Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc.


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Say a big hello to Hannibal Bishop Steven Stevens, one of the most handsome giant cats you will ever meet!

Best known simply as Bishy, he has had an insanely remarkable life! 3-year-old Bishy has never had a forever home or a family to call his own. Captured with his feral mama as a kitten, Bishy went on to have 3 foster homes during his first year, before escaping through a smashed glass window and disappearing for the next 2 years! He is now back in care and safe after years of living as an outdoorsy kitty, and he hasn't missed a step in adjusting back into the comforts of indoor life. Bishy loves to be an indoor boy and has shown zero interest in being back outside in the scary, cold world.

bishy 2 frontNow that he is back in care being spoilt and loved, he wants nothing more than to live in the lap of luxury forever. He is perfectly litter trained, very smoochy, affectionate and loves to cuddle up on the couch or in bed. In fact, bedtime is Bishy's favourite time of day! His second favourite time is mealtime!

Bishy currently lives with other cats and gets on amazingly with them. He is a gentle giant panther, towering over foster kittens, and he accepts them all with grace.

Bishy can sometimes be a little shy around people he doesn't know, but is ridiculously affectionate to those he does know, and isn't shy about asking for pats and cuddles, or should we say, demanding them! He will probably be happier in a quieter household without small children, but would probably adapt to any home provided they are willing and prepared to give him the time he needs to settle in and be comfortable. Despite his giant size, Bishy is a gentle soul and loves to feel safe warm and protected after his lifetime of adventures and will only be adopted to a family that will keep him safe as a solely indoor panther.

If you are interested in applying for Hannibal Bishop Steven Stevens AKA 'Bishy', then please fill in an application form with as much information as possible -  CAT Adoption Application.

NAME Hannibal Bishop Steven Stevens aka "Bishy"
AGE 3 years 
BREED Domestic Long Hair
MICROCHIP 941000018954396
SEX Female
PR Source Number: EE101639


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Cat Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is no 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to infom them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.

Also note the following strict policies, designed for the cat’s health and safety;

  • White cats will only be adopted to indoor only homes
  • Cats with pale noses/ear tips will only be adopted to indoor only homes
  • Cats that will be allowed outdoors will only be adopted to homes on quiet streets, away from main/busy roads and intersections

Cat Adoption Process

  1. Application Form (Cat Adoption Application) completed via our website, including any questions you have
  2. Melbourne Animal Rescue reviews and contacts applicants within approx 3 days
  3. Meet and Greet with the cat/kitten in it's foster home is arranged at a convenient time for both the foster carer and potential adopter
    Adoption Agreement is signed, Change of Ownership form is completed, and Adoption Fee is paid in cash (unless pick up is occurring another day, then a direct deposit can be arranged). This usually happens at the same time as the Meet and Greet if the potential adopter wishes, though this is dependent on how the Meet and Greet goes.
  4. A cat carrier is required to ensure cats/kittens get to their new home safely.
  5. Adoption Pack is mailed after the 14 day trial period



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