Hisses to Purrs was started in 2021 by a woman and her mother who, through their love of cats, became involved in various cat rescues from 2019. After a while, they noticed a gap in cat rescue in the southern suburbs of Adelaide. While many rescues combine rescuing street cats with surrendered or abandoned cats and kittens, none (that they could tell) solely focused on street cats and cat colonies. With ever-increasing kittens born on the street each year, Hisses to Purrs was born to do their little part to combat the growing population of street cats in the southern area. Instead of following in most other rescues' footsteps, Hisses to Purrs strictly focuses on street cats and cat colonies. While we are only taking kittens and their mothers at this stage, we hope to take adult and junior cats in the future as we sign on more foster carers.
Adoptable Cats and Kittens
All kittens on this page can be met at their foster carers homes.
Please contact us to book an appointment if you would like to meet one of our kittens.
Wash is a playful, curious and very intelligent guy who makes his foster carer laugh constantly. This guy is high energy and needs a family who will give him lots of playtime! He's a purry boy and when he's not playing a million miles an hour, he'll come up for a pat and purr his head off. Did we mention that he'll need a lot of toys? He'd be great with a playmate too! He loves playing with his brother Mal and they'd be perfect for a double adoption.
Wash has been:
- Untried with cats (however, he grew up in a hoarder situation with 40 cats and loves playing with his brother, we think he'll be best in a household with another cat he can play with)
- Untried with dogs
- Untried with children
Wash's adoption fee of $150 includes:
- Flea and worming treatments up to date of adoption
- Litter training
- An adoption pack with some of his current wet and dry food, a set of toys, a carrier blanket and other goodies to get him started.
Due to coming in with cat flu, Wash has a weepy eye due to tear duct damage. That doesn't stop him from bouncing off the walls though!
Wash is to be kept strictly indoors or with access to an enclosure.
Wash is available to meet at his foster carer's home at Morphett Vale. If you'd like to meet Wash, please contact us to book an appointment.
Available Ahead of Vet Work
Mal is a gorgeous tabby boy. He's a chilled out, affectionate boy who loves a head scratch. He loves playing with his brother Wash and would be perfect for a double adoption with him. That's not to say that they can't be separated though. He loves wand toys, balls and can be quite playful when he's not rubbing up against his foster carer looking for a pat. He would make a perfect companion for a quieter home.
Mal had entropion where his lower eyelids were rolling inwards. He's had surgery to correct this and is currently available to meet during his recovery. He will have no long-term effects of the surgery.
Mal has been: - Untried with cats outside of his family (he grew up in a situation with 40 other cats though so we think he'd do well given the right introductions) - Untried with dogs - Untried with children
Mal's adoption fee of $150 includes: - desexing - 1st vaccination - microchip - flea and worming treatments to date of adoption - socialisation - litter training - an adoption pack with some of his current wet and dry food, a carrier blanket, a set of toys and other goodies to get him started.
Mal is available to meet at his foster carer's home at Morphett Vale. If you'd like to meet Mal, please contact us to book an appointment.
All Hisses to Purrs kittens and cats are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, parasite treated and socialised before they are placed up for adoption. They also come with an adoption pack full of goodies to help them settle into their new homes.
All kittens adopted through Hisses to Purrs must be kept indoors or have access to a secure cat enclosure/run only
If you would like to meet any of our current kittens, please contact us using the form below to book a meet and greet.
Donations are vital for our work. Your donation goes directly to the veterinary treatment of the cats and kittens in care. All donations over $2 are tax deductible
Every donation that Hisses to Purrs Incorporated receives goes towards vet bills as well as food, flea and worming treatments, litter and the many other costs of rescue. Donations of food, litter, flea and worming treatments as well as other cat-related items such as bedding, toys, scratchers etc are also greatly appreciated with drop off points in Morphett Vale, Hackham and Christie Downs. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation of physical items for the address of the closest drop-off point.
The kittens in our care thank you for your help!
Donations can also be made via bank transfer or directly to our vet account.
Our bank details are:
Hisses to Purrs Incorporated
For physical donations, please fill out the form below with what you would like to donate and we will get back to you with drop off locations.
February 5, 2021 · Colony cats,street cats,Hisses to Purrs
It is Hisses to Purrs' mission to save as many street cats in the southern suburbs as possible. We only focus on street cats and cat colonies rather than take in surrenders and rehoming pets for people as we believe this is done by multiple other rescues and results in the stray cat population...
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