Thursday, May 31, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Tulip, Female, Terrier Cross


Hi there! I'm Tulip and I'm winking at you in the hopes you will take me home. 

I came to the RSPCA shelter and had to have my eye removed due to trauma. I don't remember much but I may have been hit by a car. I'm very sweet, affectionate and enjoy gentle interaction.

I'm a quiet and gentle girl who would be best to go home to an older mature household with no young kids. When meeting other dogs at the shelter I was a bit defensive with dogs that are too rough. I'd prefer not to go to dog parks for a play with other dogs. It would be best if I was the only dog with an owner that would love a close relationship me.

My new back yard must have a minumum of five feet fencing with no gaps or holes that I can squeeze through. Even though I am a small dog, I will require a short walk daily to keep me happy, healthy and stimulated. My coat is easy to maintain and will need a brush and bath every few weeks. I would love nothing more than to be an inside dog who spends plenty of time with my owner (and best friend!)

I am available at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter:
201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199
(02) 9770 7555 

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Caturday; Rhaps, Male, Burmese

Hey there, my name is Rhaps and I am a cool dude looking for a new home!

I would like to go to a home where I will be part of the family as I love the company of people, love cuddles, and love having a good chat!

My new home should have a whole bunch of toys for me to play with. It would also be nice if I had a comfy bed and a scratching post which will allow me to express my natural behaviours.

In my previous home, I was an indoor only cat. To keep me feeling safe and secure, I would like to be confined indoors in my new home, as the big wide world will most likely scare me!

I have had heaps of exposure to young kids, and love to play with them. However if you have any kids at home, be sure to supervise us together and make sure they know the proper way to interact with me!

I will take care of bathing myself, but please give me a quick brush every few days to remove loose hairs and keep me looking mighty handsome.
Come down to the Tuggerah Care Centre to meet me and hopefully you will want to take me home.
RSPCA Care Centre Shop
T35 Tuggerah Supa Centa
Cnr Wyong Road & Bryant Drive
Tuggerah, NSW 2259
02 4351 3444

Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Blackie, Male, Labrador Cross/Sharpei

Hello I'm Blackie and I'm a friendly, playful boy.

I came to the shelter because my previous owner was moving and sadly couldn't keep me. I'd love to go to a family that has lots of time to spend with me, including taking me for daily walks and playing with me in the back yard or local park regularly.

I've learnt to walk beside you and sit on command but I may need a little bit of work still. It won't hurt to continue my training and encourage good behaviour. I'm friendly with most dogs at the shelter, but I can get a bit over excited sometimes. Young children need to be a bit careful around me because I might accidently knock them in my excitement to say hello. You can keep teaching me not to jump on people with positive reinforcement (treats, yes please)!

I would kind of prefer being the only dog in the household but if you have another dog it would be nice to have the company - I would like to meet them before going home with you in case we don't click. I do like to chase small animals so will not be suited to go to a home with cats or pocket pets (like guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets etc). It would be nice to get a brush every few weeks and a bath when dirty. Please also ensure you have secure, 5ft fencing with no holes or gaps for me to squeeze through.

You can meet and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona:
201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199.
(02) 9770 7555

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


As the State of Origin series kicks off, RSPCA NSW goes up against RSPCA QLD in their State of Adoption challenge. The RSPCA teams will compete over the next few months to rehome the most cats, kittens, dogs and puppies from their state shelters.

Despite the fun competition, both states aim to drive potential pet owners to adopt from the RSPCA rather than buy a pet from a pet shop. Both states will be winners if they manage to rehome more animals during this time.

“The RSPCA aims to find the right homes for all of our animals,” said RSPCA CEO Steve Coleman.

“Although it will be nice to beat Queensland on and off the field, the real prize is making people aware that there are thousands of animals who are in need of new, loving homes.”

RSPCA NSW urges anyone thinking of getting a pet to adopt from one of the many RSPCA shelters in the state over the next few months. The number of animals rehomed in each state will be tallied up after the final State of Origin game on 4th July and the winners will be announced.

Why adopt a pet from the RSPCA?
• All animals available for adoption have been health-checked, behaviour assessed, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed, flea treated and desexed, as appropriate
• All potential new pet owners are assisted by RSPCA staff prior to adoption to help ensure people and pets are well-suited for one another
RSPCA Shelters offer a wide variety of animals to choose from that you can view here:

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Boof, Male, Greyhound

Woof I'm Boof! I have now been with the RSPCA for 254 days so please help me find my fur-ever home...

