2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
Levi is a stunningly
beautiful cat. Looking
at her it is hard to
prejudice against her
and her bonded
Read their story
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FROM MY DESK 2 Hello Readers,
By Monika Biernacki 3
In our Easter edition we showcase some of our beautiful
ADOPT, DON’T SHOP! Featuring our kitties. Many are just so sweet and lovable and easy
stunningly beautiful pair Jiminy & Pinocchio whilst some are shy and still need some TLC to make
them flourish. With her striking looks it is hard to imagine
KITTY WRANGLERS NEEDED 4-5 why our gorgeous cover kitty Levi has not found a home
By Deb Rouse as yet but if you read the story of Levi, and her bonded
brother Logan, you will understand. They have a secret to
FIV CATS “LOVE EM”! 6-7 share. See p6.
Feature article by Deb Rouse
If you do not feel you can give a cat a home, consider
CELEBRATING EASTER. Some gorgeous 8 volunteering and sharing some of your care and love with
DR kitties needing homes…. our kitties who are short on a bit of love and play time.
We are looking for some kitty wranglers! Come in and
TOP 4 EASTER HAZARDS FOR CATS. 9 have a chat with Deb. See p4 & 5.
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 10-15 Lastly we have real Easter bunnies who are also needing
FACILITY IS AT CAPACITY. some care and love – not just for Easter but for ever .
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE 16-19 “ Have a wonderful Easter break, take care of
FACILITY— Kitties needing homes! yourselves and your pets, and if you have some
spare love to give come and drop in at Doggie-
FEATURING THE BEAUTIFUL KITTIES AT 20 Wood and see what you would enjoy doing most.
HAWKESBURY ANIMAL SHELTER We would love to meet you! ” Monika
DOGGIERESCUE HAS BUNNIES—Did 21-26
you know? Meet them and fall in love!
Email: [email protected]
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Bunny ears, giant chocolate
eggs we can’t eat… We’d
rather have a new family!
CLICK HERE FOR
A WHOLE LOT MORE!
MEET JIMINY & PINOCCHIO ..
BONDED BROTHERS SEEKING ADOPTION. MEET THEM AGAIN ON PAGE 8
DON’T SHOP ...ADOPT! RESCUE CATS ARE THE BEST BREED!
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• Do you like kitties? Esmerelda
• Have a sense of humour? with toy
• Willing to be a cat-entertainer
“Spending time playing/socializing
and keep them amused? with the kitties is a large part of their
• Have some spare time and rehabilitation!” Deb
willing to get into “hands on”
• Do you want to make a
meaningful contribution to
abandoned cats & kittens,
who have fallen on “hard
times” due to no fault of
Kitty Wranglers may assist with
• the care and socialisation
of our kitties, and
• promotion and adoption
to help us successfully rehome
these little ones, so that we may
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www.volunteeringaustralia.org indicates that There is a long list of activities we need
volunteering is a two-way relationship, you help us your help with:
achieve our goals, and you have the opportunity to
meaningfully contribute to community outcomes for • feeding – can you handle the stress of
abandoned cats & kittens. Doggie Rescue is a no-kill
rehoming charity, you may become part of this, and make multiple kitties crying at you at the same time
a difference to so many kitties. yet deal out equal portions?
Pinocchio • playing – are you able to dangle and drag toys
pats…. around at various speed to “exercise” the
• more playing – do you know how to direct a
red laser pointer to grab the kitties’ attention?
• socialising – are you experienced with the
under the chin kitty spots to pat and scratch to
get the purring machines started?
• more socialising – do you know or do you
want to learn more about kitty body language
• photographs & videos - have the tools and
willing to work with “drama queens” who may
not be in the mood? can you coax “smiley
eyes” from your subjects?
• cleaning – we all hate it, but are you willing to
help with light duties (sweeping, washing up
dishes & changing bed linen) so the kitties are
• handyperson skills – know how to handle an
electric drill and/or happy to design new
walkways and access ways for the kitties?
“ Do you know the under the chin kitty A volunteer
spots to pat and scratch to get the spending
purring machines started?” Deb time with one
of the kitties
If you can help with one or more of these please contact
[email protected] to learn more. CLICK HERE!
If you are keen to technically learn more, and become
involved in animal services functions as a kennel hand,
potentially as a career, then please contact
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• Feline FEATURE LEVI 18mths B/W Female & LOGAN 18mths G/W Male
DID YOU SEE
FIV Cats: “love ‘em!” This organisation and their web site is a brilliant and
useful reference source for anyone wanting to know
We have two FIV cats Levi and Logan. Their immunity about or care for FIV cats. This is based on practical
may fluctuate over time, but by keeping them healthy advice of their own and also many others, both
we know they are just as likely to live long and happy individuals and rescue groups.
lives as other cats do.
