Sydney Pet Rescue & Adoption Inc.

Every Life is Precious to Us

              POSTCARDS FROM HOME 2007 - 2009

We just love to hear how our adopted pets are going in their new homes.
Email    us a "Postcard" with your photos, stories and poems, and we will publish them here.

Tabitha and Abigail (was Misty)

Hi Michelle

Here are some pics of them so you can see how they’re doing, they’ve grown into beautiful cats!

Leah 3/7/09


Hi David,

All is well with the kits and they are settling in well.
They have a new favourite game: running up and down the stairs at high speed. I think maybe carpet is a new concept for them? They love it.
They slept on our bed last night - Skye tried to sleep on Hayden’s neck which was sweet, if slightly uncomfortable for him!
We’re absolutely loving them and how affectionate they are – they really are the perfect match for us.
Here they are on their new favourite fleecy rug. How comfortable do they look?!

Thanks again for matching us with our new family members!

Layla & Hayden


Hi David

Just sending you a message to let you know all is going well with Joe. He's loving his new home and I have fallen head over heels for him! (I've attached a picture for you).

Kind regards


Hi, Just wanted to let you know that Phoebe has settled in very nicely into our house.  She is very tolerant of the kids and allows them to pick her up and carry her around all of the time.  She also likes to be the centre of attention at all times and loves being wherever we are in the house.  She was de-sexed a few weeks ago and has now been allowed outside on small supervised visits into our backyard.  I’m sure that she thinks that she’s a tiger when she’s hiding in our bushes waiting to pounce on us.  She also has her eyes on a large kookaburra that visits our backyard each day, however the bird is much bigger than she is so I’m pretty sure that a) the bird is safe and b) Phoebe doesn’t have the courage to try and catch her (yet).

Thanks so much for giving Phoebe a great (second) start to her life.

Kind regards



30/5/09 - Photos of Leroy recovering after his cleft palette surgery in his new home with new friend Jessica who thinks he is the greatest.



               Pumpkin                       Pierre
Generally they are happy and healthy. Pumpkin is an attention freak and always demands your undivided attention. Pierre is far more demure and has a high voice that is incongruous to his size. It’s always amusing.
While Pierre was cautious and skittish at first, he is very affectionate now and both boys normally sleep with me through the night. Pumpkin thought he was king of the household the moment he arrived and nothing has changed there!
Regards, Ben

BOO & ZEKE (EX Timmy & Oliver)

Hi Michelle,
Still in love with our babies!!
They are starting to grow their little personality! They still love each other and cuddle each other as well as us!
Zeke (Oliver) is food hog! I just caught him growling at Boo, when he stole a cupcake from the table!! Naughty little fella! But he is adorable and completely loveable!!  He is enjoying a cuddle in the photo.
Boo (Timmy) has completely out of his shell and is absolutely adorable and cute as a button! The vet advised that he will be smaller than Zeke but he is growing!!
 Both are happy, healthy and overly spoilt boys! They are beautiful and everything we wished for!!
THANK YOU for saving these two little angels!!
Many thanks, Jess


Hi Michelle,

We love Peaches. Our two little girls, Amalia 3.5 yrs and Hunter 2 yrs love her so much and it is really nice to see them cuddling her and "playing meows" with her. They crawl around on the floor and wriggle up to her. She seems to put up with all sorts of things such as being carried aorund and put to sleep with a blanket over her and tucked in like a baby.  Then at night she gets to cuddle up with not just me but my husband too who says that it is nice to have a cat that cuddles.  Please see attached photos she is adorable.

Narell,  20/5/09


Hi Michelle,

Attached some photos of Pepe, during his first few weeks, whilst confined to the house; he is such a happy and responsive little cat and I do hope Casper finds a home soon.

Kind regards,




PRISCILLA -orange tabby girl

"zzzzzzzzzzzz"               "where did that bug go?"
Dear Michelle
Priscilla is just the best cat - happy and so playful and affectionate. Natalie must have been really disappointed to give her up. 
Thank you for your help and good luck with your efforts to find more homes for all your animals.

Kind regards

ELLIE MAY RidgebackX pup born 16/1/09

"This is the life!"                       "Hello, do you want to play?"

Hey Julie,
Ellie May is doing very well, sleeping a lot. :) but still very playful when she wakes up and plays with my cat 'Toby' a lot too. She is our little angel.
She is also booked in for puppy school :)
I have attached pictures of her first few days at home for you.
Thank you,


Hi Michelle,
Just thought I'd send you some photos of Blueboy in his new home. He's doing really well. both the cats at home are spoilt with lots of nutritious premium cat food :-) They are slowly learning to live together. Blueboy still likes to bully Bella the kitten around.. (bites her tail if the humans aren't watching!) but they are becoming better at sharing the house. Bella is a bit of an alley cat and has been raised an indoor outdoor cat.. she is as feisty as they come but has a sweet and affectionate side when she chooses to show it. Blueboy I haven't trusted to allow outside yet without his harness.. in case he decides to trek back to Sydney. Anyway, I hope all is well with you, thanks for all your help with him.
warmly Divya

MAXIE Silver tabby

Dear Sydney Pet Rescue,

Maxie is just brilliant, he is such a character, very energetic, and fun!
He has set up an assault course through our house, through his tube, over the couch and skidding down the hallway to the door. He even greets us at the door when we arrive home!

He has even made friends (through a fence) with the dogs next door, and the cat living behind us. He loves playing in the garden, chasing lizards and delivering some tail-less ones as a kind present 
We are very, very happy with Maxie, he has been awesome. He is very much a part of our family now!

Emma, Andrew & Maxie

Pepita and Frankie

      Frankie doing stretches

Frankie and Pepita have made themselves a part of Yolanda's family. As you can see they are well settled and happy little vegemites.

March 2009



Rusty 'up a tree'

          Stanley            Rusty(above) & Stanley
Hi Michelle,

I just wanted to forward these photos of the boys.  They are getting on very well and play non stop.  The first photo is of Stanley, the second is of Rusty when he first started to go outside (he isn't so interested now Stanley is here so it will be interesting to see what happens when Stanley can go outside) and the third is of the two boys, together.  They are slowly getting closer and closer and follow me everywhere. 

Thank you so much for your help.  

