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Happy Paws Haven Update

We urgently need more volunteers!

We urgently need volunteers and it is very easy to be socially distanced from others here as we are working with animals. We have ensured that the tasks are split up into single areas for each person. We urgently need help especially with the dogs and with cleaning and maintaining their yards and cabins. Donations are drying up as people pull in their belts understandably to prepare for whatever is around the corner. We would like to put together a working bee to tidy up Happy Paws Haven, it is far to bigger job for one person.

The end of Financial Year is not far away, please help us help the animals by donating to your local animal charity. We need to refurbish all the dog cabins and complete the outside cat area. We need volunteers and donations to assist us in getting this done for the animals. Please spread the word as we really do need your help! Either through PayPal using our email address [email protected] or via our bank, the Bendigo Community Bank in South Grafton BSB 633000, Account 130786031 and our account name is Happy Paws Haven Inc. All donations over $2 are tax deductible. We are an ACNC endorsed registered charity. Our ABN is 79928920087, CFN 23496

Happy Paws Haven volunteers and members meeting  

We are scheduling our first meeting to take place, weather permitting, in the breeze through (carport) to comply with the social distancing requirements of Covid-19. This will be our first normal monthly meeting for some time. We need to schedule the AGM before August 31 and our next meeting will be held on June 21.  All our meetings start at 1.30pm and finishing by about 3pm. 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 $20 membership fee.

We need new ideas for the remainder of 2020 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!


Now for the cats and kittens for adoption this week:

We get all cats vet checked prior to adoption to make sure that we comply to the standards required by any pet shop. We have adopted out well over 1200 cats over the last 12 years and only a 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. Rehoming number is 251000043.


My name is Esme, I was dumped in a box with 10 other kittens and our mother outside a house near Myrtle Creek. She had lots of cats of her own and just could not afford to take on all of us as well, so we went into foster care. We have now grown up into lovely affection young cats. I have had my operation and all my needles with the others from the kitten house and now we are ready to find a wonderful loving home. We are all loving friendly affectionate young teenage cats about 8mth old waiting for a loving home. Microchip: 900079000382726.





Torin and his three siblings came at the same time as Erica and her family. They were found out near Clarence Way not far from a creek in the bush, they were young and friendly not at all wild. They were picked up put in a box and left at our gate with the hope we would find them before the dogs or the eagles. All are black with little tiny tufts of white in their ears or their chest or under their chin with the exception of Toshi. They are all very friendly affectionate young cats. They are all desexed, vaccinated, micro-chipped, regularly wormed and deflead regularly ready for their new homes. Microchip 900079000382719.




Miss Molly was surrendered to us at the beginning of 2017 as she was found on a property with another female cat by people moving in who could not keep them as they had dogs and they were frightened that the dogs might kill them. One they had called Molly who is a pale apricot colour and the other was Mussicat with longer hair and more gingery in colour. These beautiful ginger females were both pregnant, we found out later. Miss Molly had only two kittens which have grown up to be beautiful affectionate mischievous young cats like their mother and have found loving homes. Miss Molly has a mind of her own, she can be loving and affectionate and then she can be aloof with attitude. Miss Molly has been desexed, micro-chipped, immunised, and regularly wormed. 943094320411143.



Now for the dogs for Adoption for this week:

We get all dogs vet checked prior to adoption to make sure that we comply to 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.

Hi, my name is Red, I am not entirely sure what breeds my parents were some say there might be a little bit of Lab, a little bit ridgeback and who knows what else. I love people, their kids and I like being with my mate Sirus and most other dogs. I prefer not to share with a bitch unless I have too. I love to play with toys and run in the park but I am not overly active, I sit when I am told and come to my name, sometimes I even shake hands but I have been told we can’t do the at the moment. I have been desexed, only last weekend. I am microchipped, immunised and been treated for the usual parasites. 900079000630579.




Romeo is a handsome male who is very welcoming to everyone. He loves to spend time with people and gets on well with most other dogs. He needs a strong owner because he is powerful when he is on a leash but will become easier to manage with extra training. He loves walk time and an afternoon snooze in the shade. He is excitable but obedient, knows how to sit and come and doesn’t kick up a fuss at bedtime. Romeo is an all-rounder who will be a good companion for either a single, couple or family who has time to spend with him and put in a little bit of extra training. He is smart and once he knows you’re the boss he will love to follow your directions. He likes his four legged girls on the bigger side. He tolerates the small girls but his latest pen mate is a Roti. He really loves people. He is a gorgeous dog who needs a strong owner. He is a beautiful SharPei with a wonderful loving personality, he is desexed immunised micro-chipped and regularly treated for parasite. 900164000514888



Zed is a lovely friendly playful very smart dog with lots of energy so needs to be with an active owner who works from home or is able to him lots of different things to do to keep him both mentally and physically occupied. He loves being with people, playing with children and other dogs. Zed would make someone a good mate and loving companion. He is desexed, micro-chipped, immunised, up to date with parasite control ready for his new home. 900164001717183


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

Sally Rogers
HappyPaws Haven