Sanctuary Cats & Adoptions
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SPONSOR OUR SANCTUARY CATS
Why we need your help
To continue providing regular veterinary health checks, vaccinations, flea & worm treatments, food, litter, bedding and other supplies for our Sanctuary Cats is a huge expense for our rescue. We don’t receive any funding and rely solely on donations.
What can you do to help?
From just $20 a month, you can sponsor one of our beautiful Sanctuary Cats! You will receive an email every three months with an update on your cat and some lovely new photos.
KITTENS, KITTENS, KITTENS!
Our partnership with Petbarn Rosny
We currently have some gorgeous cats and kittens available for adoption in Petbarn Rosny (25 Bligh St, Rosny Park TAS 7018).
You can meet them anytime during their opening hours Monday to Saturday 8.30am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm. If you have previously spotted a kitten you love, call the team at Petbarn to see if it is still available to avoid disappointment.
HOW ADOPTIONS WORK
All of our cats are:
- had their initial vaccination
- wormed and flea treated.
We do a two week trial with every adoption, so if it does not work out we will require that the cat is returned to us and you will receive a full refund.
You can check our cats for adoption below and on our Facebook Page. There are delays with uploading our cats – this means cats shown here might already be adopted or cats that have become available are not shown here.
ABOUT SILVESTER & STALLONE
(Males, both approx. 3 years old)
These boys have spent the past 6 months in with their wonderful foster mum and this is what she has to say about them.
“Silvester and Stallone are the most gorgeous sweetest boys, 3 years young. They may be very shy to begin with, but once they trust you they have so much love to give. Silvester is a comedian when hes not entertaining you he will be snuggled up on your lap. He will even ask to be picked up and cuddled. Stallone is a little more reserved but still loves a good cuddle and enjoys having his long glossy coat brushed to keep it in top condition. Given a little time these boys will be the most loving family members. And the real bonus is you will never have to go to the bathroom on your own again!!”
Silvester & Stallone are very bonded brothers and will need a home together.
These boys require a very special home. They need a home that can commit to their special dietary needs (they have allergies to certain cat foods and are on a specific diet).
Stress-free home – They need a very calm and patient home, we can not stress this enough!! They have not had the easiest life until coming into care with their current foster mum and we really need to make sure we find the right home for these boys. If given the time to settle in and gain trust these boys will be the most loving and loyal companions.
Children – They require a home without young children.
Inside only – They require an inside only home.
Other cats – They have been great around other cats but will need to make sure they can not access the wrong foods if another household cat is on a different diet.
(Female, approx. 4 years old)
Celeine is a sweet girl who loves pats but does not like to be picked up, well not initially anyway!
She gets more confident the more time you spend with her but can be a little timid at first.
She gets on well with the other cats but she is the boss lady to them all. She gets on well with our little shelter dog also. Celeine would best suit a home without young children and inside only.
ABOUT PETAL & PRIMROSE
(Females, mum and daughter)
Petal & Primrose are in need of a wonderful forever home together due to no fault of their own. This is what their current owners have to say about these beautiful girls: “Petal and Primrose are in need of a new loving and patient home together. This beautiful mummy Primrose (long-haired) and her equally beautiful baby Petal (short-haired) have been living in a home for 4 ½ months with a family who adore them, but unfortunately their senior Burmese boy cat is very territorial and simply cannot get used to them, making their current home too stressful for them. Primrose and Petal didn’t have the best start to their life, and as such can be timid and easily frightened. This is why they are in need of a forever family that is patient with them and willing to spend the time to gain their trust. The girls would be most comfortable in a quiet, calm home without children or other pets, as they can be easily stressed. Over these 4 months, Primrose and Petal have made extraordinary progress which is why we know that they would be so happy in the right home. Primrose is the more confident of the two. She LOVES cuddles and brushes of her beautiful mane, readily purring and giving big headbutts. She now tolerates being picked up but only for a short time. Petal is more hesitant and can be easily frightened, but she is very playful and curious. She does love cuddles and will purr enthusiastically, but she requires a very gentle, patient approach and will let you know when she needs her “me time”. She isn’t the biggest fan of being picked up. Both the girls love to play and explore. They will play with just about anything. When they first came to our home, it was clear they had never been allowed to spend time indoors and they had no idea what carpet, beds or couches were. Now, they just love to roll around on a soft surface and curl up together in the sun. To their future forever family – these girls may be hesitant at first, but once you gain their trust, they have so much love to give, and they deserve all the love in the world.”
