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London, Lewisham - Animals in Need of a Home
Cats, Kittens, Dogs and small animals in need of a home.

Strays of the Month - Lewisham

LEWISHAM BRANCH
233-235 Lewisham Way, Lewisham
Tel: 0208 694 6545 - RESCUE AND REHOMING ENQUIRIES ONLY
Email: lewisham@celiahammond.org
IMPORTANT: IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT OUR LEWISHAM VETERINARY CLINIC FOR BOOKINGS OR ENQUIRIES ABOUT NEUTERING, VACCINATIONS, MICROCHIPPING, TREATMENTS ETC, PLEASE PHONE 02086912100 (phones answered mon to fri 9am to 5.30pm).

On this page we feature some of the animals in our care who really deserve a new, loving home, but who have so far been overlooked.
The majority of our cats that are suitable for domestic homes are featured on this page, we do have many more feral cats seeking mainly rural outdoor homes.
PLEASE NOTE: All potential homes are visited by a member of our rehoming team prior to rehoming any of our rescued animals.
Due to our limited resources, we are ONLY able to home animals in areas near to our rescue centres. Lewisham Branch rehome in all S.E. London postcode areas and also:
Welling, Bexley, Sidcup, Swanley, Dartford, Bromley area (all BR postcodes), Croydon area, South West London SW8,SW9,SW2,SW11,SW4,SW12,SW16,SW17. OFFERS OF HOMES FOR FERAL CATS ARE CONSIDERED THROUGHOUT KENT, SUSSEX AND SURREY.
Do contact us if you live just outside of our main rehoming area since depending on who you would like to offer a home to we may still be able to get to you.
If you are outside CHAT's catchment areas, and wish to adopt a rescue cat, find a rescue centre near you at: catchat.org

Open Days

LEWISHAM BRANCH CAT ADOPTION OPEN DAYS.....

Lewisham Branch Rescue Centre is now open every Saturday afternoon between 1p.m and 5p.m!

This will be an opportunity for people who are interested in offering a new home to one or more of our rescued cats to come and meet us to discuss further about adopting cats and to meet some of our many rescued cats who are seeking new homes.

Offers of homes will be visited (home visit) prior to actual adoption to provide any advice required about settling in and caring for cats and kittens and to assess suitability.
(We routinely rehome domestic cats and kittens throughout all S.E postcode areas, S.W postcodes and into North Kent - but can often home further afield - particularly further south into Kent and Sussex and parts of Surrey - if you live further afield and are interested in offering a home please contact us first to check if we can reach you.

Offers of homes and enquiries can also still made throughout the week via email : lewisham@celiahammond.org or by phone: 020 8694 6545 - please leave a message if answer machine is on as we are often out on home visits or attending to the cats but will call you back as soon as we can.

Lewisham Branch 233-235, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UY (nr Junction with Friendly Street SE8)
Parking in local side streets.

Our staff, volunteers and cats look forward to meeting you!
Wishlist

PLEASE VISIT OUR AMAZON WISH LIST!!!!

Now you can help us care for our cats awaiting new homes by buying a specific gift online to be delivered directly to Lewisham Branch. You can choose from food, toys, scratch posts or bedding.

Please click on link below

Our Lewisham Wish List

Newly arrived - 11 cats following an eviction

APRIL 2014

KITTEN SEASON Cats are seasonal breeders usually giving birth to two litters per year - Spring and again late Summer.

We are now taking in litters of young kittens and their mothers, some found abandoned, others living stray, some simply unwanted. These are being cared for in foster homes and will be ready for new homes once they are weaned at 8-9 weeks old. We still also have lots of very deserving adult cats of all ages in need of new homes.

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE RESCUE ANIMALS!!! We take in animals that need our help, our decision is not based on colour, age or temperament.
We have our own vets and cats are vaccinated, neutered, microchipped, flea treated and wormed as well as injuries treated and ailments diagnosed and treated prior to rehoming. Our rescued animals are generally not perfect, they are often shy and need time to settle or may have long term health conditions or be recovering from ailments.
We are here to offer help and advice with settling cats in or health problems that arise soon after adoption. Our rescue and rehoming team are a small dedicated group of staff and volunteers who work very hard, and deal with awful and distressing problems on a day to day basis and do our very best because we want to improve the lives of as many cats as possible.
Thankyou so much to everyone who adopts these cats and gives them a place in their hearts and homes, we couldn't carry on without your support.

Adopting cats rescued from hardship and giving them a caring loving home is so rewarding. Cats curled up on a comfy sofa or your bed instead of the alternative - cold, hungry, threatened by humans on the streets or waiting for a seemingly endless time in a cattery pen. Enjoy the loyalty they give you as they learn to trust you - more than enough reward for your intial patience. Visit our Happy Endings page to be inspired by how YOU can transform their lives and give them a future really worth living.

A FUTURE WITHOUT THE EUTHANASIA OF HEALTHY UNWANTED PETS?

C.H.A.T has a non-destruction policy. Having rescued our cats we will not put healthy cats to sleep to make room for more. We tend to assume that most people do not agree with destroying healthy cats and dogs. The reality is that every day in the U.K. hundreds of healthy animals are destroyed because there are not enough homes to go round. In order to achieve a future where healthy animals are not routinely destroyed not only is intensive neutering required but for people who are able to offer homes to less than perfect cats and dogs to do so.

