Friday, December 28, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Snowie, West Highland Terrier X



Hi! My name is Franklin, and this is my friend Snowie. He's a West Highland Terrier X with a smile that puts Ryan Gosling to shame ;)

It would make my 2012 if Snowie could find a home to call his own. See, he's been at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter for a few weeks now and I'm worried that he may have been overlooked by some of my other friends.

Snowie moves like the wind blows! And if you in any way resemble a tennis ball - my heart goes out to you. This little man could go out for the Jamaican Olympic running team and still be home in time to smoke me a kipper for breakfast. What a guy!

If you want a guy that will put a little love in your heart, then you can find and adopt Snowie from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
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At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Caturday; Winnie, Female, Domestic Short Hair Crossbreed

 

Hi there! My name is Winnie and... oh my gosh TOY TOY TOY! Sorry got distracted by an amazing toy!

I really love my toys. Every morning I wake up and search around my bed for my favorite toy to play with. I guess you could say I'm a pretty active girl, as I am always playing with toys and exploring my digs to find new places to hang out.

I also love all my human friends. Anytime someone visits me at the shelter, I jump up looking for a pat and cuddle. I always return the favor with lots of purrs and smoochy head bumps. The only thing I ask in return is a weekly brush to keep my coat looking healthy.

If you need a little lady to chase pieces of string, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Friday, December 21, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Pippa, Female, Australia Kelpie



Hi! My name is Franklin, and this is my friend Pippa the Australian Kelpie.

I really want Pippa to find her fur-ever home. She was at the Dubbo RSPCA Shelter for a bit, and has now come down to Sydney Shelter to try and find a family.

She is a super active dog! She can definitely run circles around me, and she absolutely loves to play with toys. I bet a family that loves all of that mucking around and going on long daily walks would absolutely love her being a part of their lives. She loves running around with other dogs too, but all that running around can scare pocket pets, so I don't think her new home should have any of those.

If you want a girl that will love you with all her heart, then you can find and adopt Pippa from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Caturday: Jazz, Female, Domestic Short Hair





Meow! My name is Jazz and I am looking for love in the crowd.

I've been at the RSPCA Sydney Shelter for a while, and really really want to find my fur-ever home. Everyone I've meet at the shelter absolutely loves me and my sweet nature, but nobody has taken me home yet. I'm a pretty quiet girl, but I absolutely love people, which I show with lots of purrs.

I don't like being picked up, but I do love to rub up against your leg to show you how much I love you. I have a short coat but need a brush, which I love heaps and heaps.

If you want a sweet natured lady in your life, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View my Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Friday, December 14, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Ralph, Male, Labrador Retriever



Hiya! My name is Franklin and this is my friend, Ralph the Labrador.

You couldn't ask for a better friend really! He is so super nice and friendly, and always greets you with a smile and a waggly tail. Whenever another dog or a staff member walks past him, he instantly jumps up and says hi.

Although Ralph and I were friends at the shelter, he will need to meet any future doggy friends that you may have already adopted. He also needs a backyard that is secure with a fence, as I think he can follow his nose sometimes and not realise he may have left his yard and family.

If you want a big goofy grin greeting you every morning, then you can find and adopt Ralph from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

RSPCA cats call out for a cosy Christmas


RSPCA NSW today launched a special adoption drive to help rehome adult cats in its care before Christmas. After the overwhelming success of its last cat adoption drive back in February, where over 500 cats were rehomed, RSPCA NSW is halving the adoption fee of all adult cats 12 months and over for two weekends only, from the 14 - 16 December and 21 - 23 December 2012 in all its Shelters and Care Centres and participating Petbarn locations.

With cat breeding season well and truly here, the RSPCA is already seeing an influx cats and kittens being brought into its care.  Most people aren’t aware that cats have 4 to 5 kittens per litter and sometimes up to 9! They may have litters up to 3 times a year and can begin reproducing from 4 months of age. The RSPCA received more than a quarter of a million unwanted or abandoned cats and kittens over the past five years and the problem is literally multiplying.

This adoption drive by RSPCA NSW hopes to find a forever homes for as many mature moggies in our care as possible.

Adult cats are a good choice for homes that aren't ready to go through the training that a kitten requires. They are a little more laid back and more prone to favouring a lap or blanket, rather than running around the house looking for trouble. RSPCA’s Sydney Shelter in Yagoona has reached capacity with these mature moggies as have many of our regional shelters and so we urge people considering pet adoption to visit the RSPCA to find their new feline friend.

