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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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DSH - male - 6 years and 8 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 4.9 years



Domestic Short Hair - female - 4 years and 8 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 4.6 years



Domestic Short Hair - female - 4 years and 11 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 years



DSH - male - 1 year and 6 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 5 months



Domestic Short Hair - female - 3 months and 3 weeks

"Stripes" is a gorgeous black and white female kitten with a white stripe right down the middle of her face, she is the cheekiest and most confident of her brothers and sisters and was the first to do everything such as chasing your feet. She loves to play with anything that moves and will give anything a try.

She was rescued from a Western Sydney Council pound and was from a litter of 5 kittens along with their stray Mumma.

We are looking to rehome "Stripes" into a strictly indoors only home.

Has been desexed, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Has had his 1st F3 vaccination and will require 2 more additional vaccinations post adoption which are not included in the adoption fee.

Located in Acacia Gardens.

Stripes has been in foster care since 30 June 2020, for 3 months



Domestic Short Hair - female - 8 years and 5 months

Foster Carer Needed for Tinkerbell

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

Tinkerbell 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 shows affection and will rub around your feet and seek out attention but can also be a little grumpy at the same time. She has had a lot of change over the last few weeks so we think she will just take a few weeks to settle into a new environment and 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 Tinkerbell a new home then please contact us.

Located in PETstock @ Marsden Park

Tinkerbell has been in foster care since 01 August 2020, for 1 month



DSH - female - 3 years and 8 months

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 1 month



Domestic Short Hair - female - 9 years and 10 months

Parker's family recently lost their home to a severe storm and have had to make the decision to rehome Parker as they can no longer provide a home as they will be rebuilding and recovering. They have made the heart breaking decision that they need to rehome Parker and find her a new home.

Parker is now looking for a new family.

Parker is a gentle, quiet, fuss-free cat. She is toilet-trained and desexed.

We're looking for a good loving home for Parker to go to.

She's very affectionate but at the same time independent as well. Doesn't need much attention but loves it when you have time for her. She's happy sitting in her bed sleeping, looking out the window, sun baking.

Located in Coogee.

Parker has been in foster care since 08 August 2020, for 1 month



shd - male - 1 year and 1 month

Dawson is a lovely smoochie muscular but slim boy. He's very verbal (chirps to you to ask for pats), loves to be brushed.
He came into care as a feral who was being patted and fed by a soft hearted animal lover.

Dawson has been treated for conjunctivitus and ringworm. He also had swollen foot pads so was checked for feline aids which came up negative. The vet came to the conclusion that he didn't have ringworm but instead had to have a cortisone injection to bring down the swelling in his foot pads.
He has been diagnosed with Pododermatitus.
He needs sponsorship to help pay for his vet bills because of this.

dawson has been in foster care since 30 August 2020, for 1 month



DSH - male - 3 months and 2 weeks

Hi, I’m Walter. I was found at a construction site all alone and was brought to the pound by a kind worker before coming to my foster home. I’m a shy guy, I need time to sit and watch before I feel safe with you. I really love my teaser toy though and you wouldn’t know I was shy if you watched me play, I get lost in the excitement! Now don’t get me wrong, I love to snuggle and receive affection, I just need a little time to get comfortable and trust you. I’d love to live with another feline or canine companion in a home that understands that I may need a little extra time. I’m overwhelmed by children so would like to live in a home with older kids and/or children who are gentle with me.
I also really like to eat! I’m not fussy when it comes to food but my new owner will need to serve me on time or I will start to complain. I’m reliably litter trained and I’m honestly the cutest little tuxie you’ll meet. My carer is taking expressions of interest now but I will not be ready to go to my new home until I’ve been to the vets for my little operation.

Walter has been in foster care since 03 September 2020, for 4 weeks