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J U L Y
An in-depth interview
with CLEO the July Cover
girl appears inside...
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Cleo introduces the cat E-Magazine this month –
a graceful girl who is still somewhat shy but patiently
waiting her forever home. You need to appreciate
subtleties to appreciate all her qualities. Her last kitten
Clara was just adopted. We have beautiful cats – all
ages and sizes just willing to welcome you if you spend
some time with them. Like the gorgeous Grayson
pictured with me below. He is seeking a very special
Join us on Facebook family, perhaps it is you!
Mr Wabbit introduces our Rabbit section and Tricia talks
Follow us on Twitter about the length of rabbit ears and what it all means.
Rabbits make great house pets and are becoming more
and more popular with adults who have limited space
for a pet.
What’s inside: MONTHLY “ Thank you to all our volunteers who keep helping
and spending time with our animals in the rain and
FROM MY DESK 2 cold and thank you to all our supporters who keep
By Monika Biernacki us going and enable our animals to get the very best
of care. It is uplifting to be surrounded by people
DON’T SHOP—ADOPT 3 who care.” Monika
Rescue Pets are best
FELINE FEATURE ARTICLE— 4-5
MY CAT IS LOST!
AN IN DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH CLEO 6
Cover cat of the month
MEET THE GORGEOUS KITTIES FROM 7-8
DOGGIERESCUE—Available & adoptable!
DEAR PEOPLE WHO SURRENDER 9
THEIR PETS….Featuring 3 kitties from
Campbelltown Animal Rescue Shelter
MEET THE COOL CATS FROM 10-11
SHOALHAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 12-13
FACILITY AVAILABLE CATS
CAMPBELLTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING 14-16
FACILITY CATS NEEDING HOMES
BUNNY LOVERS SECTION—Meet our 17-19
beautiful buns seeking loving homes!
Email: [email protected]escue.com
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Adult cats need
“ WILLY ”
It was not so long ago that I lived with my ‘forever’ family
Sadly I was only their ‘until they moved’ cat as you can see...
I am homeless now, hoping to be adopted somehow,
With so many kittens needing homes this year my appointments are—NEVER!
My paws are crossed for a family who will truly love me this time forever and ever.
Willy Wonka 4yrs tuxie Male Sponsor: “ For
our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
PHOTO : TOVAH LEVITAS https://www.facebook.com/pawstopaper/
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Where can he be? • Feline FEATURE
What will I do? • •
How can I
find him? MY CAT IS…..
With thanks to www.PetRescue.com.au
First of all—DON’T PANIC!!!
If your cat has gone missing what
you’ll need is a plan of action.
When people go missing, rescue teams aren’t
sent out to wander aimlessly and hope they
strike it lucky. They form a search plan based
on known details and a profile of the lost
person’s behaviour. Finding a lost cat is no
different, so before starting your search, read
the following info and build a profile of your cat
to determine what its behaviour is likely to be.
Your search strategy will depend largely on
whether your cat is an indoor-only cat, or has
access to the outdoors some or all of the time.
If your cat is an indoor-only cat... If you’re searching for an outdoor cat?
When an indoor-only cat escapes into the unfamiliar When an outdoor cat disappears, it generally means
outside world, they generally do one thing. They hide that something has happened to disrupt their usual
in silence. They will not meow, even if they know your journey home. They may have been chased from their
voice, and they won’t call for help if they’re injured – territory by another cat or a roaming dog. They may
so your search is purely visual. Cats are territorial have been picked up by a well-meaning local who
creatures and your cat’s territory was the inside of your thinks your cat is lost. Or, they may have got them-
house. The moment they find themselves in unfamiliar selves trapped or injured. Don’t just wait for your cat to
territory, they get frightened and their immediate find their way back using their ‘homing instinct’. Not all
response is to seek shelter. So, your cat is likely to cats have that ability, and even those that do can easily
have found shelter near the escape point, such as become disorientated, or may be too frightened to use
under a porch, inside a shed, under a house or in a it. Take time to track down your cat as soon as they go
bush. They’re just as likely to head upwards, onto missing. The longer you wait, the harder it can be to
roofs or into the branches of nearby trees. Be sure to find them.
check these areas too.
