Adopt Me..ow! is a group of locals and expats who rescue and care for needy kittens and cats while helping them find a permanent home in Mae Rim and Chiang Mai.

Medical Care

Kitten Rescue provides emergency medical care, vaccinations, and sterilization for strays and cats under their care.

Temporary Shelter

Kitten Rescue provides temporary shelter for cats and kittens until they’re adopted.

Forever Homes

Kitten Rescue works hard to make sure every cat and kitten gets a loving forever home.

Medical Care

Kitten Rescue provides emergency medical care, vaccinations, and sterilization for strays and cats under their care.

Temporary Shelter

Kitten Rescue provides temporary shelter for cats and kittens until they’re adopted.

Forever Homes

Kitten Rescue works hard to make sure every cat and kitten gets a loving forever home.

“What greater gift than the love of a cat” — Charles Dickins

“What greater gift than the love of a cat” — Charles Dickins

Kittens And Cats Needing A Home

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a beautiful, big dark brown persian male who came in to kitten rescue from a terrible breeding pen. While he has been treated cruelly but he is very friendly and loves people. He responds well to affection, enjoys being petted and is looking for a kind...

Tesco

Tesco is a very friendly and good looking cat. He was lost or abandoned at… well, can you guess?! He has an easygoing personality, is good with other cats, not worried by dogs and loves to play with visitors. This would be a great family kitten.

Bingley

Bingley is a sweet boy who was rescued along with his litter from a rural area where they were living in a street. His mother was neutered, vaccinated and re-released and his siblings have been re-homed. He is missing his brothers and sisters terribly, and would...

What if I find a cat in need?

Thanks for caring! Mother cats have a habit of leaving their kittens in unlikely places such as drainpipes, plant pots, old kids paddling pools etc. The mother is usually not far away. Unless the kittens are clearly ill they are best left where they are.

However, sadly there are many cats and kittens in Chiang Mai that urgently need help. Alone, abandoned, sick kitten(s).

A sick or injured cat or kitten should receive medical attention as soon as possible. The climate in Thailand means that a sick animal can die of dehydration very quickly. If you find a cat that is obviously sick or injured, please take it to a vet. You can find a list of our recommended vets and other advice on what to do by following the link below.

For other needs, or to see if there is space in the shelter you can contact us or write to the Facebook group.

For more information…

Back in 2004, Liz and Mel Purdue met Khun Lek (Rampang Puangping) in Phuket. Sharing a love of animals, they started helping the many stray dogs and cats on the island (and a few stray children as well). Following the death of Mel Purdue, Liz and Lek moved to Chiang Mai, bought land in Mae Rim and built a house.

Kitten rescue in Mae Rim started with a kitten called Smokey found at the side of the road in early 2017. She was our first adoption. More followed! Today we have a shelter at the house in Mae Rim for around 40 cats and kittens, a facebook group with more than 500 members from all over the world. We have rescued and homed hundreds of kittens, helped a number of badly injured kittens and sterilized untold numbers. We have developed an excellent relationship with a number of local vets, have invaluable support from WVS Thailand for our sterilization program and have a network of Thai and Western people working to improve the lives of stray cats in and around Chiang Mai. Khun Lek’s family continues her work in Phuket and Phitsanulok.

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