For nearly 50 years now, Cat Haven has been at the forefront of Cat Welfare in WA. We are the only “Open Admission” shelter in WA and we never say “No” to any cat, no matter how full we are, or the condition of the cat. Over the years, we have taken in tens of thousands of cats, and have rehomed many. We provide a low cost on-site cat sterilisation clinic – we believe that no one should be denied the companionship of their much loved cat, simply due to financial hardship.
We have lobbied for years for the introduction of State-wide cats laws which would ensure all cats are sterilised prior to being able to breed. These laws have now been enforced, and now we enter a new phase of cat welfare.
Making Sure Your Gift is Managed Well
Our current site which has served us well for 40 years needs to be rebuilt as we can only hold a maximum of 300 cats and are often full. Your bequest would help us redevelop the shelter over time and keep more cats alive and rehomed to loving homes. We need to provide a more enriching environment for the cats entrusted to our care, as well as increase our holding capacity. We also need to develop a separate sick cat recuperation room to help with their recovery and keep sick cats away from our healthy cats, and have a wish list for a special adoption room separate from the reception area.
All of the costs of running our services have to be raised by us each year. We receive minimal government funding to operate any of our services and we have to rely on the generosity of the general public to operate. Any bequests are invested carefully and the interest is used across our annual budget to cover our running costs where needed.
A will makes your wishes clear, leaves nothing to chance and allows you to provide as you choose. It also gives you the opportunity to leave a lasting gift in the form of a bequest.
We understand that family and friends are at the forefront of your thoughts when considering these decisions. Perhaps though, when you have provided for loved ones, you could consider assisting long term cat welfare in WA via a bequest to Cat Haven. We can also make arrangements for us to care for and rehome your cat.
Please speak to us at Cat Haven, ask for a copy of our Bequests Brochure and we recommend that you take advice from your legal advisor, Public Trustee or other professional Will maker whilst making your Will.
You can also complete and return the Pet Surrender Form and Cat Profile and return them to us now in advance so that we are aware of your wishes in the event of your death, which will ensure we are prepared and help smooth the process for your cat.