About Us


The “cats’9lives” is an Pretoria-based Organization, dedicated to caring for stray, unwanted and abandoned cats and kittens until such time that they are able to find permanent, loving homes.  This organization has no source of income and does not benefit financially from the adoption fee.  Care is given by volunteers, therefore we are appealing for sponsorship of cages or donations for food, litter and veterinary fees.


We have very limited space for adult cats.  When an adult cat is re-homed the adoption fee ensures that the cat is vaccinated, dewormed and sterilized. While the cats are at one of our volunteer’s homes it is fed, given lots of love and the necessary veterinary care when needed.


The kittens come mostly from backgrounds where the mother has disappeared or they have been dumped and left to fend for themselves.  Where possible we try to keep them with their mothers until they are 6- 8 weeks old. If they are too small to feed themselves, our willing volunteers bottle or syringe feed them until they can eat solids. At this stage they come to our shelter to await adoption, which takes place from 7-8 weeks onwards. Due to the space restriction we have curtailed our numbers to about 20 kittens. The adoption fee includes 2 vaccinations, deworming, and sterilisation at 5-6 months by one of our designated veterinarians. 

Since the start of Cats’9Lives in 2006 over 2000 kittens have been adopted.  With the emphasis of the Organization on STERILISATION we have thus kept the number of unwanted kittens to the absolute minimum.


NPO: 048-500

P.O. Box 2470, Brooklyn Square, 0075

Finance: Liezel van Arkel  082 495 6604            

Liezel - liezelvanarkel@gmail.com  

Website – http://www.cats9lives.co.za          

Bank Account:

Standard Bank Brooklyn, Plus Plan account 414961110, Branch code 01-12-45

We have been trying to contact Mrs J Van Niekerk to thank her for her generous donation to Cats'9Lives but the cell number given on the Bank form is incorrect.

Become a volunteer

Want to get involved, why not volunteer by becoming one of our foster moms?

We provide the milk, pellets and take kittens in to be homed when they are old enough, but bottle feeding is a most rewarding job as it is so worthwhile to watch their development.

To become a volunteer, please contact us


Cat Trivia:

Cats have a special scent organ located in the roof of their mouth, called the Jacobson's organ. It analyzes smells - and is the reason why you will sometimes see your cat "sneer" (called the flehmen response or flehming) when they encounter a strong odour.


Market Day

Date: 26 November 2016 10:00
Venue: Waterkloof Animal Hospital

We will have hand made items, White Elephant stall, books , dvds and we are serving a delicious tea....Read more