LOVE isn't just
Issue 24 a WORD...
It is something precious
you HOLD onto and
never LET GO!
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Catvocacy post: Elizabeth
Hello Readers, with Jake
RESCUECAT This is the season in which
PROJECT many cats and kittens find
themselves in need of a new
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK home. Many of them end up in
https://www.facebook.com/ the pound - and the luckier ones
RescueCatProject.Homepage find themselves thereafter in
foster care with a rescue group.
Who, What, Why and Where
Adopting a cat or kitten from a rescue group ensures that you
RescueCat Project is unique. Staffed by get a cat that is happy, healthy and socialised. AND it frequently
Superheros (TopCat, IttyBittyKitty and means that an impounded cat with no other options finds a spot
KitKat), who use their powers to: in foster care. Adopting a rescue cat from a rescue group saves
2 lives (3 if you also consider that your own life will be vastly
1) Support other rescue groups who foster enriched). So just a thought - especially if you were considering
and find homes for cats rescued Jake, our poster child, who is currently in foster care with
BRIGHTER FUTURE CAT RESCUE.
2) Achieve direct adoptions from the
Pound to lessen the burden on rescues. Jake just wants a hug - that much is true. And so we gave him
many! Jake is a big lad and was a little bit uncertain about how
We also use our superpowers to defend to pose, but he is really just like a huggable teddy. Who could
cats from the relentless and mindless not love a cat that says "hug me"?
bureaucracy that is the Pound.
If you are interested in finding out more about this big pudding,
As the name suggests we take on then please contact Sharon of Brighter Future Cat Rescue, on
particular projects. So far, we: Facebook or email her at [email protected]
1) Take photos of cats and kittens in https://www.facebook.com/RescueCatProject.Homepage
Blacktown Pound, NSW.
2) Advertise cats and kittens in the
Pounds around Sydney.
We started photographing cats in the
BAHF Pound in late 2011. It is Sydney’s
largest pound. It also has an exceptionally
high kill rate, particularly for cats.
We are based in the Inner West. If you
have any questions, please email the
cat committee at:
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Lovely Lilly is seeking her purrfect match!
Hello, my name is Lilly. door to greet me. She's come out of herself a lot since
I am a 6 year old cat with the most amazing green that first day at home. Lilly now relaxes, kneads and
eyes. I need someone to love me who understands
that I may not have had the best life so far but gee I purrs when sitting with me. Lilly needs to go to an ONLY
have a lot to offer, perhaps my foster Mum can best
explain: "I picked up Lilly from the pound because she cat home and one without children. She needs a patient
was not coping in the pound environment. Lilly was
quivering, facing a corner every time I visited. She was new owner who doesn't expect to have a smoochy cat
surrendered by her owner who kept her in the garage
because she didn't get along with her 2 other cats. straight up. Her new owner will need to earn her trust
Lilly has been my most rewarding rescue so far. It took
her 3 weeks to trust me but now she is waiting at the and I'm sure will be highly rewarded once they have.
I know there is someone out there who will love her as I
now do and provide the soft care that Lilly needs and
who will get the biggest reward of all - total devotion &
love from my senior girl Lilly." Jeanette
If you would like to meet Lilly please email
[email protected] .
Why a cat over a kitten? Because cats rock by allowing you to miss the live wire kitten stage. An older cat’s
personalities are developed and the foster parent can tell you exactly what to expect. Adult cats sleep all
night long, won't be attacking your toes at 2.00am in the morning wanting to play. Cats won't claw their way
up your leg at feeding time (or curtains while you are out!!) Cats have loud purrs for your enjoyment. So
what are you waiting for??? Don’t spend Valentine’s Day alone when LOVE is waiting for you….
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SAVE A LIFE
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All I want to do is One lonely
play all day…. heart searching…
Tango was surrendered. He is
gorgeous, playful, a little cheeky at
times (but he is really still a baby) and
desperate now for his own home.
I’M LOOKING FOR LOVE… By Tango, a homeless pound cat
Hi Cat Lovers, But if you love black and white cats ( yes we are all so
handsome ) and you would like to be my companion I
I have been waiting in the pound to meet my purrfect would love to meet you with a view to adoption.
match over TWO MONTHS now. The Cattery at
Blacktown Pound is full - as it always is at this time of WHERE AM I? CLICK HERE FOR POUND
year due to the dreaded "kitten season" and all the
holiday surrenders (over 20 cats and kittens were Blacktown Animal Holding Facility ( that’s the pound )
impounded in just one day). I am a gorgeous black and 415 Flushcombe Road Prospect NSW
white boy, only 6mths old, and really still a baby.
OPENING HOURS: Saturday: 9am - 1pm
My cat friends and I are all friendly and affectionate, and Sunday: 9am - 11am Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
looking for love. All of us are gorgeous cats and we are
so appreciative of any attention, and will be loyal and TO MEET ME PLEASE ( p l e a s e ) CONTACT:
loving companions to the lucky people who adopt us. PH (02) 9839 6161 or email my friend Brandon at...
Please, if you are considering adopting one of the cats/ brandon[email protected] and include
kittens who are patiently waiting to meet you, can you your contact number ( and mention my impounding
do it sooner rather than later, as we are on limited time. number which is 5138 )
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WHEN KITTENS ARE Featuring Dr.
HAVING KITTENS from...
Cats breed seasonally in the warmer months of the year The Cottage
between November and April (which is known as the ‘kitten Animal Hospital
season’) inundating pounds and shelters with pregnant 16 Ross St,
cats, or mothers with tiny kittens, many of whom are PARRAMATTA.
newborn. As pounds reach capacity and rescuers strive to NSW. 2150
save as many as possible from the euthanasia awaiting
them the emotional stress is simply overwhelming. Ph: 9890 7220
The saddest of all abandonments are the kittens who
are dumped pregnant or with their kittens. Some
female kittens can come on heat at just 4 months and
give birth as young as 7 months. A kitten that age is
neither physically nor mentally prepared to give birth,
let alone be a mother and not only can their life can be
endangered, they are adding another 4-8 kittens to the
millions of unwanted cats who need homes.
