Unfortunately the cat sanctuary is completely full and as we need to remain within animal welfare health and safety guidelines we are unable to take in any more cats at this time.

However, we are desperately in need of volunteers so if you can help please contact us through the contact link on our website or you prefer, directly contact either Cassandra on 021 176 9232, or Danni on 022 350 8768 or littleredwriter@gmail.com. We are very keen to have you on board!

Donations are also very welcome and with the cost of vet, food , litter and other ancillary items skyrocketing we need all the help we can get. Our bank account is 06 01850 464986-00 or go to our givealittle page on this website.

We always have beautiful cats for adoption and rescue cats are so rewarding! Knowing you have given a loving forever home to an otherwise homeless cat is a wonderful emotion.
So if you are interested in adopting please go to our adoption page or contact Holly directly on hollyb253@gmail.com or by telephone on 022 695 6713


Rose Garden Cats

The Rose Garden Cat colony in Parnell is looked after by a dedicated group of volunteers. One or two of our team feeds them each day. If you would like to join our group you would be welcomed by feeders and cats, it is very rewarding.


Northland Cats in Balance is the name of our group of cat lovers which originated from ‘Paihia Cat Protection’ (PCP), a circle of Paihia residents who, for more than 13 years, took care of a small, colony of abandoned Companion Cats. The animals were all desexed, fed regularly at a feeding station and treated by local Veterinarians when necessary.


Community Cat Coalition

The Cat Coalition was established in Auckland on 28th February, 2009, as an initiative of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland Inc. (SPCA Auckland) to support a number of volunteers who were attending to the needs of stray cats in the region.


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Our Mission

Anne Batley

Our mission is to educate and assist people throughout New Zealand about the psychological and physiological health benefits of caring for cats as pets.

To foster and encourage the kind and humane treatment of cats. We actively work to prevent and discourage cruelty to or harsh, thoughtless treatment of cats. In doing so, we enhance the general health of the community.

To establish and maintain facilities for the care of cats, particularly those in need of veterinary treatment. Importantly, to de-sex, vaccinate, and microchip community cats to prevent their proliferation in the most kindly and humane way possible.

To support the charitable work of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Auckland.

We also have the” Pussy Palace for Pensioners” which is an extensive indoor/outoor safe sanctuary for older or disadvantaged  un-homeable rescue cats where they can live out their lives in safety and comfort.

Our People

The following people give generously of their time and expertise without charge in support of The NZ Cat Foundation.

Anne Batley Burton


Alex Wittten-Hannah

Trustee and Legal Advisor

Ms Kathy Hodge

Sanctuary Carer

Mr Bert Batley

Cat House Builder and Print Designer

Paul Shanley - Carbon Media

Website Build and Hosting

Adoption and Sponsorship

Visit our adoption page - Adoption

We always have cats that need adopting or you can simply sponsor a cat!

Contact Anne directly if you can help.

+64 9 412 2636


Sooty, Whizzbang and Titch have found very happy homes!

Sooty, Whizzbang and Titch need a home

TNR - Trap Neuter Return

TNR - Trap Neuter Return

Feeding Time!

The cats are loving the new space!

Thanks to all who helped. 

Unfortunately the Cat Sanctuary at TheNZCatFoundation is completely FULL.
We are unable to take on any more cats at this time, but we desperately need more volunteers!!!