Covid-19 Alert Level 2

Please note we are currently closed to the public for our casual hour (3pm to 4pm at weekends) until the Alert Level has dropped again. 

Existing appointments will proceed, and volunteers will be advised of any changes to arrangements. Thank you for your patience, and please stay safe.

Access to shelter

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.

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. [NOT AVAILABLE DURING ALERT LEVEL 2]

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.

Featured cats

Desex your cat

Desexing cats helps reduce the number of unwanted cats in Wellington.

We know the cost of desexing stops many owners from getting their cats fixed. That’s why we help pay for some desexing operations.

With the support of our amazing vets in the Wellington area, we can offer desexing at $30 for males and $50 for females to owners who are eligible.


Last few CPW 2021 calendars still available

Get ready for 2021 with one of our limited edition CPW calendars.

Nearly all of the large size has sold out, but there are still some of the medium size available from our online shop.

Each month features one of our cats who has found their home this year, with pictures from their time in the CPW shelter, and then in their happy ever after homes.

All proceeds go towards keeping all the cats in our shelter warm, fed, healthy and loved until they are adopted or fostered into their own homes.


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