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Cats in our Care

These cats and kittens have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer foster carers who provide the cat with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. Cats are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the cat's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any cats listed.

All cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.

Kittens will only be rehomed when over 8 weeks of age.

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Camden

Camden

Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 years and 5 months

Camden has grown into a beautiful young adult with striking markings. Needing less attention now she is no longer a kitten, Camden may well fit in with a working person or couple, as easily as she could love an entire family.

Camden loves treats, and sleeping in her little pot with her baby beanie boo possum. She can be shy, but loves affection when she’s in the zone! She likes plenty of cuddles and loves to have a good belly rub, as well as playing, laying in the sun, and chasing things. Oh, and she has a great appetite.

Camden’s speciality is head butting and purring, and she really enjoys being with her human foster family. But, now she really would like to have her own family, so that in a short time this little girl can love you unconditionally.

Camden is already de-sexed, and is up to date on all her vet requirements.

If you’d like to arrange to meet Camden at her Narellan foster home, please contact her carer, Christine - on 0413 317 481.

Camden has been in foster care since 07 September 2016, for 4.6 years

Bobby

Bobby

Manx - male - 2 years and 6 months

*Update April 2021: Unfortunately he's been in our cattery facility for 3 months now after his foster carer moved interstate. He's coped surprisingly well but we'd really love to see him in a proper home getting the ongoing affectionate and play time that he deserves. *

Bobby likes to walk around the house as though he is boss, he is not shy at all and will make himself at home anywhere. Bobby is fine with large dogs. He hasn't been with another cat but I think he'd be fine with another calm feline friend.

He really enjoys jumping out in front of you and running off - only to then come and grab your ankles for a quick nibble (very cheeky). He also does like to schmooze on a lap or a bed, if permitted.

Bobby loves to wander around the back yard, which we supervise, and is easy to pick up to return him indoors. Ideally he'd like a home with some space to run around, with a safe garden or yard where he can play and explore both inside and out.

Bobby is probably best placed into a home with no very young children as he is quite a large and strong cat, and can play a bit rough for littlies. However he's very easy for older children to handle and is quite smoochy and cuddly with them.

Information about the Manx cat breed and their personalities can be found here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manx_cat

If you'd like to learn more about this almost dog-like cat, or visit him in his temporary home in Riverstone, please contact his carer.

Bobby has been in foster care since 27 October 2018, for 2.4 years

Sabrina

Sabrina

DSH - female - 4 years and 3 months

Sabrina came into care as a stray who was living rough alongside of at least 3 siblings. Baits had been put out and subsequently 2 of her siblings were poisoned to death before a kind soul managed to catch her and ask DCH for help.

She is a beautiful torty coloured, short haired girl. She's very small with tiny feet, tail and face. On her vet check and when she was desexed, the vet realized that she is not the under 1 year old kitten that we thought she was but is more likely a very small adult. Her age is an estimate.

Right from the start she's used the kitty litter tray without fail and is not fussy with her food.

Although she is still a scaredy-cat, once you start patting her, she's very affectionate and leans into your hand and head butts you. Unfortunately, her first reaction is to hiss and strike at you. It's pretty hard to go from such a dangerous hard world and be able to trust. I am working hard at teaching her that she is safe now and that she deserves a loving home and family. She will need a family who are kind hearted and patient.

She has been desexed, microchipped, vet checked, vaccinated and has had dental work done. She is missing a few teeth possibly due to malnutrition but is currently having no trouble eating a varied diet of dry kibble, wet food, chicken etc...

*Sabrina's additional dental work has come to $150 and we're seeking sponsorship to help cover this cost**thanks to Mary, Amy, Olena, S Camilleri and Shannon for sponsoring Sabrina's additional vet fees*

Sabrina has been in foster care since 03 August 2020, for 8 months

dawson

dawson

shd - male - 3 years and 7 months

Dawson is a laid back, smoochie, playful, muscular boy. He's very verbal (chirps to you to ask for pats), loves to be brushed and enjoys sitting on the lounge with you in front of the tv. He's also expert at head butting you to encourage you to stroke him. He will come to you when you call him.

Dawson is very placid, and can be shy with new people to start off with, but he warmed to his new family quite quickly. This, despite coming into our care as a stray having been patted and fed by a soft hearted animal lover, so we suspect he has lived within a loving family in his earlier life.