Those who adopt from the RSPCA will be adopting a healthy new family member with all cats being vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flead, and most importantly, take home a desexed cat that won't be contributing to the exploding population of cats in our community.

The RSPCA reminds people that pets are a long-term commitment and should be a considered decision, not an impulse buy. For those ready to take on the responsibility of a pet, please make the RSPCA your first stop. To learn more about RSPCA animals available for adoption, visit http://www.adoptapet.com.au.

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Bega Local Court

 All photographs taken on day of inspection - 24 May 2012

On Tuesday 11 December, a local Bemboka woman appeared in Bega Local Court and pleaded guilty to failing to exercise reasonable care to prevent the commission of an act of cruelty to a horse located on a property in Bemboka.

A RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to the above property on 24 May 2012 after receiving a complaint about the horse. The mare was recumbent and unable to stand. An odour could be detected from approximately five meters away and upon closer inspection she had a blackened, weeping wound near the abdomen forward of the hind legs. The mare was also severely emaciated with bones from her pelvis, backbone, ribs, skull, neck, legs and chest protruding clearly against her skin.

The Inspector arranged for a veterinarian to attend at which time the owner also arrived and told the Inspector that she had been away and when asked, said no-one had been looking after the horse while she was absent.

Due to the nature of her injuries, the mare had to be euthanased.

A post mortem revealed maggots infesting the entire abdominal wound and pathology tests identified that the mare was also suffering from an untreated cancer with a extensive necrosis and bacterial infection. The mare’s poor body condition was likely to have been the result of at least two weeks without care.

The woman pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment, was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $820 in veterinary costs. She was also ordered to report to the nearest police station for fingerprinting. 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Goulburn Local Court

 All photographs taken on day of examination – 1 September 2010

On Tuesday 11 December, a local Gundary man appeared in court and was convicted of aggravated animal cruelty in relation to a chestnut mare located on a property in Gundary.

A RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to the above property on 1 September, 2010 and inspected a mare located on the property. The mare was in emaciated body condition, her entire skeletal frame was evident. She was also heavily infected with lice and staggered dangerously when walking.

The mare was too weak to transport so she was put into a stable complex at the property for onsite veterinary care and food.

On 3 September the horse collapsed and was unable to get up. Pain relief was administered to the mare and her condition was closely monitored. Later in the day with no signs of improvement the veterinarian in attendance euthanased the mare.

A full post mortem was conducted and revealed that the mare had heavy internal parasites burden, worn teeth and chronically ulcerated tongue. Her condition was the result of long term malnutrition and parasite burden.

The local Gundary man appeared in Goulburn Local court and entered a plea of not guilty. Following hearing of the matter the man was found guilty of all charges. For the aggravated cruely charge he was placed on a 2 year good behaviour bond and ordered to pay $117,609.28 for veterinary and professional costs. The remaining charges were dealt with by way of section 10A of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 and no further penalty was imposed.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Franklins Friends: Elle, Female, Greyhound



Hi there! My name is Franklin and this is my friend Elle.

Elle is social and friendly just like me and absolutely adores the company of other 'hoomans'. Is that you? Or somebody you may know?

If you want to be that family and give my friend Elle a fresh start, then you can find and adopt her from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Biskit, Female, Domestic Medium Hair



My name is Franklin, and the RSPCA has helped me so much, that I want to help them find homes for all my fluffy friends in their care.

This is my friend Biskit, and she has been looking for a new home for a really long time. Her foster family in Albury love her and her smoochy kisses, but know there is a permanent family out there for her. She is living with a dog and two other cats and gets along with them really well

She is probably one of my prettiest feline friends with all that hair, although I bet it takes a lot of brushing to keep her looking fabulous. She has told me that for every brush she gets, she will give you one free head nudge and warm your lap.

If this down right amazing friend of mine sounds like a perfect match, then you can find and adopt her from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View her Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Friday, December 7, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Rocky, Male, Mastiff Cross Boxer




Hi there! My name is Franklin and this is my friend Rocky.

I know he looks bigger than me, but he is still just a pup, and an energetic one at that! He got transferred to the Sydney Shelter from Dubbo, and oh my gosh I have never seen a pup run so much. When he is out in the big play area, he looks so happy galloping around and playing. Because he is so big and full of beans, I don't think he can go home with little kids, but check with the shelter staff.

As he is still so young, he is still learning manners and how to behave. It took me forever to learn how to sit, but he was pretty quick... although that may be because he was getting treats! He's a super happy shelter mate and we love having a good bark or two together, but I think it's time he found his fur-ever family.

