Cats in our Care

These cats and kittens have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer foster carers who provide the cat with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. Cats are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the cat's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any cats listed.

All cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed and microchipped.

Kittens will only be rehomed when over 8 weeks of age and over 1kg in weight.

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DSH - male - 5 months and 3 weeks

URGENT!! Foster Carer Required by 30/6/17 or will have to kennelled. If you can offer a permanent or temp home for Qantas please contact us asap

It's a bird, it's a, it's the foster-kitty Qantas! Zooming around the house, playing with toys, and wrestling with the other foster kitties, Qantas is an energetic and lovely little male kitty who was born in care to a mother with the most beautiful temperament.
Qantas started off being a little shy when meeting new people but he has turned into a delightful snuggle buddy!! Sit down on the couch and he will clamber all over the couch to get to you, and then will start his little purring-engine while he nuzzles into your neck and headbutts your chin.

He's settling in well with his foster brother and sisters so would suit an indoor home with other pets, or as an only-cat - it's up to you! As a young cat, we are waiting until he is at the correct minimum weight before he is desexed, and his adoption fee will cover this, as well his microchipping, vaccinations and up-to-date flea and worming.

if you would love to have Qantas join your family please contact his foster carer for a meet and greet.

Qantas has been in foster care since 06 January 2017, for 5 months



DSH - male - 5 months and 3 weeks

Foster Carer Required by 30/6/17 or will have to kennelled. If you can offer a permanent or temp home for Ansett contact us asap

Ansett as a kittie, is like a single-person light aircraft... little runt out of the litter, but still has a loud purr (like the engine) when you get some cuddles.
Born in care (his brother is Qantas) to a lovely and friendly mother, Ansett always uses his litter tray, his scratching post and loves snuggling up with his foster brothers and sisters.

He is a petite little boy, and while he does enjoy playing with his toys and other kitties, Ansett is more of a quiet and introverted sweet little fella that will prefer to keep to his own and watch the action.

Ansett will suit a home either as a solo cat or one with other pet-friends... Preferably indoors as like his name-sake, he is a little flighty and will likely scare from the big wide world out there. He's managed to have baths at his foster carers home and have his nails clipped, and has lovely manners with his food.

He is a sweet little thing that will turn into a lovely lap cat and is waiting for a family to bring him home!

Ansett has been in foster care since 21 March 2017, for 3 months



Domestic Short Haired - female - 5 months and 3 weeks


URGENT!! Foster Carer Required by 30/6/17 or will have to kennelled. If you can offer a permanent or temp home for Radish please contact us asap

"What a cute little kitty!" and "ooo, she's very soft!" are just some of the things that have been said about our little, fluffy Radish, while she's been in her foster carer's home.

Having been born outside, without access to humans, shelter or food, this little girl has spent the last few weeks learning about all the wonderful things that come with a loving home...warm bed, fresh water, regular food and best of all - playing with other kittens and cats, and being doted on and snuggled by her foster carers.

While she's still a little shy and prefers to hide when there's loud noises or strangers approaching, Radish will happily snuggle in her foster carers' jacket as they're working away at the computer, and will come up to them when offered tasty treats.

She is fully litter-trained, uses her scratching post, gets along well with the other foster cats/kittens and is accustomed to wearing a harness and/collar.

Radish has been in foster care since 30 March 2017, for 2 months



DSH - male - 1 year and 4 months

Foster Carer Required by 30/6/17 or will have to kennelled. If you can offer a permanent or temp home for Bowie contact us asap

Bowie came into care very frightened, scared and unable to cope with the normal sounds of a household. Preferring to hide away with his head in the corner, he spent the first few weeks ignoring his foster sisters/brothers and the gentle affection that his foster carers gave him. He wouldn't eat if anyone was in the same room and generally was terrified of everything in the world, including moving around the room, sneezing, sounds of plates and cutlery and fast movements near him. Poor Bowie! He has had a rough upbringing!

We are very happy to say that after 6 weeks in care with a lot of consistent love, cooing and gentle attention, he has flourished and settled in happily to his new foster carer's home!
His favourite food is chicken liver, and he eagerly joins his foster brothers/sisters for meal times now, and wanders around the house to pick the best snoozing spot.
He does seem to enjoy his own company, and seems to pout whenever another kitty tries to join him for a snuggle in his snoozing spots. He has only climbed onto his foster carer's lap very occasionally for a little snuggle, but when approached slowly and quietly for a little pat, he will lean into you and respond to your pats and scratches... so we bet it won't be long now until he starts to purr!

If you are after a quiet, no-fuss cat to join your household and are willing to be patient with him, once he has bonded with his family, he will likely imprint on you and reward you with all the loving purrs and headbutts that he can muster.

Facts about Bowie:

  • Just over a year old
  • Loves napping
  • Looks very handsome in a bow tie
  • Enjoys his 2 meals a day
  • desexed, vaccinated, vet-checked and a healthy boy
  • always uses his litter tray
  • makes a great lapwarmer or a study buddy if you pick him up and place him on your lap
  • Bowie has been in foster care since 31 March 2017, for 2 months



    DSH - male - 4 months

    Foster Carer Required: Simba is currently living in a kennel situation outdoors which is not ideal in these cold winter nights. If you can offer him a warm foster or permanent home indoors please contact us as soon as possible.

    Simba Was left at a vet surgery and from there he has come into foster care with DCH looking for his forever home.

