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Animals in Care Needing Sponsorship

The following foster animals are needing sponsorship for their vet costs. Due to injury or illness their vet fees have been extensive and we are seeking donations to help us cover these costs.

All donations to DCH Animal Adoptions over $2 are fully tax deductible.

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Melanie

Melanie

Maltese - female - 9 years

Hi, I'm Melanie. Do you like my photo? I've just been washed. Everyone describes me as a delightful humorous friendly type of gal. I was found out partying and couldn't find my way home so I was grounded at the local Pound for 2 weeks until my current Rescue Group rescued me. I did have a microchip but the details were out of date.

However, I am looking forward to the next adventure in my life. I guess I should settle down now that I'm middle-aged, however, I'm still agile, walk well on the lead, toilet-trained, like to play fetch, don't mind a bath and flirt with resident dogs. I love meeting new people and dogs.

My Vet visit revealed that my teeth are only okay but will need addressing. I do have some lumps and bumps which come with
my past life as a breeding mum. Surgery is complete, now waiting for several results to come back.

I am best suited to a family with lots of visitors people who would like to throw my toys and balls and let me retrieve them for you. I am a little picky with food, however my favourite at he moment is roast chicken with steamed vegetables, raw steak and raw chicken necks. I do have some bones protruding so I will have to stay in care until my curves have better coverage.

In the meantime, enjoy my pictures and if you're good at selling yourself, why not send an expression of interest to my Foster Carer by e-mail so she can ponder through and pick the perfect match for me.

Please note I am not available yet, pending Vet outcome. Bye for now. Melanie will be going straight to a 2 week trial after her stitches are removed towards the end of May.

Melanie has been in foster care since 02 May 2021, for 2 weeks

Echo

Echo

Domestic Short Hair - female - 6 months and 3 weeks

Echo and her brother Elvis were rescued from under a house in Macquarie Fields and were then surrendered into DCH care.

Echo is such a sweet little marble Tabby who absolutely loves pats and attention. Echo came into foster care with what seemed to be cat flu but she did not respond to any antibiotics or treatment and still had great trouble breathing. In addition, this tiny girl is still only 1kg at nearly 6 months old.

This poor little kitty is very lethargic and unwell but still so affectionate and cuddly! 😻

UPDATE 15/04/21
On the 7th April, Echo was anaesthetised at Rossmore Vet Hospital, and a large growth could be seen down her throat. The growth was removed and Echo was given a cortisone injection, plus a 5 day course of antibiotic injections.

The next few weeks will determine if this has been a success but so far, so good - Echo has put on 200g in a week and her breathing seems normal!

UPDATE 7/05/21
Echo has put on another 300g and is now a dainty 1.5kg (at 6.5months old)!! She was finally well enough today to get her first vaccination!

In another 2 weeks I will see if she can be desexed, and then... she might be ready to find her Forever Family!

Fingers crossed for Echo! 😻

This gentle-natured, affectionate kitten deserves the proper care and treatment so she can go on to find a special forever family. Any help with her vet costs would be very much appreciated.

Echo has been in foster care since 22 December 2020, for 4 months

Callie

Callie

Domestic Short Hair - female

Callie required extensive dental work and we're seeking sponsorship to help cover these extra costs. Her dental work has come to $536

Fuss-free independent gal.

If Destiny’s Child was writing a song about a cat, Independent Woman would be Callie’s anthem - she likes things on her own terms. Happy lying around doing her own thing, Callie is a fuss-free cat looking for a peaceful home to keep her safe and warm.

With a shy personality, Callie has been overlooked for some time - it’s hard for her to make a first impression when she’s hide-and-seek champion of the house!

That said, Callie adores other cats and would love a home with feline company. She might not be the snuggliest when it comes to humans, but Callie loves to cuddle up to her kitty friends and purr the night away on the couch.

With the nature of an older soul, Callie could be a great companion for an older person who is looking for some company and not necessarily a needy lap cat. Preferring to lie about in a sunny spot watching the world go by, Callie is fuss-free and low maintenance.

