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Shoutout to our volunteers

It's National Volunteer Week, which means it’s time to tell the world how awesome the CPW volunteers are! The one thing all our volunteers have in common is their love for our cats, which is obvious just if you look around the shelter any day of the week. The volunteers genuinely adore the cats, and this has a huge effect on the cats' general happiness and wellbeing. Whether people are helping to clean the shelter every day, part of the homing team, serving on CPW’s governance committee, rai...

June 27, 2021

Long road to new home for Snowy

Things weren’t looking good for Snowy when he came to the attention of CPW. The gentle 10 year old has had an awful  lot of trauma in the last year. Snowy was once the beloved companion of an elderly lady in the Waikato who sadly passed away. Her son then left him behind in the house.A kind neighbour cared for him for a while, but she couldn’t keep him because of her other pets.Snowy was initially diagnosed as having FIV, an infectious immune deficiency condition. When his fosterer trie...

May 23, 2021

Volumes of support for CPW

Tucked away in Left Bank, just off Cuba Mall, is one of Wellington’s best-loved bookshops. Pegasus Books is well-known for its charming maze of rooms, floor to ceiling shelving, cosy reading nooks, quirky art and décor, and climbing ladders.Owner John Hoskins is a long-time supporter of CPW, and he keeps two collection boxes and CPW information in his shop near the counter. The steady donations show that many of his customers are also generous supporters.John first opened Pegasus Books i...

May 21, 2021

Powering into paintjob

Two volunteer teams from Wellington Electricity, Northpower and Treescape spent an afternoon each at the shelter recently, as part of their annual community volunteer days.Between them they prepped the woodwork, wielded the sanders and got a couple of coats of paint on the catwalks out on the Timids Deck. It now looks brighter and whiter (and cobweb free for at least a little while).Thanks so much for your help, Braden, Rebecca, Bill and Joe (Wellington Electricity), Rachel and Zoe (Northpower),...

May 12, 2021

New desexing programme prices

Our desexing subsidy programme, which has seen hundreds of cats desexed since it was established in 2014, has raised its prices slightly to meet increasing costs. CPW provides subsidies for people who hold community services or student ID cards, to make it easier for them to desex their cats. This helps limit the number of unwanted cats in the Wellington region. The cost of desexing each cat is split between CPW, the participating vet, and the owner. The cost to the owner was pre...

May 1, 2021

New CPW building starts to go up

A new two-storey addition to the CPW shelter is well under way, with the subfloor almost completed.  The building, which was approved by CPW members in 2019, will provide additional facilities for care of our cats. It will have an additional isolation unit, room to introduce cats to potential adopters, additional storage space, and facilities for staff and volunteers. After making sure the shelter would still have power and phone connections once construction began, the ...

April 6, 2021

Beau's safe new home

Anyone visiting the CPW shelter over summer had to have seen gentle giant Beau. The huge, handsome tabby is a slow-moving, relaxed fella, who could usually be found peacefully lounging in the middle of the floor, or on the deck.  At nearly 8kg, the 6 year old is one of the biggest cats to come to CPW in recent years.With his liquid green eyes and gentle nature, Beau had many admirers, but he needed a particularly safe and caring home due to his epilepsy. His previous owner was elderly and c...

March 23, 2021

CPW now on YouTube

It's true - we now have our own channel, where you can see all our Furever Friday cat videos. Click on the link above to watch a classic featuring Maurice, Puff and others, or click here to see the whole selection: https://www.youtube.com/channe.... Share our stories with your friends. You never know, your next cat might already be a screen star!...

March 17, 2021

Leo: From foster to adoption

Ten year old Mr Tigger was brought to CPW when the owner couldn’t take him into rental accommodation. It’s a traumatic decision for owners and cats both, and sadly we see it often at our shelter.Mr Tigger showed resilience in the shelter, making the best of the situation and settling in patiently. But sadly, it was clear he wouldn’t have a straight-forward adoption.He had ongoing digestive issues and was on vet-prescribed food. He would also need regular vet checkups, so he was accept...

November 1, 2020

Wellington supports CPW street appeal

Wellington people once again proved to be generous on CPW’s annual street appeal day, with thousands of dollars donated to care for our cats. In a post-Covid environment, we thought street collectors would be less successful than in other years because of physical distancing.However, the local community were as willing as ever to approach volunteers, push cash into buckets, and chat about their own cats.More than $5,500 was collected on the streets on Friday 16 Oc...

October 21, 2020

Abbie’s absolute heaven

Tortoiseshell lady Abbie was 14 years old when Wellington’s rental crisis left her without a home of her own.Her owner sadly couldn’t find a place to live where she could keep Abbie, and she came to CPW in March 2018. She was a little shy, but friendly and keen for affection.What she didn’t know was that she was exactly what Carolyn, a former volunteer with CPW, was looking for.Carolyn had volunteered while she was working part-time, and she enjoyed spending time with the cats since she wa...

June 21, 2020

Peppi’s homing miracle

In the first wave of post-Covid demand for our shelter cats, we were thrilled that independent Peppi found her perfect home and family.Peppi is a feisty, intelligent girl who lost her home when her former person went into care. She was taken to the vet to be put down, but the vet brought her to us instead.She waited patiently in our shelter for more than a year for the right folks to come along. And then the perfect couple met her, fell in love, and she adored them right away.We couldn’t have ...

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