Caring for cats in our community




A beautiful friendship could be just around the corner!

About us

Taranaki Animal Protection Trust (TAPT) was formed nearly 10 years ago in response to a need for grass-roots support to people caring for, or overseeing the welfare of animals of all descriptions in our community.

The needs of the Taranaki community have changed over those years. We find not only are the services broadening, but the demand for those services is sadly growing more and more each year.

TAPT is a registered charitable trust and is 100% run by volunteers.

All money raised goes directly to the health and welfare of the animals in our care.

Found Pets

Any cats or kittens that Taranaki Animal Protection Trust rescue, that are not specifically surrendered to us, have to be advertised for a period of 7 days before they can be considered for adoption.

We regularly update our Facebook page with details on where the animal was found, along with a picture.

Featured animals available for adoption


Isn't she cute!


Beautiful girl needing a home


Our beautiful tabby girl 


Beautiful wee girl!


I'd love a quiet home


Beautiful colouring on Abby


Our very own lasagne eater!

Adoptions & Fundraising Events

Taranaki Animal Protection Trust frequently run fundraising events to raise funds for the care and welfare of our animals.

To keep up to date with our full list of events, make sure you follow us here.