The Celebrity Pets of Footscray

Mascots, muses and therapists – we meet Footscray’s own breed of hard working furry personalities.

FCat
FCat

“FCAT”, Footscray Community Arts Centre

Job: Marketing assistant, warm spot locater, muse and mascot
Age: 6
Breed:
Footscray kitty
Fave thing: Being adored by the masses
Naughty moments: Becoming part of exhibitions by sleeping on artworks
Notable thing: After being recognised from Twitter, FCAT once guided a lost artist to the centre, getting her to her workshop on time

Jack with his family in the beer garden
Jack with his family in the beer garden

“Jack”, Reverence Hotel

Job: Helps out at the Reverence Hotel
Age: 13
Breed: Lab x Great Dane
Fave thing: Pigs ears and swimming in the Maribyrnong River
Naughty moments: Bosses staff members around
Notable thing: Features on the cover of record album Viva la Arthouse by Leatherface

Sarah with her friend Linda
Sarah with her friend Linda

“Sarah”, Fresh Program

Job: Therapy dog for Fresh program
Age: 4
Breed: Greyhound
Fave thing: Pats
Naughty moment: Tried eating a TV remote control
Notable thing: This former racing greyhound can change the mood of a space just by being there

A proud Sid posing with his owner
A proud Sid posing with his owner

“Sid”, The Western Bulldogs

Job: Western Bulldogs mascot
Age: 5
Breed: British Bulldog
Fave thing: Sleeping
Naughty moments: Eats his water bowls
Notable thing: Has his own kennel at the Footscray end of Etihad Stadium

Sugar with her owner in the beer garden
Sugar with her owner in the beer garden

“Sugar”, The Footscray Hotel

Job: Customer greeter for the Footscray Hotel
Age: 1
Breed: English x American Staffy
Fave thing: Rubber toy and food
Naughty moments: Chewed the couch, toilet rolls and started on the fence
Notable thing: There is a clip of Sugar on YouTube saying “mama”

Monkey & Lino with Amie at Colour Box Studio
Monkey & Lino with Amie at Colour Box Studio

“Monkey” & “Lino”, Colour Box Studio

Job: Colour Box Studio Kitties
Age: 5 months
Breed: ghetto cats
Fave thing: playing hide and seek in paper bags & generally being cute
Naughty moments: jumping on the table, digging in pot plants & shredding the plant’s leaves
Notable thing: they love cuddles (especially with people who don’t like cats much!)