Every year in Wellington, hundreds of cats become homeless.
When cats suddenly have nowhere to go, CPW can make sure they are fed, healthy and loved until they find new homes.
Our shelter is a comfortable place where the cats can choose to relax on large sofas or a sunny deck, or find a quiet hidey hole of their own.
We're passionate about keeping each cat happy, and matching them with the best forever home.
Open to visitors on Saturday and Sunday:
- 12pm – 3pm: Appointments for adoptions only
- 3pm – 4pm: No appointment needed, but no adoptions at this time.
Access to shelter
Now that we are back at Covid level I we will again be open for casual cat time from 3pm - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. No appointment is needed but we may need to limit the numbers of visitors in the shelter at any given time to ensure we don't overwhelm our cats. We are unable to do adoptions or put cats on hold during this visiting hour but we welcome questions and the cats welcome the attention !
Please note that due to current construction work, access to the shelter is more limited than usual. It may be difficult for some people with mobility issues to visit. Please call us if you would like more information.
Adopt a cat
Our priority is to find the right homes for the right cats.
We get to know our cats, so we know what will make them happy.
All of our cats are vet-checked regularly, desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and treated for worms and fleas.
The adoption fees are $80 for one cat or $120 for two, and can be paid by cash or eftpos.
Have a look at the cats we currently have available for adoption.
Tune into CPW TV!
It's true - we now have our own channel, where you can see all our CPW cat videos!
Click on the picture to see Koby do his teeny tiny meow, or click here to see the whole selection: CPW Youtube channel.
Enjoy our CPW screen stars, and the little insights into how we keep our cats happy until they find their forever homes!
New desexing costs
The cost of desexing stops many owners from getting their cats fixed, so we can help pay for some desexing operations.
Please note our prices have just gone up, but they are still very low because of the support we get from some awesome vets in the Wellington area.
The subsidised cost through our programme is now $40 for males and $65 for females to eligible owners.