Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does it cost to adopt a Cat?
    Kitten up to 6months old $170.00
    Teenager- Young Adult 6months + $110.00
    Adult – Senior Cat 7years + $60.00

    Pedigree cats are priced individually.

  • What is included in the cost of adoption?

    When you adopt a cat or kitten from The Cat Protection Society, your cat or kitten will have received a full health and behavioural assessment (to ensure that they are ready for adoption), will be desexed, microchipped and has received their current vaccinations and worm and flea treatment. You will also be provided with a cat carry box to transport your cat home in and 2 weeks health cover.

  • How do I find out what Cats are available for adoption?

    We advertise the cats that are available for adoption on our website (click here to view) and try to update this on a daily basis. We also promote some of the cats that are available via our Facebook and Instagram social media pages. We don’t advertise the kittens that are available as they don’t tend to spend very much time in our Shelter prior to being adopted. If you are interested in a kitten in particular, please contact our Shelter on 8457 6500 who can advise exactly what is available.

  • Can I adopt a Cat on behalf of somebody else or as a gift for a Friend or Family member?

    The decision to adopt a cat is a big decision and for this reason, we do not allow people to adopt a Cat on behalf of somebody else or as a gift for a friend or family member. We do offer adoption gift certificates which will allow the recipient to come down to the Shelter and adopt a cat of their choosing. These can be purchased from our Online Store or at our Shelter Retail Store.

  • What is involved in adopting a Cat from your Shelter?

    When you first visit our Shelter, our Adoptions Team will spend some time to understand your home and living environment, your family and your experience with cats and other pets to recommend a cat or kitten that will best suit your lifestyle. You will then have the opportunity meet both the cats recommended and anyone else you would like to learn a little more about to see who you best bond with. Our Adoptions Team will provide information about the cat’s background where relevant and provide advice on how to best settle your cat in when home. If you are wanting to adopt, you will need to provide your proof of address and a form of photo identification.

  • What should I bring with me if wanting to adopt?

    Where possible, we recommend coming to the Shelter with your entire family / everyone who will be involved in the care of your cat to see who the family bonds best with. If you are wanting to adopt, you will need to provide your proof of address and a form of photo identification. If you already have more than 1 cat at home, we also recommend contacting your Local Council to determine if an additional permit is required prior to bringing your new feline family member home.

  • Can I adopt more than 1 Cat?

    Absolutely. We often have cats that has been surrendered / rescued together or siblings that we attempt to adopt to single home. If you already have cats at home, we recommend that you contact your Local Council to determine if an additional permit is required to have more than one cat. 

  • When is your Shelter open for adoptions?

    Our Shelter is open Monday-Friday from 10am to 4pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-3pm. We are also open most public holidays (excluding Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday) from 10am-3pm.

  • Can you provide support after adoption?

    We certainty can. If you have any concerns with regards to your how your cat is settling in at home or any health / behavioural concerns, you can contact our Adoptions Team for a telephone consult on 8457 6500. Where required, we do also have a Specialist Animal Behavioural Consultant that we can recommend.

  • How long does the adoption process take?

    We recommend allowing up to 2hours for the adoption process to ensure you have plenty of time to identify who you bond with and who will settle best into your home and family.

  • Can I put a Cat on hold?

    We do not put any of our cats on “hold” to ensure that our cats are made available for adoption and can find their forever home as soon as possible.