Cat Rescue Christchurch Charitable Trust is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, and 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

Microchipping Day

Microchipping saves livesWe are having another Discount Microchipping Day on Saturday 21st November 10am – 3pm. To help us have an idea of how many people will be coming we are asking for you to let us know

The address is 1/21 Disraeli St Addington.

The prices of the microchipping are:

$30 for one cat
$50 for two
$20 per cat after that. (For multi cat discount all cats must have the same owner!)

Price includes the microchip and the registration to the NZCAR (NZ Companion Animal Register).

ALL cats must be in a proper cat carrier! We cannot have cats escaping on the day.

Payment on the day is CASH ONLY as we do not have eftpos facilities. Please bring the exact amount if you can as we will have limited change.

We will be providing forms on the day for you to fill out your details so we can load your information and register the microchip with NZCAR. One section of the form asks for an alternative contact person who does not live in the same household, so please ensure you bring contact numbers.

We are also offering discount flea (Revolution) and worm (Drontal) treatment for your cat on the day! This will be $5 per treatment (if your cat is 5kgs or under) $7 each for cats over 5kgs. We have volunteers who will happily apply the flea treatment and worm your cat on the day. This service can only be provided for cats who come on the day – we are not able to provide flea treatment for people to take away with them.

We will have some information about microchip cat flaps. These pet doors pick up your pet’s microchip number and only allow animals with the programmed chip numbers to enter through them. If you decide to buy the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door or Microchip Pet Door (for cats and small dogs) online and mention Cat Rescue, you will get a 10% discount ($23.50-$32 off the normal price!) and some of the profits go to Cat Rescue to help Christchurch’s strays! Purchase online here. Make sure you enter the discount code “catrescue” to get the discount.

Lizze donation 3Need a Sparky?

Lizzie from EW Electrical is generously donating one third of her profits to Cat Rescue, when referred by us! So give her a call about your electrical needs and mention Cat Rescue. Phone Lizzie on 0272247578.


Food Drive

We need more kitten/cat food so we’re running a food drive! Can you donate some? We need:
12543_531312570226363_1267613766_nKitten wet food pouches
Kitten biscuits
Adult wet food pouches – to feed our TNR (trap, neuter & return) cats after surgery

To donate please Contact Us. We have a few drop-off points around the city.

Download our cat food drive poster and put one up at your workplace.


Water View Cars logoThank You Water View Cars

Water View Cars Ltd generously donated $100 to Cat Rescue for every car sold in June. They raised an amazing $1400 for stray cats. A big THANK YOU to Water View Cars for their wonderful support.


Entertainment Books

Entertainment Book - order now!
We’re selling Entertainment Books to raise funds for cats. It’s not too late to order your 2015/2016 book or app! Anyone in NZ or Australia can order through us.


Please see here for more news and events.


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.

Poster_Kitten_webPoster_Adult Cat_web









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”