Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Poopy has become Possum

We have another owner update with photos!!  Now this is the skinny, scared tortie who I glamorously named Poopy when we got her as she was covered in it.  Talk about a good feeling readding and seeing this.

Hi Carole,

Just wanted to let you know that the gorgeous BSH cat I adopted last week is settling in nicely at our home. She is still very timid and shy and not a fan of being handled but she gets on well with my other cats and seems very comfortable and settled when out in the cat run with them. She seems much happier out in the fresh air, exploring the cat furniture and is getting used to me coming and going and doesn’t even seem bothered by the dogs sticking their noses against the wire… when inside the house though she just stays in her cat carrier or hides behind the couch so she spends most of her day outside now. She is eating well so no problems there either, she loves tuna and I think is close to taking it from my hands J. I have called her ‘Possum’ and Im so glad Im able to have her in my family. Thank you for all your help. Ive attached a couple of photos for you of her.

Kind Regards


Operation Kitty Rescue - So much news!

So where have I been?  Well busy that's all.  I have a lot of news and I am just going to post it bit by bit as we are getting feedback on the cats in their new homes which is wonderful. 

BUT!!!  We still have four cats who need homes.  I have two tabby boys about 9 months old.  They are almost impossible to handle, hissy and bitey but they have just been desexed and I am really hoping they settle down now like Darcy and Bingly.  If you have the time and patience to rehabilitate them please contact me

Carole has Daisy who is a really pretty semi long hair British Shorthair. Yes they come in long hair but are not accepted for registration in Australia.  They are popular in Europe.  She is a real sweety and is all on her own now the other cats have all found homes.  If you could spare some love and kindness please contact me

Then there is Bertha (who I call Beefy!!)  She has come into season since being with Sue but she is slowly coming around.  She has poop problems like most of the cats but hopefully that will get better soon.  She needs to be desexed and we think she may need some work on her teeth too so hopefully once that is done she will be ready for a home.  My friend Lynne saw her at Sue's and let me know she got a pat and a purr so that is great news. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Mr Carlisle looking good

This is Cuddleton Prince Carlisle looking just fabulous.  He lives in Sydney with Cuddleton Lady Jocelyn and Cuddleton Lady Millicent.

Operation Kitty Rescue - The red boy

The red boy in foster care got a new home today!!!  Yay.  And the black girl who was fostered by Kathy is now staying with her and called Sascha.  Kathy still has the gorgeous red girl.  She is young and would make a great pet given time to relax and settle. 

Operation Kitty Rescue - The Golden Tabby

Carole just heard from the lovely family that adopted the first golden tabby.  She has settled in well and is slowly getting used to her new surroundings.  She also seems to be deaf which is a suprise in a cat that isnt white.  They have done a lot of jingling noisy things near her and calling her.  They can walk right up to her from behind and she doesnt move till they touch her then she takes off. 

We think maybe that is why she had so many sores on her that looked like bites.  The other cats she was in with may have bashed her as she was different and an easy target.   She is going to have a vet check as maybe there has been some sort of infection in her ear.  One of the Scottish Folds had bilateral ear infections. It would be great if it can be fixed but her new mum says they love her completely anyway and she will be a safe inside only cat.

So great to hear she is now so loved.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Tortie has a home, Tortie has a home!!!!!

The best news!  The sickest of the cats we rescued got a loving home today.  The tortie girl was emaciated when we got her up to Perth and had rampant diarhea.  She had to have a vet visit where she was sedated before they could treat her thenhad to have her matted, poo covered butt area shaved.  She went on antibiotics for her upset tummy and despite eating all the food we put down in seconds she was really in a bad way. 

She has since been desexed and with care and love she has changed from a terrified poop covered skinny cat to a clean, inquisitive and slightly less skinny cat.  A new owner came to meet her today and fell in love.  She will be very slowly introduced to the home as she is still very scared.  Carole got to pat her for the first time today as she had calmed down so much that she allowed a quick stroke while she was in the cat box. 

