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.
Prue has really come out of her shell since her siblings were adopted. She loves pats and purrs and makes biscuits even when walking while you're patting her. She loves attention but that doesn't mean that she's not playful as well! She loves her toys and will chase wand toys, balls and mouse toys around until she puffs herself out. One of her favourite pastimes is watching kitty tv, aka watching birds outside the window.
Prue is a special needs girl as she was born with half a sternum. What this means is that she cannot go to a home with small children and must be indoors only (no access to a cat enclosure with this girl). She cannot be picked up the way a normal cat can as her lungs and ribs are essentially floating after her sternum stops. She will go home with a copy of her x-ray for her new vet and a sheet with information about her requirements.
Prue's special needs doesn't slow her down though, she's essentially a normal 5-month-old kitten and gets the zoomies, plays and snuggles like any other kitten her age. She just requires a home that understands her needs and will give her all the love she deserves.
Prue has been: - tried with cats and loves them - untried with children (cannot be rehomed with them) - untried with dogs (we think it's best that she probably doesn't go to a home with dogs due to her circumstances and potential for injury)
Prue's adoption fee of $150 includes: - Desexing - Microchipping - Vaccination - Flea and Worm treatments to date of adoption - Litter training - Socialisation - An adoption pack with some of her current wet and dry food, a set of toys, a carrier blanket, and other goodies to get her started.
Prue must be kept strictly indoors due to her special needs. She cannot have access to a cat enclosure or the outdoors at all. This can be explained further at meet and greet appointments.
Prue can be met at her foster carer's home in Morphett Vale. If you're interested in meeting Prue, please contact us with a bit about your family situation, any other pets you may have, and any other information about your home that you may think is relevant.
Available Ahead of Vet Work
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.
People's Choice Credit Union's Community Lottery
We're part of the People's Choice Community Lottery. There are some great prizes to be won! Tickets are $2 and all proceeds go to Hisses to Purrs Incorporated. You can buy your tickets by clicking here
The cats and kittens in our care thank you for your help!
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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