How to Adopt

We have cats ranging in ages from 6 months upwards. They are vet checked, desexed, vaccinated, and regularly treated for worms and fleas.

If you want to discuss the process to adopt a cat from the Wellington Cats Protection League, please call 04-389 9668 and leave a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Or you can email us at

Kingston Shelter

The Kingston or town shelter is located at 29 Vancouver Street, Kingston, Wellington. We're open to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm – 4pm, no appointment required.

We have lots of cats to choose from so give yourself plenty of time. You may be making a 10 to 20 year commitment so time spent choosing the right pet is very important.

Talk with the CPL volunteer on duty about the temperament of the animal you are interested in. The CPL wants to make sure that cats will be going to good homes and are well matched to their new owners.

If you want to adopt and the CPL volunteer on duty is happy the cat or cats you have chosen are a good match, you will be asked to fill out an adoption form and pay an adoption fee.

As at 1 March 2014, the fees are:

  • Adult cat microchipped by the shelter $130
  • Adult cat microchipped by other sources $110
  • Adult cat pair microchipped by the shelter or other sources $240

Payment is cash or cheque (with card). We do not have EFTPOS available on site.