Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Gus, Male, Mastiff Cross


Haroooooo! Are you my new family? Please say yes! I've been looking for a family since October last year and haven't had much luck.

I'm a really good boy and I'm trying my hardest to learn all the ways to be a great dog. I've been learning how to walk on a lead and to sit (not jump) when my dinner is getting ready. I actually kind of like this learning business, and hope I can learn more with my new family.

I have tons of love and energy to share with my family. I absolutely love going for long walks and runs with people; they always take me to places with the most interesting smells. My dream family would love running and playing just as much as I do.

If you need a jogging buddy, 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
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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 Gus a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Newcastle Local Court


A local Maryland's man appeared in Newcastle Local Court and pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a roadside area in Maryland's on Monday 14 January, 2013 to investigate a complaint regarding some goats. Upon arrival the Inspector observed two goats tethered in a grassed roadside area. The area was open to all weather conditions and was void of any natural or constructed shelter.

Both goats were tethered to iron posts with approximately five metres of tether each. A small supply of water was available in a plastic bucket situated in a rubber car tyre. Both animals were in a reasonable body condition. RSPCA notification stickers were left at the premises and photographs taken.

On Tuesday 15 January the Inspector returned to the roadside area to find both goats had been relocated but were still without any form of shelter. The RSPCA notification stickers had also been removed. On Wednesday 16 January the Inspector returned to the property for a third time and found that the two goats remained at the location as inspected the afternoon prior. This time however one of the goats was tangled around a white timber bollard situated at the entrance to the lane on the Western boundary. The tether was wound around the bollard a number of times reducing the tether to an approximate length of one metre, severely impeding the goat’s ability to move about freely. The goat was also unable to access the water provided.

Both goats were seized for veterinary examination and additional RSPCA notification stickers left at the property. Shortly thereafter a Maryland's man contacted the RSPCA and identified himself as the owner of the animals.

The owner pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide shelter and one charge of tethering animals for an unreasonable length of time, was fined a total of $600 and ordered to pay costs totaling $1,254.50.

The Magistrate granted the return of the goats to the owner.

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Campbelltown Local Court


A local Campbelltown man appeared in Campbelltown Local Court and pleaded guilty to two charges of animal cruelty.  He was sentenced on Tuesday 12 February 2013.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Campbelltown on Wednesday 15 August, 2012 to investigate a complaint regarding a skinny dog on the premises. The Inspector observed an adult male Border Collie in very poor body condition with all pin, hip, spine and rib bones clearly visible. Caked faeces were also evident over the tail and rump area of the dog.

The Inspector was informed that the dog resided at another property so attended that address and spoke with the resident who identified himself as the owner of the dog.

The Inspector offered a surrender option to the man which was accepted. The dog was then removed from the property and taken for immediate medical treatment.

The examining veterinarian concluded that the dog was emaciated with a body score of 5/5 on the Tufts Animal Care and Condition (TACC) scale (where a score of 1 is normal and 5 is emaciated). The dog had diarrhoea and faeces were smeared and crusted around his anus, tail and hind legs. Additionally he had huge bilateral hernias, alopecia and chronic flea allergy dermatitis.

The owner pleaded guilty to one charge of aggravated cruelty and one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment, was fined a total of $1,250, ordered to pay Court costs of $83, placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond and banned from owning animals for two years.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Caturday; Archie, Male, Domestic Short Hair Cross


Hi, my name's Archie and I just can't believe my adoption fee is only half price!

I mean seriously, have you seen these whiskers? My little pink nose? My long white socks? I have lots and lots of love to give, so you're getting a great deal if you bring me home.

I absolutely love playing, and could think of nothing better than a day spent chasing bits of string and little teeny mouse toys. When I've run and run as much as I can, I pretty much collapse onto the closest lap I can find.

If you want all this love at only half the normal adoption price, 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
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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 Archie a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Bandit, MAle, Australian Kelpie Cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier


My name is Bandit, and I'm here to steal your heart.

