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Kitty Shelter is a "no-kill" cat and kitten rescue group, rescuing abandoned, abused & injured animals in Gauteng.

Virtual Adoptions!

Over the years while homing kittens to the public, we have heard people say that they love animals and would love to adopt but for whatever reason, (allergies, viscous dogs, not allowed pets in complex etc.), they couldn’t make the commitment.

From our side we have another problem; too many animals, cats in particular. With not enough funding and manpower to care for all the unwanted cats we have decided to offer the public a chance to ‘adopt’ a cat without actually taking it home. For a minimum of R100.00 per month, you can adopt a cat that lives permanently at the shelter, this money will cover the food and general care, if the cat needs special veterinary care we will broach the adoptive parents for extra assistance should they be willing and able to do so.

You can also get involved with the cats life by coming into our shelter giving him attention and extra care, treats etc. This could make an enormous difference to the lives of our permanent residents, we are very excited and so are the cats!
 

Banking Details:
Kitty Shelter
First National Bank
Melrose Arch
Branch code: 254405
Account Number: 62068805418

Make a difference and virtually adopt an adult cat today!

Download the Virtual Adoption forms here and email it to Merien at merien@kittyshelter.co.za:

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The following are the group of cats that are up for virtual adoption:

 

Gruff

Mommy had beautiful kittens, who we homed and now live in the lap of luxury, unfortunately she was too wild to adopt out.

Gruff has been virtually adopted and cared for by Beth Hughes since May 2012.

Sabbath

Stunning semi feral boy, 1 year old, not tame enough to find a home although he'd love to one day...

Sabbath has been virtually adopted and cared for by LJ van den Heever since February 2013.

Mike Tyson

The King of the Shelter, came in with a broken leg, bad flu and everything else that could be wrong with a cat, including FIV. That was 6 years ago and he is still going strong with his fan club of young boy (kitties) that totally idolize him. Although he has tested positive for cat Aids he cannot pass it onto the other cats as he is not a fighter. He cannot ever be homed as a new environment would stress him out and his immune system would be compromised again and he would get sick.

Mike Tyson has been virtually adopted and cared for by Meagan and Jaco since March 2010.

 

 

Teddy

Very nice cat came in 4 years ago, can't find home because she likes to give you a swipe whenever she really likes you!

Teddy has been virtually adopted and cared for by Meagan and Jaco since March 2010.

 

Kato

3 years old slightly skitty, but gorgeous came in with bro. Cosack (the handsome boys of the shelter)

Kato has been virtually adopted and cared for by Rein and Warren since September 2010.

Sister Mary Angus

1 year old found at Catholic church.

Sister Mary Angus has been virtually adopted and cared for by Rupert Miller since April 2011.

 

 

Kyle

Ken's identical twin, from a feral colony. Almost completely tame now.



Kyle has been virtually adopted and cared for by Melissa Pretorius since September 2012.

Nellie

Brought in with kittens years ago, she had skin cancer on her ear, which we had to amputate she is now fine but can't be rehomed.

Nellie has been virtually adopted and cared for by Tammy Williams since February 2010.

Cosack

Kato's brother both quite tame now, movie-star good looks.



Cosack has been virtually adopted and cared for by Lauren Urmson since February 2010.

 

Burt

Handsome black gentleman, completely tame even though he came in as an adult feral.

Burt has been virtually adopted and cared for by Lelaine Smith since February 2010.

Tin Tin

Another feral rescue, now happily living at Kitty Shelter

Tin Tin has been virtually adopted and cared for by Dr. Nicolette Houreld since February 2010.

Cappuchino

Owner dumped him on Wits Campus, hurt is leg and because it went untreated for so long that when he was finally brought to us the nerves were already dead, making his front leg unusable. Wonderful character, very nice looking.

Cappuchino has been virtually adopted and cared for by Elna since March 2010.

 

Levi

This is Levi, he is a 3 year old male, tailless( came in that way, nobody knows the reason) Abyssinian cat with the most loving, soppy nature you could ever find. The problem is we can't seem to find him a home because he is a wanderer and this is how he ended up at us in the first place. People are scared to adopt him in case he makes a run for it and land himself in trouble, again. We therefor have to put him up for virtual adoption, he's been with us for months and months already.

Levi has been virtually adopted and cared for by Rebecca Garratt and by Glynnis Koch since March 2013.

