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Autumn 2018
This newsletter is produced by volunteers. 4 Paws is a non-profit organisation providing refuge for homeless dogs and cats on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.
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Hello friend:
Welcome to our autumn issue where 4 Paws foster carer Colleen Fulton tells how elderly rescue dogs Lockie and Winston are keeping her healthy and happy. Please support the work of 4 Paws this month by buying tickets to Maroochy RSL FurBall on the Beach.
Helen Lester

Rescue pooches keep Colleen healthy

Top: Foster carer Colleen Fulton with Winston (left) and Lockie. Left: Winston can't get enough pampering. Right: Lockie now enjoys a very comfortable life as an indoor dog.
Colleen Fulton was minding her grandchildren’s Dachshund Chantik two years ago, while they lived abroad, when a dog attacked Chantik so savagely she had to be euthanised.

In a strange turn of fate, it was this shocking incident that led Colleen, 76, to become a 4 Paws foster carer. The Sunshine Coast hinterland resident has a heart condition and her health began to suffer after Chantik died. ‘I found I could not walk without a dog.’
A year ago she volunteered to foster 4 Paws Permanent Resident Lockie, a 16-year-old Fox Terrier surrendered by his owners. Lockie had been kept outdoors and was desperate for love and attention.

Despite being almost deaf and blind, he was still agile. Lockie took immediately to his pampered life with Colleen; cuddles on the sofa, lovely walks, a warm bed and delicious food. ‘He’s a dear, loveable boy,’ Colleen says.
Colleen, who had always had dogs, decided Lockie needed a companion. A few months later she took in Winston, a 12-year-old Corgi cross.
Winston came from the Pound in appalling condition. His coat was covered in grease, his skin was inflamed and he could barely move because of crippling arthritis. ‘He was like a zombie when he came to me,’ Colleen says.
Winston now enjoys a gentle life. He sleeps most of the day and enjoys being washed and brushed. He requires daily medication and ongoing treatment for arthritis.
While the boys don’t play together, they enjoy afternoon walks. It’s not a brisk walk, but Colleen is pleased to have them with her to help her exercise.
The boys’ favourite routine is a chicken neck after their walk. Lockie has hardly any teeth and savours his treat slowly. Winston, who usually moves slowly, bounces about at the door when Colleen goes to get the necks. ‘They know when it gets close to meal time or walk time.’
Walking the boys has advantages for everyone because sociable Lockie is keen to meet other dogs and Colleen gets to meet new people. ‘You definitely get to have a chat with the people you meet on your walks.’
The boys like to be wherever Colleen is and are wonderful company. ‘I talk to them like they’re little people.’ For Colleen, fostering has been a win/win arrangement. ‘They give me a lot of pleasure.’
Lockie is sponsored by Inchcolm Farms in memory of ‘three little farm dogs’: Millie, Fergus and Dolly. Winston is sponsored by Ray Jones from Sunco Motors. Scroll down to Meet a 4 Paws Sponsor to read more about Ray.
Click the blue button below to see Colleen, Lockie and Winston on 7 News.

Do you have what to takes to be a 4 Paws foster carer? If you can help, please email Julie:
Lockie and Winston on 7 News
To support the work of 4 Paws, click on the red Donate link below to take you to our 4 Paws donation page. 

Adopt me!

Abba and Gavenny: 10 years, Moodles, sister and brother
These much-adored 10-year-old Moodles (Maltese X Poodle) are named after Welsh towns loved by their former owner, who sadly had to surrender them due to illness.
This friendly brother and sister are best pals and very easy to care for. Their foster carer says they are as easy as having one dog. They will calmly fit in with whatever you are doing. Abba and Gavenny are house trained, obedient, travel well in the car and will walk beside you calmly on a loose lead. They love their daily walks, going to the beach and are friendly with other dogs. These indoor pooches like be wherever you are and will sleep next to your bed at night. While good with kids, they are best suited to a family that does not have the constant demands of small children. These sweet Moodles do not act their age. They are active but not at all boisterous. Gavenny loves to play with his ball and Abba loves cuddles. Once settled in your home they won’t bark unless someone comes to the door.
Adoption fee: $795 the pair. If you'd like to meet Abba and Gavenny, please contact us
Click here to go to the adoption process page on the 4 Paws website.
Abba and Gavenny also need someone to mind them from 21 March to 3 April while their foster carer is away. If you are able to help, please read about our foster program before filling out an online application form.

Sponsor me!