I love people, I love dogs and I love to play! I'm hoping my new family will be able to provide me with all three. I really want to be able to hang out with my family, as I love getting involved in the daily hub bub. I would also love a daily walk/run with my family, it helps me wind down after a day spent at home.

I think I need to learn a few manners. I've seen the other dogs here at the shelter sit before they are fed and walk so nicely on a lead. I'm trying to get the hang of it, but can get a little excited and tend to forget to be polite. If we keep practising together, I just know I can get it.

If you want your heart stolen away, 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
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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 Bandit a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Bankstown Local Court


On Thursday 7 February, 2013, a local Belmore man appeared in Bankstown Local Court and pleaded guilty to four charges of animal cruelty relating to four Pomeranians, two rabbits, a guinea pig and a budgerigar.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Belmore on 10 January 2012 in relation to complaints about four dogs in the backyard. The dogs were observed in the backyard and provided with food and water. On Wednesday 11 January, 2012 the RSPCA again attended the address and found no one home so the dogs were again provided with food and water. During a third visit on Friday 13 January, where again no sign of occupation of the premises was evident, the dogs were seized. RSPCA Inspectors also sighted a box containing bedding, a bowl of water and kitty litter through a side window.

RSPCA Inspectors entered the property to execute a warrant granted by Bankstown Court and found one cat, two rabbits, one guinea pig, a budgie and a hermit crab. RSPCA Inspectors seized one rabbit who was suffering from discharge to both eyes and nose.  The rabbit was taken for assessment by a veterinarian and the property was secured. After two subsequent visits to the property, the RSPCA was granted another warrant from Bankstown Court and re-entered the property on Friday 20 January, 2012. Inspectors seized one rabbit, one guinea pig, a budgie and a hermit crab from the premises and transferred them for assessment and any care necessary.

The man was interviewed by RSPCA Inspectors with the assistance of a translator and admitted responsibility for all animals at the property. He then agreed to surrender all animals to the RSPCA.

He pleaded guilty to three charges of failure to provide water to the four Pomeranian dogs, rabbits, guinea pig, and budgie and one charge of failure to provide vet treatment to a dwarf rabbit. He was fined a total of $2,800, ordered to pay $4,890 in costs to the RSPCA, $83 in court costs and $240 in professional fees and prohibited from owning animals for two years.
 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Windsor Local Court



On Thursday 7 February, 2013, a local Fairfield woman appeared in Windsor Local Court and was found guilty of two charges of animal cruelty in relation to her male Staffordshire Terrier.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Fairfield on Friday 1 April, 2011 in relation to a complaint about a dog. Upon arrival the Inspector was shown a male brindle Staffordshire Terrier. The dog was in good condition however was constantly spinning due to flea nests on his hindquarters. The dog only had a partial tail, with the end of the tail appearing to be chewed off with the stub covered in dirt.

Instructions were left for the woman to seek veterinary attention for her dog before the weekend however the woman advised the RSPCA that this was not possible and the dog was seized.

Veterinary examination revealed that the dog’s tail condition would have been present for at least 3-5 days and would have caused unnecessary pain and suffering. The heavy flea burden is likely to have been present for more than two weeks.

The woman pleaded not guilty to two charges of failing to provide veterinary treatment. Following the hearing the charges were proven and she was convicted and ordered to pay $6,402.23 in veterinary/boarding costs, $5,079 in professional costs, placed on a two year good behaviour bond and banned from owning animals for two years.

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Max, Male, Mastiff Cross



See that? No? See this? No? Of course you can't! I'm Speed Master Max and can run at the speed of light!

I'm running around the shelter looking for a family to keep up with me. I've got tons and tons of energy and would love to go on lots of adventures with a super energetic family. I know we can't adventure every day (or can we?), so I will settle for a long daily walk, or maybe a visit to an off leash park.

