Westie Cat focuses on the desexing and re-releasing of colony (community) cats where appropriate, commonly known as the trap neuter release rescue (TNRR) process. We believe in the preservation, where viable, of community cats and their well-being as but one management strategy to help community cats. In the process we rescue dumped kittens and cats, those from dangerous or neglectful situations, and socialise cats and kittens. We also do occasional community outreach where we will assist with various feline situations that members of the public contact us about. Those rescues who are assessed as suitable for rehoming, we foster and re-home to appropriate homes. We are not a shelter, have limited funds, and have a small group of foster carers who care for our animals in their homes. We work in collaboration with local community welfare orientated veterinary clinics. We are committed to the Getting to Zero initiative.
All our cats and kittens have been rescued from various situations, and are living in foster care around Sydney. The animals are vet checked, healthy, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated (1st, 2nd or fully vaccinated), and flea and worm treated. Kittens are adopted from 8 weeks of age. Any kittens adopted at this age, a desexing voucher and follow-up occurs to have the kitten desexed when older which we co-ordinate. We charge a nominal adoption fee ($175 for adults and $220 for kittens) to help cover our costs and to assist other cats and kittens in need. People are welcome to meet the cats and kittens if interested. A 2 to 4 week trial adoption period applies on all adoptions and phone and/or visiting support is available if the need arises.