what we do
Every cat has a loving and responsible home
Our mission is to work with the community at all levels for the mutual benefit of cats, people and the natural environment. We do this by:
- Finding loving and responsible homes for cats in need
- Improving the quality of life for cats by educating the community about socially and environmentally responsible cat care
- Actively working with government and non-government agencies to promote and improve cat welfare
- Honouring the unique relationship between people and cats.
We value teamwork and partnership; community engagement; fairness; participation; honesty; education; equality of opportunity; kindness; informed decision-making; respect; and sustainability.
Each year we take in some 1,000 cats and kittens; assist with desexing and vaccinating a further 2,000 – 3,000 cats; provide information and advice on feline health, behaviour and welfare to more than 5,000 human clients; and reunite lost pets with their people.
Where we can, we respond to cats at risk but we do not have powers under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. We place great importance on the protection of wildlife and advocate keeping cats indoors, or if outdoors, then in secure enclosures or supervised, and always curfewed from dusk to dawn. We advocate for pet-friendly policies and better animal welfare laws and regulations. We help people and their cats in times of crisis through policy, research, information and, resources permitting, direct support.
All our cats and kittens for adoption are desexed; health-checked by a vet; microchipped; vaccinated; flea- and worm-treated; and house trained. Cats stay with us until they are adopted. Whether it takes one week, one month or one year or longer, we care for our cats until they find the loving and responsible homes they deserve.