NEEDS TO BE
IN A CROWD
COOLABAH is a unique
and charming Easter
Bunny waiting to hop
into your life and your
Meet him and his
friends on pages 4 & 5
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FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK 11,000 likes 1,000’s saved thank you for your support
RescueCatProject.Homepage Catvocacy post:
Who, What, Why and Where CLICK HERE
RescueCat Project is unique. Staffed by Dear Friends,
Superheros (TopCat, IttyBittyKitty and
KitKat), who use their powers to: We would like to say thank you to those who follow our page
and commend us to others. What this means is that we are able
1) Support other rescue groups who foster to help find homes for cats that find themselves abandoned, for
and find homes for cats rescued cats impounded, and for cats in foster care. Thank you one and
all for your support and your clicks!
2) Achieve direct adoptions from the
Pound to lessen the burden on rescues.
We are based in the Inner West. If you
have any questions, please email the
cat committee at:
AMAZING STORY: THE EPIC Simone saw Belle 5607 on our Facebook page and asked us a
JOURNEY OF KUNKUSH few questions. She very quickly made her way to the Blacktown
facility and she adopted Belle. Belle had been at Blacktown
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO Animal Holding Facility since last year and she is very excited
to now finally have a home.
Yours in appreciation and thanks, TopCat, IttyBittyKitty,
YodaCat and SharonCat.
WHEN SOMEBODY LOVES YOU:) The joys of foster care…
CLICK HERE FOR HEARTWARMING VIDEO
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Every Bunny Needs...
Hi there, its me, Little Reiki.
I was rescued from a scary pound by the AWL and
placed in foster care. It was a big adjustment for me
to make from being so alone and then finding myself in
a warm home. My best friend Stephanie looks out for
me when we play together. I am now ready to find my
own home but think I would be better suited to a quiet
home where things are not too busy as I have a shy
nature. Being on the shy side makes me super cute.
I am a purring machine when you hold me and enjoy time
curled up in my basket watching the world go by and I am
clever at playing the ‘fish game’ on my foster Mum’s ipad.
If you think you can offer me a forever home, then call
Jeanette on 0401 148 076 for a chat and she will
forward the pre-adoption application form to complete.
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CLICK HERE CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
FOR VIDEO FOR VIDEO FOR VIDEO
Imp: 761 Coolabah Imp: 260 Ballard Imp: 380 Kolleru
6-12mths B/W Male 1-2yrs G/W Male 2-4yrs Male
CLICK HERE Imp: 786 Durham CLICK HERE
FOR VIDEO 2-4yrs R/W Male FOR VIDEO
Imp: 195 Orivesi Imp: 507 St. Clair
2-4yrs Tabby Male 6-12mths Tabby Female
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Cost for female cats:
$160 less than 2 years
$130 2 to 6 years
$110 over 6 years
Cost for male cats:
$140 less than 2 years
$110 2 to 6 years
$90 over 6 years
Pensioner rates available
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
FOR VIDEO FOR VIDEO
Imp: 299 Babe Imp: 623 Mahogany Imp: 705 Olive
12wks-6mths T/W Female
3-6mths Ginger Female 1-2yrs Black Male
CLICK HERE CLICK HERE CLICK HERE
FOR VIDEO FOR VIDEO FOR VIDEO
Imp: 331 Brandy Imp: 757 Zigba Imp: 755 Cedar
1-2yrs G/W Female 6-12mthe T/W Male 6-12mths G/W Male
SAVE A LIFE
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TOO MANY CATS
Compiled from information at www.AnimalsAustralia.org/issues/companion_animals.php
Every year in Imp-16-00726 “Teak”
Australia 1,000’s 1-2yrs Male
Mottled grey L/H VIDEOTEAK & WATTLE
of CATS are CLICK HERE
shelters or the
street, facing an
and the very real
risk of being put
The fate of the homeless government to stop the unrestricted breeding and
selling of companion animals and establish life-saving
It seems inconceivable that as a society we have come rehoming and desexing strategies. The role of killing
to accept the killing of thousands of healthy companion homeless animals often falls to those who care most
animals — rather than demanding proactive solutions by — the employees of animal shelters. This task can take
a terrible personal toll.
“ Wattle” Imp-16-00713
Champagne S So, why are there too
Due:20/02/16 mmany 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 households
include a dog, and one in four is home
to a cat. Yet sadly, not every dog and
cat in Australia finds a loving home.
