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Animals in our care

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Pepper

Pepper

DSH - female - 1 year and 2 months

Foster Carer Required - Pepper is currently in our cattery so a foster home where she can get the attention she deserves would be ideal. If you are interested in Fostering or adopting Pepper please contact us

Pepper is a small cat, only young, that found herself in the pound heavily pregnant. Her kittens are now weaned and she is ready for her own forever home now.

Pepper is a sweet natured girl, very smoochy and friendly once she gets to know you. Like most adult cats she will take a day or two to warm to her new people but once she realises she's safe she is very affectionate and easy to handle. Pepper is a fairly quiet girl, but she will talk to you to say hello or to let you know she's hungry, otherwise she's very quite.

Pepper would be best with older children (or no children) as she will probably find very young children a bit much to live with. Pepper is currently in a cattery and coping quite well but she is a young active cat so would probably not suit small apartment living.

Pepper has been in foster care since 20 December 2021, for 1 month

Tiny

Tiny

Mixed breed - mare - 15 years and 9 months

Tiny is a red roan, approx 13.3 hh.
She has been through a lot: starvation, abuse and neglect. Happily, she has blossomed in DCH's care, and will continue to gain trust in people in the right home.

Tiny has loads of personality! She is very smart and will learn quickly from a patient, kind and understanding handler. She can be a bit feisty in the paddock and is dominant with other horses and around food.

Tiny would suit an experienced home with someone who has time to do groundwork with her, she loves attention and being mentally challenged. 

Tiny has been in care for over a year. She requires an experienced home to further her education.

 

 

 

Tiny has been in foster care since 07 October 2018, for 3.3 years

Suri

Suri

Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 9 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 1.1 years

Jessica

Jessica

DSH - female - 1 year and 11 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 1 year

Bentley

Bentley

Staffy x - male - 9 months

Bentley was found abandoned at a veterinary clinic when he was just six weeks old
He was severely malnourished and full of worms however he was still very trusting of people and loving life
Since he came into care he has never looked back. He has put on lots of weight and is ready to go to his forever home once all vet work has been completed
Bentley will need to go to a very very special family who will allow him to be an inside dog with access to a fenced yard
As his start to life has not been the best he needs someone to adopt him who can give him lots and lots of love for the rest of his life

Bentley has been in foster care since 23 June 2021, for 6 months

Ollie

Ollie

Domestic short hair - male - 10 months and 3 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 4 months

Hamish

Hamish

DSH - male - 4 months and 1 weeks

Hamish came into DCH care on 22nd September 2021, after being handed in to Campbelltown Pound as an orphan.

Hamish was only 10 days old and so he was bottle-fed and received lots of tlc, being a single kitten all by himself. As a result, Hamish is very people orientated, and thinks everything is all about him! He is a very affectionate little guy and is always happy to be picked up (carried around!), and cuddled.

Hamish is litter trained and very socialised - running to the front door when anyone knocks. He is not afraid of strangers and he also loves cat-friendly dogs! Hamish is currently eating Royal Canin Kitten food, both wet and dry, with lots of clean water always available.

Hamish is:

  • Microchipped,
  • Wormed/flea-treated,
  • Fully Vaccinated,
  • Desexed
  • So he lives his best and longest life, Hamish must also be an INDOOR ONLY cat.

    Please drop in to Petstock Marsden Park from Friday 21st January, to meet this awesome little guy, and complete the Expression of Interest in-store.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18 years old to adopt an animal, and, for a kitten, also be prepared to look after it for up to 20years! 😻

    Hamish has been in foster care since 22 September 2021, for 3 months

    Lola

    Lola

    Staffy x mastiff - female - 5 years and 4 months

    Lola is a big softie and very lovable. She was found as a stray and taken to the pound however was not claimed. She gets on with other dogs but does not like cats. She can pull on the lead when she is excited so could do with further training. She is toilet trained and loves her food. She requires daily exercise and would only be suitable to a house that has a fully fenced backyard. She is not suitable for a unit or apartment. Lola has a great personality and would he suited to a family with teenage children

    Lola has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 3 months

    Ellie

    Ellie

    Staffy x - female - 5 years and 4 months

    Ellie was rescued from the pound when she was heavily pregnant. All of her puppies found fantastic new homes and now Ellie is looking for her new home as well. Due to her previous situation, she is scared of new people and new environments but once she has settled, she is extremely affectionate and loves to sit on your lap. Ellie is good with other dogs and loves to go for walks in quiet areas. Ellie requires a fully fenced backyard and is not suitable for a unit or apartment

    Ellie has been in foster care since 25 September 2021, for 3 months

    Leelah

    Leelah

    Staffy x - female - 3 years and 8 months

    Leelah came to us as a scared and anxious dog. She lived with a family who had extremely limited means and she had never been outside her home or had little training. Through no fault of his own the owner was not able to give Leelah the home she needed or deserved. She has had at least one litter.

    During the time she has been in foster care she has had a number of illnesses needing veterinary care and it has now become clear she is pregnant.

    Leelah has been in foster care since 04 October 2021, for 3 months