I have really high hopes that she will go on to be a loving pet for her new family.  It makes me have a lot of hope for the two tabby boys and Beefy plus the cats remaining in foster homes and the longhair girl.

Operation Kitty Rescue - Donations

Great news.  We have raised over $1000 for the kitty cats.  We are so thrilled that so many people from all over Australia wanted to help us get them well, get them desexed and get them homes.  The donated money is going to be used to pay for the medical expenses for the cats and if there is anything left over we will be donating it to SAFE who have been doing such hard work saving animals in WA from being PTS. 


Operation Kitty Rescue - Red and Whitey has a home

I got a text yesterday to say the red and white boy who was in a foster home has a new family.  It is a nice family that are really excited to have a new kitty.  What great news.  So that leaves foster mum Shelly with the black and white girl and the lovely big red boy still looking for a forever home. 

Yay for the red and white boy!!

Operation Kitty Rescue - Bingly and Darcy (Creamy and Blackie)

We have an update on Creamy and Blackie who are now called Darcy and Bingly.  I was in tears when I read it.

"Just wanted to let you know that Darcy and Bingley have settled into the household really well so far. Darcy is a bit more standoffish at first but a total cuddle-monkey once he gets going, and really keen on exploring new rooms. Bingley is currently sleeping at the end of my bed, after a big game of pounce-on-the-toes-wiggling-under-the-covers.

No really good pictures yet, but here they are investigating my shoes.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Girls after the vets

Here are the other girls after the vets.  This is the fun golden tabby.  I called her patchy but she isnt anymore.  She looks great!  She has a home lined up.


This is the shy golden tabby.  She is a sweetie pie.  She has a home lined up.

This is our poor little tortie  She coped okay with the desexing but still has a bit of a way to go to get better.  She still needs a home when she is a little more well.  She is not easy to handle but I think she has potential. 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - Longhair girl before and after

So this makes me really mad.  The longhair girl always looked funny to me.  She didnt move her head much and she just didnt look right around her face.  This is her in the back left corner.  See how her cheek is pushed up.

Well it turns out she was so matted up around her neck that she couldnt turn her head.  She couldnt lift her head right up.  The funny pushed up cheek was a huge matted area.  Here she is still drowsy after her operation.  She is now a gorgeous cat.  The nurse who groomed her said she wasnt as badly matted as she expected.  She just had a few bad areas.  To me that says she is a cat that could have easily had her coat managed.  I am glad that will be good news for her new owner when we find her one but why couldnt the people who bred her keep her free of such a painful matted area or at least keep her clipped if they were not going to groom her.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - So many kitties, so many bits to be removed

Monday and Tuesday were such busy days for us.  Shelly had the four cats she has with her all desexed.  They are doing well.  The red and white boy was a bit rowdy and was spraying a lot (he thinks it is lady purfume).  So now he is without his bits he will settle right down.  Shelly still has the red boy, the red and white boy (who may have a home lined up) and the black and white girl.  They are all desexed and will be ready to go to forever homes soon.  Thanks Shelly!

Yesterday Carole took in four of the girls from her place.  It was an ordeal to catch them all as they are scared and run up the side of the big run they are in.  The sweet long hair, the skinny tortie and the two golden tabbies got their bits taken out.  The longhair was also clipped and groomed and all were vaccinated.  We also got some meds for the cats that still have the runs.  Dr Kevin Cleasby at Shelley Vets Clinic did the vet work for us.  He gave us a great discount and I think his nurse did the cleaning and grooming for us.  So big thanks to them for that. 

We have a home for the shy golden tabby girl.  She is going to live with a wonderful lady who has already got a silver tabby girl that she had to socialise in a similar way.  She has worked at a vets and a wildlife centre so I think it could be a match made in heaven.  Once the kitty is recovered from her operation she will be able to go to her new home.

The other golden tabby will be going to her home soon too now she is desexed.  She is a sweet girl and already looks 100% on how she was when she arrived.  She is frisky and I think she will be a fun cat to own.