Kind regards,
Nicola,  31/3/09

SPOOK & CHARLIE EX Snugglepot & Cuddlepie

Hi Michelle

Finally herewith a couple of lovely pictures of Spook and Charlie. Although Spook does lick Charlie, Charlie is usually the one mothering Spook as she is doing in each of the attached photos.
We love having them around and although you would not know it from the pictures the pair of them still have their little spats from time to time. I guess that's what sisters do.
I hope all is well well with you and Pet Rescue.

All the best.

WILBUR (m) Blue white affectionate cat

'2 Couch Potatoes'                       "and here is the news for today"
Hi David

Wilbur has now been with us three weeks and we absolutely adore him! He is very smoochy and seems very comfortable in his new home. He loves sleeping on the foot of our bed during the day, sitting on the kitchen window sill and watching all the action outside, and always plays a gracious host when visitors drop by.

So it probably goes without saying that he has found his forever home with us. Also attached are some pictures of Wilbur.

Best wishes
Jane, Sam and Wilbur

OSCAR (blue/white) & MINNIE(black/white)

Hi Michelle & Maria,
Minnie has settled in well at last. She now likes being picked up for a scratch and cuddle and turns on the purr at every opportunity, and on Friday she jumped up of her own accord for her first lap scratch session. She also comes over for a pat when I return home and is seeking out affections more each day. So all seems good on that front.
They both now rule the house in equal measures (Minnie has begun initiating the games of pounce and chase and is big enough to wrestle Oscar now) and are enjoying each others company. They are seldom apart and spend most of their days playing together, grooming each other or sleeping cuddled up.
Thanks for all your great work with the animal rescue process, I know for a fact the world would have been different if Oscar and Minnie were not saved from the pound.

Pictures attached...
1 - Oscar and Minnie watch some Youtube together, they love TV and cat videos. You can see how much Minnie has grown in the past month!
2 - Yin and Yang kittens at nap time

Thanks again, David

(Milo & Otis) now TOM & JERRY - ginger kittens born 23/9/08 approx

Dear Daniela and Michelle,
The boys are beautiful you would be so proud of them. They own our house and the joy in them is wonderful. Both Tom and Jerry are a picture of health and giving us endless joy.

Thank you for making us all so happy.

Norma and John

MEG renamed Millie - gorgeous white cat


Hi Michelle and all at Sydney Pet Rescue
Just a quick note to let you all know how happy I am in my new home.  It took no time at all to settle in and I have been having so much fun with my new family, it has taken me a while to send you a postcard. 
My new family renamed me Millie and I am slowly getting used to my new name.  As you can see from the photos I have attached I have discovered many new places to relax and have my all important 'cat naps'.   I also get heaps of time to practise my pouncing and running skills, my new family enjoy playing with me.  They all think I am extremely clever and talented.
I love waking up really early and jumping on my new owners bed to remind them to feed me.  Sometimes they have trouble getting out of bed, but I find if I nibble on their toes, they jump out of bed and attend to all of my needs.
I wanted to say a big thank you to Sydney Pet Rescue for rescuing me and finding me a new family to love me.
Bye for now.
Love Millie (previously named Meg) living with Sonja & family


Hi Michelle and Daniela,

Rusty has settled in really well.  He still loves chasing his shadow on the floorboards and the kids have had a great time playing with him and his cat toys (the ones with long bits of elastic that they can run around with and he can chase).   He has been great with the kids (even when they deserve a swipe) and takes a nap under a bed when he has had enough of them.  Once they are in bed he instantly appears and follows you everywhere - he loves to lie next to you or on top of you - and purrs non-stop!

Thank you for helping us find such a lovely pet. 

Kind regards, Nicola


Stretches before play

Cat Aerobatics       Chanel's pillow is.....Geordie!

Geordie and Chanel have settled in very well together. They love being around each other, playing, snuggling, bird and fish tank watching, just to name a few of their daily chores.
Chanel has become a little fuss pot and will only eat fish flavored Dine and Gourmet D'Lite while Geordie will only eat raw kangaroo meat. They both love their dry crunchy food and a big bowl of Whiskas milk.
Troy and I brought them a massive scratching tree that touches the ceiling. They love playing on it or just lying around up on the top so they can watch what is going on.
All in all they are the best cats and bring us much joy, laughter and happiness.

Regards, Melissa & Troy

MIMCO & COOPS British Shorthair sisters

Mimco                      Coops
I have attached some photos of Mimco and Coops who have both grown a lot since we adopted them in June!  Coops has a great fondness for food(as you can probably tell!) and tummy rubs. Everyday when I come home from work she runs into the middle of the kitchen floor and rolls onto her back ready for a tummy rub!  Mimco on the other hand is not a food fan but prefers to explore, although at the end of a hard day she prefers nothing more than curling up at the bottom of our bed!

Kind regards, Debbie


"aaah bliss"                        'Sunbaby'          
Dear Julie
We are all doing well.  Simba now thinks he is the boss of the house, and really it isn't far from the truth, he is treated like a king!
We have settled into a routine. In the morning he wakes me up by gently touching my nose with his paw, then when Uli gets up he sits on the end of the bath-tub and watches him showering.  After breakfast he is off outside to sleep in the sun for the rest of the day.  When we get home from work he is always there waiting for us.  Firstly he wants food of course, but then he gets really upset if I don't sit down and brush him for 10 minutes.  As soon as he sees the brush he jumps straight onto my lap. Then it is normally onto Uli's lap for the rest of the night.
He is a real talker - he never stops, whether it is food, loving or to go outside. God forbid if you wiggle your toes under the bed covers.  He has a little ball that he goes crazy over and he loves the laser-pointer. Good exercise for him and we get to sit on the couch. 
The photo of Simba in the sun light on the kitchen floor is so typical of him... he is always seeking out the sunny spots.  Sometime I pat him in the sun and he feels like he is 50 degrees!

Simba is one of the most loving cats I have ever encountered.  When we visited Julie's house to meet her numerous rescue cats, it's fair to say he put on all his charm to win us over.  And he has character, with his rugged good looks (including a missing canine!), constant talking and funny habits (like gently nipping my calves before I feed him or putting his paw on my nose to wake me up), he is a great companion and always keeps us entertained. And he is very fair with the loving, making sure to only spend an hour on my lap before changing to Uli's, then back again to mine. He loves being brushed, and jumps straight on my lap when I bring it out, and he is a sun-junkie (we always catch him sun-baking his belly) -  so if you combine the two he is in heaven.  We love him very much!  A special thanks to Julie who went out of her way for us (and Simba).

