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JUNE NO KILL
Read the remarkable journey of bonded
brothers Jiminy & Pinocchio inside.
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FROM MY DESK 2 Monika with Jiminy
By Monika Biernacki 3
MEET HANDSOME BRICK Doggie
Rescue’s “Pin Up Boy” of the month.. This month’s Cat and Rabbit E-Magazine features the
LONG story of Jiminy and Pinocchio – abandoned not
FOR LOGAN & LEVI FIV IS NO BARRIER. 4 –6 once but twice. Read their amazing journey p10-11 from
Read their heartwarming story. being born to a hoarder situation, being rescued by Cat
Rescue Project, rehomed then abandoned in a country
MERIDA & TOBY MET AT DOGGIE 7 pound, possibly due to a marriage break up. There by
RESCUE... And fell in love!!! chance picking up a dog our volunteer also rescued
Jiminy and Pinocchio. That was in 2016 and we are still
PINOCCHIO & JIMINY Bonded brothers 10-11 waiting for a happy ending for them. They are such a
waiting for a home together. beautiful pair of boys and they really deserve a home
of their very own.
FEATURING KITTIES AT BLACKTOWN 12-13
ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY It is so nice to get updates from adoptees and their
gotcha day and hear snippets of what their lives are like
HAWKESBURY ANIMAL SHELTER 14-15 now. See p9 for an “Up Close & Personal” article on
So many cats/kittens homeless... Cinnamon aka Feta, a much loved ex DR kitty.
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE 16-17 This winter come and visit us and give a furry pet a
FACILITY— Kitties needing homes! cuddle and shake off the winter blues! Jiminy and I
( pictured above with me ) will be there to greet you.
MIDNIGHTS MYTH BUSTERS By 18-19
Email: [email protected]
Midnight (with help from Vivienne Chan )
DOGGIERESCUE HAS BUNNIES—Did 20-22
you know ? Meet them and fall in love!
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SILKY, SOFT PURRING MACHINE SEEKS ADOPTION
~ PIN UP BOY OF THE MONTH ~
IN FOCUS: BRICK is a 5 months old Domestic Short Haired Tabby Male. If you are looking for a sweet,
affectionate cat who is very friendly and playful, purrs when getting pats and loves toys then Brick is the boy for you.
He is desexed, wormed, FIV tested, F3 vaccinated & micro chipped. His adoption fee is $220.
If you are interested in meeting handsome Brick, please complete the Cat Adoption
Questionnaire and email it to [email protected] or call 9486-3133
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• Feature LOGAN & LEVI For more details email Deb : [email protected]
FOR LOGAN & LEVI
FIV+ IS NO BARRIER!
By Deb Rouse
Do you know what the biggest myth is
about FIV?: that it is highly contagious...
not true if you have friendly cats, and then
the risk is low for blood to blood transfer .
Logan Another common myth for FIV Cats is that
they will often be ill, from www.fivcats.com
Levi is definitely the “the virus is extremely slow acting, and takes
braver one, and Logan many years before it has any noticeable effect,
the snuggle pot…. and in reality often never reaches that point,
FIV cats will not suffer any more illness than
Levi uninfected cats”.
Logan and his bonded sister Levi were rescued from a
pound together and both have FIV which is not
holding them back at all. They act like most cats
and just need a relatively quite family home to
help keep their immunity up. Logan and Levi should be
kept indoors and in an enclosed outside area to keep
them safe from other kitties and animals (they are
currently a bit scared of birds). We are happy to
discuss FIV and their needs but first let me tell you
Are you looking for an inquisitive and social new
friend, who comes with a cuddly brother? Are you
prepared for cats that just like to "hang out" with you
for most of the day and sleep on your bed at night?
Levi is a very young black and white 1yo lady, brave
at heart and likes being with people and involved
with whatever they are doing including lounging
or pottering on the balcony, cleaning the house,
watching telly, or playing with cat toys!
Levi and her brother Logan are very bonded
and need a secure environment where they
can relax and let their personalities shine...
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They are both positive that FIV is no barrier to living a long and happy life!
Logan loves to chase toys
and balls and loves cuddle
time at least once
Are you looking for a big cuddly sook, who will look to you for
guidance and comes with an intelligent and friendly sister? Are
you prepared for cats that just like to "hang out" with you for most
of the day and sleep on your bed at night?
Logan is a very young 1yo ginger and white "boy", very soft
natured and initially may hold back, until his brave sister leads the
way…He and Levi are bonded and he seeks guidance from Levi
and his two-legged leader (you) on what is safe to do. They like
being with people and involved with whatever they are doing
including lounging or pottering on the balcony, cleaning the house,
watching telly, or playing with cat toys! Logan and Levi love to
play with toys together, and are comfortable spending hours alone
but prefer the company of people.