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Your cat rescue checklist: What you should do on day two:
Do a letterbox drop – Create a full-colour flyer featuring a clear
Grab a torch – It’s likely your cat will be photo of your cat and your contact details. Drop a copy in all
hiding in or under something, so having a your neighbours’ letterboxes, covering a significant area around
torch to catch their reflective eyes will help your property.
you find them in the deepest, darkest corners.
Create a ‘LOST CAT’ poster – Adapt your full-colour flyer into
Search the yard thoroughly – Look a poster, featuring a clear photo of your cat and your contact
under houses, behind and in sheds, in details. Distribute your posters in person to local pounds, vets,
bushes and in/behind any stacks of wood shops and areas around your neighbourhood.
or other items. Cats often bolt upwards into
trees or onto roofs, so remember to check Place an ad in your local newspaper – Your local paper will
the high areas around your home too. have a pet section you can advertise in. Be sure to include
details of where the cat was lost and, if your budget allows,
Check your neighbours’ yards – Think add a clear colour photo.
about which direction your cat may have
headed and thoroughly check all possible Expand your search – Cats can travel a long way when they’re
hiding places in all your neighbours’ yards. spooked. They could be several blocks away, or could even
have been picked up by a well-me
aning person and taken to a
Talk to your local pounds and vets – pound or vet in neighbouring suburbs, so broaden the field with
Contact the animal pounds and vets in your your calling and poster distribution.
area, letting them know that your cat is lost.
Give them a clear description of your cat and MOST IMPORTANT: Don’t give up your
your contact details. Ask them to keep an eye search if you have not found your cat
out and contact you immediately if they hear after a few days.
Cats have been found MONTHS after being lost. Keep checking
Still no cat? Here’s your ‘day the pounds and vets as your cats LIFE could depend on it. The
one’ plan of action. pounds are full of lost cats and did you know only 3% of all
impounded cats go home.
Get a cat trap – Cats in hiding will often 20 CATS/KITTENS wait in SHOALHAVEN ANIMAL SHELTER
come out at dusk, when they feel safer or are
flushed out by other cats. Ring your local
council and ask if they have any cat traps
available, ideally the same day your cat goes
missing. Set and load the trap in a secure spot
in your backyard but make sure when you do
this that you check the trap every 1/2 hour as
cats can panic in a trap and injure themselves.
Leave your backdoor ajar – Your cat
might bolt back to safety, so leave your back
door open for a couple of days, just in case.
Get on Gumtree – The website has a ‘Lost
and Found’ page in their pet section that is
regularly searched and updated. Visit http://
Shy GISELLE 2yrs Tabby/White Female
www.gumtree.com.au/ and list your pet.
THEY ARE LOST ...BUT NOT FOUND Phone : (02) 4429 3410
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AN IN DEPTH INTERVIEW WITH All my kittens bar one were adopted ( that was my baby
CLEO, HER THOUGHTS & FEELINGS Clara who has now been adopted ) but not me. Why
ON BEING HOMELESS not me? What’s wrong with me? When my babies were
old enough I came to DoggieRescue.
Hi Everyone, Now there are many cats here and it is hard to stand
out. I am one of the youngest but everyday I get a bit
This is my chance to older and less adoptable. Chip on my shoulder? No,
showcase all my not me. It’s the TRUTH! Kittens have a much better
great qualities and chance of being adopted than an older cat, even if I am
find that forever still just 12 months. Then something good happened!
home I desperately I was chosen to be the July cover cat. Tovah duly came
want but to tell you and took my photo but…I have to be honest...I hate
the truth I have not my photo being taken. As you can see below.
had much luck in my
short life. I must tell you that I am trying to socialize and get
along with all the other cats but…I need to feel secure
For a start, I was abandoned pregnant. Yes, it’s a terrible to show my true personality. Today is a down day
thought but it happened to me. I eventually ended up in a because I never have any appointments. What if I
pound and when my babies were 4 weeks old we were never find my forever family? Am I still cute—what do
rescued and arrived at The Cottage Animal Hospital. you think? Could you love me? You see, I have so
They were so great to me and gave me kindness and much love to give, it’s all there inside of me but I am
love so why am I complaining? special to nobody. I am homeless.
How many photos
is Tovah going to
take, it’s almost
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1. Harper Black Adult Male A friendly & loveable boy. Sponsor: “ In loving memory of Joan Elmes ( cat lover)
2. Brulee Calico 12mths Female Tiny cutie! Sponsor: “ Sending you love!” Lesley Cansdell & Titch the cat!
3. & 4. Tommy Black/White Male & his bonded sister Lil. They make such a gorgeous pair!
