For the Love of Cats Rescue
Who We Are
For the Love of Cats Rescue is based in Kelson, Lower Hutt and was founded in 2021 to improve the welfare of cats, particularly those in the wider Hutt Valley area.
The goal is to reduce the number of cats and kittens who end up on the streets fending for themselves and to encourage the microchipping and desexing of all companion cats.
The recue is run by a small team of dedicated volunteers but is growing all the time. They spend their time promoting responsible pet ownership, providing care to the cats and kittens in the rescue, fundraising, trapping, and attending vet appointments.
Founder Sam has been involved in rescue for years and decided to open her home and heart to rescue cats and kittens in 2021 after realising that she had the time and resources to do something about an increasing problem in the local community. As a trained vet nurse she brings a unique perspective to the rescue.
What we do
For the Love of Cats Rescue assists with many facets of cat welfare.
Our main focus currently is proving a safe space for unexpected or unwanted kittens and caring for them until they are big enough and well enough to be desexed and put up for adoption.
Check out the kittens who are ready for adoption on our Facebook page.
Please send us an email if you find yourself in need of assistance with kittens.
We also offer to desex mum FOR FREE if an entire litter of kittens is surrendered into our care. This helps to break the cycle of unwanted kittens in the community. If mum is pregnant or the kittens are still young we can board mum with her kittens at our facilities or provide advice and support while they are cared for at home until they are old enough to be separated from her.
Contact us if you would like to know more
We can also offer assistance with desexing and microchipping owned companion cats (funding permitting).
In some circumstances we can assist with Trap Neuter Return (TNR) projects. If you are dealing with stray cats in your area and need advice or assistance please get in touch.
We have traps available to borrow
How you can help?
Donation of goods
Making donations of goods such as crates, carry cages, cat food, toys, beds and blankets. These are greatly appreciated by the cats/kittens in our care.
Making a donation of money which we can use to put towards the desexing, vaccinating, microchipping and other health care for the cats/ kittens.
You can donate direct to our bank account (ANZ 01 0530 0521006 00) or via our Give a Little page
Offering your time
By donating your time to help with fundraising, cleaning, adoptions, or trapping/ rescue work.