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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Domestic Short Hair - female - 1 year and 8 months

Poppy was found by a good Samaritan and handed into a vet clinic before finding her way into care with DCH.

She is a gentle, sweet girl and gets along well with the other resident kitties.

She loves a belly rub and does a cute forward roll at her carer's feet when she wants attention.

She's not too keen on being picked up but is happy to settle down on her carer's lap for a cuddle and to snuggle up to her carer at bedtime.

She also enjoys watching fish videos on YouTube.

She is still hesitant when meeting people for the first time but that doesn't tend to last very long and just means that a little patience will be needed when she moves to her new home.

Poppy has had to deal with a number of allergy issues but these are now settling down and she is ready to move to her furever home although her allergies do mean that she has to be fed particular foods.

Poppy would suit a quieter home without small children where she can gets lots of attention when she needs it.

Poppy is vet checked, microchipped, vaccinated and desexed and is looking for an indoors only home to keep her safe and secure.

Poppy has suffered from gum disease and wasn't eating due to mouth pain. She has had to have surgery to remove her teeth and fix the issue. Her vet fees have come to over $3,000. If you can assist by sponsoring some of these additional costs please click on the links below

Poppy has been in foster care since 26 March 2022, for 1.5 years



Mastiff X - male - 9 years and 6 months

Doug came into care with DCH after being found as a stray and taken to the local pound.

Doug had a HUGE dangling tumor which had impacted his life up until he came to us and had it removed which improved his quality of life.

Doug sits, shakes and has an amazing gentle personality, he is currently in a foster home with cats although he doesn't like them and will need a home with no other dogs or cats.

Doug is a gentle boy and lives with a 5 year old which he enjoys, he loves to attend tea parties with teddies but also likes to follow his foster dad to the shed to work on the car. Doug needs a home where he will be included in the daily life of his family, he has alot of love to give in his senior years and deserves to be loved back.

Doug is in care in the Hawkesbury Area 2756

Sponsorship Required for Dougs surgery - Dougs tumour has now been successfully removed. His Vet costs have come to $663. If you can assist to sponsor some of these costs please click the donation links belowThank You to Rosita, Doug & Savourlife - thanks to your genorisity Doug's additional vet fees have now been fully sponsored

Doug has been in foster care since 08 March 2023, for 6 months



Shih Tzu x maltese x - female

This beautiful little girl was a naughty puppy and ate something she shouldn't have. A day after coming into care with her siblings it became apparent something wasn't right with her and a vet check and xrays revealed a foreign, suspected wooden, object stuck in her intestines.

She is going in for surgery to remove the object and hopefully there is no major internal damage. Lilly will hopefully be back with her foster carers after a few days at the vets.

Lilly's vet fees will be between $1,500-2,000. If you can assist with sponsoring any of her surgery fees that would be very appreciated.



DSH - female - 1 year and 4 months

Qiana is Desexed, Vaccinated and looking for a caring Forever Family that is happy to manage her special needs.

Qiana (pronounced Keeyahna, and meaning soft and silky), suffered from severe cat flu as a kitten, when she first came into care at 4 months old. This tiny little kitten was so very sick and lethargic, but she had a big will to survive and fortunately, her condition improved and stabilised.

As she was handled so much when sick, Qiana is confident and friendly around people. This tiny little kitty can also be quite chatty and makes a funny “M…ow” to get your attention!

If she gets stressed or run down, Qiana's cat flu symptoms can reappear, and would then just be treated symptomatically. Although she can be sneezy and snuffly at times, Qiana’s condition has never transferred to other vaccinated foster kittens or resident cats.

    Cat Flu is not transferable to people or dogs.

This gorgeous girl is so gentle and loving and will make a perfect companion for a caring person who is willing to look after her and manage her symptoms, as needed.

Qiana's personality would suit a quiet home with 1-2 people and animals, or a busier family home with older children (over 10yrs). She is quite interactive and will follow you around the house to be where the "action" is!

Qiana always seems to be very keen to meet other cats/kittens, and she makes an effort to be friends. Qiana is also friendly with our large Golden Retrievers. She is quite the social butterfly with animals!

The reduced $125 adoption fee includes:

  • Microchipping,
  • Worming/flea-treatment,
  • Vaccination,
  • Desexing
  • So she lives her best and longest life, Qiana must also be an INDOOR ONLY cat. Please indicate if you are willing to do this in your email.

    Please use the "Send enquiry email" link below, if you have any questions or if you are interested in arranging a visit. PLEASE INCLUDE INFORMATION such as whether you own other pets, if you have a quieter or more chaotic household and any other relevant details.

    If you are renting, please ensure that you have approval for a cat BEFORE you lodge interest.

    You must be over 18 years old to adopt an animal, and, for a kitten, also be prepared to look after it for up to 20years! 😻

    Qiana has been in foster care since 07 September 2022, for 1 year



    Domestic Long Hair - male - 1 year and 8 months

    Sponsorship required: Muffin has a Grade 4/5 heart murmur and needs an ultrasound to determine what is causing it which will cost $1000.

    Muffin has been diagnosed with a heart murmur which means he will require quarterly check ups at the vet and may have to be on regular medication when he is older. He is a sweet, beautuful boy who is deserving of his own special family. Muffin plays and runs just like any other kitten. He loves to be cuddled and kissed and has the most gorgeous long blue/grey coat. He would really thrive in a family of his own.

    Muffin has received his 1st and 2nd kitten vaccinations. He is microchipped and up to date with his flea and worm treatment. Muffin is eating Royal Canin Mother and Babycat dry food and uses crystal cat litter.

    Please ring or text his carer if you are interested in adopting Muffin, and are able to provide for any special needs he may require in the future.

    Muffin has been in foster care since 11 February 2022, for 1.6 years

    Reginald (Regi)

    Reginald (Regi)

    Domestic - male

    Little Reginald has come into care after being handed in by a good Samaritan to an emergency vet over the holiday period. He has spent 2 days at an emergency vet and has been handed over into foster care for some rest and recovery and on-going medical treatments.

    Reginald has a spinal injury from an unknown cause and struggles to wee and poop on his own. He requires assistance to poop and wee from his carers and is on 3 sets of medications prescribed by the vets 4/1/22.

    The hope is that with ongoing medication and TLC that the bruising and swelling will reduce and that he hopefully regains bladder and bowel movements as well as the use of tail however the tail may need to be amputated as its already lost a lot of tone and currently has no feeling in it.



    British Bulldog - female

    *Thanks so much to the dozens of donors who generously gave to help cover Betty's vet fees. Her costs have now been fully covered*

    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!



    Maltese - female

    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.

    Due to medical issues, Melanie is no longer available for adoption. Thank you all for your interest.

    Melanie was adopted on 21 May 2021 after 3 weeks in foster care



    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



    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.