Kirsten’s Zoo Limited is a non-profit, volunteer run animal rescue organisation. We provide safe shelter and medical care to abandoned, surrendered, neglected and often abused animals. Our goal is to stop the flow of unwanted animals. We take them in and ensure that they are spayed/neutered and have all the necessary medical care provided. We then place them in foster homes until they are adopted.
We do have a small Cat sanctuary however we don’t have our own kennels though we do use private kennels at times. We rely on the kindness and generosity of animal lovers who are willing to provide time, love, enthusiasm and temporary foster homes for the animals that desperately need our help. With the assistance of Acorn Veterinary Hospital, we are able to offer a package for our rescue cats and dogs, ensuring that (to the best of our knowledge) all of our animals leave us in the best possible health.
Kirsten’s Zoo was started by Kirsten Mitchell in 2008 as a response to a number of factors, in particular, the need to have a centralised point of contact on Hong Kong Island to help home cats and dogs, as well as other animals in need.
In the beginning she funded most of her endeavours out of her own pocket and with the kind assistance of friends and likeminded people. However, in the past few years, we received money from the government which helps with our ever-growing expenses.
Her dedication and commitment have meant that hundreds of animals have been successfully homed over the last 20+ years. She has always depended on the financial kindness of animal lovers to help her continue to do what she does and took the decision to found a charity with a view to widening her efforts to help more animals and educating the general public in animal welfare.
Kirsten’s Zoo Ltd is exempt from needing to hold an Animal Trader License under Regulation 5A(1) of Cap139B – Public Health Trading And Breeding Regulations – Letter of exemption can be seen here.