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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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Jayde

Jayde

DSH - male - 6 years and 7 months

Meet Jayde:

Hi, I’m Jayde, your friendly neighbourhood cat!

I may appear shy at first, but give me a little time and we’ll be best buddies!

I love to play with cats and dogs, but they have to like me too!

I have a white horseshoe mark across my back and people think it gives me good luck because I was bitten by a paralysis tick, but with veterinary care I have made a recovery!

My interests: Cuddles, naps and head scratches.

My bucket list: To bring the whole world good luck with my horseshoe marking.

My ideal match: A caring family who would welcome me with arms wide open.

Let’s hope my lucky horse shoe can find me a forever home too!

I am microchipped, desexed and up to date with my vaccinations, so I'm raring to go!

Jayde's vet expenses for treatment of his tick bite came to $437. If you can help sponsor him please see details below

**DCH would like to say Thank you to Natalia, Davy, Carolyn, Lisette and Hui for their generous donations towards Jayde's vet fees. His additional costs have now been fully covered.**

Jayde has been in foster care since 24 October 2015, for 4.8 years

Callie

Callie

Domestic Short Hair - female - 4 years and 7 months

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 4.4 years

Camden

Camden

Domestic Short Hair - female - 4 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 3.9 years

Emerald

Emerald

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 7 months

Meet the sparkling Emerald! Emmi, as she's called by her carer, came into care with 4 beautiful babies who have now all gone to their furever homes. Emmi was an excellent mum, very relaxed and sweet, spending all her day nursing and cleaning her kittens whilst they learnt to run and jump and to trust humans. After some time to relax and just enjoy having no responsibilities, it is now time for her to find her very own special family.

When she first came into care, Emmi was rather scared and shy, but she has happily come out of her shell as she has learned that people are good. Now an affectionate young girl, she loves a good pat and a scratch, and likes to keep warm in the sun or snuggled in a blanket or perhaps survey the world from the top of her 2 metre cat tree. But, what she most enjoys is to play, especially with her teaser toys and laser toy; in fact, she can go quite crazy during play and definitely needs playtime daily. Gentle Emmi is, however, always mindful of her claws.

Emerald is otherwise pretty quiet, and is content living alongside other cats, kittens, dogs - both large and small – and a bunny as well as her humans. You might say she is one adaptable pussy cat! She also travels well. So, Emmi will make an excellent companion provided her new family give her time and space to settle in – and to play with her of course. She is sure to love a love a warm lap or furry friend to curl up with during these winter months. She must be an indoor-only cat.

Emerald is vet-checked, microchipped, vaccinated and flea/worm treated, and is now desexed.....all ready for her new home.
If you would like to learn more about this sweet girl, currently residing in Ebenezer, please contact her carer, Jasmin

NOTE: All visits will be by appointment, and in accordance with prevailing social distancing protocols.

Emerald has been in foster care since 22 April 2020, for 3 months

Zac

Zac

DSH - male - 1 year and 5 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 3 months

Bobbie

Bobbie

Domestic Short Hair - female - 2 years and 8 months

Bobbie's owner moved away and left her behind. She has had 2 litters of kittens according to the neighbours. She has now been desexed on 28/5 and is looking for a new family.

She has been living rough on the streets for at least a year and has been used to visiting neighbours for food. She is a lovely cat and has a wonderful purr but you have to earn her trust first. She is a little shy and timid and takes a little while to come out of her shell. We strongly recommend her as an indoors only cat to keep her safe and protected and loved.

She has received her 1st vaccination and will receive a 2nd towards the end of the month. She is available now to a home where she will receive love and attention and have the patience to allow her to adjust and settle into a new life.

The vets have estimated she is around 2.5 years old but is just an estimate.

She is located in Penrith now, sharing nicely with two other cats.

Bobbie has been in foster care since 17 May 2020, for 2 months

Mavis

Mavis

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 7 months

Mavis has been surrendered into care to find her a new home.
She has had a litter of kittens prior to coming into care and we have rehomed her kittens and its now Mavis' turn for a forever home.

Mavis is estimated as approximately a year and a half old by the vets by its just an estimate.

She had been living tough on the streets before she found help from a property owner. Mavis is a friendly cat and purrs quickly. She enjoys a good pat and likes company. She will take pats when upside down and will knead with her claws.

She is very strong, lean and is used to being an independent. We would recommend that she is kept inside as an indoors cat going forward. She is probably best as a single cat in the home and in a home where she is allowed to explore and climb.

She was desexed on the 28/5 and has received 1 X F3 vaccination and is due for a 2nd at the end of the month.

