Animal Rehoming Cairns and Tablelands District
BIN or Source Number: BIN0000171254640
Animal Rehoming Cairns and Tablelands rescues companion pets such as cats, kittens, dogs and pups in and around the Tablelands and Cairns. ARCAT may offer to protect these pets in foster homes until the right forever homes are found or, we may encourage owners to foster. As a general rule, we require that all our cats and kittens go to "indoor only" homes except in some very special cases. All our pups and dogs will go to homes with dog proof fences. Our aim is to stop the cycle of unwanted pets through desexing and by raising awareness by owners why they should desex their pets to help prevent the high rates of euthenasia in our pounds. Animal Rehoming Cairns and Tablelands District is based in Far North Queensland but we have rehomed many pets right around Australia as far west as Perth and south to Tasmania. We use Dogtainers to move our rescues wherever they are wanted. All our cats, kittens, dogs and pups are microchipped, vaccinated, desexed, wormed and flea treated before they leave our care, which can be arranged at an early age. Animal Rehoming Cairns and Tablelands District is a private group operating on private funding, so we appreciate very much the assistance of our vet partners, together with Atherton & District Animal Welfare Society and Cairns Animal Welfare. We also thank Tableland Regional Council, Mareeba Council and Cairns City Council for their implementation of policies that allow ARCAT to operate as a foster based group.
Adoption Policy: StrictPuppies and Dogs Properties must have adequate fencing as described in the note on fencing. In keeping with our drive to reduce unwanted litters, all pets in the adoptive household must be desexed. Puppies under 12 months of age will need someone at home most of the time leaving puppy home alone for a maximum of 10 hours a week only. Puppies under 12 months of age will only be allowed to be adopted by families with children over 7 years of age. Dogs and puppies MUST be secured in either a crate or harness in the car to travel home. Kittens and Cats In keeping with our aim to protect our wildlife and our cats, prospective adoptive families must show a commitment to keeping our cats and kittens indoors only as described in our note on indoor only cats. Kittens under 6 months of age will need someone at home most of the day leaving kitty home alone for a maximum of 20 hours a week only. Kittens under 6 months of age will only be allowed to be adopted by families with children over 7 years of age. Cats and kittens MUST travel home in a secure carry cage .