What do we do?

Cat Help has a dedicated phone line for rescue, advice and support.

When we receive a phone call about a stray or abandoned cat, we work with the caller to ensure the best outcome for the cat. We routinely pamphlet and/or doorknock in an area in case the cat has got lost from its home and we always use Trade Me and check local papers. We have a microchip scanner and have had success in finding owners of stray microchipped cats.

Our cats are often advertised on Trade Me though a lot are rehomed through word of mouth. There is nothing more rewarding than giving a stray or abandoned cat a loving home.

Trapping

This is a very individual process and the time taken can be relatively quick or require long term planning. If the cats or kittens are unable to be picked up then we will set up a plan to trap them. At no time are the traps left unattended to ensure that we catch the right cat and cause as little stress as possible.

Fostering

All cats and kittens are vet checked and scanned for a microchip (either by the vet or by us) as soon as possible after coming into our care. We have permanent foster homes where our feline friends are cared for and socialised. We are always looking for more people who are happy to foster.

Rehoming

Our feline friends are often advertised on Trade Me, though a lot are rehomed through word of mouth. There is nothing more rewarding than giving a stray or abandoned cat/kitten a loving home. As well as the basic fleaing and worming, we microchip, vaccinate, and de-sex all our cats. A subsidy for de-sexing is provided to all adopted kittens.

Advice and Support

Cat Help offers advice and support for people whether it be a lost or found cat/kitten or for general enquiries. We also work with or refer to other agencies to help people with their myriad of concerns. We advocate de-sexing and microchipping for all cats, regardless of whether they are in our care or not. When trying to reunite a lost cat/kitten with their owner we use Trade Me, Pets on the Net, flyer drops and door knocking.