Blacktown Animal Holding Facility recently had this little
tabby girl brought in. Her age was assessed as 6-8
months and she had a one day old kitten. Originally
she had given birth to two kittens but she was unable to
cope with the stress of birth/newborn kittens and one of
her babies died. Sadly this happens with some scared
young mums and a luckily the pound volunteers were
able to find a surrogate mother for her surviving kitten.
Did you know? One female cat can have up to 40
kittens a year leaving little wonder why over 17,000
cats /kittens are euthanized annually in NSW alone by
pounds and the RSPCA, with only 3% of the total of
impounded cats/kittens being claimed by their owners.
If we are to stem the flood of unwanted kittens, who are born only to die a few weeks later because there are
not enough homes for them, we need to promote desexing. Every additional cat desexed has a direct and
positive impact which results in less unwanted kittens. Need advice on desexing your pet? Please call us.
THE Cottage Animal Hospital is a venture set up and run by Dr. Deirdre
Clack BVSc (hons) and Monika’s DoggieRescue.
16 ROSS STREET, PARRAMATTA. NSW. 2150
TELEPHONE: 9890 7220
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THE HUGE POWER
OF SOCIAL NETWORKING!
Social networking has become a very powerful tool in the rescue/rehoming of animals in pounds, shelters and
rescue groups, with the only danger emotive buying. Used properly it is a way to reach thousands of animal lovers
and save the desperate lives of the dumped pets waiting on death row in pounds. The stories on these two pages
are great examples of cats with only days to live being adopted into loving homes through people power.
ARCHIE’S STORY... Fore more photos of
adopted cats click here...
This poor old boy, who is about 8
years old, came into the pound with
a big wound on his side. It's since
been seen to by a vet and has
healed nicely. Despite looking like
he had been through the wars he is
a loving, smoochy boy.
With the pound at full capacity it
seems that for this poor cat time
had run out and he needed a
miracle to survive.
Well survive he did:) Please read
his update story on the right.
Happy new life Archie….
A STRAY CAME TO THE POUND TODAY...TERRIFIED. HIS EYES TOLD PEOPLE TO GO AWAY….
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Maya's story is a sad one. She was one of I HAVE A NEW HOME…. Maya ( now known as Lucky ) has
the many cats surrendered to Blacktown scored herself a beautiful family and a gorgeous sister who is so
Animal Holding Facility before Christmas, happy to have her to sleep next to every night. Thank you to Kate
abandoned by the very family who was and her family for adopting this beautiful, very deserving girl.
supposed to care for and love her forever.
After no adoption enquiries Maya’s time was
running out and her sad photo, which
appeared on many cat loving facebook sites
told the whole story of the loss, fear and
abandonment that she felt.
Despite being a very handsome,
smoochy young boy Cupid had
been abandoned and at the worst
possible time of the year.
Thanks to sharing on social
networks Cupid’s story has a
happy ending. See update...
A PET WENT TO HIS NEW FAMILY TODAY...PURRING. HE JUST WANTED TO CUDDLE & PLAY.
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http:// AMS Dee Why
www.hillsanimalhospital.com.au 815 Pittwater Rd,
DEE WHY. NSW. 2099
Hills Animal Hospital Email: [email protected]
Unit 1A/5 Salisbury Road, Phone: (02) 9938 1069
CASTLE HILL. NSW. 2154
Ph: (02) 9659 1088 Beautiful KITTENS available -
Please call for more information
Hills Animal Hospital has a cuddly
torti /tabby ‘muma’ cat with two
adorable torti kittens for adoption.
Please contact for more
SAVING PRECIOUS LIVES
Mama Moo and her kitten are available at Feebee 10wks F
Lindfield West VetMed. Please call…. Imp 3056c & in the
background pure white
Mummy called Sarah
Renbury Farm Animal
Lindfield West VetMed Feebee & Sarah are waiting in the pound to
10 Moore Avenue, be rescued by the various vets who are able
WEST LINDFIELD. NSW. 2070 to take them and find them a home….
Phone: (02) 9415 8000
Please contact for more
I’m Wolfgang I’m Carley I’m Morrison I’m Brandu
CATS WAITING ON DEATH ROW AT BLACKTOWN FOR RESCUE - Imp.275, Imp.345, Imp.269 & Imp.331
The amount of cats and kittens euthanized in POUNDS has DECREASED from 71% to 65% due to cat
lovers working together and saving more lives but despite all efforts many thousands of cats don’t survive.
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Collaroy Veterinary Services
1185 Pittwater Rd,
COLLAROY. NSW. 2097
Phone: (02) 9971 8487
Currently has a striking looking
ginger mum cat called Goldie
( her kittens have all been
adopted) pictured at right.
Goldie is very patiently waiting
to find her forever family,
hopefully it will be soon...
Avalon Veterinary Hospital Generic photo
710 Barrenjoey Rd,
Avalon Beach. NSW. 2107
Phone: (02) 99180833
We currently have a blue &
white medium haired Muma cat
and her little baby. Please ring
and book for a viewing...
The Cottage Animal Hospital
16 Ross St,
PARRAMATTA. NSW. 2150
Phone: (02) 9890 7220
https://www.facebook.com/TheCottageAnimalHospital Tania and her sister Bonita are waiting at The
Cottage Animal Hospital. If you are serious about a
new fur baby please call as we have many kittens
available just waiting their new forever families.
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