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

Lucky and Kitler

Mother and daughter, Lucky and Kitler came from a rehab centre in Chiang Mai. We took care of them here for a time while their carer, Richard Pike, changed jobs and found somewhere to live. Unfortunately, just as they have got used to living with Richard, he has got...

Saskia

Saskia is a very friendly, sociable and playful female cat. She is white with black patches and the cutest, off-centre, moustache. Just under a year old, she is sister to Sox and very similar in temperament. They would make an ideal pair for adoption - through the...

Bingley

Bingley is a sweet boy who was rescued along with his siblings. His mother was neutered, vaccinated and re-released and all his siblings apart from his sister Jane have been rehomed. He is a very attractive pale ginger colour, he’s about eight weeks old and very...

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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