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Frequently Asked Questions

The World League for Protection of Animals

Q1. What does the WLPA do?
A. Visit the About the WLPA page.

Q2. How can I contact the WLPA?

A. Visit the Contact the WLPA page.

Q3. Can I surrender animals to WLPA?
The World League does not have a central shelter where animals are kept. Instead we have a small network of volunteer foster carers who look after the animals in their own homes until they are ready to be rehomed. Unlike most other organisations in the Sydney region, the World League is a ‘no kill’ organisation, meaning that we do not view the euthanasia of healthy, old, or curably sick animals as an ethical solution to the problem of the growing numbers of unwanted animals.

Q4. What should I do if I find a stray or lost companion animal?
We are committed to finding loving homes for all animals in our care. For this reason, we may not be able to take in as many animals as other organisations and often our foster care network is ‘full’. During these times however we can assist with finding homes for animals through the distribution of posters, and by listing them on our website and others such as: and   

Q5. Where do the animals come from that are cared for by WLPA?
A. The World League rescues animals from many different situations. Some are surrendered to us by concerned members of the public.  In the past we have taken in animals whose owners have died suddenly or who can no longer care for them for whatever reason. Some animals are found on the streets living as strays – neglected and starving, others have been left at pounds or vet clinics to be killed. All these animals come to us and we give them compassion and understanding.

Q6. What is involved with the WLPA animal adoption process?
For those interested in adopting a World League cat or kitten, the first step would be to complete the application form on the website. You can also contact our head office on (02) 9817 4892 during business hours, or email  As many of the animals in our care have had a rough start to life, we are committed to finding them loving homes where their needs will be met. For this reason, we will need to ask a few questions to see if we have an animal that would be suitable. From here, potential adopters can come and view the cats or kittens and finalise the adoption process. 

Q7. What is the cost of adopting a WLPA cat or kitten?
The cost of adopting a World League cat or kitten varies depending on the cost of medical expenses incurred by the organisation. In general, we usually charge $130-150 for kittens and $70-80 for adult cats. As we believe there are many benefits associated with adopting kittens in pairs (for both the owner and cats) we charge only $200 for the adoption of two kittens. All animals adopted from the World League are desexed, micro chipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea-treated.

Q8. There are many stray cats in my area, what is the best way to help them?
Contact World League by email at or phone (02) 9817 4892 during business hours (10am to 5pm Monday to Friday), to discuss the best options. You may like to become a volunteer.

Q9. How do I become a WLPA volunteer?
Fill out the online Volunteer Application Form or write to:
The World League for Protection of Animals Inc.
PO Box 211
Gladesville NSW 2111

Q10. What kind of volunteers does the WLPA need?
The World League needs all kinds of volunteers. We need volunteer drivers who are willing to transport cats and kittens. This usually involves short trips, such as periodically transporting homeless animals from our office to foster carers or local vets. Volunteers are reimbursed by the World League for their car use (cents/km method). In addition to this, we also require volunteers with any technological expertise to help us manage our website and/or provide some occasional technical support to the office manager. Other volunteer activities include distributing posters of homeless animals within the local area, helping with stalls and fundraising, assisting with cleaning of our office, attending peaceful rallies, writing letters to local and national  papers on animal issues, providing foster care for an animal in need and feeding colony cats (currently needed in Bankstown, Abbotsford or Lalor Park).
Click here to apply to become a volunteer...

Q11. How do I become a foster carer?
Carefully read the Foster Care Question Q12 below,
fill out the volunteer application form (coming soon) and
send to:
World League for Protection of Animals
PO Box 211
Gladesville NSW 2111

Q12. What is involved with becoming a WLPA foster carer?
The foster care experience can be tremendously rewarding but at the same time requires dedication and hard work. Many of our animals have had a bad start to life and may need a little extra TLC to overcome any shyness and insecurities they may have developed. On a day to day basis, carers must be able to provide adequate food, water, shelter and attention to their animals as well as transport the animal to a vet in the event of any medical problems. Carers wishing to foster kittens are required to be at home for at least some of the day as kittens will require more regular feeding (4-5 times a day) and handling in order to become socialised. Foster carers often find that they develop a close bond with their animals. We encourage the foster carer to be active in all aspects of the rehoming process, as they generally understand the needs of the animal. Foster carers will often experience a great sense of achievement. They know that their efforts have saved a life. The animal will live out its life happily with a new, loving family. Click here to apply to become a volunteer...

