Can you help ensure that more cats just like Edgar find their happily furever after?

Edgar was one of 10 cats who was brought into our shelter from a cat colony, living in a western suburbs’ factory complex. Without a home or family to call his own, and only knowing a life where he had to fight for food and survival, 10-month old Edgar was incredibly unwell and malnourished.

Edgar was severely underweight and had had several bouts of cat flu which had caused scarring on one of his eyes. This eye had been infected for so long without any treatment that Edgar had completely lost vision in the eye and was in pain. Edgar was also riddled with ringworm.

Despite so much being stacked against him from so young, our Adoption and Veterinary team could see that Edgar was a fighter; a fighter with a heart of gold and cheeky personality who would thrive if he received the necessary veterinary treatment, care and love.

Edgar’s plight was shared with the team at Bondi Vet who immediately offered to help. After being treated for ringworm and placed on a special veterinary diet, Melbourne Bondi Vet Dr Danni Dusek led the surgery to remove Edgar’s damaged eye and ease Edgar of any ongoing, unnecessary pain.

The surgery was a success and to the delight of both the Bondi Vet and Cat Protection Society team, Edgar recovered quickly and after almost three months of calling The Cat Protection Society home, Edgar was made available for adoption.

Rather than being an obstacle to adoption, the fact that Edgar was vision-impaired actually attracted the attention of a Melbourne family whose son is also vision-impaired.

“As soon as we saw Gar, we felt like he was the right cat for us. We have no problems with a cat who is vision-impaired or blind because animals with vision issues manage exceptionally well, just like people. Gar is the perfect addition to our home and family- there is something very special about him.”

The costs involved to treat, care and eventually provide this beautiful ginger boy with his happily furever after exceeded $4000.

Shelter Costs $2450 (based on Edgar spending 98 days with us)
$350 (special veterinary diet)

Veterinary Treatment

Veterinary Consults $1352
Medication $990.99
Lab / Pathology $1095
Surgery $626

As a not-for-profit animal welfare charity that receives no government funding, this was only made possible due to the generous support of people like you; cat lovers who share in our vision to see every cat in a loving, safe and happy home.

A donation to The Cat Protection Society will ensure we can continue to provide the highest levels of care and a ‘happily furever after’ to more cats just like Edgar.

You can view Edgar’s Story on Bondi Vet below. To donate to help more cats like Edgar find their ‘happily furever after’ please click below

Donation Options

Donate online

Donate using your credit card or debit card.

Your tax-deductible receipt will be emailed to you once your donation is processed.

Donate by post

To make a cheque donation, please make the cheque payable to The Cat Protection Society of Victoria and mail to:

The Cat Protection Society of Victoria
200 Elder Street, Greensborough
VIC 3083

And include a note with your return mail address or email address. Your tax-deductible receipt will be emailed or posted to you.

Donate over the phone

Please call us 03 8457 6500 to make a credit card donation over the phone between 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Your tax-deductible receipt will be emailed or posted to you.