Good news and sad news

The sad news first. On Monday, the 12th, we had to put dear Luna to sleep.  If you look at our banner at the top of the page you will see Luna being fed by me. I don’t know if we ever told the story of Luna and her brothers.

We had just moved into our house and on day 3 the housekeeper form across the street came to our door and rang the bell. She had found 3 kittens in the back yard and they had been there for hours. The mother had left and never came back. She brought the 2 males over to us as the 3rd had not survived. 5 minutes later she came back with the little female. She said, ” I was going to put it in the trash when she moved a bit. She is not dead yet.”

That little female was our Luna. It was because of her and her 2 brothers that we started Aruba Kitten Rescue.

After 14 years she finally left us. We are sad she is gone but she had an incredible life and because of her we started something that enriched our lives.

The good news. 2 days after her passing we read a post on our local bulletin board ( that a neighbor found a kitten and had no idea what to do. We immediately contacted her and told her we would take the kitten.   The kitten stayed with us for a week until the technician at the vet saw him and adopted him!!!

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Emergency (fast) hotel cat adoptions

If you found someone at a hotel and are facing a deadline, we have our supplies and people who can help you at the 2 vets in the Noord area. Veterinaire Kliniek Noord @Tel: (+297) 587-0911 or Contreras Veterinary Services NV @ 297-587-0917 (ask for Yessy)

If you want to adopt a cat but don’t have one in mind, the only shelter on the island is always full and looking for homes for their cats and kittens. We will still supply the carriers and info. Their website is

We have adopted some cats this year and had some wonderful people bring down supplies. Supplies are always needed – so if you are coming down.

I haven’t had much time to update this site lately so visit my facebook page at Aruba Kitten Rescue

Please contact us at if you can open your hearts and home to an Aruban cat or kitten that would love to be yours or you have

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Our Revised Mission

Aruba Kitten Rescue has changed our mission that we will only continue our hotel cat rescue program. Carriers and harnesses can be dropped off and picked up at Veterinaire Kliniek Noord which is past the light in Noord and at Contreras Veterinary Services which is very close to the hotels too. The vets will also assist with doing the checkup and issuing the paperwork needed. We don’t get many cash donations, so most of that goes towards our vet bills. We are sorry that we have no facilities or people willing to foster kittens. Therefore, if you have found a kitten or cat that you can not adopt to take home you will need to look to other rescue organizations in Aruba.

Due to family obligations, it’s hard for me to maintain this website. We invite you to visit our facebook page at Aruba Kitten Rescue

We are in desperate need of the following:
- Carriers (soft)
- Small harnesses and leashes
- Flea/Tick treatments

Please mark all items “aruba kitten rescue”

Eric De Cuba and the Contreras’ family have been wonderful these past years assisting us with our adoptions and we are so glad that both vets has agreed to continue this wonderful program. We would like to also thank Kiki from FCA for helping us out with our efforts too!

Here is the location, map, hours and information needed to the Veterinaire Kliniek Noord :
Veterinaire Kliniek Noord

There is no website for Contreras Veterinary Services any more. So please contact me for contact
information. They are able to board cats over the weekend where the other vet can not.

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Please bear with us.

Due to a family emergency, our availability will be limited for a while. We still have other people that can help out for a hotel or kitten rescue. But if it takes a little while for a response, please bear with us.

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Aurora (now Trixie) goes home

We adopted the last kitten from the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ this week and
wanted to thank Chadd and Yessy for helping out. Chadd you are a total angel in my book for everything you did to unite this kitten with her new home! I just can’t thank you enough!

Got this wonderful emails from the person who just got her:

1. My daughter & I picked her yesterday a.m. in Corning NY. Chadd and his wife were kind enough to drive her up to Corning NY where we met and took her home to Buffalo. Aurora, now known as Trixie, is just a little tiny thing! She slept most of the 2.5 hour ride home to Buffalo. She is a sweet little girl–full of energy and play, which she did most of the night last night until she got exhausted and curled up next to me to finally sleep.
I want to thank all of you for all you have done to let me have the pleasure of giving this little girl a home. Trixie will be well-taken care of and share the house with my four cats and German Shepard, Sasha.
As soon as Trixie sits still long enough for me to get pictures, I will send them on to you both.
Thank you again!

2. Trixie is settling in very well. She has met the other cats and
my dog and has chased them through the house already! It looks so funny
to see this tiny, tiny cat chase this big German Shepard.

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Mickey Mouse Club – all adopted!

Belle and Mickey have just been adopted by a nice Dutch couple on the island. Aurora is going to have a new home in Buffalo NY thanks to Chadd who volunteered to fly her back with him around the 19th! So a happy ending for the Mickey Mouse Club. This is going to be our last batch of kittens because we lack people who will foster kittens on the island. If you can foster for us, please contact me.

We still are active for hotel cat adoptions and will help out kittens when we have the resources to do it.   We are still hoping our spay/neuter program will work out but need donations in able to do this important work.

Please contact us at if you can help us out. Please continue to follow up at FB at AKR

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Mickey Mouse Club – 3 left

We have 3 kittens left that need homes urgently. We can’t keep them at the vet for much longer.
We have someone who is willing to fly them to Phil this Sat (Oct 2) if you know anyone who
would like to rescue a kitten needs the chance of a loving secure home!

Click here to see them on FB
Mickey Mouse Club

Note Tinkerbelle (the grey kitten) has found a home in Aruba.

Please contact us at
if you can open your hearts and home to an Aruban kitten that would love to be yours!

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Mickey Mouse Club – Available 9/24

These furbabies are about 4+ weeks old. They were abandoned at the vets office. Their mom was tested and has no diseases she could pass onto the babies. The vet says they are healthy. We don’t know the sexes of them yet. They will be available for adoption around 9/24. We need names. They are named after their mom who was called ‘Micki’. Micki has been spayed and is going to a new home. The kittens are eating on their own but need a good home where they will be loved!

Click here to see them on FB
Mickey Mouse Club

Note Tinkerbelle (the grey kitten) has found a home in Aruba.

Please contact us at
if you can open your hearts and home to an Aruban kitten that would love to be yours!

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New Office Kitten Pictures!

Here are some updated pictures from the Office Kittens new owners. We see that they have completely settled into their new happy lives! Thank you to everyone involved in this big effort!


Mango and Coconut

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Mango and Coconut united with their new parents

Yesterday,  Sherry delivered the last of 2 of the office kittens to their new parents.   They are overjoyed with their new babies and thank everyone involved for their help with this rescue.

They just posted this yesterday and i’m sure we’ll get pictures and updates soon!

We’re home with our new little bundles of joy and fun. I’ll post some pics later but they are a blast and even though we just have them in the kitchen for now, they think it’s HUGE. :lol:

Mango already used the  potty, we’re waiting for Coconut to go now. They love all their new toys. Coconut purrs like you wouldn’t believe.

It’s been 1 month waiting for them and it was definitely worth the wait. I can’t thank you both enough for helping us get our new little Aruban furbabies.

- Mellie

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