FERAL CATS .... APRIL '14 WE URGENTLY NEED HOMES FOR PAIRS AND FAMILIES OF FERAL AND SEMI-FERAL CATS!!
As always we are appealing for more outdoor homes for rescued feral cats. They are ideal for farms, stables, small holdings and even some gardens. They require food and shelter but in return act as an effective rodent patrol.

Got a Question?

Thinking of adopting a cat? Need some advice? Want to know what happens next?
Then, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's) page.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please phone or email us.





bedding urgently needed!

DONATIONS OF BEDDING AND NEWSPAPERS REQUIRED.

Bedding needed.....
BEDDING URGENTLY NEEDED!!!
Lewisham Branch has taken in so many litters of kittens in the last few weeks that we have virtually run out of bedding. Old sheets, towels, fleece, throws, duvet covers, blankets etc are all needed. If you can drop it in thats great 233-235, Lewisham Way SE4 1UY open Mon - Fri 9.a.m - 7p.m or at the weekend please knock on the door or leave on the doorstep.
If you live locally and have a reasonable amount to donate a bin bag full or more we can probably collect it from you. Thank you in anticipation!!!Old towels, sheets, blankets, throws, cat beds etc etc

We also need clean newspaper which we use for lining kennels and litter trays.
Also donations of large feeding bowls (-in particular dog size bowls) etc.
Unwanted scratch posts are also much appreciated by our cats.

Please drop donations of paper and bedding to the clinic 233-235, Lewisham Way SE4 1UY. (parking in side street- Friendly Street SE8 or stop briefly in loading bay outside clinic 10am - 4pm) Clinic open mon to fri 9am to 5.30pm. Weekends by arrangement or leave in entrance in tied bags. Tel 0208 691 2100 Thank you!
Mum and kittens

C.H.A.T.'s POLICY on REHOMING MUMS & KITTENS

Mother cats have very strong maternal bonds with their kittens. If their kittens are taken from them they will cry and search for days. Mother cats have been known to go into burning buildings to rescue their young. Some people falsely believe they should let a cat have a litter before being neutered/spayed, then they give away the kittens leaving a distressed mother cat who has gained absolutely nothing positive from the experience - better to have her neutered in the first place.

Kittens are great fun to watch, they love chasing and playing with each other and then collapsing in a heap together to sleep and recharge for more fun and games. Growing up, they are company for each other - essential if everyone is out of the house for any length of time during the day. Rehoming kittens in pairs reduces stress for them when arriving in a new home since they comfort each other. This is also important if you already have a cat, or cats, in your home since they will be initially hostile to a new arrival whether kitten or adult. This would be very frightening for a single kitten who would be missing his or her mum and siblings. A pair of kittens will stick together, and existing cats can either play with them or leave them as they wish. Elderly cats can be put off by having lively kittens chewing their ears, chasing their tails and generally harassing them.

SO, we home a mum with one or two of her kittens, and rehome kittens in pairs. We do this in the best interests of the cats but this is also in the owners best interests because happy cats make happy cat owners!

KITTEN SEASON Many people are not aware that cats are seasonal breeders.
Cats typically have two litters a year, one in Spring, another later in the Summer.
CHAT will have cats and litters of kittens available for rehoming during the summer months until late Autumn.

Betsy and her kittens in a foster home.

FOSTER HOMES NEEDED!!!

TEMPORARY FOSTER HOMES ARE REQUIRED - FOR MOTHER CATS AND UNWEANED LITTERS OF KITTENS BUT ALSO FOR ADULT CATS FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS.

We can provide all the food and cat litter as well as veterinary care if required and will find permanent new homes for your fostered cats.

If you have pets of your own you will need a spare room to keep your fostered cats separately. Most fostered cats will need to be kept entirely indoors so if you live in a flat and can't have pets long term fostering may be ideal for you.

If you are considering adopting cats but are unsure whether to take the plunge fostering is a good way to trial living with cats.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss further!



Jerry

JERRY

A SPECIAL APPEAL FOR JERRY....

Elderly Jerry has a number of health problems including arthritis for which he is on daily medication to keep him comfortable.

He has been cared for in a foster home for the last seven weeks but unfortunately his foster carer also has health problems and can't continue caring for him.

Handed in to us after his owners lost their home poor Jerry will be very unhappy to return to the rescue centre.

Jerry is not keen on other cats and is seeking a home as an only cat. He would be fine for an indoor only home.
CHAT will continue to provide his veterinary care for his on going health issues via our Lewisham clinic.

To enquire about Jerry please contact Lewisham Branch email lewisham@celiahammond.org or tel 020 8694 6545





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Got a Question?

Thinking of adopting a cat? Need some advice? Want to know what happens next?
Then, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's) page.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please phone or email us.
Samantha and Crunchie

14TH APRIL: SAMANTHA AND CRUNCHIE - PRIORITY!!

Samantha and Crunchie were rehomed a month ago by CHAT but unfortunately their new owners have returned them because their child was allergic.

Previously cared for in one of our foster homes they were very distressed at coming into the rescue centre so their foster carer has taken them back, but she is going on holiday at the end of this week and has no body who can feed them. So we either need to find them a home before the end of the week or they will be need to come into the rescue centre.

