If you've found a cat, there are several things you should do before taking them to a pound or shelter – there is a chance the cat is not a stray but simply lost:
If you can't find an owner for the cat, you can phone our office to discuss surrendering the cat. When we receive an unowned cat, we first try to establish whether or not they are in fact owned and just lost (we reunite dozens of lost cats with their people each year) before putting them up for adoption.
Please note as a no kill shelter Cat Protection only has a very limited number of surrender spaces and we cannot guarantee when these spaces will become available.
Surrenders are by appointment ONLY – please phone our office between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday on 9519 7201.
Many stray mother cats have a strong maternal instinct to protect their kittens and will often start nesting in someone's home if they feel it's a safe place. If you find that a stray mum has chosen your home to raise her kittens, as soon as possible please phone us on 02 9519 7201 between 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday for advice, and we may also be able to assist. To give the mum and kittens the best chance of staying healthy and being rehomed, early intervention is important.