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Happy Paws Haven

Happy Paws Haven volunteers and members meeting  

Our next members meeting will take place on Sunday September 12 at Happy Paws Haven.  The meetings start at 1.30pm and finish about 3.30pm. Current members can participate via Zoom. We are looking for new members, fresh ideas to assist us to move forward in this new environment caused by Covid19. If you would like to become a member of Happy Paws Haven, contact [email protected] to get a membership application to fill out, bring it to the meeting. You will need to bring $30 membership fee. We need new ideas for the remainder of 2021 and beyond. We need a new fund-raising team, people to write our animal stories and what we do for social media so come and join us and contribute to the Team at HappyPaws Haven where all ideas are good ideas!

Rescues and surrenders

We are trying to limit the number of animals being rescued. Our restrictions are not only financial but also due to vet availability and volunteers. We are restricting our capacity to keep our numbers down due to Covid-19 and the impact on our donations. Our numbers in care are being carefully maintained. We will be rescuing the cats from a deceased estate, we promised the owner when she was alive that we would make sure her animals are ok and we are making good that promise. We are also actively working with two other rescues to make sure the large scale euthanasia that took place at Cobar Pound does not happen again. Rescue was not informed in time to save those animals, we all could have taken 2-3 and all the lives including the mother and the new born pups, it was just so sad to hear about yet too late to help.

Cats and kittens for adoption this week:

We get all cats vet checked prior to adoption to make sure that we comply with the standards required by any pet shop. We have adopted out well over 1200 cats over the last 12 years and only a very very small percentage having developed any illness as a result of the change in environment but now we are being extremely careful. All our animals are microchipped, immunised and desexed as soon as possible after they arrive. Our Rehoming number is R251000043


Misty and Fluffy were surrendered together they were very loved by their old owner who could no longer keep them as they were selling their home to go traveling around Australia. They were a little overwhelmed when they first arrived keeping very much to themselves. They are lovely affectionate cats looking for a quiet home to go to. Fluffy still has not integrated well and comes out to feed and toilet. Misty does not have much to do with her daughter so they can easily go to separate homes. Misty came a little dehydrated but is fine now. She can be demanding and unlike her daughter is not at all shy. She is very friendly loves attention and cuddles 900215002925543


Aura and her sisters were found with their mother, they had been dumped and no-one wanted them. Mum although timid and a little shy, has been adopted. “My sisters and I had had very little to do with people so we are not so sure about them so will run and hide. We are getting used to being stroked and occasionally pick up but not for long. “ “They say we are feisty and scared still a little feral but I know if someone is gentle and patient we would soon learn to trust it may take a little time. We need a quiet home not with young children or noisy teenagers. We re desexed chipped immunised and regularly treated for parasites since we have been in care. We just want some gentle loving without too much noise.” 991003000593897


Loren arrived as a small baby in a litter of six with their mother Loulou at the end of September and went straight into foster care. Loulou was a wonderful mother making sure her babies were well fed although she was in a bad state. Loren is a lovely young lady and gets on well with all the other young cats in the kitten house. She is an affectionate, playful mischievous young cat. She loves being stroked and will happily come jump up on your lap only to run climb and play a few seconds later. She is desexed, microchipped and immunised as are her siblings ready for their new homes. 991003000829323.

Dogs and puppies for adoption this week:

We get all dogs vet checked prior to adoption to make sure that we comply with the standards required by any pet shop. All our animals are microchipped, immunised and desexed as soon as possible after they arrive. All dogs are also tested to make sure that they do not have heart worm. We have rescued and adopted out well over 1300 dogs over the last 12 years. Our Rehoming number is 251000043


Kevin came with his brother from a trainer near Casino. Their owner and trainer is elderly, has retired so to help him out we volunteered to take two of his beautiful boys. Like all greyhounds they love to have a play and zoom first thing in the morning and later in the afternoon. In between they prop and stop becoming couch potatoes. These two young males are well behaved, quiet, affectionate, gentle loving dogs. They would be very suitable as a companion to anyone regardless of their age and wellbeing. They are great pets for anyone with a bad back as you don’t need to bend down to groom them or give them a stroke or a gentle pat. They should not be homed with small animals but they love humans. They love being around humans and are low maintenance dogs as they do not require much exercise. They have been desexed, immunised and have a micro-chip. They also have been wormed and treated for all our common parasites. 956000008689292


 Arnold was a reluctant surrender his owner had to move out of a domestic violence situation and was not able to take her dog with her. Arnold is a lovely young man who gets on well with other dogs and people. Typical teenager needs some training gets excited when someone pays some attention but soon settles. He loves to run and play he is not sure about cats whether bark at them or not. He is a lovely friendly affectionate playful young man. We think he has some red cattle dog in him going by his markings. He is nearly as tall as a greyhound so we are not sure what else he is maybe it is a huntaway or some sort of hound but who knows. We have had him for some time now and I really don’t know why as he would make a lovely second dog for any family, unless you are away working full time. He would need a friend to play with as he is not keen on being on his own. He is desexed chipped and immunised like all our animals are.  900079000643696


Dango came in due to his owner having to have an operation and unable to care for his dog for several months due to his injury. Dango was bored, was starting to be naughty as he is a young kelpie cross. Dango is a loving very smart active young man with good manners. He would love to join an active family or be with someone who would spend the time training him to participate in one of the many dog sports such as scent work, agility RallyO or something similar. He is desexed chipped and immunised like all our animals are.  941000025600707.

HappyPaws Haven is open seven days a week for animal adoptions. Phone: Sally on 0419 404 766 or 6644 9936 seven days a week, or email Sally on [email protected] or visit HappyPaws at