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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.
Meet The Team
What People Say
“On behalf of my dad, I’d like to thank your wonderful organisation for the work that they do. Through your programme Dad is now the proud carer of his beautiful “boys” which he has named Peppermint ( Pepper and Mint) as he sees them as the one unit. At 93 it has given him a new lease of life to have something to care for and which rely on him.
Over the last 6 months, when he first became aware of the plight of the deserted cats and set out to win their trust, he has been really worried what would happen to them. It was fate meeting up with Vicki and the conversation turned to cats.
I’d like to thank Vicki, who has been our main contact and who was instrumental in getting the project underway and also to Carmel who withstood the “singing” etc driving the cats to the vet. To the East Ivanhoe Vet Clinic a very big thank you as well as without their generosity wonderful schemes like yours couldn’t exist. I know there are many more volunteers involved who deserve to be recognised. Thank you once again you have made an elderly gentleman very happy.”
“We adopted Millie in March who is settling in and becoming one of the family, she loves cuddles and is training us to give her all the attention she wants. Thanks again for your hard work and dedication”
“Super excited to be welcoming two new friends to their forever home today. Got the cozy bed and Feliway ready to make them comfortable”
“Barely recovered from an awesome evening at CATS but boy am I proud to have been involved in such an awesome event – legit there was a live cat that was wandering around (it’s cat door was right beside my work). By all accounts it was an incredibly successful night raising funds for Maneki Neko Cat Rescue thanks to HEY GIRL for pulling it together – can’t wait to see what you do next beautiful lady!”
“Just thought I’d share an update on Tigger. He’s fitting in very well in our home and taking turns sleeping on everyone’s beds. He spends most of his time in my teenagers “cave” snuggling up and taking all the pats he can get, and also loves snoozing on the desk chairs too!”
“A very special thank you to Samantha from Maneki Neko Cat Rescue for going the extra mile for a person in a pickle on our program. A great outcome for all who were involved.”
North East Citizen Advocacy – Australia
“A few weeks ago a friend posted a photo of some cats that needed help at your shelter, so I sent a few dollars. I was so surprised on Saturday (3/14) when these two post cards came in an envelope from Maneki Neko Cat Rescue. What fun! Really made me feel special. Wanted all to know how really unique and wonderful your organisation is. All the best be yours!”