Luna Cat Rescue
Khayelitsha, Cape Town’s biggest township, treats thousands of animals every year. This severely impoverished area is home to thousands of animals in need. Scores of cats and kittens are regularly surrendered to or rescued by the organisation. Loving homes need to found for them, and many require medical care and rehabilitation. However, the clinic doesn’t have a shelter and relies on foster homes for these destitute animals.
That’s where Steffi comes in. She headed the organisation’s cat adoption and foster home programme on a voluntary basis for over two years and specialises in fostering bottle-fed kittens and kittens that need intensive care. Early in 2020, Laura joined the team and started fostering and working closely with Steffi; to date, she’s fostered many of Mdzananda’s kittens.
After working together and developing a strong friendship, the idea of Luna Cat Rescue came to life. Today, the organisation is an official Mdzananda Animal Clinic partner and a registered non-profit company.
The main reason for starting an independent adoption programme specific to cats and kittens is due to Mdzananda being a clinic and not a shelter. There’s very little room for animals to stay for longer periods of time, so cats and kittens are moved into foster homes as soon as possible. Foster homes ensure they receive the care they need in a loving home environment.
Many of these cats and kittens have experienced trauma, malnutrition, and abuse. Together with the amazing private vet practices we work with, we get them healthy and happy and then adopted to the best possible homes!
To ensure that fosters have a rewarding, happy experience, Luna Cat Rescue provides veterinary care and the knowledge needed to give these cats the second chance they deserve.
You can help Luna Cat Rescue! Become a feline foster family!