Hi there,
Firstly, I want to again pass on my gratitude to you all for the fantastic work you do.  It is clear that you take the time to get to know and understand the personalities of each of your cats, then ensure you take an active interest in knowing those who come in as potential parents to these guys.

In early March I came in to have a look around and very soon was chosen by ‘Tommy’ who smothered me with smooches and purred like an engine.  I didn’t want to make an impulse decision so was there for quite a while, even then returning the next day before adopting him.  Staff were incredibly patient and informative, helping me to talk it through.  One lady in particular was very gracious and generous with her time, but I cannot recall her name. She has light brown hair up in a ponytail and has been at reception when I’ve been in.

I brought in a few little donations for the kitties as a thank you and will continue to bring more.

I changed Tommy’s name but thought you might like to see how he’s going…Here are some pics of Figaro (Fig for short) named after the black and white cat from Pinocchio…


TC is an affectionate chilled out 2YO boy with a wonderful disposition. When TC came to us X-rays confirmed he had a fractured pelvis. TC would need strict confinement/cage rest for at least 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal. Unfortunately his owner was unable to provide the necessary care for him. In the best interest of all concerned (especially TC) he was surrendered back to us so he could recover and be re-adopted. He has been x-rayed again to check on the healing of the pelvis and everything looks really good.

TC will be a conditional adoption – he needs to go to and indoor only household with adults and older children. He may be prone to arthritis down the track and may always have a weakness in the back area. But he is doing everything normally again, as you can see he has no issue using a scratching post which he loves.





Back in February 2017, I adopted a cat called Vamp, took her home and promptly renamed her Suki!

Suki-boo is the light of my life, full of personality and a very interactive cat. She likes to be wherever I am, sitting on the kitchen bench while I do dishes or sitting on the side of the washing machine watching it fill up.  I love her with all my heart, even when she’s being very naughty.

I still can’t believe that Suki was at CPS for 3 weeks before I found her – how people walked past such a beautiful cat is beyond me. As soon as I saw her I knew she was the one. She was obviously waiting for me to be her forever Mum.

I donated today so that other people can share the joy of having a special cat in their lives. Thank you to you all for your special care for all the felines who need a new forever home. You do a wonderful job with minimal support. I know my donation will go to a very good cause.


Keep you Cat Safe and Support CPS with a Classic Pet Enclosure


Support CPS and keep your feline friend/s safe by purchasing an enclosure from Classic Pet Enclosures.

Contact Classic Pet Enclosures and let them know you that you got their details or pamphlet from us prior to purchase and they will donate 10% of all purchases over $200.00 to CPS.   It’s a WIN for your feline family member, a WIN for CPS and a WIN for your wallet!

There are many reasons why you should keep your cats contained. Contrary to popular belief, it is not cruel to keep your cats contained; in fact, cats generally feel more secure and happy in a contained environment. It is safer for them, and safer for native wildlife.  You will always know where your cat is, you will save on veterinary costs as they are safe from attack from other animals and fighting with other cats.

Why you should contain your cat –

  • Exposure to feline AIDS from fighting
  • Being hit by a car
  • Animal traps
  • Poisoning, accidental or intentional
  • Complaints and threats from neighbours
  • Rain, wind and cold, harsh winters
  • Loneliness and fear
  • Getting caught in a car engine or a garage
  • Getting collar hung on fences etc.
  • Being stolen and used for dog bait or as another families pet
  • Exposure to disease from other animals, and



Classic Pet Enclosures Flyer 2018

Note: Excludes Delivery, Installation, and Sale items





Dear Joanna, Jackie and CPS Staff

 A couple of weeks ago my son and I adopted ‘Archie’, a ten month old black kitten.

It is fair to say that he has settled well, as can be seen by the attached photos!

 He has brought so much joy to our home and we are very grateful to all the staff at CPS, especially Jackie who went above and beyond in helping to make this adoption a very easy and comforting experience.  

 Archie is now ‘Alfie’, or sometimes ‘Alfalfa Sprout’, or ‘Sprout’ (depending on what he has been up to!!).  Alfie loves to head butt the boys to wake them of a morning, he loves to help Ian in the study when he’s working (or should I say lick his hands when he tries to type on the keyboard).  He particularly loves to help in the kitchen when food is being prepared by consistently jumping on the bench top (lets say ‘no’ is a word he is most familiar with!). Alfie also likes to chat, especially around dinner time when he feels that the amount of food being offered isn’t consistent with his hunger!!

 At a time when we were still mourning the loss of ‘Spinach’, our beloved tortoise shell cat, Alfie has been a godsend and is a much loved new addition to our family.  He has enormous spunk, is mischievous, energetic, and loves a cuddle.  We couldn’t ask for more in a pet! 

 We are so grateful, thankyou.

 Kind regards

Sandra, Ian, Henry and Jack

CPS 2019 Calendar Competition

We all know my cat is the cutest, quirkiest, funniest, most photogenic cat out there, right?

