Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

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We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome stray and surrendered cats and kittens and run a very successful subsidised desexing programme.

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We provide advice, subsidised desexing of cats through our Feline Fix programme, assistance with veterinary treatment to low income people, subsidised flea and worm treatment and a lost and found service.

We take in stray and abandoned cats and kittens, when we have space available, and vet check, rehabilitate and rehome them to good homes.

We have been assisting the people of Canterbury for over 40 years. People prefer to utilise our services as we do not euthanase unless it is recommended by a veterinarian.

We also try to match our cats to the person/situation to ensure the best possible home for them and the best possible cat for the owner.

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The League take in stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens, provide them with the necessary veterinary treatment and then rehome them where we can.

We run a subsidised desexing programme for community services card holders or those with a low income, assistance for urgent veterinary treatment to low income people, subsidised flea and worm treatments, food in emergency situations and a lost and found service.

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An update - the new building, the feline fix and adoption  27 April 2017

It's been a while since we posted an update and there has been a lot happening!

Our new cattery and office building is finally finished and the cats were moved at Waitangi weekend. The cats and staff all love the new facilities and a place is gradually being found for everything. Special thanks go to those who donated towards furniture for the pens. An official opening was planned for February but wasn't possible due to unforeseen delays. We are now planning to hold it on 23 September 2017 instead.

Our Feline Fix desexing programme is going very well and we desexed 1899 cats for the year ended 31 March 2017. An amazing number but there are still a lot around and some cats are having their 3rd litter this season! Kittens are easier to rehome when they are not coming out of our ears though!

We rehomed 485 cats and kittens for the year ended 31 March 2017. This is a reduction on the previous year, and due in the main to fewer adult cats being adopted. The type of cats coming in to our care has definitely changed since the earthquakes and the feline fix was introduced. We are finding that we now have a lot of older cats in care, some with medical or temperament issues that make them more difficult to rehome.

This and the many other aspects of our work would not be possible without the generosity of people like yourselves and we appreciate your support.

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  • Monica Wallace

    Monica Wallace on 12 Jun 2019


    In memory of Monica Wallace


    • Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

      Thank you for making a donation in memory of Monica.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 22 May 2019


    Thank you eternally for all you do


    • Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

      Thank you for your continued support.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 24 Apr 2019



    • Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

      That you very much for your support.

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 08 Apr 2019


    Keep up the good work guys :)


    • Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

      Thank you so much for your generous donation, it is appreciated.

  • In memory of my cat

    In memory of my cat on 29 Mar 2019


    To help with de-sexing costs to help reduce the population of stray and unwanted cats


    • Cats' Protection League (Canterbury) Incorporated

      Thank you so much, your support is appreciated.

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