Rescue

Thank you for caring for a sick, injured or abandoned cat.

Thank you for caring for a sick, injured or abandoned cat.

We are a small cattery located in Singapore – and because of our size and lack of manpower, we aren’t able to locate, trap and rehabilitate animals on our own.

Instead, we rely on a network of cat caregivers and cat lovers – and most importantly, you – to give the cat the help that it needs. To paraphrase Star Wars: 

Love Kuching Project focuses on three types of cat rescue:

  1. We rescue kittens that are sick, abandoned or orphaned who require neo-natal care – i.e. kittens that are less then three months old. Kittens that are older that are not socialised will have less priority – this is because it becomes really difficult to train kittens to be good house pets once they are past the socialisation stage.
  2. We also rescue sick or injured community cats. Community cats that require veterinary attention and fostering before they get well can be fostered by us until they recover, after which they will most likely be released back where they came from.
  3. We also foster community cats that require palliative care in cases where their illness is not curable.

Each cat is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and cats we assess that have a more severe condition will be given priority.

Here are some things you might want to take note:

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Do you know feeders or community caretakers in the area? Check if there is a water or food bowl around – places where you can leave a note to ask the feeder to reach out to you.

You can also write to the Facebook groups listed here to ask if they know a community caretaker in your area.

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If you are submitting a request to help a cat you saw online, do ask the person who posted about the cat to make a request first!

They may have already made a request to us.

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If you’re unable to get the cat into a carrier, you may want to engage a trapping and transport vendor.

You can reach transport vendors listed on the Cat Welfare Society website here.

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Veterinary costs may vary by vet. You can visit catwelfare.org/vets for a list of vets that are generally stray-friendly – they offer stray sterilisation rates and are likely to offer stray discounts, but you should always call ahead to find out whenever possible.

Here’s a brief breakdown and estimate of costs you may incur. Note that these estimates should not be treated as a price list.

  • A pet carrier ($30-50 at Polypet)
  • Transportation and trapping fees (up to $70-80 if you use a professional cat trapper)
  • Initial consultation fees ($30-50)
  • FIV/FeLV testing ($50-85) – testing for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus is essential for admission into the LKP cattery, and a necessary step if you are seeking boarders and fosterers
  • Full blood screening ($100-$150) – this helps determine a cat’s organ function, and will help diagnose conditions like chronic kidney failure, liver failure, and infections. You can also order a partial blood screening, which is usually cheaper. 

If you can foster but can’t pay for veterinary fees – we will be able to provide help through our Rescue Assistance scheme in the near future (which is currently closed, but slated to be relaunched in mid-July 2019). In the meanwhile, we would suggest you write to the Facebook communities listed here to ask if they can help. 

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Do you know feeders or community caretakers in the area? Check if there is a water or food bowl around – places where you can leave a note to ask the feeder to reach out to you.

You can also write to the Facebook groups listed here to ask if they know a community caretaker in your area.

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If you are submitting a request to help a cat you saw online, do ask the person who posted about the cat to make a request first!

They may have already made a request to us.

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If you’re unable to get the cat into a carrier, you may want to engage a trapping and transport vendor.

You can reach transport vendors listed on the Cat Welfare Society website here.

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Veterinary costs may vary by vet. You can visit catwelfare.org/vets for a list of vets that are generally stray-friendly – they offer stray sterilisation rates and are likely to offer stray discounts, but you should always call ahead to find out whenever possible.

Here’s a brief breakdown and estimate of costs you may incur. Note that these estimates should not be treated as a price list.

  • A pet carrier ($30-50 at Polypet)
  • Transportation and trapping fees (up to $70-80 if you use a professional cat trapper)
  • Initial consultation fees ($30-50)
  • FIV/FeLV testing ($50-85) – testing for feline immunodeficiency virus and feline leukemia virus is essential for admission into the LKP cattery, and a necessary step if you are seeking boarders and fosterers
  • Full blood screening ($100-$150) – this helps determine a cat’s organ function, and will help diagnose conditions like chronic kidney failure, liver failure, and infections. You can also order a partial blood screening, which is usually cheaper. 

If you can foster but can’t pay for veterinary fees – we will be able to provide help through our Rescue Assistance scheme in the near future (which is currently closed, but slated to be relaunched in mid-July 2019). In the meanwhile, we would suggest you write to the Facebook communities listed here to ask if they can help. 

As far as we can, our team will assist you with information as to how to seek help for the community cat — but we will need your help to be the cat’s first responder, as we do not have the resources to come down and respond to your case directly.

When you are ready with a photo and brief details (including location, age, symptoms etc.) of the cat that needs our help, please submit a rescue request below:

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