Best wishes, Cara

KITSTAR, fluffy black & white kitten

Hi Julie,

Kitstar has definitely made herself at home, it took her about 30 seconds to find the Christmas tree! She definitely has a fondness for anything shiny on the tree! She's fitting in perfectly - eating well, playing about 23 hours a day and sleeping on my pillow for the other hour.
Thanks again for your help and time we really appreciate it.

Kind Regards,
Michelle & Greg
     Hi mum, look at me!


May'09 - Rupert with his fluffy winter coat

Rupert & Kiki                                     Rupert & Ava

Some photos of Rupert with his new sisters. He is particularly fond of Ava, and the feeling seems to be mutual (most of the time). He is a fastidious groomer of himself, and has taken to grooming Ava rather roughly, which she seems to relish most of the time. He also managed to give Kiki three little licks before she ran off a little perplexed as neither Bassey nor Ava has ever attempted to groom her before. No good photos of him with Bassey yet as they mostly spend their together time at night in the front room snoozing or on the bed at night when I am in bed.
David 22/12/08

SAFFRON female ginger- sweet & shy-snatched from Death Row

Hi Michelle and David,

This photo was taken this morning while Saffron was hunting bees....hope she doesn't catch one, and tired out after a hard day on her favourite quilt.


STAR pretty tabby kitten


Hi Michelle & Rachel,

I just thought that you would like to know that the beautiful Star has settled in very well in his new house and is well loved by all and getting lots of attention.
Thanks very much for all your help.  This has added to a great Christmas for us.  Attached are a few pics of Star playing soccer & at his scratch pole & with one of our boys.

Thanks again


MARLEY renamed Q

Q on left with new friend Domino          Q enjoying a cuddle with Darrell
Dear Maria,

It has been two weeks now and Q has settled well into his new home.  Domino and Q get on well (and have even got to the stage of washing each other – a good sign).  There are occasional squabbles and this has been a lesson for Domino – previously when Domino and Vesper had play-fights, Domino was always the stronger cat.  Now Q is the stronger cat – so that has taken a bit of getting used to!  In the evening both come and sit on Darrell and my laps and purr madly.  I attach a photograph above. 

Kind regards,


TOBY & ROSIE born May 2008

Hi All,

Toby and Rosie are doing great. They seem very happy to play with all the toys our girls bought them and to snooze in one of the sunny spots at home. The desexing went well and Rosie's stitches came out last Monday.
After this weekend we'll let them venture into the garden!

Thanks everyone!

Kind regards,

TILLY (renamed TRINNY) pretty med hair Tortoiseshell/white

Hi Maria
This was taken yesterday, Trinny hanging out with Madaleine, she certainly has made herself at home.

EBONY(f) cuddly black lap cat - born approx Nov'07

Hi everyone,
Here are some photos of dear little Ebony in her new home.
The photo on the white lounge was taken on Emily's first night here and makes her look tiny, but she has been eating ravenously since then and is now rather bigger. Salmon is her absolute favourite.
She has adopted some strange bits and pieces as toys - a long blue ribbon that she carries around in her mouth, a black velvet hair scrunchie she wrestles with, and a yellow stress ball  that she bats around the house like she's David Beckham! We also have great fun with a "fishing rod" I made using a ball of tinfoil as bait. 
She is very sweet, and greets me with a tiny "peep" instead of a meow. When she's not too busy chasing moths, she sleeps beside me at night - although she does have a strange (but endearing) habit of grooming my left arm very thoroughly before she goes to sleep. 

Big purrs from Ebony to Rhonda for looking after her while she was waiting for a home, and thanks to all of you from me for rescuing this dear little girl in the first place.

DELTA,now ABIGAIL born approx 30/5/08

Hello Maria, Josie, Marley, Oscar, Ziggy and can't remember your other cats names.

Abi has settled in really well. When we 1st got her home she walked around meowing and jumped and ran at every noise and movement we made. Saturday night  when preparing dinner she climbed up Linda's pants and was very interested in what was for dinner. Eating at the table was interesting also as she wanted to be in our laps and join us for dinner.
Sunday: She did a wee in the litter and as she did it, she did a meow (sigh) of relief, it was very funny. She follows us everywhere and yes, she is now sleeping in our bed..... We got a tunnel and some balls (with bells) and a toy mouse that squeaks. She loves it all, keeps running back and forth through the tunnel and knocks the balls around the house. She also loves playing Laser tag with me (i have one of those small laser lights)
Her new spot is on the computer desk in front of me (whenever I am in the study), where she lays down and falls asleep (after she has tidied up the desk by knocking everything out of her way)
Yes, she does enjoy water, we experienced her paw in the bowl as she drank tonight spreading the water everywhere.
She loves her dry food, to the extent that she wants to help us empty the food into the measuring cup... she isn't a fan of the wet food though, she will have some but always returns to the dry food. We are trying mixing the wet and the dry together.... hopefully that works. She is permanently purring.
We are enjoying her very much and love her to bits.

Annemarie, Linda & Abi xox

JOSIE born approx 30/5/08

I have attached a photo (2 actually) of Josie in her new home.  As you can see she has settled in well and particularly likes this chair!  She was quite unsettled the first night without the other cats, but the second night she was much better.
She loves the toys we bought her and the children love to play with her – I think she is still a little overwhelmed with all the attention she is getting.  We have attached a collar and bell as we have such a big house and she likes to explore, at least now we know which part of the house she is in.  She just loves to chase the ball around and as we have wooden floors this provides hours of fun for both her and us!!!!!
Hope you are not missing her too much, and rest assured, she is very much loved and now a part of our family.  We have also recommended to some friends to check out Sydney Pet Rescue as they are currently looking for a cat for their family.

All the best, and thank you for the job you do – it is very much appreciated by people like us.

Anne, Kevin, Arabella, and Oliver. And of course Josie xxx
October 2008

MUNCHKIN – Stunning Bold Tabby – born approx Nov '06

Hi All,

I have settled in really well with Mark and Jenny and they spoil me rotten! I have shown them all my tricks including how high I can jump for my toys and how I can do handstands to get off the couch! I love looking out the window and waiting for mum and dad to come home and I love blobbing out on the couch, my belly isn't really that fat!!

