Victorian cat lovers are in for a treat, with the state’s largest dedicatedshelter for cats opening in Melbourne’s north east. After a challenging 2020,The Cat Protection Society of Victoria has started the new year on a high withits new shelter providing care for up to 300 cats.
An adoption centre, new private vet clinic, education classroom and café (soonto open) are some of the facilities available at the Greensborough location.
The Society’s Chief Executive Officer, Ian Crook said that he and his teamwere thrilled to have opened the new Shelter.
“This is an incredible opportunity to help more cats in need and engage withthe local community,” Ian said.
“We can now provide short term care for over 200 more cats in the Shelter thanin our temporary facility and have also been able to significantly expand ourveterinary services.”
“It will also allow us to undertake more educational initiatives to assist thecommunity in understanding what is involved in responsible pet care,” he said.
Mr Crook said the Society has been in operation for more than 70 years, andthe new shelter is an exciting milestone in offering the best care for cats.
“The goals are very simple,” he said. “Our mission is to find new homes for asmany surrendered and stray cats as possible.”
The café at the new shelter will be a warm place for the local community topop in for a visit and cuddle with the shelter’s precious felines. Otherfacilities include an outdoor courtyard with cat enclosures, fully-stockedretail store selling products for cats and their human companions, and acommunity classroom.
“Our café will open in the coming months but in the meantime we invite thecommunity to pop in and visit and cuddle our cats and shop at our retailstore,” Mr Crook said.
The new shelter is located at 200 Elder Street, Greensborough (next doorto the Shelter’s old temporary facility).
You can get a sneak peek of the shelter by viewingthis behind-the-scenesvideo.
- At a glance – CPSV’s new shelter
- Refuge for up to 300 cats
- 2-room private vet clinic
5000 cats each year to be cared for at clinic
- A one-stop-shop for cat adoption, care, nutrition and healthcare
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