2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday SHELTER
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
I see butterflies,
the wind is
Meet our Spring is here!
cover girl Zoom
2 SEPTEMBER 2018 DOGGIERESCUE.COM CATS E-MAGAZINE
There are so many lonely people out there who find the
exercise and care of a dog getting beyond them. Cats
have so much to give and are so low maintenance. Give
cats the same love and attention you give dogs and you
will find they give you more than you expected.
Our theme, apart from Spring in this issue is ADOPT—
DON’T SHOP and as we turn the pages of this magazine
Join us on Facebook and see all the beautiful kitties who are without homes it is
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue hard to imagine what could have happened to them if they
had not been lucky enough to be rescued. As yet there
Follow us on Twitter are many cats and kittens still waiting in the pounds for
the chance to live. Please if you are looking for a new fur
friend give a homeless kitty a chance.
What’s inside: I wanted to thank Tovah our volunteer cat photographer
MONTHLY for her amazing cover shot of Zoom. She has captured
the beauty and personality of this lovely cat.
FROM MY DESK 2
By Monika Biernacki “Lastly I would like to say a huge thanks to all of
our volunteers who help in many ways to make Doggie
Rescue special. Thank you to all of you who help on a
DON’T BUY FROM A PET SHOP—ADOPT 3
FROM A SHELTER! Adeline’s story... regular basis doing so many things, rescuing our dogs,
cats and rabbits, giving them the care they need and also
SPRING IS HERE! Meet some gorgeous 4-5 encouraging others to follow in your footsteps.”
kitties celebrating Spring. Monika
WHY RESCUE AN OLDER CAT OR 6-7
KITTEN? By Deb Rouse
A LOVELY SPRING COLLAGE OF SOME 8-9
OF OUR AVAILABLE KITTIES.
ARE PARASITES MAKING YOUR PET 10-11
MISERABLE? By Dr. Deidre Clack
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF DR’S CAT 12-13
SHELTER—what do those cats get up to?
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 14-15
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 16-18
FACILITY— Adopt a pound pet.
BUNNIES— See our Spring bunnies 19-21
needing loving homes!
Email: [email protected]
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DON’T BUY FROM A PET SHOP
ADOPT FROM A SHELTER!
Give a homeless CAT/KITTEN a forever home http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
ADELINE’S started to think ….maybe this isn't so bad here! They feed me, talk to me,
play with me and pat me. Slowly I warmed to my new home. I started to
STORY like playing with my pretty toys and particularly sleeping on the top bunk!
Poor mum couldn't get me to eat much ... finally resorting to finely cut
fresh chicken!!! Yum, yum now that 's better! Which now she curses as
that's pretty much all I like along with my dry bikkies. Finally as time
passed my new forever home grew on me and grew on me! I started to
feel their love, and I’m very spoilt! I am very happy!!! I have three big
brothers, a very special Auntie and of course my Mum. I love my new
forever home! Thank you Deb at Monika's DoggieRescue, and a very
special thank you to Aunty Sue for being so caring and thoughtful !!!
Lots of love "Princess" Adeline.
My name is Adeline... although my
mum Karen calls me “Princess
Adeline”! I was an abandoned cat
looking for a loving family. I was firstly
at the Blacktown Pound where I had
a litter of kittens ( see photo above )
and a nasty tummy operation.
Somehow I was sent to the lovely
DoggieRescue at Ingleside ... which
was a blessing. This was where my
Mum and Auntie Sue found me! Auntie
Sue wanted to buy mum a present for
her birthday to make her happy, fill her
heart and give her some special
company. They found me !!!
The first week of my adoption was
pretty rocky... I just wanted to go back
to my safe place of where I knew.
Hiding under my brother Nick's bed,
they brought me food water and pat's,
not that I wanted any of them yet !
Roaming the house at night just
wanting to escape. After a little while I
There are so many beautiful kitties without homes and, just like Adeline above, they wait and hope
for their forever families to find them. If you are interested in adopting a new ‘fur kid’ please contact
us for more details and to meet some of our available kitties. Email: [email protected]
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Welcome to the SPRING CAT SECTION of DoggieRescue Magazine!
Meet our adorable kitties needing homes, read Deb’s advice for cat
lovers, updates & much more.
Harper is a stunningly
beautiful Male seeking a
lover of black cats…
VIDEO CLICK HERE!
PHOTOS BY TOVAH LEVITAS
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ZOOM ‘S PRETTY BRIGHT GREEN EYES, LIGHT UP WHEN A BUTTERFLY SHE SPIES!