I'm a very friendly guy who just loves to play with squeaky toys. I  get on really well with other dogs but will need to meet any new doggy friends before being adopted. I will need a family that has NO pocket pets or cats because I love to chase them!

Although I enjoy daily walks and exercise, my favourite pastime is to lounge around in the sun taking it nice and easy. I'm not as active as most people assume greyhounds to be. Due to legislation regarding greyhounds, I will need to wear a cage muzzle when out in public.

I will need a medium to large fully fenced yard and would enjoy daily walks and being included in the daily family activities - like sitting on the couch with you and relaxing! Greyhounds make great family dogs and I am gentle, social and a VERY affectionate boy! If you are looking for a new friend or addition to your family, please choose me.

I am available from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter and I am desexed, health checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped - which is all covered in my adoption costs.

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

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

Friday, May 18, 2012


Fox Terrier dog and 5 puppies in cage on veranda taken on 7 December 2011
A local Batemans Bay woman appeared at Narooma Local Court on Thursday 17 May 2012. She was sentenced on eight charges of committing acts of cruelty upon multiple animals after pleading guilty to these offences at an earlier Court appearance.

An RSPCA Inspector responded to a complaint about the welfare of cats at the woman's premises on 7th December 2011. Four RSPCA Inspectors and a veterinarian returned on 13th December 2011 after obtaining a search warrant to enter the premises in order to assess the condition of animals inside the dwelling. A total of 89 animals were seized including 49 cats and kittens, 7 dogs, 12 puppies, 11 rabbits, 5 roosters and 5 birds. The animals were assessed and treated by several veterinarians. All were reported to have suffered severe neglect and deprivation.

The stench of the dwelling was described as toxic with years of accumulated animal urine, faeces and contaminated rubbish. Many of the animals were living in small filthy cages, some stacked upon others. Their food and water was contaminated with urine, faeces, dirt and fur. Dead animals were embedded in mounds of contaminated rubbish on the floor, in cages and in the outside cattery. There was no evidence of any attempt to clean or maintain a reasonable standard of hygiene in the animal cages, cattery or aviaries. In most cases newspaper was layered over the top of soiled paper to depths of up to 30 centimetres.

The woman was convicted and placed on a three year Section 9 good behavior bond. She has been prohibited from owning animals for ten years with the exception of a dog and a cat (which both must be de-sexed). The bond has conditions permitting RSPCA officers to inspect any premises at which the woman resides or controls to ensure compliance with the prohibition order. She must also obey any reasonable direction given by an RSPCA officer in relation to the care or treatment of the animals remaining in her care.

The woman was ordered to pay $50,000 towards the veterinary/boarding costs of the seized animals and $6,000 towards the RSPCA’s professional costs (total costs $56,000).

Friday Find-A-Friend; Dekota, Male, Border Collie Cross/Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Hi my name is Dekota. I am a very playful, happy young boy looking for my new fur-ever home. I came to the shelter as my previous owners had to move and could not take me with them.

I am an active man who will require an active family to keep up with me. I will need at least one long walk a day and some interactive play time.

I am pretty spesh (if I do say so myself) because I am obedient and already have some doggie manners. I would love for my new family to practice these skills with me and continue to teach me new tricks. I am only a young boy, so it is extremely important that I have ongoing training and socialisation. Give me a chance to impress you - you won't be disappointed!

I am very social with dogs and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to play! My enthusiasm can sometimes get too much for some dogs, so I must meet any potential doggy housemates before going to my new home. I love my toys and will need to be provided with a variety of boredom buster toys, kongs and treat balls to ensure I do not try to create my own fun.

Please ensure your yard is fully secure with minimum 5ft fencing with no holes or gaps I could squeeze through. I have shown that I will chase pocket pets (like rabbits, guniea pigs etc), so unfortunately I cannot go to a home with any of these animals. I will need to go home with a family that have no young kids as I tend to get carried away with my play and would not want to accidently hurt anyone.

I am currently in foster care so if you would like to know more about me or want to organise to meet me, please call the RSPCA Sydney Shelter Supervisor's Officer on 02 9770 7524.


