In 2015, I had the opportunity to concentrate on and start working with my biggest passion in life - animals, and in particular 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.
Since June 2013 I have also been able 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.
As you can tell, animals are a huge and important part of my life and I would love to help you and your cat(s) work through any issues, so you can live happily and harmoniously together!
Cat Behaviour Consultant (ADip, MISAP)
Regina & Star
My qualifications & memberships
Qualifications: Advanced Feline Behaviour Diploma from Compass Education and Training, 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 behaviour and training from The Pet Professional Guild.
Currently studying Advanced Diploma, Applied Animal Behaviour (feline) 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).
Cats, people and other animals all living happily and harmoniously together in their homes.
To help people and cats with cat behavioural issues by affordable means, so that cats are not surrendered to shelters or rehomed.
* Love, kindness and respect
* Compassion and empathy
* Education and support