2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101 SHNEOLTKEIRLL
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
DoggieRescue PHONE: 9486-3133
What better way
to spend a
Lady Marmalade’s keeping
warm and cozy while waiting
to meet her forever family.
More details inside….
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Lady Marmalade (pictured on our front cover) introduces
you to our kitty stories this month. She is such an
endearing, affectionate girl who is happy to usher you
around to meet all the kitties when you pay us a visit!
Join us on Facebook The highlight of our pound section this month is the
https://www.facebook.com/doggierescue surrender of ten cats from the one family. Read our
feature article on how social media is helping to focus
Follow us on Twitter attention on these cats plight.
Remember Captain and Bowie? We have a postcard from
What’s inside: Published them this month. See p8.
Our beautiful lop baby bunnies Hazelnut and Caramel are
FROM MY DESK 2 featured on the cover of our bunny news this month to
By Monika Biernacki introduce our rabbit feature. DoggieRescue has many
rabbits seeking homes—have you ever thought of
PHOTO SLIDE SHOW. Our volunteer cat 3 adopting one? Or better yet a pair?
photograph Tovah has put together some
gorgeous pics for you to see. As you probably know this month is National Volunteering
Week and we have a campaign on social media full of
MEET SOME OF DOGGIERESCUE’S 4-5 pictures and video of some of our volunteers in action!
VERY ADOPTABLE KITTIES...
“ I want to take this opportunity to thank
everyone who helps our cats, dogs and rabbits
to enjoy their stay with us. We could not
do without you!” Monika
LOVING PAIRS—WHY TWO KITTIES ARE 6-7
BETTER THAN ONE! By Deb Rouse
AHOY FROM CAPTAIN & BOWIE 8
Captain has sent us a postcard!
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL CARE 10-15
FACILITY— Kitties needing homes!
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 16-19
FACILITY— Pound cats seeking homes.
HAWKESBURY ANIMAL SHELTER CATS 20
Adopt one, or two or even a few!!!
DOGGIERESCUE HAS BUNNIES—Did 21-24
you know? Meet them and fall in love!
Email: [email protected]
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We welcome our new feature cat photographer TOVAH LEVITIS
Enjoy her beautiful photos of some of DoggieRescue’s available kitties.
FOR DETAILS ON ALL THE FEATURED CATS TURN TO PAGES 4-7
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“ I’m Esmerelda” “ I’m Tennessee” “ I’m Willy Wonka”
“ I’m Hugo” “ I’m Harper ” “ I’m Harrison”
“ I’m Bondi” “ I’m Lady Marmalade ” “ I’m Brick ”
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“ We’re Pinocchio & Jiminy” A Bonded Pair Esmerelda 2yrs Black/White
Female Everyone’s favourite!
“ We’re Tommy & Lil” A Bonded Pair Sponsor: “ I think you are purrfect!”
I’m Doris the Cat
Adeline Tennessee 1yr Male He’s a little
sweetheart. He needs family to
More photos & videos on LoveRescueKitties love and cherish him!
Willy Wonka He’s a handsome
Tuxedo/Grey ripples. Male. Very
affectionate. Sponsor: “ For our
rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen &
Hugo 7mths Ginger/White Male
Harper 7mths Black Male &
Harrison 7mths Ginger /White
Male Brothers. Harper is the timid
boy & Harrison the brave one &
Hugo the bold one.
Bondi 20wks pretty & sweet
Tabby female. Very adoptable!
Lady Marmalade 7mths Ginger/
White Female A very pretty and
friendly little girl.
Brick 1yr Tabby/White Male He’s
very friendly & playful.
Pinocchio & Jiminy 2yrs White/
Black Males ( bonded brothers )
A gorgeous & cuddly pair. Sponsor:
Somewhere a loving home waits!”
Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat &
“In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!”
Pat Broderick & Big Joey
Lil & Tommy 1yr Black/White
Female/Male ( bonded siblings )
Both shy at first but quickly warm
to the gentle touch of cat lovers.
Adeline 2yrs Blue Torti Female
A gentle, quiet girl with unusual &
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• Feline FEATURE DOUBLE THE BENEFITS
Loving Pairs – why TW0 kitties
are better than ONE!
There are many well-known joys and health benefits for having a fur-child in your family…
and if you have two then the benefits are doubled!