The brown tabby girl was then picked up yesterday to go to her foster home with Rebecca and Beefy went to stay with Sue.  So that leaves the thin tortie girl and the longhair girl looking for homes.  We have them desexed and vaccinated so we are looking for permanant homes for them rather than foster homes. 

My two tabby boys are still hissy and still poopy but they are eating well and I am just working to win their trust ready for handling them to get them desexed next week. 


Operation Kitty Rescue - Beefy has a foster home

Big Beefy (also known as Bertha, Cranky Puss and the Exotic) is a bit of a madam and we were not sure what to do with her.  She is currently very scared and this is making her agressive.  To give her a chance our dear friend Sue from Chicas Cattery has taken her to pop in one of her boarding pens on her own where she can spend a week or two settling down.  She is a glorious cat and we want to give her a chance.  We think she may be the mother of all the tabbies. 

Here she is with the girl we think is one of her daughters.  The great news is the daughter has a foster home too.  She is with Rebecca who has been kind enough to foster her for us.  I think seperated from the big girl she will have a chance to come out of her shell ready for a forever home. 

Operation Kitty Rescue - Goodies by my door

Look what I found!  Teddy's mum and dad left these goodies for the rescue cats by my door.  Thanks guys! 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Big Day

Sorry there have been no updates today.  It was my day off and I have been sooooo busy.  Good news is we got some more homes and foster carers plus donations.  I will update tomorrow so stay tuned!!

Operation Kitty Rescue - Thank you messages

I would like to say thank you to everyone that has been thanking me.  I am getting a lot of messages of support but I want to ask everyone to remember that other people are working really hard for the cats too.

My dear friend Carole has had nine of them at her boarding cattery and still has six there now.  She has given over her isolation pen to the rescue effort but that also means she and her husband have supplied food and litter, medications and supplements for the cats.  Most of all they have given up time for them cleaning up the poop (oh my goodness the poop!) and taking them back and forth to the vets to be desexed then meeting prospective people to adopt them. 

Carole has her own breeding cats.  She has beautiful Burmese and Bumilla cats and has some mature cats of her own that she is hoping to find good loving homes for.  It makes me so angry that because of the actions of the people that bred these cats we have to put so much of our own hobby on hold to sort out the mess they have left us with. 

If you would like to say thanks please thank Carole and her husband.  You can contact her at


Operation Kitty Rescue - I had a big cry tonight

Well tonight at a meeting I got a bit emotional and had a big cry about the rescue kitties for the first time.  I have been going along trying to juggle a lot of things and I think the stress is getting to me a little bit.  We have our own beautiful cats to care for plus I run my own business so life is busy without extra things to worry about but add in a cat show I am helping to run, cat legislation before the government and 23 cats to rescue and it can be a little bit much!!
But as with this whole saga I have found it to really bring out the best in people.  I came home to several great emails offering help and support include interstating friends who have donated money and members of my own assoc giving us donations. 

I also had two people who have cats we bred make donations to the rescue fund today.  I am so moved by that (and crying again!).  It just means so much to know that we picked the right homes for our babies with people who are that caring and that generous they would donate to help us with the rescue cats.  That is what these cats should have had for them.  That is what we want to give them now because the people who bred them failed them. 

So to help me cheer up and get on with the job here is the beautiful Teddy.  He is a cinnamon and white bicolour British Shorthair and brother to our very own Schmitty.  No, he is not up for adoption!!!  His mummy and daddy are going to donate some of his food for us.  He is a fussy boy so we are getting the sachets he turns his nose up at.  Shhhhhh..... I think he is a bit spoilt!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - So where are we at?

Okay, after a very busy weekend it is time to take stock of where we are and what help is still needed. 

The Male and Female still down south
These two cats are now secrure in a foster home in Collie.  SAFE Bunbury is going to provide support and get them desexed and rehomed.  If you are interested in these two cats please contact SAFE Bunbury 0414449045.  Let them know you are interested in the cats still down south.