Ready to move in ASAP, we’d love to hear from you if Callie could call your place home.

Located in Quakers Hill NSW.

Callie was adopted on 06 February 2021 after 4.9 years in foster care

Mocha

Mocha

Ragdoll - female

GREAT NEWS!: Mocha has changed dramatically since her dental treatment - she must have been suffering severe pain.

She's now decided to try to snuggle in the childrens' beds, and has become really calm and loving. Just as you'd expect of a ragdoll kitty!
She's absolutely ready to be spoilt in a family who'll love and cherish her. ....

This beautiful ragdoll, Mocha, was rescued from the Pound and taken into DCH care last month. Nothing was known about her background, but she was quite underweight and rather timid. Her carer saw that her mouth was clearly bothering her, so took Mocha to the vet who immediately undertook extensive dental work to make her comfortable and able to eat properly. No wonder she was so skinny, poor girl.

Anyway, Mocha is happily eating now, and enjoying the large and nutritious helpings she is being offered!

She is gradually coming out of her shell, but her current environment is quite active with young children and other cats, as well as dogs and bunnies, so she tends to maintain a good distance. On the other hand, when alone with her carer, Mocha really enjoys being petted and loved, and is a gentle soul. Because of this, we believe she will thrive in a quiet home, where she can happily be the centre of attention. To keep her safe, Mocha must be an indoor-only kitty.

Mocha is vet checked, microchipped and desexed; her vaccinations are up to date.

If you believe you can provide the furever home that Mocha so deserves, please email her carer. Mocha is currently located in Ermington.

MOCHA'S DENTAL BILL IS ESTIMATED TO BE $700 A big Thankyou to M.Holt for sponsoring Mocha's dental fees. These are now fully paidDCH would appreciate any amount you may be able to help us pay to this very large veterinary bill.
Our ability to raise essential funds to cover vet expenses has been substantially reduced this year due to the cancellation of fundraising events - which are a critical source of our income.

Mocha was adopted on 08 January 2021 after 2 months in foster care

Buffy

Buffy

DSH - female

Please don't overlook Buffy just because she is a run of the mill grey tabby ... she is divine in every way. Fabulous outgoing personality that would suit just about any household. she is cheeky , playful , affectionate and sooooo loving. I have had tradesman here and she has wanted to help (or get in the way) she really is a fantastic little girl.

Buffy has been in care with her brother Elliot and she has been raised with the 3 resident dogs who she just loves ... she has the utmost respect for the 3 resident cats.

Buffy loves food and is litter trained.

Buffy's adoption fee will cover her desexing when she is old enough. She has had her first vaccination and has been micro chipped , wormed and flea treated.

Honestly you can't go wrong with Buffy ...another kitty I would love to keep.

Jessica

Jessica

DSH - female

TEENIE TINY JESSICA:

Jessica has experienced continual problems with her breathing following a bout of cat flu - as a result, she has been a regular visitor to her vet, and had to undergo antibiotic treatment and a couple of operations in order to try to resolve the issues. Unfortunately, her treatment is, and will be, ongoing until she is all better.
The vet fees associated with her treatment are large, and getting larger. Any contribution towards these would be very welcome.
Thank you

Little Jessica wandered into our lives and we have been blessed with having her share her time with us. There was no sign of her Mum or siblings when she came up to us. She was starving. She enjoys dry food the most, but to give her a rounded diet, we get her to eat wet food as well. She's a big eater for such a little cat and doesn't seem very particular about what brand of food she eats. Currently she's on kitten food and she should be kept on this diet until she reaches an adult age. She'll probably remain looking like a young cat because of her little size.

Jessica has the most pretty sweet face. It's so petite.

Jessica has long little legs, and is a very small cat. She has grown since she's been with us, but I don't think that she will ever reach the size of an average cat.

She loves playing with other cats in our household, and because she is so tiny she's able to win most games of hide and seek because she knows she can slip into areas that others have no chance of ever fitting into. She's definitely got that game down to a fine art.

