Happy 2018 Everyone!

The Cattery and Office at 14 Charlesworth Street are now open again for 2018. 

The shop will re-open at 10am on 15 January 2018

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

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

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.

Adopted: Spencer

Spencer is about 6 years old and came into CPL care when his owner moved and was unable to take him along.

Spencer is a sweet boy who can be shy with strangers and in novel situations. Once he finds his feet he is vocal, affectionate and enjoys attention. And he really loves his food!

Spencer has been over-grooming due to stress so he doesn’t look his best at the moment. He is on medication which will need to be continued, and will benefit from a calm and relaxed new home.


Minnie is about 10 years old and came into CPL care when her owners moved and were unable to take her with them.

Minnie is friendly and loves attention but can show a bit of “tortitude” when she’s had enough fuss.  She is not keen on dogs and, while she is used to children, at this stage in her life would probably prefer a nice quiet adult home in which to enjoy her twilight years.

Minnie has just had a dental and at the moment she is being picky with her food.  Her new owner will need to keep an eye on this and tempt her appetite if necessary.

Sam and Pippy

Sam and Pippy are about 8 years old and were surrendered to CPL when their elderly owner went into care.  They were both very shy at first but are steadily gaining confidence and proving to be friendly and affectionate wee characters.

Sam and Pippy are a typical brother and sister (Pippy is inclined to boss Sam about but he doesn’t seem to mind) and we feel they could be split up if necessary – however, they will both suit a quiet adult home – so it would be nice if they could be adopted together.