Q13. What kind of donations does the WLPA accept?
The World League accepts all kinds of donations. Monetary donations can be made on this website or can be posted (by cheque or postal order) to the World League office. In addition to this, donations of pet food, pet litter, worming and flea treatments, pet carry baskets, bedding (such as old blankets), traps, holding cages and large pet enclosures will assist our volunteer foster carers and help us to continue our “hands-on” rescue work. Donations of office equipment and office supplies are also greatly appreciated. All donations can be delivered to our office (1-2/201 Victoria Rd Gladesville 2111) between 10am and 5pm Mon-Fri or phone our office for further details. 

Q14. Where do donations to the WLPA generally end up?
Donations to the WLPA enable us to continue saving the lives of countless animals. Donations will provide rescued animals, mostly cats and kittens, with medical treatment such as emergency vet care, vaccinations and desexing, food and accommodation until they can find loving homes. Funds may also be used to desex many street cats in order to prevent more kittens being born into these already overpopulated areas. Aside from our rescue work, the World League also actively campaigns on a number of pertinent issues and some funds may be designated towards, for example:

·         liaising with councils to promote the most humane solutions to controlling the overpopulation of companion animals;

·         to preserve and protect native animals (such as the kangaroo) against exploitation by commercial industry;

·         to campaign against the widespread use of the poison 1080;

·         to having steel jaw traps banned in all states of Australia (achieved in NSW in 1997)

Furthermore, each year we celebrate The World Week for Animals (inaugurated by the League on October 4, 1928) by distributing pamphlet literature and posters on humane treatment of animals to Sydney metropolitan libraries and main country branches in NSW.

Q15. I would like to become a member of WLPA, how much does it cost and how do I join?
First, use the links below to pay by PayPal's secure online payment facility.
Then you can go to the
become a member page to complete the application form.

·         The cost of an individual annual membership subscription is AU$25.00

·         The cost of a pensioner or student annual membership subscription is AU$5.00.

·         The cost of a family annual membership subscription is AU$40.

·         The cost of a life subscription to the World League is AU$200.

On joining you will receive our latest newsletter, Annual Report, stickers and pamphlets on care and protection of animals. As above, subscriptions can be made through this website via PayPal, or cheques/money orders may be posted to:

The World League for Protection of Animals Inc.
PO Box 211
NSW 2111

Q16. Why should I desex my companion animal?
There are many reasons why you should desex your companion animal.

Firstly, each year, tens of thousands of unwanted cats and dogs are euthanased in pounds and shelters around Australia. Research by the RSPCA estimates that one undesexed female cat and her offspring, can produce 420,000 cats in 7 years. Desexing your pet will ensure that unwanted pregnancies are avoided.

Secondly, your pet will thank you too, as desexing is linked with several positive behavioural changes, such as reduced aggression in dogs and decreased roaming, fighting and spraying in cats.  In addition, desexed animals are less likely to be the victims of road accidents, contract fewer infections such as feline AIDS and show reduced incidences of developing certain cancers and other fatal diseases.

Thirdly, by desexing your cat or dog, you will significantly reduce the rates you pay to your local council for lifetime registration of your pets.

Q17. Is it cruel to keep my cat indoors?
While cats may love to roam outdoors, it is by no means cruel to keep them indoors – as long as they can get enough stimulation, attention and entertainment. The World League encourages pet owners
(a) to adopt cats and kittens in pairs; and
(b) to provide stimulation through cat toys, scratching posts and regular human-cat ‘playtimes’.
(c) to keep ALL cats inside at night time. A study found that, on average, indoor cats lived 12-15 years compared to outdoor cats who lived just 2 years. Outdoor cats have a much higher incidence of fatal diseases such as AIDS, leukaemia and FIP, and often can be victims of road accidents, roaming dogs and other animals (including humans), household poisons, as well as tick, spider and snake bites to name a few. While the outside world can be very exciting for a cat, there are many safe alternatives, such as cat enclosures, harnesses and supervised visits to the backyard, which enable them to experience the great outdoors while keeping them safe from harm.



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