Stowaway Kittens Fund

Stowaway Kittens Fund

Will you donate to help give these accidental fugitives the care they need, while they build up their health and confidence, ready to find their fur-ever homes?

In an incredible tale of survival, six three-day-old kittens were found a few days ago, huddled together inside a car tyre as it was unloaded from a shipping container that had travelled all the way from Port Adelaide to a tyre recycling depot at Lonsdale.

Fortunately, one of our dedicated volunteers came to the rescue, delivering them to our nearby shelter for a vet check and feed, before taking them into foster care at their home.

Tragically, one of the kittens had already passed away by the time they were found.

It’s a miracle the remaining five survived the ordeal, and now they will need weeks of around-the-clock care before they are ready to find new homes.

In honour of their unconventional journey, we have named them (Bob) Jane, Dunlop, Mich(elin), Dayton & Bridge(stone).

These are just five of over 750 cats and kittens currently in our care, following a huge kitten season.

Despite high adoption numbers over the last month, our cat-care team remains under pressure because kittens keep coming in. We still have so many undesexed cats in SA – and we’ll never turn away an animal in need.

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Most of these kittens (still too young to desex and make available for adoption) are being cared for in loving foster homes by our incredible network of volunteer foster carers.

These everyday heroes open their hearts and homes to the animals in greatest need, changing their lives forever.

We provide the food, bedding, enrichment toys, medications, and vet care, and they provide the TLC.

But these expenses quickly stack up into the thousands, and as a community-funded charity, we can’t cover them without your support.

Will you be a Foster Friend for a homeless animal, by making a donation to help cover the costs of their care until they are ready for adoption?

  • $31 can buy a one-week supply of milk replacement formula for a litter of neonatal kittens, like these brave stowaways
  • $43 can purchase a cat carrier to safely transport timid cats into foster homes
  • $68 can desex and vaccinate a kitten, in preparation for their fur-ever home


P.S. We’re always on the lookout for more big-hearted foster carers – if you think you’re up for this immensely rewarding experience, you can find more information and register here:

Thank you for your donation!

Your kindness will make a huge difference to the safety and wellbeing of animals in South Australia.

Do you have friends, family or colleagues who might also want to help? Why not share news of your donation via social media. Every donation we receive goes a long way to expanding the work of RSPCA South Australia.

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