Vale – Sebastian

We always love to receive updates on our cats after they have been adopted, especially our long termers and older ones.  We referred to Sebastian as our “Lion King of the Shelter” when he was with us, which was quite a while whilst he waited for his special human Alex to come and shower him with love, which she did!   Unfortunately Sebastian’s time with Alex was not as long as we would have wished for, but the time he had with her was just perfect.

Hi to everyone at the Cat Protection,

Unfortunately I am writing this with some very sad news. Our beloved Sebastian was put to sleep recently after suffering from severe tumour on the side of his stomach and discovered it had spread to his liver with nothing the vet could do to save him.

The vet broke the news to us after examination about 3 months ago after he was loosing his hair and dropped a substantial amount of body weight giving him about 6 months. Unfortunately he only lasted a couple of months from the first consult. The other morning he was fine eating his breakfast and then suddenly he was struggling to breathe so we rushed him to the emergency.

We are absolutely heartbroken and can’t put into words how much we love and miss him. From the moment we lay eyes on him there was an instant bond and we knew he was meant for our family. I know he was very special to all of you who knew him as he was with you for a couple of years so we send our love to everyone. He truly was the most special cat with a beautiful soul.

I’ve attached some of my favourite photos of us.

Rest In Peace to our little man Sebby ❤️


Alex x


Che Che spent over 100 days at our Shelter desperately hoping to be adopted. We are thrilled to share that Che Che was adopted in March and has indeed found her forever home and we could not be happier for both Che Che and her human companions

Hey guys,
Just an update on Che Che. She has settled into her new home and loving it! It took her a couple days to come out of her shell but now she is a very curious and (sometimes) cuddly cat!! She loves exploring the garden and chilling out on my bed. She also loves having a nap on my housemates bed and checking out their rooms. She’s really chatty in the morning and likes to let me know when she’s ready for breakfast. At times she can be really playful and has a good run around in the backyard or up and down the hallway. Everyone who meets her falls in love and we’re all so happy she’s here.

 Thank you!!!


I came into the Cat Protection Society last Thursday with my son absolutely heartbroken after having to put my 22 year old cat down the day before after a short illness. I was warmly welcomed by the staff who showed me all of the cats that were available for adoption. After speaking to the experienced staff and 2 volunteers we finally decided on the deceptively shy and quiet “Annie”. Annie was quiet when she arrived at her forever home and spent the next day in a makeshift cardboard box house. Annie was still affectionate and interactive but felt safer in her box rather than venturing out into the house. This all changed very quickly and Annie embraced her 3 new scratching poles and her 4 beds placed around the house. She is an expert and running up and down the stairs an always lets us know she is around with her sweet little meow. She has absolutely changed the whole feel of the house. We have gone from unavoidable grief to absolute happiness and awe. I would highly recommend the Cat Protection Society if you are looking for a furry family member.


13 years ago we adopted the biggest love of my life. He was long and lanky, constantly hungry and had a big voice. The day we met,  he jumped onto my brothers shoulders making a beeline for the exit and his cheekiness instantly made me love him. You may remember him as Jay. We  named him Pepè (Giuseppe when he’s in trouble) but commonly goes as Baby, Brat or Bugalugs. He is still always hungry, still cheeky and still has the biggest voice. He’s in wonderful health, is the biggest cuddler, and follows you around everywhere. We often have breakfast together and as he’s getting older he’s more reluctant to wake up from naps.  

Adopting  Pepe was best thing I’ve ever done. He brings so much happiness, laughter and love to my life. Although cats are independent and often branded as being aloof, they provide the best companionship when they bond. Although the vet can’t believe hes 13 – there’s a lot of years left in this little guy – I know he’s getting older and I wanted to say thank you for introducing us and send some photos before I’m too heartbroken to do so.



We love a heartwarming happy ending. After spending months at our Shelter, 12yo Alfie was adopted in early January & has settled in exceptionally well with his humans Leanne & Tom. Rather than being confined within the Shelter, Alfie now enjoys watching TV on Leanne or Tom’s lap, exploring his new house & taking his position on a kitchen chair when the family eat. Thank you so very much to Leanne & Tom for providing Alfie with a 2nd chance at love, health & happiness- we could not be more grateful.


WHERE ARE THEY NOW – Noah (aka Andrew)

I adopted Noah on December 1st.  His name was Andrew. He’s super affectionate, but he is a huge pest at night! Haha.  I thought you’d like to see how he’s going.  Mr Pesty Noah pretty much owns this place.  He comes when I call and I’m happy to see him when I get home.  He is the smoochiest cat I’ve ever had.