Samantha and Crunchie are only young, both now approx 8 months old.

Samantha was rescued from a garden with her mum and sister who have now been adopted. Samantha (Tabby and white chest) is a little wobbly as a result of some cerebellar damage, she has a condition called cerebella hypoplasia. This is really quite mild and just adds to her cuteness. Her wobbles do not stop her from joining in the fun with an enthusiastic hop, skip and jump and she can purr like a tractor a thousand times her size! She can be quite shy but soon warms up.

Crunchie (black with white patches) is Samantha's friend. He is a young male cat who seems slightly brain damaged. He is lively and enjoys lots of cuddles and lap time, an absolute sweetheart.

They are seeking a spacious indoor home together.

To enquire about Samantha and Crunchie or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Sophie and Astro

SOPHIE AND ASTRO

Sophie and her 4 month old daughter Astro are seeking a new home together.

They had been cared for in one of our foster homes since Sophie was rescued from a garden with her 3 newborn kittens. Two kittens have found a home already but Sophie and Astro are still waiting.

Sophie is a bit shy but Astro is very friendly.

An adult home with a garden is sought for this pair.



To enquire about Sophie and Astro or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
Rocky and Anna

ROCKY AND ANNA - PRIORITY!!! 15TH APRIL: HOMED!

Rocky and his mum Anna were rescued from a garden in the Summer.

Rocky arrived with a damaged eye which is permanently scarred.

Rocky is a very friendly, playful kitten, now around 8 months old.

Anna is shy, she is quite happy to sit close to people and is relaxed near people and will sniff hands but is wary of actual contact. We are confident that she will improve greatly given a little time and more attention in a new home.

They both enjoy playing games and are seeking a patient adult home who will allow them time to settle in and allow Anna time to gain in confidence with people.

UPDATE 15TH APRIL: GOOD NEWS ROCKY AND ANNA HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME!

To enquire about Rocky and Anna please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org






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Paprika and Parsley

PAPRIKA AND PARSLEY

Six month old sisters brought in by our rescue team.

We had been alerted by concerned members of the public who were feeding a stray mother cat and a litter of kittens in the front garden of a property. Squatters who had lived in the property for over a decade had recently been evicted and local stray cats had moved themselves in. The property which was in a very dilapidated state had been sold and builders were waiting to move in and completely renovate the property.

We were able to trap Parsley and Paprika who were living in the front garden relatively easily. Their mum was also caught and her new litter of four week old kittens were located and are now being cared for in a foster home.

Understandably Parsley and Paprika are shy and nervous around people after living out probably most of their young lives. However they are coming round with play and handling by staff and volunteers.

They seek an understanding and patient adult home with a garden.

To enquire about Paprika and Parsley or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545





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Got a Question?

Thinking of adopting a cat? Need some advice? Want to know what happens next?
Then, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's) page.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please phone or email us.


Dixie

DIXIE - PRIORITY!!!

Dixie was unwanted after she became upset by the arrival of a new baby in her home.

Dixie is a 2 year old female who is seeking a new adult home with a garden and would like to be the only pet in her new home.


UPDATE 1ST APRIL: PRIORITY!!! Dixie has been waiting for a new home for over 4 months and keeps getting passed by. She is a lively playful young cat who could be a companion for another similarly playful cat.



To enquire about Dixie or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545


Pingu

PINGU

Pingu is a friendly 14 year old female cat.

Pingu was handed in for rehoming as a stray found locally. We detected a microchip which recorded her as living at an address in North London but have had no luck in contacting her registered owner.

Pingu has now been with us for several weeks and with no hope of tracing her owner we are now seeking a new home for her.

Pingu does not seem keen on other cats and also enjoys looking out of the window. We are therefore seeking a home where she can be the only cat and ideally a home with a garden.


To enquire about Pingu or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545

Got a Question?

Thinking of adopting a cat? Need some advice? Want to know what happens next?
Then, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q's) page.

If you can't find the answer to your question, please phone or email us.






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Ruby

RUBY 13TH APRIL: HOMED!

Ruby is a very friendly 1 year old female who was found as a stray.

She would be ideal in a family home with children.


She would like to be the only pet in the household and requires a garden to explore.

UPDATE 13TH APRIL: GOOD NEWS RUBY HAS BEEN CHISEN AND WILL SHORTLY BE GOING TO HER NEW HOME!


To enquire about Ruby please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org





Raja and Jinxie

JINXIE AND RAJA - Fostered

Jinxie and Raja are being fostered by Tamsin.

They were rescued last year along with their mum and brother who have now found a new home.

Jinxie and Raja are now 8 months old. They tear around chasing each other before collapsing in a cuddle and do everything together. They are seeking a new home together and would like a new home with a garden.

To enquire about Jinxie and Raja please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org












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Charlie

CHARLIE

18th Jan: New arrival Charlie is a friendly approx 12 year old cat.

She was handed in for homing a week ago because her owners reported that she seemed unwell and therefore they said they could no longer keep her.

We are monitoring Charlie and tests have been carried out but nothing has been found to be wrong with her so far.

She isn't keen on other cats and should soon be ready for a new home.



To enquire about Charlie or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]





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Mel and Storm

MEL AND STORM

Mel and Storm are 10 month old female cats who were rescued as strays.