Some of the benefits that you can generally
• You get twice the amount of purrs and cuddles
which have been proven to have therapeutic
benefits for humans, try reading:
• A bonded pair are very comfortable in each
other’s company and you do not need to provide
them with as much attention as a single kitty –
very helpful when they are active kittens as play-
time can be extensive ;)
• They are less likely to get anxious or stressed if
there are scary incidents such as thunderstorms
or new people arrive, they tend to watch how the
other kitty reacts to set a tone of behaviour
• They are less likely to get lonely or up to
destructive behaviour when you are not there, ie
the other “partner” provides a level of confidence
• You get to save two lives rather than just one!
Old fridge magnet saying:
Cats are like potato chips,
you just can’t stop at one
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• For more details on the cats featured email [email protected]
Some bonded pairs are best friends forever (BFF), they are literally Written by
inseparable and may get anxious when they do not know where their Deb Rouse
partner is. However, not all pairs of kitties are best friends though they will still
provide the above benefits without cuddling together all day long.
It is generally easier gaining two cats as a “bonded pair” from a rescue shelter
as you will be able to see for yourself the behaviour as described by the
rescuers before adopting.
• With older kitties their personalities will be
well formed and should only subtly further
develop over time with you and your family.
• With kittens from the same litter, they will
generally be bonded, however their
personalities will develop greatly over the
first year, and while they may be very close
as little kittens, it is possible they will
become separate characters and will
develop different interests, and then spend
more time apart when they are older.
https://www.facebook.com/helpandsavemore/ It is lovely to see two kitties curled up together,
videos/581287418882881/ but don’t worry if your two are not that close…
remember they are also very much emotionally tied
to yourself and your family and friends. You will all
provide the loving and comforting home together.
Featured pair of kitties are:“ LOGAN & LEVI ”
LEVI 20mths Black & White Female
Levi has many loves...She loves lying in the sun,
she loves cardboard boxes, she loves her dinner, but
most of all she LOVES, LOVES, LOVES...Logan
LOGAN 20mths Ginger & White Male
Logan has many loves… he loves to play and run, he
loves his toys (especially toys on a stick!!) but most of
all he LOVES, LOVES, LOVES...Levi.
These two beautiful bonded kitties share a secret. Both
are FIV positive. They are NOT sick but just need good
food and proper care to live long, healthy lives.
Sponsors: “ A loving home soon!” Sam & Joy
Jenkins & With best wishes from the 4 Kane Kitties
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• Feline UPDATES BOWIE & CAPTAIN by Captain Bowyer
Hi to all our friends! We are enjoying our new life, wish you
were here…it’s purrfect! Lots of love from Captain & Bowie
POSTCARD FROM CAPTAIN... too! They hadn’t planned on rescuing two cats but it
seemed to make sense. How could they resist me!!!
Ahoy Cat Lovers,
Once home, Bowie was instantly comfortable and
Our forever family went to Monika’s planning on affectionate. I retreated into a box and stayed there for a
adopting just one cat – they wanted a young cat, not a couple of days, only coming out for meals – I love my
kitten. They had seen Bowie online and thought he was food! But over the following days and weeks, I became
gorgeous. Despite not being the most overtly more and more comfortable and began to seek
affectionate of the first group they saw, they really liked affection. My wounds healed, I began to fill out and my
his quiet confidence and tentative interest in them. Deb coat became so thick and soft. Bowie and I had been on
suggested that they look at all the cats ( good on ya friendly terms at Monika’s but we began to utterly adore
Deb!!!) to ensure they were choosing the best fit for their each other and Bowie really helped me to settle in.
family, so they went to the outdoor enclosure next. They Interestingly, I was better with their dogs which helped
were silently exchanging looks though as they had Bowie as he was initially very afraid of them.
already had their hearts set on Bowie.
We now absolutely love each other and play like kittens
The cats in the outdoor enclosure were also beautiful – despite my advanced years, I love my toys! We
and friendly but then they saw me, sitting quietly on a snuggle up to each other to sleep – either in their beds
beam. Being honest, I looked a little “rough”. Older than or ours! My Mum says “ We are so happy were able to
the others, battle-scarred and a little nervous, but with give two cats a happy forever home, but we think we’re
the sweetest face (they loved my “tongue-out” look!) I the lucky ones as they are the sweetest!”
purred when stroked even through my hesitation. They
asked about me and Deb told them about my previous It makes sense to adopt two cats and it gives two home-
hard life. Well that was it for them, they had to have me less cats a future. What’s holding you back? Captain
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ADOPT! RESCUE CATS ARE THE BEST BREED!
