Stray kittens (and occasionally cats) are rescued, cared for, socialised, and rehomed to responsible people.


Our current adoptees are advertised on our Facebook page. If you’re interested in adopting, please fill out a Pre-Adoption form with some details about yourself and what you’re looking for. We like to know a little about you and your home to determine which kittens would be a good fit, and to ensure that you are aware of the basic care (and sometimes extra patience) required for our rescues.

Some of these kittens come from bedraggled beginnings….whilst in our care, we work hard to ensure they grow up in an open environment with lots of room to play indoors  for their healthy development.  They are nutritionally well-fed and loved and get to spread their wings to build their confidence and strength.  During their stay, the kittens are vet checked, dewormed, deflead, desexed and microchipped ready for their new home.

Kittens are generally adopted before vaccinations are administered, and whilst it is the adopters decision we do advocate getting your cats vaccinated to protect against debilitating and preventable diseases.


Manawatu Alley Cat Trust’s policy is to desex kittens before rehoming. This is done when the kitten has reached at least 1.5kg and is 12 weeks or older.

At the time of adoption, an adoption form is filled out. Manawatu Alley Cat Trust will ensure the kittens are up-to-date with worm and flea treatments and any other necessary veterinary needs met.  Kittens are also toilet trained.

If a new adopter finds the kitten is not suitable for them for any reason, we will take them back into our care.


When adopting from Manawatu Alley Cat Trust you must agree to the following conditions:

  • I accept full and complete responsibility for the care and welfare of this kitten/cat which includes ensuring the health and wellbeing of him/her at all times and seeking veterinary care when needed.
  • FOR ADOPTION OF A DESEXED & MICROCHIPPED CAT.  I agree to pay an Adoption Fee of $80 at the time of adoption, as a contribution toward the cat’s expenses whilst in our care.
  • I agree to the Manawatu Alley Cat Trust checking on the wellbeing of this kitten/cat at their discretion and understand that if on doing so, finds that these conditions are not being met, Manawatu Alley Cat Trust reserves the right to remove the kitten/cat from my care without recourse.