They are shy and are seeking an out door semi-feral home such as at a stables or small holding where they will have shelter and be fed but will also earn their keep as a rodent patrol.

To enquire about Mel and Storm or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]


Ruben, Kavanagh and Emris

KAVANAGH, EMRIS, AND RUBEN, PRIORITY! - seeking special home!!

UPDATE 1st March: The remaining 3 cats from this large rescue have now been in our care since April '13 and really need new homes. They are super cats, all are friendly cats!

Lewisham Branch took in 35 cats and kittens following the eviction of their owners from their home.
We were contacted by the Council to assist these cats who were all living in filthy conditions. The Council had taken action to evict the cats owners because they would not agree to neutering or reducing the number of cats in their home or cleaning up their home.

The cats were all unneutered and had been producing numerous litters of kittens which their owners had been giving away. The cats were not being fed enough food and were all very underweight. They had been trying to scrounge food from neighbouring houses but the neighbours had become fed up with the cats and our rescue team witnessed them being chased away from a front garden and threatened with a stick.

1st March: Still waiting:
Kavanagh - 3-4 year old pure white female.
Emris - approx 18 month black male cat with white feet.
Ruben - approx 3 years tabby male - deaf.

SPECIAL HOME SOUGHT - Ruben, a gorgeous young tabby male is deaf. Soon after rescuing this family we tried homing Ruben to an indoor only home with an older cat from this group but his new owner said he was crying at the windows all the time wanting to go outside. He was quite happy again once reunited back with the other cats in his family. We are unsure if it was just that he wanted to go out or if he missed the company of the other cats. The ideal solution would be if all three cats could be found a new home with an enclosed / cat proofed garden so that Ruben cannot wander and encounter danger with other animals or busy roads.

UPDATE 24th MARCH: Kavanagh, Emris and Ruben are now in the care of a foster home so that we can better assess what sort of home Ruben will require.

UPDATED INFO 15TH APRIL: Ruben is a proper lap cat who loves human attention and will quite happily snuggle up with a human while they’re watching TV or reading a book. He loves to explore, plays with anything he can move with his paw and is a keen shelf climber.
He is a very vocal cat who will demand your attention especially if it’s getting close to dinner time and he will take a few days to settle in to a new environment. But once settled he is adorable.

Kavanagh is a much quieter cat and will take her time to get to know you. She likes to hang out in cupboards and in tight spaces like open draws or at the bottom of a wardrobe squeezed into a shoe rack. Once settled though she loves to be stroked and will play with cat toys but is quite skittish and will run away if you make a sudden move or if she hears an unfamiliar sound.

Emris like Kavanagh will take his time to get to know you. He is not as affectionate as his two pals preferring to keep his distance from humans unless they bare gifts in the form of either food or something attached to a piece of string. He will occasionally let his guard down and let you scratch his head but on the whole prefers the company of cats to humans.

As a threesome they enjoy each other’s company and love to chase each other around the house. Preferably they would benefit from having a nice safe garden to explore away from busy roads as they are not at all streetwise.
At present they seem quite happy with a window sill to sit on and stare out of.


To enquire about these cats or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Dottie, Cleo and Fidge

DOTTIE, CLEO AND FIDGE - Fostered

A lovely trio of tabbies!

Shy Cleo, okay Dottie and super friendly Fidge are currently being fostered by Jo.

Jo says they are a really close little family and she can't think how we could split them up, they really do need a home together.

To enquire about Dottie, Cleo and Fidge or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545



SEMI FERAL CATS SEEKING SAFE HOMES

SEMI FERAL CATS SEEKING SAFE, UNDERSTANDING HOMES

We always need homes for rescued feral and semi-feral cats.
Lewisham Branch currently have 61 feral cats who are all rather shy seeking caring outdoor homes.

These cats have all been born outside to stray cats and were rescued as adults or adolescents and have not become friendly enough to rehome as domestic pets. They have all been rescued from situations where they could not be neutered and returned mainly due to demolition and redevelopment of their homes. Many have been rescued from industrial sites but some have come from garden settings where either no one would feed them or the cats were experiencing unacceptable levels of hostility/ cruelty.

They are seeking homes in pairs or family groups. Farms, stables, smallholdings and of course gardens are ideal. They require shelter in the form of cosy hay barns dry sheds or outbuildings. These cats are used to and require good quality food but in return they will act as an effective rodent patrol.

We rehome feral cats in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and to suitable London garden homes. We visit you first to discuss the needs of the cats and advise on suitability, the cats are delivered to you in an holding pen initially which they are kept in for 3 weeks to settle them in. C.H.A.T is always there to provide advice and assist should a rehomed feral become sick or injured and require help.

GARDEN CATS
We have lots of semi-feral cats, many have been living in gardens and are the offspring of stray and abandoned pet cats.
Instead of being able to neuter them and return as we would ideally aim to do these are cats that have had to be taken in due to redevelopment, feeder/ carers moving away or attacks by hostile humans. Given a chance in a domestic home they would stand a good chance of becoming tame over a few weeks or months. The problem is that there are so many cats that are borderline between feral and domestic and not enough suitable homes to give them that chance.
Since many of these cats were quite happy living in London gardens there really is no reason why more of them shouldn't be rehomed to garden homes again rather than waiting for homes at farms and stables which are in such short supply. They are all neutered and used to living with other cats so it is highly unlikely that there would be any territory issues between them and local cats.
C.H.A.T. will assist with catching and treatment should they get injured or unwell.