( no butterflies were harmed in this photo shoot!) VIDEO CLICK HERE
• Harper young Male. Pure
black & very handsome
Sponsor: “In loving memory
of Joan Elmes (cat lover)!
• Zoom (Cover girl) Tabby/
Torti Female Very pretty
& sweet. Sponsor: “ In
loving memory of Joey &
Rosie!” Pat Broderick
• Hugo 9mths Ginger/
White Male Sponsor:
“ Somewhere a loving home
waits!” Lesley Cansdell &
Titch the Cat
For more details email:
PHOTO OF HUGO:
OZNUR MEZGIL HUGO...Simply irresistible in his Spring bow tie!
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Why rescue a cat
or older kitten?
It has been estimated that each day in Australia over 500 dogs, puppies, cats
and kittens are put to sleep, in pounds, shelters and vet clinics.
Why is there such a large number? Because so many people in our communities want a Deb Rouse
new puppy or kitten from a breeder / pet shop for various reasons. Also many pets are
purchased on impulse with no thought of the commitment needed. Sadly these reasons Email Deb: [email protected]
are mainly not about the benefits to the pets but perceived benefits to themselves. DoggieRescue.com
Do you have room in your heart to take
on those that are deemed unwanted, lost
or purposely abandoned? Rescue groups
are always full or over capacity taking in
animals from the pounds, streets, parks
and directly from surrenders from owners.
Once a pound reaches their capacity the
urgent lists are sent out to rescue groups
and the pressure builds to find the room to
save precious lives.
VIDEO CLICK Myth: all rescued animals have
HERE issues or behaviour problems
While most often the older animals
have been loved and then
abandoned, many just need to find a
new loving family with the
understanding that the cat’s “funny
habits” were likely established with a
Willy Wonka ( above ) was rescued with a broken pelvis from a
suspected car accident, and cat flu. He has now fully recovered While many younger rescued
with rest, love and care. Willy is a 4 year adult male who loves animals may not have started life in
attention and pats, is social with other cats and very friendly and a loving family home, with a gentle
affectionate. A handsome ‘tuxedo’ boy he has grey ripples through introduction the young ones will
his black coat, and with his big golden eyes, is quite striking. mirror your care and behaviour.
Sponsor:“ For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
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• Good rescue groups understand an older animal
will be going through grief and bewilderment at VIDEO
having lost its family and home. These ones need CLICK HERE
to be treated with gentle care and understanding.
When they are adopted, the new family and home
may not be exactly the same as the animal’s
previous home life.
• Good rescue groups understand that the younger
ones may have started life on the street, in a pound
or vet clinic. These ones need to be coached with
gentle care and understanding too. These ones
won’t know what a normal home is, though will
generally fit in well as this is another new
experience for them.
• Good rescue groups recognise and treat any
behaviour issues. Behaviour programs may be
effective in a short time, or may take a longer period
depending on the effects and potential causes.
We provide advice on behaviours we have Our gorgeous silver tabby girl ZIG is, at just 4 months of
observed and also how we expect a cat or kitten to age, our youngest available kitty. Although still a little
behave in different situations. Part of this knowledge shy her sweet purrsonality is beginning to shine through!
is used to match a cat or kitten to a family’s
requirements for a new pet – ie the purr-fect match.
Being prepared and patient is the best advice we can
Adopters need to take care and be flexible as to give for successful integration. All cats have different
how any new cat or kitten is introduced to a new personalities/ habits. You need to show a high level of
family and home. We provide advice on: perception and understanding while you get to know your
new kitties nature. Cats can do some really kooky things!
• Introducing your new kitty to your family and What they do could be unrelated to who owned them
home, introducing your new kitty to other cats, previously or where their life started. It could be they are
and introducing your new kitty to a dog. just being a cat and what they do makes them happy.
From Kia’s new family (Kia was estimated to be
7 years old and came through a pound): “Kia seems
happy and comfortable with her new surroundings. She
loves opening cupboards and doors, watching TV,
looking out the window and looking at herself in the
mirror. Kia knows what the word no means, is tidy and
clean, and now really enjoys eating chicken. She loves
to play, purr and get under the sheets and go to the
bottom of the bed and fall asleep. Kia is a lovely girl.”
“ As with all new pets RESCUE CATS & KITTENS just need a little
patience and a whole lot of love…” Deb
For more information about available kitties please email Deb on : [email protected]
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1. Fernando 3yrs Grey Tabby Male— Handsome & super sweet boy who loves attention.
