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3.3.15   So many horrible rescues this year already! Operations & nursing have all been successful so we look forward to getting these animals ready for their new homes  in the near future!

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Fishing hook injuries

Posted by Critter Rescue on Sunday, August 31, 2014, In : Dogs&Cats 

August has been a month of duck & dog fishing hook injuries.   We have now had 4 ducks & one dog come into our care with injuries from fishing hooks stuck in their mouths or feet.
This highlights 2 big problems:
Firstly people are leaving, dumping or disposing their fishing gear in public areas irresponsibly.
Secondly people are dumping domestic pet animals in public parks or watercourses. 
A deadly combination!
Critter Rescue now has big vet bills to get the hooks out & medicate the animals.

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Don't forget our Winter Appeal

Posted by Critter Rescue on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Pet Food Donation Bin 

Please spread the word that we now have a Pet Food Donation Bin at Goldman's Petland in Cessnock.
Our Winter Appeal is now on for food for rescued animals. You can donate via this website or contact us direct
or drop some non-perishable pet food in the Bin at Goldmans. We have very many needy animals this winter

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BIG thank you

Posted by Critter Rescue on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Volunteer 
Lots to cover but to everyone who has lent a hand over the last few months ..... a big thankyou.
First thanks to all those who turned up to help with the 2 GIANT rescues last weekend (goats and ducks). We don't even know who you all were but it was great to see so many caring people.  Also big thanks to Julie who has persisted with the gosling adoption process (picture below shows one of the groups of rescued babies almost being accepted by a new goose family...only a few hisses). Thanks to th...
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Pet Food Donation Bin

Posted by Critter Rescue on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, In : Pet Food Donation Bin 
We now have a Pet Food Donation Bin at Goldman's Petland, in Cessnock. Please consider a donation if you are in the area. Or you can make a money donation via this site.  It has been a very busy period for all us volunteers since last Christmas with record numbers of animals needing help.  Many times we rescue a whole herd, flock or litter of animals from starvation or neglect at one time. So food is always needed desperately.   Here's a photo of Rooster Guy making our bin

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Bit chewed but now safe

Posted by Critter Rescue on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : geese 

Big THANKYOU to local Year6 school girl Jessica who rescued a goose being attacked by a dog at the park.
After chasing the dog away she and her mum wrapped the goose in a car seat cover and took him to the Vet.
He looks abit chewed in this photo but other than that he's in good health at our Shelter & getting over his ordeal . Geese are not safe at local parks. Please never dump a goose at a park.
One Lucky Goose.

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Visit us on Facebook

Posted by Critter Rescue on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : facebook 
We are now on Facebook.  Join the fun!

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Funny Pic

Posted by Critter Rescue on Monday, August 26, 2013, In : Rescues 
We thought this was a funny photo. Taken at the end of a recent exhausting pig rescue. Pig & human are now doing fine!

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Recent Duck Rescue Update

Posted by Critter Rescue on Wednesday, June 5, 2013,
The really sick muscovy (which was one of the ducks dumped in a local park & rescued by Duck Whisperer Danielle) is still hanging in there.  She is in the care of DW Danielle who is giving her lots of TLC and supplements. She was in really bad condition & it was touch and go but thankfully she has improved a great deal.
Although kind members of the public regulary feed ducks & geese who have been dumped in our local parks, there is no-one protecting them from predators (it must be remembered ...
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Hey we are now on Facebook

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, April 27, 2013,
find our page on Facebook and LIKE us.  Then you'll be up-to-date with all our activities.

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February torrential rains meant lots of rescues

Posted by Critter Rescue on Sunday, March 10, 2013, In : Ducks 
February turned out to be a terrible month of flooding rains especially bad after the drought of the last few months.
We were kept busy with wet smelly dogs, half drowned cats, goats trapped in swappy areas, drenched hens & roosters.
We worked with Native Animal Trust Fund ( ) volunteers to rescue and re-home muscovy ducks who were dumped in a park in Newcastle during the deluge
So far 17 rescued and 3 re-homed, a work in progress...
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Storms & flooding

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, February 2, 2013,
Unbelievably, we have gone from a really bad drought to a period of severe storms/flood in a matter of weeks.  We were buying water for rescued farmyard animals last week to now having flooding problems for many of our carers & our Shelter. What is that Aussie poem....''from droughts to flooding rains, The Wide Brown Land for me..."?  A big thankyou to Velma from who organised a team of volunteers on short notice to be on standby all through the night of the se...
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Summer, Drought, Xmas Holidays