Simon

Siamese-Cross, 1 year old boy, he was rescued, and now virtually adopted by Genevieve. When she saw at a Sandton Restaurant, he had a septic wound on his back, it looked like he had been beaten. He had to undergo various operations in order to get it to heal. He is also FIV positive, therefore cannot be homed.

Simon has been virtually adopted and cared for by Genevieve since January 2011.

Savannah

This is Savannah, a one year old female, she is very lucky to be alive after being caught in a snare on a farm. She was brought in badly injured around her waist and arm, the snare had left her with open wounds that couldn't be stitched because the skin had 'died'. The wounds could only heal with time, she had to spend 6 weeks of cage rest in order for the wounds to heal. On top of all this she also went into labour and gave birth to very premature kittens who died within hours of being born. The only remaining wound is shown in the picture attached it will take another month or so. She is a very special girl who loves a cozy lap to lie on.

Savannah has been virtually adopted and cared for by Anne Botha since February 2013.

 

Domino

1 year old feral male, cute wants to tame desperately!

Domino has been virtually adopted and cared for by Rhona Fourie since February 2011

Maria Callas

 

Maria Callas has been virtually adopted and cared for by Ori. De Korte since August 2011.

Elvis

Came in as a baby but was not interested in people at all loves his life at the shelter with big Mike to look after him.

Elvis has been virtually adopted and cared for by Diane Mitchley since April 2012

 

Rumi

 

Rumi has been virtually adopted and cared for by Ori. De Korte since August 2011.

Mimi

Little Mimi girl has been at the Shelter since she was a 10 week old kitten, she never tamed completely, still a bid timid although she appreciates one on one time with humans, she needs to find somebody to virtually adopt her, to help with her upkeep while she lives at the Shelter.

Mimi has been virtually adopted and cared for by Anne Botha since February 2013.

Nikita

Wild beauty 4 years old.

Nikita has been virtually adopted and cared for by Sharon Gough since May 2012.

 

Zinzi

Never homed feral but quite tame.

Zinzi has been virtually adopted and cared for by Chantelle Morrison since April 2012.

Felix

6 month old boy with the best nature.

Felix has been virtually adopted and cared for by Sasha Holz since May 2012.

Diesal

Has been with us for over a year now and has tamed beautifully from a very scared little feral kitten.

Diesal has been virtually adopted and cared for by Ayesha Essop since September 2012.

 

Russian Blue

Feral Russian Blue.

Russian Blue has been virtually adopted and cared for by Vicki Saget since September 2012.

 

 

Tucker

Young adult that is a very sweet feral boy who is getting friendlier every day.

Tucker has been virtually adopted and cared for by Corrie Goosen since October 2012.

Tarquin

As you can see our boy, 6 month old, is clearly petrified! As much as we try and show him that we won't harm him, he just won't believe us!

Tarquin has been virtually adopted and cared for by Sharon Gough since May 2012.

 

 

Samson and Delilah

Brother and Sister, came in with kittens but have never tamed, they slowly have to adapt to life at the shelter.

Samson and Delilah has been virtually adopted and cared for by Lee-Anne Du Plooy since September 2012.

Harry (Thomas' brother)

Harry has been virtually adopted and cared for by Chantelle Morrison since April 2012.

Sebastion

He is a young, tabby male who has been a resident of the shelter for about 8 months.

Sebastion has been virtually adopted and cared for by Heather Hubbard since February 2012.

 

Tomkin

This little mini cat is an adult now but looks like a kitten, he was very feral but is starting to relax and enjoy his life at the shelter.

Tomkin has been virtually adopted and cared for by Amy Kay since May 2012.

 

Kenny

He was found as a feral teenager at Shell Ultra City Middleburg, I rescued him myself! He was thin, starving and sick, he has totally recovered and is now a stunning young cat, but because he was found as a teenager and not a kitten he has not tamed enough to go into a home.

Kenny has been virtually adopted and cared for by Angelique Laidlaw since November 2011.

Jake

 

Jake has been virtually adopted and cared for by Ori. De Korte since August 2011.

 

 

Mom

This Mom cat is very protective over her little baby that only has one eye, so ideally we would like to home them as a pair.

Mom has been virtually adopted and cared for by Glynnis Koch since March 2013.

 

One eye'ed Jack

This little kitten has lost one eye, Mom is very protective over him, so ideally he needs to be homed with his Mommy.

One eye'ed Jack has been virtually adopted and cared for by Glynnis Koch since March 2013.

