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.

Latest from our social media

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Canberra Pet RescueTuesday, February 7th, 2023 at 7:22am
We had to sit Simone down and go through the house rules today! It is a cats house so she seems quite comfortable with them 😹😻

We’re surprised she hasn’t been adopted yet, she is such a gorgeous kitten who now LOVES her adult cat friends and of course her dog-mum who raised her 😻 She doesn’t like being alone by herself these days so will need some sort of furry friend to bond and play with.

She’s such a gorgeous ball of love who always runs up to us to give us kisses and presents (her birdie toy) but as much as we love having her around, we know she needs a family to call her own and make her feel even more special.

Check out our Adoptables page to find out more and adopt 😻
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Canberra Pet RescueSunday, February 5th, 2023 at 9:00pm
ADOPTABLE 🐾 Cashmere (The Fabrics Litter)

Meet Cashmere, a bright, confident and wildly affectionate young mamma’s boy who loves being the centre of attention. His nonstop purrs, belly-pat requests and biscuit making skills are sure to capture your heart!

When he is not being carried around or cuddled up on your lap, Cashmere is independent, active and playful. He loves nothing more than play-fighting with his siblings. Due to his vibrant and outgoing nature, he’s most suited to an active home with kids and/or other animals to bond, play and grow up with.

Preference will be given for a loving new home wanting to adopt two Fabrics together as they adore each other

All of our Adoptables come desexed, vaccinated (first), microchipped and parasite controlled.

Thank you to Sarah Fitzgerald for sponsoring this boy and our amazing regular donors, we couldn’t have saved and raised him and his litter without your support 🧡🙏

🐶 Yes
🐱 Yes
👶 Older kids preferred
🎵 Loves a busy or relaxed home

👇 Adopt 👇

👇 Help us help them 👇
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Canberra Pet RescueSunday, February 5th, 2023 at 11:25am
So many happy tears at CPR today 🥹🥹🥹

Cherry had her vet appointment yesterday but there’s nothing additional we can do right now, but she is gaining weight slowly again.

After carefully weighing up the risks of Cherry passing something on to the Berries litter and vice-versa, we decided it was worth a shot.

So we introduced mumma of the berries litter, Juniper, to Cherry and she was more than happy to let her suckle 😻

Juniper isn’t interested in toileting or cleaning Cherry yet but we’re more than happy to do that until she bonds with her and loves her as much as we do! 🥰😻

We’re so hopeful this real cat milk and nursing will help little Cherry 🍒🤞
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Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, February 4th, 2023 at 9:13am
**Update: Sponsored thank you 🧡🙏**
“Would you like to sponsor and name me or my mum?
The rest of my siblings have sponsors and lovely names, Woolly, Cashmere and Lacey, but no one has become my guardian angel sponsor or mums yet.”

Sponsorship is a $100 tax deductible donation to help us raise and save these babies (medical expenses, food, litter, cleaning products etc). You get to name your sponsored kitty in line with the “Fabric” litter theme 🥰

To sponsor please send us a PM 🧡🐾
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Canberra Pet RescueSaturday, February 4th, 2023 at 1:57am
Deformed for fashion 🖤 Ever considered getting a bulldog, frenchie, pug, boston terrier, persian / exotic cat or similar?

P L E A S E W A T C H T H I S ! !
Buyer beware..

How do you feel about these breeds after watching this?
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Canberra Pet Rescue
Canberra Pet RescueFriday, February 3rd, 2023 at 8:43pm
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