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NOT ENOUGH HOMES
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 DOGGIERESCUE SAVED FROM BLACKTOWN POUND:
tsunami" in the warmer months between Heavily pregnant cat – went to Hills Animal Hospital
November and April. While some surveys Heavily pregnant cat – went to a foster home
have shown that approximately 90% of owned Two orphaned 3 week old kittens – will be going to
cats are already desexed, unwanted cats and Dee Why Veterinary Hospital
kittens are still being abandoned or Very pregnant mum cat and an orphaned 6 week old kitten
surrendered at a rate that the community – went to The Cottage Animal Hospital
cannot rehome. The volume of cats and
kittens in pounds and shelters during the DOGGIERESCUE SAVED FROM HAWKESBURY
breeding season means that many are killed POUND : Three 5 week old kittens – went to
due to minor curable health problems such as The Cottage Animal Hospital
flu and ringworm, or socialization issues such
as being too timid or too assertive. There are
simply too many to treat, and not enough
homes for all the healthy ones.
A Victorian survey revealed that 13% of cats 2. Pet shops
had a litter prior to desexing. Many people
do not realize that cats can be pregnant by Pet shops are regulated in different ways in each State and
4 months of age. Most vet schools and Territory — whilst some require the kittens and pups to be
veterinarians have been recommending the vaccinated, and some to be micro chipped, pet shops are
traditional 6-8 months of age for desexing, generally not required to desex prior to sale. Not only does the
despite the benefits of early age desexing selling of undesexed animals eventually contribute to the number
between 2-3 months. Most refuges and of unwanted animals in shelters, for every animal sold, equally
shelters desex all the cats and dogs they healthy and deserving animals needing homes in animal shelters
rehome at this early age, and research has are on death row waiting for someone to adopt them.
shown it is just as safe and less stressful on
The pounds are FULL of pregnant cats and orphaned kittens. We are doing our best to help as
many as possible. Please help pay for all the vet care needed, food, vaccinations, desexing etc.
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3. Backyard breeding Mum & kittens rescued and
now in foster care with AWL
'Urban myths' abound about breeding: many people
believe a cat should have a litter before being
desexed, that it is unfair to desex their cat, that it's
cute for the children to see a litter born, or that
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.
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 handle able 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 5-10% 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 15 year old Black Beauty's story.
BLACK BEAUTY (655) AT
“One cat broke my heart this morning at the
pound. I've called her Black Beauty as she is
indeed a beautiful cat. Look at those whiskers!
This gorgeous girl is 15 years old. She was
brought in from Woodville Road, Guildford and is micro chipped, but
the phone numbers are disconnected. She is terrified of the other
cats. Today she was hiding under the bottom shelf, but soon crawled
out and climbed into my lap. We sat together for a long time, she just
loved all the pats and kisses. She is so loving!” Sharon
Although she came in looking well cared for, this gorgeous girl is VIDEO BLACK BEAUTY
stressed and starting to get flu, and she looked thinner this CLICK HERE
weekend. Her impound period was up on 26th Feb, and after that date
she can be adopted. If you are interested in adopting Black Beauty,
please contact Blacktown Pound by phone (02) 98396161 or visit:
415 Flushcombe Road Prospect NSW.
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One solution: Desexing prior to sale
If kittens between 8-10 weeks are required to be desexed before they are sold or transferred to their new home,
they cannot contribute to the current overpopulation. This needs to be a national approach, introduced via each
State's legislation, and enforced by Local Government officers with assistance from animal welfare agencies. It
should be included as a requirement in Breeder and Pet Shop Permit systems. Desexing exemptions should be
provided only if breeders with permits are supplying the animals to other breeders with government permits (of
purebreds, and mixed breeds) who abide by responsible breeding standards and guidelines. All pounds, shelters
and rescue groups should be required by State law to desex all cats and dogs, puppies and kittens prior to rehoming.
Well promoted government subsidised desexing programs are essential to help financially disadvantaged owners of
cats / dogs to desex their pets, and avoid unplanned breeding with the introduction of Breeder Permit systems. These
have been successfully developed in conjunction with local vets and animal welfare groups in a number of cities.
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.
AS THIS E-MAGAZINE IS GENERATED MANY DESPERATE CATS
& KITTENS WAIT IN POUNDS HOPING FOR A MIRACLE.
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.
CLICK HERE TEQUILA ORANGE CLICK HERE JOSIE
Breed:Domestic Shorthair Breed:Domestic Shorthair
Sex: Male Sex: Female
Age: 13 months Age: Young Adult
Colour: tabby/White Colour: tabby/White
SURRENDERED by DUMPED with Kittens
owner due to new approx 4 wks old 1 male
residence not allowing & 2 female Tabby & white
animals. 1 female black & white.