I've got an equal amount of love to give too. I have loved every person I have ever met, and I plan on meeting lots, lots more. After all that running around, I couldn't think of anything better then sleeping at your feet while you watch the people chat on the television.

If you think you can keep up with the Speed Master, 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
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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 Max a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Monday, February 18, 2013

Australia has gone to the dogs! But we love cats just as much


The results are in on our 2013 ‘Cat-itudes’ Survey, with the majority of Australians believing we are a nation of dog people. Interestingly however, almost 40% of people said they liked both dogs and cats equally.

Key survey findings:
  • 66.3% of people surveyed said Australia was a nation of dog people
  • Whilst a third of people identified considered themselves to be cat people, 38% of people surveyed said that they like both cats and dogs equally
  • Aussies who have owned a cat are more likely to adopt one in the future with 45.5% citing previous ownership as a reason for a cat or kitten being on their adoption radar
  • 22.5% of those surveyed said they wouldn’t own a cat because they felt they were a threat to our native wildlife
  • Cats dominate the internet with 80.5% of survey respondents admitting to sharing cute/funny cat pictures with their friends and social networks
Over 750 Australians completed the online survey to give us an idea of Australians’ attitudes towards cats and their perception in our society.

“There is a clear perception that we are nation of dog people, but when you actually ask people about their feelings towards each animal, the truth is that they like both cats and dogs equally,” said Dr Magdoline Awad, Chief Veterinarian, RSPCA NSW. “With the urbanisation of our communities and statistics revealing that more people are living alone and in apartment complexes, we want to educate people that cats are excellent companion animals,” Awad added.

Despite the perception that Australia is a nation of dog people, more people (33.9%) identified themselves as exclusively a cat person whilst 27.7% identified as exclusively a dog person. The majority of people surveyed (38%) said they like both cats and dogs equally demonstrating that there is a clear disconnect between Australians’ perceptions and actual pet preferences.

Aussies who have owned a cat previously are more likely to adopt one in the future whilst 35.6% of those people surveyed said they would adopt another kitten or cat simply because they make great companion animals.

“We’d really like to see that number increase,” said Adam Farrugia, RSPCA NSW Sydney Shelter Manager. “Cats can be great caregivers, they can keep you company when you are sick or home alone and it has been shown that pet owners suffer less from depression and are able to cope with grief and loss better than non-pet owners,”.

The owned cat population in Australia has been in steady decline since 1989 from 3.2 million to 2.6 million in 2000. This represents a drop of almost 20% in the population and is a significant decline.  At around the same time the dog population has grown from 3.6 million in 1994 to 4 million in 2000.

There are many factors combining to influence the declining cat population in Australia.

Society is changing; we are seeing more families with dual incomes, more single person households, an aging society and higher density living. Whilst these factors should work in favour of cat ownership, their numbers continue to decline.

Cats are an ideal pet for today’s lifestyles; cats are compact, they do not need to be walked, are happy to stay at home on their own and can offer a great deal of companionship.

Cats and kittens are also a great source of amusement. Over 80% of people surveyed admitted to sharing cute cat pictures with their friends or their social networks.

Many people who responded to our survey indicated that they would not adopt a kitten/cat from a pound or shelter citing the initial upfront costs as a barrier to purchasing a new pet.

We have listened to your feedback and from 14 February to 18 February we are inviting people to ‘pick their perfect price’ on all cats and kittens at our Shelters, Care Centres, Volunteer Branches and participating Petbarn outlets in NSW. Standard adoption fees will be waived so people can set their own price and get a new family member to treasure for life.

A full copy of the survey and executive summary can be downloaded from our website here.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Caturday; Fred, Male, Domestic Short Hair


Hey there! My name's Fred and I'm looking for my fur-ever family.

I absolutely love people. Here at the shelter when I get to roam around, I just follow the volunteers around to see what they are up to. I love observing the humans; they are so cute when they are cleaning and finding toys for me to play with.

