Elsa

Our lovely Elsa is enjoying her new home.
Checking out the garden loves to play
She makes us laugh; she’s a gorgeous girl

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Gizmo’s new life

Hi!

We adopted our beautiful Gizmo from you on the 20/06/15 and wanted to send through an update for your wonderful staff and volunteers.

She is the most beautiful, kind and loving girl any new cat owner could ask for.

She just loves exploring and she now has several new favourite places in the house to sleep including our pillows while we are asleep and on the remote control holder on the couch.

She runs the house and does this regularly from the top of her new cat scratching post.

Thank you all so much for bring Gizmo into our lives – I don’t know how we survived without her for so long!

 

Cheers

 

Annika and Dave

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Jaguars; a Photographic Exhibition by JP Miller

JP Miller is hosting a Photography Exhibition at the Hogan Gallery in Collingwood.

The Photography Exhibition is about the welfare of the Jaguar and raising awareness about the difficulties it faces to survive.

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Project Description:

The exhibition focuses on the near threatened species, the Jaguar (Panthera Onca). It is the third largest cat in the world yet had been eradicated from over 46% of its historical range. The Jaguar still exists in 18 countries in Latin America, Forma Argentina to Mexico, yet its future is continually threatened by illegal hunting, habitat loss due to deforestation, human development, and the loss of wild prey.

The Photography exhibition is based on work I have produced from an Artist in Residence Program run by the organisation Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY). The Artist in Residence Program took place mid 2014 for 8 weeks and was based in the Bolivian jungle at the 800 hectare animal refuge (Ambue Ari). CIWY is Bolivia’s leading organisation in wildlife rights and care, for more than 20 years it has cared for rescued wildlife from the animal trade. The organisation is run by Bolivian professional and International volunteers, it works to rehabilitate wild animals, preserve natural jungle reserves, prevent illegal animal trade and educate the Bolivian public to respect wildlife. Their website is: http://www.intiwarayassi.org

I first visited Ambue Ari six years ago in 2008 when I was travelling Latin America. I volunteered at the refuge for 2 months, I quickly fell in love with this impressive beast known as the jaguar and It was this experience that fuelled my initial interest in wildlife photography. However when I learnt more about the hardships that this species was enduring, I became greatly saddened. I wanted people to understand the beauty and strength of this powerful carnivore who has absolutely no control over its own future. This is why I decided to return in 2014 for the Artist in residence program, as it was an opportunity to combine my passion for photography and jaguars with the end goal of raising awareness and funds for the organization CIWY.

The purpose of the exhibition is to raise awareness and support for the plight of the jaguar and for CIWY. To highlight the importance of conservation for the survival of this majestic and beautiful beast known as the Jaguar.

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Exhibition Details:

Opening Night:

Thursday September 3rd at 6pm till Late

Hogan Gallery, 310 Smith St, Collingwood, Melbourne.

(The exhibition will remain on show until the 16th September if you can’t make opening night)

 

There is also a facebook events page for your reference available here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/355088268017626/

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Munchkin’s Munching Antics

Hi, I dropped a few newspapers off yesterday and thought I should introduce you to Munchkin, a cat I got from you 2-2.5 years ago. She settled in really well; found her toilet and food as soon as she got here. Munchkin is predominantly an indoor cat, she sleeps with me and spends a lot of time on the back of the couch licking the back of my head whilst I watch TV.

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Shady, the Sweeping Lady

… The Sweeping Kitty.

Shady was adopted on August 11th.  He is going very well and has made good friends with all my dogs!

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Thought I’d show you the little video I took of Shady who I have had for two weeks now ( you knew him  as Prince) .  I thought he would be still hiding under the bed but he’s so confident now and is into everything and loves everyone including the four dogs, he is also so affectionate and loves his new home.   I can’t mop the floor without him doing this;

Millie Half-Moon

Millie Half-Moon adopted from you aged 5 months on 26.3.06. Gentle, cuddly – the best cat you could wish for, she even waits patiently to be fed, so unlike most cats who will wake you up!

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I only have eyes for Bluey

‘Bluey’ is settling in nicely. Its only been just over a week in his forever home.  He was shy at first but now he tackles his mouse on a string and scratches his carpet post a lot. He purrs constantly and does burnouts on the tiled floor after he’s had a feed.  He is the most beautiful kitten. Best personality ever! This is a pic from the weekend just been 🙂

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-Mary

 

Introducing your new Furbaby to the Family

We though’t we’d share this re-homing story because it is a great example of how to introduce a new furbaby to your home, and to your existing pet/s. It’s also a great read.

 

“Hi all!

Last Saturday (18 July) I adopted little Petina from your shelter. When I spoke to Kylie on the phone on Friday I forgot to mention I had renamed her Freyja, because I was so excited to pass on the good news about how well she’s settled in.
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So on the Saturday we brought Freyja home she was very quiet and a bit skittish, as expected. We had the bathroom set up as her little sanctuary and she was quite happy curled up in her igloo bed for most of the day. She let us pat her and would occasionally venture out of her bed to explore, but for the most part she stayed curled up where she felt safe. That night, however, I could hear her thumping around in the bathtub with her toys, and my sister said the next morning she found our mini rubber duckies all over the place, so apparently she was already getting comfortable.

