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The Cat Corner (Ferntree Gully)


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The Cat Corner

www.facebook.com/TheCatCorner

3/764 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia 3156

Hours
Tues - Fri:
11:00–17:00
Sat:
10:00–15:00

RESCUE AND REHOMING SERVICE FOR CATS AND KITTENS
Founded in May 2007 by Kerri Neumann (Kerri Cat Corner on fb) we are a non-profit rescue and adoption service for cats and kittens from around Victoria.

We are NOT a pet store: our kittens and cats are vet checked, desexed, wormed, vaccinated and microchipped before being rehomed. To help cover the vet bills we charge an adoption fee which is cheaper than the desexing fee alone at most vets.

We offer this service to ensure that kittens and cats go to loving responsible homes and are well cared for in their important growth stages. All of our kittens and cats are loved and well socialised. Most come to us when their (usually very young) mothers are abandoned because their owners did not get them desexed and now do not want to deal with kittens. The mum and kittens are cared for - once the kittens are naturally weaned mum is desexed and vaccinated and when ready is placed up for adoption. We also rescue cats that have found the way into the pound system and give them a second chance for a happy life.

So please, if you are after a kitten, or know someone who is, call The Cat Corner, and help us to stop pet shops and back yard breeders from charging lots of money for undesexed kittens that will then go on to produce more and more unwanted or neglected kittens and cats.

We have a store front and adoption centre in Ferntree Gully which sells animal accessories and a wide range of gift ware, the profits from which are put back into our rescue and rehabilitation activities. Many of the cats and kittens available for adoption are at our store in Ferntree Gully for people to come and meet and fall in love with.
Feral Cat TNR Program
3
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
3.7
Rescue Groups
3
Foster Care
3
Comprehensive Adoption Programs
3
Pet Retention
3
Medical and Behavior Programs
3
Public Relations/Community Involvement
3
Volunteers
3
Proactive Redemptions
1
A Compassionate Director
3
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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my first encounter with this place in wanting to adopt a cat was such a negative one, I applied to adopt a cat , from reading the notice it was painted to make the cat the look as if there was no problems dog friendly etc looking for loving home etc all made to look good, when I applied I was responded to with a no, I let them know of my two dogs and how they were good with cats and I have very placid dogs etc I gave them as much detail as possible to help them feel peaceful about my dogs,i was not impressed with there attitude as they made me out to be some disgruntled person who was upset because I was told no,i did not like the attitude. first of all if the cat had problems being round dogs that should of been mentioned in the advert for the cat so no honesty that was misleading, secondly I was told no even before being able to meet the cat and they never even thought to ask me more questions about my dogs, they based there decision on they don't think the cat would do well with my dogs , so why put dog friendly in the first place they never said can only be around certain dogs and may have some issues etc they told me they know cats very well and the welfare of the cat came first,which I understood but again the attitude. I was drawn to the photo of a cat which felt so nice to me but I explained I understood you don't just choose a cat by its photo, they may be good with cats but there peoples skills left a lot to be desired then they had the gaul to tell me I was was bordering on harassing them just because I stood up and said some truthful things, I then had a feeling to look up there reviews on google and now I wonder why maybe I was not meant to get my cat from here. maybe they have to be more honest with there adverts and how they word them in future because if they kept refusing adoptions based on they don't think the cat may be good with your dog people will stop wanting to even try.i have since adopted a little cat from another shelter and they went out of there way to find out as much info from me as possible and the attitude was much better.
posted by SharonDohnt, on 2017-08-01 18:58:55