This may be the ideal solution if you or a family member is allergic to cats but you would really like to help. Or maybe you already have house cats and could not take any more in your house. Or you would just like to help give a home to some of our long-term cats who wonder when it will ever be their turn for a home.

An outbuilding or weatherproof garden shed will be required for shelter and the cats need to be fed the same amounts of good quality cat food as a pet cat would expect. They wll catch rodents which may be an added benefit for you but this is not to be considered as a food source.

For more on feral cats, see our feral cat page.

If you think you could offer some of these guys a home, please call us on 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email

Ferals

A SPECIAL APPEAL FOR HOMES FOR THESE OLDER SEMI-FERAL CATS.....

Currently we have some more difficult 'feral cats' in our care who need homes.

INCLUDING THIS GROUP OF OLDER SEMI-FERAL CATS.... the majority of whom are pretty toothless!

They were neutered and returned to gardens in New Cross 8-10 years ago, but the lady whose garden they lived in and fed them has moved and with a property developer changing the house into flats they had to come in. They are semi-ferals as they used to pop in and out of the lady's kitchen but are not quite happy to be stroked. Being older and lacking in teeth we are unable to find a rural home who will take them on as they are not up to full mousing duties.

We have tried taking a few of the more confident cats out of the main group to try and tame them but they become very unhappy when separated from the main group. Obviously no one is likely to want to take on all 22 - although it would be great if someone could! They are therefore seeking homes in groups of 4 cats or more.

They require rescue minded homes who could take them on. They would be suitable for garden homes with a dry shed or outbuilding. The most confident cats could live in indoor homes with a cat flap - again rescue minded adult only homes who don't mind shy cats.

CHAT would continue to provide any veterinary care required by these cats, although their new owners would be expected to supply their food.

We can rehome these cats locally - to South East and South London Garden homes or to homes in Kent, Sussex and parts of Surrey.

UPDATE 14th November: 15 cats from this group are still waiting for new homes.

UPDATE 15TH FEB: Three of these cats: Lucius, Luna and Suzie have found a new home!


To enquire about these cats please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org


Pen 4

FRED, ALEXA, PLUTO, ISABELLA, MARLEY-ROSE, OLIVER

Six feral cats in need of a new home.

These cats lived as part of a family of over 20 cats in the garden of an elderly man. He became unwell and is unable to care for so many cats.

These six are very nervous and are seeking a suitable outdoor home such as a stables, smallholding, farm or large garden. They will require shelter such as a haybarn, tack room, shed or outbuildings and regular good quality food but in return they will act as an effective rodent patrol.


We rehome feral cats in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and to suitable London garden homes. We visit you first to discuss the needs of the cats and advise on suitability, the cats are delivered to you in an holding pen initially which they are kept in for 3 weeks to settle them in. C.H.A.T is always there to provide advice and assist should a rehomed feral become sick or injured and require help.

UPDATE 18TH DEC: GOOD NEWS FRED, MARLEY-ROSE AND OLIVER HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME!


To enquire about these cats or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545
Pen A

MISTA, MAGOO, CHOCKY, MINNIE AND URAGGLY

Mum and four big kittens (now approx 1 year old) These cats lived as part of a family of over 20 cats in the garden of an elderly man. He became unwell and is unable to care for so many cats.

These five are very nervous and are seeking a suitable outdoor home such as a stables, smallholding, farm or large garden. They will require shelter such as a haybarn, tack room, shed or outbuildings and regular good quality food but in return they will act as an effective rodent patrol.


We rehome feral cats in Sussex, Kent, Surrey and to suitable London garden homes. We visit you first to discuss the needs of the cats and advise on suitability, the cats are delivered to you in an holding pen initially which they are kept in for 3 weeks to settle them in. C.H.A.T is always there to provide advice and assist should a rehomed feral become sick or injured and require help.


To enquire about these cats or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545
Joan, Peggy, Betty and Don

JOAN, PEGGY, BETTY AND DON

Four semi-feral 4 month old kittens who were rescued from living by a compost heap, they were literally starving and there was no sign of their mum.

Initially they required lots of TLC whilst they recovered and this has also helped them increase their confidence with people. They are however still quite shy and our staff and volunteers are continuing to work with them.

Updates to follow soon......

21st JAN: Good News: Joan and Betty, now 10 months old, have found a new home as garden ferals! They have a cosy shed with a cat flap, a lovely wooden sleeping kennel, toys and food. A member of their new family is allergic to cats so they couldn't adopt friendly pet cats to live in their house, so outdoor, semi-feral cats suit them perfectly! Peggy and Don would also like a similar kind of home!


To enquire about these cats or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545
Molly and Pixie

MOLLY AND PIXIE - Fostered

Molly and Pixie are being fostered by Moy.

"Molly and her 3 kittens were found living in a garden, by people who moved into the house. Two kittens have now found a new home but Molly and Pixie are still waiting.

Molly is a loving and caring mum, initially a little wary of her environment and people, but once she warms up, she is incredibly loving and vocal, rubbing her head on every corner and demanding strokes and attention.

