The Cats Protection League is a registered charity dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray cats and abandoned cats and kittens.

In addition to cat rescue and rehoming, Cats Protection League provides a range of services to the public, including our Feline Fix desexing program which provides financial assistance for desexing. We also offer discounted worm and flea treatments, help with veterinary costs, cat food, cage and trap hire. Click here to view our services for Canterbury cat owners.

CONTACT US: 03 381 0289, or email:

Adopt A Cat Or Kitten

Learn more about adopting a CPL cat, and view our cats for adoption!

Get A Cat Desexed

Cats Protection League works with eighteen amazing vets across Canterbury to help desex cats. Learn more about our Feline Fix program!

Help CPL

Interested in making a donation or becoming a volunteer or fosterer? Learn how to get involved with CPL!

CPL President Robin Thomson Wins Assisi Award


After thirty years of service to CPL and cats in Christchurch, Cats Protection League President Robin Thomson was awarded an Assissi award by the New Zealand Companion Animal Council.

The Assisi award is given in recognition of outstanding service to individuals who have contributed to the welfare of animals. Robin's dedication to caring for cats and kittens in Christchurch is inspiring to all who know her, especially those who work with her in the Cats Protection League and get to see her passion and drive first hand.

The award, named in honour of St Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, is an acknowledgement by the Council of the achievements of those whose goals echo the principles of excellence in animal welfare.

Congratulations, Robin!

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Visit our cattery:

18 Charlesworth Street, Woolston, Christchurch


Tuesday to Friday 11.00am – 2.30pm
Saturday 11.00am – 3.00pm
Sunday 11.00am – 2.30pm
Closed Monday

All adoptions take place through the cattery, so if you are looking to adopt a cat or kitten, please either visit during open hours or call: (03) 384 0006

Visit the CPL Office and Opportunity Shop:

Located at 475 Worcester street and open between 10 am and 4 pm weekdays.