Teddy: 16 years, 8 months, Pomeranian, male
Almost 17 years old, Teddy is an adorable Pomeranian in poor health due to years of neglect and lack of veterinary care. Now in the care of 4 Paws, Teddy has medication and regular vet visits to the caring team at Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery. Teddy will remain with his permanent carers where he is loved dearly. He can’t walk long distances but still likes to be carried for a walk twice a day. He's a real character.
Teddy's monthly sponsorship requirement is $50. Please contact us if you'd like to sponsor him.
To learn more about sponsori
ng a Permanent Resident click here

Meet a 4 Paws Sponsor

4 Paws Tales regularly interviews the wonderful people and organisations that help 4 Paws to do its important work. This issue we focus on Ray Jones, Dealer Principal and proprietor of Sunco Motors. Sunco sponsors nine of our Permanent Resident dogs that require ongoing veterinary care and medication. 4 Paws is grateful to Ray and Sunco for this very generous support.
Donor: Ray Jones, Sunco Motors
Pictured: Ray and Bella (L) with 4 Paws foster carer Rob Park and sponsored Permanent Resident Portia.
Q: Why did you become a 4 Paws sponsor?
Ray: I heard and read about the good work 4 Paws does.

Q: You currently sponsor 9 dogs. Why so many?
Ray: Because I'm able to and I want to.
Q: What’s the best thing about being a sponsor of sick and elderly pets?
Ray:  Knowing they are well looked after.
Permanent Residents currently sponsored by Sunco: Chip, Lilli, Monty, Norman, Ollie, Oscar, Portia, Rusty and Winston (featured in main article).

Keeping up with the Jones's: Ray's own dogs Romeo (Bull Arab cross), Marley (American Staffy), Bella (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and Sammy (German Spitz).

Pets available for adoption

Click on the photo of a pet below to read more about them on the 4 Paws website adoption process page. To see other pets available for adoption click here to go to our website. Navigate to the pages for cat and dog adoptions. To adopt a pet, you need to complete an adoption application. This helps us ensure that you and the pet you have chosen are a good match.
Bella and Caesar: 7.5 yrs, Pomeranian X, sister and brother
Social and happy, this brother and sister have always lived together. Sadly the death of their owner means they are in need of a new family. Bella (darker face) is quieter than her brother, but they still run around and play like puppies. They are house trained to use puppy mats. Caesar and Bella have lived with another dog before and are friendly around cats and chickens. These indoor dogs love a cuddle and must be re-homed together. 
Adoption fee: $795 the pair
Cinders: 3 yrs, female
Cinders has had a tough start in life. While friendly, she can be shy until she gets to know you. She is waiting at Halfway House for a kind person to welcome her into their family and help her to feel safe. She likes to pounce on bubbles from a bubble machine. 
Adoption fee: $140
Archie: 9 yrs, Maltese, male; Meesha: 12 yrs, Poodle, female
These perfect house dogs are best suited to a quiet home without small children. Archie is now happy and loving his food since having rotten teeth removed. He plays a hilarious game of running in circles and then engaging Meesha. This cuddle pot loves to nap while sweet Meesha is more active.
Adoption fee: $795 the 
Angel: 10 mths, Ragdoll, female
This beautiful kitten is playful and very affectionate. She is happy living with other cats and has previously lived with a small dog. Her beautiful coat will require regular grooming to keep it in excellent condition.
Adoption fee: $195
Adoption Tally 2018
Pets adopted since the start of the year: Dogs: 7 Cats: 4
Pets currently in the care of 4 Paws: Dogs: 87 Cats: 48

Save that date!

FurBall on the Beach
Saturday March 24
4 Paws Sausage Sizzle
Caloundra Bunnings, 4th Tuesday of each month
4 Paws Kawana Stall
April 17,18
June 12,13
July 10,11

Buderim BWMC Easter Stall
Saturday March 31

Our volunteers and supporters rock!

4 Paws exists to give homeless dogs and cats a second chance at life with a loving family. We are a fully volunteer-run organisation and could not do what we do without the dedication and commitment of our fabulous foster carers, stall and sausage sizzle workers, cattery and Carmichael House helpers, and other wonderful volunteers. Our generous donors and sponsors provide vital funds for vet care for animals that come into our care. And we are forever grateful of the support of Nicklin Way Veterinary Surgery and Sunshine Coast Council, helping us in our very worthwhile work with rescue animals.
- Julie Penlington, 4 Paws President
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