Two Tabby Boys
I have two tabby boys at my house who are in my isolation area.  They are riddled with fleas (OMG!!) and have the runs pretty bad.  They are also terrified and really hard to handle.  I flea treated them through the cat carrier!!  We have confirmed with someone who seems to know how these cats were kept that they have been in really small cages.  So while we were racing to get them out of the small space they were in down south they have been freaked out as it was bigger than what they are used to.  So I have the two boys in a big dog cage covered up from the rain and wind in my side run.  It is far from ideal but they are clean, warm and have good food.  I am hoping if they have calmed down that I can get them desexed tomorrow as being entire (not desexed) just makes things so much harder. They smell and will act like stud cats.  I will get them done then we will settle them down and get them ready to be pets.  I see it in them.  They just need a chance.  Once they are ready they will be $150 each to cover the cost of all the vet work. 

Six Girls
We have six girls in Canning Vale.  There is a longhair tabby girl who is very matted and needs a lot of TLC. She is getting desexed and shaved on Tuesday.  She is very timid but it is because she is so scared.  She would make a wonderful pet for someone who would be willing to spend time to get to know and love her.  She will be $150 for her desexing etc.  We will be using donations to cover her other medical expenses.

The tortie girl is terrified and has very bad diarhea.  She needs some time to get healthy then she will need time to settle and learn to trust again.  She is a sweet girl though.  She will be $150 for her desexing etc. We will be using donations to cover her other medical expenses.

The patchy golden tabby girl has a home.  She is being desexed tomorrow before she goes home to her new family.

The other golden tabby is doing well and will be desexed when she is a bit less scared or when a home comes up for her.  The smaller brown tabby girl will too. 

The big beefy tabby girl is going to be a special needs case.  She is very, very scared and agressive through fear.  She needs someone who can have her in a small acge in a quiet home and work with her to get her rehabilitated.  SAFE Perth are looking for a foster carer who is willing to do this and can support them but if you can help please let us know.  She needs a chance. 

Two Boys and Two Girls
Of the six cats that we had together in a foster home the two tabbies are now with me.  The red and white boy is being desexed today.  He must be feeling better as he is spraying like a garden hose!!  The black and white girl, red boy and the tortie and white girl are also being desexed.  Soem of them have homes lined up. 

One Red Girl
Kathy still has a red girl show needs a loving home.  If you would like to know more about her contact me. 

My email is

Please if you can spare even $10 to donate for these cats consider making a deposit to our cat clubs account where we are collecting for the medical bills. We are all putting in our own food and litter but we need to cover vets bills for the less healthy kitties.  None have major illness.  All are really preventable issues so they will be fine later but we just need help to get them well.

The Account is

Name: Birman Rex Others Cat Club
BSB: 036019
Acc: 141780

If you would like to post a cheque or money order please make it out to SAFE and we will get it to them. The postal address is

Pamela Lanigan
PO Box 7047
Applecross Nth 6153

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Creamy and Blackie love thier new home

Creamy and Blackie have gone to their new home and I was amazed at how they reacted.  They seem a lot more relaxed in a small space.  They went straight in to a well set up laundry with food, water and a scratcher plus a tray etc.  Very cosy and they liked it.  I got to pat them more than I had when they were with us.  Maybe they have been kept in a small cage and are scared of a big space?  They will have a beautiful big dog to be pals with soon. 

I got this photo this evening.  Arent they just the cutest?

We still have six females and two males in desperate need of care.  They are scared and timed cats who need people willing to take some time with them to gain their trust.  They will make lovely pets but they need special care.


Operation Kitty Rescue - Blacky and Creamy ready to go

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - The good news just keeps on coming!

So it looks like someone has fallen in love with one of her foster babies and is very close to calling her a foster failure (ie permanant resident) so that is another home found.  We also may have a foster home for the two cats in Bunbury with someone who lives in the area.  It isnt definate but big kisses to them for even considering it. 

And this is hilarious.  One of our foster mums was stocking up on cat food at coles and the lady on checkout said "you must have a lot of cats".  She said she was fostering some and the lady replied "not the British Shorthairs?"  She had seen our call for help on a parenting site and was following the blog.  I love it. 


Operation Kitty Rescue - We have some homes lined up!

