Canberra Pet Rescue is a registered not-for-profit charity saving animals in most desperate need through our foster carer network in homes across Canberra. While we rescue all pets in need that we can, we primarily rescue cats and kittens abandoned on the streets, on ‘death-row’ at pounds, and who are surrendered or suddenly lose their human.
Why cats as the main focus right now? There are thousands in desperate need living in our suburbs in Canberra or taken to pounds or shelters.
We ensure all animals in our care receive quality food and treatment, lots of love and care, and are in a sanitary and stress-free environment.
We are run by volunteers and survive solely off donations from our incredible community, so please give generously.
We aim to ensure that no matter how they come into this world, every pet we save is given the chance to find a happy and loving forever home. Click here to learn more about us.
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Cats on Mats
The original and the best!
We held Canberra’s first ever Cats on Mats (yoga with kittens) session on the 20th of January 2017. Our kittens loved their yoga session and we received some amazing feedback! You can read an article about it from the Canberra Times here.
Due to the overwhelming positive feedback and support, we have successful ran over 20 Cats on Mats (yoga with kittens) sessions now!! We have a dedicated and amazing group of volunteer yoga instructors who have come up with an incredible yoga routine for all levels to have as much fun with the kittens as possible.
Our kittens love the sessions which hugely help with their socialisation skills. The zen atmosphere in the studio makes the kittens feel like they’re in control of the class and they like to meet everyone with their funny interactive antics!
We have had sessions on hold due to COVID but hope to hold more sessions very soon! We advertise these events on our Facebook when they are coming up, and they sell out fast so stay tuned!
Ensure you keep an eye out for the upcoming Cats on Mats sessions and other fun events on our events page.
After we got Breeana and her newborns into care recently we found out that she ALSO has three other kittens at the same location!! 😢
They’re around 5 months old and haven’t been handled from a young age as they’ve grown up in this person’s backyard so will need an outdoor home.
As they’re born after 1 July 2022, the new ACT Cat Plan doesn’t allow them to be desexed and remain as outdoor cats with the person feeding and caring for them daily. It requires us to either take them into care indefinitely (it would take years to socialise them as lap cats and they may not get to that point) or find them an elusive barn home in NSW.
The other alternative that the ACT Cat Plan encourages is taking them to a vet clinic or RSPCA ACT to be killed. We do not support this.
However, one of the kittens (a gorgeous girl who looks exactly like her mum Breeana) was taken to RSPCA ACT by the home owner almost three weeks ago thinking she would be safe there.
She has been deemed “unhomable” and will be KILLED soon (no date provided). She is highly stressed being in a cage in their shelter environment for almost three weeks waiting for her death!! 💔
We have offered to take her in, and it’s likely she is already pregnant as she is sexually mature as a five months old kitten. We haven’t heard back from them.
TO SAVE BREEANA’S KITTENS WE NEED BARN/STABLE HOMES in NSW (together or multiple homes) 🐴🏡
They will make excellent pets as they’re friendly and loving in their own way and one day may become quite smoochy like their mum.
Like any cats they will be vet-worked (by us) and require fresh drinking water and food daily. They also make great listeners who love hearing about your day or whatever you’d like to talk about 😻
They have a nominal adoption fee of $100 for both.
**We don’t have much time as they are sexually mature and will turn into a large family of cats living in this backyard in no time.
We cannot take them into care until we have a barn home(s) ready for them**
Check out these two cheeky kittens Jagan and Benja who we found hanging out in the bathroom today! 😻😻 They were causing all sorts of mischief and mayhem, knocking over shampoo bottles and playing with the toilet paper. But how could I be mad when they're just so darn cute? 😍 They may have found a new favorite spot to hang out in.