UFS in the community: A gift of love

Jemima’s Gift Inc is an official registered, not for profit, pro-life animal rescue group based in Bendigo.

Our organisation named after Jemima, a beautiful mother cat who came to us from a country pound after living in a gutter raising litter after litter of kittens. She also helped mother several orphan kittens. If her carer wasn’t watching she would steal orphaned kittens and take them back with her own to care for them. Jemima was very special, but unfortunately became very ill and despite intensive medical treatment we were unable to save her. Her memory lives on in Jemima’s Gift and we will continue to save the lives of other animals like her who don’t deserve to be abandoned and mistreated.

We’ve been running for almost two years and have so far rehomed over 250 unwanted cats and dogs. These animals came from country pounds and private surrenders when people were no longer able to care for them. All animals are rehomed desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, flea/worm treated and vet checked. Other vet work is also provided where required, such as dental, eye treatments, dew claw removal and any other health investigations we consider necessary prior to rehoming. We have a stringent rehoming process where we carefully match each animal to its potential new home to make the best match for both the animal and the new family.

All animals are kept in the homes of our valued foster carers where we can assess each individual animal’s personality therefore making suitable matches to new homes. This way we can observe their personalities, energy levels, training requirements, suitability for children and how they react to other animals. Vet work is provided by the group and foster carers provide the food, bedding, love and a safe place to crash until they are ready to move on to their new lives.

We receive no funding and operate by constant fundraising by a small group of volunteers. We are a registered charity and donations over $2 are tax deductible. We are always looking for new foster carers and volunteers to help us out in fundraising, adoption days and events.

If you would like any further information please call 0481 393 681, follow Jemima’s Gift on Facebook or visit the website.



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