We have a home for the patchy friendly tabby girl and the tortie and white girl.  We also have someone who wants the black tortie girl and is coming to meet her today.   It all depends on her health and if she can calm down as she is terrified and really stressed.  So add that to the tortie tabby and blackie and creamy that is five so far.  The five remaining in foster care with Shelly are meeting prospective owners tomorrow and are lined up for desexing on Monday.  Cross you fingers for them.  Kathy still has two kitties and hopefully I can get some pics up soon.  She has a red girl and a black girl. 



Operation Kitty Rescue - Pictures of the cats from Thursday

These are pictures of the cats from Thursday.  Thanks Kirsty.

This is a big older red boy and a younger brown tabby male.

This is the beefy tabby girl and her sidekick the patchy tabby girl. 

This is the sad faced brown tabby younger boy (same one as in top photo with red boy). 

This is the sweetheart red and white boy and his scared young tabby boy friend.

This is the longhair girl.  You cant see it but she is really matted and dirty.  She is not very well.

This is the tortie and white girl.

This is the sick but getting much better black and white girl.  Her nose is actually white but it is a bit sore at the moment. 

This is the shy tabby girl. 

Operation Kitty Rescue - We still need help

These are the two escapees.  They are still in Bunbury and we need help to get them up here.  In an ideal world we need a place for them when they get here as the cats do not like another cat coming in with them even if it was with them a week ago. 

This is the girl  She is a brown tabby British Shorthair

This is the boy.  He is a brown tabby British Longhair.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Friday, August 12, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Big beefy girl

Here is the big beefy tabby girl peeking out from her hidey box.  She is so striking to look at.  Click on the photo to enlarge it. 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - Back from the vets

Poopy and Punky are back from the vets.  Kirsty renamed Poopy as Blossom which is actually a MUCH nicer name!  Punky the longhair has a fever and could not be sedated to be clipped off.  She has had a long acting antibiotic and been wormed.  We will watch her to see how she is then she can go back and get clipped.  Blossom had to be sedated and has had all the poop clipped off.  She is skinny but the vets think her runny poo is just that, diarhea and not giadia etc (she pooped at the vets).  She has had anitbiotics too but couldnt be wormed while she was sedated. 

So this will take a chunk out of our donation fund but that is what it is there for.  Thanks again to everyone contributing. 

Donation info is here

Operation Kitty Rescue - Poopy cats

Of the girls that came up yesterday we have two we were very worried about, Poopy and Longhair (yes, very descriptive names but they are said with affection LOL).  Poopy is emaciated, covered in poo, has the runs and is ravenously hungry.  Oh and terrified.  Longhair is really matted and being a longhair she has collected up a lot of Poopy's messy poop along with some of her own.  She is in a terrible state. 

I have my own busy beauty salon and Friday is always a huge day so I couldnt get them to the vets.  Carole has just had her knee replaced so she cant drive.  So I was so worried about how to get these cats seen to when Kirsty came to the rescue.  She has managed to get them both to her vets for us.  They have had to sedate them to examine them as they are so scared.  I am just waiting to hear how bad they are and what needs to be done to get them healthy.  Poopy has a home lined up so we want to get her well again ASAP.

And just to add insult to injury there was supposed to be some food and litter sent from the breeder of these poor babies to the lady who had the cats.  She drove quite a distance to collect it and it wasnt there anymore.  Not totally sure what happened but surely they could have told her before she drove all that way.  Nothing suprises me about them anymore though.  Grrrrrr. 

And big thanks to Kathy who came and collected the two Cat Haven crates I picked up from Shelly this morning to take back to the Cat Haven.  I cannot thank her enough.  I only met her last Sunday and she is an amazing lady to do so much running around for us. 

So now we just need to get those two cats up to Perth and into care, rehome the cats Cathy and Carole have and help Shelly get the six cats she has ready to go to new homes.  Still a lot to do but compared to twenty terrified, poo covered cats cramped into two bunny hutches I think we are making progress.