He gets along fine with our resident cats, grooms and sleeps with the new scared stray kitties that come into care, is not fazed with our small dog. He has bonded with one of the kittens in care called Cheddar. I'm hoping someone will be interested in adopting them both together.

We believe Dawson would fit in a home where there's another feline friend available... It may take a little time for him to settle in, but will be well worth your patience.

Dawson is vet checked, desexed and his vaccinations are up to date. He has also tested negative for Feline Aids. So, he's now raring to find his furever family to love and spoil him in return for his smooches.

If you would like to learn more about Dawson, or visit him at his Hoxton Park foster home, please contact his carer, Karen.

  • When he came into our care, poor Dawson visited the vet several times to resolve a case of conjunctivities, and to treat swollen foot pads which have now cleared up. Any contribution towards his vet expenses would be gratefully received.
  • dawson has been in foster care since 30 August 2020, for 7 months

    Joey

    Joey

    Domestic Short Hair - male - 5 months and 3 weeks

    My name is Joey but I am mostly called Jo-Jo. I am sleek and beautiful and rather athletic. My fur is black and very shiny and I have bright yellow eyes. I love to run and play with my kitten and cat friends until I get exhausted and then I find a bed or lounge chair to cuddle into and go to sleep. I love to sit on laps and I really enjoy being patted.

    I do not like being on my own, so I am looking for a family with another cat or who will also be willing to adopt another cat for a companion for me, preferably my sweet brother who is also looking for a new home. I would be happiest if I can find a forever family who has someone who works from home or at least is home quite a bit. I spend a lot of time indoors where I sleep and have my meals. I like to sleep on the carer’s bed or close-by during the night.

    I am not suitable for flat or unit living as I am used to being able to go outdoors whenever I feel like running or playing in the garden or just to enjoy being outside in the fresh air. I romp around inside the house as well as outside on the grass and run under and around the plants. I need a backyard to play in that is fenced to keep me safe away from dogs or anything that could harm me.

    After I get over the shock of going to a new family, my gentle, sweet, kind and loving nature will make my new forever owner very happy.

    Located in Rouse Hill NSW

    Joey has been in foster care since 27 October 2020, for 5 months

    Sox

    Sox

    Domestic Short Hair - male - 5 months and 3 weeks

    My name is Sox. My fur is black with white feet and a white chin and chest and I have shiny bright yellow eyes. I love to run and play with my kitten and cat friends until I get exhausted and then I find a bed or lounge chair to cuddle into and go to sleep. I love to sit on laps and really enjoy being patted and I am very affectionate.

    I do not like being on my own, so I am looking for a family with another cat or who will also be willing to adopt another cat for a companion for me, preferably my sweet brother who is also looking for a new home. I would be happiest if I can find a forever family who has someone who works from home or at least is home quite a bit. I spend a lot of time indoors where I sleep and have my meals. I like to sleep on the carer’s bed or close bye during the night.

    I am not suitable for flat or unit living as I am used to being able to go outdoors whenever I feel like running or playing in the garden or just to enjoy being outside in the fresh air. I romp around inside the house as well as outside on the grass and run under and around the plants. I need a backyard to play in that is fenced to keep me safe away from dogs or anything that could harm me.

    My gentle, sweet, kind and loving nature will make my new forever owner very happy.

    Located in Rouse Hill NSW

    Sox has been in foster care since 27 October 2020, for 5 months

    Curley Sue (Susie)

    Curley Sue (Susie)

    Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 months and 3 weeks

    My name is Susie and I am sometimes called Sue-Sue. I have a very cute face and yellow/orange eyes. My colour is called tortoise-shell or Torti as it has a number of several colours. I am looking for a home with another female cat who will be my companion, or perhaps I could be adopted with another young female cat as I do not like being on my own.

    I love to run and play with my kitten and cat friends until I get exhausted and then I find a bed or lounge chair to cuddle into and go to sleep. I love to sit on laps and really enjoy being patted. I spend a lot of time indoors where I sleep and have my meals. I would be happiest if I can find a forever family who has someone who works from home or at least is home quite a bit. I spend a lot of time indoors where I sleep and have my meals. I like to sleep on the carer’s bed or close-by during the night.

