Perth Rescue Angels urging people to keep ear out for kittens

Melinda Nelson with Harvey & Farrow. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489002 communitypix.com.au.
Melinda Nelson with Harvey & Farrow. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489002 communitypix.com.au.

A WA rescue organisation is urging locals to keep an ear out for the sound of kittens in distress.

Cats most commonly breed in the warmer months and kittens could be birthed anywhere from inside a home or backyard to a local park or bushland, regardless of whether the cat is feral or domesticated.

Perth Rescue Angels volunteer and Aubin Grove resident Melinda Nelson said they were urging people to listen out for the sound of kittens crying out.

“It is very common, mother cats go looking for a safe place to have their kittens which might be under someone’s house or in a shed,” she said.

If kittens are found, Perth Rescue Angels recommends waiting at least three hours to see if the mother returns before taking them away.

“If the mother comes back and is friendly, take her and the kittens inside and contact us,” Ms Nelson said.

“If she’s not, leave food and water outside and contact us.”

Ms Nelson, who has fostered more than 100 cats over the last four years, said it had been a rewarding practice and encouraged others to consider doing the same.

“I foster cats because it’s so rewarding when you see how much of a transformation you make in life with just a little bit of love and a little bit of patience,” she said.

For more information on fostering or adopting a cat visit www.perthrescueangels.org.