The Cat Protection Society was established in 1947 with the aims of promoting and improving the welfare of stray, wild and unwanted cats and kittens.
In 1989 the Society established its own veterinary clinic on the premises to service both the hostel cats and to provide quality feline veterinary treatment to owned cats at a reasonable cost. Plans are moving forward to open our new purpose built shelter and veterinary clinic in 2018. The new shelter will provide quality feline veterinary treatment to members of the public at reasonable cost.
The clinic has since its inception operated discount desexing schemes to help encourage responsible cat ownership and thereby reduce the cat problem in line with our operating philosophy. Education of the community in responsible cat ownership is also an important area of the Society’s work.
The Society has also been actively promoting the recognition of domestic cats as part of the broader community, and has been very involved in the initiation and development of the Victorian State Government’s Domestic Animals Act in the feline area.
The Society has demonstrated its commitment to its principles in being directly involved in all aspects of cat welfare and management.