Community and Schools Programs

In addition to our work at our Cat Protection Society Adoption Shelter itself, our team also work in the local community to help increase awareness of responsible cat ownership and to promote the adoption of cats in need.

Responsible Cat Ownership: Primary Schools

Our Responsible Cat Ownership Session is designed to educate primary school aged children on responsible cat ownership and help improve the welfare and wellbeing of cats in our local community. Our Responsible Cat Ownership Session presentation content and activities can be linked to various learning areas within the Victorian Curriculum (Prep to Year 6). The Session is available as a school-excursion with schools visiting our Adoption Shelter or as an external visit with a member from our CPS team visiting the school.  The school-excursion to our Adoption Shelter includes a tour of our Adoption Shelter and is 1hour in duration. Our external visits are 30-40 minutes in duration.

Our Responsible Cat Ownership Session external visits are currently only available to Primary Schools within Banyule and Nillumbik. We are happy to accommodate an in-house visit or school excursion from any Primary School, however travel to and from our Greensborough based Adoption Shelter will need to be arranged and paid for by the school.

We can cater for a maximum of 30 students or x1 class per session.

Love to learn more? Send us an email at with your school name and contact number and a member of our team will be in touch.

Community Visits: 

Our Society also offer small group community visits to local community groups who are able to travel to our Adoption Shelter with the goal of promoting the work of our Society whilst helping to build the profile of cats as companion animals.

During these visits, groups of up to x10 people can enjoy a tour of our Adoption Shelter facility and participate in cat enrichment during a 1hour visit.

There is also the ability to add morning or afternoon tea with a coffee / tea / milk shake  and small cake for an additional $7.50 per person.

Our Community Visits are available on weekdays only.

Love to learn more? Send us an email at with the name of your Community Group and a contact number. A member of our team will be in touch.