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Riley's story

After living overseas for five years and travelling a lot, I was very unsettled when I came back to Australia. My friends (who had two cats that I always played with) thought it would help me to settle if I had my own cat so they decided to get me a cat for Xmas in 2007. We combed a number of rescue sites for weeks before I saw Riley (now regularly referred to as Prince Riley of Oz) and fell in love with him. I still don’t know what is was about him that made him stand out from the hundreds of other kittens looking for a forever home but he was the perfect choice for me.

Riley and I bonded almost immediately when I picked him up and we have best buds for 7 going on 8 years. He is the centre of my universe and everyone that meets him love him. He still has a playful kitten attitude and we play chase and hide and seek regularly (my neighbours think I’m crazy buy they love him and play with him when they think I’m not watching).

We have a morning routine of cuddles which has me carrying him around to each of the windows to look out before he joins me on the yoga mat for some stretching.

My favourite time of day is coming home from work when he greets me at the door and I love the way his tail sticks up straight as he runs to me.

He is happy and healthy and I’m so glad I found him on DCH website. He is the best companion in the world and I can’t image my life without him.


08 March 2015

Riley was adopted on 16 December 2007 after 4 weeks in foster care

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Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They 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 animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

Last updated: 09 March 2015