Help Cats Protection League

Help us save cats and kittens and help cat owners throughout Canterbury by making a donation or becoming a CPL volunteer.

Donate

Donating to CPL is the most direct way to help the cats and kittens in our care.

If you would like to make a donation to the CPL, you can donate to our givealittle via credit card, make a payment to our bank account:

BNZ Ferrymead 02-0842-0003160-00

Or pop into our office located at 14 Charlesworth Street.

As a registered charity, donations to CPL are tax deductible. All are much appreciated.

Donations of Goods To The Op Shop

CPL runs an opportunity shop at 475 Worcester Street. Donations of saleable goods are very much welcome.

Bequests

Leaving part of the proceeds of your will is a powerful way to support the work the Cats Protection League does into the future. Our most innovative and successful projects, like the Feline Fix and the construction of the new cattery were made possible by the generosity of those who have made bequests to CPL.

A bequest to the League can take on several forms:

  • A gift of a stated sum of money
  • A specific gift of an asset
  • A percentage of your residual estate

If you are preparing your own Will, suggested wording is as follows:

A gift of a stated sum of money

I give to Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated, the sum of $………………, and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Society shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustees

A specific gift of an asset (e.g. shares held in a Company)

I give to Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated, 999 shares in ABC Limited and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Society shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustees.

A percentage of your residual estate

I give ___% of my residual estate to Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated, and I declare that the receipt of the Treasurer or other authorised officer of the Society shall constitute a full and sufficient discharge to my Trustees.

A complement or alternative to a bequest in your Will is to have a collection held at your funeral service for the charity of your choice. This request can be included in your Will or your wishes made known to your next of kin.

Please note, this information is intended as a guide only and the laws governing Wills and Contracts are subject to change.

Volunteer

We are always in need of volunteers to help us in various capacities.

Fostering

Fosterers look after cats and kittens in their home, with food, litter and other equipment provided by CPL. Fostering can be rewarding, but is also hard work. Small kittens can make big messes (they don't always know what litter boxes are for,) and adult cats may come from difficult backgrounds and require a lot of patience to bring them out of their shells. If you'd like to become a fosterer  for CPL, please phone the office 03 376 6094 or email cplcats@xtra.co.nz.

Cattery

Volunteers assist with the cleaning of the pens/runs in the mornings and this is normally completed between 9am and 11am. The volunteers interact with the cats while they are cleaning and can spend some one on one time with them. People with suitable skills may also assist the Cattery Supervisor with rehoming the cats during our opening hours.

We require night feeders on a casual and permanent basis. This involves feeding the cats their afternoon meal, changing used litter trays and removing the food bowls when the cat has eaten. The litter trays need to be emptied, washed, dried and refilled and the food bowls washed and dried. You can also spend time with the cats. It takes two to three hours on your own or half of that time if there are two working together and the start time is usually around 3pm.

If you love gardening, we require a couple of people to help keeps the gardens maintained at the cattery. This is mainly weeding and pruning and also mowing the inside of the enclosures.

We have positions available most days. This can change as volunteers get jobs etc so please call us on (03) 3840006 or email cplcats@xtra.co.nz to see if there is a position for the day you can volunteer.

Shop

Volunteers complete a three hour shift serving customers in our opportunity shop. The shop is open from 10am to 4pm weekdays and the shifts are either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm. The work involves dealing with the public, handling money, manual recording of sales and keeping the various areas tidy. We have permanent and fill-in shifts available, if interested please phone the office on 03-3899068 or email cplcats@xtra.co.nz.

Office 

The office is open from 10am to 4pm weekdays and either a three hour shift or a six hour shift is completed. The calls are from people requiring advice and assistance so a good knowledge of cats and being able to deal with the public professionally is required. The inquiries will either be by telephone or face to face.