CPL Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cats Protection League a no-kill shelter?

CPL does not put down any healthy cat or kitten we take into our care. Cats and kittens surrendered to us are taken care of by fosterers or at the cattery as long as it takes to find them a home. CPL cats also receive routine and necessary veterinary care. Unfortunately, at times we may have to euthanize some animals as a result of incurable sickness, or severe behavior issues.

I need to re-home my cat, what should I do?

If you need to re-home a cat and would like to entrust us with this honor, please ring us (376 6094) as soon as possible to place your cat on the wait-list.  As we only have so many spaces for cats at once a wait-list is necessary and we will advise you of the approximate time it will take before we can begin the re-homing process with your cat.  Please ring our office before bringing any cat in to us as we may not have room for it at that moment in time. 

If you would like to re-home your cat privately (for example on Trademe), we advise that you do not advertise the cat for free. Listing an animal for free can place it in danger from people with nefarious intentions. Once you have found a suitable home with people you believe to be sincere, it is your choice weather you charge or not. If you want any of your cats belongings to go with them to their new home, it is a good idea to not disclose that in any advertisements.