If you want to be that family and give my friend Rocky a fresh start, then you can find and adopt him from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View his Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ANIMAL CRUELTY - Windsor Local Court


All photographs taken on day of seizure – 19 August 2012

On Wednesday 28 November, a local Windsor woman failed to appear in Windsor Local Court to face charges of failing to provide proper and sufficient food to a horse located in a vacant paddock on Windsor Road.

A RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to the property on Saturday 18 August at which time a pinto colt, a palomino mare and a dark brown foal were sighted. The mare and foal were in poor body condition, with the foal unsteady on its legs and a wound on its right hindquarter. A vet arrived, however the foal could not be safely caught and a time was made for the next day to try again.

On Sunday 19 August the RSPCA attended the paddock again, with additional resources. The mare and foal were caught and seized for their condition and the foal’s injury. Further investigations showed that the foal was not owned by the accused.

This matter was scheduled to be heard on 14 November however the accused failed to show and it was adjurned to 28 November. After failing to appear a second time the woman was convicted exparte and all costs ($83 court costs and $3301.76 vet/boarding costs) were awarded to the RSPCA.

A warrant for the woman's arrest has been issued and once carried out, any penalties and the custody of the horse will be determined at that time.



Santa Paws is coming to town!

Getting ready for Santa Paws!

You better not bark, you better not meow, you better not scratch, I’m telling you why. Santa Claus is coming to town! Well ‘Santa Paws’ actually!

To celebrate the festive season, several of our shelters and branches will be offering professional Santa photos of owners with their pets.

Our pets are just as important to us during the festive period as the other members of our family so a family portrait with Santa provides the perfect way for them to be included in the season. These portraits are great for Christmas cards or as a seasonal picture update to your favourite social networking site.

Regardless of what kind of pet people bring on the day, all animals must be contained: dogs must be on leads; cats, pocket pets (rabbits and guinea pigs) and reptiles must be in carriers.

All money raised will go to RSPCA NSW.

Santa Paws portrait day details are as follows:

RSPCA Care Centre at Rouse Hill
Sat 8 Dec & Sun 9 Dec
10.00am to 3.00pm
Rouse Hill Town Centre
Windsor Rd, Rouse Hill

Call and book: 02 8883 0622
RSPCA Dubbo Shelter
Sat 8 Dec & Sun 9 Dec
10.00am to 3.00pm
Boothenba Rd Cnr Yarrandale Rd, Dubbo

Call and book: 02 8883 0622
RSPCA Illawarra Region Shelter (Unanderra)
Sun 9 Dec & Sat 15 Dec
9.00am to 3.00pm
54 Industrial Road, Unanderra

Call and book: 02 4271 3410
RSPCA Volunteer Branch – Cooma
Sun 16 Dec
9.00am onwards
Local Rotary Markets, Centennial Park, Cooma

No bookings necessary

If you don’t have a pet to be photographed with, another option is to sponsor one of RSPCA’s many Shelter animals over the busy Christmas season by making a donation to RSPCA NSW’s annual Christmas campaign. 

You can also make a donation on someone else’s behalf at http://www.rspcastory.com/

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Franklin's Friends; Opal, Female, Domestic Short Hair Cross

 

Good morning friends. Since getting rescued from the tip and brought into the RSPCA, I've met quite a few cats. I have to say, Opal is one stand out cat, she was just so happy and loving, I just can't believe she hasn't found her fur-ever home yet.

Opal is probably one of the more smoochy cats, rubbing up against you, meowing affectionately in the morning. Although, I think it's because she loves food, possibly more than me! I saw her getting very smoochy with the shelter staff when they brought her food out. When she wasn't giving cuddles at food time, she always managed to find a spot in the sun for her morning, afternoon and evening nap. Boy! She does love her cat naps!

I hope Opal finds her fur-ever home soon, she is just too smoochy for the shelter. If you want a smoochy cat, then you can find and adopt her from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199, (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

View her Adopt-A-Pet page here
________________________________________________________________________

At the RSPCA we know every animal has a story. Our job is to create a better story, a better life.

Your gift of whatever you can afford will give animals like Franklin a happier, safer Christmas.

And it’s during Christmas that marks one of the toughest times for our animals and staff alike at the shelters. Not only must we manage an influx of animals but also conditions are extraordinarily challenging. Hot days and humidity mean our animals need more attention. So all the creature comforts we can get make a world of difference to animals in our care.

Donate now