About Us

The Kitten Inn is a registered not for profit charitable trust based in Kelson, Lower Hutt.

We take in unwanted pregnant cats, and kittens from throughout the Wellington region. We also regularly run discounted desexing programs to encourage and help people to responsibly desex their cats.

Our mission

  • To promote the responsible desexing of cats
  • Provide sanctuary and care for pregnant cats and kittens
  • Find loving new homes for the kittens and cats when they are ready for adoption

What we do

We generally have kittens (and sometimes the mother cats once they’ve been spayed) available for adoption almost all year round.

Our kittens vacation with our wonderful team of fosterers while they await collection for their forever homes. During their stay in foster homes they become very social, and have learnt the ways of the litter-box.

The Inn Keeper has kindly had them all desexed, microchipped, registered and regularly treated for worms and fleas.  There is also a free insurance cover that extends for 42 days!

Some of our kittens even learn a trick or two when they’re in foster…


Who we are

There are six trustees involved in the running and day-to-day caring for the cats and kittens. These ladies work tirelessly alongside the volunteers to make sure everything runs smoothly. They all have a great team of wonderful helpers – loyal, honest people. These are the volunteers that make any organisation such a success.

At Kitten Inn, we have no paid staff – they all donate their time and we thank them for that.

If you would like to donate items please contact us – we can collect them from you, or you can drop off.

If you’d like to get involved as a volunteer, you can find out more here!