gorgeous Amber, waiting to meet
her fur-ever family...
Amber, a 2 year old blue Torti, was
abandoned with a tiny kitten ( who is
now adopted ). Amber is a little shy
until she feels confident with you, but
once she relaxes she is a smoochy,
loving girl who is very quiet. She
would be perfect for a gentle person
seeking a companion who has no
other cats so she could be spoilt.
To arrange a meeting please
email: [email protected]
Sponsor: Iglu is happy to help our furry
friends have a second chance at life.
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If you could do just one thing to change
the world what would you do?
There are so many issues but if I had a choice I’d give an abandonded animal a loving family. If
every person adopted just ONE ( or even better TWO ) together we could end HOMELESSNESS…
1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
7. 8. 9.
WHY ADOPT A CAT WHO IS ALREADY RESCUED?
Because for EVERY cat adopted ANOTHER can be SAVED!
Phone: (02) 9486-3133 Email: [email protected] # Cats details on p7
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Details of cats appearing are…
1. & 2. Toby 18mths white (hearing impaired) Male & Merida 18mths Torti Female. Merida & Toby are
bonded and seeking a home loving together forever.
3. Brick 6mths Tabby Male. Very friendly & playful. Currently in foster care.
4. & 5. Logan 2yrs Ginger/White Male & Levi 2yrs Black/White Female Logan & Levi are bonded and seek
a home together. Both FIV+ CLICK FOR VIDEO
6. Tommy 12mths Black/White L/H Male. A graceful, sensitive boy who is a big softy. He needs a very
understanding family to help him to be more relaxed with people. Tommy is social with other kitties.
7. Captain 7yrs Ginger/White Male. Captain loves his food and is fine to hang out with other cats. For more
details email: [email protected]
8. & 9. Astro 12mths Cute cross eyed tuxedo Male & Annabelle 12mths
Black/White Female. Astro & Annabelle are a bonded pair of siblings.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE!
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• Feature IT’S JUST ANOTHER DAY …. “ Pinocchio & Jiminy”
A DAY IN THE BREAKFAST TIME.
LIFE OF A Clever cats are all
PINOCCHIO lining up...
Brrrrr! It’s cold this
morning! Come on
Jiminy out of bed!!!!
There is nothing Where’s
more bonding Jiminy?
than sharing some
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“ Who’s been The doggies have been asking "who's been
sleeping in my bed?” sleeping in my bed?" Mmmm well when the
kitties come out to play Jiminy loves to try
a different doggie bed each day...
Helping Kennel Manager
Luis eat his lunch...
Sponsors: “ In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick & Pinocchio likes to help volunteer
Big Joey & “Somewhere a home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch ( such a good boy! ) but while he
can wash dishes—he cannot dry!
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The boys And will happily play Jiminy also volunteers
are easily for hours… or until as a...
amused they are shredded
While they do happily amuse themselves alone sometimes the boys SHOP ASSISTANT!!!
are at their happiest snuggled together in the cattery in the Winter
sunshine ( below ), heads together. Loving each other. Purrfect…
For more information on adopting bonded brothers
Jiminy & Pinocchio please email : [email protected]
or phone Deb on 0413-705218
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ARE YOU READY TO SAVE A LIFE TODAY? CLICK HERE!
EVERY We asked HCC97 a gorgeous ginger girl in Hawkesbury
Animal Shelter how she felt. Yes, sweetie—it sucks!
IS Meet her again
on page 12
BABY CATS—ADULT CATS, OLD CATS… BLACK CATS, GINGER CATS, WHITE CATS —PRETTY
CATS, PLAIN CATS..FRIENDLY CATS—SCARED, TIMID AND SOMETIMES WILD CATS.
WHAT DO THEY ALL HAVE IN COMMON? THEY HAVE ALL BEEN LET DOWN BY HUMANS.
HOW CAN PEOPLE JUST DUMP THEIR CAT…AND WALK AWAY?
The cats featured over the next six pages are cats or kittens who are still in pounds on Death Row.
