ADOPTION - CATS

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Not all of the creatures under our umbrella are advertised.

NOTE: Statistically, most cats are killed or injured on the roads, go missing or become involved in serious cat fights during the hours of darkness. To prevent these tragedies, please always lock your cats in the house with a litter tray from dusk until dawn.

NOTE: Cows milk is suitable for calves. Please do not feed it, or other dairy products, to your pets. Fresh unfluoridated water is ideal for cats.



Ned and Sooty seek a loving retirement home

ned-face-fh-vet When their guardians were about to move into their new home, 15-year-olds Ned and Sooty were not included in the excitement. Instead they were taken to a vet clinic to be lethally injected. The compassionate veterinarian persuaded the ‘caregivers’ to surrender the boys and tried for over three weeks to find a home for them.

We were contacted and now have these gorgeous, affectionate, laid-back senior citizens in foster care while awaiting a warm and loving retirement home – safe from traffic, dogs… and lethal injections.

They have each had a comprehensive senior health appraisal, including blood and urine tests, x-rays, vaccinations, micro-chipping, dental de-scale & polish, flea and worm treatments.

Please contact us if you would like to offer your home to Sooty (black) and Ned (tabby) for their remaining years. They are a bonded pair so must be re-homed together. Many thanks.

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Kittens abandoned in public toilets

altWhen a council worker opened the men’s beach-side public toilets in the early morning, he found two 5-week-old kittens abandoned in a bare banana box. Kind members of the public took them home until we were contacted and went to collect them. Their little personalities immediately started to emerge, so we named the wee male Monkey, and his sister Diva. We set up a cosy kitten enclosure and tempted them with various foods. When we offered them teats to suckle, it became apparent that they were not fully weaned and would need round-the-clock monitoring and feeding.

With our shelter operator recovering from a broken leg, we knew we couldn’t give them the level of care they needed. We contacted our friends at Gutter Kitties and, although it was late at night, they kindly picked them up.

If you would like to apply for the adoption of Monkey and/or Diva, please contact Gutter Kitties directly.

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Chocolate and Jasmine only have two weeks left

URGENT PLEASE SHARE: Only 2 weeks left for Jasmine and Chocolate

Chocolate and Jasmine need a home - together or separately. They are sweet-natured, friendly, human-orientated felines, who are both 9-years-old and de-sexed.

Choc and Jazz have been living in the countryside with their loving caregiver since they were kittens but due to ill health and a change of circumstances, he has to move out of his home and is unable to take his lovely cats with him. The poor man is desperate to find a safe haven for them.

Chocolate is a fluffy La Perm breed, whose “perm” didn’t take. This handsome boy loves nothing more than to be cuddled and brushed, and needs a home with plenty of affection. He is very laid back so, once he's settled, a busy environment wouldn’t faze him.

Beautiful Jasmine is an Abyssinian X Siamese girl. She is also extremely affectionate and loving, although she prefers the cuddles to be on her own terms. She is the more independent of the two and may be suited to a quieter home.

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Remember the kittens

Remember Tin-tin, Bella, Magic and Jack, the kittens we posted last week? Here's the result of a fun photo shoot with the wriggly little bundles of mischief.

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Gorgeous kittens seek gentle caregivers

Four tiny kittens were found alone under a house without a mother cat to care for them - and thankfully they were rescued.

These beautiful 10-week-old babies are looking for loving homes. Bella is a pretty little tabby and her brothers Magic, Jack and Tintin are equally gorgeous. If your children are over seven and you would like to apply to adopt one (or more) of these sweet little kitties, please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NOTE: If you would like to be one of our cat, dog, or other animal fosterers, we would love to hear from you!

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Please help Bob to stay with his Dad
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UPDATE 24/2/16: Bob and Greg are currently still together with Animal Re-homing providing Bob's food, etc. If you would also like to help this loving pair by contributing to the cost of their rent, please reference your donation "For Bob and Greg". Payment methods at http://animalrehoming.co.nz/help-us/donate

URGENT: SPECIAL HOME NEEDED FOR BOB BY NOVEMBER 2015

Due to financial hardship, Bob’s caregiver can no longer keep him. Greg adores this abandoned cat who came out of the bush and gradually worked his way into his heart and home about seven years ago.In Greg’s words, “It is only through my present situation that I am looking to place Bob in a loving, safe environment. He is a special boy and hopefully will bring as much joy to you as he has to me…”

Bob is initially suspicious of strangers, so he will need someone who will patiently wait for him to trust them. Once trust is established, this handsome boy is very affectionate and playful. He rolls onto his back and enjoys gentle interaction on the floor or sitting alongside Greg on the couch. With his loud purr and companionable presence, Bob will make someone a special friend. It would be ideal if he lived in a low-traffic area with bush nearby and someone at home most of the time. A child and dog-free home is sought where finances for vet care in his sunset years will be available.

We are looking for a quiet, loving home where Bob can have indoor and outdoor access through a cat door in a one or two person household. It would be lovely if Bob can again be the only cherished pet.

Bob’s age is unknown. He is in good health and is neutered, micro-chipped, wormed and flea treated. He must be adopted before November.

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CHICO LOVES TO PLAY…

chico faceChico is an active young cat who began his life in the ‘care’ of a neglectful family. He is very lucky to have survived the starvation, negligence and manhandling. He is now in great condition, boisterously playful and - once he trusts you - he is very affectionate. One of his favourite pastimes is shredding paper, so you may prefer to lock the office door and hide the shopping list! He enjoys chasing strings and purring and cuddling up on our laps while we are at the work station.

If you can offer two-year-old Chico the most loving of homes, we would be delighted to hear from you. You will need to live on an extremely quiet street or at the end of a very long driveway and, if you have children, your youngest must be at least seven years old. He could happily live with a cat-friendly dog.