Siamese

 

Siamese has been virtually adopted and cared for by Tammy Williams since March 2013.

 

 

Tony

Tony the tabby abandoned with friend Gary , left to fend for themselves by ex owners who moved.

Tony has been virtually adopted and cared for by Kim Dawson since May 2013.

Gary

Gary abandoned with friend Tony , left to fend for themselves by ex owners who moved.

Gray has been virtually adopted and cared for by Linda Cloete since January 2014.

Calista

Calista the Calico, she is 7 months old and can never be homed because she doesn't 'do' people , she prefers staying wild and hanging out with her wild girlfriends!

Calista has been virtually adopted and cared for by Kim Dawson since July 2013.

 

 

Sasha

Sasha has been virtually adopted and cared for by Caitlin Poole since August 2013.

Ted, Tod and Tim

These 3 gorgeous feral brothers aren't tame enough to be homed therefore we have put them up for virtual adoption.

Ted, Tod and Tim has been virtually adopted and cared for by Jo and Faizel since August 2013.

Byron

Lovable Byron with his deformed leg.

Byron has been virtually adopted and cared for by Claudia Morgado since February 2014.

 

 

Tiny Tortie

Has been at the Shelter since she was a kitten but unfortunately has never tamed enough to find a home, she really doesn't 'do' people. She's also one of the smallest grown up cats we've ever seen!

Tiny Tortie has been virtually adopted and cared for by Annamaria Marengo since May 2014.

Shaggy and Shady

Have been with us for a while after they were found in the dustbin as kittens! They love each other and don't trust humans!

Shaggy and Shady have been virtually adopted and cared for by Katia Marengo since April 2014.

Domino

Gorgeous 3 year old boy . Came in to the Shelter after his owner lost his job and house ! The 2 of them were living in a car together , he has now become one of our residents but cannot go to a home due to ill health.

Domino has been virtually adopted and cared for by Lisa van der Meulen since March 2016.

 

 

Pumpkin

Beautiful long haired , a one year old feral who is so timid , she can't be homed

Pumpkin has been virtually adopted and cared for by Sheree Gray since September 2014.

Bingo

Black & white boy

Bingo has been virtually adopted and cared for by Lauren Vogel since August 2014.

Tiago

Black & white blind boy

Tiago have been virtually adopted and cared for by Ferosa and Warren Lee since July 2014.

 

Suri

Blind 6 month old girl

Suri has been virtually adopted and cared for by Nivedeta Chatrooghoon since June 2015.

Carmen

1 year old semi blind kitty

Carmen have been virtually adopted and cared for by Nivedeta Chatrooghoon since June 2015.

Foxi

Very scared 4 month old girl

Foxi has been virtually adopted and cared for by Nivedeta Chatrooghoon since June 2015.

 

Forest

One of our special needs cats that was born with a deformed back leg. He copes very well and is a happy and lovable young cat.

Forest has been virtually adopted and cared for by Cayley Fine since Febuary 2015.

Calista

Calista have been virtually adopted and cared for by Lauren Vogel since September 2014.

Hazel Grace

Hazel has has cerebellar hypoplasia a genetic condition. The kittens with this are not in pain , they are happy , loving cats, that are otherwise healthy.

Hazel Grace has been virtually adopted and cared for by Gloria Reid since 2014.

 

Marbles

Marbles has been virtually adopted and cared for by Magdaleen & James Roode since January 2016.

Pushkin

Pushkin have been virtually adopted and cared for by Francois Visscher since May 2015.

Granny

Granny has been virtually adopted and cared for by James and Magdaleen since January 2016.

 

Doc

Doc has been virtually adopted and cared for by Magdaleen & James Roode since January 2016.

Calico

Calico have been virtually adopted and cared for by Magdaleen & James Roode since January 2016.

Christian Gray

A beautiful silver tabby boy who lives in the feral run but has tamed nicely. Kim was the virtual parent to Calista who sadly passed away from an aneurism.

Christian Gray has been virtually adopted and cared for by Kim Dawson since July 2016.

 

Alex

He was scalded but recovering well now.

Alex has been virtually adopted and cared for by Andre Coetzer & Rita-Mari Ludike since April 2016.

Toby

A very friendly young boy that hasn't managed to find a home.

Toby have been virtually adopted and cared for by Andre Coetzer & Rita-Mari Ludike since April 2016.