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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
Thinking of visiting us over the festive season?
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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:
- Angelika Elliott
- Nita Harvey
- Grace Tam
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Research conducted by Ipsos for the Cat Protection Society of NSW has found that while the majority of cat owners in NSW are responsible (89% of cats are desexed, 78% are vaccinated and 73% are registered) there is still scope to significantly improve feline welfare.
Read our media release for the full story.Read more