Cat Rescue Christchurch is an independent Charitable Trust that focuses on reducing stray cat overpopulation by using the trap, neuter, return (TNR) method. Stray kittens who are under 8 weeks of age are socialised, desexed and rehomed.

Cat Rescue Christchurch also promotes the desexing of companion and stray cats whom people are feeding, and the early desexing of kittens before being rehomed from any adoption facility.

Cat Rescue Christchurch relies on donations from generous people to fund its work. We do not have a shelter but instead have volunteers who foster and socialise our cats and kittens in their own homes until they are ready for their forever homes.

Over 3000 cats have been desexed or rescued and rehomed by Cat Rescue Christchurch since our organisation was founded in 2006, preventing many thousands more unwanted cats from being born. 


News & Events


Fundraising Trivia Night

RobbiesOur Trivia Night was a fantastic success! Thank you to everyone who supported the event by taking part. Many thanks to Robbie’s Riccarton for hosting the event and donating a voucher prize.

A big thank you to the many businesses who donated prizes and auction items:

Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice Merivale


Blue Earth Skin Care

Vintage black

Vintage Black


Ris’tretto Espresso






Her Secret


Christchurch Casino

She really loves cats

She Really Loves Cats


Beavers Pet Products







From nature new

Dr. Wendy’s 100% Botanical Skin Care


Bubbles & Thorns

Bunny beautiful

Bunny Beautiful






CandleScapes Victoria

Alice logo

Alice in Videoland





Thank you all for helping to make this event a successful fundraiser. The proceeds will be used for veterinary bills for desexing and rescuing stray cats.


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Help Us Spread The Word!

Download and/or print Cat Rescue Christchurch’s flyer here and share with friends, family, workmates and neighbours!






Cat Rescue Christchurch has downloadable posters for you to help us spread the word about the plight of stray cats. Please download, print and place around town on noticeboards or ask to put them in shop windows.

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Download A4 poster “Stray Cats Need Your Help”

Download A3 poster “Stray Cats Need Your Help”

Download A4 poster “Save The Strays”

Download A3 poster “Save The Strays”