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Easter long weekend opening hours 2018

Thinking of visiting us over the Easter long weekend?

Make sure to check our opening hours before coming to meet your forever friend.

Good Friday 30 March
     
CLOSED

Easter Saturday 31 March
     
10am – 3:30pm

Easter Sunday 1 April
     
CLOSED

Easter Monday 2 April
     
11am – 2:30pm

 

Wishing everyone a happy Easter from all the cats and kittens!!

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Purrs & Pinot

Do you have cat-loving friends visiting from overseas or interstate? How about treating them to an unforgettable experience Purrs & Pinot, a unique behind-the-scenes tour of our shelter.

Purrs & Pinot is an Airbnb social impact experience, combining an insight into feline health and sheltering with a mini-tour of Enmore Road, including a chat and a glass of wine at one of our favourite specialist wine bars, Cittavino.

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John Kennedy Single Launch Party at the Cat Protection Society Op Shop

We were very excited to have John Kennedy playing a special set at the Cat Protection Society Op Shop. This momentous launch party was for their brand new single “Peter Says”.

The song tells the tale of a middle aged independent musician with a penchant for bargains from opportunity shops in Sydney’s Inner West suburbs. The Peter in the title is in fact, the drummer from John Kennedy’s 68 Comeback Special, Peter Timmerman.

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Australia Day 2018

Thinking of visiting us over the Australia Day long weekend?

Our adoption centre will be open:

Friday 26 January         11am – 2.30pm

Saturday 27 January     10am – 3.30pm

Sunday 28 January       10am – 2.30pm

Skip the barbeque and pat some cats instead!

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Thank You for Your Service exhibition

Cat Protection’s CEO Kristina Vesk OAM was very pleased to be included in Morri Young’s wonderful exhibition Thank You for Your Service. The exhibition features fabulous photographic portraits of inspirational CEOs from the Australian Non-Profit sector.

You can check out the gallery of portraits here.

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Christmas Adoption Centre Trading Hours

Thinking of visiting us over the festive season?

Make sure to check our Adoption centre opening hours before coming to meet your forever friend.

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Notice of Nominations for Appointed Directors

Notice of Nominations for Appointed Directors

Cat Protection Society of NSW Inc

AGM 4 November 2017

 

The following nominations have been received for the election of Appointed Directors, to be held at the AGM on 4 November 2017. Each nominee is eligible for election under the Constitution. There are three vacancies and three nominations:

  1. Angelika Elliott
  2. Nita Harvey
  3. Grace Tam
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Feline fundraiser immortalises top cats

Some of the most memorable cats rehomed by the Cat Protection Society in Newtown have been immortalised in a series of brooches being sold in a fundraising drive. Bella, Jaffa, Johnny and Zac are among the felines featuring on nine brooches created for the fundraiser, called “Nine Lives” and hashtagged #NineLivesNewtown on social media.

And to prove that cats rule the internet, we’ve launched a one-minute video featuring Paul Capsis as the voice of Jitu the cat.

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Herding cats – a feline health program

Outbreaks of the deadly Feline Panleukopaenia Virus (FPV, feline parvo, feline enteritis) were identified across Sydney in early 2017. It was the first outbreak in almost 40 years.

Many Sydney vets had never dealt with it due to the effectiveness of the standard F3 vaccine. However, the virus is highly contagious and in February, Blacktown Pound and other facilities were closed due to the outbreak.

Herd immunity requires that greater than 70% of the population is vaccinated.

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Cats are pets – not pests

The national RSPCA has recommended that feral cats should be declared a pest species.

Feral cats, lost cats, loved cats, stray cats, Siamese cats, moggies, tuxedos, Ragdolls, Burmese, tabbies, gingers, calicos … they are all the same species. Labelling them ‘pests’ devalues cats and creates a culture that is permissive of violence towards them. Legislative labelling removes important anti-cruelty protections.

Cat Protection rejects the RSPCA’s position.

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