The 500 Cats Challenge

The Cat Protection Society of NSW is celebrating 60 years of caring for cats with a major discount desexing program in Sydney: the 500 Cats Challenge.

For just $50, pensioners and health care card holders can have their cat desexed and vaccinated. The goal is to have 500 cats desexed before the next kitten season.

“Desexing is good for a cat’s health and behaviour, it’s good for feline welfare and the environment and of course it curbs the number of unwanted and homeless cats,” Cat Protection CEO Kristina Vesk said “Vaccinations are essential to both individual cat health and feline population health.

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Hornsby Shire cat trapping program

This week Cat Protection’s attention was drawn to the cat trapping program commenced in recent months by Hornsby Shire Council.

It has been suggested that we are involved with this program. Cat Protection is not involved with this program – nor are we involved with any other trapping programs.

You can always call our office (and please do) to verify whether any person or organisation claiming to represent Cat Protection actually does so.

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Herding Cats Exhibition

Herding Cats was an amazing group exhibition held over two months, as part of the Bein’ Narly 2018 Art Festival, in honour of Young Henry’s much missed brewery cat “Blackie”. Artists in the exhibition generously donated a portion of sales to Cat Protection, in total raising $1281 to help our feline friends!

The exhibition was dedicated to the wonder of cats and featured the following artists – Ben Hay, Sindy Sinn,

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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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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.

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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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