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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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Suri

Suri

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 6 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 within a cat proof enclosure, 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 10 months

Jessica

Jessica

DSH - female - 1 year and 8 months

TEENIE TINY JESSICA:

Jessica has experienced continual problems with her breathing following a bout of cat flu - as a result, she has been a regular visitor to her vet, and had to undergo antibiotic treatment and a couple of operations in order to try to resolve the issues. Unfortunately, her treatment is, and will be, ongoing until she is all better. The vet feels she's as good as she's going to get in her current environment (with lots of other cats about) and thinks she may well improve in a new home with less cats - possibly a cat that is allergic to other cats?? Anyway, for now she does have noisy breathing and it may or may not improve but we'd love her to find a home with a caring person willing to give her that chance.

Little Jessica wandered into our lives and we have been blessed with having her share her time with us. There was no sign of her Mum or siblings when she came up to us. She was starving. She enjoys dry food the most, but to give her a rounded diet, we get her to eat wet food as well. She's a big eater for such a little cat and doesn't seem very particular about what brand of food she eats. Currently she's on kitten food and she should be kept on this diet until she reaches an adult age. She'll probably remain looking like a young cat because of her little size.

Jessica has the most pretty sweet face. It's so petite.

Jessica has long little legs, and is a very small cat. She has grown since she's been with us, but I don't think that she will ever reach the size of an average cat.

She loves playing with other cats in our household, and because she is so tiny she's able to win most games of hide and seek because she knows she can slip into areas that others have no chance of ever fitting into. She's definitely got that game down to a fine art.

Although not currently a lap cat, it's probably only because she always seems to be on the move. She purrs and purrs when patted or picked up.

She is used to large dogs around her and isn't fazed at all by their presence.

Toys like a stick with a ribbon tied on the end is the sort of toy she loves the best. Plus she's highly excited with trying to catch a lazer light that is moved across the floor.

Jessica comes with her own designer cat carrier. I don't think I'll ever have the privilege of fostering such a tiny cat again so we've decided we should send the little girl off to her new home with her own classy cat carrier.

Jessica is microchipped, desexed and up to date with her vaccinations.

The vet fees associated with her treatment are large, and getting larger. Any contribution towards these would be very welcome.
Thank you*Thanks to Lorraine for fully sponsoring Jessica's vet fees to date. Her fees to date have now been covered.*

Jessica has been in foster care since 22 December 2020, for 9 months

Misty

Misty

Persian - female - 3 years and 9 months

Misty is a purebred Persian kitty that comes with papers and a registered name. She has some special needs and won't be right for all homes, but she'll make a rewarding companion to that special someone.

Through no fault of her own, Misty had gone through a few homes before being being surrendered to DCH. She was badly matted and needed to be fully clipped to remove all of her uncomfortable matts, and spent the first few months running away and hiding from her foster carer.

She eventually progressed to snoozing near her foster carer's head while they slept, and slowly but surely, stopped darting away as soon as they opened their eyes, and very gradually started accepting pats.

Misty is a sweet girl who will often meow at you and stand juuuuust out of your reach so you can't pat her, but will 'knead the air' as if she's making biscuits and shake her tail while talking to you.
She definitely wants love, affection and pats, but struggles with fast movements. She isn't a fan of being picked up, but once you have her snuggled on your chest she will start purring and kneading.

Her preference is to come up to you for pats on her own accord. Her favourite is to come up to you when you're relaxing on the couch at night. She will walk slowly along the top of the couch and meow at you, so you can slowly and gently give her lots of neck scratches and pats - she LOVES them!

She enjoys being near the other cats in her foster carers home and ignores the resident dog.

She would suit an indoor only home without loud, rambunctious children.

Misty had ongoing eye issues with a corneal sequestrum and entropion that required specialist surgery.
The specialist vet performed the quite complicated surgery that involved sewing a piece of donor eyeball onto her damaged section of eye.

The surgery was a success and Misty is now fully healed, but she does require ongoing eye maintenance.

The final costs were $1,655.70. Any assistance with sponsoring some of these fees would be greatly appreciated.

Misty requires regular eye drops/lubrication to ensure her comfort moving forward. Her new owner must be willing to apply these drops daily, as well as maintaining her brushing schedule to avoid matts.
(Or as an alternative, arrange 3monthly visits with a cat groomer to have her shaved)

Misty has been in foster care since 12 January 2021, for 9 months

Bibble

Bibble

Domestic Short Hair - male - 5 months and 1 week

Bibble is the kind of kitten that loves to explore every single area of the house, and on his adventures gets easily distracted by shadows.

He is super playful and likes having lots of toys to entertain himself with.

He is very interested in string toys and he runs after anything you throw or wiggle. His new family should be careful to always use toys and not wiggly hands as he is slightly obsessed with hands and will play rough.

Bibble adores spending time in his outdoor enclosure and loves his cat grass, both eating it and digging it up.

He is ok with being held but he does prefer to run and play like a nut through the house. However if you catch him napping this is the perfect time for covert cuddles, he will lap up all the affection while he's half asleep. He loves sleeping in hammocks and behind lounge cushions.

Best suited to an indoor home with adults or older children.
Bibble is litter trained, although his is still learning to cover up properly.
He is desexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated and ready for adoption.

Located at Kingswood

Bibble has been in foster care since 01 June 2021, for 4 months

Ollie

Ollie

Domestic short hair - male - 7 months and 2 weeks

This little kitten is a 6 month old orange and white domestic short hair cat.He loves to be pat and loves to cuddle. He can be a bit timid at first but once he gets to know you he loves to be in your company.

Ollie has been in foster care since 06 September 2021, for 1 month

Archie

Archie

Domestic Short Hair - male - 7 months and 2 weeks

Archie is a super sweet and truly affectionate boy.

He loves his humans and must be with them as much as possible.
He constantly checks on our whereabouts and is always ready for snuggles.

When i am too busy to stop for cuddles, he follows me around and rubs up against my legs. If he cant find me he will call out to me, he is quite a vocal cat and he likes to talk to anyone that will listen.

He loves to chase balls that rattle or have bells and enjoys speeding around with his foster brother on the racetrack also known as my lounge room.

Archie doesn't like to be on his own, so would be best suited to a home with plenty of people to keep him company or that are home a lot.

He loves to splash in his water bowl and sit on the highest place he can find, i assume he needs the best view to keep an watchful and loving eye on his humans.

Best suited to an indoor home and is very gentle so would be suitable with young children.

Archie has been desexed, wormed, microchipped and vaccinated and is ready for adoption.

Located at Kingswood.

Archie has been in foster care since 09 September 2021, for 1 month