5. Lawson Russian Blue x 7yrs Male Such a sweet boy he is intelligent & very friendly.
6. Fluffy Tabby 2yrsFemale A loveable girl with gorgeous eyes and a fluffy, soft coat.
PHOTOS : TOVAH LEVITAS https://www.facebook.com/pawstopaper/
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ADOPT ME! MEET 11 KITTIES WHO NEED FOREVER HOMES….
1. ) Grayson Russian Blue x 12mths So handsome. Sponsor:“In loving memory of Joey & Rosie!” Pat Broderick
2. ) Willy Wonka 4yrs Tuxedo Male Super friendly boy. Sponsor : “ For our rainbow bridge mob!” Colleen & Ron
3. ) Asia 6yrs Fluffy Grey Female A gentle, sweet girl. very pretty coat & colouring. Deserves a change of luck.
Mr. Kinks 18mths Grey Maddie 5yrs Torti Ted 5yrs Grey/White Levi Black/White Female
Tabby Male. He’s just Female. A very sweet girl Male A calm & affectionate FIV + A lovely girl. Sponsor:
gorgeous with purrsonality+ who is gentle & smoochy. boy who loves attention. The 4 Kane Kitties with love
Catsanova 9yrs Grey/ Sesame 12mths Black Prince Harry Ginger/ Athena Young adult. Tiny.
White Male He’s a very Male (FIV +) Sponsor: With White Male. Impaired Weighs 2.9kgs. Female
affectionate, gentle boy. love from Tovah & Lola sight. He’s a gentle boy. A cute girl who loves to play
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Dear people who surrender their pets, or whose pets become lost
and they never look for them...
Congratulations on your new job, your new marriage, your new baby, or your new apartment. Surely whatever it is
that has changed in your life is going to make you extremely happy. Too bad your lifelong companion and furry
friend through thick and thin won’t be there to experience it with you.“ The pound will find him a new home..” you
say to your friends.
Because you decided to surrender your
pet to a pound he will spend his days
alone, cowering in the corner of a cold
steel two-by-two-foot cage. While you’re
cooing at your baby (remember when
your cat was your baby?) or cuddling
your partner (remember how cute it used
to be when your cat shared a pillow with
you?), your cat will be huddled in a litter
box out of fear and uncertainty,
desperately wondering when you’ll come
back for him. Perhaps he became lost
and you never even looked for him?
The pound workers will pet him a little
when they have time, but there are so
many other cats in the same situation
and there just isn’t enough time to go around. Some people might come in to adopt a cat, but they’ll walk right by
yours because he’s timid and scared—even though he was so sweet in your home, where he felt safe.
Volunteers in the community will work tirelessly to network your cat’s picture on Facebook and Twitter, along with
his sad story about the person who heartlessly dumped him and how he deserves to get out and have a second
chance in life. They will lose sleep worrying over your cat and spend hours trying to get him out of the pound and
hope that a rescue group has enough room to fit him in, and even offer their own money to help with costs.
Of course it’s not your cat’s fault that he’s there. He is a great cat, but even the greatest cats don’t always make it
out of a pound alive. If he’s lucky, your cat will find a new home with someone who felt sorry for him, and with that,
is a better person than you’ll ever be. If your cat is lucky enough to find a new home, it will be his forever home—
unlike the home you gave him, which lasted only until circumstances changed and he wasn’t a priority anymore.
But if he’s not one of the lucky few, he’ll never know another home. Or even another day .. And if we fail to get him
out in time, we’ll cry as though he were our own but you will have moved on and never even think of what
happened to the pet you left behind who loved and trusted you. Or the cat who was lost but never found because
you never even rang the pound to see if he was there—did you?
Everyone who works in rescue CLICK HERE for more Campbelltown kitties
Featured Campbelltown cats in the slideshow are in order of appearance …
Imp: 7596 SHELBY Grey female 4 years old. Rehoming priority: High – Available for purchase
Imp: 7611 FLASH Ginger Male 1.5 years old. Rehoming priority: High – Available for purchase
Imp: 7554 ELEANOR Tortoiseshell Female 2 years old. Rehoming priority: High – Available for purchase
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“ BIANCO ” “ TOBY ”
3.5yrs Male 3.5yrs Male
( Must be adopted with brother Toby )
If you like
“ CARAMELLO ”
“ SCARLET ” 2yrs Female
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My name is
2 years Female
“ RUBY ” “ JOE ”
1.5yrs Female 4yrs Male
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BLACKTOWN ANIMAL HOLDING
FACILITY CLICK HERE
Special offers are given to LONG TERM cats, cats who
are adopted in PAIRS and all cats over 6 MONTHS of
age are currently just $29.00 to adopt!