And in the last year they kicked
The Catwork (FIV) website provides a “true and up to off a project to gather more
date picture of cats with the FIV virus (Feline informationw orld-w ide
Immunodeficiency Virus) and what it really means for
them and their owners.” “…we have personally cared for around 100 individual
cats with FIV, most of them living with us for many years.
Catwork’s initial rescues eventually included an FIV cat This is now backed up by information from hundreds of
Harry, and this began their journey in thoroughly owners of FIV cats across the world (1000 FIV cats
understanding FIV cats to advise “that FIV is nothing project), so there is an accumulation of thousands of 'cat
like the problem people think it is: it is more the years' of experience.”
perception of FIV that is the problem”.
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“ FIV CATS ARE JUST AS www.fivcats.com advises Written by
LIKELY TO LIVE LONG most cats with FIV Email Deb: [email protected]
AND HAPPY LIVES” • are “perfectly healthy for most of
Our Doggie Rescue FIV cats Levi & Logan, their lives”
have been added to the FIV cats project
“database”. We were the first in Australia to join • do not have “a life-threatening
this project. So far only 14 Australian cats have
been entered (over 800 world wide). It is easy disease” from FIV itself
to add more information.
• have “a strong immune system -
If you have FIV cats why not add your cat’s
information too? To see this work gathered it is only after many years that
from people around the world, go to: there may be sufficient decline for
http://fivcats.com/1000_fiv_cats_project/ the effects of the virus to be
Sponsors: “ A loving home
soon!” Sam & Joy Jenkins
& Happy Easter from the 4
Every day Levi & Logan show us they are “ If well cared for,
just like other cats in so many ways. Listing, in FIV positive cats
no particular order, their favourite activities: catching some sun, make healthy, happy
playing with toys, watching the world go past and hanging out with and wonderful
people in the office, on a balcony or catio, or best: on the bed! pets…” Deb
They need a forever family, and are now well bonded being
brother and sister and having been on the rescue journey
through several places – being with the same family long
term will be their wish come true!
For more details or to meet them please email:
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1. 2. 3.
4. 5. 6.
1. Esmerelda 2yrs Black/White Female Sponsor: “ I cannot adopt a cat but want to help!” Grant Rogers
2. & 3. Pinocchio & Jiminy 2yrs White/Black Males ( bonded brothers ) Sponsors: Somewhere a loving home
waits!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat & “In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick & Big Joey
4. & 5. Lil & Tommy 1yr Black/White Female/Male ( bonded siblings ) Sponsor: “ Wishing you a very Happy
Easter!” Breanna & “ Happy Easter!” with love & licks from Doris the Cat
6. Brick 12mths Tabby Male Sponsor: “ A house is not a home without a cat!” Sylvia Raye
For more details of the showcased kitties please contact [email protected]
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Easter, just a few short weeks away, brings bunnies, Easter eggs, holidays..happy days in what is a
wonderful time of the year. But for the pounds the holiday season just brings more dumped pets.
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITY is at capacity with Kittens so small they fit into the palm of
your hand, like tiny Gracie Imp: 867 and older kitties like beautiful, dainty black JEWELL Imp:518.
EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A FOSTER CARER? CLICK HERE!
So many homeless kitties is overpowering but if you can ADOPT/SAVE ONE than that is a precious life
saved. Please CLICK HERE to see all the available cats. Special adoption prices apply.
THIS EASTER WILL YOU SAVE A LIFE?
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Second Hand Cat HOP IN FOR SPECIAL
EARLY EASTER PRICES!
See next page for details...
Give us a chance who are not brand new
Who would love a home with someone like you
We may have been around a bit
Received many a blow and many a kick
Starved and neglected most of our days
Yet we are forgiving anyways
But now's our chance to start anew
A home with love that we never knew
So before a kitten you're tempted to pick
Give us a look, but not too quick
Look at the character in our face
And our bodies, still full of grace
Just think of us, day after day
Watching people look and walk away
But say the word 'yes' and we will know
Our bags are packed and we're ready to go
Meow More Than Ever - Adopt a Pound Cat!
Imp: 5239 AUTUMN 16wks Imp: 5241 RILEY 16wks Imp: 4651 SALLY 1-3yrs Imp: 5218 REGAL 7-12yrs
White/ Torti Female Tabby Male Pure White Female Black Male
Imp: 364 NINA 7-12yrs Imp: 747 BIG RED 3-7yrs Imp: 4650 TIGER 16wks Imp: 461 WINONA 1-3yrs
Tabby/ Torti Female
Ginger/White Male Tabby/Ginger Male White/Black Female
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL SHELTER CLICK HERE! Blacktown Pound Cats Friends CLICK HERE!