We are still learning more about their personalities
from their devoted foster carer who says “ Levi is
extremely playful with a very loud purr. Levi and
Logan love to play with toys together, and are
comfortable spending hours alone but prefer the
company of people.”
So what else do they get up to? Turn the page….
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LOGAN & LEVI For more details email Deb : [email protected]
Showing just how “normal” and caring they can be, Logan & Levi our FIV positive pair of kitties
are really enjoying a temporary carer, their "kind fearless leader" of their little tribe. So far they
have adjusted well in a normal home, and the photos show:
a) how to lounge around, especially together & with a remote
to the telly ( WHAT FUN )!
b) how sweet it is cuddling in someone’s arms. Logan snuggles
up to his ‘foster mum’.
These two will provide much
love to their new family for a
very long time.
If you are interested in meeting Logan & Levi please fill in
the Cat Adoption Questionnaire and email it to
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Merida & Toby met at DoggieRescue and fell in love.
They do not want to be separated. Why?
BECAUSE LOVE STORIES SHOULD
ALWAYS HAVE A HAPPY ENDING!
Do you have a big kind heart and willing to take on two softies that just want to be loved? Toby may be hearing
impaired but it doesn't stop him in anything, including snuggling up and head butting when he competes with Merida
for attention. Merida loves to be along side you, and enjoys her tummy being rubbed. Both should be kept inside and
in a safe outside enclosure. Merida & Toby have bonded closely and are seeking a home loving together forever.
For more details please phone : 9486-3133
or email: [email protected]
Sponsor Toby: “ Just ‘cause you’re such a handsome boy!” Jane & Romeo
VIDEO OF MERIDA & TOBY CLICK HERE!
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Captain 7yrs. Male
Ginger and White
Pirate 7yrs Male
For more details
about any of these
kitties please call
Telephone: 9890 7220
16 Ross Street, PARRAMATTA. 2150
The Cottage Animal Hospital is a collaborative venture
between Doggie Rescue and Veterinarian Dr Deirdre
(Dee) Clack BVSc (hons). Dee has been a veterinarian
for Doggie Rescue animals for over 15 years and has
more than 20 years veterinary experience.
Our caring, knowledgeable staff will work hard to ensure
your pet receives loving, gentle health care.
Annabelle 12mths FURRY A Bonded Pair!
& Astro 12 mths FRIENDS
“Annabelle & Astro”
“ A house without a
cat is not a home!”
Love from Sylvia
For more details on
Annabelle & Astro
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I wish Mum would not
talk on her mobile while
I’m trying to watch
“ CINNAMON ”
Cinnamon is pretty placid
but gets cranky if
interrupted whilst she is
watching her favourite
stories on the T.V!
If I wasn’t me I’d like to be - my sister Tabitha, she has The food that makes me drool is - definitely bacon
a longer coat than me & I’d enjoy being able to try it on! from Mum’s plate! It tastes sooo good!!!!
If I could wish fleas on someone it would be - my If I impersonated a famous star I’d be - Maru, star of
arch nemesis and sister, Tabitha. you tube. He has so many boxes he can play with!
It took a while but I finally - managed to sneak outside My favourite place in the world is - on the lounge by
when mum and dad opened the front door. the window watching the day go by.
When I heard I was to star in DoggieRescue My greatest achievement is – getting two breakfasts, I
magazine I – purred and thought of all of my friends at enjoy fooling my parents into thinking I haven’t been fed.
Doggie Rescue, particularly Deb : ) My family says I have taught them– how to better hide
My relationship with other cats is – okay. I enjoy time our food to prevent me snatching it with my paw!
by myself, my sister Tabitha often chases me and I do I am happiest when - hanging out with Mum & Dad
not enjoy this, but when it is cold we will both lie nearby I was so proud when- I hid in the linen cupboard whilst
one another and share the bed. my humans searched far and wide, thinking that I had
It excited me when - I see mum and dad open the escaped outside. They eventually found me snuggled
cupboard where my dinner is kept!! into a blanket on the bottom shelf.
I purr most when- I am held over mum or dad’s Life is – good, I have two parents that love me and a
shoulder and given a relaxing ear scratch. sister who cares about me, and I’m so very beautiful!!!
I often wonder- if I could get outside the window and Cats vs dogs - cats are better than dogs! You can keep
catch those birds who taunt me. a cat in an apartment and they aren’t as clingy as a dog!
My nickname is - Cinny We also have long whiskers which I think is wonderful!
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• Feline FEATURE Pinocchio & Jiminy — their story.
Do you have a big heart? And a big lap?
Or better two big hearts & two big laps?!
Pinocchio & Jiminy
CLICK HERE Once upon a time there were two brothers.
TO SEE THEM They were born into a hoarder situation and
AS KITTENS rescued by RESCUE CAT PROJECT. At just
5 months old ( see photo at left ) they were
adopted together by a family who were so
excited to be giving them a loving home.
