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Dog Lovers Show

We’re part of the Dog Lovers Show from Friday 5 May to Sunday 7 May!

Joining other charities and rescue organisations this year, we’ll be providing information on cats, responsible cat ownership and cats for adoption at the shelter.

There will be CPSV merchandise for sale, along with everything your cat needs to stay healthy and happy. We’ll also have free info packs and staff will be on hand to talk all things cats and answer any questions you may have.

Tickets can be purchased here: http://dogloversshow.com.au/melbourne/

CALL OUT FOR BLANKETS!

We are in desperate need of Blankets, if you have any spares our felines would love to snuggle up with them.  Please drop them in during open hours Monday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am-2pm.   One of our beautiful felines would be delighted to give you a big cuddle to say thank you!!  Please note: We can’t use doonas or pillows.

Have you considered adopting an Adult?

For a limited time all Adult Adoptions come with a FREE Starter Pack and their next Vaccination FREE!

  • Litter Tray
  • Litter Scoop
  • Bag of Max’s Litter
  • Hill’s Premium Food
  • Double Bowl
  • Vaccination

There are many reasons to adopt an adult, drop in meet some and ask our staff why adults are the best.

Cecil – A Special Cat for a Special Someone

Cecil started his life as a street kid and came into foster care scared and skinny but what a diamond in the rough the little street urchin turned out to be. Once he trusts you he is a ball of fun and a laugh a minute and very affectionate. He loves to call from the bedroom and race me there to have a snuggle on the bed where he feels most safe! He does however still retain some of his street kid antics so if you love your couch or indoor plants Cecil is not the boy for you. But if you want a beautiful natured cheeky little cat pup he’s just right. Cecil isn’t good at change yet so he will need time, love and freedom to adjust to his forever home and with time will enjoy cuddles on laps and in arms but isn’t quite ready for that yet. Cecil deserves someone super special to be his human.

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Have you met Regina?

Have you met Regina?
Regina has been waiting at the Shelter for her forever home for 814 days!!!! Yes you read that right 814 days and we are determined to find Regina a home ASAP.
If you have been here Regal Regina was the magnificent tabby that was always in the Catnip Enclosure, she would give you the cute look and a little meow to get you to come over to her. She would then more often than not either give you a nip or a wack with her paw! We always knew there was a beautiful nature inside her but how to bring it out? Idea “Let try a foster home” as Regina will never cope in a condo when we move into the portables.

Regina has been in her foster home for 2 weeks and what a change! No nips, no wacks, no problem, she is in her element. Please help us find Regina her own perfect permanent lap to keep warm. Regina is 9 years old, she would love to be your only feline favourite, and you guessed it children are not in Regina’s plans.regina2

Black is the New Black. Black Cat Appreciation Day

August 17 marks the official Black Cat Appreciation Day. We love and appreciate our black cats, but sadly, shelter statistics state that black cats often get overlooked in the shelter for a number of reasons;

  • The stigma that black cats bring bad luck
  • Black cats are not as ‘pretty’ as other cats
  • Black cats are harder to see (photographs of dark coloured animals are much harder to see. People are often looking for a face to fall in love with and instantly connect with, and the animal doesn’t stand out in a crowd, they just get overlooked.)


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We think the benefits of adopting a black cat far outweigh the negatives. Here’s why;

Our Top 10 Reasons to Adopt a Black Cat:

  1. Black cats are the least likely to be adopted
  2. Black cats look sleek and sophisticated
  3. Holding a black cat is very slimming!
  4. Black cats will match any decor
  5. A lint brush isn’t required for a black-tie affair
  6. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side
  7. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem
  8. They don’t care what colour YOUR hair is!
  9. Love knows no colour, and…

10. Adopting a black cat may be lucky for you… and it’s definitely lucky for them!

(from catchat.org)

We have a few black cats that would love to go to their forever homes;

Michael

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Sylvia

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Colin

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If you’ve adopted a black cat from us, we’d love to hear how they’re getting on in your home. Email us at info@catprotection.com.au. Or if you can think of more reasons why Black Cats are awesome, post your reasons in the comment section below!

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Further reading;

https://www.facebook.com/BlackCatAppreciationPage 

https://www.facebook.com/events/507938419243255/

http://www.catbehaviorassociates.com/black-cat-appreciation-day/

http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2011/08/17/black-cat-appreciation-day/

https://www.4pawsrescue.org/events/event/national-black-cat-appreciation-day/

http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/pet-holidays.html

 

Event Reminder: Foster Carer Information Night- Book your Spot!