    Simba is a lovely friendly kitten who is looking for an indoor home. He loves nothing more than to
    Have your attention and be patted and rub against you. He is a very cute kitten who is predominately white with some ginger spots and tail.

    Simba is microchipped, and has had His 1st vaccination. He is also flea and worm treated. His desexing cost will be covered under his adoption cost of $200.

    Simba is located in Glenmore Park. If you would like to meet This lovely kitten please contact his foster carer to arrange a meet and greet with him.

    Simba has been in foster care since 14 May 2017, for 1 month



    DSH - female - 1 year and 1 month

    Foster Carer Required - Pearl is currently in a kennel situation and needs a foster or permanent home. If you can assist please contact us

    Pearl is a nice natured cat who is on the shy side, once she gets to know you (took about 2 days for her current carer) she came up for pats, is gentle and really enjoyed the affection she is getting. She is still hissing at the dogs at her carers place but I think she will settle with them once she realises they mean her no harm. She is ok with other cats.

    Ideally Pearl needs further assessment as we can only know so much when she is a small cage so if you can offer Pearl a temporary foster home (or would like to trial her in a permanent home) then we'd love to hear from you.

    She is a pretty, sweet girl who deserves a chance.

    Pearl has been in foster care since 28 May 2017, for 1 month



    DSH - male - 6 years and 3 months

    G.G. (White and Tabby on the right in photo) was the last kitten to be caught and he also was not happy about his capture. He has dealt with being caught by almost immediately going to sleep on your chest when picked up. He still will go to sleep on you if he is not happy or sure what is happening to him he went on a display day for DCH to a rescue friendly petshop and he fell asleep on anyone who picked him up. He originally grumbled when he was was picked up and gained the name Grumpy Guts (G.G. for short) but now he purrs when he is picked up. He does not like going to bed at night and is extremely good at the game of 'catch me if you can' and then happily settles down for his dinner. He loves to play with a stick with a ribbon tied on the end of it. G.G. is the complete opposite to his brother in size. He is built like a tank and because of this finds it difficult to climb things even though he does try to keep chasing his siblings when they climb up on something. He will often sit upon his haunches like a meerkat when he wants to see what is going on.

    G.G has been in foster care since 30 July 2011, for 5.8 years



    DSH - female - 6 years and 7 months

    Hi, My name is Jessica. I came into DCH foster care at about 3 weeks old as I did a silly thing. I was born in a produce store and I went off wandering away from my mum on my own and found myself under a pallet that was just about to be lifted by a big machine. Just as well the driver saw me and he was a nice man and picked me up and put me in a box with a warm towel. I was so lucky he saw me as I would have been squashed by the prongs on the fork-lift. I was also lucky that they knew my foster carer and she knew how to bottle feed kittens and she looked after me till I was big and healthy.

    I love playing with other cats and kittens. When I was smaller I loved chasing my tail as it has a little light coloured bit on the end. After catching my tail a few times I realised that it was attached to me and biting it as I caught it hurt, so I rarely do that any more now I chase the other cats tails or the dogs tail. My favourite toy is a piece of bamboo with a ribbon tied on the end. I love to jump high trying to catch the ribbons but I also love to drag the stick around and I can even maneuver it through the cat tunnel. I also love to chew up pieces of paper and I carry out the toilet roll centre when someone puts it on the floor they are fun to chew up also.

    I am a fairly smoochy girl when there are no other cats around and will spend time with the people in my family, but if there are other cats around I would rather play with them, so I may be better as an only cat. I do have one problem - I don't like taking tablets, or being treated with any other medications, so my foster mum wraps a towel around me so I can't struggle, and then she gives me my medication eg: worming tablets. I'm a very clever girl also, and also like to get my own way and also like to have the best sleeping place. When it is cold I like to crawl into peoples clothing to keep warm you can see how cute I look in the picture of me I had climbed into a lovely warm wool shirt, and had my picture taken.

    Jessica has been in foster care since 09 August 2011, for 5.8 years



    DSH - female - 5 years and 8 months

    Sasha is a beautifully natured cat who loves to follow you around and is very smoochy.

    She is however very timid with any strangers who visit.

    Sasha was hand raised with her 2 brothers after her mum left the 3 of them when they were 10 days old.

    She is more interested in being with people than with other cats, even though she gets along extremely well with other cats and our large dogs.

    Sasha will need a reasonable amount of time to settle in if you think she is the one you want to live with your family.

    Her brothers took some time to settle in to their new homes and are doing extremely well and Sasha should also prove to be a wonderful companion if she is given the time to adjust to a new environment.

    **Thanks to S.Barnett for sponsorshing Sasha's desexing**

    Sasha has been in foster care since 20 September 2012, for 4.8 years



    DSH - female - 5 years and 3 months

    Skitter is a sleek and stunning girl. She was born outside and as a result was quite standoffish but after some months of watching her siblings get lots of strokes and affection she has realised it's rather nice. Maturity has taught her that we humans are quite acceptable really, to the extent that she now even suffers my 3 year old picking her up. However, she's a cat for a dedicated cat lover, she will need a lot of encouragement and patience if she is to learn how to use the litter tray and to continue to become less timid. Possibly being in an environment where she is not with several other cats stealing all the limelight might help. She's a smart cat, very self sufficient, and enjoys lots of outside time. She has quite a loud miaow, though she only seems to talk when she needs your help or wants to go outside.

    Skitter comes desexed with all her vet work done.