Thank you for saving me from the pound and giving me a second chance.

Big wet smooches and purrs from Munchkin xox
October 2008

HEIDI - Silver tabby

Hi Michelle,
I have attached some photos of Heidi for you, she is doing great and is very well.

Thanks again,


"Hi all, just a quick update on Princess. We have renamed her Minna. She is doing really well. She is absolutely adorable. She is just such a lovely little girl and we love her. After a few days she is already confident around the house and she has settled into her new home well. She loves playing with balls, but chasing everything that moves is her absolute favourite.
I have attached a few photos.

Thank you all for your help. Will keep you updated,

Alenka & Pete
October 2008


Jungle camouflage                          Stalking                   

Tigger (named because he is both bouncy and stripey) is enjoying life here, loves his own little bed but loves a lap or human bed even more. Being the only cat in the household, he's very affectionate and sweet-natured. He's very tolerant of our three year old granddaughter, who adores him, and has given him her soft Piglet toy and a small teddy which he fiercely tosses around. Tigger's also a champion soccer player, but he's getting too big now to squeeze under furniture to retrieve his numerous balls. But most of all he loves playing in the  'jungle' (back garden) in fine  weather, which he finds very exciting.

Thanks for your help, and for our lovely Tigger.



Tin Tin is doing really well and has settled into life with us.  He is actually a really cuddly cat and loves to sit on our laps at any opportunity (unlike Basil Mr Independence).  They are getting on really well; Tin Tin follows Basil around all day.  They even sleep on the same rug. They love to play on the rooftop garden and hide from each other in the pot plants; this is a real treat as we only let them out when we are at home and also in the garden.  We really can't imagine life without him, he is such a character and always into something.  He is learning some house rules - he took off with my toast the other morning off the kitchen bench!!!

Kathy & Ahmed

Ginger Mick renamed POSSUM

"This is the life"                 "Yummy"

Wot a gorgeous tail !!

Dear Michelle

I have been wanting to send you photos of Possum (Ginger Mick) for ages and here they are!

He is well, still growing and makes my husband and I laugh with his little antics. He is the most beautiful little companion that I could have wished for.

Thankyou again for what you do to place these animals in homes as I wouldn't have my little mate if it wasn't for you.

Regards, Jacquie

MISSY pretty black/white lady

"Come closer little bird, I won't hurt you!"             "zzzzzzzzzzzzz"

"Is it alive?"                          "mmm tastes better from tap"
Missy is doing really well. She's certainly made herself at home and is on her best behaviour when anyone comes to visit. Sometimes I think she's more affectionate with strangers than she is with me! She "lets" people sit beside her on the lounge, but when she's had enough attention she huffs and puffs (very funny - a cat throwing a temper tantrum!!), until she is left alone. I try to give her regular exercise and she has numerous balls, elastic bands, ribbons and shoestrings scattered throughout our home. I like to think perhaps she has lost a bit of weight, but perhaps I am not the best judge.

I have yet to entice her to sleep on my bed at night - the only time she will get on my bed (the photo I have attached is her on the spare bed!) is in the morning and only if I push my quilt aside - she has a very strong aversion to it for some reason - but loves to shred (literally!) the blanket I also have on my bed, until my alarm goes off. Then she's off the bed and on her way to the kitchen! She still loves her food, constantly pre-empting any move I make in the direction of the kitchen only to be disappointed (most of the time - she's very persuasive!). She's very sweet and very entertaining, and certainly a little Miss.

Thank you again for all your help. I make sure I mention you anytime I hear anyone mention they are thinking of getting a pet. You do great work and if there is ever anything I can do to support you, I will gladly help out where I can.


SASHA friendly Maltese X

Sasha is such a wonderful little dog.  She tries to please us and has now learnt to tell us if she wants to go to the toilet.  She has learnt to lead  properly on her twice daily walks around  the area of our home and just loves to ride in the car.
She welcomes us home at night by running around the furniture and jumping into our arms.  Then she runs out to the family room where she has her dinner served.  The days when I'm home, she accompanies me to the railway station where we pick up my sister Carol.  Sasha watches the train come into the station and then looks for Carol's head coming down the stairs.  When Carol arrives she then has to give us both kisses and hugs.
Thanks for providing us with such a little angel.  

Kind regards,



Hi to all,
Tayla adopted Jessica in June and renamed her Faith. Tayla has been unwell for the past 12 mths and Faith made a whole world of difference to her life and also to the rest of the family as Faith put the sparkle back in Tayla`s eyes and in fact helped her on the road to recovery faster than what anyone else has been able to achieve and she just goes from strength to strength, thus the reason Tayla named Jessica Faith .
We are all so in love with Faith, she is the most loving affectionate kitten that is a pleasure to have as part of our family
As you can see in the photo Tayla and Faith do everything together .
Thank you all for ur wonderful help and the amazing job that you all do from love .
Tayla,Tracey, Jye and Lachlan 26/9/08
Following is a poem from Tayla :-
I love my cat day and night
She likes to run
She likes to hide
But in the end
She's mine mine mine !!!!!!!

Coco & Jules (ex Jessie)

Dear Michelle, David and Hannah

Just a few photos to show you how beautiful the kittens are and how well they are settling into their new home.  They play,eat and sleep together, but also spend a lot of time smooching on our laps, neck, chests, legs and any other body part that they can clamber onto.  They are both secure, adventurous, confident, playful, wary and tentative at different times and seem to take turns being 'top cat'.  We are not sure who is going to be the 'boss' yet, but Jules seems to be winning by a whisker.

Thanks for loving them and making them feel secure until they could join our loving-cat-friendly family.  

Warm Regards Janne 14/9/08

AKIRA foxy x pup

Yuki and Akira       'Fun on the beach'

Akira                    with Yuki at home

Akira has enjoyed her first week with us! She had a lovely holiday up the coast with Yuki and here are some photos of them enjoying themselves!
All the best,
Nora, Ed and Yuki

Nutmeg, ginger/white boy rescued from Death Row

I am enclosing a photo of Nutmeg on his favourite chair. You can see he has made this place his home.  We love him to bits.
Helen and Gary

COCO- affectionate long haired fluffy kitten

Here are a few pics of Coco making himself at home on the sofa!