Foster Carer Information Night

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Tuesday 9th August 2016 7.00pm—9.00pm

The CPS Foster Program helps meet the needs of cats that are too young or immature for adoption, require special care due to pregnancy or socialising issues, or just need a second chance! You are invited to learn more about feline foster care by attending an Information Night at:

Cat Protection Society of Victoria, 200 Elder Street, Greensborough 3088

Cats can live up to and beyond 20 years old, so fostering is a great way to help us, without the long-term commitment of adoption. Fostering one or more of our cats and/or kittens will not only help us help them, it will be a wonderfully rewarding experience for you.

We need foster carers to look after kittens too young or unwell to be rehomed when they first arrive at the Shelter. Some kittens may still be feeding from their mother. We also need foster carers for our adult cats for various reasons, from mental stimulation for the cat, to freeing up space at the Shelter for more cats and kittens. Primarily, we are looking for short and long term foster carers to help with cats that may not do too well with our move into temporary facilities while our new facilities are being built.

To reserve your seat please RSVP to Joanna by Thursday 4th August 2016

Phone: 8457 6500 or Email: adopt@catprotection.com.au

Please Note: Foster Carers must be residents of Banyule City Council or Nillumbik Shire.

We have Foster Agreements in place with these councils only.

 

 

Senior Successes

This weekend we’re holding an event for our Senior and Long term resident cats. We want to celebrate the oldies and help you adopt them. We’re extending our opening hours, we will have a cat behaviourist on site and Seniors will go home with a free bag of goodies. Below are some previous Senior cats who are living the life.

ASLAN

Aslan was adopted at the ripe age of 14 years old. He has now been in his forever home for 2 years and is still going strong.

“Please consider adopting an older cat as they still have lots of love to give. My jobs as the grandfather of the household are: boss of the dogs, babysitter, guard cat, first in line for cuddles & garden duty” – Aslan

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MISSY

Missy was 11 years young when she was chosen by her best friend. Missy has now been in her new home for 6 months and she is Queen of the Castle!

“The shelter environment and myself did not see eye to eye. The reason being so many people came in and disturbed my nap time. All I wanted was my own kingdom to rule!” – Missy

 

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SHONA

Shona was 10 years young when her new family stumbled into her pen. It was not an instant attraction but not long after getting to her new home it was love. She has now been living the dream for the last 2 months.

“I have changed my ways since coming to my new home, no more cranky Shona” – Shona

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FEZZ

Fezz was 13 years young when she was adopted a month ago. Her 95 year old owner is besotted with her as you can see by the photos below.

 

“I’m a star at home, It’s all about Fezz” – Fezz

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Cat Stevens, what a Rock Star.

Hi! Just wanted to send you lovely people a massive thankyou! I adopted my big ginger boy who was known as Pumpkin (now Stevens) a few weeks back and he’s been such a treat and settled in as soon as we got home ❤️
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As you can see he’s certainly won our hearts!

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Hearts full of Love for adopted Pair

Just a quick update to let everyone know how our two recent adoptees are settling in. We adopted the gorgeous boy Smokey (formerly Ramsay) about 2 months ago, and while he’s still shy, he’s certainly opened up! He loves his spot on the couch, and his new sister has really brought him out of his shell. We adopted Penny (formerly Aurora) just last week, and she’s the queen of the castle already! She’s settled in fantastically, loves the place and her big brother. They’re having lots of fun and play time. We think they’ll be very happy together.

Thanks very much to the team at Cat Protection Society, you’ve helped make our home (and our hearts!) full.

Nicole and Sam

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We’re on Facebook

Click HERE to like us! 

The day has finally arrived! The Cat Protection Society of Victoria is proud to launch its brand new Facebook page, where we will be celebrating our feline friends. Keep your eyes on the page for cat profiles and updates, as well information about microchipping, desexing, vaccinating and keeping your cats safe. We will also post any lost cats that come into our care so we can reunite them with their owners as quickly as possible.

We love what we do here at CPS, so please feel free to share any stories or photos about your own felines that you see on our Facebook Page.

 

Please however keep in mind that this is a G-rated family page, so there are some ground rules that must be followed when visiting our site:

• Comments that keep the conversation going are welcome, but do not include images or links to things which could be considered distressing, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, overtly sexual, discriminatory or hateful to another person or organisation – including us, our employees, our volunteers and other people or organisations.

• This page is monitored regularly. People who breach these guidelines will find themselves removed.

• We also reserve the right to delete any solicitations, advertisements, or endorsements of any financial, commercial or not-for-profit organisations.

All that aside, please like, share and post to our page! You’ll find yourself surrounded by fellow cat lovers.

 

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Kittens, Kittens & MORE Kittens!

We have kittens ready, willing and able, waiting on their forever homes……

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