Oh toys are another joy in my life. I loved the little pom pom ones, but I found their weakness and know how to destroy them now. Not saying it's not fun, but I guess I want a toy that's going to last more than one play. When I get my game face on, the world turns into one big game and I can chase and pounce on anything.

If you want a furry friend that's always going to be at your side, 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
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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 Fred a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Louie, Male, Beagle Cross


Smell that? I think... it smells just like... my new family!

My name's Louie and I'm a Beagle Cross. I absolutely love sniffing and exploring new things. My nose has gotten me into some very prickly situations, so I need a family that is able to help direct me when I got lost in my own little smelly world.

I absolutely love people and I'm hoping my new family wants a dog around them all the time. I know we can't be together 100% of the time, but a daily walk and a few toys around the yard will keep me happy during those times. Even better, another furry friend to play with! I get along with most dogs, but we should probably meet first before we live together.

Sniff sniff? Yep, I can smell my new family just around the corner. They just need to come 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
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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 Louie a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Ozzy, Male, Siberian Husky Cross Labrador Retriever


Hey there! My name's Ozzy. Feel like playing a quick game of tug-o-war? Maybe a run around the yard or the block?

I have a ton of energy and absolutely love using it all up throughout the day. There is barely a moment when I sit still, so I am always up for an adventure. If you're an active family that has has experience with big boisterous boys, then we are destined to be together.

I'm not all brawn you know, I do have a brain between these two furry ears. I love when I get to think and use my noggin trying to learn new things. I've been trying to learn manners while here at the shelter and I'm hoping my new family will keep trying to teach me.

If you want a brainy brawny boy in your family, 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
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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 Ozzy a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Caturday; Parsley, Female, Domestic Short Hair Cross


Hey there friends! My name is Parsley, what's yours?

I'm only just a kitten, and although everyone seems to coo and aww over me, I am still looking for my fur-ever home.

I absolutely love to play, and everything can and will be a toy. Got a piece of string? I can chase it! Got a spare sock? Yep I can wrestle with it! Once I've finished playing with everything, not even the jingle of the cat food container could wake me from my slumber. I'm sure there are plenty of adorable pictures on Facebook of me sleeping, but trust me, sleeping with your feet in the air is super comfy!

You should come down to the Sydney shelter and check out me and my friends. There are a bunch of us here and we just want to find our fur-ever homes and families.

You can find me at 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
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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 Parsley a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

Donate now

Friday, February 8, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Monty, Female, Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross Shar Pei


Hurrow! My name's Monty! Do you have time for a quick game of tug-o-war?

I absolutely love playing games with my human friends. I know I'm a big girl, but I can learn to be gentle when playing too; I've already started working on my manners here at the shelter. I want to learn as much as I can, because as much as I love the treat afterwards, it helps keep my brain ticking!

I'm hoping my new family is really active, as I have tons of energy to burn. I really need a long daily walk, or maybe two, so that I can get a good snooze at night. Once I've used up all my energy, I would love to snooze at your feet and possibly get a belly scratch or two.

If you want a lovely bubbly lady in your lives, then you can find and adopt me from the RSPCA Central Coast Shelter in Somersby; Lot 455 Reeves Road, Somersy, (02) 4372 2044.

Adoptions:

Monday to Tuesday: 10am to 3.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday to Sunday: 10am to 3.30pm
Closed on Public Holidays

View my 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 Monty a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Gosford Local Court


On Friday 1 February, 2013, a local Narara man appeared in Gosford Local Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of animal cruelty in relation to his male Mastiff-cross puppy.

An RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Narara on Thursday 1 November, 2012 in relation to a complaint about a dog. Upon arrival the Inspector found a black Mastiff-cross puppy in very poor physical condition. The pup’s ribs, hips and spine were clearly visible, with muscle wastage to his rump. The Inspector also noted the puppy appeared to be depressed and lethargic.

The puppy was seized for immediate veterinary treatment.

