Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday Find-A-Friend; Medlow, Male, Domestic Medium Hair X



Meet Medlow!

Medlow is a sweet and affectionate boy who is looking for his forever home. He came to this shelter through no fault of his own and has since settled in really well. Being a medium haired cat, Medlow will require some care and grooming in order to keep his coat free from matts.

Medlow is social and gets on OK with other friendly cats but also enjoys some time on his own.

He will also require sunscreen or zinc to be applied to his ears and nose DAILY in order to protect him from harsh UV rays.

Medlow is $160 to adopt which includes: Desexing, Vet Health Examination, First Vaccination, Flea and Worming Treatment, a 30 day pet insurance cover note and A FRIEND FOR LIFE!

Council Lifetime Registration fee of $40, or $15 for pensioners applies at time of sale.

Medlow is available for adoption and meet'n'greet from the Blue Mountains RSPCA Shelter.

121 - 125 Mort Street, Katoomba
Open 6 days a week - closed Wednesdays.
Ph; (02) 4782 2674

Merry Xmas from RSPCA NSW



When not shakin' it like a Polaroid picture, Tommy (http://rspcansw.org/uF9KAR), Sugar(http://rspcansw.org/sMfBpL), Omo (http://rspcansw.org/rW4lgo), Barry (http://rspcansw.org/vVCGJJ) & Conan (http://rspcansw.org/sYE05H) are desperatly looking for their fur-ever homes this Xmas. Can you help?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowys Treasure Hunt! Can you help Tintin find Snowy?




Snowy is hot on the case! With Tintin and Captain Haddock in tow, Snowy has wandered off in search of the 3 Unicorn ship models that will lead them to Red Rackhams treasure. Can you help Tintin find Snowy?

To celebrate the release of The Adventures Of Tintin, at the movies December 26th, together with Paramount Pictures, we’re offering you the chance to win -

3x Major Prizes - Tintin Pet Camera, Tintin Movie Family Pass, Tintin Film Poster and a Tintin Tshirt
7x Runner Up Prizes - Tintin Movie Family Pass, Tintin Film Poster and a Tintin Tshirt

All you need to do is locate the where-a-bouts of 3 Snowys on the RSPCA NSW WEBSITE, copy and paste the web page address/s each Snowy is located on and send them to rspcanswonline@hotmail.com by the 22nd of January. Be sure to include your name, contact address and a contact number.

Tintin and his friends discover directions to a sunken ship commanded by Captain Haddock’s ancestor and go off on a treasure hunt. Starring Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (Quantum of Solace) as the nefarious Red Rackham. The Adventures of Tintin is directed by Steven Spielberg and produced by Peter Jackson.

ONLY AT THE MOVIES DECEMBER 26TH - © 2011 PPC.

RSPCA SPEAKS OUT AFTER ALLEGATIONS AGAINST PRESIDENT DISMISSED


RSPCA NSW is relieved to learn of the outcome of today’s court hearing involving RSPCA NSW President and private veterinarian Dr Peter Wright. The charges against Dr Wright have been dismissed by a Sydney court.

This issue raised media queries during yesterday’s press conference when Premier Barry O’Farrell and Minister Katrina Hodgkinson attended RSPCA’s Sydney Shelter to reaffirm the State Government’s $7.5m pre-election promise to assist the charity in rebuilding Australia’s largest animal welfare facility.

RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman was disappointed that the allegations against Dr Wright overshadowed the more positive result of yesterday’s funding announcement. “We’ve been anticipating this funding announcement for several months now, and we were disheartened that the court matter took precedence over the Premier and Minister’s exciting funding news.

“We’ve seen overwhelming support from the NSW public for this rebuild, and they’ve played a large part in influencing the Government,” said Mr Coleman. “We’re grateful for the ongoing support over the years, and are excited that – with public support and funding – the Shelter rebuild project can finally progress.”

Allegations against Dr Wright were not related to the RSPCA; they pertain to a separate matter involving Dr Wright as a private veterinary practitioner.

“I can advise the informant in Dr Wright’s case is also a person of interest currently before the court in relation to several animal cruelty offences being prosecuted by RSPCA NSW,” said Mr Coleman. “This prosecution predates the allegations that were put against Dr Wright.”

Moronys Most Wanted: Vince, Male, Staffy X



REWARD UPON CAPTURE - Unconditional love (and licks!)

