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Gutter Kitties is an Incorporated Charitable Trust. Our current trustees are Danielle Howard (Founder), Benjamin Dickie, Tracey Hammond and Vicki Wallace.


Danielle started rescuing in 2006, and Gutter Kitties was finally established as a trust at the beginning of 2012.  We pride ourselves in running a no-kill shelter, and dedicate our time and efforts to rescuing timid, anxious and/or undersocialised cats.


A no-kill shelter is a shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals. "It does not matter if an animal is old, unsocialised, blind, deaf, traumatized or has a treatable illness. All of these animals are worthy of our compassion, all of them can find homes, and all of them deserve to."


We have a communal shelter located in Stanmore Bay where these cats first go upon coming into our care.  Here they are tamed by a wonderful group of volunteers, and then move into foster homes to prepare them for finding their own human family. 

We maintain high standards of animal welfare, professionalism and integrity, and work with other rescue centres and entities as required to achieve our purpose.  We strive to educate the public, and promote responsible pet ownership.

Gutter Kitties is a Charitable Trust and is registered with the Charities Commission (CC47721).


As of 1 April 2014, Gutter Kitties will take over the operations of Forgotten Felines.

Forgotten Felines was founded by Sylvia in 1995, and has been a leader in colony management and rescue since then.  They were able to do their fantastic work thanks to the ongoing support they received from East Coast Bays Vet, supporters, adopters, feeders and other local businesses.

A few years ago, Sylvia retired, leaving the running of Forgotten Felines to those she trusted.  Unfortunately the new Treasurer betrayed her trust, and over 2 years wiped all the money in the accounts, resulting in the unfortunate closing of their doors.  Due to the amount of colonies and rescues still under their care, Sylvia desperately needed someone to step in.

Forgotten Felines responsibilities will now be taken care of by Gutter Kitties, and we are pleased to continue the legacy that Sylvia started. 

Due to the above colonies that are now in our care, and the increase in rescues we will be called upon to help, we are in need of more volunteers, feeders (in various North Shore locations) and donations to help us continue our work.  Thank you to everyone who is supporting us to help make this transition as easy as possible.


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Current Projects and Fundraisers

ITS THAT TIME AGAIN!! Sileni Wines Fundraiser!!! Purchase wine for your clients, friends, family, or yourself, and help save a life this Easter. Email vickimarie@ihug.co.nz or PM us for an order form. You can order as little as one bottle to support us. Please share our fundraiser. ORDERS MUST BE IN BY WEDNESY 16TH MARCH 2016. Thanks everyone!


Email enquiries@gutterkitties.co.nz for your copy of our gorgeous 2016 Calendar today!






Lotto Bonus Ball Fundraiser

Sileni Estate Wine Fundraiser