He is very relaxed....eating well....and having fun digging in a few potplants!
We are so happy to have him and he really has a sweet nature and loves nose rubbing with us!
He's right at home and not at all nervous. He has a cute habit of carrying a glove around with him.

Cheers! Robert .

SOOTY Jnr now called BAXTER

Hello all

Baxter is doing very well! After a period of adjustment, he has really taken to his new home and is loving all the attention being lavished on him. He loves laying in the sun on the verandah, chasing his mouse toy and, believe it or not, has decided that my shoulders are the best place to sleep (or should I say, survey his domain!!). He divides his time between languishing on various housemates' beds, warming their feet, and chasing the cursor around on my laptop screen.

I have attached some photos too.

Thanks for all your help guys

Cheers, Aimee

ROBBIE- blue/white kitten- August 2008

Hello all,

Here's a few pics of Robbie (and Tom!). Robbie is settling in nicely and he and Tom are getting along fabulously, as you can see from the pictures they like to cuddle.
He loves getting into everything, especially the fridge and the cupboards. He is so curious.
He enjoys a cuddle at night and likes to curl up on our laps, which is exactly what we wanted. Thanks again for helping us in our search for the perfect addition to our family.

Daniel and Gemma

NICKI now named MIKEY

Hi ladies

I am just updating you on our beautiful boy Mikey ( previously known as NICKI )..
He has settled in to our home wonderfully... We just love him to bits... He is very gentle with the kids as are the kids gentle with him...
I have aatched some photo's...  wow he has grown..

Haley and Family

Wilma(Tabitha) and Betty(Samantha)

Wilma (on left) and Betty
Hi Maria.

Thought I'd let you know that Wilma and Betty are settled into their new home, as you can see from the attached photo.

Wilma was a bit upset at first - she spent the first few hours sulking and growling, but she's very relaxed now and is the bigger sook of the two.
Betty is very much a one-gear cat - she settled quickly and seems much more independent. Betty has also been making attempts to establish herself as Top Cat. I'm not sure how successful this will be.

They've been keeping themselves busy with a number of activities, most of them revolving around a) biting, and b) not doing a hell of a lot. They like their toys, especially the laser-pointer, which frustrates them with its inability to be bitten.

Hope you're doing well, and thanks again for taking care of them for me.

Regards, Ben.

NINA & JORJA (Cally's kittens)

Dear Pet Rescue & Adoption people

Our son, George, adopted two kittens, Jorja (ginger/white) & Nina (tabby/white), on 29/12/07. We would like to tell you that they are growing so fast. They are so different, but both are happy and very good looking.
They have become good friends with our other pets, dog & cat. Nina even sleeps with our dog these days. Here are some photos of them all with Mia (cat) and Pebbles (dog) in some of the photos, too.

Regards, Yoko  June 2008


Sylvester and Nickolas have brought love and peace into our family. Sylvester gets anoying and plus very pushy when he either wants to go outside or have his special biscuts-(cat food). Nickolas is very cute because he always sits ontop of a pile of clothes and does his lamb of god with his little arms crossed and looks very innocent and looks up with his small little head, and sylvester hoggs the heater and sits in front of it and so we all get cold except for him. Sylvester and Nickolas have brought harmony and love. We love them a lot and they are very cute and loving boys.


To the Sydney pet rescue team!

I just wanted to say a big thank you for taking care of me through the hard times and keeping my tummy full. You all do such a brilliant job in finding loving homes for us felines.

I have been at my new home for 1 month now and I am being treated like royalty. I now have my loving mummy Kelly and Daddy Jeremy to feed, love, pat & play with me…most importantly feed me!! I am growing into a big healthy boy (hopefully I don’t get too big) I have an adopted much BIGGER brother, Lynx the panther & was a little worried when I first met him, but now I give him hell and lots of playtime hugs and kisses. He licks me clean when I have made a mess of myself and doesn’t mind if I eat all of his biscuits. I really love my new home…..giant scratching post….mmm warm heated bed and ..and and all my mouse toys, ohh and lots & lots of love ‘n’ cuddles!!!

My mummy likes to give me raspberries and calls me panda paws, she lets me sleep on her pillow every night, I am a very spoilt boy. My big brother and I chase each other up and down the hallway and I often try to get in the dishwasher and love to watch the clothes go round in the washing machine. Daddy is always nice enough to rescue my mice from under the fridge once I’ve had my fun. I’m getting a little fatter around the tummy thanks to my loving parents. I've attached a couple of pictures of me & me and my brother for you to see! God I’m looking good, the image of an angel, but I can be ohh so cheeky!

Cuddles, purrs & lots of kisses to each and every one of you!
xxxxxxxxx Bandit  xxxxxxxxx  30/5/08
(Previously known as Zorro)


Hi Michelle and Jenny.
Well Liquorice has settled in well, I have attached two of the many photo's I've tried taking but black isn't the easiest coat to shoot! He seems happy, I bought a lot of toys, a scratching post and a  Litter Kwitter so we're practicing using the toilet. He's currently sitting on my desk trying his best to get at my breakfast. He sleeps with me at night and gets up at 6 on the dot ready for the first round of play. He also seems to love my house plants, I've bought some cat nip seeds so they've been planted and I'm hoping when they grow it will distract him from all the other plants.
Everyone loves him, thanks so much for putting me in touch with Liquorice. The work you do is so great and I love the new addition to my household.
Danielle. 26/5/08

MUFFY renamed BOB

Dear Sydney Pet Rescue,

I thought I would send you a postcard to let you know how I am doing in my new home.
Robyn adopted me 2 weeks ago and arriving at her place (which is now my home) I spent some time exploring then flopped down on the lounge room floor ready for some tummy rubbing and attention!  My name was Muffy but Robyn decided I looked more like a Bob!  I am quickly learning my new name and tend to answer to it more when Robyn is holding the box of cat biccies!

My favourite game to play is with the feather duster, grabbing it in my mouth then running up the hallway, dropping it, rolling over it and repeating!  It also involves throwing it in the air as well...from my mouth! I also enjoy running from Robyn's bedroom down the hall, across the lounge room and into the kitchen at high speeds, playing with my ping pong balls and also with the cat scratching post which has a mouse on a spring which i can play with for at least 30 minutes non stop!

I prefer to sleep on Robyn's bed but during the day I like to sit on the window sill and watch what is going on outside!  I have a very loud purr which turns on when Robyn only even glances at me sideways!  I definitely love lots of attention!!