Pixie is the boldest and most independent kitten, often climbing to the highest point she can reach to get a better view of her surroundings. She loves to be stroked, and will happily sleep on laps.


To enquire about Molly and Pixie please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org
Gabby

GABBY - fostered - seeking a very kind and understanding new home.

Gabby is a 5 year old female cat who has had a very difficult past and requires a kind and patient new owner.

Gabby was acquired by her previous owners as a kitten, they lived in a flat and Gabby was kept as an indoor only cat.
Because Gabby was their only cat and didn't go outdoors and therefore was not at risk of getting pregnant her owners her owners didn't realise that it was still important to get her neutered. Repeatedly coming into season was very frustrating for Gabby but also her increased hormone levels were affecting her temperament and making her very grumpy.

Then they moved to a house with a garden, they let Gabby go in the garden where she must have been mated by a local cat. They discovered that she had given birth to kittens under a bed in a spare room. Gabby would not let her owners get anywhere near her and her kittens.

Unable to cope they desperately phoned us for help, they wanted Gabby and the kittens to be taken away immediately.

We took Gabby and her three kittens in and Lesley, a member of staff fostered them all. Gabby could be observed through a window to be feeding and caring for her kittens but when approached to provide food and water and change her litter tray, Gabby would scratch and bite Lesley. As the kittens got older they too were getting hurt by Gabby if they got in the way at feeding time. It was a difficult decision, but because the kittens were cowering and frightened when anyone tried to approach them, we decided that it would be better for them to separated from Gabby and homed without her.

Gabby has now been neutered, so from that point onwards her hormones have started to settle down.

UPDATE 3rd FEB:Gabby is settling well into her foster home,
her temperament is much improved now. "She is far more relaxed. She sniffs my hand very carefully each day ( no idea why!) I can now tickle her with one finger on the side of her face. She also gives a mew when she sees me now. She is very good with the other cats, if anything she is a bit anxious when they run about. She is a typical cat that doesn't know how to interact as she has never had company. She will not be stroked anywhere other than the one spot on her cheek and will lash out if I touch her anywhere else, a hand coming down towards her back will cause her extreme anxiety followed by lashing out. no idea why..... I simply leave her alone and she is fine, she will follow me around at evening meal time. She loves her high up Beds & a scratching post. She does seem afraid of men, I think a female only home would be best.
If she could find a home with 2 or 3 laid back cats where she could just go at her pace I'm sure she will be fine."


To enquire about Gabby please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org




Pandora

PANDORA AND DAUGHTER

Pandora and her three kittens had been living stray at an allotment site.

Pandora is a friendly cat who must once have been someone's pet. Pandora is seeking a new home with her petite 6 month old short haired black/white daughter who is handleable but is a little shy.

An adult home with a garden and a cat flap is sought for this pair.

(Photo of Pandora's daughter to follow soon)

To enquire about Pandora and her daughter please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org
Ellie

ELLIE

7th April: Ellie is an elderly tabby female cat who is currently being cared for in a foster home. Updates to follow soon....


To enquire about Ellie please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org
Bobby and Laurence

BOBBY AND LAURENCE

10th April: New Arrivals: Mum and son, these two were left behind in back gardens when their owners moved away.

Bobby (mum) is a currently a little shy but Laurence is super friendly.

An adult home with a garden is sought.

To enquire about Bobby and Laurence please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org




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Maple

MAPLE

Maple is a petite friendly young cat approx 6 months old.

She is currently not keen on other cats and would like a home as the only cat but with plenty of human company!




To enquire about Maple please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org
New Arrivals

New arrivals

We have just taken in 11 cats following the eviction of their owner from his home.

None of the cats were neutered, but now are. They are young cats aged 1yr - 6 years.

They are currently a little shy but hopefully will soon become more relaxed.

Updates to follow soon.....



To enquire about these cats please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org

Bindi, Scout and Leopard

BINDI, SCOUT AND LEOPARD - fostered


Bindi (tabby/tortie 2yrs F) & her 2 eight month old sons, Scout (b&w) and Leopard (ginger) are a playful and adventurous family who get on very well together and are seeking a home with a garden in a safe location.

They get on well with other cats in the foster home. They are not used to children but could be fine with sensible children.


To enquire about Bindi, Scout and Leopard or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
Toots

TOOTS AND DUSTY - PRIORITY -

Dusty and Toots were rescued and rehomed by CHAT a few years ago, sadly an illness and subsequent change in circumstances means that they need to find a new home.


"Dusty and Toots are a much loved 6 year old sister and brother. They were rescued from the Olympic site as timid kittens and have been in a loving home ever since (Dusty gets her name from the fact that she hid behind the washing machine for two weeks and when she emerged was rather dusty).


Unfortunately their current owners are having to find them a new home due to an illness in the family which means they can't keep cats. Toots and Dusty are both quite shy to new people but are very affectionate and love a good stroke and cuddle once they become comfortable.


Dusty is a sociable tortoiseshell and likes to stay cosy and warm. She loves a good bed to sleep on! Toots splits his time between the garden and the house and loves to lie on your lap in front of the TV in the evening.




