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. 


COVID-19 UPDATE: When the going gets tough ... we turn to our pets. One of the good things to come out of this situation we all face is that so many are adopting pets. Everyone in animal welfare is doing their best to ensure these adoptions go to forever homes. As Ingrid's Haven has been adopting many, many cats these past weeks, there may be cats listed on this site that have been adopted, as well as new ones that aren't on the site yet. Ingrid and I (volunteer webmaster Annie) will do our best to keep the site up-to-date. 

So if you want to give one of these wonderful cats a forever home, come along to the Haven on an open day (on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am-4pm, and on Sundays from 11am-2pm, or by appointment.) or contact Ingrid (preferably via the contact form). Thanks for your support! Cheers, Webmaster Annie.


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.

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


Read about our Sensational senior Elvin, who is FIV positive and needs a good home. She's a lovely, lovely girl who deserves a chance.

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


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

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

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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 Bear, Celine, Chonk, Roland, Darling, Ross ... and Bertram (not pictured).

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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.

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.