When he’s not distracted by play, this lovely boy is initially shy...so his new caregivers must be gentle and patient while he settles in. Chico has been vaccinated, neutered, micro-chipped and treated for worms and fleas. He is currently living in Auckland.

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PRETTY GIRL SEEKS A LOVING RELATIONSHIP

cinderella-face Beautiful Cinderella came to us from a neglectful home where one of her littermates was drowned in the paddle pool by an unsupervised toddler. At 12 weeks of age she was malnourished, full of fleas and worms and had severe infections of her eyes and digestive system (see photo of her wrapped in a blue blanket).

With intensive care and attention she blossomed into the beautiful, healthy 2-year-old cat she is today. She has now been spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated and is ready to find her home. She has been with us a long time, so we are very attached to her quiet, gentle and affectionate nature – and are seeking ideal caregivers for her.

Initially shy with strangers, this petite, dark Tortishell girl soon warms to them with treats and string chasing games. She would suit a calm adult home or one with older, respectful children. Sharing your attention with a cat-friendly dog or an accepting cat would also be fine. Please apply for Cinderella’s adoption if you live in a low traffic area and are able to offer her the loving home she missed out on as a youngster. Thank you.

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PUFFIN WANTS TO BE AROUND YOU ALL DAY LONG

A handsome Tomcat had been living rough, stealing food from bench-tops and other cats’ bowls and spraying his urine in neighbourhood puffin-fat-cheeks porches. After putting up with this for over a year, squirting him with a hose, yelling at him and throwing objects at him; one family lost patience, trapped him and his fate was sealed. Described as a nameless wild cat, he was dropped off to a vet clinic for a lethal injection.

Monique, an Animal Re-homing supporter, heard about this and asked the clinic to contact us. At our request, he was named Puffin (due to his fat cheeks) and, instead of killing him, the vet neutered, micro-chipped, flea and wormed him and gave him a dental treatment. Then Puffin came to our shelter to be tamed.

When we put him in a big recovery crate in the middle of our lounge, we expected a long and intensive taming schedule to follow. However, this boy with the thin, wiry body, scratched-up face and earnest eyes was soon looking for love. And more love. And much, much more love.

Puffin is a very busy, interactive and cheeky boy who needs caregivers who will find his constant craving for cuddles endearing – rather than annoying. They will think it ever-so-cute when he kneads with his paws and wetly suckles their bare skin while ecstatically laying in their laps and arms. They will accept that he wants to be part of whatever they are doing – be it chopping vegetables on the bench-top, 008 eating at the table, going to the loo or sweeping the floor. They will have to put him somewhere else when they eat their own meals. And they will need to hide all food behind closed doors or it will be eaten in a flash. Puffin may never overcome his fear of going hungry again, and it’s likely he will always gulp his meals down and look for more.

This jealous boy loves to be the centre of attention. He will fearlessly attack dogs, so cannot live with them…and he will want to monopolise you – so it’s better he doesn’t live with cats or children either. When he is unexpectedly picked up, he lets out a tiny squeak of surprise before relaxing into cuddle mode. This is one of his unique idiosyncrasies.

If you think you are the one for this loving, quirky, sweet and sometimes timid boy, please apply for his adoption. We are running out of volunteers to give him all the attention he needs and deserves…after his past life of neglect and loneliness.

NOTE: Please be kind to homeless cats in your neighbourhood. Try to find their original caregivers. Put out food and water for them, have them neutered and micro-chipped, provide shelter and bedding and, if their caregiver can’t be found, adopt or feed them for the rest of their lives. Tell your neighbours there is a community cat in the neighbourhood so that everyone protects him.

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SWEET COSMO NEEDS A SPONSOR

cosmo-faceUPDATE: Cosmo suddenly had no appetite and had a laboured breathing pattern. X-rays revealed fluid on his lungs and an enlarged heart. He also needed an ultrasound - so his total bill was over $1,000. Huge thanks to Colleen, Ems, Jay and Suchi for helping us with that cost. Cosmo now needs continual monitoring and expensive heart medications for the rest of his life. Judy has helped us with this. If you are also able to assist with his on-going care, please click here.

When eight-year-old Cosmo’s family moved into a new home, he went to the toilet in their bathroom during the first two nights. Due to his confusion in new surroundings, the next morning they took him to the vet to be lethally injected.

Feeling as shocked as I was, the veterinarian contacted me and asked if I would rescue this exceptionally cuddly boy. I was there within an hour and being smooched and gently head-bunted for my swift action.

Cosmo is one of the most affectionate and purr-filled cats to ever come into our care. He will sit on a lap all day, wrap his paws around our arms when we cuddle him and smooch his face against ours for as long as we will let him. If we ignore Cosmo, he will grab at our shirt sleeve or trouser leg when we pass. He knows what he wants – food, petting and a comfortable life.

Cosmo has a large, benign fatty lump on his shoulder that has stopped anyone from adopting him for the past two years. Being white, he is more susceptible to skin cancer of the nose and ears so we are careful about allowing him time in the sun.

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Cosmo will remain here as a permanent shelter cat unless someone extra-special comes forward for him in future. Please let me know if you are willing to sponsor his on-going care costs. Thank you.

NOTE: Most cats find moving into a new home a very stressful experience. Please purchase and set up litter trays and a Feliway plug in the room the cat will initially live in for the first few weeks. Ensure his familiar bedding and furniture is in there with him. Keep doors and windows shut so he doesn’t go missing. Ensure he is micro-chipped and registered to your contact details before the move. Give him places to hide within his room and give him plenty of loving attention. Be prepared for possible inappropriate toileting and a lack of appetite.

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