About the shelter
As one of the smaller animal rescue groups in Sydney, Australia working with local colony cat communities, Claw-some Animal Rescue is run entirely by big-hearted volunteers who rely solely on donations to advocate for the welfare of colony cats as well as cats and kittens on death row at council pounds and local shelters. Members of the rescue came together over seven years ago having developed a common passion for working with a local group of colony cats after moving into an area that had a large colony living in the community park.
As supporters of the TNR (trap, neuter, release) system for members of colony cat communities, Claw-some Animal Rescue believes that colony cats can live in harmony with the community they belong in. Those running the organisation believe that educating the neighbourhood about colony cats and following the TNR system would be beneficial to the animals, instead of trapping them and hauling them off to council pounds to be put down. The group is keen on rescuing kittens from colonies that can still be socialised into homes. They offer mentoring and support to similar people or groups who may have their own cat colonies in their neighbourhoods.
All cats and kittens from Claw-some Animal Rescue are adoptable. Cats and kittens up for adoption have short profiles and photos on the group’s active Twitter and Instagram pages. Enquiries for adoption can be made by filling out a short form. Though mostly dedicated to cats and kittens, the rescue group has the occasional dog or puppy for adoption. Like all rescue groups, all rescues are litter trained, desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, and treated for worms and fleas.
The group operates under a fostering and rehoming system. However, they have not indicated their needs for volunteer foster carers, perhaps particularly because it is a small, community-based organisation.
- Claw-some Animal Rescue seeks to make a difference in the lives of local colony cats by following the TNR (Trap, Neuter, Release) method.
- Their aim is to socialise and adopt out young, friendly kittens from these colonies, as well as rescuing cats and kittens on death row.
How you can help
Are you a “claw-some” person who can be purr-suaded to lend a paw or two to this organisation? You too can make a difference in the lives of colony and rescue cats by donating to their cause! Donations go towards the veterinary care and “feeding, desexing, transporting, fostering, and rehoming local shelter and colony cats.” Claw-some Animal Rescue is also open to material donations. Contact them to find out how to donate cat care goodies or see their list on Amazon!