Thank you for looking after me until I found my new home :)

love, Bob (AKA Muffy) 12/5/08

GUMNUT & GUMDROP now Annabel & Edwina

Hi Michelle

The gorgeous girls are doing really well.  They are an absolute delight every day and are so funny.  Extremely playful and keep me up at night chasing each other around the bedroom and over the bed and back etc but they're very loving also and cuddle up to me all the time.
Have attached some recent photos and can assure you they are enjoying their new home.

Thanks again,
Sally  23/4/08


Princess, who is now known as Tiger, is the most affectionate and playful little girl and loves her 3 little 'girlfriends'. She always loves to cuddle up and is quite a talker. My husband and I are very happy 'parents' :)
Thank you very much Michelle and Jenny - Sydney Pet Rescue!

Amanda  22/4/08

BOBBY & BENNY, 2 gorgeous black & white kittens

Benny                             Bobby

Hi Rachel and Dimitri,

I just wanted to let you know that Bobby and Benny have arrived safely in Bathurst and are  settling in well. They're currently fast asleep under the bed after busily exploring the  house last night.
They've had fun playing with the toys you sent with them, although the string-and-stick  thing is still plainly their favourite. Their other new favourites include their scratching  post, my computer desk, and the sock drawer.
I managed to get some photos of the boys this morning, including one of Bobby in the drawer. They're settling in quickly, even feeling brave enough to play with our house mates last night. They are very easy to love.

Thanks again for all your help. We're very happy to have them with us at last, and they seem to be happy here.
Tristian 14/3/08


Zazu is a GREAT cat and has the most beautiful eyes. He's 2.6 Kilos and loves the scale - he plunked right down as if it were a soft blanket - crazy cat.  :) My cat, Sabi, is not happy that he's in the house, but I really think it was because he had an odor to him.  Sabi's been chilled as can be throughout the rest of the house and sniffs the door every time he walks by Zazu's room, so I'm sure they'll be friends soon enough.
I've attached a couple photos of him.  I'll definitely keep you in the loop, as we have to go back to the vet in the next couple of weeks to get his second round of shots completed. 

 Again, Jo, I can't thank you enough for picking him up from death row.  I thank you everyday.  :)  I'll keep you posted over the next couple of weeks and will send pics.

Zazu is sitting on my feet at the moment and he's very warm.  But don't let that fool ya - he's as cheeky as can be.  He must've thought he was a good boy yesterday because he helped himself to some treats that were on the counter!  (see pic).

We love him to bits and my other cat Sabi is coming around to being friends.  He has the funniest run - its sideways - and loves to play with Sabi's tail.  We're also trying to get him used to being a lap cat, since he spent 15 minutes on my lap this past Sunday. 
Anyway, love him to pieces - he sleeps on the bed with us and snores which just puts a smile on my face. Thank you again and I'll keep you posted on his progress. 


Hi Michelle, 
My husband and I have just returned from a trip to the US and came home to the cutest Zazu ever.  He and my other cat Sabi are getting along so much better and I think Sabi now enjoys playing with him. I've attached a picture for you - he's growing up fast!  :)
We are a very happy family with Zazu in the house and again can't thank you enough for helping us to adopt our crazy, cute, loveable Zazu.  :)



....and here's a pic of my adopted babies I got from Kalanne just over 12 months ago - Jellico and Patsy.

Julie , March 2008


LIZA (f) Silver tabby/white kitten gorgeous natured

"Boy this sure tastes good"

     "After a good meal there is nothing               "You mean you don't like      
like a snooze on a sunny windowsill."              me nibbling your toes?"  

If Liza is not enjoying a sunny spot on the window sill, she is eating or feeling surprised that she now has a choice of doing either!
The surprised look could be in response to a reprimand when she nibbles my sons toes when lying on my son's bed.

KIKI, BASSEY (ex Casper) & AVA(ex Misty)

Kiki relaxing                 "Aren't I cute?"

Kiki                      "mmm this feels soooo good"

Bassey & Ava                  Ava grooming Bassey

      Ava relaxing                     Miss Camperdown Beach Babe

        Bassey exploring                       Peek a Boo Daddy!     

Kiki is blossoming. She is quite loved by both Bassey and Ava now and is much more receptive to receiving affection from me. She loves to go outside with her siblings on the weekend, but unlike her siblings makes no attempt to "take off". Her idea of leaving home is to go into my neighbour's yard (through a gap in the fence) and sit and watch her in the garden. She is such an easy cat to look after and to please. She is truly a delight and I cannot imagine our family now without her. Her former parent has no idea of what she has missed out on and what a favour she has done me. 
Kiki is currently snoozing behind one of my stereo speakers (she loves to do this even when the music is on);  Bassey is snoozing on a pillow on the dining table in front of me as I write this e-mail,; and Ava (who is mother to all three of us) is sitting at the front door watching for any cats who may be out and about. She too has blossomed and has become a most affectionate cat. I am truly blessed that all three have come my way. I think perhaps my beloved "Dog" sent them my way after the enormous sadness of losing him. 

Here is a photo that a neighbour took (unbeknownst to me) of Bassey and Ava on a mutual neighbour's shed. This is as far as Ava has ventured from Home (three doors down) as she was being led astray by her naughty brother and more photos of all three.

 Ciao. David


4/2/08 Dear Michelle,
I just wanted to take some time out from my "busy life" and let you know how I've been going since arriving in my new home 5 months ago. I was a little shy at first, and hid from my new human and feline family for some time, venturing out only during meal times and calls of nature. With lots of words of encouragement from my parents and big brother love, I eventually braved the elements to find a very loving and caring new life. It took a little while for my sister to accept me, she was also special needs like me when she came home, and so understandably was a bit wary of me. It didn't take long for us to bond though, and now we love cuddling together on the couch during a lazy summer's day. My newest baby sibling is a gem, and provides hours of entertainment. I love grooming her and have taken pride in making myself her surrogate mum when our mum is at work.  

I've attached a couple of pictures of me, though I think you've seen them already. My mummy calls me "pretty face" so I guess I'm easy on the eye, but I frown and get cranky if someone tries to take my picture. I don't know why, I guess I'm just camera shy. My mum tries so hard, she is so proud of me and just wants to show me off so I'll try to let her do it from time to time. I guess it's not so bad, that way I get to feature all over my house along with my siblings - I can't let them steal the spotlight!  