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HAWKESBURY 10 Mulgrave Road, MULGRAVE. NSW
• Monday to Friday 9 -12 & 2 - 4.30
• Saturday 9:30 -11.30 Sunday 7:00 - 9:00
Closed PH Phone: (02) 4560 4644
Click on each
cat to see
HCC 97 4yrs Female PCC342 1yr Female PCC353 3yrs Female PCC321 18mths Female
HCC103 1yr Female PCC277 6mths Male PCC315 3yrs Male PCC261 8wks Male
PCC338 10mths Female PCC298 12wks Female PCC271 1yr Male PCC279 2yrs Female
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PCC310 1yr Female PCC312 7yrs Female HCC129 1yr Female PCC260 1.5yrs Female
PCC320 3yrs Female HCC103 1yr Female PCC313 12yrs Female PCC242 2yrs Male
ANIMAL SHELTER CLICK HERE! https://www.facebook.com/FriendsHCAS/
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DYLAN (1338) SABLE (2016)
MULBERRY (2519) MOLLY (2311) KITTY ( 1733)
FARINA (1860) LATTE ( 2423) PETUNIA ( 2274)
MIA 92593) STEVIE (2587)
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9 out of 10 people adopt a kitten.
Only 1 out of 10 adopts an adult cat.
PEBBLES ( 2540)
TO SEE MORE VIDEOS OF BLACKTOWN CATS CLICK HERE!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
ADOPT AN ADULT CAT
“Our cat kennels are currently full. PLEASE WHERE: Blacktown’s Animal Holding Facility
SHARE to help our cats find their forever 415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
homes. We are urgently asking anyone with
room in their home and heart to visit our WHEN: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
facility this week to adopt a cat. We have COST: Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
reduced the adoption fee for these 14 cats to Sunday 9:00 am to 11:00 am
just $75 (our other cats are normal prices). ( Closed Public Holidays )
This reduced adoption fee includes desexing,
micro chipping, vaccination, lifetime All cats featured on pages 14-15 are $75.00
registration and a vet check.” Brandon
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL CLICK HERE!
Email: [email protected]
HOLDING FACILITY Phone: 9839-6161
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BLACKTOW N ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY IS FULL — SAVE A LIFE TODAY!
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WHERE: Blacktown’s Animal HoldingFacility
415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
WHEN: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4: 30 pm Saturday 9:00 am t o 1:00pm
COST: Sunday 9:00 am to 11:00 am ( Closed Public Holidays )
Pr ices var y—contact the pound
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• FEATURE A RABBIT HAS HIS SAY ABOUT BUNNY FACTS & FICTION...
With the help of Vivienne Chan
Good day, Midnight here to bust some of the most com-
mon myths that are spread amongst the human kind about
us rabbits. In this issue's Midnight Myth Busters, I would
like to share some of my favourite myths around the theme
of our rabbit care.
MYTH 1: The best way to pick up a
rabbit is by it’s ears
REALITY: Ouch! It may seem like the easiest way
to get a hold of us agile hoppy little creatures but it is
definitely the most painful and unsuitable way to pick
up a rabbit. The best way to hold a rabbit is to have
the right hand tucked under the rabbit's chin with the
index and middle fingers split between the left front
paw, thumb under the right front paw, the left hand
to gently support the bottom of the rabbit ensuring
the tail is in a comfortable position. Once the rabbit
is picked up, hold it's back as close to your chest as
possible with the rabbit facing away from you.
MYTH 2: Rabbits are cuddly little
creatures that like to be constantly
held in a human's lap
Sometimes REALITY: Being prey animals, rabbits are quite easily
me... startled and may easily hurt themselves whilst defending
itself or escaping a human who is holding the rabbit in an
Snowflake See p21 uncomfortable position. Rabbits are ground dwellers and
enjoy human company more when they are on the same
level, i.e. humans sitting on the ground at their level, this
way rabbits feel more comfortable and can interact with
people better. The 9 bunnies at the shelter here love to
hop and binky around the volunteers when they're sitting
on the grass inside the playpens.
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MYTH 3: If I only have one pet rabbit, I OMG—where
don't need to have him or her desexed would we all live?
REALITY: Whilst it is not mandatory by law to have rabbits Peter
desexed, there are a lot of benefits of having a pet rabbit
desexed. Domesticated rabbits are highly susceptible to Based on the approximate 7 year life
reproductive cancers, all of which can be prevented by span of a rabbit, 1 female and her
having them desexed at an early age (usually anytime from offspring could lead to nearly 185
8 weeks of age, best before they turn 1). Rabbits who have billion rabbits in 7 years.
been desexed have a calmer temperament and much easier
to litter train (yes rabbits can be litter trained like cats and
with the proper and constant encouragement it can be done
in as little as two weeks!). For female rabbits, it also helps
stop false pregnancies and decreases their aggression. For
male rabbits, it significantly decreases the spraying of urine
which is often done to mark their possessions, territory or
even their owners! The pros always outweigh the cons in
having a rabbit desexed and the rabbit usually recovers in
less than a fortnight.
