Catmint Cottage Street Cat Rescue is a Sydney, N.S.W. Australia based charity that specializes in rescuing and rehoming abandoned street cats and at times cats from death row. We are not a shelter but a group of hard working volunteers who rescue, foster, medicate, socialise and advertise our rescued cats with the aim being to find them a home of their own.
Unlike many of the larger, well known shelters, we do take on special needs cases. These are the cats which fall through the gaps of those organisations. We don't reject cats suffering with chronic health and behavior issues and have not confined ourselves to the young and friendly in order to keep them moving onto adoptions. Just like Forrest Gump's mum said 'Life's a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.'
We understand that larger shelters cannot operate in the same way. Our protocol is that every animal deserves a chance. We have taken on many hard cases and always commit to their rehabilitation however long that takes. We rescue the aged, the infirm, kittens and, their mothers and what is often seen to be the 'the unadoptable,: the FIV+, the unsocialised and those with chronic conditions in either health or personality. We have some amazing stories to tell. The impossible can become the possible.
We have many special needs cats which we are happy to adopt out to the right homes. All cats adopted come with support, guidance and a trial period.
To say how much we have learned from these cats ourselves is something that can't be measured.
They teach us about love, life and what is important.
Please adopt, donate or volunteer to help us continue this work.
Adopting a rescue cat and giving them a loving place in your family is a special and rewarding experience. Not only are you changing the course of the cat's life but helping to save another too. That feels pretty good!
Our cats listed here are available for adoption and all come desexed, vaccinated, flea treated, wormed, tested for feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukaemia (FeLV), microchipped and lifetime registered. Click on their profiles to get an insight into personalities and background. They are currently in foster homes eagerly waiting to meet you.
We offer a two week trial and provide you with personalised support to make sure you and the kitty are happy together.
Contact us to have a chat and arrange a meeting.