Based in Terrey Hills, NSW, our mission is to make a positive difference to the lives of companion animals, predominantly cats, by providing places in our foster care/rehoming program, providing affordable desexing through our subsidised and low cost desexing programs, assisting and working with other rescue groups, promoting responsible pet ownership and advocating for positive legislative and social change for companion animals.

CatRescue 901 is committed to rescuing, caring for and rehoming abandoned animals from council pounds. We rely on the goodwill of the community, and the dedication of volunteers to achieve this vital work.

Formed in 2006 to fight the horrific number of abandoned cats and kittens destroyed in pounds, CatRescue 901 not only cares for homeless animals, but proactively tackles the source of the issue by campaigning for legislation change, greater representation for animals, low cost desexing and microchipping, and community education.

We strongly believe that the obscene number of companion animals killed each year in NSW can be prevented through cultural and legislative change. The solution lies with all of us – we only need to be mindful of our actions and make compassionate, but simple, decisions.

CatRescue 901 does not operate a shelter, instead we have a large and growing network of trained volunteer foster carers who provide care for a limited number of animals in their homes. All carers are contractually bound to ensure their animals receive a high standard of care. During this process our Carer Coordinators provide them with unlimited support. Through our foster care program many hundreds of animals are saved each year.

Unfortunately we lack the resources to assist every animal and we are forced to make the heartbreaking decision of only taking in as many as we have space and funds for. In order to focus on those who need help most, CatRescue 901 primarily rescues from pounds. We will assist with stray cats when resources afford us the ability to, but we have a strict policy of not accepting surrendered animals. However we will assist people with responsibly rehoming their animal when all other options for keeping them have been exhausted.

CatRescue 901 is a no kill organisation, meaning that every animal we rescue we commit to until a suitable and permanent home can be found for them. If an animal we rescue requires surgery or is sick we would only ever consider euthanasia if the animal is dying and we have explored every possibility for treatment.

We believe that rescuing an animal does not only mean intervening in their immediate situation, but involves a high level of responsibility and commitment. There are long term consequences, including providing them with a safe, secure environment, vet treatment and having the capacity to rehome them. CatRescue 901 embraces these responsibilities and works hard to ensure the decisions we make and our actions are always in the best interest of the animal.

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Liz Walden

Liz has a passion for all things cat and dog, and was one of the first in Australia to bring Pet Insurance to the market. She has headed up Petsecure marketing for the past 10 years, and is committed to promoting and supporting the amazing work done by rescue groups around Australia, and those who work to promote a better life for all animals

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