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Cat Cuddler Wanted at the Cat Protection Society of Victoria

The Cat Protection of Victoria seeks the purrfect applicant to fill the world's greatest job

To celebrate National Volunteers Week (16 – 23 May 2022) the Cat Protection Society of Victoria (CPSV) are on the lookout for a kitty lover with a penchant for cat cuddles to join their team in arguably the world’s greatest job. 

The role of official ‘Cat Cuddler’ at the Society is a volunteer position responsible for providing love, affection and enrichment to the cats and kittens in the Shelter’s care awaiting adoption into their fur-ever home.

Acting Shelter Manager, Alison Thompson, said the role was a special one which will make their resident cats ultimately feel welcomed and comfortable.

“The Cat Cuddler plays an essential role within our Adoption Shelter, taking on the role of making sure that the cats and kittens in our care feel safe and loved and are socialised and well prepared to be adopted to live their happily fur-ever after,” she said.

“The successful candidate will fill a three month volunteer role and the job will require them to visit our Adoption Shelter a minimum of three hours, one day per week (on a weekday) during our normal Adoption Shelter operating hours,” Ms Thompson said.

Applications for the role are now open and will close Friday 4 June

To apply, applicants must submit a short video or provide copy that answers why they should be the official CPSV Cat Cuddler and complete an online application form which can be found at

The successful applicant will join an army of approximately forty volunteers who tirelessly help the Society predominately supporting the work of the adoption shelter team.

Anne Norgate has been visiting the Shelter for 10 years providing countless cuddles to hundreds of cats and kittens awaiting their forever homes and recently earned the very well deserved title of an official volunteer.
“Coming to the Cat Protection Society is an integral part of my routine and I miss it if I can’t go. My weekly visit is the most meaningful part of my week,” Anne said.
“I enjoy being with the cats, and I also enjoy the social contact with staff and visitors. It is my favourite day of the week,” she said.

Just like the love Anne has given to the kitties they have returned this tenfold by providing her with support to help her in her recovery journey following a transport accident in which she sustained serious injuries. Ultimately it was Anne’s passion for cats that opened the door to her weekly visits and recovery.

“We couldn’t do our work without our amazing volunteers who generously support us in a wide range of ways to ultimately support the cats in our care. We can’t wait to have another special volunteer join us who will be solely responsible for one thing; cuddles,” Ms Thompson said.

To find out more about the CPSV’s volunteer program, please visit

MEDIA RELEASE, 10th May 2022

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