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 by appointment from 12pm – 4pm for adoptions only.
CPW 2023 Calendars on sale now
Our gorgeous 2023 CPW calendars – filled with kitty goodness – are here! What better way to support your favourite cat charity?
Our cover cat this year is Aroha, the epitome of feline resilience and grace. Every day she was in our shelter, she was happy to be there, and full of love for all our volunteers and staff. Every month showcases one of our fabulous alumni – including crowd-pleasing favourite such as Loki, Tibbs, Caspa and Matilda.
As always, this calendar will look divine on your own kitchen or office wall, and they also make fantastic gifts for friends and family. They are the same price as last year ($25 for 30cm square, $18 for 20cm square), and all proceeds go toward caring for the cats while they are in the CPW shelter.
You can order yours through our online shop here.
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.
Important notice for visitors to the shelter
All visitors to the CPW shelter over 12 years old need to wear a mask. This keeps our staff, volunteers, visitors and cats safe and protected.
Appointments are available 12 – 4pm on Saturday and Sundays. Call 04 389 9668 to make a time, please leave a message if we don't answer and we will get back to you as soon as possible. All people in the household must attend the appointment, and we suggest you read their profile on the website to check they are suitable for your situation.
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!
Desex your cat
The cost of desexing stops many owners from getting their cats fixed, so we can help pay for some desexing operations.
The cost to you will depend on which clinic you select. For a male cat it will be either $32.50 or $40. For females it is either $47.50 or $65.