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Blacktown Animal Holding Facility DESEXED/VACCINATE/MICRO
Kitties — OVER 6 MONTHS! CHIPPED/LIFE TIME REGO +
PHONE: 9839-6161 HEALTH CHECK
Just one of over 100 CATS & All these showcased kitties are over 6mths
KITTENS pretty Easter Bunny
WHERE: Blacktown’s Animal Holding Facility
Sarah has heard about the 415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
special prices. Her paws are
crossed for her... & her family!
CLICK ON HER EARS.
WHEN: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm
COST: Sunday 9:00 am to 11:00 am ( Closed Public Holidays )
Prices vary—contact the pound
CLICK HERE TO SAVE A LIFE!
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ANIMAL SHELTER CLICK HERE! https://www.facebook.com/BlacktownPoundCatsFriends/
Imp: 352 7-12yrs Female Imp: 440 CHARLOTTE 3-7yrs Female Imp: 271 CARISSA 1-3yrs Female
Imp: 618 OLIVER 1-3yrs Male Imp: 580 BESS 1-3yrs Female Imp: 532 SIMBA 1-3yrs Female
Imp: 613 CELENE 1-3yrs Female Imp: 652 HARLEY 1-3yrs Male Imp: 5116 DELILAH 1-3yrs Female
These cats lives are broken but
you can help us to repair them.
Imp: 755 CORAL 1-3yrs Female Imp: 543 COMET 1-3yrs Female
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OVER 100 Blacktown Animal Holding Facility DESEXED/VACCINATE/MICRO
Kitties — UNDER 6 MONTHS! CHIPPED/LIFE TIME REGO +
CATS & PHONE: 9839-6161 HEALTH CHECK
Imp: 867 Tiny Gracie, our cute All these showcased kitties are under 6mths
Easter Bunny, is just a baby but
WHERE: Blacktown’s Animal Holding Facility
already in her short life she has 415 Flushcombe Road, PROSPECT. NSW
been abandoned. Can give this
sweet and very pretty little kitty WHEN: Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00pm
a forever home? Please contact COST: Sunday 9:00 am to 11:00 am ( Closed Public Holidays )
the phone number below.
Prices vary—contact the pound
CLICK HERE TO SAVE A LIFE!
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Imp: 560 PIKELET Male Imp: 217 JACK Male Imp: 4613 NAKIAH Female
Imp: 546 DANCER Female Imp: 562 HONEY Female Imp: 737 MADONNA Female
Imp:786 FLURRY Male Imp: 809 FRASER Male Imp: 733 CINDY Female
Imp: 414 TRISTAN Male Imp: 735 DION Female Imp: 4656 KITTY Female
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Community Helping Campbelltown Pound Cats — reaching out for the Mummas & Bubbas...
Imp: 6175 Imp:6183 Imp:6184
RESCUE ONLY 6wks Female 6wks Female
Pretty little mum. Imp: 6194
Two kittens Small mummy with
5 pretty kittens
6wks Female ONLY
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FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE… FOR ANIMAL SHELTER CLICK HERE
RESCUE ONLY AVRA Imp:6115
Friendly girl, wonderful
mum to 8 kittens
Great mum looking after her 7
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Imp: 6127 HARVEY 1.5yrs Male Imp: 6158 BILLY 1.5yrs Male Imp: 6157 FRITZ 2.5yrs Male
Friendly & affectionate. Immediate Loves a cuddle. Immediate Social. Loves a smooch! Immediate
Imp: 6189 MISSY 8yrs Female SURRENDER—Immediate Imp: 6173 4mths Male
A friendly girl, I am still very shy here at the facility. I need a quiet home. Jet black, small boy.
For many, Easter is filled with rabbits, eggs and baskets, but for others it signifies the
season of hope and renewal. Will you give these homeless kitties the chance to begin again?
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• A time when YOU’RE NO BUNNY, ‘TILL
anew…. SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU!
Imp: 6187 9wks Female
A sweet, loveable, cuddly little girl.
Imp: 6186 9wks Male Imp: 6177 BUTTERNUT 10mths Medium Ginger Female
A small, playful & cute fellow.