Pretty Piper MYTH 4: Having a pet rabbit means
just having a hutch, some hay &
DoggieRescue would like to thank everyone REALITY: Whilst a hutch, hay and vegetables are the
who has donated toys for our rabbits to play basic requirements for owning a rabbit,
with while they wait for forever homes:) there's a lot more to it.
• A rabbit should have proper bedding within
the hutch, hay may be used but some rabbits
prefer small animal bedding made from paper or
a fleece blanket. Hay should always be available
as it makes up a minimum of 70% of their diet,
there is no such thing as too much hay.
• Rabbits also require clean drinking water,
either a water bottle with a metal ball tip or a
water dish (heavy ceramic bowl so the rabbit
cannot flip it upside down) work fine.
• Rabbits love toys, a mix of store bought toys
or a homemade toys from a paper coffee cup
holder or paper towel tube can keep them
interested. Toys can provide stimulation and
prevent boredom which could lead to unwanted
destruction on their hutch or other surroundings.
• If the rabbit is outdoors in a hutch, a playpen
is great for hopping around and lying out flat -
a rabbit does best with a minimum of 4hr play
time outside of their hutch.
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MIDNIGHT’S MYTHS CONTINUED….
MYTH 5: Rabbits don't get fleas, mites Please…
or ticks like cats and dogs don’t stop
REALITY: Whilst it is less common for rabbits to get Snowflake
parasites, it can still happen. Rabbits can attract dog
fleas, if a rabbit is in the same household as a dog, it is
recommended to use flea control products. Rabbits can
attract either fur mites or ear mites, fur mites generally
cause a condition similar to dandruff around their
shoulder area but not necessarily cause itching, ear
mites may cause scratching and ear wax may be visible.
The best way to ensure your rabbit is in best shape is
to do a weekly visual check, run your hands through the
rabbit's fur to see if there are any abnormal lumps or
bumps and visually scan to see whether there is any-
thing hiding under the fur coat. This is also a great time
to give your bun a good brush! If the rabbit has lop ears,
prop them up to have a look inside to ensure that the
ear looks clear and healthy. Rabbits are not susceptible
to heartworm disease that often affects cats and dogs.
Hope you've found these myths interesting and I look forward to busting myths on rabbit care next month. If you have
a myth you'd like me to bust, please write to me at [email protected] "Attn: Midnight's Myth Busters".
• ADOPT ME! EVERYBUNNY NEEDS SOME BUNNY...SOMETIMES...CLICK HERE!
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Magazine is acknowledged.
Address: 8 Chiltern Rd
Ingleside NSW 2101
Phone: 9486 3133
or 0429 044 484
Typesetting, Layout &
Design: Corinne Daw
Photography: Kim Bernotas,
Deb Rouse & Oznur Mezgil
For more information about Snowflake or any other DR bunny DISCLAIMER: The point of
in this section please CLICK HERE or call 02 9486-3133 view that is expressed by
some contributors in their
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TO PAT A BUNNY? necessarily reflect that of
the Publisher, Editor.
YES! They may be cute and cuddly and soft Advertising for services and
and fluffy but bunnies are not TOYS. products appearing here is
They have likes and dislikes just like accepted by the Publisher
you and me. and Editor in good faith.
However the Publisher and
Editor give no guarantee or
endorsement of products or
services, nor the advertisers
will fulfill their obligations.
NO!!! Much as you would never pick a
bunny up by their ears you also would
never pat a bunny on his tummy or
legs or chest or bottom. They love to
be patted on their back and their
heads though. Did you know that?
JULY 2017 ISSUE 4
9 RABBITS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION — $40 ADOPTION FEE TO COVER VACCINATION COST
WHEN OTHER BUNS TURNING
JERRY MET GREEN WITH ENVY!
Why can’t I be
JERRY IS IN LOVE! Handsome Jerry Meet Pinky, current amazingly sweet and gentle DR glamour bun.
has found himself a loving home and This lilac point Mini Lop beauty is causing a buzz and getting lots of
a forever partner. Jerry’s new mum attention! Her likes: gentle head pats, nose nuzzling, parsley, being
was quoted as saying “Jerry is very spoken to softly. Dislikes: loud noises, not having her own family.
smitten with Millie and follows her
everywhere. He has been grooming HAVE YOU HEARD?
her and lying against her, she has
not returned the grooming yet, but Extra snuggles as the temperature drops. Our cute buns like
does not move away. They are also Bambi have been enjoying some extra snuggle time now that the
sharing food which is nice to see.” cooler weather is here. Bambi said, “I love my blanket and getting
cuddled. I'm really good at cuddling, want me to show you?”
If you are interested in adopting any
of our beautiful rabbits please visit:
Or call Monika on 9486-3133 or email