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The Haven is situated just south of Broadford, 30 minutes on the Hume Freeway from the ring road, just an hour’s drive from Melbourne CDB. A scenic trip and a nice cup of tea/coffee upon arrival if you so desire.

Contact Ingrid's Haven
PO Box PO Box 323, Broadford 3658 Victoria
0417 360 700 (please do not text)

See you at the Haven!
Ingrid & The Cats

Heartfelt thanks to from Ingrid and the cats Debbie Blackall for her generous donation.

A great new way to help - the Haven's Boutique!
Visit the Ingrid's Haven online boutique at This shop is run by Ingrid's volunteers (affectionately known as the "Vollies") and all the items in this boutique 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.


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Site updated August 10, 2018

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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 cats and kittens available for adoption ... all from death row at the pound, rescued and cared for by Ingrid until new loving homes can be found. All Haven cats and kittens are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. Ingrid does not accept surrenders from individuals, see our policy on the About page. Ingrid's Haven is a no-kill shelter.
I presently have a large number of adult cats as well as kittens looking for forever homes.
The Haven is open on Saturdays (Caturday) from 11am to 4pm, or by appoinitment.
Prices: Adult cats $110. Kittens (under 6 months) $150.

Emailed Ingrid and not heard back?
If anyone has emailed Ingrid (especially BigPond users) and has not heard from her within 48 hours, please call 0417 360 700.

The Haven is open on Saturdays (Caturday) from 11am to 4pm, or by appoinitment.
Prices: Adult cats $110. Kittens (under 6 months) $150.

Download a flyer!
Spread the word by downloading and printing a Haven flyer - put it up at your workplace or at your local vets. Click here

Help the Haven by purchasing beautiful jewellery from Jewellery for a Cause:



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Pets are not disposable.

Over 250,000 unwanted pets are killed in pounds and shelters in Australia every year, just because they can't find homes.

These are innocent animals, whose original human companions did not take responsibility
for them.

Be part of the solution. Adopt a rescue pet.

Click here to read about Larry Holmes and all the other cats who saw out their days at Ingrid;s Haven.


Marilyn beautiful little calico. This little cat arrived with many of her relatives to find sanctuary at the Haven after her owner passed away not having arranged for the cats to be taken care of in case something happened. The poor cats were discouraged by neighbours when they went in search of food by having rocks thrown at them till one kindly lady took pity on them and took then to safety. M/C 956000003408808.

Marilyn is proudly sponsored by Tina & Tony, cats Gismo, Pearl, Bonnie and Solly.

Lorna, poor little scared cat. She looks like she has had a very hard life. We can change her life towards something much better, Scared cats will blossom when they feel secure, loved and taken care of. I have numerous examples of this if only a good hearted human will make the effort. Sadly though most people want the outgoing purring cats and the ones that really need some TLC are over looked. M/C 956000004092124.

Lorna is proudly sponsored by Rae, cats Muscles, Dee & Coco. In memory of Buzz & Squiz.

Kerrie, the sweetest little cat who travelled a long way to find sanctuary at the Haven. Kerrie has a tragic story behind her, she had kittens and ended up in a pound. The kittens were taken by a ‘rescue’ group but they left Kerrie behind to die. This kind of behaviour is totally and utterly un acceptable. You either take the whole family or nothing, since when are we to play god and let the mothers who often have had a very hard time as it is being abandoned, feeding babies to be sentenced to death because they may be harder to find homes for. It says a lot about those people and I sincerely hope that one day they will wake up and live the rest of their lives full of remorse. Kerrie is super sweet and only a dainty girl. M/C 900079000064594

Kerrie is proudly sponsored by Liz and Russell and their cats

Jona a little boy that travelled from far away in order to get to live. Jona was scared upon arrival, still is a bit but by golly does he wants to be a lap cat given the chance. Jona has always lived with other cats and is very used to dogs. M/C 900012001088468.

Jona is proudly sponsored Isobel is sponsored by Bernadette, Mike and former Havenite Cameron.

Click here to find out how you can sponsor a cat.
Recently rehomed! For more gallery pics, click here.
I have a home! I have a home! We have a home!
Juno has a home! Mr Wilson has a home! Courtney has a home! Digger has a home!
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Caesar has a home! Baldwin has a home! Kiko has a home! Frodo has a home!

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Ingrid's Haven, PO Box 323, Broadford 3658 Victoria. Call 0417 360 700.