RSPCA Sydney Shelter staff (from left): Jeremy Vane-Tempest, Donna Hough, Sarah Stimson, Lauren Mills and Carmen Stephens with 7 of the 13 abandoned rabbits.
The RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona has taken in 13 rabbits that were found dumped on Monday in front of Pet Care 2000. The domestic rabbits need to find new homes quickly due to the lack of space at the Shelter.

“Many rabbits end up being dumped due to un-desexed rabbits breeding fast and people not being able to care for them,” said RSPCA NSW Sydney Shelter Manager Donna Hough. “It’s extremely important to desex pets to avoid the issue of unwanted animals.”

RSPCA Veterinarians have desexed the abandoned rabbits and all will be available for adoption this weekend. There are juvenile and adult Angoras, English Spots and Lop Eared breeds. A premise inspection will have to be conducted by the RSPCA before any of the rabbits can go to new homes.

“A rabbit requires a good sized hutch that has a closed-in section to provide shelter from weather and predators,” said Ms Hough. “People also need to ensure their pets are vaccinated each year against the deadly Calicivirus.”

The Shelter only has capacity to house four rabbits and they currently have a total of 12 that are available for adoption. RSPCA regional shelters have taken the other rabbits in an effort to help rehome them.

The rabbits are $40 to adopt, are desexed, vaccinated, wormed and health tested. The RSPCA Sydney Shelter is open six days, closed Wednesdays, for adoptions. For more information please visit: or call 9770 7555.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Sambo got some wheels after his major spinal operation in April 2010.

Sambo has now regained 60% of movement in his hind legs and does 90% of what he used to do before his injury. He has a good quality of life despite his disabilities and enjoys being a normal energetic and happy dog – playing, swimming and running around with his cart.

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is this weekend on Sunday 20th May at Sydney Olympic Park. Western Sydney resident Debra Moodie and her Kelpie crossbreed Sambo (who suffered paralysis in his hind legs), worked hard to be the top fundraisers for NSW so far in 2012. Their passion for animal welfare has inspired others to help thousands of animals in need.

Sambo completed his first Million Paws Walk last year, just 12 months after vets said he would never walk again due to a spinal cord injury. Mrs Moodie and Sambo were top NSW fundraisers in 2011 and also won a Hyandai car as one of the fundraising prizes. Instead of keeping the car, Mrs Moodie sold it and donated $5000 from the proceeds to the RSPCA and $10,000 to her local animal shelter, where she fosters elderly and sick dogs.

“Many people don’t realise the costs of caring for animals and all the hard work that goes into animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA - every dollar counts,” said Mrs Moodie. “It’s inspiring to be able to turn a negative situation into a positive. Sambo has inspired me and I hope he inspires others too.”

In addition to running her own business, Mrs Moodie reached out to her community, local businesses, friends, family, colleagues, suppliers and customers to raise vital funds for the RSPCA. On top of online fundraising, her tactics include selling chocolates, organising raffles, coordinating collection tins and dropping letters in her local area.

“The key to fundraising is to remain committed to hitting your target and follow up with people. Aim for smaller amounts and do many different things in your community,” said Mrs Moodie. “I really appreciate all the support, kind words and donations people are giving us and I’m sure we will reach our target of $10,000 thanks to everyone’s generosity.”

It’s not too late to register for this weekend’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk. People can continue fundraising for 6 weeks after the event, at which time the top fundraisers for 2012 and raffle winners will be announced.

For more information and to register, visit:

To donate to Sambo’s Million Paws Walk fundraising page go to:


RSPCA Care Centre Assistant Jane Baldwin takes Border Collie cross Jess for a run in the park.  

The RSPCA Care Centre at Rouse Hill invites everyone to join their first ever Doggy Boot Camp on Sunday, 27th May. The RSPCA Doggy Boot Camp highlights the importance of keeping dogs fit and healthy through regular exercise and a good diet in order to live a long and happy life.

RSPCA Care Centre Retail Assistant Chloe Moran said that many dogs in Australia are overweight or obese, which can lead to heart disease, diabetes or other serious illnesses.

“During winter people tend to be less motivated to exercise and walk their dogs, which can lead to weight gain,” said Mrs Moran. “We want to help encourage people to exercise with their dogs more and have fun at the same time.”

Representatives from Hills Science Diet will be there to offer nutritional advice and information about their PetFit program, which is designed to help dogs lose weight and stay in shape.

The RSPCA Education Team will also be available to talk about responsible pet care and dog safety.

Everyone attending the day will receive a show bag and there are prizes to be won for various races and top performers for each session.

