We will be closing for the Christmas/New Year period this Friday, 21 December 2018. 

The cattery and office will re-open on Thursday 3 January 2019.  Our second-hand shop will re-open on Monday 14 January 2019.

For animal emergencies during this period please take any sick or injured cats to your nearest vet or ring the SPCA on 03-3497057 or 03-3663886 (AH). On weekends and Public Holidays you can contact the After Hours Vet on 03-3661052 or The Cat Vet on 021 02722784. If you need to contact us for urgent matters please send a private message via facebook or email cplcats@xtra.co.nz.

We wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas and thank you for your support during the year.

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: 03 376 6094, or email: cplcats@xtra.co.nz

Flea and Worm Treatments
Please note:  We do not sell worm and flea treatments during the weekend and you will need to be a Community Services Card holder to purchase these.

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!

Visit our cattery and office:

14  Charlesworth Street, Woolston, Christchurch

Monday-Friday 10 am - 4 pm.

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.

To surrender a cat to us, discuss our Feline Fix program - or for any inquiry not related to adopting a cat, please visit our office during their open hours, or call: (03) 376 6094

Visit the CPL Opportunity Shop

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

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Featured Cats For Adoption


Toluk is about 11 years old and came into CPL care when her owner moved to a new apartment where pets are not allowed.  This is her second time with CPL, she was adopted from us in 2012 (and was called Precious then). Toluk is friendly and confident with a little bit of “tortitude” and will suit a quiet adult home. Her unusual name comes from a type of currency made from turtle shell. Adopting an older cat can be very rewarding and they make great companions. As they are less active they tend to spend more time indoors and are less likely to get lost or injured. They are particularly suitable for owners who are themselves less active and/or spend most of their time at home.



Barbara is about 9 years old and came to CPL when her owner went into care.

Barbara has already been with us for some months.  On arrival she needed surgery for a painful eye condition; while recovering from that she lost weight and was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid.  This required further surgery and a lengthy recovery period.  She is now back to good health and has been cleared for adoption.

Barbara is a friendly, confident cat with a big personality who has won the hearts of staff and volunteers during her stay with us.  She is looking for a loving home with no other pets where she can spend her well-earned retirement being thoroughly spoilt.  She has a penchant for sausage rolls.


Willow is about 9 years old and was surrendered to CPL because her owner was unable to continue with her care.

Willow is shy but friendly.  She is very agile – not your average senior – and has already been exploring up in the cattery rafters.  She will suit a quiet home where she is the only pet but she may be okay with older children.

Willow has previously lived mainly outside so she would ideally suit a larger property and she will need to be kept indoors for an extended period to allow her to fully settle.  Since she is very nimble this is likely to be quite a challenge.