I've put on some weight since being home, I sure do love my food!!! I love the treats we occasionally get, specially the raw chicken necks - yummy! I try really hard to not eat my brother's food too, but he is so slow that on the odd occasion I can't help myself! He is such a gentleman though, he moves aside and waits until I've had enough. I truly do feel loved and treasured by all.   

I just wanted to thank you for taking me in and looking after me when I most needed it. I know it wasn't easy, and you were so sad to see me in such bad shape, but you were able to get me back in tip top shape for my new human family. I am a happy little girl now so you don't need to worry about me anymore. I know you love me and I love you with all my little feline soul, and we will always hold a special spot in our hearts for one another. But I'm happy I was able to find my fur-ever home, so that you are now free to tend to another one of me that may be in need of a true friend.   

I promise I will keep trying to come out of my shell more and more every day. I've been letting my mum and dad pat me when I walk by, and I like having my nose scratched while I'm waiting for food in the kitchen. I know how much they both want to hold me, but they are giving me my space, patiently waiting for me to get more comfortable and trusting. I know they love me, and so one day, in the not too distant future, I'll surprise them by cuddling them. I know how happy that would make them, and so I'll keep trying until I get there. My mummy always says that slow and steady wins the race.
Love and hugs to you always

Luna (your little Molly) xxxxxx

OSCAR champagne ginger kitten

Hi Michelle,
Can you believe that is has been 6 months since we had the pleasure of Oscar joining our family. He has grown so much as you can see in the photos and is really in his own element at home. He is so much fun, a little naughty on the odd occasion (like climbing the Christmas Tree & making Caleb who's 8kg think he can too) but we wouldn't have him any other way. The boys play for hours each day, chasing any insect that has the misfortune of coming into the house and well as tag (which they often bring us into). Oscar has become much more vocal and talkative, especially whilst guarding the fish in the salt water tank (much to Ben's horror) or if anything exciting is happening in the house. Caleb absolutely adores Oscar and it has really enriched not only his life as ours as well to have him. 

Thanks again,  Belinda, Ben, Oscar & Caleb  25/1/08

Molly & Wilson (Lily & Jesse James) - 2 of Mollys kittens)

Wilson                                       Molly
Molly & Wilson were adopted from Sydney Pet Rescue almost 3 weeks ago now & already they are settled into their new home. They both have very big appetites and have been eating us out of house and home but they are growing bigger every day. After they have their food they love to clean each other - they will often lick each other's faces... it's so cute. 
Whilst we have our dinner out in the courtyard they both love playing in the garden together. They have to be supervised while they play out there because they love to climb the small trees! They know they aren't allowed to be climbing the trees but every time they do it they have a guilty look on their face when we catch them out. 
Chris  1/2/08


14/1/08 Nadine's 6yr old daughter Shelby adores her new family members.


Hi Michelle, Jenny and Sid,

Just an update on the progress of Pumpkin and Pierre.
Both are now settled in. They grew into the entire living space well after the first 24 hours and Pierre is now accustomed to and comfortable with myself and the environment. Pumpkin was happy after the first 20 minutes, but Pierre was a lot longer loosening up and wouldn't let me pat him for the first three or four days, but the last 24 hours has lost that insecurity.  They're both playing together, eating well and are super affectionate.

Thanks to all for your assistance during this process and a huge thanks for doing the great work you do in helping animals find decent homes.

Cheers, Ben

MISCHIEF & MEATBALL (Ex Romeo & Daisy)

Dear Michelle

Well.......its been over 6 months since we took home "Romeo" and "Daisy". As we got to know them over those initial weeks and by the time we brought them to the coast in their new home, we'd renamed them again. Scully (the female) is now called "Mischief" because that's exactly what she is a bundle of!  And Mulder (the male) Erik decided to rename him "Meatball".  I don't know why we called him that but it just fits and he eats anything & everything, even fluff on the carpet.  We don't have to worry about bugs as he is always on the lookout at home for them.
We love them both very much and couldn't imagine life without them now. They love us just as much and enjoy the attention we give to them.  Erik is their favourite play buddy and I'm the cuddler.
Usually around 2-3am, Missy will come & wake me up with a little squeak in my ear and she won't stop until I get out of bed and put her to sleep in the back room and lock them both up. Meatball never does this
They are a handful, these two kitties but most of the time very well behaved.  They love people and visitors and have never scratched us or anyone else.  Every month they go and visit my parents (who only leave a few streets away) along with my other cat who lives with my parents, Maddy. Anyway, we usually get out the cat carry cage and Missy runs and sits in there as she knows she'll be going to visit "Grandma".  My mum loves them and they go absolutely wild at her place.  It's so much bigger there and plenty of windows to look out from. As for Maddy, well she is not impressed at all and there have been a few words between Maddy & Mischief but Maddy doesn't seem to mind Meatball that much.  I guess she doesn't like Missy because she is also female.  Anyway, usually as long as they keep their distance things are OK.  Sometimes there is a bit of hissing & spitting but nothing else.

Meatball is such a graceful, mellow cat.  He reminds me of my mum's old cat Hercules.  Erik adores Meatball.  Meatball is very gentle and loves to rub up against anything, even the wall he passes and his tail is always up and flowing from side  to side nicely.  He is very tall, sleek & slender.   
Missy is energetic, fearful and very nosy.  We've never met a cat with such a bold personality.  She loves the vaccum and has a habit of jumping on people's backs.  We sometimes take her for rides on our back when we're on all fours, she loves it!  She is very talkative and squeaks a lot.  She loves her food and is quite stocky. 

Anyway, just thought I'd give you an update on our babies and I've attached a few pictures for you.

Best regards, Candy


Hi Michelle,

Just to let you know I am so happy in my new home with my new Mummy Nikki and Daddy Carl. I am living in a two storey three bedroom apartment with a big balcony so there are plenty of places to hide and run around. I have a real yummy boyfriend called Milo, he is a Burmese like me, his colour is lilac so we really look special together. I know he loves me because he kissed me when we first met and now he grooms me after we have had breakfast on the balcony together. Of course we sleep together but nothing naughty you understand. My mouth is feeling much better, I have put on some weight and am eating red meat as well as the diet you had me on. I am going to the Vet tomorrow to have a check up. 