My name is Vince and I’m a 1 year (and 7 months) old staffy. I came to the RSPCA through their Safe Beds For Pets Program because animals can also be victims of domestic violence. The lovely staff took really good care of me here until I was well enough to start looking for a new furever home but I’ve been waiting a while now. I am looking for a new family who has had dogs before and can make me feel part of the family by including me in day to day activities.

I enjoy daily walks and do require 1-2 walks a day to keep me fit and healthy. I love to play with toys so please provide me with plenty of different toys to keep my mind stimulated. I do like other dogs but I like to be the boss and I love people so much that I’d really just be the only pooch in the home. I need a fully fenced yard with no gaps I can squeeze through because I’m pretty inquisitive. A brush once a fortnight and a bath once a month will keep my coat maintained.

Because I have been in the shelter for so long I am at the moment at the RSPCA NSW – CNSW Dog Rehabilitation Program at the John Morony Centre so if you are interested in me you need to make an appointment. If you think I’d fit into your family please take the time to make an appointment by calling (02) 4582 2686. I asked 'Santa Paws' to send me a new family for Christmas and I’ve been VERY good all year – is your home looking for me?

Vince is available from the John Morony Correctional Complex, Berkshire Park. He comes health checked, micro chipped, desexed, vaccinated and up to date on her flea & worming treatments.

Phone appointment only, there is no direct public access.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Moronys Most Wanted: Sasha, Female, Staffy X


REWARD UPON CAPTURE - A lifetime of cuddles and love!

My name is Sasha I’m a 5 year old staffy cross. I have called the shelter my home for the past 11 months. When I came into the shelter I was so skinny and heavily pregnant. My children have all grown up and I am left alone waiting for my forever family to come and bring me into their lives. I can be a little shy at first but once you get to know me I will become a loving and affectionate dog. I would prefer a home where I could be inside and out as I love human companionship. I do like other dogs but if you have another dog in your family I would like to meet any potential doggy house mates before we go home together. I also must go to a home that doesn’t have any cats or pocket pets as I may chase them.

Because I have been in the shelter for so long I am at the moment at the RSPCA NSW – CNSW Dog Rehabilitation Program at the John Morony centre so if you are interested in me you need to make an appointment. If you think I’d fit into your family please take the time to make an appointment by calling 02 4582 2686. Please don’t make me spend another Christmas without a family.

Sasha is available from the John Morony Correctional Complex, Berkshire Park. She comes health checked, micro chipped, desexed, vaccinated and up to date on her flea & worming treatments.

Phone appointment only, there is no direct public access.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Moronys Most Wanted: Boof, Male, Kelpie X




REWARD UPON CAPTURE - Licks and kisses for the rest of your days!

My name is Boof and my previous owner left me behind when they went away. I was lucky that the neighbours were kind enough to give me some food and water and called the RSPCA NSW to try and help me. When the RSPCA NSW Inspector found me I was very skinny I hadn’t left my yard (even though I could I if I had wanted to) and I waited and waited for my owner to return. It appears that my previous owner had been gone for at least 2 weeks. The Inspector brought me back to the Sydney Shelter where they looked after me and slowly I got healthy again.

Even though my last owner didn’t look after me very well, I haven’t lost my affection for being with people and I am ready to find my forever home. I would best be suited as being the only dog in the family and no cats or pocket pets as I would chase them. I am a working class breed so I will need plenty of exercise.

Because Boof has been in the shelter so long, he is currently at the RSPCA NSW – CNSW Dog Rehabilitation Program at the John Morony centre so if you’re interested in making Boof part of your family, you will need to make an appointment to see him by phoning (02) 4582 2686.

Boof is available from the John Morony Correctional Complex, Berkshire Park. He comes health checked, micro chipped, desexed, vaccinated and up to date on his flea & worming treatments.

Phone appointment only, there is no direct public access.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Moronys Most Wanted: Brian, Male, Australian Cattledog X

REWARD UPON CAPTURE - Unconditional love and a friend for life!

Brian came into our Orange Shelter cold and hungry from being left to roam the streets. He waited and waited for his family to come and get him but no family came for him. Brian was then moved to the Sydney Shelter where he sat and waited day after day for his family to adopt him. It has now been 8 months since he came into us and he is still waiting for his new family.

All Brian lives for is a ball to be thrown for him to catch and bring back to you, he would do this all day if you let him. His new family would have to have no cats or pocket pets as he doesn’t get along with them. All he is really asking for is a family who will love him forever.

Because Brian has been in the shelter for so long he is currently staying at the RSPCA NSW – CNSW Dog Rehabilitation Program at the John Morony centre, so you will need to make an appointment to see him on (02) 4582 2686. Please don’t let Brian stay here any longer than he has to!