These girls need to be indoors cats and they need to stay together as they are so close and become anxious if they don’t know where the other is.
(Male, approx. 6 months old)
This is what his wonderful foster mum has to say about him: Beautiful Murry is just hanging around wondering why he isn’t good enough for someone to take him home. Murray is shy but a very snuggly lap cat with a very loud infectious purr. He has some unusual tendencies also, he can pick up metal objects in his mouth and relocate them. He can also remove larger objects like shoes and TV remote controls, he can be seen dragging things to and from room to room. He is definitely not fussy with food and is learning how to walk on a harness.
Murray is Dog friendly and loves the company of other cats.
This is what her wonderful foster mum has to say about her: “Ori has been a delight to have in our home. Coming to us with her siblings Ori was a teeny-titch with a reserved attitude. Over the past few months Ori has come out of her shell and involves herself actively in all that is going on in our busy household, getting along well with the older cats and baby-kittens alike! Ori loves to play, but is still gentle. She especially enjoys the tunnel, toy wand/lure and ping-pong balls. She also loves to snuggle on your lap, making biscuits on a soft blanket is a regular occurrence. She often demands to be picked up by climbing on the highest possible piece of furniture, or scaling your arm like a tree … she then likes to be carried like the queen she is, or is up on your shoulder like a parrot. Ori is a good eater, with chicken mince being a favourite, she’s super neat with her toileting and definitely prefers the cleanest of litters.”
Ori gets along well with the older cats and baby-kittens alike. She has never been outside and, like most hand-raised kittens is inquisitive and needs to be a part of all the happenings.
Polly didn’t have the best start to life and was lucky enough to go into foster care. This is what her wonderful foster mum has to say about her: I have really enjoyed having Polly live with me for the last four months. She had never been in a house before, I did wonder if she would ever come out of her shell. I gather she was a stray prior to staying in the Launceston Shelter with Lesley and then spending some months with the team at Penna. She is a quiet soul with a gentle meow and often ‘whispers’ which is very endearing. On the flip side she can also give you a ‘tap’ when she thinks it is time for (more) food! She has a good appetite and never says no to a snack or a meal. More recently she has gained the confidence to have a snuggle on my bed while I’m reading and will hang out on the couch or with me in front of the heater.
This is what her foster mum says: She is probably best suited to a quieter house with one or two adults. She is still a bit uncertain and cautious if there are new people or I move about quickly. She really doesn’t like the vacuum cleaner (so it’s a great excuse not to turn one on very much). With some coaching, I think she may make one of the local football teams. She is developing great ball skills and runs rings around me in the morning, while I am making breakfast, with a scrunched bit of paper or foil. Another current favourite is ‘bite the toe through the doona and pounce on moving feet’. She has been a polite house guest using the litter tray and sleeping in the beds provided for her. She may even have started to enjoy my company and gives me unimpressed looks when I get ready to leave for work. I think she will continue to gain confidence and blossom in a furever home now she knows more about daily routines and what her humans get up to. It is often said about shy people we are rewarded if we take the time to get to know them. I think the same can be said for Polly.
(Male, 4 years old)
This beautiful big Pantha boy so deserves a home of his own, Benji has been at our penna shelter for 10 months now. Sadly, black cats are always last to be adopted and we just don’t know why. Benji is such a sweet boy but a little timid initially. He would blossom in a nice calm home with someone really special who can give him lots of love.
He is great around other cats and doesn’t seem bothered with our shelter dog. He would best suit a home without young children.
She is Tilly’s sister and such a talker. She has a lot to say and will have a full on conversation with you. She loves pats on the head and on the back. Her favourite toy is a little mouse and she will run around with it for ages! She doesn’t really like to be picked up but will tolerate it. She loves being around you and never gets sick of attention.
Coming from a home with other cats, so she’s very well socialised.
(Male, months old)
This is what his amazing foster mum has to say about him: “Little Bruce came to me very scared of everything and anything except his brother. Foster care has taught him to be so brave around humans and in a home environment. Once his brother (who was extremely extroverted, demanding most of the attention) left for his forever home, Bruce truly started to blossom into a snuggle bum. Bruce is still easily startled by loud noises therefore needs a patient, quiet home to reassure him he is safe. Once confident around you he will truly show you just how much love he has to give.”
Bruce is best suited to a home without young children.