‘Come along to the Doggy Boot Camp! It will motivate everyone to keep the weight off this winter!’

For a fun-filled day, head to the RSPCA Care Centre on Civic Way in the Rouse Hill Town Centre on Sunday 27th May. The first session will be from 11am until 11:30 and the second session from 1:30pm until 2pm.

For more information, call the RSPCA Care Centre on: 02 8883 0622 or email

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

RSPCA Helps Vaccinate Against Parvovirus in Western Sydney

The RSPCA NSW Education Team is offering free vaccinations to dogs of eligible residents in parts of Western Sydney this month. This initiative aims to offer information and vaccinations to pet owners who may not otherwise be able to afford these services.

The vaccinations are designed to help reduce the incidence and spread of parvovirus, as well as distemper virus, canine hepatitis and canine parainfluenza virus. Parvovirus is an easily transmissible virus that can kill dogs within 24 hours and can survive in the environment for 12 months or more.

“Our goal is to educate the community about the importance of regular vaccinations and to hopefully reduce the incidence of preventable viruses, particularly parvovirus, in the Western Sydney area,” said RSPCA NSW Community Education Manager Claire Kendall.

The program is available to residents in designated areas who have Pension, Centrelink or Health Care cards. This has all been made possible with the donation of a large amount of vaccines, veterinary supplies and the support of local veterinary clinics and community centres.

“The RSPCA sees firsthand the horrific and often tragic consequences of parvovirus in dogs and we are so pleased that the generosity of Virbac, Provet, local veterinary clinics and community centres in both the Cranebrook and Mt Druitt areas have enabled us to do something to help dogs and their families,” says Ms Kendall.

The information session and registration day for the Cranebrook area resulted in signing up 90 dogs for the vaccination day on Wednesday 16th May. There are more expected to sign up and attend on the day.

On Tuesday 22nd May, dog owners living in the 2770 postcode area are invited to attend the information session and registration day at the Bidwill Uniting Church Community Centre. Eligible residents can then sign up for the free vaccination day on Tuesday, 29th May.

This initiative wouldn’t be possible without the support of the following organisations:
Virbac Animal Health
Coreen Avenue Veterinary Clinic
Penrith Veterinary Hospital
• Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services
NSW Government – Family and Community Services
Penrith City Council
• Emerton Veterinary Clinic
• Mt Druitt Veterinary Clinic
UNOH Sydney

For more information on how to keep your dog fit and healthy click here.


RSPCA NSW Volunteer Denise Tierney (middle) is back for the fifth year to show her support at the Million Paws Walk.  This year, she’ll be joined by colleagues Lauren Hay (left) and Seyon O’Brien (right) along with nearly 200 other volunteers at the Sydney walk location.
To celebrate National Volunteer Week, the RSPCA would like to thank all their dedicated volunteers who help provide more care, shelter and support to animals in need. On Sunday 20th May, thousands of volunteers across the nation will show their support at the 2012 RSPCA Million Paws Walk. RSPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year wouldn’t be possible without the help of volunteers.

RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said volunteers are an integral part of the RSPCA. “As a charity organisation, we simply wouldn’t be able to operate without our extensive volunteer network. Their passion and commitment to animal welfare is priceless.”

This year, the RSPCA Million Paws Walk will be held at more than 80 locations across Australia, with 21 locations throughout NSW.

“Most of our regional events are managed by RSPCA Branch Volunteers,” said Mr Coleman. “So we encourage people to get involved and show support to their local RSPCA Branch or Shelter.”

For more information about this year’s RSPCA Million Paws Walk, visit, email or call (02) 9782 4461.

Did you know:
• Nearly 1,000 people currently volunteer for RSPCA NSW.
• There are currently more than 6 million Australians who volunteer – that’s more than 34% of Australia’s adult population.*
• Together they contribute more than 700 million hours to community services annually.*
* Source:

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Abby, Female, Kelpie Cross/Rottweiler

Let me tell you a little story about me - Abby!

I came to the Dubbo RSPCA because my previous owner was unable to care for me anymore. I was transferred to the Sydney Shelter to try and find my fur-ever home. I've been staying with a Foster Carer to have a break from the shelter environment and I'm really enjoying myself.

I am a good-natured girl who already knows how to sit, shake on command and I walk well on lead. My current carer has a large dog and we are best friends. I would like to go to a new home with another medium/large sized dog that is confident so I can have company and they will help me feel more confident. I also get along well with small dogs and cats.

