2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
“ I cannot
how so much
can be homeless,
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Everyone who meets Grayson (pictured with me
below ) is enthralled by him – dapper, demure, so cuddly
and engaging with people! He charms everyone off their
feet! Why is he here? Grayson is lucky to be alive. He was
dragging himself around after a suspected car accident,
surviving on dog biscuits from the family who found him.
He came in with nerve damage and incontinence. He
stayed at our vets to see if he would regain some control
as nerves heal slowly but unfortunately this did not
Join us on Facebook happen. We needed to amputate part of his tail to stop
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue him dragging it and stop the urine scalding. Grayson has
recovered well but is looking for a committed family willing
Follow us on Twitter to put nappies on him and ensure he stays clean. Other
than that he is just the sweetest cat. You could not ask
What’s inside: Our Cat-alogue (p4-5) introduces some of our newer cats
MONTHLY and Amelia (p6-7) gives us some examples of behavioural
techniques to get new kitties to grow in confidence and
FROM MY DESK 2 start to enjoy people handing them.
By Monika Biernacki
Also don’t miss our special bunny feature - it is loaded
with bunny pictures of our new rescues and has loads of
BEAUTIFUL LOGAN & LEVI Why have 3
they been homeless so long? advice from Vivienne on how to make your bunny’s day
more interesting for him.
CAT-ALOGUE FEATURING SOME 4-5
GORGEOUS ADOPTABLE KITTIES “ Thank you to all of you who come and care and spend
some time with our animals. We appreciate your love
BEING A KITTY WRANGLER AT 6-7 and dedication and your work takes them one step
DOGGIERESCUE By Amelia Spence closer to finding their forever homes.”
AMELIA— A FREE SPIRIT TAMED BY 8-9
LOVE By Sarah & Byron McDonald
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING
FACILITY— Adopt a pound pet.
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 14-15
IS YOUR CAT DESEXED? Please help to 16
stop the breeding cycle of unwanted kittens
BUNNY SECTION FEATURING COVER
GIRL PINKY 17
RABBIT BEHAVIOUR THROUGH PLAY 18-19
By Vivienne Chan
Email: [email protected]
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• Feline FEATURE http://www.fivcats.com/sanctuary/catwork_introduction.html
Logan is a handsome ginger/white Male & Levi ( his other cats catch it. Many cats live long and healthy lives,
sister ) is a black/white kitty with the most gorgeous if given the chance, but it is so sad that many cats with
green eyes. They are now about 2 years of age. FIV, through no fault of their own, remain unwanted.
A devoted pair they were rescued when kittens and The Catwork (FIV) website provides a “true and up to
when tested both were FIV positive. They have a very date picture of cats with the FIV virus (Feline
strong bond and want a home together but since tiny Immunodeficiency Virus) and what it really means for
kittens have been battling prejudice and ignorance, for it them and their owners.” Click link above for more
is the PERCEPTION of FIV that is the problem. The information.
immunity of cats with FIV might fluctuate over time and
they might need a little extra vigilance re their health but Sponsors: Logan—With love from Sam & Joy Jenkins &
FIV is not contagious to humans and very rarely do Levi—Best wishes from the 4 Kane Kitties
PHOTOS BY TOVAH LEVITAS
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BROWSE THROUGH OUR CATALOGUE IN THE KITTY SECTION OF OUR MAGAZINE AS WE SHOWCASE A
GORGEOUS RANGE OF PRETTY KITTIES SEEKING ADOPTION. WE HAVE A VARIETY OF STUNNING
COLOURS AVAILABLE FROM BLACK, GREY,TORTI TABBY, BLACK & WHITE, GINGER & WHITE, TORTI &
A SILVERGREY TABBY SO IF YOU ARE SEEKING A NEW FUR FRIEND ( OR TWO ) PLEASE CONTACT US.
Harper Adult black Male Shiny, black
and handsome. Sponsor: “ In loving
memory of Joan Elmes (cat lover)
Grayson is a British Blue x about 12 months old who has
had a rough start in life.. He recently needed to have his tail
amputated and is currently incontinent. He wears little washable “Fluffy”
nappies that he is used to wearing. Looking for a committed
owner willing to keep this lovely little cuddly bear clean.
Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick Fluffy 2yrs Tabby Female A loveable, sweet girl
For the beautiful photos appearing on these two pages DoggieRescue wants to thank…
TOVAH LEVITAS https://www.facebook.com/Artbytovahlevitas
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Zig 7mths Silver Tabby Female She is
loving & playful. Sponsor: “With lots of love!”
Lesley Cansdell & Titch
Maddie 5yrs Torti Female A very pretty girl
who enjoys pats & toys. Adopt or sponsor
Monty 12mths Tabby/White Male He’s
very sweet, super cuddly and really playful.
Lovely nature ideal for a family.
Willy Wonka 4yrs Tuxie Male ( pictured
in photo slideshow ) A smoochy, loving
boy. Sponsor: “For our rainbow bridge
mob!” Colleen & Ron
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BEING A KITTY WRANGLER AT
MONIKA'S DOGGIERESCUE by Amelia Spence
I have been volunteering at Monika’s DoggieRescue
most Fridays in the cat section for seven months. When
volunteering with the cats there are several tasks which
I regularly perform, include cleaning the cat rooms (for
example, sweeping and wiping down the tables), kitty
litter changes and general tidying up. I also occasionally
assist with customer service responsibilities. Now, to the
fun stuff: I get to cuddle the cats as well as play with
them. I also photograph the cats and post on Doggie
Rescue’s Facebook page, which helps to showcase the
My first visit to DoggieRescue
I first visited Monika’s DoggieRescue as a dog walker.
As time went on, Monika started to branch out and
rescue cats as well. My husband and I had come one
day to walk the dogs and we noticed the cat section,
which is where we met our cat Feta, now known as
Cinnamon. I first started volunteering at Monika’s Doggie
Rescue after inspiration struck!
My husband and I had been feeding a stray cat every
night and were concerned for its welfare and were
seeking advice. We contacted the former volunteer kitty
coordinator, Deb Rouse, who assisted us in gaining the
trust of the stray and gave us tips on trapping and the
procedure when you rescue a kitty of the street. Once Learning Behavioural Techniques
the kitty had been rescued, Deb came to our home and
filled us with knowledge regarding training techniques,
socialisation and tips on how to gain kitty’s trust. I was During my time at Monika’s DoggieRescue Deb
so awe-inspired by her dedication to cats that I felt I too taught me a great deal about cats, including
would like to continue making more of a difference in judging their personality and behavioural
homeless kitty’s lives. techniques for timid and shy cats.
A behaviour technique which is used on the cats is
known as the little lion technique. Cats are approached
“ slowly, and a treat is offered nearby, as time elapses a
During my time at Monika’s Doggie
treat is offered whilst you are standing nearby to the
Rescue I have learnt a great deal about cats,
cat, further along you can offer the cat food whilst
including judging their personality and holding a tea spoon and then on your fingers, working
behavioural techniques for timid and shy cats. ” to the palm of your hand. This teaches the cat that the
hand is nice and there is no need to fear.
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Other techniques include : Using a toy or a brush at It is extremely rewarding having worked on a cat that
the end of a stick to get the feline used to being touched was first deemed scared to see it come out of its shell
around the face, of course you observe the cat and if and be adopted by a loving family.
signs of distress occur then you would stop the session.
As every volunteer does, I
have a few kittys who I call
Logan ( pictured with me at left ) is a big fluffy
ginger cat who enjoys being the centre of
attention, and boy don’t you know it! Levi is
Logan’s sister ( with him at right ) and she is
bonded to Logan. Levi is quieter than Logan but
still just as cute. She is a sweet cat who loves a
pat and enjoys having a rest rather than being
in the action like king Logan!
Last but certainly not least is Angelica,
affectionately known as Angie. Poor
Angie was rescued from a hoarding
situation and thus hasn’t had much
interaction with people. Although, that
is slowly changing as kitty wrangles
employ the little lion techniques Deb
has trained us in.
Angie is now licking food off my
fingers, and learning hands aren’t
scary.. but with timid cats it’s often one
step forward two steps back, but don’t
worry Angie, you’ve come to a
wonderful non-kill charity, you have
all the time in the world.