Willy Wonka came into Doggie
Rescue’s care after suffering a
broken pelvis from a suspected car
accident. He is recovering well now,
enjoying plenty of pats and cuddles
Volunteer Help Call
at the Shelter. Fundraise... 9486-3133
There are a huge variety of Meet like minded people, have No matter what skills you have,
volunteer jobs available. some fun & help us fundraise! or your age you can help!
VOLUNTEER! DO YOU HAVE THE TIME
TO MAKE THE WORLD A
HAPPIER PLACE FOR AN
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MEET THE ‘LOOK-A-LIKE’ FAMILY
This month we wanted to bring you the sad story of 4pm Fridays), especially when they saw the beautiful
the 10 look-a-like siblings ( two now adopted & one surrendered siblings all listed marked ‘may not be held
in rescue ) who were surrendered to Campbelltown past’, and how they are still struggling to get adoptions
Animal Holding Facility by their owner. for these precious, sweet ’scardy cats’.
We asked the admin volunteers at ‘Community We also meet each cat individually and highlight their
Helping Campbelltown Pound Cats’ (because it is personalities. These kitties range in ages from the baby
such a team effort) how their team reacts to the of the family, shy little ABIGAIL to the matriarch JAN
Pounds Tuesday PTS Urgent lists (often issued after who loves and protects all her siblings.
Hello my name is
JAN and I am the
matriarch of the
family. Possibly the
mother of some.
I am 5 years old
and love and
protect all my
( pictured behind
me ) is my
My purrsonality is
shy but I so much
want to trust. What
will become of us
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Brittany Steve Mavis
Hello my name is
TAMARA and I
am 4 years old.
I respond to
kindness and a
Can I belong to
My name is STEVE & I
am 5 years old! Am I the
proud Daddy? That is
How much time do these cats have left? Each Tuesday
they are listed for euthanasia. So far, their luck has held
but next week could be their last unless at least some are
adopted or rescued. Can you help?
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Hello my name is RUMOUR
and I am 4 years old. They are
very kind to us here but… do we
go home today?
Possible mum to Abigail.
These frightened cats lost their home when they were all surrendered to the pound, and even if lucky
enough to be adopted, they will lose their bonded family. It’s as if they know...they all look so very sad.
Hello I’m ABIGAIL
and at 6 mths I’m
the baby of the
family. I love to
explore and play but
I am scared too…
Don’t take my
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Hello my name is
MAVIS and I am 3 years
old. The younger kitties
like to cuddle up to me. I
am possibly the mother
of a few.
I wanted to tell you that
we are all HALF PRICE!
You can adopt us for
$117.00 each and we will
and lifetime registered.
Hello, my name is
BRITTANY and I
am 8 months old.
My tail is always
between my legs,
I want to hide but
if you could only
see me when I
am not so afraid…
I am so pretty &
shy. Will you adopt
Contact: Animal Care Facility Office Location: 2 Rose St (off Blaxland Rd),
Business hours phone: 02 4645 4790 Campbelltown 2560
Monday-Friday: 10:00am - 4pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed and Public Holidays: Closed
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Each month we include in the DoggieRescue E-Magazine the pound pages as well as our own kitties who are lucky
enough to be safe. The pound cats are not so lucky. In fact many of the ones that appear on these pages are on
the countdown to their last days in the pound. This is NOT the fault of the pound. It is space that is the problem.
When there are too many in the pound there is simply no room for more, hence the euthanasia list which is sent to
supporters/volunteers/rescuers when the pound is at capacity. This is the story of the volunteers who run a facebook
page https://www.facebook.com/Campbelltownpoundcats/. How do they cope every week trying to save these
desperate cats lives, with the pressure involved in the never ending flow of dumped cats & kittens into the pound?
Hello Readers, people have
I am one of the team on the Facebook page basically all of (in this case
of us are gutted every time a KILL list comes out from The Brady
the pound. It is really hard because if we don’t get Bunch) maybe
‘insights’ of the cats and kittens listed from pound staff tap into the
(because they are so flat out doing a million other ‘feel good’
things) & if it isn’t on the council web site it is really experience
difficult to put the different cats stories together. We try & of course the
to be creative but can not just ‘make up’ things - actually ‘family’
some kitties faces almost tell a story, even without connection
words, and sometimes it is all we have to work with to is strong.
try to interest potential adopters into saving their lives.
