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Meet Polly


Polly is a beautiful character who has now learned to express affection in a more acceptable way. Polly is full of energy and curiousity around people, other cats and even big dogs! This pretty little girl wants affection and has now, all but stopped flinching away from pats and rarely “play” bites anymore.

After weeks of patiently patting her when calm and ignoring her when she bites, plus the use of a “Thundershirt” when she seemed hyperactive or jumpy, Polly is now calmer and is allowing pats and cuddles. There is more progress she can make, and with the patience and love of a Forever Family, Polly will respond very well.

Polly would also be a wonderful companion for a cat-friendly dog, as she has shown with our Golden Retrievers. She doesn't mind cuddling up with the other kittens now for a snuggle, although it takes her a few grumpy days to adjust to new foster kittens. Because of her energy level, she would best suit a home without small children.

I think Polly might be best as an "Only Cat" as she is very full-on and may intimidate some cats.

If you are the special person who would be willing to show the patience and give the time to spend with Polly so that she continues to improve, please contact me to arrange a visit. You and your family are most welcome to come and meet Polly.

UPDATE 28/03/20Miss Polly has now become the front door “greeter” to family, friends and potential adopters! She has such confidence with people now and is curiously checking every new visitor out! She might not be a lap-cat but she makes up for that with her outgoing personality and antics. Polly was called “Cat-Dog” today as she proudly carried a (clean) plastic straw into the room, showing off in front of adopters for another kitten!

Polly is a work-in-progress but she is very much worth the effort! I am currently using a "Thundershirt" on Polly when she seems anxious or hyperactive which seems to be working well, and I anticipate giving this to her adopter.

PLEASE NOTE: Social distancing protocols are currently in place and visits are restricted to only one person via appointment.

You must be over 18yrs old and an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident to adopt from DCH

Polly was adopted on 19 April 2020 after 5 months in foster care

  • Domestic Short Hair
  • female
  • 21 October 2019
  • Calico
  • $200
  • Campbelltown
  • 14 November 2019
  • 19 April 2020

Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They 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 animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

All dogs and cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Also have a look at our Cats in Care pages for more cats available for adoption.

Last updated: 20 April 2020