2. & 3. Levi Black/White Female & Logan Ginger/White Male ( bonded pair who need a home together—both
FIV+) Sponsors: With love from Sam & Joy Jenkins & Best wishes from the 4 Kane Kitties
4. Maya 4mths Black/White Female— A real little sweetie pie who loves affection. Sister to Lenny (p9)
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CLICK HERE for
my very FIRST
5. Lenny 4mths Black/White Male— Very affectionate, friendly and cuddly. Loves his toys.
6. Monty Torty/White Male—Cuddly, playful. Loves attention and snuggles. He is Mr. Purrsonality!
7. Zig 4mths Grey/Tabby Female—Very sweet although a little shy she is such a pretty girl.
8. Sesame 12mths Pure Black Male— Smoochy and very gentle. Social with other cats. Sesame is FIV+
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www.cottageanimalhositpal.com.au • • • Feline FEATURE
Are Parasites Making
Your Cat Miserable?
by Dr. Deidre Clack
The Cottage Animal Hospital
Phone: 9890 7220
Is your pet SCRATCHING? ITCHY?
RUBBING their skin and constantly
LICKING? If you said YES to any of
these questions your dog or cat could
have an ALLERGY.
Fleas are most often seen during the
warmer months but as we keep our
homes nice and warm throughout winter,
we see fleas all year round. Only a small
part of the adult flea population actually
lives on your pet. The fleas’ eggs and
larvae live in the environment and can survive for up to a • You may see fleas (especially over the rump and
year, so it is important to not only treat your animal in the groin region)
directly for fleas but also decontaminate the environment
as well. Wash your pet’s bedding using the hottest cycle • It can be difficult to find the fleas, but is relatively
and regularly vacuum/clean carpets. We do not easy to check for flea dirt. Simply moisten a
recommend flea collars or flea shampoos alone as they cotton ball, part your pet’s fur and place the cotton
fail to address the environmental flea infestation. ball on the skin over the rump. If the cotton ball
takes on black specs surrounded by a reddish
Fleas will tend to jump onto your pet only to feed and area, this may be flea dirt and can indicate that
then jump off again. Dogs and cats can have a reaction your pet has fleas.
to flea saliva resulting in a skin condition called Flea
Allergy Dermatitis or FAD. Treatment of FAD can be
complicated and veterinary consultation is Warning: Some non-veterinary brands of flea
recommended. treatments for dogs are potentially lethal when
applied to cats. Always seek veterinary advice
Some signs that your pet may have fleas include: about the best flea treatments for your pet.
• Scratching, biting and hair loss, especially at the Please call us to discuss an appropriate flea
base of the tail and rump
control program for your pet.
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If you notice your pet RUBBING their eyes/face/ears or obsessively SCRATCHING or BITING/LICKING their feet
they could be suffering from an environmental allergy. It is important that you see your vet if this behaviour is
occurring since it can lead to ALLERGIC DERMATITIS - infections, irritation, open sores and an incredibly
miserable pet. Pets with allergies often have problems with their EARS too. Signs are HEAD SHAKING,
SCRATCHING and HAIR LOSS.
The main tick of concern for pet owners is the Paralysis
Tick (Ixodes holocyclus) as it can cause paralysis and
death within 2-4 days of attachment.
Whilst Paralysis Ticks occur naturally only in certain
geographic areas (mainly along the coastal eastern seaboard
of Australia) they can attach to pets who visit these areas
during the warmer months, particularly if they are allowed to
run through scrub. Ticks may also hitch a ride back with you
or a neighbour in cars, rugs, towels or plants.
If you notice a tick on a pet that is not displaying signs of tick
paralysis, remove the tick straight away. To do this, grasp the
tick firmly where it attaches to your pet’s skin and give a
quick sideways pull. It is better not to try and kill the tick first
as the dying tick may inject more of its potent toxin into your
pet. If you are not confident removing the tick please call us
immediately to make an appointment to have it removed.
Once the tick is removed your pet should be kept cool and
quiet whilst being closely monitored for 24 hours. If your pet
starts to display any signs of tick paralysis, such as vomiting,
weakness, staggering, breathing difficulty, or altered bark,
seek immediate veterinary attention as this is a genuine
veterinary emergency. If your pet is showing any of the above
signs, do not offer food or water as these may be accidentally
inhaled in tick-affected dogs.