“We have been surrendered” “We only have each Here’s a story,
other” “What will become of us?” “I am scared” Basically here of SURRENDERED SIBLINGS,
“I am a baby” “I am old” “I have no hope left” are is their story. who are busy all looking for a home,
some of the key words we use to gain attention. There were there were 10, living all together...
10 surrendered AND NOW THEY ARE ALL ALONE
Sometimes I look at the cats faces and am so over- initially. Olaf
whelmed at how unfair it all is. Do they know there is a was adopted yesterday, Sven another boy was adopted
death sentence hanging over them, that they are waiting previously. Tiffany went to rescue after having a stillborn
for 1 or 2 things… either adoption or pts… it just breaks kitten in the pound & is now under good care. There are
our hearts, but Community Helping Campbelltown 7 left! All are on Tuesday’s 3pm Urgent list.
Pound Cats ( we are all volunteers ) will do our very
best to be that voice for the impounded cats and kittens. • “We need to try really hard with the shy kitties as
We are passionate that each kitty that finds themselves they make the most loyal loving friends, yet are
in the pound will have a voice & be seen & through that, overlooked the most”
hopefully (but sadly not always) get a chance that every
animal should get… a chance to be loved, a chance to • “What really hits home to me is that these kitties
live happily ever after. A chance to grow old. Rescue are shy but respond to kind and loving touch. All
groups are totally awesome, but we can not sit back & they need is a chance, someone who will take two
expect them to do all the work… space & finances are of them so they don’t lose everything they know,
limited, we all need to work as a community to help preferably.”
these desperate animals. Every time the pound is
reaching capacity the pressure is on. • “The difference between how they are at the pound
compared to just a few days at their new home is
OK… With this particular group of look-a-like cats we amazing. In a quiet, loving environment their
decided to run them as a family ( which they are ) as personalities soon show.”
well as giving each individual a little time solo in the
spotlight … we tried connecting ‘family’ with something But perhaps, if you look at the pages Corinne has put
together maybe the kitties say it better themselves ….
By the time this E-Magazine is generated it might be too late to help these cats, but it might not. CLICK HERE
IF YOU CANNOT ADOPT THEN PLEASE SHARE. HELP GET THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE PLIGHT OF POUND CATS.
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CAMPBELLTOWN Location: 2 Rose St (off Blaxland Rd),
ANIMAL CARE FACILITY CLICK HERE Business hours phone: 02 4645 4790
“ Sugar ” “Bella ” “ Brandy ”
Imp: 6401 4mths Female Imp: 6501 8wks Male Imp: 6489 10wks Female Imp:6470 2yrs Female
CLICK HERE : https://www.facebook.com/Campbelltownpoundcats/
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COVER CATS CLICK
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING FACILITIES For desexing, microchipping, lifetime
COVER CATS IN ORDER ARE… registration, vaccination & health check.
1. Imp: 1055 “PRINCESS GRACE ” 1-3yrs Pure White Female
2. Imp: 1122 “ LANCASTER” 1-3yrs Tabby Male
3. Imp: 0837 “MISTY” 1-3yrs White/ Tortoiseshell Female
4. Imp: 1511 “ KATIE” 1-3yrs Tabby/White Female
5. Imp: 4651 “ EDIE” 1-3yrs Pure White Female
6. Imp: 1814 “LAUREL” 6mths—1yr Tabby/White Female
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Imp: 0518 “ CAPRI ” 7-12yrs Pure Black absolutely gorgeous Female VIDEO: CLICK HERE!
Capri is an exotic beauty, a fluffy princess with a cute little manx-like tail ♥ Sweet gentle girl.
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9 out of 10 people adopt a baby kitten.
Only 1 out of 10 adopts an adult cat.
You mean no
Victoria needed a little consoling IMP: 1546 VICTORIA
with a cuddle and a few pats
when she heard that adult cats 1-3yrs Female
are harder to find families for….