Sadly just a few months later they were found
in a country pound just by chance by a
volunteer from Doggie Rescue who was
rescuing a dog. They had been on death row
there for about 8 weeks and time was running
out. Why they were abandoned again we
have limited information, except perhaps due
to a marriage breakdown.
And so their second journey began
at DoggieRescue, that was in 2016.
The “boys” at 5mths
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“ We have two of the biggest softest boys seeking a new forever home. We
can vouch that they enjoy the company of people, are playful and then often
become big-lounge lizards. They both have big characters, Pinocchio is the
cool-alpha male, and Jiminy the sweet ever-so-slightly-younger-one, eager to
please and not be left out – they will definitely keep you entertained.”
Fast forward to 2017 and the boys are strongly bonded to one
another, on cool days they will curl up together, or when feeling
social, will curl up with lots of other kitties too. Jiminy sometimes
squeezes into a hammock with another DR kitty little Mary.
From their behaviour they have told us that they:
• like being with people, they would take over the office if we let them
• enjoy playtime, the red laser toy literally gets Pinocchio to do back flips!
• love a good meal, yep they are “big boys” but easy to please
• are happiest sleeping in a hammock or soft bedding (fleeces)
• can’t get enough fresh cardboard boxes (the best present for them)
Being such sweet natured cats they deserve another chance with a loving
family. Both show gratitude when they are patted and admired, and will happily
sit on your lap (yep each one does manage to squeeze on a person’s lap) while
you continue to pat and tell them how beautiful they are. Your lap is fine, they
don’t need a pedestal. They are both under 2 years of age, and starting to
mature, with siestas during the day becoming a prime activity. They also love
to watch the birds in the trees or the crawly things in the grass – we would love
them to have an enclosed outdoor space besides being part of your family with
a cosy bed at night.
Sponsors: Pinocchio: “ In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick &
Big Joey & Jiminy: “ Somewhere a loving home waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch
As much as we all at DoggieRescue love them, Pinocchio & Jiminy need, and
deserve a home of their very own. Can you give this story a happy ending?
For more information please email : [email protected]
or phone me on 0413-705218
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Imp.1360 PRUE What’s Imp.1262 ANNAISE
1-3yrs Black/White Female the 1-3yrs Tabby Female
Imp. 2003 MISSY time?
1-3yrs Tabby Female
Imp. 2343 TABITHA
1-3yrs Tabby/White Female
Imp. 2114 SALT Imp. 2250 OREO Imp.1314 MARTHA
1-3yrs White/Black Male 6mths-1yr Black/White Male 1-3yrs Tabby Female
2 PAGES ARE
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Imp. 2274 BLUEBELL Imp.1598 WREN In our busy lives have we ever
7-12yrs Blue/White Female 1-3yrs Tabby/White Female just stopped to watch a clock
ticking. Tic, tic, tic the seconds,
CLICK minutes and hours tick away. We
HERE plan years ahead but in reality the
only sure thing is the MOMENT.
Imp. 3080 SUBZERO Even one second ago is in the
1-3yrs White Male past, the future uncertain…
CLICK ON EACH CAT FOR LARGER PHOTO For the desperate CATS and
KITTENS on these pages that
clock is ticking too.
Precious time, so little of it, for
them to appreciate the things that
they enjoy. A gentle pat. A full
belly. A comfy bed. Perhaps
curling up with a friend. Simple
pleasures. To feel, to love, to be
PHONE: (02) 9839 6161
Imp. 1031 NORMAN Imp. 2044 THOMAS
1-3yrs Ginger/White Male 6mths –1yr Black/White Male
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DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE
ARE MANY BEAUTIFUL CATS
WAITING IN HAWKESBURY POUND?
To go directly to friends of Hawkesbury
Animal Shelter Facebook page
HAWKESBURY ANIMAL SHELTER
is located at…..
10 Mulgrave Road,
( Closed Public Holidays.)
On the website of Hawkesbury Pound their • Monday to Friday 9 -12 & 2 - 4.30
photos are low resolution and very poor. These • Saturday 9:30 -11.30
photos have been taken by volunteers. Just look • Sunday 7:00 - 9:00
and wonder how these cats became in the sad
CLICK TO SAVE A LIFE!
situation that they are. On Death Row.
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ANIMAL SHELTER—CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE
10wks Male 3yrs Male
HCC 97 PCC242
4yrs Female 2yrs Male
Imp: 5451 KIKI 5yrs Domestic Short Haired Black Female A great companion who wants a
spot to snooze and a safe home. A chilled out girl who is not needy. PRIORITY HIGH
ANIMAL CARE FACILITY
CLICK HERE FOR WEBSITE
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CLICK Imp: 5389
Breed: Domestic Short Haired
CHRISTOPH Colour: Silver Tabby
Breed: Domestic Short Haired Gender: Male Age: 2 years
Size: Medium Very shy boy needing
Gender: Male Age: 2 years love- priority HIGH
An outgoing, confident boy -
priority HIGH Imp: 5488
Breed: Domestic Short Haired
Gender: Male Age: 1 year
A handsome boy who needs
confidence — priority HIGH
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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
common 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 diet.