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Our resident cat Loki, also adopted from your shelter a couple years ago by my mum, was understandably a little upset with the new arrival. He was also very curious, as was Freyja, so every few hours on Sunday mum held her and showed her to Loki from a distance. He would come a bit closer each time and smell her, hiss then run off, but thankfully wasn’t aggressive and tried to hit her. Freyja didn’t seem bothered by his presence at all. On Sunday night I let Freyja wander about the house under supervision while Loki was curled up asleep, and was a little worried about what his reaction might be if she startled him. However, it wasn’t long before Loki was up and talking to Freyja while he followed her as she explored. I was so happy when I heard him trill inquisitively instead of hiss! Since then the only sound I’ve heard Freyja make, besides purring, is happy little trills when she’s playing or talking to Loki.

Sharing the igloo

Both cats are content and healthy, and love each other’s company. Wherever Loki is, Freyja isn’t far away. They share toys and beds/blankies, even litter trays. Freyja sometimes even tries to steal Loki’s crunchies out of his bowl while he’s eating! Freyja is still a little hesitant of us if we come too close too quickly or make too much noise, but when she is comfortable she pushes her head into our hands for a pat and purrs louder than any cat I’ve ever heard!

Comfy in the igloo bed

It’s been hard to get photos or videos of them both because I work full-time and they’re usually sleeping during the day anyway, then playing chasey like maniacs when we’re all in bed, but I managed to get a few good ones. And mum managed to capture a nice moment while I was at work the other day.

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Thank you all for your assistance last week and also for checking in with me – it’s great to know you care so much about the cats you help find forever homes.

Kind regards

Taylor”

Freyja’s Forever Home

Hi all!

Last Saturday (18 July) I adopted little Petina from your shelter.
When I spoke to Kylie on the phone on Friday I forgot to mention I had
renamed her Freyja, because I was so excited to pass on the good news
about how well she’s settled in.

Comfy in the igloo bed

So on the Saturday we brought Freyja home she was very quiet and a bit
skittish, as expected. We had the bathroom set up as her little
sanctuary and she was quite happy curled up in her igloo bed for most
of the day. She let us pat her and would occasionally venture out of
her bed to explore, but for the most part she stayed curled up where
she felt safe. That night, however, I could hear her thumping around
in the bathtub with her toys, and my sister said the next morning she
found our mini rubber duckies all over the place, so apparently she
was already getting comfortable.

Relaxing on the couch

Our resident cat Loki, also adopted from your shelter a couple years
ago by my mum, was understandably a little upset with the new arrival.
He was also very curious, as was Freyja, so every few hours on Sunday
mum held her and showed her to Loki from a distance. He would come a
bit closer each time and smell her, hiss then run off, but thankfully
wasn’t aggressive and tried to hit her. Freyja didn’t seem bothered by
his presence at all. On Sunday night I let Freyja wander about the
house under supervision while Loki was curled up asleep, and was a
little worried about what his reaction might be if she startled him.
However, it wasn’t long before Loki was up and talking to Freyja while
he followed her as she explored. I was so happy when I heard him trill
inquisitively instead of hiss! Since then the only sound I’ve heard
Freyja make, besides purring, is happy little trills when she’s
playing or talking to Loki.
On my bed!

Both cats are content and healthy, and love each other’s company.
Wherever Loki is, Freyja isn’t far away. They share toys and
beds/blankies, even litter trays. Freyja sometimes even tries to steal
Loki’s crunchies out of his bowl while he’s eating! Freyja is still a
little hesitant of us if we come too close too quickly or make too
much noise, but when she is comfortable she pushes her head into our
hands for a pat and purrs louder than any cat I’ve ever heard!
Sharing the igloo

It’s been hard to get photos or videos of them both because I work
full-time and they’re usually sleeping during the day anyway, then
playing chasey like maniacs when we’re all in bed, but I managed to
get a few good ones. And mum managed to capture a nice moment while I
was at work the other day. I’ll forward the photos and video
separately in case they make the email too big.
Bed swap

Thank you all for your assistance last week and also for checking in
with me – it’s great to know you care so much about the cats you help
find forever homes.
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Kind regards

Taylor

17 Gorgeous Years

What a heartwarming Ode to her cat, Gorgeous.

“I adopted this beautiful little baby who we named ‘Gorgeous’ (of course!), more than 16 years ago, in February 1999, from the Cat Protection Society in Victoria. Gorgeous will be 17 years in a couple of months, and for almost 17 years he has been my best friend, he has made me laugh, he has provided me with companionship and love and peacefulness during the most difficult moments of my life, and he has made any room brighter, cuter, and more purry when he’s in it. Thank you Cat Protection for giving me this beautiful piece of my heart. Furbabies are truly the most rewarding blessings xxx”

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