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, February 2, 2013,

It has been a terrible summer with record heatwave conditions. Critterrescue volunteers have taken too many abandoned & neglected pets into care.  The drought has meant alot of local people just cant feed their farmyard animals and the Xmas holiday period has meant alot of people have just abandoned their pet dog/cat/guinea pigs/birds etc to go away on holidays. It has been a really busy period for us. Hey everyone help us by reminding people not to take on a pet unless they can provide for t...

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The Winner Xmas Hamper Raffle

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Christmas 
The Winner Got the LOT!!! There was only one winner of the critterrescue Xmas Hamper & she was so excited she drove an hour to be sure it was true.  When we phoned her she couldn't believe it & said she'd never won anything before in her life!!  It was a great Hamper with a huge amount of great stuff from local packages, accomodation, dinners, lunches, electrical appliances, garden art etc. A big thankyou to all who made this happen.  Here are the photos of the Winner (& b...
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Xmas Hamper Raffle Draw

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Christmas 
The Draw  of the Critter Rescue Xmas Hamper was an exciting morning! The bag of raffle tickets was full (big thankyou to all those who supported us by selling or buying tickets). The official witnesses assembled (Rooster Guy, Rooster Girl, the Principal Kearsley Primary School, the boss of Goldmans Produce Store).  Then local Cessnock City Councillor James Ryan arrived and drew the Winner (see photos below):

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Xmas Card entries on display

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Christmas 

All the best entries painted by the primary school kids were on display at the Commonwealth Bank Cessnock throughout December.  They sure gave the bank a Christmas look.  Customers were commenting that the designs were all winners. Good on you kids!  Thanks for such a good effort. It all raises awareness of the need for animal welfare & responsible pet  ownership
Pictured above are the Manager & Assistant Manager of the Commonwealth Bank Cessnock
with the two sided display of Christmas Ca...

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The Winner

Posted by Critter Rescue on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Christmas 
We have TWO WINNERS of the Critter Rescue Xmas Card Competition!!!!
They are Tarron White from Kearsley Primary School  & Lucy Bacon from Mulbring Primary School.
All the entries were amazing it was really hard to pick a Winner. The kids are very creative and put a
great deal of effort into their designs  

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Happy Easter to all the critters

Posted by Critter Rescue on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : cute cat 

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Goat rescue

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : goat 
Big thankyou to all those who helped yesterday to rescue the young goat. Very sad situation but she's now on
her way to her new forever home. What a cutie! 

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Christmas Turkeys

Posted by Critter Rescue on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : turkeys 
Finally we have found a wonderful home for the two Xmas turkeys rescued on Xmas eve.
The family already has one pet turkey. Our two boys have blended in well and will no doubt be
spoilt. If anyone is experienced with turkeys & their health issues please contact us as it would
be good to have a bit of first hand info.
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Posted by Critter Rescue on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : roosters 
Why are people buying eggs to hatch when they are totally unprepared & unwilling to accept the three out of four chicks who will grow up to be roosters!  Totally irresponsible!  We are still rescuing lots of roosters. A very sad situation.
A Big Thank You to Rooster Guy who has helped some of these guys find their forever home. Check out his new site
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Dogs & Cats

Posted by Critter Rescue on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Dogs&Cats 

Happy to report all the dogs & cats from the abandoned house have been rehomed to their forever homes. A big thank you to the volunteers who drove individual animals long distances to their new homes.
And ofcourse we have to say a big thankyou to the compassionate Real Estate agent who tipped us off about the very sorry situation. Total 21 dogs & cats NOT collected by the local Animal Shelter to be euthanased. Happy Ending instead!!  

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Wombat safely moved to Cedar Creek

Posted by Critter Rescue on Wednesday, June 15, 2011, In : wombat 
Big thank you to

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It's raining Roosters

Posted by Critter Rescue on Saturday, June 11, 2011, In : roosters 
We have been approached by Rangers, Vets and the public to find homes for so many roosters this month(all on their way to be euthanased).
Most were healthy and have been abandoned. A couple were injured by humans and needed Vet attention and are now being nursed back to good health
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