We are cat people

Jules has a wealth of experience in cat care. She is a Qualified Veterinary Nurse with  a Level 4 Diploma in Cat Psychology . The former manager of a large emergency hospital, Jules founded the Divine Creatures luxury cat hotel 10 years ago. It has since cared for over 4000 cats. She is also a registered Cat Whisperer helping owners rehabilitate their feline relationships. Jules has already rehomed some 300 cats and has rescued and rehabilitated hundreds more.

Jules dos Santos: Chair.

John is a former Board Director and President of the Cat Protection Society of NSW and a former advisor to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. He runs his own business consultancy and, as a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, brings an enormous amount of business and operational know how to the table.

John Holland: Secretary.

Yvonne has been an Emergency Veterinarian for 15 years, currently a part time Veterinarian for Small Animal Specialist Hospital. Yvonne will assist the charity making informed welfare decisions on the management of cats.

Both Jules and Yvonne work in the veterinary industry exposed them to many cats’ suffering from mistreatment and abandonment, so the idea of establishing Ninth Life Foundation to prevent this suffering was a no brainer.

Dr Yvonne Van Der Veek: Board Director.

OUR AMBASSADOR

Author, Comedian, Actor and Performer, we think Kitty Flanagan is a bit of a Superstar; and not just because she is our ambassador!

She has a wonderful track record of helping worthy causes, both human and animal, and giving back to the community. She currently lives in Melbourne with her cat Sarge.  She also has two dogs so as to, in her words, “avoid the moniker of crazy cat lady”.

We think she is rather smart!

KITTY FLANAGAN: AMBASSADOR

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Jen has always had a passion for animals, especially cats.  Jen had cats growing up and when the opportunity arose to take in a 6-month-old rescue in 2004 she fell instantly in love with her Mr Monte, a senior now of 18 years!

“I love helping out with Ninth Life Foundation and being part of Jules’ passion to help surrendered seniors to find their forever loving homes.  I love sitting in the jungle gym with them and seeing their lovely playful personalities come out.”  

JEN: VOLUNTEER

Our Credo

It’s all about the cat and what is right for them. The animal’s welfare trumps all other considerations. We are thorough in our health and wellness checks and do not rush to rehome a cat before the time is right. We will never put a healthy cat to sleep.

We hope that many people can join us  on this journey with us as volunteers, donors and supporters doing what they can to alleviate any distress for the animals that bring us so much joy.

John Holland: Secretary.

John is a former Board Director and President of the Cat Protection Society of NSW and a former advisor to the Sydney Dogs and Cats Home. He runs his own business consultancy and, as a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, brings an enormous amount of business and operational know how to the table.

Dr Yvonne Van Der Veek: Board Director.

Yvonne has been an Emergency Veterinarian for 15 years, currently a part time Veterinarian for Small Animal Specialist Hospital. Yvonne will assist the charity making informed welfare decisions on the management of cats.

Both Jules and Yvonne work in the pet care industry exposed them to many cats’ suffering from mistreatment and abandonment, so the idea of establishing Ninth Life Foundation to prevent this suffering was a no brainer.

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