Team CPS

Our team of Staff, Foster Carers and Volunteers at The Cat Protection Society of Victoria have a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds but share a mutual passion for animal welfare and protecting the rights of those who can’t do so themselves. We pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care to cats in need and are committed to helping every cat find their perfect forever home.

Get to know some of our team below:

Ian Crook

Chief Executive Officer

ceo@catprotection.com.au

Ian Crook joined The Cat Protection Society in 2014 with extensive experience in both Private and Public Industry and in the Fundraising sector. Ian is passionate about working cooperatively with the local community and other like-minded organisations to promote and improve the welfare and wellbeing of cats and to ultimately address the challenges associated with cat overpopulation.

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Lisa Pentecost

Shelter Manager

sheltermanager@catprotection.com.au

A qualified Vet Nurse with almost 20 years’ experience, Lisa has worked in both Private Clinics and Animal Shelters and enjoys the opportunity to work with the community at The Cat Protection Society to increase awareness of cat welfare and to provide a second chance to the animals that seek refuge at the Shelter.

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Dr Peta Keown

Senior Veterinarian

vet@catprotection.com.au

Dr Peta Keown has recently joined The Cat Protection Society team, bringing with her an incredible 15 years experience as a small animal practitioner. Dr Keown is a long time cat-lover and is passionate about having the opportunity to care for cats in need and contribute to the unique relationship between humans and their animals.

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