Adopt a Cat

Adopting a cat from MARS

Find the purr-fect companion by adopting a cat from MARS. When you adopt a rescue cat from MARS you know that you have saved the life of an animal who will love you unconditionally. All necessary Vet work is provided so you can know that your new friend will be healthy and happy.

View all the cats that are waiting for adoption below, if you would like to know more about a particular cat please contact the carer direct on the number provided. You will be able to arrange a viewing time and you are under no obligation to adopt after a viewing so please feel free to meet as many foster dogs as you like. 

The Adoption Process

When you have found the cat that is right for you, provide your contact details to the carer and they will forward them to our cat coordinator who will get in touch to start finalising the adoption process.

This will involve emailing you all the appropriate adoption paperwork and payment. Before finalising the adoption and the cat leaving MARS care, council registration must be obtained and the registration tag number provided to the cat coordinator.

Current Adoption Fees Our cat adoption fees are inclusive of vaccinations up to date of adoption, microchipping, desexing, worming & health check.

  • Males: $195
  • Females: $210

Please note council registration costs is in addition to the adoption fees and paid directly to Mackay Regional Council.

 Things to consider before adopting a cat from MARS

Adding a new member to your family is a big commitment and we encourage all potential adopters to think about the type of animal best suited to your lifestyle before viewings.

  • Would a kitten or an older cat be more suited to your lifestyle?
  • Can you commit to additional costs for yearly vaccinations and vet visits?
  • If renting, have you obtained permission from real estate/landlord to have a cat?


If you have any questions about the process of adopting a cat contact us now, you new best friend could be waiting.

  • Armani

    8 weeks

    Hi my name is Armani and I am just a big cuddly teddy bear.
    I love to chat and tell you about my day, also give you instructions on how I think things should be done.
    I love my food and use my litter tray.
    If you would like to meet me, give my foster mum a call!

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  • Cobber

    7 weeks

    Hi my name is Cobber. I'm a bit shyer than my siblings, I'm also very stubborn and refused to eat food for a couple of weeks when everyone else was eating. I just wanted mums milk.
    I love my food now and use my litter tray.
    I would much rather be playing and adventuring around then having cuddles, but I am getting better with the cuddles.
    If you think I’m a fit for your family, please give my mum a call to meet me.

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  • Giorgio

    8 weeks

    Hi my name is Giorgio, I'm very affectionate and love cuddles.
    If you are wanting your hair styled, I am your man.
    I will also need you to restyle my hair in return I am not the best at doing my own hair, so you will need to regularly brush me.
    I love playing with my siblings and running up and down the scratch post and ramp.
    I eat all my food and use my litter tray.
    Give my foster mum a call if you want to meet me!

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  • Goldie

    2 years

    Hi I’m Goldie. I’ve had a rough start to life but I’m eager for a comfortable home and loving family.
    I don’t really like to be held but I love pats and head kisses. I know how to pull your heartstrings to get my way, deny me my wants and I’ll tilt my head and cry to you, it’s adorable.
    I’m very independent and I don’t really like competition so I would suit someone without any other pets. I’m eating all my food and using my litter tray.

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  • River

    11 weeks

    Hi I’m River, my name means water. I’m very timid and a little bit scared of high places, so I need to be picked up slowly. I love pats and to play with toys. I’ll watch you intently if you talk to me, and I like to join in in activities rather than find my own thing to do, I go with the flow. I’m only little and I’m still a bit shy so I’ll need a quiet family with gentle hands and patience for me. I like company and will be the perfect companion for someone who has time to spend with me. I’m eating all my food and using my litter tray.

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