Cats & Rescue

Hear No Evil – Australian Deaf Dog and Cat Rescue (HNE) is an ethical Australian rescue group committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming deaf (and other special-needs) dogs and cats. Our deaf cats are often referred to as ‘honorary canines’. While most of the animals that end up in our care are deaf dogs, we always have a few deaf or other special-needs honorary canines with us who are searching for their forever homes.

HNE’s mission is to:
• Rescue, rehabilitate and rehome deaf (and special needs) dogs and cats.
• To offer assistance, advice and information to people who have, or are considering adopting, a deaf (or special needs) dog or cat.
• To raise awareness for deaf and special-needs dogs and cats, and the alternative options available for them rather than euthanasia.

HNE is a nation-wide rescue with adopters, foster carers and/or volunteers located in every state and territory. We are a registered non-profit organisation, a registered charity and an approved deductible gift recipient.
HNE is entirely volunteer run and receives no government funding or grants.

HNE is a legitimate and ethical rescue group and we ensure that every single dog and cat that comes to us is desexed, microchipped and vaccinated before being adopted. They are also flea/tick treated and wormed while in our care. We also treat any medical conditions that our animals arrive with and we work with them to ensure they are well-trained, well-socialised and suitable for adoption.

We don't just rescue and rehome though. We provide information and advice to people who already have deaf animals and also to those people who may be interested or considering adopting a deaf dog or cat, whether through HNE or another rescue/pound/shelter/breeder.

Our honorary canines are extra-special deaf or other special-needs kitties requiring homes where they will be indoors only or have access to an enclosed outdoor cat-run. The safety of cats outdoors is highly dependent on their ability to hear – something that most of our honorary canines can’t do. Along with this, most of them are white cats with pink skin which makes them highly susceptible to a range of skin cancers. We make sure we find them the perfect homes where they can live long and happy lives.

HNE has been operating since late 2014 and in that time we have rescued over 100 deaf dogs and cats. We've got big hopes of saving countless more deafies over the coming years.

**”We would like to thank Michelle and the team at Hear no Evil, plus all their helpers and foster families, for their amazing training, patience and understanding of these special babies. Wonderful people doing a wonderful job”.