Dog Adoptions February 2019

An interesting month with our puppies surviving and thankfully thriving! I've had to concentrate more on the puppies than our other dogs the past weeks and yet we were still able to find  great homes for a few of our special dogs.

We were also able to bring in some new dogs once again too as we slowly return to normal and put the nightmare behind us. Thank you to everyone who gave and supported us in whatever way 🙏

So who found a home ?

Fuzzy - the dog with inordinate energy - if I had a quarter of that I'd be flying .......... He has a home which was made for him - his dad a horse trainer and jockey and it was love at first sight. We missed him at home because it was so absolutely quiet, peaceful and I'm sure I hear a long loud sigh when I came back home without him. Ha ha I loved him but he was a handful and on his own is more than enough for anyone 😳

 

Maple - after her foster parents went on holiday she went off to boot camp and a few days of training she came back a different, well behaved dog - so much so they adopted her! She ran off her excess energy and ditched the crazy behaviour and with a proper walking harness and a ton of exercise our mad Maple is now just Maple 😘

 

Martin - his foster family finally caved in and adopted him YIPPPEEEEEE Even though they already have 3 cats, 2 other dogs, 2 children and 4 adults at home, it's standing room only! He fits with the family and is loved to bits and loves as much. It was such a wonderful phone call and unexpected as dad rarely calls me it's always mum. THANK YOU once again and I promise I won't ask you to foster again - well not for a while anyway😍 

 

Georgia - this one did come as a surprise as her fosters had had 2 tiny Poodles and I guessed they favoured the little ones and then came Sugar. Poor dog was given up and at 2 years old is learning what the world outside looks like. She is the sweetest dog, she made herself at home very quickly and did everything right and before a week was over her new mum and dad asked if they could keep her. Another perfect match, she continues to make progress and I know with the love and patience she receives from mum and dad she'll get there soon.🧡

 

Puppies looking for homes - 

Felix - he's gorgeous and looks most like Gerda I think and he loves the kids, he's going to need a home (foster) on or before the 26th March as his now family have family visiting. By then he'll be about ready to go outside and enjoy the big wide world. Like to meet him ? 

 

Gerda - she's a really pretty little one, quite Lab like to look at with her cream soft fur and playful nature. She doesn't look like the others I suppose perhaps most like Felix.

 

Guinness - the only black puppy and he's too cute for words, with his velvety coat and gentle look and demeanor. Can't resist that little one ..........

 

Freya - she's a bold as brass, confident and fearless, for a puppy so young she is certainly independent. Her furrowed brow and black and cream markings she doe stand out - come and meet her see for yourselves.  

 

Gandalf & Gretel - in foster together and loving the company I'm sure. They look the most alike of the remaining puppies though their characters quite different. Gretel is more bold than her twin brother who loves people company and will gladly seek out attention. When he cuddles up on the sofa she gets jealous and has to gate crash the party.

 

New arrivals

We received 3 new dogs - x breeders, beautiful Shelties - watch this space for more on their progress. Glenda, Lady Gaga & Gideon!

 

 

Fundraiser alert!

Ever thought of having a tattoo? Well do it now our friends and supporters at BLACKOUT TATTOO have given the entire month of March to raise funds for us. Anyone (over 18) can have a tattoo of their pet/s done after a consult by appointment, the total proceeds will go to our animals in need. Just mention Kirsten's Zoo when you make an appointment. 

See you on the 10th and the 24th March for our regular adoption days!

West Island School fair on the 16th - puppies too

Teakha - Mini sale & puppy adoption day on 31st

Our Cat Sanctuary Cats and their Friend

Meet the final 4! 

We are down to four girls which is more than impressive considering there were 47 initially. They've been together for the longest time and they get on or accept the other as they have the space indoors and out to be able to do so. Their flat has been custom made to suit them and give them shelves and spaces to allow them to climb. 

They're all very different in appearance and personality and yet they live together in relative harmony (long may it last). They could go into homes with the right people, experienced cat loving, patient person/s in pairs perhaps easier for them to transition.

Our amazing team of volunteers have been caring and cleaning playing with them and slowly socialising and it is working.

 

Fire - Just like her personality

  

 

Val- very much her own cat

 

Diamond - quite a special cat with amazing coulouring 

  

 

Egypt- our black, sulty beauty

  

 

The last photo and cat isn't actually one of ours however he / she comes to visit and steal food - the girls watch him/her carefully but allow it!

Puppies and Further Help Needed

We've had a serious problem with parvovirus leaving one puppy dead and an astronomical vet bill for the second month running. The saddest thing is it was avoidable and through ignorance, all 5 puppies were infected and one passed away. 

