The Wellington Cats Protection League is run solely by volunteers and you know the old saying, "Many hands make light work". There's a lot that we do, so if you feel you could offer your help in the following areas, please get in touch.
Help at our Shelter
We have a roster of shelter helpers, and duties include feeding the cats, doing dishes, scooping and cleaning litter trays and general cleaning. We have people going in twice a day and often need stand-in helpers when the regular workers are away or ill, and full-time replacements when roster members leave us.
Become a member
If you'd like to become a member of the CPL, download our membership form from here.
Caring for up to 50 cats at any one time, plus multitudes of kittens costs a lot of money. Food, litter, vet bills - they all cost. We survive through donations and fund raising, so if you'd like to help out by donating, there a number of ways you can do that.
To donate online, you can use internet banking to send money directly to
Account: The Cats Protection League (Wgtn Inc)
Account Number: 01 0517 0269619 00
Code: [YOUR NAME]
If you would like to receive a receipt for your donation, just flick us an email letting us know when you've paid, the amount and your address and our fabulous Treasurer will send you out a receipt.
Alternatively to donate online via PayPal, click the Donate button at the top right of this page.
If you'd like to post us a donation, send to The Cats Protection League Wgtn, PO Box 12157, Thorndon, Wellington.
And if you'd like to help cover the onging costs of one of our "Special Needs" cats, go here to read more about our Sponsor Programme.
Foster Care - older cats
Interested in giving an older cat a loving forever home, but worried about how much it might end up costing you in vet bills? Talk to us about our foster programme. Cats aged 13+ and/or with ongoing health issues are eligible to be fostered. You commit to love and care for them for the rest of their lives and we cover all agreed medical expenses. We can't guarantee how long you'll have them for, but we can take the financial worry out of choosing an older cat.
Foster Care - kittens
The other sort of foster care that we need help with is the temporary fostering of kittens. Typically we're looking for people who can take a litter of kittens once they're old enough to be weaned and care for them until they reached the weight at which they can be desexed. This is from around 2-5 weeks depending on the size of the kittens. Once they reach the goal weight, we take them back, have them desexed and vaccinated and they're ready to be adopted.
We provide a home feeding service for people who are going away and need someone to come and feed their cat (collect the mail, water plants etc). A fee, which goes to CPL, is charged for this service. If you could help us raise funds by becoming part of this service, please let us know.
A vital and never-ending priority as the League could not continue to run without constant fund-raising. There are many ways in which you can contribute.
A good fundraising source is our Op Shop, which is open from 10am to 4pm Saturdays, 10am to 3pm Sundays at 68-74 Kingsford Smith Street, Lyall Bay (behind the surf shop). If you have any good quality items you'd like to donate to us, please either drop them off at the shop on Saturdays when it's open, or leave for us at the shelter. No electrical goods please.
We also need help once a year with collectors for our Annual Street Day Appeal. Please contact us if you would like to be a collector in 2013.
We're always trying to come up with new ways to raise money, so if you've got any ideas, please, get in touch.
We also need...
Good quality cat food (wet and dry); fleece blankets, towels, newspapers and lots and lots of kitty litter.
Want to help?
If you'd like to help us out, please give us a call on 04 389-9668 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org