I would prefer to be an inside and outside dog - I'm toilet trained so you don't have to worry, I'll let you know when it's time to go.

I'm a little shy around new people but once I know you I will warm to you quickly. I can't wait to meet my new owners who will be mature, loving and understanding. I would also love regular daily walks with my buddy and lots of playtime in the yard.

If you would like to know more about me or organise to meet me, please contact the RSPCA Sydney Shelter Supervisors Office on (02) 9770-7524.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Caturday; Nala, Domestic Short Hair, Female

Meow I'm Nala! I'm a very affectionate and playful girl looking for a loving new home.

I really love the company of people, especially when they’re giving me cuddles and attention. I am only a kitten and have a very playful side so would love to have a home with plenty of toys so I can chase after and play with.

A scratching post will be great for me to climb on and express natural behaviours as well as deter me from doing it on the furniture. I will be happiest in a home where I will receive plenty of attention and love from my family!

I tend to be a bit picky with other cats and for this reason would prefer to be an only cat in my new home. I also like all the attention to myself. I would prefer to be an indoor only cat in my new home to keep me safe and secure.

I am available from the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter and I am desexed, health checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped - which is all covered in my adoption costs.

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

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

Friday, May 11, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Duke, Male, Boxer Cross

Woof woof woof! I'm Duke and as you can see I am a bit of a handsome fella (that's what they keep telling me at the Shelter).

I just love people, love other dogs and basically love most things in life. Now its about time I get some of that love in return don't you think?

When I get a bit excited I can be a little boisterous and may knock you over - sorry about that. For this reason I probably should go to a family with children under 6 years of age. (supervision is recommended for all kids anyway).

Oh and I don't really get along with cats, pocket pets (like guinea pigs, rats, rabbits etc) or even livestock - so preferably just a home with people and maybe some other dogs!

Do you want to adopt me now? Well you can come meet me at the RSPCA Hunter Shelter:

6-10 Burlington Place (Cnr Racecourse Rd), Rutherford 2320
Phone: (02) 4939 1555

Opening Hours for Adoptions & Surrenders
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun 9:00 - 4:00
Tuesday & Public Holidays Closed

Kind Regards, Justine J.

It may come as a surprise, but our Inspectorate rarely receive little feedback from the public in regards to their rescue efforts and difficult work. Sad but true!

So it was welcome surprise when a letter arrived at our offices for our Chief Inspector David O'Shannessy from a one Justine Jarvinen. Justine was in quite a predicament a few weeks ago when a couple of Burmese kittens in her charge got a slight case of 'wanderlust' and high-tailed it into less than accommodating quarters. Luck would so have it that RSPCA NSW Inspector Kevin Eyles was on the case and quickly dispatched to Justine's residence to remedy.

What followed was documented by Justine in a letter we received a week later. The letter read...

'Dear Chief Inspector,

One of your Inspectors was kind enough to help us out this week. I have since made a donation to the NSW branch of the RSPCA. I was unable to attach the job number to the donation, so I thought I'd write you a quick note to say how grateful we are. Here is a short outline of how it turned out; I thought you might be amused to read it.

Fluffy timid Burmese kittens arrived yesterday.
Were safely enclosed in the liv8ing are overnight.
Missing in action this morning.
Completely missing. Gone without a trace.
Turned the kitchen, dining room an living area upside down.
Stood on cabinetry, shone torch under couches, felt along every crack.
No kittens.
Two sad and bewildered children.
One sad and bewildered globetrotting husband.
One am-I-going-mad-is-this-some-kind-of-joke-don’t-be-silly-they-must-be-here-somewhere-woman.
Tempting bowl of tuna strategically placed in the room empty of children.
One kitten ventured out to eat and was captured.
Then released later to find the other kitten.
Observer climbing into a tiny, tiny hole under the dishwasher.

Hiding place revealed.
Two lost kittens.
One kitten hadn’t been seen or heard for 17 hours.
Scared, cosy, sleeping?
Or stuck? Squashed? Rat baited?
RSPCA came.
RSPCA dismantled kitchen cabinetry.
RSPCA captured kittens with long kitten catcher.
RSPCA reassembled cabinetry.
RSPCA payment required; one cup of tea.
Two found kittens.
Now safely enclosed in the bathroom overnight.
At least, I think they’re still in there...

