Cat Rescue Melbourne
The Cat Protection Society of Victoria in Greensborough is one of the largest cat rescue organisations in Victoria. The facility specialises in re-homing cats who have either been surrendered by their owners or stray cats. Cat Rescue Melbourne adopts out these cats to responsible owners.
The cat rescue Melbourne facility in Greensborough can only admit surrendered pets from the local area. For more information, please see here for more information.
People deal with unwanted pets in may ways, however if you cannot find a suitable home for your pet, you should always seek the help of an organisation like the cat rescue melbourne organisation of the Cat Protection Society of Victoria. You will be surprised how quickly we can provide a great, caring new home for your cat.
We ensure that your cat is fully fit, healthy and has all the required inoculations before providing it with a new home.
Health & Vaccinations
What vaccinations does my cat need?
Your cat will need protection against feline enteritis and cat flu. Depending on your circumstances he or she may also need vaccination against feline Leukeamia and chlamydiphilosis.
What is Feline Infectious Enteritis, FIE?
FIE is a severe and often fatal gut infection. Vaccination against FIE is generally very effective. Cats which have not been vaccinated are at great risk because the virus is widespread in the environment.
What is cat flu?
Two types of cat flu are vaccinated against (FHV-1) and feline herpes virus. These viruses are very common and vaccination will protect your cat against prolonged illness. There are however many different strains of cat flu viruses so even after your cat is vaccinated the threat will not be fully eradicated.
What is feline leukemia virus (FeLV)?
FeLV is a lifelong infection and sadly most cats will die within three years of contracting the virus. Usually the virus leads to another infection such as leukemia, lymphoma or progressive anaemia. It is not an airborne disease and can only be passed cat to cat usually by saliva or bites.
What is feline chlamydophilosis?
This bacteria causes conjunctivitis in cats but cat survive in the atmosphere so it is transmitted cat to cat and is particularly dangerous with kittens or in multi cat households.
Can Feline Immondeficiency virus, (Feline Aids) be passed from cats to humans?
No this virus cannot be passed from cats to humans. It is transmitted between cats via bodily fluids usually saliva and bites and in some cases from mothers to kittens. Affected cats can have an ineffective immune system and are vulnerable to subsequent infections (eg chest infections). Other cats infected by the virus go on to live full healthy lives.
What diet should I feed a cat?
Cats are carnivores (meat-eating animals) and should not be fed a vegetarian diet. Also avoid feeding a cat dog food as it doesn’t contain the correct nutrients for felines. Nowadays, commercial cat foods are specially designed to meet a cat’s dietary needs and provide all the nutrients they need. Kittens, pregnant and lactating queens have specific nutritional requirements.
How can I keep my cat’s teeth clean and healthy?
Many adult cats suffer from heavy build-up of plaque or calculus on their teeth which causes them great discomfort when eating and will eventually lead to a refusal to eat and/or teeth loss.
Plaque and calculus can be removed by a veterinary surgeon while the cat is under a general anaesthetic. You can also buy food which loosens plaque and calculus whilst eating and teeth cleaning products are available. Many cats do not like having their teeth brushed; however, if brushing is started when they are young kittens tolerance levels increase.
Do Lilies pose a threat to my cats health?
Lilies are extremely poisonous to cats. Signs of poisoning cat include vomitting, blindness, paralysis, renal failure, coma and death. It is not only the ingestion of the plants that can cause problems, brushing past the flower and then grooming the pollen from the fur can result in the cat getting sick. It is wise to avoid lilies in cat households.
Can cats get sunburned?
Like humans cats will burn in strong sunshine and white and pale coloured cats are most at risk. If you have a pale coloured cat it will pay to sunblock his or her ears and nose, the two areas most likely to burn. Use a waterproof, no-toxic sunscreen which your cat cannot lick off and reapply the cream throughout the day. Always provide a shady retreat for your cats