Dusty They get on well with each other and both like to roam outside so access to green space would be needed. They come from a home with two small children but would probably be best suited to a new home with older or no children. They will make loving new owners very happy."


To enquire about Toots and Dusty please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org
Tyra and Signet

TYRA AND SIGNET - PRIORITY!!!

Tyra and Signet are brother and sister approx 10 months old.

They were rescued as stray kittens last year. Initially shy, Tyra is now very friendly, Signet is slightly shier.

They were suffering with upset stomachs when they came in and although now much recovered they do require a food for sensitive tummies. This can be easily purchased from ourselves or any vets. We will continue to provide any veterinary care and support required in relation to this.


They are seeking an adult home and would be fine for an indoor only home or a home with a garden.

To enquire about Tyra and Signet please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org






Flash and Dasher

DASHER AND FLASH

These two young cats who are presumably mother and son were left behind in a garden when their owners moved away.

Dash (black/white) is a little shy whereas in contrast Flash (mainly white) is super friendly and extremely confident!



They are now seeking a new adult home (or with older children) together and will require a home with a garden.

To enquire about Dasher and Flash please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org



Phoenix and Domino

PHOENIX AND DOMINO

Mum and daughter, these two are seeking a new home together.


Phoenix (mum - tabby) is a little shy but her daughter Domino is very friendly.


Domino has a sensitive stomach and requires a 'sensitivity' food - purchased from CHAT or via any vet.

They are seeking an adult home with a garden and a cat flap.


To enquire about Phoenix and Domino please contact Lewisham Branch on 020 8694 6545 or email lewisham@celiahammond.org

Marley and Bear

MARLEY AND BEAR

Marley and Bear are 10 month old brothers who were rescued as strays.

They are shy and are seeking an out door semi-feral home such as at a stables or small holding where they will have shelter and be fed but will also earn their keep as a rodent patrol.

To enquire about Marley and Bear or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
Alice and Taylor

ALICE AND TAYLOR 13TH APRIL: RESERVED!

Alice and Taylor are very friendly young cats approx 18 months old who are in need of a new home due to a family breakdown.

They have previously lived in a flat however Taylor was desperate to go outside and their previous owner feels that it is best to rehome them to a home with a garden.


UPDATE 13TH APRIL: GOOD NEWS ALICE AND TAYLOR HAVE BEEN CHOSEN AND WILL SHORTLY BE GOING TO A NEW HOME!


To enquire about Alice and Taylor or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
Noel

NOEL

Noel was brought in for treatment when a member of the public who had been feeding him was concerned about him being out in the bad weather. He didn't seem well and his teeth needed attention.

He was treated by our vets and is now doing well. He also had a dental.

Noel is a friendly cat and is now seeking a new home.

He is approx 8 years old.


To enquire about Noel or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]




Sandy

SANDY

Sandy is a friendly 11 year old cat who was handed in to our veterinary clinic by his owner who said she couldn't cope with him.

She reported that he was unwell and had vomiting and diarrhoea - we haven't observed this so far but are still monitoring him. Routine blood tests have also not revealed any health issues.

Updates to follow soon...

To enquire about Sandy or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]





Lexi and Sparkie

LEXI AND SPARKIE - Fostered

Lexi and Sparkie are being fostered by Kirstie and are seeking a new home together.

This young mother and her 6 month old daughter have been fostered so that Sparkie the daughter (black/white) could have some extra attention because she was a little shy.


They were originally rescued as strays but Mum is very friendly and must have once been someone's pet.

UPDATE 17th MARCH from Kirstie: "Just an update on Lexi and Sparkie - they are both pretty friendly now and are happy to be stroked. Mum is even fairly tolerant of being picked up, whilst Sparkie isn't thrilled but they've come a long way the last few weeks in terms of confidence and being able to be touched."

UPDATE 24th MARCH: Lexi (mum, tortoiseshell) and Sparkie (female kitten, black and white)
have come on in leaps and bounds since we have been fostering them.
Initially Sparkie was a little shy, but with time now they both really
enjoy a long stroke and purr away. They have both recently started to
jump up onto the sofa next to me for more strokes, and Lexi will meow
at me in the morning. I am confident that with giving them time and
patience they will both be very friendly cats.

They're a very entertaining pair - Sparkie loves playing with all
kinds of toys, and is very adventurous, climbing as high as she can.
Lexi is generally more composed and looks on as Sparkie races around,
but they do chase and play with each other too - and with a bit of cat
nip Lexi will also have a mad 5 minutes! They're very closely bonded
and always sleep snuggled up together."


An adult home with a garden and a cat flap is sought for these two.

To enquire about Lexi and Sparkie or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]






Kali

KALI

19th March: Newly added to our waiting list is Kali a young neutered female cat.

Kali's owner is allergic to her and therefore needs to find her a new home.

Kali is used to children and a home with a garden.

She is currently in Plumstead SE18.



To enquire about Kali or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
Tully, Mangas and Ditto

TULLY, MANGAS AND DITTO - fostered by Jessica.....

Tallulah (or we just call her Tully for short) is probably the most laid back friendly cat. And very pretty, with her slightly wonky white and black mouth! She is very independent but at the same time loves fuss and has to be in the same room as us. She is definitely an outdoor cat as well, she is always asking to go out and needs a garden.

