Adopt A Cat

All cats and kittens are adopted from the Cats Protection League Cattery at 14 Charlesworth Street.  The cattery can be contacted by phone at: 03 384 0006.  Though we are happy to take inquiries online and over the phone, potential adopters will need to visit the cattery before an adoption can take place.

Our experienced cattery staff and volunteers love helping people find the right cat, and we take care to ensure that our cats and kittens are well matched to their prospective owners.  We pride ourselves in matching cats to people and on behalf of our cats we do not operate like a retail store or pet shop - allowing any animal to go to the first person that comes along.  Our re-homing staff carefully match our cats needs to any perspective owner, keeping the cats needs as our first and foremost responsibility.  As we are a rescue, some of our cats may need special care, or be shy and not be suitable for some households.  The more honest you are with us, the better the match!

The homing process involves completing a short adoption form which outlines the terms of adopting a cat from CPL, and having most of the family meet the cat, especially any children who may be living with the cat or kitten.  The re-homing staff will introduce you to the cats and show you around the cattery.  If you own a dog you will be required to bring the dog into the cattery before we allow any adoption.  This is not to judge your dog, but to observe the cats reactions.  In the past we have seen unsuitable cats adopted out to a live with a dog (not by us).  This has resulted in the cat becoming so stressed that it has ripped out most of its fur, almost injured itself trying to escape the dog or causing inappropriate toileting by the cat due to the stress.  We believe in quality of life for our cats and try to be as fair to them as possible.  You can wait until you have found a cat you are interested in to schedule bringing your dog in to the cattery.

If we believe a cat you are interested in will not suit your circumstances, we will let you know.  Our cats needs always come first so please do not be offended if we turn you down for a particular cat.  There will always be a good reason.  Additionally, if the adoption does not work out for any reason, CPL will always take the cat back.

Adoption Fees:

  • Kittens up to 6 months are $150 (subject to availability - please phone the cattery to see what is available)
  • Teenagers from 6 months to 12 months are $120
  • Adult cats from 1-8 years are $90
  • Adult cats over 8 years are $70

All cats have been vet checked, microchipped, desexed, treated for any illness, vaccinated, wormed and treated for fleas.  Kittens will have been given their first vaccination, but depending on age will often still need their second and third.  Cattery staff will advise potential adopters of any vaccination requirements.  Cats over 12 months are also tested for feline aids and leukemia.

Currently available for adoption:

To see our cats who are currently available for adoption click their image below.

Please note:  There are other cats also available for adoption who are not yet listed and kittens are often booked for viewing in advance and may be adopted before they can be listed.  If you would like to adopt, but do not see a suitable cat here, we advise contacting or visiting the cattery during open hours to meet all the cats in our care.