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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. 


Another year has flown away and it is already time for the world famous Ingrid's Haven cat calendar!  A superb Christmas gift for cat loving friends Including a gift to yourself). Only $20, including postage and all money raised goes straight to the cats.

Click here to order your calendar - be quick, they really don't last long!

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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.


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


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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 Coco, Nerissa, Herman, Greg, Lancelot and Campanula.

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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.


Absolutely beautiful handcrafted gifts at the Ingrid's Haven Etsy store. Buy something catty for yourself or a cat-loving friend or family member. All proceeds going to Ingrid's Haven.


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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