About me

My career prior to What's Up PussyCat was within the travel industry for 11 years and then working for an environmental charity for nearly 14 years. In 2014, I had the opportunity to concentrate on and start working with my biggest passion in life and what I was meant to do - work with cats. This led me to start my formal study of cat psychology and training and I also began volunteering at an animal shelter each week. Whilst at the shelter working with the cats, it upset me to find out that a lot of cats were surrendered due to behavioural issues that I believe could have been managed, or possibly even resolved, if cat guardians were aware there was help available - and so began What's Up PussyCat?

Since starting What's Up PussyCat in 2015, I have spent thousands of hours helping cats with behavioural issues, which I love doing! My aim is to help you see the world through the eyes of your cat. Doing so can help you understand the reason why your cat is behaving a certain way and we can then work together to help resolve your cat's behavioural issue, so your cat can once again lead a happy and enriched life. 

 

In June 2013 I started to help Australian wildlife as a volunteer rescuer/carer and Possum/Small Mammal Coordinator for a wildlife charity. During this time, I have had the amazing experience of helping rehabilitate wildlife so they can be released back into their natural habitat. Of course, some rescues are heartbreaking as sadly the animals can't be saved. However, I try to focus on the positive that I am at least helping animals so they do not suffer any longer than necessary and try to keep the many successful rescues and releases top of mind.

 

I live with my partner, Wayne, and our four gorgeous rescue cats - Karma, Star, Amber and Onyx. 

I've always lived with cats, and as you can tell, animals are a huge and important part of my life. If you need help, I would love to help you and your cat(s) work through any issues, so you can live happily and harmoniously together!

 

Regina Hall-Jones

Cat Behaviour Consultant / Cat Psychologist (ADip, MISAP)

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Regina & Star

My qualifications & memberships

 Qualifications held:

Advanced Feline Behaviour Diploma from Compass Education and Training (level 4), The Animal Study Centre, UK - awarded the highest possible grade of 'Distinction' by International Society Animal Professionals;


Cat Psychology & Training Certificate, Natural Health Care for Animals Certificate and many more certificates for various subjects on cat psychology and behaviour from The Pet Professional Guild (including human-directed aggression, cat and dog introductions, working with scaredy cats and more).

 

Currently studying:

Advanced Diploma, Applied Animal Behaviour (feline) (level 5) through Compass Education and Training, The Animal Study Centre, UK.  

I also keep up to date with new science-based studies and research on cat behaviour through webinars, articles and alike, via reputable cat behaviour organisations. 

Feline Professional Member of the Pet Professional Guild Australia (PPGA), full member of International Society of Animal Professionals (ISAP) and supporting member of International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC). 

My Philosophy

Vision

Cats, people and other animals all living happily and harmoniously together in their homes.

Mission

To help people and cats with cat behavioural issues by affordable means, so that cats are not surrendered to shelters or rehomed.  

Values

* Love, kindness and respect

* Compassion and empathy

* Education and support