IMP: 844 JAMES KIRK
7-12 years Male
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IMP: 851 LOLA
So, what is the most popular adoptable age for a CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEOS
cat? Most people want kittens from 8wks –12wks
of age. When kittens pass that age their chances of IMP:2039 ROMEO
being adopted lessens. It is hard to believe that
LOLA (above) a gorgeous ginger girl, is already 1-3yrs Male
past her prime…. CLICK HERE
It’s a A GOOD PHOTO CAN MAKE ALL THE
worry... DIFFERENCE TO WHETHER AN OLDER CAT
IS ADOPTED...OR NOT...
For more details on
1-3yrs Female the featured kitties
or please phone
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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
Save A Life! Save A Life! Save A Life!
THSC 32 2yrs Female PCC234 2yrs Female HCC118 10wksFemale PCC273 5mths Female
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
JUNE ADOPTED RABBITS : 15
Adopt 1 or adopt a pair!
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUNNIES IN MEET HAZELNUT &
THE WORLD! & THEIR MUM & DAD!
Everyone needs a friend
who is all ears….
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DAVINA & DAVE ( Mum 1.8kgs & Dad 2.5kgs) HAZELNUT (boy) & CARAMEL (girl) born 31/12/2017
A bonded pair of buns who want a home together. These gorgeous buns are a ready made family!
Companionship and Rabbits. Rabbits by nature seek companionship, in the wild they live in large communities
and have a complex social hierarchy. Companionship for domestic rabbits is vital to their well-being, and this
can be provided either by another rabbit, their human companions, or best of all, both.
“ I’m Cooper” “I’m Snowflake” “ I’m Pinky”
As cute as cute can be….
TINY DWARF LOP EARED RABBIT
Almond’s story is a sad one. He was found dumped in
a bird cage. He was not alone! In the cage with him
was a tiny kitten. This tiny (now desexed ) boy has such
a sweet nature, is very gentle and lives with another
desexed male rabbit at present at DoggieRescue.
Can you give him a happy, secure & loving future?
For more details please call Monika on 90486-3133 or email [email protected]
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• FEATURE KEEPING RABBITS WARM By Vivienne Chan Copyright 2018:
Handmade with Love DoggieRescue.com
Permission is given to
Have you wondered how our 10 rabbits at the reprint for educational
purposes only, provided that
shelter keep warm as the days get shorter and DoggieRescue.com
Magazine is acknowledged.
nights become cooler? Our 10 rabbits at Monika's
have been very lucky to be recipients of a bunch of DoggieRescue.com
beautiful handmade blankets sewn by a generous
Address: 8 Chiltern Rd
supporter of the rescue, Vivien, from Vaucluse. Ingleside NSW 2101
Phone: 9486 3133
Vivien has very kindly donated her time, fabric and or 0429 044 484
skill to make practical blankets for our rabbits and Editor, Advertising,
Typesetting, Layout &
also started to make some for the cats and dogs too! Design: Corinne Daw
The blankets are not only made with love but with Vivienne with Pinky @doggierescue.com
very special consideration for our rabbits; each
blanket has been designed to have two different sides - one with linen or cotton for
the warm summer days and the other side with soft cosy fleece, perfect for the
cooler winter nights. The blankets have been made at customised sizing so they fit
the hutches for the rabbits and also work perfectly as a grooming mat for when the
rabbits need to be brushed or clipped whilst sitting on the volunteers' laps.
All of the rabbits at Monika's love the blankets made by Vivien, often racing to the Photography: Lyndall Hord,
blankets as soon as they are laundered and put back into their hutches, showing Kim Bernotas, Tovah Levitas,
that they really enjoy the warmth and cosiness the blankets bring. We often see the Martha Pavlakis & Vivienne
rabbits lie flat on their tummy (known as a bunny flop), relaxing on the blankets or Chan
having a nap. (See Pinky and Lucky below with their handmade blankets).
This blanket’s Our 10 rabbits 9549-1111
all MINE! would like to say www.spotpress.com.au
a massive thank
you to Vivien for DISCLAIMER: The point of
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so blessed to have respective articles does not
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blankets, that have Publisher, Editor.
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with love. products appearing here is
accepted by the Publisher
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Q: What's a
No - Kill Charity Phone 9486-3133 Volunteers welcome!
My name is Pinky,
but sometimes I
Pinky is an adorable Mini Lop with a lilac point short coat and ruby eyes. She loves being around people.
YOU’RE NOBODY ‘TILL SOME
BUNNY LOVES YOU!
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS OF AVAILABLE RABBITS