 

I'm so happy to tell you that the remaining puppies Gretel, Gandalf, Gerda, Guinness, Felix and Freya are doing well and being monitored carefully. Sadly we lost Giles. The vet bill will be mammoth once again but we had to try, and you can't put a price on life! 8 of 9 puppies were saved and 2 are in homes. 


Sadly homing has been delayed as well as socialising as they're all in solo foster homes. To date, only 2 of the 9 (Fabian & Freida) puppies have homes -  they weren't infected.

 

We continue to cover the remaining puppies' food and medical, which are not free or cheap either. They all got new beds, again, toys bowls - everything was replaced for the second time (to prevent infection/virus spread)! Once again I need to ask for financial help, it's been a very stressful, difficult time I can tell you! It's not over yet as the pups are contagious 6 weeks after recovery. They've all had one vaccination now and we are cautiously optimistic that they will continue to gain strength and make a full recovery.

If you can and will help once again THANK YOU in advance from the remaining 6 puppies in need - our HSBC account is 848 525382 838 Kirstens Zoo Ltd, and a tax deductible receipt will be issued for amounts of $200 and above.

Thank you for your support and generosity.

 

Kirsten's Zoo at WIS!

It must be near Easter and it's West Island school fair time YAY! 

 

When? Saturday, March 16th, around 11 am - 4 pm. 

 

Where? West Island School of course - we'll be outside the Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam entrance with our puppies, goods and goodies!

 

Why? Because it's great fun and we need your help to raise funds and awareness for us. So pop in and buy something nice for your pet, make a donation, cuddle a puppy or all three.

 

We'll be there with lots of cat and dog goodies as well as puppies looking for forever homes.

 

Jackpot is also coming along to promote and sell his book for our charity - come and get a photo and his autograph! Help us help more animals in need!

 

Cat Updates (and a Bunny Update!) for the Month

We are having a drought on the cat front which is wonderful. If it's because there are less abandoned or in need all the better, but who knows? Anyway, as long as there are cats in need we will help if we can, or if they genuinely need help.

We were recently asked to help 30 cats and of course jumped at the chance until ......... we were told all that was wanted was free food, but we weren't allowed to take them to the vet, desex them or re-home them? That helps the hoarder but not the cats and that was that!

 

Without further ado, here are our lucky, adopted ones this month: 

 

Ms. Bunny - this adorable mini lop rabbit found her forever home where she's getting love and attention, and all the hay she can eat.

 

Flash - an absolutely gorgeous male kitten, though very sick with cat flu when he arrived. We didn't advertise him as we weren't sure if he'd recover. One of our experienced fosters took him home and nursed him, hand fed him and wrapped him in a blanket, and gave him all the love and cuddles he wanted. Since then Flash has gone from strength to strength and almost fully recovered. 

He'll have another check up this week and if all well his first vaccination before going to his forever home, unseen as yet by his new family. We're more than confident that Flash is the right kitten and they the right people🐱 

Thank you Lina & Alberto!

 

Frederick - after a bit of a rocky start health wise, he had one of the worst cases of ear mites I've seen in a while, inflamed eyes, lank, sticky hair and he was terribly thin. Whoever left him on a stairwell should be ashamed, he could have so easily been given to one of many charities. Thankfully he now looks like a million dollars having been cuddled, pampered and treated like Royalty by his fosters - without our amazing fosters our cats recovery would be a lot slower. He will also go to his new home this week and they have a dog who likes cats, lets see how Frederick feels about sharing. He's a real character so incredibly chilled, I suspect he won't acknowledge the dogs existence🐶 

Thank you Kacey & Robert 💕

 

Our cats who are still looking for forever homes:

 

Angus & Benji - not with us long and clearly a bit confused and detached, I suspect they didn't get a lot of attention before however they're getting that now and lots of interaction to try and get a few pounds off. Their lovely fosters commented that they may keep them which would certainly be a big win for the boys. Watch this space for an update and more. 

Thank you  Sue!     👍

 

Santa Paws though not adopted he may as well be he has really made himself at home and is SO loved. He and his foster have regular conversations, I kid you not though I can't say for sure what they find to talk about? They're happy sharing time and space, most evenings on the sofa in front of the TV is the norm for a cat who has been more than difficult. He's found his heaven and his angel.

Thank you Calla 💕

 

Enzo & Yudo - it's both sad and crazy that the boys haven't yet been adopted. Admittedly they have had interest but just not what we wanted for them. They're real characters with huge personalities, they compliment each other, protect each other the bond formed between these two x street cats is amazing. If it takes forever, we wait until we will find them the perfect home. They actually have that now with their fosters but fosters don't last forever and that's what makes it so hard! 

Kat & Matt, thank you 🙏

 

And of course, a big THANK YOU to Deki and Baymax for their venue, time, and help - we wouldn't be able to do it without them.