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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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Domestic short hair - male - 5 months

Meet smoochy Mellow. Mellow and his sister came into care as strays after their feeder moved away and left them to go free. Both Mellow and his sister are very loving and smoochy cats. They both adapted to using litter trays within hours of being brought indoors and are absolutely loving indoor life, with no desire to be let outside ever again. They just want love, cuddles and regular food. Mellow would love to be rehomed with his sister, but will do equally well on his own. If you are interested in Mellow, please contact me so we can organise a COVID safe introduction.



Domestic shorthair - female - 7 months

Meet smoochy Starr. Starr and her brother came into care as strays after their feeder moved away and left them to go free. Both Starr and her brother are very loving and smoochy cats. They both adapted to using litter trays within hours of being brought indoors and are absolutely loving indoor life, with no desire to be let outside ever again. They just want love, cuddles and regular food. Starr would love to be rehomed with her brother, but she would do equally well on her own. If you are interested in Starr, please contact me so we can organise a COVID safe introduction.



Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 years and 9 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 4.8 years



DSH - female - 4 years and 7 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...

Update: She is now comfortable in all of the house, even plays/eats with the other cats. Her favorite place to sleep is on the couch in front of the TV. She sometimes looks outside from the screen door but doesn't try to get out, just minds her own business, never engages in any fights.

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 1 year

Curley Sue (Susie)

Curley Sue (Susie)

Domestic Short Hair - female - 9 months and 2 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 9 months



Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 3 months

Dear Suri was found after she gave birth to a litter of kittens when she was just a shy kitten herself. She nurtured them well, and they’ve all got furever homes. But - just as she was starting to learn to relax and accept affection herself - she developed ringworm and had to be isolated for several weeks from all but her carer.

Following her recovery and release from isolation, she now chooses to spend her time in our (large, escape-proof) garden, even at night, and – in the main – doesn’t want to be touched except by her carer, and even that with some reluctance.

She is never mean or scratchy; she is just extremely timid. She does enjoy spending time with one of her carer’s kittens.

Suri is still in need of her own furever home. She is low maintenance, but clearly needs to be safely outdoors, and with a family who understands she will never be a lap cat…. Are you that patient cat lover?

Please contact Suri's carer to arrange to visit her at her temporary home in Ermington.

Suri is microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, and is up to date with her flea and worm treatments, so she is ready to go.

Suri has been in foster care since 30 November 2020, for 8 months



shd - male - 9 months and 4 weeks

Tigger is the smaller brother of Cheddar. Both boys came into care with two brown tabby siblings. All of them have been re homed now except him. The other three gradually tamed up.

He is a shy boy who isn't a lap cat but is no trouble at all to have around. He is litter trained, not fussy with his food and gets along with other cats and a small dog.

Unfortunately he wasn't rescued off the streets until he was 12 weeks old. Still a kitten, but that is already too old for some cats to truly bond with people. Tigger will hide from people and will generally hiss if you attempt a pat (although it is usually a bluff and he does seem to enjoy the pats when he gets them) but he can sometimes swipe if he feels cornered.
He's might not end up being a normal family pet but he's such an unassuming young boy with such a great nature around other animals and so quiet and easy to have around it would be a shame for him to miss out on a loving home.

He has had all his vaccinations, is de sexed, microchipped and vet check and is ready to go to a good home with someone who has loads of patience and love.

He does interact with other kittens including playing, sleeping and hangs around the dining table for scraps.

Tigger has been in foster care since 21 December 2020, for 7 months



domestic - female - 10 months

Georgina is an active and happy girl. She is super clever and figured out how to use cat door second day when she was brought in our care and she was only 10 weeks old. However, she will be suitable for family without children, or as a companion. She still likes to sit on a lap and have a cuddle.

Georgina is vaccinated, microchipped and desexed, so is ready and raring to go!

Georgina has been in foster care since 14 February 2021, for 5 months



shd - female - 7 months

Coco is a tortoiseshell female with white socks female who came into care with her 4 siblings. Coco was initially fearful of humans, however after much love & pats, she now purrs loudly and will sit on your lap while you pat her.
Coco is multi-coloured, and has a unique orange stripe on her nose.
Coco is vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed.

Very out going and athletic female who can jump great heights and leads the others kitties on adventures.
She is fully litter trained, prefers the cheap newspaper pellets you can buy at big W.

Please contact for further details.

Coco has been in foster care since 02 March 2021, for 5 months

Ash & Zac

Ash & Zac

Dsh - male - 3 years and 9 months

These gorgeous boys were adopted from DCH as bonded kittens in 2017, then age 2 months. 

Unfortunately, their mum has had to surrender them and DCH always takes back animals previously adopted from us - regardless of the circumstances. 

Zac (our ginger boy) was initially the more adventurous of the two, happily playing with his carer's resident kitty. Ash was a little more cautious but it didn't take too long for them both to settle into their new home and now they play and race around the house with the other foster kitties.

Whilst they may take a little bit of time to settle into a new home, a bit of patience and lots of love will be worth it. They are very affectionate boys and love to curl up close at night. Zac likes to curl up on a pillow and Ash tends to settle down on his carer's feet.

They are never far away when their carer settles on the couch for a night in watching TV and jostle for best position on her lap.

Monday to Friday they can often be found keeping their carer company while she's working, although they spend most of the time asleep on her desk. They'll often wake up and pay attention if they hear another voice during a meeting and then they want in on the chat letting everyone know what they think.

They enjoy a bit of time outside playing chase amongst the flowers but they need an outdoor space that is cat proof, they can't get out and other cats can't get in.

These boys would love a furever home together soon, so if you are looking for a couple of more mature kitties to join your family who like lots of attention but who are also happy to relax and laze around in a warm sunny spot these are the boys for you.

The boys are microchipped and desexed and are up to date with their vaccinations and flea and worming treatments.

Ash & Zac has been in foster care since 05 March 2021, for 4 months