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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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Callie

Callie

Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 years

Fuss-free independent gal.

If Destiny’s Child was writing a song about a cat, Independent Woman would be Callie’s anthem - she likes things on her own terms. Happy lying around doing her own thing, Callie is a fuss-free cat looking for a peaceful home to keep her safe and warm.

With a shy personality, Callie has been overlooked for some time - it’s hard for her to make a first impression when she’s hide-and-seek champion of the house!

That said, Callie adores other cats and would love a home with feline company. She might not be the snuggliest when it comes to humans, but Callie loves to cuddle up to her kitty friends and purr the night away on the couch.

With the nature of an older soul, Callie could be a great companion for an older person who is looking for some company and not necessarily a needy lap cat. Preferring to lie about in a sunny spot watching the world go by, Callie is fuss-free and low maintenance.

Ready to move in ASAP, we’d love to hear from you if Callie could call your place home.

Located in Quakers Hill NSW.

Callie has been in foster care since 19 February 2016, for 4.9 years

Camden

Camden

Domestic Short Hair - female - 5 years and 2 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 4.3 years

Bobby

Bobby

Manx - male - 2 years and 3 months

Bobby is currently in our cattery facility so we'd like to find him a new home or foster care place asap

Bobby is looking for a new home after being surrendered by his owners.

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.

He has an obsession with jumping out in front of you and running off to then come and grab your ankles for a quick nibble (very cheeky).

He needs a large home where he can play and explore. He gets bored easily so needs a home where he can get lots of attention. As he likes to explore he has been known to run off on long adventures so he needs a secure indoor only home.

Bobby is probably best placed into a home with no young children as he can play rough.

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

Bobby has been in foster care since 27 October 2018, for 2.2 years

Zac

Zac

DSH - male - 1 year and 10 months

This stunning boy, Zac, has grown up alongside other kittens since he came into our care. Well loved, they had their very own kitty pad to keep them safe from resident foster dogs, but perhaps missed out on the hustle and bustle of home life. The last of the three kittens, Zac has now moved to a different foster home to further develop his social skills and come out of his shell.

Zac is naturally a quiet, sweet and rather shy boy, who is nonetheless up for lots of pats and attention; it is likely he’ll become a real lap cat once he has his own humans with whom to form a permanent bond. He's still kittenish and playful, and has instigated and enjoys nose-touching interaction with the resident giant breed dogs…..and is always keen to explore new places and sounds, especially those out of bounds. He becomes vocal only around feeding time as Zac LOVES his food; this fondness for food has proved very useful to help him learn to trust and to settle, but he is still spooked by new sounds or any events out of routine.

Early days yet, Zac is still a ‘work in progress’, but knowing his two previous kitty pad-mates have moved happily into fabulous furever families, we are sure Zac will also love and flourish with the right family. We believe it could take 3-4 months for him to settle in, given the chance to understand and integrate with household routine. Assigning his own small area like a bathroom or shower recess, or even a large dog crate, at the outset for example, will allow him to be gently introduced to all the exciting (but spooky) new sights and sounds awaiting him. A house where he is an indoor-only kitty will also ensure he has room to explore without adventuring into the unknown beyond. We believe he is likely to thrive best in a relatively quiet environment.

Zac is vet checked, microchipped, fully vaccinated, desexed and comes with an extended trial period so he has time to truly settle in with his new family

Should you be interested in learning more about this unique, lovely, young man, or arranging to meet him at his foster home in Riverstone, please contact his carer, Megan.

Zac has been in foster care since 25 April 2020, for 8 months

Tinkerbelle

Tinkerbelle

Domestic Short Hair - female - 8 years and 8 months

Tinkerbelle was surrendered by her owners as they have moved into a small apartment that would not allow pets.

Tinkerbelle is 8 years old and unfortunately we don't know much about her previous history.

She was surrendered at a vet clinic and has spent 2 weeks there and is now in care with us at DCH.

She has mild arthritis and is overweight but her blood work is all within normal limits. Her teeth are in good condition.

She is currently on a diet of Royal Canin Satiety kibble. - she has the typical cute low slung tummy, but the vet has advised she needs only to lose around 1/2 kg.

She shows affection and will rub around your feet and seek out attention but can also be a little grumpy at the same time. She is best left alone by her new owner for a while until she ventures out herself; it took a few weeks for her to settle into her quiet foster environment. She does need time to learn to trust new people.