Thank you so much for looking after me until you found me a new home. I will never forget you. Here are some photos to cheer you up. 

Lots of love from Eloise XX

Little MITZI

Mitzi is doing great. As I mentioned she became very comfortable with us in a short time. She looked so shy when we first met her, and was a little quiet when we brought her into our home. 
However, she has come out of her shell and is very cheeky now. She gets so much attention and never goes without a hug from our visitors.
We couldn't have dreamed for a sweeter kitten, we are glad we were able to help a cat in need and have encouraged our friends thinking of getting a cat to go to the pet rescue rather than buying an over priced kitten from the pet store.
She is eating like crazy and is growing. She is still small but should grow up to be a beautiful girl.
Kind regards,
Marcel & Louise + little Mitzi

TUPPY (previously Timmy)

Tuppy (the Wonder Dog) is a calm and confident dog, so the quiet lifestyle is suiting him very well. The scruffy little fellow is cherished by all who meet him.

Attached is a pic from a recent Christmas trip to the country - Tumut, where he met other dogs, horses, sniffed around wombat holes, swam in the river and helped growl at a snake. The horse (Gallop) is being fed wild apples by Scarlett, while being guarded by Tuppy



From Belinda & Nathan 27/2/08
Cadbury is doing really well, he has settled in with Nathan and I really well. and gets most of the attention! I have attached a couple more pictures of him doing his favourite pastime for you..

Hi Michelle,

 I thought I would drop you a quick email to let you know how Cadbury is going…  I have attached a couple of pictures for you.

Cadbury is doing really well. The first couple of days he was very shy and nervous, we couldn’t get him to eat anything. He wouldn’t have anything to do with my Fiancé Nathan and followed me around the house.. (I think because I'm tall and blonde I looked like Carole to him).
A week later, and he is eating like a horse, has taken a real liking to Nathan, loves lots of attention, and is definitely in charge of the house.
At night he is full of life, runs around the house and jumps on our bed and meows till we wake up, wants us to join in the fun.. he gets in to every cupboard, climbs everything, tackles the Christmas tree, drags the Christmas balls into the shower and doesn't want to give them back.

We both absolutely adore Cadbury!  He was a wonderful Christmas present..

Thank you Michelle!



Lola was adopted some months ago by Bianca and has sent us a photo from her new home where she has happily settled in

RHINO & PEPPER (Velvet's 2 black kittens)

Rhino climbing the Xmas tree

" Hi, this is Rhino, we have settled in nicely to our new home.. a little scared to start with but we had lots of toys to play with and get in trouble with!  We have managed to beg our way into the lounge now.. wow.. we can get into so much trouble! Mum and Dad's Xmas tree went up this weekend... we had lots of fun pulling the low hanging ball balls down.. they have now been put out of our reach.. but we still try.. We also have found some stairs we like to chase each other up and down.. and being the brother I am .. I like to win all the time and tell my sister Pepper  when to come over to me.. I am a bit of a bully sometimes...  our favourite toy would have to be the mouse and ping pong balls..  anyway.. we are very happy in our home and can't wait to get some Xmas Turkey and cause more trouble.. but mum and dad do think we are very cute and funny...."

Georgie,  14 December 2007


Tom                 Jerry
Hi Michelle,

 Just sending through some photos of the "terrible twosome". They are so cheeky now that they have become more familiar with their new home.  They are up for a play when we are trying to go to bed and  and we have lots and lots of toys to amuse them with.  Tom is the more affectionate one who loves to have a cuddle with the girls when they are watching TV.  Jerry is the more inquisitive one who is always checking to see what's going on especially outside. He is constantly sitting by the screen door observing our dog outside.  Neither of them seem to be phased by her and the dog doesn't really seem to be bothered by them (though she is extremely attention seeking when any of us go outside to play with her- I think she may be a little jealous!!!).  Anyway, thanks again for introducing us to a pair of gorgeous companions which have really added a new dimension to our household.  Hope you like the photos......

Kind regards,   Sheila  27 December 2007

PRINCE, Maltese Shih Tzu cross

12 December 2007
Dear Michelle and all at Pet Rescue,
We have had a wonderful year with Prince now a member of the family well and truly.
We are spending Christmas in Melbourne and taking him with us to meet all of the the family. He will get to meet his cousins Ginge, a kelpie and Hervey a pom cross. Grandad has built him a lovely kennel for his two week holiday.
WE have had nothing but so much pleasure from him, & cannot imagine a time without him. We tried to take some lovely photos of him with his xmas hat on but all he wanted to do was chew on it! 

Wishing you a Merry Christmas from Prince and the Picone family

CLEO- one of Velvet's kittens

Cathy with Sassy & Cleo               Dec '07          Sassy being a pillow for Cleo

Cleo  - Nov '07

Cleo arrived on in our home on the 29/11/07 - walked in and made herself at home.  It took a couple of days for her and Sassy to bond, but they now happily play together and have great fun in their crinkly tunnel. Cleo is just a bundle of joy and has a cheeky and inquisitive nature.  Extremely loveable and gives to us what we give to her - lots of kisses and nudges and gives us lots of laughs.
Cleo is named after Cleopatra namely for her beautiful make-up and those lovely almond shaped eyes.

Thank you 'Sydney Pet Rescue' for bringing Cleo to us.

December 2007 - A further update - Cleo is growing big and strong and has just the most adorable personality, she's cuddly and very loveable.  A nervous kitten outside her comfort zone of the apartment and balcony.   New photos together with Sassy.

Best regards

LUCY Maltese X


For those of you who do not know,

Love and kindness how to show,

Take a trip to see this mum,

And see how much work she’s done.


Her jobs are hard, there’s often grief,

But serving pets, is her belief,

She nurses them through the toughest times,

It’s with her, true love you’ll really find.


So take a lesson in your life,

See this woman work through strife,

See the compassion in her eyes,

And salute her effort saving lives.


Lucy my baby was blessed to meet,

This angel treading with weary feet,

She cared for her throughout the day,

She helped to send her pain away.


I salute you Suh, you caring girl,

You truly are God’s precious pearl,

So thanks to you, just once again,

For sharing with Lucy, her time of pain.


So Lucy now  has a brand new Mum

With help from Suh, to home she’s come.

May God be with you all the way,

As you tread your path, each testing day.

With kind wishes and much appreciation

© Kathy Ralph Oct 2007