Oh and just to make things a little harder on myself my email is up and down at the moment as we change servers.  If you try to contact me and it bounces just try again till it gets through. 

Operation Kitty Rescue - Oops, two more

There is still two cats in Bunbury that need to be rescued. There is the boy that ran off and got recaptured as well as a girl we didn't even know had jumped out. I thought we were missing one tabby girl when we were trying to count them but there are a couple that look the same and they are great at hiding.

The big problem is Raquel needs the space they are in for the rabbits. They are currently at risk from foxes in open pens.

So today's task is to find transport for them and foster homes as we don't have a place for a boy and the girl may not go in with the other girls anymore. They are not desexed yet so we can't put them in one pen.

I have a full day of work today but if you can help please email me at and I will try to get back to you between clients.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - So tired!

Hi everyone.  I know people are waiting for updates about the cats but I am pretty exhausted so here is just a quick one for you.

Cathy drove down to Bunbury and got all the remaining cats as Raquel has a rabbit sanctuary and she has to clean out the hutches for an influx of little furries she is expecting from a rescue any day now.  Raquel got severely scratched trying to box the cats up as they were so scared.  Her hand may need stiches and she definately will need some antibiotics.  You can imagine how distressing it was for the girls and for the cats but it had to happen to get them to us.  Kathy drove them all back up to Carole's house.  I took off half a day from my business and went out to meet her and sort out who was going where. 

We had four boys and six girls plus two we already had.  My friend Kirsty found one of her friends who could foster for us.  So we waited till she arrived fresh of the plane from a business trip!  She has a big home and could take six kitties!!!!  She took all the boys and the two girls we had originally as they were no longer happy to have the other girls in their pen.  I could have kissed her. 

One of the girls is litteraly emaciated and has severe diarhea but she is eating a lot.  Once she is calmer I will take her home and get her to the vets.  Another has some old wounds and gave me some nice new ones (ouch) but amazingly in the big run she is the most friendly.  The big beefy tabby girl is grumpy but such and attractive cat.  The longhair is really matted and filthy with poop but we decided to leave her till she was calmer and deal with it.  The two other tabbies are in good shape but just really terrified. 

My two boys go to their new home on Sunday and Kathy still has two girls with her.  The really poopy girl may have a home lined up for when she is better.  No cats went to the Cat Haven and Kathy is taking back the carriers she borrowed from them empty, yay!!!.  I also got a call tonight from a lovley lady from SAFE Perth who want to know how they can help support us. 

Thank you to everyone who has been kind enough to help and offer support.  It means so much.  Sorry about the terrible spelling.  My friends all know that when I am tired my spelling goes out the window and I swear a lot so at least there were no profanities!!!


Operation Kitty Rescue - The last four boys

These guys are the last boys and they are going to a foster home later today. Please contact me if you would like to adopt one of them.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - Up they all come!!!

The cats are all coming up to Perth from Bunbury.  Kathy drove all the way there and back to get them to safety.  She is an angel.  We have found a foster home for four of them and today I have had a few more people offer to adopt them.  If we cant get them homes they will end up at the Cat Haven which would be very sad. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Flossy in her new home

Isnt this amazing to see.  She is in her new home and already relaxing.  She is still a bit shy but Moira thinks she will come out of her shell real soon.  So happy!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Donation info if you can help

I have had lots of people asking how to donate for the rescue cats. The SAFE coordinator for that region is on holiday this week so I cannot track down an account.

The Secretary of the Birman, Rex & Others Club called me today to ask after the rescues and as we were chatting the President of our club droped in to visit her so with me as Treasurer we had our clubs exec right there. We were thinking of using our clubs account but we have a show happening and the funds would get mixed up. Then I remembered we have a second empty account that has no money in it so we agrred to use it as a place to collect funds. We can then write a check and give the names of the contributers to SAFE Bunbury.

The Account is

Name: Birman Rex & Others Cat Club
BSB: 036019
Acc: 141780

If you would like to post a cheque or money order please make it out to SAFE and we will get it to them.  The postal address is

Pamela Lanigan
PO Box 7047
Applecross Nth 6153

Now what we will do is give all of the donations to SAFE Bunbury. If there is more money donated than these cats have cost SAFE then the extra will be able to be used by them to deal with upcoming kitten season and other fostering activities. 