Hi there, my name is Butternut and I am a sweet shy young lady that
CLICK HERE! would like a quiet home to settle into. I am still getting used to being
handled by people, and can be shy when meeting strangers, but after a
few minutes of a glorious head scratch I will become your best friend
begging for more! Once I settle into my new home, my carer is sure I'll
become a loving, outgoing companion. I was adopted but returned to the
shelter through no fault of my own. Already desexed, I can go to my new
home straight away! CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
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HAWKESBURY 10 Mulgrave Road, MULGRAVE. NSW
• Monday to Friday 9 -12 & 2 - 4.30
• Saturday 9:30 -11.30 Sunday 7:00 - 9:00
Closed PH Phone: (02) 4560 4644
ANIMAL SHELTER CLICK HERE! https://www.facebook.com/FriendsHCAS/
ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
MARCH It’s time to celebrate Easter…..
2018 Could there be anything cuter than baby bunny
HAZELNUT? Yes there is! Turn to page 22 to find out...
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Hi, I’m Davina...I'm a curious and gentle girl, and a Hi, I’m Dave...I'm a very laid back boy who knows how to
proud mummy to 2 babies. When I'm not looking after enjoy life. My favourite thing to do is to bunny flop on my
my kits, I enjoy exploring my play area and investigating side where I stretch out and relax. I am getting used to
all the happenings at the rescue. I am learning to being picked up and enjoy the interaction with the
become more comfortable to be picked up by the volunteers. My dream home would be a large space for
volunteers, but once I'm seated on their lap, I love being me to stretch out and some humans who would enjoy a
patted and give little kisses of thanks too. I would love a more calm furry friend. I am a mini lop cross dwarf lop
home where I have lots of space to explore around and rabbit with a fawn coloured short coat, brown eyes and
lots of toys to keep me curious. I am a mini lop with a weighs 2.5kg. Both Davina & Dave come vaccinated and
desexed. Dave and Davina want to stay together.
black otter short coat, brown eyes and weigh 1.8kg.
FOR MORE DETAILS ON THIS ADORABLE BUNNY FAMILY...
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Hi, I’m Caramel...I am one of Davina’s babies and I am Hi, I’m Hazelnut...I am one of Davina’s babies and I
the darker of the two. I love exploring and playing with am the lighter of the two. I love exploring and playing
my sibling Hazelnut. I am not ready for adoption just yet with my sibling Caramel. I am not ready for adoption just
but would love a home with lots of interaction and yet but would love a home with lots of interaction and
playtime. I am a mini lop with a fawn coloured short coat playtime. I am a mini lop with a fawn coloured short coat
similar to my daddy, David. I was born around 31 Dec similar to my daddy, David. I was born around 31 Dec
2017. I am not an Easter present but a pet who needs a 2017. Caramel and I are not a pair but we would make
committed, gentle family. I will be vaccinated at the time wonderful, bonded pets for a bunny loving family. I will
of my adoption. be vaccinated at the time of my adoption.
PLEASE EMAIL: [email protected] or call 9486-3133
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• DID YOU KNOW: Many
rabbits do not live to see
their first birthday...
Meet Peter - I'm a curious boy who
loves to explore. Toys like jingle balls
are my favourite and I do love attention.
I'm very playful and would love a home
where there is lots of interaction. I'm
quite cheeky at times - my name Peter
Rabbit suits me well! I have an orange
agouti short coat, brown eyes and weigh
1.8kg. 2 yrs. Vacc/Desex. CLICK HERE
Rabbits are a 10 year commitment and need a Most rabbits that are surrendered to shelters were
mature person to look after them. They are not a bought for small children and then abandoned when
TOY for a small child. PLEASE don’t buy a rabbit as the child grew bored. Rabbits need a safe space to run,
an Easter present unless you can care for it … not cooped up in a box in the backyard or left outside to
fend for themselves—they need to feel they are safe!
Do you know that rabbits live for 10 years or more if
looked after properly? Also that rabbits need regular As cute as they are you need to be RESPONSIBLE and
veterinary visits, desexing & yearly vaccinations and that prepared to care for them properly before you think
costs money. Rabbits are not fond of loud noises, being about adopting a rabbit as a pet. If you are genuinely
chased and are very territorial and can be aggressive if interested in adopting a long term pet , like Peter
threatened. Rabbit above, please call Monika on 9486-3133
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Hello I’m Pinky! SAVING ANIMALS LIVES FOR
OVER 16 YEARS
I'm a docile, gentle and well behaved girl. I am happy to be picked up and
love a good pat, being around people is my favourite. I am a mini lop with a
lilac point short coat with ruby eyes and weigh around 1.5kg. I was born
around late January 2017.
Pinky is vaccinated and desexed. She has only been handled by
experienced adults as far as we know. For more details call 9486-3133
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No - Kill Charity Phone 9486-3133 Volunteers welcome!
CLICK HERE for more details on DoggieRescue’s available bunnies