MYTH 1: Carrots make up the majority of
a rabbit's diet
REALITY: Despite the common depictions of
cartoon rabbits munching on a bunch of carrots,
this is far from the truth of what makes a
balanced rabbit diet. An adult rabbit diet should
consist of a minimum of 70% hay (e.g. pasture
hay, oaten hay, meadow hay), 20% fresh leafy
vegetables (eg. kale, celery leaves, spinach leaves,
bok choy) and 10% fruit and other treats (e.g. banana,
strawberries, carrots ). Pellets can also be offered in small
qualities but not recommended daily due to the high salt
content. Rabbits should always have access to clean drinking
water - a water dish or drink bottle both do the job well.
Did somebody MYTH 2: Only pet store bought treats are
says treats? good for rabbits
REALITY: Majority of the treats available at pet stores are highly
processed, contain food colouring and are designed to be visually
appealing to the consumer purchasing them. There are a lot of
alternatives to pet store bought treats that you may find at your local
grocer such as sultanas, unprocessed oats, dried papaya and dried
pineapple. All treats should be given in small quantities and do not
have additives, sweeteners or added sugar to them. Fresh fruit and
herbs are also considered a treat to rabbits, this may include
blueberries, apple, mint, parsley and coriander.
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MYTH 3: Rabbits eat only ‘till
they are full
REALITY: Rabbits love to eat and obesity is one of the Nugget & Piper munching and crunching
most common issues with domesticated rabbits. If a rabbit on veggies and fruit. When asked Nugget
eats an unlimited amount of pellets or treats, they may exclaimed “ We just love eating!”
develop bladder stones, kidney stones, diarrhoea or in
serious cases, gastrointestinal stasis (gut stasis or GI stasis). MYTH 4: Rabbits only need to
GI stasis can be a fatal condition for rabbits where their be fed once every 24 hours
digestive system slows
down or completely
stops, this is often
through a healthy
and daily exercise.
REALITY: Rabbits are constant grazers
and will not eat a "provided meal" in one
go unlike cats or dogs. Rabbits should
have access to unlimited hay (a rabbit
cannot have too much hay) and be given
fresh greens twice a day, usually in the
morning and evening. It is not okay to
leave a rabbit with a larger amount of food
and go away for a weekend unlike cats,
this is because if a rabbit stops eating or
pooping for more than a 12 hour period,
this signals a medical emergency and
requires veterinary treatment.
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".
Here I am with my mates
Peter & Snowflake
munching on Kale.
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• Adopt me! EVERYBUNNY NEEDS SOME BUNNY...SOMETIMES...CLICK HERE!
CLICK HERE FOR A WONDERFUL BUNNY FEATURE VIDEO
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reprint for educational
purposes only, provided
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
Jerry is a pretty special bunny who really deserves the very best of homes. DISCLAIMER: The point of
Apart from being super gorgeous Jerry is loving. He has many loves...food, view that is expressed by
other buns, his human friends—CLICK HERE— to find out his special love! some contributors in their
respective articles does not
necessarily reflect that of
the Publisher, Editor.
Advertising for services and
products appearing here is
accepted by the Publisher
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.
For more information about Jerry or any other DR bunny in this
section please CLICK HERE or call 02 9486-3133
JUNE 2017 ISSUE 3
9 RABBITS AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION — $40 ADOPTION FEE TO COVER VACCINATION COST
FAILED SELFIE JUNE FASHION TRENDS!
Lucky, Bambi and Jerry are showing off the latest fashion trend this
season, and it's all about the hair accessories! Lucky and
Bambi are on board for the bright yellow daffodil hair pieces, and
Jerry has gone more avant-garde with his fur ball head style piece.
At Monika’s the buns feel pretty Bambi was quoted as saying
savvy when it comes to social media, “ Is this my best side?”
however it's clear they need to do a
bit of work perfecting their selfies. HAVE YOU HEARD?
Photo 1 - a little too close there Jerry Our bunny Jerry was so very exhausted after veggie shopping
Photo 2 - umm.. wrong way Nugget that he decided to have a nap on top of his enviro bag. With so
Photo 3 - Snowflake, you forgot to smile many vegies to bring home he is wishing for a shopping app
Photo 4 - whoops, a little lower Piper for home delivery...
If you are interested in adopting any of I’ll have to
our beautiful rabbits please visit: download a
http://www.DoggieRescue.com/ shopping app!
Or call Monika on 9486-3133 or email