I've found a cat
Depending on their current circumstances, stray cats and kittens have different needs. It’s important we don’t remove them from their environment unless we’re absolutely sure they aren’t:
- Owned by someone in the neighbourhood,
- Caring for a litter of kittens somewhere, or
- Kittens that have been left alone by their mum for a short period of time but are otherwise safe.
Click the button below to answer a few questions that will help you figure out the circumstances of the animal(s) you’ve found so we can help them if they need it.
Depending on your answers to the questions in the questionnaire, one of the below options may be suitable for you.
Paper cat collars
If the cat you’ve found is friendly, there is a high chance it’s someone’s pet and just needs help finding its way home. If you’ve tried knocking on your neighbour’s doors with no luck, why not try putting a paper collar on the cat?
Lost pets noticeboard
You may have just found someone’s lost pet, so don’t forget to check the AWL Lost Pet Noticeboard!
If the animal(s) needs urgent care, please feel free to drop them off to us during our opening hours between 10am and 3pm. If you have found the animal outside of these hours, it’s best to contact a local vet. They will be able to give them a thorough heath check and contact a rescue group on your behalf. Click the button below to find a vet near you.
RSPCA South Australia
If you don’t want to risk touching or moving the animal(s), please contact RSPCA South Australia and request the assistance of their Animal Rescue Unit. You can contact RSPCA South Australia on 1300 477 722.
AWL Retrieval Crates
To ensure we can continue to provide best-practice care, opportunities, treatment and rehabilitation to the animals in our care, we only accept stray cats that have been brought to us as part of our AWL Retrieval Crate program. We will not accept any stray cats that have been brought in a council or personal trap.
The AWL Retrieval Crate program involves hiring a crate from AWL and safely and humanely containing the cat so it can be brought to our Animal Care Centre in Wingfield. The $100 hire fee is fully refundable when you return the crate to AWL.
To enquire about hiring an AWL Crate, please call our team on 08 8348 1300.