Over 250,000 unwanted pets are killed in pounds and shelters in Australia every year, just because they can't find homes.
These are innocent animals, whose original human companions did not take responsibility for them.
Instead of buying a cat or kitten from a breeder or from a pet store, please consider rescuing a cat from a shelter.
Reasons to Choose a Rescue Dog or Cat
1. You're not starting from scratch with an older pet
2. The bond is strong
3. Fewer vet fees - Rescue pets have had physical examinations, have been desexed and are up to date on shots. When you buy a puppy or kitten, you pay for the pet AND for the vaccinations, desexing and other medical expenses.
4. What you see is what you get - When you buy a baby pet, you can never really be sure what type of adult you're going to get. A cat's personality has already been developed by the time it's one year old. A lap cat will continue to be a lap cat and it is easy to determine if the new cat will work out in a multi-cat household. With an adult cat, you definitely know what you're getting.
5. Adult pets are generally better for families - Adult pets generally are better with kids. Pups and kittens can play rough and cause harm to children by biting, nipping or scratching. When excited, large breed pups can knock children over accidentally. Children sometimes handle animals too roughly and can cause harm.
Adult pets are more mellow and more able to get themselves out of harms way and because of this are often more patient with children.
6. It teaches your kids good values - Face it - we live in an extremely materialistic society, in which TV teaches kids that everything can be bought, that they should get their parents to buy them everything, and that anything worth having costs a lot of money. Adopting a rescue pet for your family presents a wonderful opportunity to teach your children basic values of compassion and caring, and also about the value of second chances.
How you can be sure the rescued pet will made you a good home ? The first person who can tell you... It's me ! even my cat didn't come from the shelter but he was rescued cat from the street. And he made a great home for me and my family. So many of my friends around the world are ready to share you a wonderful stories about them. Their love, Their bond. Read their story.Please see below
Moggie : One spot to many organizations where you can view cat's available for adoption from many organization in one website
Ingrid's Haven is located location just south of Broadford, 30 minutes on the Hume Fwy from the ring road, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne CDB.
Mobile: 0417 360 700
Good for dogs, This website have the link for many cat shelters in Australia plus map.
Pet Haven : 6/130 High Street, Woodend VIC 3442
Phone: (03) 5427 3603
Paws and Claws
Not just the shelter you can find the Rescued Breed. You can find them in " Lost and Found " and " Advertising from some owners who look for the new home for cats : Please Click the logo to see the page
Gumtree and Locanto have two category : Lost and Found and Cats and Who need new home, You might need to search in their website.
Many of Rescued Breed made a great home around the world. There is nothing wrong with Rescued Pets. They are most affection and made a great home. And many owners of them and me have so many lovely story to tell you about them. Please see link below
1. Your cats must be micro-chipped before registration.
More information, please see this link :
2. The City of Melbourne recommends that cats be desexed if they are not intended for breeding. Read more, Please see this link :
3. Every cat and dog over three months old in the City of Melbourne must be registered by 10 April each year. Registration is a legal requirement under the Domestic (Feral and Nuisance) Animals Act 1994 act.
The fine for not registering your cat $ 239 and they have permission to access your property.
4. Responsible Cat Ownership in Victoria