Brian is available from the John Morony Correctional Complex, Berkshire Park. He comes health checked, micro chipped, desexed, vaccinated and up to date on his flea & worming treatments.

Phone appointment only, there is no direct public access.

DOG DUMPED IN GARBAGE BIN ON NSW FAR NORTH COAST


Puppy as found at Woodenbong Tip 8 Dec 2011
Puppy under vet treatment 9 Dec 2011

The RSPCA is appealing for information to identify the person responsible for injuring a puppy and disposing of her in a garbage bin on the NSW Far North Coast.

The female three-month old puppy was found at the Woodenbong tip at 11.00am on Thursday 8 December 2011. A worker heard whimpering noises and found the injured pup covered in oil amongst waste dumped by a garbage truck. NSW Police and the RSPCA were contacted and the dog was taken to a local veterinarian.

The veterinarian found swelling at the back of the skull consistent with a blow in an attempt to kill the pup. The puppy has neurological damage and it remains uncertain whether she will survive her injuries.

The puppy is believed to have been collected by a garbage truck on Wednesday 7 December 2011 on a route from Mummulgum to Woodenbong along the Bruxner Highway and Bonalbo-Urbenville Road.

The white crossbreed puppy has a distinctive brindle patch over her left eye.

If the person who injured and abandoned the puppy in the garbage bin is located, they could face criminal charges of serious animal cruelty.

Anyone with information which may assist the RSPCA with their investigation is urged to contact RSPCA Inspectors by telephone on (02) 9770 7555 or toll free 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589).

Monday, December 5, 2011

Foster Carers Wanted!



Have you ever thought about helping the RSPCA by fostering animals?

The RSPCA Sydney Shelter is currently looking for dedicated Foster Carers. We have many types of animals that require fostering including kittens & puppies, mother animals with litters, animals that require cage rest after surgery and animals that require socialisation and rehabilitation if they have behavioural issues.

In order to become a foster carer you need to attend an Information/Induction session, have a Premise Inspection and become a member of the RSPCA. No formal training or qualifications are required, generally time, patience and TLC are all our animals require. Becoming a Foster Carer requires ongoing commitment as we are always in need of people like yourself who would like to help.

We often hold induction every 4-6 weeks depending on demand. We go through the 'ins-n-outs' of the program which should give you the opportunity to make a fully informed decision whether to continue with the application process.

If you would like any more information about becoming a foster carer check out our website by clicking here - http://www.rspcansw.org.au/get_involved/become_a_foster_carer.

Or alternatively, by emailing the Foster Care Coordinators at fostercare@rspcansw.org.au.

For people living outside the Sydney area you can contact your local RSPCA Shelter or Branch to see how you can help them.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Friday Find-A-Friend; Conan, Male, Bullmastiff X Boxer


Conan is a very strong boy who needs an owner who has experience with large dogs, and will be able to provide him with the training, and daily exercise Conan needs. Conan really enjoys going for a walk and will need a long walk, at least once per day. He does pull very hard on the lead, and needs further lead training- using a halti would also help. During his stay at the shelter, Conan has met several other dogs, both large and small. He is not overly excited to meet them, but is happy to have a sniff and wag to say 'Hello'. He has also been very tollerant of excitable dogs jumping all over him when they met.

If you do already have another dog and you are thinking of adopting Conan, you will need to bring your dog along to the shelter to meet him so we can see how they interact. Conan will chase small animals so will not be suited to go to a home with cats or pocket pets. Conan also tends to jump up a lot, so children should be supervised around Conan at all times, and the children need to be encouraged to participate in Conans training and general care, so they learn how to interact with him.

To ensure Conan is kept safe and secure he will need a large yard which has fences and gates that are AT LEAST 5ft high, colourbond would be best, and must be in good condition with no gaps or footholes. To help keep Conan looking and feeling his best he will need a brush once or twice a week, along with a bath every 6-8 weeks. As Conan has short coat he would also need a warm coat put on in colder weather, along with a kennel to protect him from the elements. Conan loves human company and would do best in a family who have plenty of time available for him, and will include him in the daily family routine, not leave him alone in a backyard day in, day out, as if he was, he would become bored, then possibly noisy or destructive.

Conan is available from the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter.

RSPCA Sydney (Yagoona) Shelter
201 Rookwood Road
Yagoona, 2199
ph; (02) 9770-7555

Adoptions:
Monday to Tuesday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 9.30am to 3.00pm
Closed on Public Holidays