Euthanasia date: Now Euthanasia date: Now
For more details phone: 9606-6118 or visit web site at: http://www.renbury.com.au/
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Imp: 4198b Imp: 14853b Imp: 14853a
“ Betty” 8wks Female “ Boris” 8wks Male “ Abbie” 8wks Female
Imp: 4033c “Frankie” Imp: 3048b “Benji” Male Imp: 3048d “ Brandy” Female
Imp: 4033d “Marley” Imp: bcc—surr “Katy” Female Imp: 3031 “ Amelia” Female
402 Bringelly Road, AUSTRAL. NSW. 2179
Renbury Farm Animal Shelter
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CLICK CLICK At Easter life
HERE HERE begins anew
Imp: 3064 Imp: 4198d
“ Momo” 8wks “ Daryl” 8wks Male
Imp: 5188 “Shane” Male Imp: 14588 “Mario” Male Imp: 3010b “ Albert” Male
Imp: 3011 “Martha” Female Imp: 3067 “Itty” Female Imp: 5749e “ Eclipse” Male
Mon-Fri 9am - 4.30pm Sat/Sun 9am - 4pm Closed public hols SAVE A LIFE
Phone: (02)9606-6118 http://www.renbury.com.au/cats/
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KITTENS and CATS AVAILABLE
for ADOPTION at VET CLINICS
Monika's Doggie Rescue rescues so many cats and kittens from pounds also thanks to the help
from other vet clinics in Sydney many who currently have ‘Mumma cats & Kittens’ in their care.
I HAVE A HOME!!!! Lindfield West VetMed
10 Moore Avenue,
WEST LINDFIELD. NSW. 2070
Phone: (02) 9415 8000
Please contact for more
Collaroy Veterinary Services CLICK HERE
1185 Pittwater Rd, FOR VIDEO
COLLAROY. NSW. 2097
Phone: (02 ) 9971 8487
MEET GOLDIE : Goldie is a lovely and
cuddly ginger mum cat that was rescued
with her 3 kittens. All Goldie's kittens have
been adopted since. Goldie will come with
de-sexing, wormed, F3 vaccinated, FIV
tested and micro chipped.
Hills Animal Hospital
Unit 1A/5 Salisbury Road,
CASTLE HILL. NSW. 2154
Ph: (02) 9659 1088
Hills Animal Hospital has a cuddly torti /tabby ‘muma’
cat with two adorable torti kittens for adoption.
Please contact for more information/adoption fees.
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POUND DOGGIE RESCUE AMS VET DEE WHY ADOPTED
2. 1. Nurse Clerinda,
Tiphanie & Nurse
Ella. Clerinda is
holding "Biscuit" the
golden oldie & Ella is
holding "Louise". Both
these girls are
available for adoption.
2. Louise enjoying her
playtime in the clinic.
In January of 2015 we were approached by Monika’s Doggie Rescue and asked if we could assist in the
rescuing and re-homing of kittens and adult cats that are being held at pound facilities across NSW. We were
told the pounds were currently inundated with cats / litters of kittens and 90 were on the kill list for this week!
Finding loving homes for rescue felines can often be a difficult task.
Unfortunately many of the rescues arrive at our clinic a little under the
weather. Most are underweight, riddled with parasites and are infected
with viruses. Some are timid, frightened & withdrawn. A lot of physical
& emotional care needs to be provided to nurse these rescues back
to good health. Then comes the daunting task of finding the perfect
home for the cat.
With hard work and persistence the last year has proven to be an
absolute success. As a result of our collaboration with Doggie
Rescue, we have re-homed 2 senior ladies, 4 adults & 24 kittens.
That’s 30 precious lives saved.
We have found that there is nothing more satisfying than adopting out “We cant imagine life without these two
a rescue cat or kitten that would have otherwise become another little bundles of fun. Thank you to Dee Why
statistic. None of this would be possible with out the team at Doggie Vets for helping us to find such wonderful
Rescue. They organise transportation from the pounds, advertising on additions to our family" - Ben & Emma
social media, magazines and internet sites. They have also provided
on going support & assistance with all our rescues including those timid ones that need a bit of an extra hand.
AMSVET DEE WHY will be continuing our collaboration with Monika’s Doggie AND CAT rescue for 2016.
AMS Dee Why http://amsvet.com.au/
815 Pittwater Rd, DEE WHY. NSW. 2099
Email: [email protected] Phone: (02) 9972 2044
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SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU…
For details on adopting or fostering please contact DoggieRescue on 9486-3133
Or see our full list of available cats at http://www.doggierescue.com/adoption_cat.htm
THE Cottage Animal Hospital is a venture set up and run by Dr. Deidre
Clack BVSc (hons) and Monika’s DoggieRescue.
16 ROSS STREET, PARRAMATTA. NSW. 2150
TELEPHONE: 9890 7220