Kitten / Cat Rehoming Program

Background Infomation

Since the beginning of 2009 the Mt Barker Veterinary Hospital has been running a kitten / cat rehoming program.


The program was motivated by the number of enquiries we were receiving about stray and feral cats, and the lack of accessible resources to address this issue. The veterinary hospital decided we needed to be more proactive in the welfare of these animals by providing the public with a means to deal with these stray and feral cats in a responsible manner.


Our kitten / cat rehoming program is run solely by the staff of the Mt Barker Veterinary Hospital. All equipment and health care services are provided by our nurses and veterinarians. The time for caring for the kittens/cats is allocated both within our normal working hours, and donated on weekends.


We are very passionate about our kitten / cat rehoming program which operates as a not for profit project. Each rehomed feline has an adoption fee which is invested back into the program to contribute to the raw cost of caring for these animals. The adoption fees are only a fraction of the real costs and extensive labour needed to run such a program. Mt Barker Veterinary Hospital gratefully accept any donations to help save more lives, whether it be food, cages, toys, bedding, or monetary gifts.


Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of sterilisation and responsible feline ownership, hundreds of cats and kittens each year around Australia are euthanased for want of a loving home. While people continue to recklessly breed kittens this situation will continue. So if you are looking for a kitten (or two) or an adult cat.......please rescue, don't buy! 


Adoption Information

Mt Barker Veterinary Hospital's feline adoption program gives kittens and cats a second chance at finding a new loving home. When any kittens and cats are brought to us they are housed separately in quarantine to ensure they are not harbouring any illnesses. After a health check and behavioural assessment the kittens / cats then begin the process of being adopted. 


Adoption Package for Kittens includes

  • Initial and final health checks
  • First F5 vaccination
  • Microchip
  • Flea treatment
  • Worming treatment
  • Pre -paid desexing voucher
  • kitten food to take home while transitioning to a new diet
  • Information pack
  • Ongoing support for the life of your kitten

Adoption Fee Female Kittens - $200.00

Adoption Fee Male Kittens - $200.00


Adoption Package for Adult Cats

  • Initial and final health check
  • First F5 and booster
  • Microchip
  • Flea treatment
  • Worming treatment
  • Desexing procedure
  • FeLV and FIV testing
  • food to take home while transitioning to a new diet
  • Information pack
  • Cardboard carry box
  • Ongoing support for the life of your cat

Adoption Fee- $100.00

Total value saved by adopting an adult cat ~ $445.00


*Health care card holders eligible for Ruby Benjamin Animal Foundation subsidy can receive a $50.00 discount off the above prices.


Kitten re-homing available at Mount Barker Veterinary Hospital