Our response to COVID-19

Whilst restrictions with regards to COVID-19 have eased in Melbourne, The Cat Protection Society of Victoria Adoption Shelter and Veterinary Clinic will continue to operate by appointment only.

Our Feline dedicated veterinary clinic is open by appointment only. There are are no restrictions on clients attending veterinary clinics- even if the veterinary clinic is not within 25km of your home. Seeking veterinary care is considered “health and care” and is therefore exempt from any travel restrictions. To make an appointment, please contact our  veterinary clinic on 038457.6504. To view further guidelines prior to your appointment, please click here.

Our Adoption Shelter is open for adoptions by application and appointment only. If you would like to submit your interest in adopting a cat in need, you can do so by submitting an adoption application by clicking here . Please note, due to an increase in demand, we are now only contacting applicants when a suitable cat or kitten becomes available and this could take up to 4 weeks (longer if you have expressed interest in adoption a kitten specifically).

We will only be able to accept new surrender requests if the cat / kitten is being surrendered for welfare reasons and you live within the Banyule or Nillumbik council municipalities. If you live outside of Banyule or Nillumbik, we recommend that you contact your local Pound. If you do need to submit a surrender request, you can do so via our website by clicking here.

Our Retail Store will offer contact free, click and collect food and health-care items for your cat. To view our range and to order online, visit: https://www.catprotection.com.au/shop/for-your-cat/ Same day collection is available during our Shelter opening hours when orders are placed before 12pm noon.

All visitors to our veterinary clinic and adoption shelter must wear a mask, have their a temperature checked on arrival and abide to social distancing recommendations. Only one-person per family / household is able to attend the adoption appointment and this should be the person responsible for the cat’s care post-adoption. If you are experiencing any cold or flu symptoms or have come into direct contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please contact our Shelter on 8480.6500 to reschedule your appointment.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and advise if any further changes to our operating may be required.