Now available: Cat care information in simplified Chinese 猫咪照顾知识现已有简体中文版

A detailed information sheet on cat welfare, including the benefits of desexing, is now available in simplified Chinese on the Cat Protection Society of NSW website.

The project was made possible with the assistance of University of Sydney students from the Department of Media and Communications, Jiaying Zhou, Yunfei Qian and Xiaoqing Feng. Cat Protection wrote the factsheet in English, the students translated it, and then it was reviewed by vet Dr Eva Tang before being launched today at Cat Protection’s adoption centre in Newtown.

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Animal Welfare (population controls) Bill

The Member for Sydney, Alex Greenwich MP, has today introduced a bill to NSW Parliament that seeks to remove the legal impediments to carefully managed “trap-neuter-return” (TNR) programs.

TNR has been widely implemented overseas as a mechanism to control population growth particularly among stray cats. This bill proposes that TNR programs be required to have a sponsoring agency that would keep a register of programs and report on them. Only the head of the Agency that administers the National Parks and Wildlife Act could sponsor a program in a reserve or national park.

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Proposed new constitution

Members will have received a Notice of Special General Meeting with their copy of Spring Cat Affairs.

This meeting is to consider a special resolution to replace the existing Rules of the Association with a new Constitution. The purpose is to bring Cat Protection’s governing document in line with the new Associations Incorporation Act and also to expand the scope of our charitable feline welfare activities. These are proposed to include a provision to be able to help prevent feline homelessness by providing temporary care and accommodation for cats and kittens owned by people who find themselves in crisis situations.

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Sydney’s first Cat Cafe?

Cat Protection was excited and honoured to be invited by the Museum of Contempory Art (MCA) Artbar to be part of their Japanese inspired event on Friday 25 July 2014. Pip and Pop featured a “cat café” starring Cat Protection felines.

cat cafe sydney

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Discount Desexing Campaign

We need your help to spread the word …

Cat Protection offers a range of discount desexing programs and we are currently running a campaign to remind all cat owners that it is vital to desex their cats.

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Help for cat owners

Cat Protection is pleased to announce the introduction of Flea & Worm Fridays and the return of Cheap as Chips Wednesdays.

By law in NSW, all cats 12 weeks and older must be microchipped. Once your cat is chipped, you can register your cat with your local council and gain peace of mind that if lost, your cat can be returned to you.

Every Wednesday between 12 noon and 2pm, an authorised microchip implanter will be available at Cat Protection to chip your cat for just $30 and $15 for pension-card holders.

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Easter long weekend and ANZAC Day trading

We will be spending some quiet time with the cats in the coming weeks.

Please note our trading hours before you come in to find a new friend.

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A brand-new day for second-hand shop

The Cat Protection Society’s Enmore Road Op Shop has been transformed from thrift shop to gift shop following renovations and a new marketing strategy.

The ‘old’ shop was closed at Christmas and we’ve spent the past couple of months cleaning, renovating, refocusing the store and establishing new policies. The result is a clean, bright space that creates an enjoyable shopping experience.

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Exciting new look Op Shop!

For more than 30 years the Cat Protection Society Op Shop has been raising funds for cat welfare programs. Thank you to all our donors, customers and volunteers for your life-saving efforts!

We’re planning a big refurbishment and an exciting new-look Op Shop for 2014.

To do this, we’ll be closed for some weeks. We thank you for your patience. We can still accept small lots of donations – these can be left at the Cat Protection Society office at 103 Enmore Road.

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Make a wish come true this Christmas

This Christmas give a gift that will be truly appreciated.

Select a wish from our Wishing Tree then make a donation to Cat Protection to make that wish come true.

Not only are you helping the cats in our adoption centre who will be waiting for a loving home this Christmas by providing them with something they need, but you can take your wish with you to decorate your Christmas tree or give your wish to someone else as a gift.

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