She has had flea and worm treatments and is microchipped.

For more information please contact us.

Mavis has been in foster care since 17 May 2020, for 2 months

Seb

Seb

DSH - male - 8 months

Beautiful ginger boys, with striking flash-like eyebrows, Seb and Ziggy are siblings of Oscar and Sammy whom we recently rehomed; our success encouraged us to bring them into our care to secure their furever home, too. While these boys may enjoy a new home together, each will be equally happy to have a human family all to himself.

Both kitties were socialised initially with visits from the owner’s family, including children. Sadly, social lockdown put an end to that and it has taken a couple of weeks for these guys to venture much around their new house, and they are still to adjust to strangers walking around. We are all working on it, though, and they have already shown their willingness to adapt.

A typical kitten, Seb loves his sleep, and has chosen to nap under his carer’s bed until it’s food and play time. He is very happy to arrive for dinner, and has learned to take a treat or two from his carers hand. He is intrigued by the variety of toys he has been introduced to, not least the empty toilet rolls and table tennis balls.

It is early days yet, and these guys are a work in progress, so we will update their individual profiles as they become more comfortable. We believe it is likely that both Seb and Ziggy will take some time to settle into the routine of their new furever homes - so may well suit experienced cat people, with time and patience as well as lots of love to share. Their reward will be great. They are indoor-only kitties.

Seb and Ziggy have been microchipped, vaccinated and desexed, so are ready for their new homes. They are located in Colyton.

If you are interested in learning more about or providing a home to one or both of these lovely boys, please contact his carer, Julie.

Seb has been in foster care since 26 June 2020, for 1 month

Ziggy

Ziggy

DSH - male - 8 months

Beautiful ginger boys, with striking flash-like eyebrows, Ziggy and Seb are siblings of Oscar and Sammy whom we recently rehomed; our success encouraged us to bring them into our care to secure their furever home, too. While these boys may enjoy a new home together, each will be equally happy to have a human family all to himself.

Both kitties were socialised initially with visits from the owner’s family, including children. Sadly, social lockdown put an end to that and it has taken a couple of weeks for these guys to venture much around their new house, and they are still to adjust to strangers walking around. We are all working on it, though, and they have already shown their willingness to adapt.

Ziggy is the more curious of the two, and likes to find a perch on high to watch what is going on. He loves his dinner as well as treats from his carer’s hand. A good play and a rumble with his brother is his favourite thing before bed time.
It is early days yet, and these guys are a work in progress, so we will update their individual profiles as they become more comfortable. We believe it is likely that both Ziggy and Seb will take some time to settle into the routine of their new furever homes - so may well suit experienced cat people, with time and patience as well as lots of love to share. Their reward will be great. They are indoor-only kitties.

Ziggy and Seb have been microchipped, vaccinated and desexed. So, already for their new homes. They are located in Colyton.

If you are interested in learning more about or providing a home to one or both of these lovely boys, please contact his carer, Julie.

Ziggy has been in foster care since 26 June 2020, for 1 month

Indy

Indy

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 2 months

Indy and her siblings, Ivy, Isaac and Iggy were originally rescued via Hawkesbury Pound in April 2019 at about 6 weeks old.

Indy was previously adopted as a DCH kitten and lived with a family for about 10 months but became stressed (reason unknown), and has now been returned to DCH for rehoming at 12 months of age. After 2 weeks of settling back in to her original foster home, Indy has become very calm and trusting, although she does seem to dislike kittens and other cats.

As Indy can become overwhelmed, she must be an Indoor Only Cat in her new home. This means that she cannot go outside at all.

Indy is outgoing and affectionate and seems quite happy to meet new people in a calm setting. She makes eye contact with her big gorgeous golden eyes and loves chin scratches and pats and even a brush when in the mood.

She doesn’t mind being picked up and will settle on your lap to enjoy some attention. She has a loud purr and a quirky little meow when she wants to be noticed. Like most cats, she does enjoy some quiet, alone time for naps and lying on a sunny windowsill!

Indy is looking for a quiet home (no children), where she can be your only pet - although cat-friendly dog/s would be okay as she is now perfectly fine with our 2 cat-friendly Golden Retrievers! This lovely young cat deserves a second chance and will make a perfect companion for a person who wants to skip the crazy kitten stage!

Indy is microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, desexed and is perfectly litter trained.

If you would like to meet Indy, she is now at:

Petstock Marsden Park
02 8607 1120

9 Hollinsworth Rd,
Marsden Park, NSW 2765

Indy has been in foster care since 04 July 2020, for 1 month