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Ingrid's Haven is a non-profit cat shelter in Victoria, an hour's drive from Melbourne. Come and meet the many rescue cats and kittens available for adoption - all from death row at the pound, rescued and cared for by Ingrid until forever homes can be found.

Ingrid does not accept surrenders from individuals, (see the About page). 

Ingrid's Haven is a no-kill shelter. 


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The world-famous Ingrid's Haven calendar is now available for 2023! Click here to find out how to get yours before they all run out!

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Boss is in need of a good home. Come and meet him at the Haven or meet more FIV positive cats.

There are many, many rescue cats and kittens waiting for homes at Ingrid's Haven. Visit the main cat adoption pages to meet just some of them.


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Read about Hank, a special lad, with special needs, who'd like a special human.

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Join the small but strong army of volunteers – affectionately known as the vollies - that help at the Haven. 

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Subscribe to Haven Happenings, our free quarterly newsletter, or browse through our past issues.

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Sponsor an individual rescue cat, or become a Haven supporter.

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We have a selection of short original cat care articles for you to get some tips. Topics include pregnant women and cats, adopting a senior and settling in an adult cat.


Here are some former Havenites that have found forever homes! Pictured below are Natalia, Isabelle, Coco, Darcy, Thessa and Geisha.

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Thanks to the wonderful folks at Goodwill Wines, at least $20 from every case of high-quality Australian wine bought from them goes directly to the care of the cats at the Haven.

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Ingrid's Haven online boutique is run by Ingrid's volunteers (affectionately known as the vollies) and all the items have been handcrafted by the vollies of Ingrid's Haven and its supporters. ​Every cent of your purchase will go to help save the life of an abandoned cat or kitten.


This website is dedicated to all the wonderful people who understand how important it is to adopt a rescue pet ... and to the memory of all the animals that didn’t make it out of the pound. 

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