    I am not suitable for flat or unit living as I am used to being able to go outdoors whenever I feel like running or playing in the garden or just to enjoy being outside in the fresh air. I romp around inside the house as well as outside on the grass and run under and around the plants. I need a backyard to play in that is fenced to keep me safe away from dogs or anything that could harm me.

    I am quite affectionate and come running when called and I would be happiest if I can find a forever family with someone who works from home or at least is home quite a bit.

    I am very intelligent, but also very nervous around strangers and after I get over the shock of going to a new family, my gentle, sweet, kind and loving nature will make my new forever owner very happy.

    Located in Rouse Hill NSW

    Curley Sue (Susie) has been in foster care since 27 October 2020, for 5 months

    Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

    shd - female - 1 year and 7 months

    Marilyn Monroe is a beautiful, smoochy female that came into the pound with 6 healthy babies. She has hauntingly pretty face with beautiful eyes and unusual tortoisehell face plus tabby striped body. She was a little underweight when she came into care so she we supplemented her feeds while she fed her babies. She is definitely no longer underweight! She has a quiet meow and greets you when you come into her room.
    She is litter trained, and an indoor cat now who, to her credit already taught her babies how to use the litter pan by 4 weeks of age. That said, she would prefer to be the only cat in her furever family.

    Marilyn Monroe has been in foster care since 14 November 2020, for 5 months

    Topaz

    Topaz

    DSH - female - 6 months

    Leah and Topaz are looking to be adopted together as a bonded pair

    Leah and Topaz were found as little kittens around 4 weeks old and were living under a swimming pool near some bush land. The property owners called for assistance with them when they heard them crying out as they were hungry for food and their Mumma cat had not returned after multiple hours on a very hot day. They have been in foster care and have been raised as indoors only cats. They are bonded and have been kept together since being in foster care and we are looking for a home where they can be adopted together as a bonded pair.

    Leah is outgoing and is a curious kitty. She likes to climb and will often climb up onto her carers shoulder. She is very quick to purr and to put on her charm and loves pats on her head and on her sides.
    Topaz is a little more reserved and can be spooked by loud noises however she has a lovely purr and enjoys a good pat. She would prefer a home where there are no children under 10.

    They eat a diet of Royal Canin second age kitten dry food and Kitten Instinctive gray wet food.

    They have been desexed, microchipped, and given worm and flea treatments. They have received their 1st and 2nd F3 vaccination but will require 1 more additional vaccination to be fully vaccinated which is not included in the adoption fee.

    Name: Topaz (Female Torti) - 991003000835217
    Name: Leah (Female Black & White) - 991003000835218
    Date of Birth: 15/10/2020 (Estimated) Breed: Domestic

    Location: PETstock adoption Center at Macquarie Center (North Ryde). Can be visited during store hours
    https://www.petstock.com.au/store/petstock-macquarie

    Topaz has been in foster care since 22 November 2020, for 4 months

    Leah

    Leah

    DSH - female - 6 months

    Leah and Topaz are looking to be adopted together as a bonded pair

    Leah and Topaz were found as little kittens around 4 weeks old and were living under a swimming pool near some bush land. The property owners called for assistance with them when they heard them crying out as they were hungry for food and their Mumma cat had not returned after multiple hours on a very hot day. They have been in foster care and have been raised as indoors only cats. They are bonded and have been kept together since being in foster care and we are looking for a home where they can be adopted together as a bonded pair.

    Leah is outgoing and is a curious kitty. She likes to climb and will often climb up onto her carers shoulder. She is very quick to purr and to put on her charm and loves pats on her head and on her sides.
    Topaz is a little more reserved and can be spooked by loud noises however she has a lovely purr and enjoys a good pat. She would prefer a home where there are no children under 10.

    They eat a diet of Royal Canin second age kitten dry food and Kitten Instinctive gray wet food.

    They have been desexed, microchipped, and given worm and flea treatments. They have received their 1st and 2nd F3 vaccination but will require 1 more additional vaccination to be fully vaccinated which is not included in the adoption fee.

    Name: Topaz (Female Torti) - 991003000835217
    Name: Leah (Female Black & White) - 991003000835218
    Date of Birth: 15/10/2020 (Estimated) Breed: Domestic

    Location: PETstock adoption Center at Macquarie Center (North Ryde). Can be visited during store hours
    https://www.petstock.com.au/store/petstock-macquarie

    Leah has been in foster care since 22 November 2020, for 4 months