Well now you have a chance to PROVE your cat’s the cutest, quirkiest, funniest, most photogenic cat out there, by entering the Cat Protection Society of Victoria’s 2019 Cat Calendar competition.

We’re looking for your feline friend to feature in our official 2019 Calendar. Your cat must have been adopted from CPS, and we want the photo to express your cats’ individuality and character. Have fun with it. Get creative.

All entries will be considered, as long as they comply with the terms and conditions (below).

The best photos will go into the Calendar and immortalise your cat in glory and honour for evermore.

Entry Closes: 31st July 2018

Send your entries to media@catprotection.com.au with the subject heading: Cat Calendar 2019.

Terms and Conditions

Your Photo;

  • 2 pictures maximum per entrant
  • High resolution
  • Images must be print quality in a TIF or JPEG format
  • Landscape format only

Must include;

  • Your name
  • Cat/s name and age
  • When you adopted
  • What you love about your cat/s or something quirky your cat does (50 words maximum)


4yo Jackson’s previous owner passed away and Jackson had no idea why he was in a shelter and not at home anymore. Jackson waited 88 days for his perfect human and he could not have found a better home.

Hi Jacky and team,
You’ll be pleased to know that Jackson is settling in just fine here he is on our bed with my partner James, his new Daddy – really coming out of his shell now. He really has no anxiety now and is very happy. I feel we have really scored – it’s a genuine win win!  




The Cat Protection Society of Victoria is seeking Directors for its Board. If being part of a skills based board is something that will challenge and reward you then the Society would welcome your expression of interest.

The Cat Protection Society has been a vocal advocate for cat welfare for over 70 years, and been instrumental in changing Government policy in regard to responsible pet ownership. Our Vision is that all domestic cats are valued and respected as companion animals. Our Mission is to successfully rehome as many cats as possible. Education of the community in regard to responsible cat ownership is an enabling strategy.

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria is currently seeking Board Members who would be willing to work towards attaining the Society’s Vison and enabling its Mission.

In addition to the prime responsibility of the Board to maintain proper governance and to ensure compliance, the Board requires the following competencies.

  • Fundraising
  • Finance, Audit and Risk
  • Marketing
  • Animal welfare and veterinary services
  • Board structure, function, renewal and evaluation

Board Members are not remunerated for their services.

Please contact the Society’s CEO Ian Crook.


Office: 84576505 Mobile: 0417526667

Foster Information Session Saturday 30th June 2018

Have you thought about Fostering, but not sure if it’s right for you? Come to our Foster Information Session and find out.

Date: Saturday 30th June 2018
Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Location: Watsonia Library Meeting

We are looking to grow our foster network and need your help.

Some of the animals entering shelters need a little extra help before they are ready for adoption and their new forever homes. They may be too young, unwell, recovering from surgery, or may need training to improve their behaviour. Our foster care program helps these animals recover in a home environment until they’re ready to enter adoption.

If you’re aged over 18 years and have a passion for animal care – you could be the next addition to our foster family! We will provide everything you need including lots of support from our Foster Care Officers.

Place are limited so please get in quick to reserve your seat via email foster@catprotection.com.au or call 8457 6500.



Chi Chi in her 2nd anniversary of adoption. Happy, healthy and a much loved part of the house – despite her propensity for wanting to wake you at 5am with licks and paws to the face!

Do you have Blankets and Towels you don’t need?

It’s officially Winter and that’s the best time to clean out the Linen cupboard of all the towels and blankets you really don’t need anymore, and we would LOVE to take them off your hands! We are running very low on bedding to keep our felines cozy.
You can drop them into us at 200 Elder Street, Greensborough,  Monday to Friday 10am-4pm and on weekends 10am-3pm. Of course to say thankyou your more than welcome to a feline cuddly or better yet ADOPT!
But please no doona’s or pillows, they are a nightmare to wash!!


Miss Mona was adopted from CPS and is now the resident feline at Karana Baptcare in Kew.

Miss Mona sits on the heaters in Winter!

She’s not silly!!!


Hi CPS! 

My partner and I adopted Iris in February this year. She took a little time to settle in, but she has definitely proved that she ain’t chicken with her new family! I thought you would like an update on how she’s going. 

 Thanks so much for bringing such a happy little cat into our lives. Even though she’s 10, she definitely acts like a spritely young lady! 


Cassandra and Joshua 


The Cat Lovers Show September 2018

The Cat Lovers Show is coming to Melbourne!

The show is two full days all about our favourite creatures CATS. We have two stands at the show. At stand 198 next to the Cat Café we will have staff ready willing and able to talk all things feline, and we will have cat toys, beds, scratching posts, our CPS branded merchandise and more available.

Our second stand is in the Adoption Zone where you just might find your next feline family member to adopt!

Mark the dates in your calendar this will be the feline event of the year!