Although not currently a lap cat, it's probably only because she always seems to be on the move. She purrs and purrs when patted or picked up.

She is used to large dogs around her and isn't fazed at all by their presence.

Toys like a stick with a ribbon tied on the end is the sort of toy she loves the best. Plus she's highly excited with trying to catch a lazer light that is moved across the floor.

Jessica comes with her own designer cat carrier. I don't think I'll ever have the privilege of fostering such a tiny cat again so we've decided we should send the little girl off to her new home with her own classy cat carrier.

Jessica is microchipped, desexed and up to date with her vaccinations.

Rosie

Rosie

Great Dane X - female

Rosie is a stunning Great Dane cross puppy who is just a bundle of love! She immediately settled right in with her current foster home, and can't get enough cuddles. She is currently living with many other foster dogs and gets along with all of them no problems!

Rosie will grow into a very large girl, she already has the feet to show she has a lot to grow into! Rosie will be vaccinated and microchipped soon, but will be desexed in a few months and then will be ready for her new home!

Please note that Rosie is not available for adoption for several weeks.

*Sponsorship Required*
Poor Miss Rosie suffered a badly broken leg during a playtime accident. She should make a full recovery but her vet bills have come in at $1695. If you can assist with a donation towards Rosie's costs we'd be very thankful

Mac

Mac

English Staffy - male

Meet Mac, the most chilled out, loveable English staff you ever could meet! Mac was recently rescued from a pound, after he was surrendered there by his previous owners. His age is estimated to be around 5.

Sadly his previous life wasn't so amazing, where he was on a chain for a while, and has some dental issues as a result of trying to chew the chain off.

However, you truly wouldn't know it. Mac is so incredibly friendly and easy going. He has lived with a lot of dogs previously, and is now living with other foster dogs and they get along really well, so a home with dogs is not a problem for Mac at all, in fact probably a preference as he would love the company! He can't do enough for people too, and hasn't put a foot wrong in his current foster house.

Mac has a lump on his back that the vets recommend be removed, so that lump removal and his dental work has just been done, as you can see. He will then be available to go to his forever home in about 2 weeks. Mac's vet work has come to over $1,500 if you would like to sponsor Mac and help cover some of these additional costs please see below.

We are no longer accepting adoption applications for Mac at this time time.

Mac was adopted on 02 May 2020 after 1 month in foster care

Charlie

Charlie

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - female

Charlie has come into DCH care via a Western Sydney Animal Shelter.
She is 8 years old and is a Cavalier around 6.5 kg. We don't know much about her background other than she found herself at the pound.

Charlie came into care with a damaged eye. She was treated with Antibiotics for a week and had surgery on 6/12 to remove the eye.

She has been diagnosed with a Mild Heart Murmur which is common with the breed. No management is needed for it at this time. She has an Umbilical hernia which will be remove when she is desexed after recovering from the eye removal

Charlie does suffer from Anxiety and has issues with separation. She longs to be with you and having pats and licking you. She is very people focused and friendly and just wants to be loved and to be a spoilt companion dog.

When left alone she will bark and will carry on until she has company. She is currently on medication to help reduce the anxiety.

Charlie won't be ready for adoption until sometime in January.

**Sponsorship required. Due to her additional medical needs including Eye removal and Anxiety medications we are seeking additional sponsorship of Charlie to help cover her medical costs.**

**22/2/2020 - On Hold. Currently on a 2 week trial adoption period**

Betty

Betty

British Bulldog - female

All the Animals that come to DCH are in need of care but some much more than others. This gorgeous girl is Betty and she came into our care from the local council shelter.

We are unsure how Betty came to have these wounds but the vets have suggested a dog attack. Betty has required surgery, blood tests, 2 X Rays and a one night stay with fluids.

Betty's vet treatment has come to $1200 so far and we are seeking donations from our supporters to help us with this cost.

If you would like to donate please see the links below.

Our primary focus is to get Betty the medical treatment she needs and to ensure she is returned to full health.

Lucky Betty found a caring home!