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Animals in our care

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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 9 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

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 4 weeks



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



Jack Russell Terrier - female - 1 year and 4 months

Special Needs Puppy with Paralysed Hindlimbs

The lovely, gorgeous baby Leah - she is the image of the perfect Jack Russell. She has stunning markings, is full of personality and loves a rough and tumble. A lovely lady we met on a walk stated it perfectly - 'dogs don't worry about what they don't have, but just love what they do'. Leah does not feel sorry for herself, and is the epitome of a happy puppy!

Leah is approximately 1 year and 4 months old, and at around 1 year old was hit by a car, which has resulted in her losing most function of her back legs. She is able to feel her paws, and sometimes when she isn't off and going as fast as she can, she can prop herself up on all four limbs and take a few steps - her left back leg is the strongest. Since being in care we have made sure to continue physiotherapy on Leah's legs, and have noticed that she is already more willing to use them. However, it is very very unlikely that Leah will ever have full function, or much improvement at all, in the back legs and as such, will need a new family who is willing to help her with this. She has a wheelchair, which she actually finds slows her down a bit, however she is getting used to it. Obviously Leah isn't able to be in the wheelchair all day anyway, and as such it is important that her new family are able to care for sores she can develop on her legs - we use bandages at the moment but something like a baby onesie would be great.

Another consideration with Leah is that she is incontinent - we, her carers, are able to show her new family how to help her urinate, however there is no method to help her defecate and so she is prone to going and she doesn't realise she is doing it. Again, nappies may be good if she was able to get used to them - and tiles are also helpful to clean up easily!!

Leah still loves adventures - we carry her on some walks and then let her down to run in her wheelchair or pull herself along if the ground is soft - a pet carrier that can be used as a back or chest pack would be ideal for her. She is very good with other dogs, and whilst timid to start with, really just wants to play. Leah also LOVES to sunbath, and will happily sit outside with you all day. She isn't a huge fan of car rides, so needs comforting during these trips, but calms again as soon as the car slows and she hops out - she always loves the destination! Whilst Leah has her disability, she is still very much a puppy - she chews up all her toys and LOVES it, she bites still when she plays, and has mad crazy times throughout the day before wanting to be rocked to sleep! As such, Leah will be suited to a family likely without young children, as her nibbling and playing is quite rough at the moment with her being so young! But also needs a family who appreciates that her disability does not stop her wanting to do everything.

Leah is up to date on vaccinations, flea and worm treatment and is desexed and microchipped. Please contact Gemma, her carer, on 0435939858 for more information.

Leah has been in foster care since 14 September 2020, for 2 weeks