Kind regards,
Justine J'

Thank you Justine for your kind words and support! We hope your 'daring' fur babies are doing well ;)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Chase, Male, Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross / Kelpie

Click here to see more photos of Chase in action.

Woof, my name is Chase as I love to chase and retrieve balls, sticks, frisbee and anything you want to throw, I'll bring it back.

I was a bit tubby but I have been in boot camp and I'm looking trim now. I enjoyed the fitness regime of walking, runs and swimming plus a diet (well maybe not enjoyed the diet).

I am a friendly and loveable lad and I don't leave your side when I am off lead. I am good with other dogs and have lots more energy now to play. You can take bones and other things from me without a problem. I am better suited to children 10+ years. I'm looking for a family who can give me lots of TLC, some exercise to keep me trim and in return I will be your loyal and loving companion for life.

I am available from the RSPCA Volunteer Branch in Albury. For more information call 0447-FOSTER (0447-367-837) or

Opening times:
Thursdays 10am-2pm
Saturdays 10am-2pm
Closed on Public Holiday

Monday, May 7, 2012

Animal Welfare Groups Commend Blacktown Council on Compulsory Desexing

In a landmark decision last week, Blacktown Council has approved a policy to adopt immediate compulsory desexing of all cats and dogs sold from its pound facility. With more than 3,000 cats and dogs euthanised at Blacktown Animal Holding Facility each year, desexing will be a key strategy in reducing the number of unwanted animals entering the pound.

RSPCA NSW and Animal Welfare League NSW made cooperative submissions offering to assist Blacktown Council for consideration at last week’s meeting. A number of Councillors indicated these submissions, combined with the support of local veterinary clinics, were significant contributors to Council’s decision.

CEO of Animal Welfare League NSW Tim Vasudeva said, “This is an important step for the welfare of companion animals in Blacktown and surrounding regions. It is a testament to the dedicated work of so many members of the community, local veterinarians and members of Council who have been advocating for desexing for many years. I congratulate every Blacktown Councillor for their support of this initiative and was very pleased to observe the motion carried unanimously at this week’s Council meeting.

“We are very pleased to be working cooperatively with both RSPCA NSW and local veterinarians to provide desexing capacity and veterinary support to Council’s Animal Holding Facility to enable this important policy to be implemented effectively and efficiently.”

RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman applauded Blacktown Council for demonstrating this level of leadership. “We cannot praise Blacktown Council enough for taking this brave step,” said Mr Coleman. “Desexing just makes sense. The issue of animal overpopulation is everyone’s problem – not just Council’s, RSPCA’s or the Animal Welfare League’s. It’s everyone’s responsibility to tackle this, and desexing is critical if we expect to impact the number of unwanted companion animals.

“We commend Blacktown Council for setting an example for other councils struggling to deal with this statewide issue,” said Mr Coleman.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Find-A-Friend; Ipsy, Female, Greyhound

Hi! I'm Ipsy!

I'm a very happy and active girl who would love an owner that will take me on regular walks and let me relax inside the house when they are home.

Being a greyhound, I might be inclined to chase cats and pocket pets so I would prefer to go to a home without any of these animals. I gets on very well with all the dogs at the shelter, big or small, and love to play - yay!

I also enjoy playing with toys especially soft ones - I'm such a puppy at heart! Greyhounds make fantastic pets as they are gentle natured and loyal companions. I'm a very beautiful girl who will make a loving companion to someone looking for a loving dog to include as part of the family.

I am available from the John Morony Correctional Complex and I am desexed, health checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped - which is all covered in my adoption costs.

John Morony Correctional Complex, The Northern Road, Berkshire Park
Phone appointment only, there is no direct public access. Please phone (02) 4582 2686

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Sugar, Female, Domestic Medium Hair Cross

Hi, my name is Sugar and I really am as sweet as I sound! I'm an affectionate, smoochy girl who is looking for my fur-ever home.

I love, love, love cuddles, but also enjoy having some quiet time by myself to reflect on all the adventures I have had each day. As a result, I would be best suited to a mature household with no small children.

I am social with other cats here at the shelter. However, I should be introduced slowly to any other cats in my new home and given plenty of space to adjust.

I would prefer to be an indoor cat, as it will keep me safe and secure. Please brush me at least once a week to keep my coat tangle free and looking healthy.

I am available from the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter and I am desexed, health checked, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped - which is all covered in my adoption costs.

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

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