Thank you for helping any way you can.

Operation Kitty Rescue - The kitties that still need caring homes

These are the poor girls.  I have said I will take on the black tortie in the back.

The sad abandoned boys.  We are taking the red and white boy to try and rehome. 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - The boys have a home already!!

The boys will be going to live with Lara and her family next week. They will need to meet the resident Labrador but I just know they will be fine. How fantastic is that!! We will now be bringing up two more kitties to see if we can get them a home.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - You are going to do WHAT??

Here is Blackie at the vets.  He and Creamy are going to be desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, teeth check and maybe clean and get his nails clipped.  He looks a bit alarmned at the thought of getting his "bits" cut off.  I am really proud of them.  They have done some solid poops overnight.  They have been out of the sleeping box and exploring the run.  I tried to play with them last night.  They looked like they wanted to but dont know how.  Heartbreaking.  I will keep trying.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Monday, August 8, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - Poopy

The boys have the runs. They did eat a lot of food overnight so given the past diet I am not suprised.

They are booked in for desexing tomorrow so hopefully we will know more about their health status then.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Operation Kitty Rescue - One down!

I think we have a home for one of the kitty cats.  Cross your fingers!!  It is a lady who heard about them on facebook.  Yay!

Operation Kitty Rescue - The boys feel right at home

Here is Blackie checking out his new run.  He is such a sweet boy.  He is very dirty and yellow up his legs so I dont think he has been kept in a clean run.  He seems pretty healthy and just a good diet and some love away from being a really special young man. 

And here is Creamy.  He is a total dreamboat.  I am certain he will get a new home super quickly as he is just so pretty.  Excuse the tape on the box.  It is the one my girls have babbies in and I tape a bit of plastic over the hole so the teeny babies cant get out.  I take it away when they are old enough hence the tape!!

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - How you can help

Can you help by adopting or fostering one of the 20 cats?  Please email me at if you can.  SAFE Bunbury would also love donations.  I will post the account info soon so you can help financially as many of the cats require vet care. 

Operation Kitty Rescue - Shelter for the boys

The two boys are going in our side run.  It is netting and was only meant to be for playtime not as a permanant cat home.  So we needed a shelter for them.  While I collected the cats Damien put together a shelter made from some spare sheets of roofing that we had. 

The boys look on in the carriers.

It's taking shape.  Not long now Creamy and Blackie (yes I called the black bicolour blackie, creative or what!!  I love it). 

The finished shelter.

Two big plastic boxes with holes in the side as beds and a litter tray and water.  I put mats down after this photo.  Rough and ready but better than what they had been kept in.  They have lots of space to run and play. 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - Creamy in the car

This is one of the boys.  I have called him Creamy.  He is sooooooo adorable!!!!  Too pretty to be a boy but he definately has some big "bits" for the vet to attend to.  I think he is about nine months to a year old. 

And yes, I have a signed statement as to who dumped the cats and how many plus the condition of them.  I dont want to see these people breeding more cats and giving the rest of us a bad name any further. 

Cuddleton British Shorthairs

Operation Kitty Rescue - The girls settle in

This is the most friendly kitty.  She is a blue tabby tortie and white British Shorthair.  We think she is desexed.  We gave her a cute name but I have forgotton it!!  She would make a really great pet as she is really affectionate.  She just needs a safe home.

This kitty is called Sugar.  She is a young girl and is a bit scared but friendly when you pat her so once she settles she will be a great potential pet.  She is skinny and will need a bit of TLC.  Once she is desexed she will blossom.

And this is scared little Sweetie Pie.  She is small and soooo cute.  I think she is quite young but I am not sure.  She needs some time to shine.  I think her poor diet and possibly sore mouth have made her an unhappy girl.  She will come good.  I just know it.

Oh and this is how comfortable they are now they have some space.

Cuddleton British Shorthairs