She is a lovely girl and deserves a beautiful new stable home. We think she will do best as an only cat in the home. She does need some space from time and time and affection is best when its on her terms.

If you think you can offer Tinkerbelle a new home then please contact us.

Located in Potts Point

Tinkerbelle has been in foster care since 01 August 2020, for 5 months

Sabrina

Sabrina

DSH - female - 4 years

Sabrina came into care as a semi-feral who was living rough along side of at least 3 siblings. Baits were 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 petrified, once you start patting her, she's very affectionate and leans into your hand and head butts you. But 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 5 months

dawson

dawson

shd - male - 3 years and 4 months

Dawson is a lovely smoochie 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.

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 but is still rather timid with our small dogs.

We believe Dawson would fit in happily with a quiet family who wants a real people pussycat, perhaps with 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 4 months

    Cuddles

    Cuddles

    Dsh - female - 2 years and 2 months

    Cuddles was rescued as a tiny kitten by a good samaritan who then fostered her for DCH. She was sooo cute, she was adopted by her carer whose family loved her dearly. Unfortunately, their circumstances have changed, and little Cuddles now finds herself looking for a new family to adopt and adore her.

    Cuddles - who seems to answer to Snowy more readily - is the cutest, sweetest, cuddliest girl you will ever have the pleasure of knowing. Initially, a very shy, slightly anxious young cat, once you earn her trust she will follow you around the house to keep you company, and love you unconditionally!

    She’s a very affectionate girl, loves to stay close by her humans, and absolutely adores a belly rub! A gorgeous soul…

    Cuddles seems quite sensitive to noise, so would thrive best in a quieter home environment, maybe with just one or two people around most of the time. She may take a week or two to fully settle in, but this gentle girl will make your house happy! Cuddles is an indoor only kitty.

    Cuddles is already microchipped vaccinated, and de-sexed, so she is ready to join her new family.

    If you’d like to learn more about Cuddles, or arrange a meet and greet at her Surry Hills foster home, please contact her carer, Lauren.

    Cuddles has been in foster care since 08 October 2020, for 3 months

    Sprocket

    Sprocket

    Domestic Short Hair - male - 2 months and 4 weeks

    Hi, I'm Sprocket. I'm sweet and cuddly and soft and cute as anything with fantastic tabby markings. I love to cuddle up with my brother and sisters but the best of all is Foster Mummy's lap! I love to play tickle tummy with her and then curl up, purring, and fall asleep.

    I enjoy playing with my bro and sisters but sometimes they get really full on and I get a little hesitant to join in. My big sister is so cool she can even take on a dog but I think I'd be terrified. I love chasing the bell ball and playing with the furry blue 'snake' by myself. I'm getting really good at playing hide and seek (cos I'm super smart) and my running and pouncing are the cutest in the family, at least that's what I think.

    I'm living in the Blue Mountains with my brother and sisters but really would like to have a 'furever' home. A loving family who are home lots to play and tickle my tummy would be fantastic. I think I could get on really well with another cat but no dogs please, they are just too bouncy for me. I am an indoor only kitty.

    Sprocket has been microchipped and vaccinated. Desexing is included in the adoption fee.

    If you are interested in learning more about this special boy, or wish to visit him at his foster home in Winmalee, please email his foster carer.
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    Sprocket has been in foster care since 02 November 2020, for 2 months

    Ziggy

    Ziggy

    Domestic Medium Hair - male - 3 months and 1 week

    NOW ON HOLD FOR ADOPTION

    Ziggy was surrendered to Hawkesbury Animal Shelter with her brother, Zeppelin, before both came into DCH foster care. These kittens have been bottle-fed and are very sociable with people.

    Ziggy is a confident, affectionate and very playful kitten who has lots of energy and curiosity! This tiny kitty usually comes running when I click my fingers, and she will also follow me around the house to keep me company. She loves playing in cat tunnels and chasing laser lights and flies!

    Ziggy is also very happy to sit and be a lap cat.

    The $225 adoption fee includes microchipping, worming, first vaccination and desexing. These kittens are also litter-trained and socialised with other kittens.

    Ziggy is now on hold pending Adoption.

    You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt an animal from DCH.

    Ziggy has been in foster care since 03 November 2020, for 2 months