What a week it's been for our gorgeous cats here at Cat Rescue Newcastle! On September 11th we held an Adoption Day at Pets Domain, Charlestown. It was so much fun meeting everyone who came to visit and show off our darling cats. We raised almost $200 for our cats through cupcakes made by our dedicated foster carers and also through a raffle thanks to Yogurtland Cessnock. To everyone who visited us, donated and/or bought a cupcake or raffle ticket, thank you!!
We also have 3 new happy endings to report on. The first happened at our adoption day where we bitter-sweetly said farewell to our beautiful Bobby, now named Bunni. Bobby was rehabilitated and cared for by our awesome Erin who, like all of us, grew to love her sweet nature. Bobby is one special girl who is extremely loved by her new family. These are some photos of Bobby in her new forever home and with her new Mummy, Stephanie. We love you, precious one! Enjoy your new life with your new family!
Our second AND third adoptions are bundled up into one beautiful adoption. The moment we put Shaun and Jimmy on our Facebook page, I think we had a record number of people from all over Australia ring, email and message us about them. And the requests just kept on coming to adopt these gorgeous pure-bred Devon Rex boys. To keep it fair, this adoption was kept on a "first in first dibs" basis and the first people to enquire about Shaun and Jimmy were two lovely ladies from Byron Bay, Lyn & Broni. They were among many who were willing to fly into Newcastle to meet and adopt these boys. Who could blame them?
After talking to our foster carers, Adelle and Wayne, about these boys, Lyn and Broni were on a flight the next day to Newcastle to meet them! Adelle picked them up from the airport and drove them to Wayne's house where they were being cared for. The moment Shaun (darker coloured) saw Lyn & Broni it was love at first sight! Broni knelt down and Shaun went straight up to her and onto her lap as if he new that she was his new Mummy. Have a look at the instant love between these 3!
Due to Jimmy (lighter coloured) being of a very timid nature, he was a bit more reluctant to come out to say hello as he hid behind the sofa. It wasn't until Lyn & Broni said to Adelle & Wayne that they were definitely going to adopt that Jimmy came out and was placed in his cat carrier. Due to the cats not being able to fly to Brisbane until 2 days later and Lyn & Broni needing to return home that night, Adelle and her fiance decided to look after these boys for two nights and deliver them to the airport themselves. Our foster carers will do anything we can to help our cats find their happily ever afters even if that means organising flights for our cats to catch and deliever them to the airport ourselves. It was definitely a first for Cat Rescue Newcastle but we were more than happy to do it and it couldn't have gone better! Shaun and Jimmy were on a Virgin flight out of Newcastle to Brisbane on Wednesday morning. What a journey for these two cats!
Lyn and Broni have kept in touch with Adelle and sent her the following picture below of Shaun settling into his new loving environment. Jimmy still remains somewhat timid, keeping to his cupboard for security but has come out for pats and cuddles. That's what we call progress! Great job, ladies! What a gorgeous family they are!! The photo on the right is one that Wayne took of Jimmy before he was adopted, just so you can see his beautiful face!
OUR NEXT ADOPTION DAY IS AT PETBARN, WARNERS BAY ON OCTOBER 15TH!
More details to come so watch this space!
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Good luck to Bobby, Shaun and Jimmy!
- The Cat Rescue Newcastle Team xx