Treatment of tick paralysis includes searching for and
removing all ticks. This may include clipping the animal
completely and/or the use of medication to kill remaining
ticks. Tick antiserum is administered to counteract the toxin
and supportive care is provided during recovery. This can be
The Cottage Animal Hospital is a collaborative costly in comparison to what it would cost to use tick
venture between DoggieRescue and Veterinarian prevention initially.
Dr Deirdre (Dee) Clack BVSc (hons).
However, no tick prevention is 100% effective
Telephone: 9890 7220
and should always be used in combination with
16 Ross Street, PARRAMATTA. 2150 daily searches of your pet.
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF
DR’S CAT SHELTER!
Wondering what a day in the life It’s after 7.30am
of a DoggieRescue kitty is like? and no breakfast
People think it is a fun, easy job yet? What sort of
caring for our cats ( and yes it service is this!!!
can be!! ) but…
With MEOWS...and PURRS.. the
day starts at 7.30am with many
hungry little bellies all wanting
their breakfast which consists of
wet food ( cans ) and bickies.
Every pair of eyes watch it’s
progress including Willy Wonka’s
who sitting up high does not want
to be forgotten….
Logan’s plate is
I need to go
A big part of the volunteer’s job is making sure that the cat’s
litter trays are cleaned. Not everyone’s favourite job but for
the cats it is very important to have clean, fresh litter trays
to use ( as well as the volunteers ) .
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I wish I had
After the cats and fed and clean it’s time for...CUDDLES!
With their purring machines full bore the kitties wait for an
available lap or a gentle hand ( chin pats and belly rubs
are popular—see Zoom below CLICK HERE ). But some
cats, like Logan above always seem to want a little more!!!
With the bellies full the cats ( like handsome Hugo
above ) like to stretch and snuggle in their beds or
play together...or like Levi below finish breakfast
off with a little catnip ( yum yum ).
Daytime activities for the kitties are: playing with toys, using the
scratching poles, laying in the sun, enjoying cuddles with the
volunteers...or cuddling up together. Posing for some photos, or if
they want just sleeping in the many beds and hammocks available.
Or…. deciding ‘I am the boss’ with a hiss or two….as cats do! But
they are well fed, comfortable, happy and most of all...LOVED!
Is my dinner
Catnip and cat grass are readily available “ Tommy”
to the kitties and a source of vitamins.
For more details/photos and videos of the kitties featured see
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Save a life,
choose to ADOPT.
Imp. 2971 CHUTNEY 1-2yrs Female
Did you know that
95% of lost cats are
415 Flushcombe Rd,
HOURS: Mon - Fri
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00pm
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The facility is
Public Holidays Imp.3419
4-6yrs Imp. 2462 SMITH
Female 1-3yrs Male
VIDEOS CLICK HERE!
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BACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING
FACILITY PRICES : CLICK HERE
Special offers are often given to LONG TERM cats or to families who
are willing to adopt a PAIR so please check the website or call to
find out if any ‘Spring Specials’ apply.
1-2yrs Male THOMAS
Imp.2948 Imp.3188 GEORGIA
SHERRY 2-3yrs Female
FOR MORE DETAILS
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DO YOU JUST LOVE
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY— CLICK HERE!
Hi, my nickname is Elise.
I am still very shy here at the
ACF, and spend my day
hiding in the sleeping
quarters of my enclosure.
Ideally I will be adopted into
a quiet home who will give
me plenty of time settle in
and show me lots of love.
If you love
Elise may be the
girl for you!
“ Elise” Imp: 6712
But then again….
why adopt ONE
when you can have
Hi, my name is Milo and I was
surrendered by my owner
through no fault of my own. I
used to live outdoors only,
and around other cats; ideally
my new home will allow me
inside and possibly as an only
cat home. I am very shy here
at the facility— my carer is
able to pat me, but I am still a
little shy about her doing so.
Ideally my new home will be “ Milo” Imp: 6721
of a quiet environment, with a
patient owner, who will help
turn me into a smoochy boy.
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Can you believe it,
it's so, so sad…. “ Molly” Imp: 6722
13 years of age,
Doesn’t that make
you really MAD!!!!
“Molly” Imp: 6722
Molly is a very pretty blue
tortoiseshell and has been
surrendered at 13 years of
age to the pound. Her history
is unknown but her days are
Hello, my nickname is Benny and I was
surrendered by my owner. I'm used to living
with other cats, and was housed with another
cat who has been adopted. Here at the ACF I
am very shy, and spend my day hiding in the
sleeping quarters of my enclosure. Ideally I will
be adopted into a quiet home who will give me
plenty of time to settle in and blossom.
