Maneki Neko Cat Rescue

Who are we?

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue is an all breed cat rescue organisation run entirely by volunteers and is a registered charitable animal welfare organisation with deductible gift recipient status.

By way of background the Maneki Neko is a Japanese symbol of success, prosperity, good health and happiness. We hope that the Maneki Neko will bring all of these to our organisation and to the cats and kittens that we rehome.

About Maneki Neko Cat Rescue

Maneki Neko Cat Rescue was established in 2012 after many years of informal rescue.

Maneki Neko is specifically focused on working collaboratively with the community, community groups, business’s and local councils to improve the welfare of cats and kittens, reducing euthanasia rates; increasing reclaiming rates, and increasing re-homing rates by finding loving homes for healthy de-sexed cats and kittens, promoting micro-chipping and de-sexing of all pets and engaging like-minded community volunteers to further our work.
Email: samantha@neko.org.au

 

Meet The Team

Samantha McKernan
Samantha McKernan

Bachelor of Business. Grad Dip Law (Commercial)

Samantha & Carl established Maneki Neko Cat Rescue in October 2012, after many years of private cat rescue and as foster carers for other rescue organisations. Their love of cats both stem from having family pets growing up and providing extensive care to their beloved cat ‘Mousey’ who was diabetic and in the last few...
Carl Anthony
Carl Anthony

MBA

Samantha and Carl both work full time in the telecommunications industry and share their home with their beautiful rescue cats Mr Bubble (pictured) and Squeak, Jupiter (pictured), Zeus, Spidey, Hamlet and Ophelia.    
Joanne Amos
Joanne Amos

Vet Nurse

Bachelor in Animal and Veterinary Science, Certificates 2 & 3 in Animal Studies and Certificate 4 in Veterinary Nursing. Coming from a farming background Joanne grew up surrounded by animals and continues to be very passionate about their care and welfare. Her three cats; AJ (picture right), OJ (picture left) and Ben were all hand-reared...
Sarah Palmer
Sarah Palmer

Vet Nurse

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services & Certificate IV in Vet Nursing. Sarah works full time in the veterinary industry where she loves meeting amazing animals. Sarah shares her home with Tara, a Border Collie, cats Cody (pictured), Stirfry, Greystash and Princess, as well as Kermit the Frog, and a Central Bearded Dragon called Nibbler.

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