Kindest Regards,




WHERE ARE THEY NOW – Smudge (aka Champ)

I just wanted to give you an update on Champ who is now called Smudge who I adopted on the 17th November. He has settled in really well and although I was a bit worried about how he would cope with 3 dogs I was pleasantly surprised. He was not bothered by them at all and he plays with them often, although the pug is definitely his favourite.
He is a beautiful, affectionate and relaxed boy and loves being involved with whatever I am doing. He is part of the family and I feel very lucky to have gotten him.

Thank you for all that you do.

PS. He isn’t usually allowed on the table but it was too good a photo opportunity to miss 🙂

Felicity and Smudge (aka Champ)



Happy 20th Birthday Misty!!

Thought you might be interested to hear that a kitten adopted from you in April 1999 turns 20yo on the 1st January. She was 4 months old when I adopted her for my Mum’s 80th birthday. She was a wonderful companion for Mum in her last years. She’s been my cat for many years now and is so loved.  This is a photo from a couple of months ago. She is a real princess, 3 soft blankets are required for her rest!

Thank you for being there for Misty so long ago, and for all the cats since.


Cheers, Robin


Our wonderful Members and long time supporters will remember Regina now Reggie, a special feline that needed a special home.  After waiting over 2 years that home was found Christmas Eve 2016. We love to receive updates on all of our felines especially the ones that waited patiently for the right human to come and sweep them off their feet.


It has been two years since I adopted Reggie (she had been at CPS for ~2.5 years) and I thought I would let you know how she is faring.

She still loves spending time in her outdoor enclosure, especially on a warm sunny day. She will sometimes sit on my lap if I place a cushion there for her or she will sit next to me and put her two front feet on my lap. It is also her habit to come up on my lap most nights when I first go to bed whilst I am reading my book (happily purring away). She happily sleeps next to me most nights. Of course she is still cheeky at times and will give me nip or a swipe of the paw, but that is just part of her character.  Her weight loss is slow going, but she has lost about one kilo overall.

Thank you for all the terrific work you do. I love it when a long term cat finds a home.

Kind regards






An update on Samuel, a 5 year old tabby, adopted in August 2018.  

He has been the most delightful addition to our family, whilst he loves a good sleep, he also has bounds of energy throughout the day chasing shadows, spiders and whatever he can find.  We can’t believe how playful a 5 year old cat can be! He has bought a lot of extra laughter to our household especially when he’s entertaining us in his “crazy cat” mode.

 We can’t believe how lucky we are to have found such a wonderful companion.

 Carolyn, Mick & Jack








Hi, just an update on Gem whom we adopted from you about a month ago now.
Gem is a big 5 year old, we didn’t know if she would like our big dogs, or if they would like her, we hadn’t owned a cat in years.. but her personality jumped out at us.
Fast forward a month, to today and she is truly a part of our family, like she’s always been here, she’s queen of the dogs, loves to be around us wherever we are, entertains us with her playing antics, and with the added bonus of her 5 years age she was already litter and life trained.
She is and has been the best, we couldn’t imagine life without her now.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW – Gramps (aka Arlo)

It’s been two weeks with this little man and he literally has changed our lives. When we met him, he was a dosile big boy who just chilled and flopped in our arms. BUT NOW, it’s like living with a eager cat crooner who loves to meow, play and snuggle! He loves his cat tree, the windows, chasing the laser pointer and being carried around like a baby. Also, side note. Cat grass takes him to his special place.

Both Jess and I love Gramps (aka Earl Grey Jones, Grandpaw, Gandalf, Grampsies) and cannot express the right words with how much joy and love he has brought to our little home.


This is beautiful Dolly (aka Opal) who we adopted  in February from you. She is the most beautiful puss who has settled into apartment lifestyle so well. She brings us joy everyday & definitely lets us know who’s the princess. Thank you for the work you do for all the pusses. 😀

WHERE ARE THEY NOW – Rupert (formerly Ernie)

I adopted him from the Cat Protection Society a bit over two months ago and he is so far enjoying the love, toys and bow tie we have given him. He was at first very cheeky and a little bit nippy, but this has since translated into a healthy playfulness. He is still coming to terms with not being the only cat on the block, but we are sure that this handsome and confident boy will soon be fully settled.


I’m just writing to you to tell you how lucky I am to have come to the Greensborough Cat Society in August to pick up the most loving, affectionate, playful furry baby I have ever met her name is Bridie and over the last couple of months we have been inseparable I just love her to bits.