Over 250,000 unwanted cats and dogs are killed
in pounds and shelters in Australia every year, just because they can't
These are innocent animals, whose original human companions did not
take responsibility for them.
part of the solution. Adopt a rescue animal.
a non-profit cat shelter in Victoria, just north of Melbourne. Ingrid
has many cats and kittens available for adoption ... most of them coming
from death row at the pound, taken in by Ingrid until new loving homes
can be found. All cats and kittens are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped,
wormed and flea treated. Ingrid's Haven doesn't accept surrenders from
the general public (see the policy below). The Haven is a no-kill shelter.
This website was built, and is maintained, by a volunteer.
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.
Too many people take a pet only to dump it when they have grown tired
of it or when it has become an inconvenience. I am committed to helping
these unfortunate animals to find a new caring home and save them. All
of my cats stay with me until a permanent home can be found ... no matter
how long it takes.
At the moment, I have a large number of adult cats as well as kittens
looking for new homes. Click
here to see cats looking for homes.
Ingrid's Haven is a non-profit venture. I raise funds through voluntary
donations, garage and market sales. Seeing that all animals placed by
me have been de-sexed, wormed, de-flead and micro-chipped, there is
a need to charge a small fee for all pets adopted.
Adults cats are $110, kittens under six months $150. These prices are
to cover the desexing and vacccinations etc.
to learn how you can help Ingrid's Haven.
Ingrid's policy on surrenders
Ingrid's Haven's policy
is to take cats from death row at the pound. Unfortunately, Ingrid's
Haven does not take in animals from individuals. I have limited resources,
and as much as I would dearly love to rescue every cat, it is impossible.
Ingrid's Haven is self-funded and is essentially a one-woman operation.
There has to be a limit on the amount of cats taken in, partly due to
council regulations, and also because too many cats would mean they
would all suffer.
you need to rehome your cat there are several sites on the web that
take free listings.
If you have a cat you are trying to rehome, it is also advisable to
advertise at vet clinics and in the local paper. Also talk to your vet,
who may be able to offer suggestions.
Where is the Haven?
Ingrid's Haven is based at Sunday Creek, just north of Ingrid's previous
location at Wallan.I t is as easy a drive that you will ever have along
the Hume Freeway.The traffic here is usually quite light and it will
take just over 30 minutes from the Ring Road entry on to the Hume. From
there, you do not have to pass a single traffic light!
at Ingrid's Haven is stunningly beautiful and has abundant wildlife.
When you are there, you can relax with a cup of tea or coffee. Ingrid
works closely with the local ranger and vet clinic and receive pets
that are likely to find new homes direct from them. I do not accept
animals direct from people as it is their own responsibility to look