More photos, stories, updates &
lots more… CLICK HERE
Imp: 2735 KAMRYN Imp: 1120 PRINKLES Imp: 2980 HARMONY
1-2yrs Dark Torti/White Female 6mths-1yr Tabby/White Female 4-6yrs White/ Torti Female
Imp: 2110 LIZA Imp: 1656 CINDERS Imp: 2611 KATIE
1-2yrs Torti/Light Female 12-3yrs Black/White Female 6-8yrs Grey/White Female
VIDEOS CLICK HERE!
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ADOPT A KITTY
There are so many
beautiful, loving cats
all deserving a forever
home and a happy
life. Like CHEVRON
who is looking super
cute in his warm
Winter hat. Call today
and SAVE A LIFE! Imp: 1655 CHEVRON 3-4yrs Tabby/White Male
SAVE A LIFE
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Contact: Animal Care Facility Office
BH phone: 02 4645 4790
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
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ADDRESS : 2 Mc Cowan Rd, Cnr. Bloodwood Rd, INGLESIDE. 2101
OPEN: 10am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday
Issue 23 PHONE: 9486-3133
ADOPTED RABBITS : 30
“Ever wash your
ears and can’t do a
thing with them?”
Come and meet our cover boy
MR. WABBIT inside...
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1. 2. Featured rabbit
1. & 2. FOREST 1.65kgs
& WOODSY 1.56kgs
Young Dwarf x rabbits .
Forest & Woodsy came
from the pound together
& want to stay together.
They are both very sweet,
gentle and easy to handle
3. & 4. CUDDLES 1.2kgs
& LOVEBUG 1.6kgs
AVAILABLE Netherland Dwarf
Cuddles & Lovebug came
in together on Valentine’s
Day from a pound. They
are both gentle, very
affectionate rabbits and
easy for adults to handle
and cuddle. They are a
bonded pair who want a
“You’re no body, ‘til some
bunny loves you!”
Single rabbits are:
3. 4. 5. COOPER is a young
5. 6. Cooper has a cheeky,
curious personality. He
loves attention & pats.
6. MR. WABBIT (cover
bun ) is a Dwarf Lop x
Mr. Wabbit is docile &
very friendly. He loves to
follow people around.
For details please call
Monika on 9486-3133
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• FEATURE SOME FACTS AB OUT RABBITS EARS
Why are rabbits ears so long?
A rabbit’s ears serve two functions.
• First – they help the animal to monitor it’s environment and detect
predators. Their ears can be rotated 270 degrees to help detect the source
of a sound, and can revolve independently to monitor different noises.
• Second, they assist in thermoregulation. A rabbit’s ears contain an
extensive network of blood vessels that provide a large surface area for
heat exchange. These vessels swell (vasodilation) when the rabbit is hot
to help them cool down, and contract (vasoconstriction) when it is cool to
conserve heat. Below you can see Lovebug’s ears and the vessels in By Tricia Curran
them. What a great little model!
‘Ears some other interesting facts….
• Did you know you should NEVER lift a rabbit by
its ears? Handling in this manner is not only cruel
as a rabbits ears are very sensitive but can injure
the ear permanently. When lifting a rabbit place
one hand under its front legs and the other under
its bottom and then lift.
• Lop eared bunnies ears are not as effective at
cooling as ears that stand up straight and for this
reason you do not see wild rabbits with lop ears.
The owners of lop eared rabbits need to be extra
careful with their rabbit’s exposure to heat.
• A rabbit will get to know its own name and react
when it hears you say it. If you want to train your
rabbit it is advisable to always call your rabbit by
the same name and avoid confusing nicknames.
Please remember rabbits are not cheap, easy starter
pets for children but have complex needs. More
More on Lovebug & his partner Cuddles on p18 bunny information next month...Tricia
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Asia is homeless? More
details on her inside.
PHOTO: TOVAH LEVITAS
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