“ I believe all cats deserve a second
chance at life, even the particularly
scared ones. It is also nice getting
to know the other volunteers and
kennel hands who work with the
cats and dogs. I am particularly
grateful to the former Doggie
Rescue Kitty Co-Ordinator Deb for
all she has taught me.” Amelia
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• • • Adoption feature “AMELIA” - A FREE SPIRIT TAMED BY LOVE
We met Amelia mid January 2017. At this time we
were preparing for our wedding and my soon to be
husband was heading off to the farm every few weeks
and I was feeling a bit lonely as I am from Belgium.
When we brought her Amelia home, she spent the
first 2 days hiding under the bath tub before finally
venturing out to join us. To make her feel
comfortable, we didn’t only buy her a scratching
pole, we bought her “the Cat-Mahal”.
Since then, as you will see by the photos, Amelia has
adapted to the apartment and to her life with us very
well. She is the ruler of our bed, wherever she wants
to sleep she will do so.
We couldn’t imagine our life without her, we love her
very much. Sarah and Byron McDonald
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“Tommy” & “Lil” Bonded pair “ Maddie” “Gracie” “Fluffy” “Sesame”
Tommy & Lil 1-2yrs Black/White Medium Hair Brother & Sister. Would love a home together.
Maddie 5yrs Stunning Tortoiseshell Female A gentle, smoochy girl
Gracie 2yrs Grey/White Medium Hair Female Deserves to be spoilt and have lots of TLC
Fluffy 12mths Medium Hair Tabby Female Her kittens have been adopted but Mum still waits….
Sesame 12mths Pure Black Male Sponsor: “ Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat
For more details on featured kitties please call 9486-3133 or email [email protected]
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NOBODY’S CAT SAVE A LIFE!
Some cats were meant to be adored,
but not me…
Imp. 6779: GUS
2yrs Medium Male
Some cats have their beautiful,
long hair brushed…
But not me!
Imp. 6834: TOMMY
1yr Medium Male
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Phone: 02 4645 4790 CLICK HERE
Imp. 6825: PIPER
8mths Medium Female
Some cats live all their life in comfort,
but not me…
Imp. 6807: KAROO
8mths Medium Male
For some people
loving their cat
forever is forever…
but sadly not for me!
Imp. 6813: WHISKEY
4yrs Medium Female Some cats are born lucky,
but not me, no not me...
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NOBODY’S CAT SAVE A LIFE!
Imp. 6791: DESMOND
6yrs Medium Male
Some cats are remembered with sadness
when they die, but not me…
Some cats don’t know what
it is like to be lonely &
afraid, but not me…
Imp. 6829: OREGON
1.5yrs Medium Male
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CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE FACILITY
Location: 2 Rose St (off Blaxland Rd), Campbelltown 2560 CLICK HERE
Imp. 6805: MOBLEY
12mths Medium Male
5yrs Medium Female
Some cats have many tomorrows, Some cats do not know what it is to
but not me, be lost and hungry, but not me,
Thank you to the caring
staff at Campbelltown
Animal Care Facility
Imp. 6821: WALTER
10yrs Medium Male
I am a STRAY…UNLOVED & UNWANTED,
please, will you rescue me?
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Where are we?
CHARLY – $100.00 (Senior)
WILLOW – $200.00
2-3yrs Tabby/Ginger/White Female 8-10yrs Grey Tabby Female
VIDEO CLICK HERE
SNUGGLES $200.00 BRANDY $200.00
2-3yrs Dark Torti Female 1-2yrs Ginger/White Female
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MISHKA – $150.00 Imp: 3927 MARMALADE $200.00
4-6yrs White Female 1-2yrs Ginger/White Male
SKITTLES – $150.00
Imp: 3790 ATARI $150.00 4-6yrs Grey Tabby/White Female
4-6yrs Ginger/White Male
WHERE: Blacktown’s Animal Holding Facility
415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
WHEN: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 11:00 am ( Closed Public Holidays )
COST: Prices vary—contact the pound
(02)9839 6161 CLICK HERE TO SAVE A LIFE!
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IS IT TIME TO
DESEX YOUR CAT?
This chart represents ONE UNDESEXED FEMALE, her mate and all her offspring, producing 2 litters per year
with 2.8 surviving kittens per litter. By desexing just 1 male and 1 female cat more than 2,000 UNWANTED
BIRTHS can be prevented in just 2 years—more than 2 million in 8 years.
ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday SHELTER
2018 PHONE: 9486-3133
ADOPTED RABBITS : 21
her new rolly TOY!
You didn’t know that bunnies
played with toys? Read
Vivienne’s article inside...
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• FEATURE Rabbit behaviour through play By Vivienne Chan
all the time!
When you visit a pet shop that sells toys, you may
find that there are multiple colour variations of a
particular kong toy for dogs and a lot of different
sized scratching towers for cats. But why are
there little to no toys for rabbits? Is it because
rabbits don't like to play?
The answer is no, rabbits LOVE to play.
The lack of rabbit friendly toys is due to common
misunderstandings over rabbit behaviour and the
fear of rabbits chewing up and swallowing something SNOWFLAKE Chinchilla Agouti Coat 2.6kgs Female
they're not meant to. Rabbits love to interact with A chubby, cuddly girl. She was born at our shelter.
humans through play and utilise toys as a form of
communication. Toys are also a great way to keep your So what type of toys are suitable for rabbits? The
pet rabbit entertained when they may be alone, they also answer is probably a lot easier than you think and
help rabbits learn and express themselves just like how all within reach of an average household. Here are
age appropriate toys for human toddlers would too.
some inexpensive and easy to find toys that the
rabbits at Monika's love playing with:
Paper tubes - these can be the cardboard from your
kitchen paper towel roll or toilet paper towel roll. You
can give it to the rabbit to chew up for fun as paper can
be digested by the rabbit without harm or you can place
some treats inside and fold up the ends so they have
to work out how to open it to reach the treats
Paper boxes - yes rabbits like paper boxes just like
cats! Instead of trying to fit within the paper box like a
cat, rabbits like to use them as little hiding spots, so
cutting an entrance on one side and flipping it over will
make your rabbit feel like king of the (cardboard) castle.
NED (above) Netherland Dwarf 6mths Male He is the
sweetest little fellow, just divine!
COOPER (right) White/Grey Markings Male A gentle
& very pretty boy who loves being cuddled and stroked.
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( pictured with cuddly Cooper )
Sea grass mats - available for under $2 Permission is given to reprint
at your local Bunnings, these mats are great for educational purposes only,
for rabbits to rest on but also for them to provided DoggieRescue.com
chew up (also known as bunstruction). Magazine is acknowledged.
Some rabbit parents have used some twine Published by:
and tied a few of them up together to create
a "tunnel" that their rabbits can run in and DoggieRescue.com
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Address: 8 Chiltern Rd
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Phone: 9486 3133
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Typesetting, Layout & Design:
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Photography: Lyndall Hord,
Kim Bernotas, Tovah Levitas,
Martha Pavlakis, Natalie Burns,
Amelia Spence & Vivienne
Rolly toys - the rabbits at Monika's absolutely love any toy that can roll. These 9549-1111
can be found in the cat toys section or toddler toys which are made of durable www.spotpress.com.au
plastic with little gaps that allow rabbits to grip through biting them and throwing DISCLAIMER: The point of
them around. Other rolly toys can be found online which are made of wood and view expressed by contributors
may have little bells inside them. Pinky (above ) loves her new donated toy! in their respective articles does
not necessarily reflect that of
Rabbits are intelligent animals and can understand language commands the Publisher, Editor.
just like cats and dogs, using toys are an easy way to train and encourage
positive rabbit behaviour and may even help them learn a trick or two! Advertising for services and
products appearing here is
accepted by the Publisher and
Pinky’s laugh Editor in good faith. However
of the month: the Publisher and Editor give
no guarantee or endorsement
Q: What do you call a rabbit who is of products or services, nor the
angry over getting sun burnt? advertisers will fulfill their
A: A hot cross bunny obligations.
PINKY Mini Lop with Lilac Points.
Ruby eyes. 1.5kgs Female. A docile,
gentle girl who enjoys cuddles & pats.
For more details please call Monika on 90486-3133 or email
[email protected] adoption_rabbit.htm
Bunnies that will
are only a shelter away!
Please ADOPT ADOPT don’t SHOPSHOP
Rescue Pets Are Best!