You haven’t got a car…
Is Campbelltown so very far?
What’s the address now????
“ Benny” Imp: 6718 Never mind...... Please get
FOR MORE PHOTOS, DETAILS, UPDATES & VIDEOS PLEASE CLICK HERE!
Location: 2 Rose St (off Blaxland Rd),
Campbelltown 2560 WEB SITE: CLICK HERE
Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 4pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Animal Care Facility Office
Sunday: Closed and Public Holidays: Closed
Business hours phone: 02 4645 4790
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CLICK HERE FOR CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY
ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday SHELTER
Issue 13 ADOPTED RABBITS : 20
“ In Springtime
to stop, & smell
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1) COOPER White/Grey Markings Male A gentle & very pretty boy who loves being cuddled and stroked.
2) PINKY Mini Lop with Lilac Points. Ruby eyes. 1.5kgs Female. A docile, gentle girl who enjoys cuddles & pats.
3) SNOWFLAKE Chinchilla Agouti Coat 2.6kgs Female A chubby, cuddly girl. She was born at our shelter.
4) MIDNIGHT ( COVER BOY ) Black Male A chubby, cuddly boy who loves to play with rolly toys.
SUDDENLY….IT’S SPRING http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_rabbit.htm
Is just a hop AWAY,
If you adopt a bunny
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• FEATURE RABBIT PERSONALITIES
I have an addictive Permission is given to
Cat + Dog personality. I like reprint for educational
‘see’ food...any food purposes only, provided that
= Rabbit? I can see! Yum! DoggieRescue.com
Magazine is acknowledged.
A guide to understanding
rabbit personalities Published by:
After last month's article on rabbit behaviors, we
have received a lot of enquiries about rabbit Address: 8 Chiltern Rd
personalities. Here are some of the most commonly Ingleside NSW 2101
asked questions debunked: Phone: 9486 3133
or 0429 044 484
Q) Do rabbits have personalities? A) Yes! Rabbits By Vivienne Chan
definitely have personalities just like cats, dogs and (with Midnight) Editor, Advertising,
us humans. Typesetting, Layout &
Design: Corinne Daw
Q) Are rabbits' personalities more like cats or dogs? A) They're more of a Email: Magazine
combination of the two or in my opinion, the best of both worlds. They're like cats @doggierescue.com
in the sense they can be very independent, clean themselves and are potty
trained. They're like dogs in the way that they enjoy going outdoors (in a pet Photography: Lyndall Hord,
stroller or carrier), sitting on their owner's laps in the sunshine outside, can learn Kim Bernotas, Tovah Levitas,
multiple tricks alongside their name and try to "impress" their owners through Martha Pavlakis, Natalie
behaviour. But if you ask me how the equation adds up, I'd definitely say a rabbit Burns, Amelia Spence &
is like a cat and dog added together. Vivienne Chan
Q) Do different rabbits have different personalities? A) Certainly! Just like Printing: SPOTPRESS
humans, no rabbit has the same personality even if they're twins. At the rescue we 9549-1111
have a multitude of personalities. For example, Pinky is a bit of a sook and wants
affection, Cooper is very much of a poser when it comes to photos and Snowflake
is more of a shy girl but really comes out of her shell when she's being carried. DISCLAIMER: The point of
view that is expressed by
Every rabbit and every pet as such will always have their individual some contributors in their
personality; that is what makes rescuing an animal extremely special and respective articles does not
wins people's heart. An animal's personality will always outshine their necessarily reflect that of the
physical looks and no breed is ever better than the breed "rescue". Publisher, Editor.
Advertising for services and
products appearing here is
Pinky’s quotes accepted by the Publisher
of the month: and Editor in good faith.
However the Publisher and
I've got something to say, but Editor give no guarantee or
you're not going to want to hare it. endorsement of products or
If I'm too funny for you, don't get services, nor the advertisers
hopping mad and carrot on. Find will fulfill their obligations.
your bunny side or you'll get grey
hares. Don't worry, be hoppy...
Ha! Ha! Ha! I’m just a very
funny little bunny!!!!!
No - Kill Charity Phone 9486-3133 Volunteers welcome!
Beautiful flowers enjoying
the Spring sunshine.
Lovely Angelica has waited a long
time to be picked! For more details
email: [email protected]
DON’T Be part of the solution,
SHOP... ADOPT! not the problem!
RESCUE CATS ARE THE BEST BREED