Further examination revealed that the puppy had a body score of 4 (where 1 is ideal body condition and 5 being emaciated). Weight at the time of seizure was 11.7kgs where an appropriate weight for an animal of the same age should be between 18-20kgs.

The man appeared in Gosford local court and pleaded guilty to one charge to failing to provide proper and sufficient food. He was fined $1,000 and ordered to pay $2,105 in veterinary costs and $83 in court costs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Take-Me-Home Tuesday; Spike, Male, Australian Kelpie Cross Rottweiler


Hey there! My name's Spike, but please don't let the name scare you off. I'm actually kind of a softie and just want a quiet family and home to call my own.

I like most people that I meet, but it sometimes takes time for me to really fall in love and feel comfortable. I know that over time we will be perfect for each other, we just need to get used to each other. I bet the more people and dogs I meet, the more I will feel comfortable and be able to really let loose.

I like to hang out with my family, but if I have to stay home I hope there are plenty of toys to keep me entertained. I also love long daily walks so that I can really stretch my legs and explore my new neighborhood.

If you want a big softie, 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
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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 Spike a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES - Mt Druitt Local Court


On Wednesday 23 January, 2013, a local Maraylya woman appeared in Mt. Druitt Local Court and pleaded guilty to one charge of animal cruelty and was found guilty of two additional charges

A RSPCA NSW Inspector was called to a property in Maraylya on Tuesday 2 August to investigate a complaint regarding a female horse kept on the premises. The horse was found to be in very poor body condition with her hips, spine and ribs clearly visible. After assessment by an attending veterinarian a decision was made to seize the horse for further medical treatment.

Whilst the horse was being loaded a white Maremma dog was sighted that also appeared to be in poor body condition. The dog was reluctant to stand and despite a medium length coat his hips, ribs and spine were clearly visit. The dog was also seized for immediate veterinary treatment.

Further veterinary examination found that both animals were emaciated.

Unfortunately due to their poor conditions and failure to respond to medical treatment, both the horse and dog were humanely euthanased.

The woman appeared in Mt. Druitt local court and pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to provide veterinary treatment to the horse. She was also found guilty of failing to provide proper and sufficient food to the horse and failing to provide veterinary treatment to the dog. She was fined $600 and further ordered to pay $3,866.49 in veterinary and $5,081 in court costs in addition to being placed on a 12 month good behaviour bond.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Caturday; Sammy, Male, Short Hair Cross


Good Meowning! My name's Sammy, the sweet faced little kitten looking for my fur-ever family.

I've been hanging out in foster care for about a month and as much as I love my foster mummy, I really just want to find a place that's all mine. I do love running around and up and down the stairs here. I love it when my foster mum brings out the chasey toys and I get to run after it and pounce on it.

My favourite part of the day is when we have both had dinner and we sit in front of the TV and I fall asleep on her lap. I always try and stay nice and close to my foster mum, and will always investigate what she is up to when she has gone into another room.

If you want a kitten that's always there by your side, then you can contact Lauren from the RSPCA Sydney Shelter in Yagoona; 201 Rookwood Road, Yagoona, 2199 on (02) 9770 7503.

View my 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 Sammy a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!

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Friday, February 1, 2013

Friday Find-A-Friend; Zac, Male, Australian Cattle Dog Cross


Hey there! If you love cuddles and lots of love, then you are definitely going to love me. My name's Zac! It's great to meet you.

I absolutely adore people and love making new friends. I've met a few people here at the shelter, but no one has taken me home yet. I'm hoping there is a fur-ever family out there for me. I definitely have lots of love and lots of cuddles to give.

I'm still just a pup and learning about the world. I've learnt a few manners at the shelter, like sitting and waiting for my dinner rather than jumping up. I love this learning stuff and hoping my new family will help me to learn more.

If you want a bright and bubbly pup with tons of love to give, 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
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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 Zac a happier, safer 2013 - and beyond!