She had 4 kittens but two have found new homes. Still waiting are Mangas (the big fluffy white/tabby with white around both eyes), and his almost identical twin Ditto.

Mangas is definitely the big brother and in charge of the litter, he is going to be one big fluffy cat when he grows up. His twin Ditto is much more reserved, but crafty. She will sit on the sidelines in a fight and occasionally swipe a paw as one of her brothers gets knocked over.


To enquire about Tully and her kittens or other animals at Lewisham Branch please email lewisham@celiahammond.org or Tel 020 8694 6545
Pappa-Midnight and Misty

PAPPA-MIDNIGHT AND MISTY

Misty, a very friendly 7 year old female cat and her 6 month old daughter, Pappa-Midnight are seeking a new home together.


Their owners were evicted and were being temporarily housed in a hostel so could no longer keep them.


They are used to living in a family with children but Pappa-Midnight is a little shy so an adult home or with older children might be better.

Although they have been mainly indoor cats they did go out sometimes and Misty does enjoy going out, therefore a home with a garden is sought for these two.

They have both now been neutered and microchipped.

To enquire about Pappa-Midnight and Misty or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]


Bella

BELLA 13TH APRIL: HOMED!

Bella is a very friendly young black female cat.


UPDATE 13TH APRIL: GOOD NEWS BELLA HAS FOUND A NEW HOME!





To enquire about Bella or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Lena

LENA AND DIAMOND (aka Splodge and Splat) 13TH APRIL: HOMED!

This friendly mum and her kitten were living stray on a housing estate.

A kind man had been looking after mum cat and her two kittens and tried to keep them safe. He told us that he thought that the two kittens were attacked by a fox and one died and the other (Diamond) received the damage to her leg whilst escaping.

He spotted them on our website and asked us to share this information: "During the weeks after I discovered the pair of them living in my back garden, I feed and watered them the best I could. The flat I live in is shared by my father, who is allergic to cat and dog hair, and I am a depressive with psychotic tendencies, so it was not an ideal situation to be caring for them. I did grow very fond of both of them over the few weeks we had. I would like to say a big thank you to the Celia Hammond trust for rescuing these two and I hope they find a loving home. I wish both Lena and Little Diamond.(I named them Splodge & Splat!) all the best. Please feel free to put this e-mail on your website.
Many Thanks for a great job done."


Lena (mum) is very friendly and has clearly once been someone's pet. Her daughter Diamond arrived with a badly deformed front leg. X-rays showed an old fracture that had healed badly. Unfortunately the leg was no longer of any use and had to be amputated.
Diamond is a little shy.


A caring adult home in a safe location is sought for this mum and baby.
Diamond UPDATE 13TH APRIL: GOOD NEWS LENA AND DIAMOND HAVE FOUND A NEW HOME!

To enquire about Lena and Diamond or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]
cats

1st April: SUGAR AND HEARTLOVE Urgently need a new home....

These two shorthaired black young cats were homed by CHAT as kittens last year but unfortunately need a new home.....

"Sugar and Heartlove are 8 month old girls that need a new home because of allergies in the family. They are microchiped ,neutered and up to date with their vaccines.

These girls are the perfect blend of independent and loving. They will willingly submit to regular hugs and strokes but are happy to doze on the windowsill for hours or run around, playing with each other.

They are used to children (5 +) but will generally hide from strangers at first.

Sugar is slightly smaller with shorter hair and white patches on her chest and underside. She is the quieter but more inquisitive cat who likes to run, climb and forage for scraps of food ( even if she has just eaten!). She loves being groomed and rubbed behind her ears. She likes to relax at the end of the bed and will happily go to sleep being cradled like a baby.

Heartlove is fluffier with a tiny white patch on her chest. She is very affectionate and will come to the door and 'speak' to welcome you home. She is bolder and loves to try and get into bed, lick you and rest her paws on your face. She is also loves to be groomed.

They have started exporing outside so would like a garden."

To enquire about Sugar and Heartlove or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]



Toots

TOOTS - PRIORITY!!!

Toots is in need of a new home. Toots was rehomed by CHAT a few months ago, unfortunately his new owners own cat has not taken well to Toots and keeps attacking him. Toots owners love him and have tried really hard to introduce the two cats, their own cat is currently on some long term medication and they have been told that a side effect can be increased aggression.

They are now keeping both cats separately in their home and would if at all possible like Toots to find a new home directly from theirs.

Toots is approx 3 years old and came to us as a very shy cat. He has blossomed with his new owners but will still require very caring and gentle new owners. A home with a garden is sought.

Toots current owners tell us that: "Tutti has changed from a nervous, unapproachable cat into a sweet-natured, talkative, beautiful cat who would be a devoted pet in the right home. He likes to sleep on chairs and in boxes, and loves a soft cuddly rug to sleep on. He is wary of strangers, but once he trusts a person he is affectionate and gives lots of "blinkies!" He loves to be stroked and brushed.

He does want to be friendly with other cats if they are like-minded and tries very hard to form a friendly relationship with them. He loves a cardboard scratchpad. A gorgeous cat who deserves a happy home with someone who can spend time getting to know him and gain his trust.

Needs a garden to explore. Sadly, his current rehoming didn't turn out well because the resident cat will not accept him and the owners are heartbroken at having to part with him."

o enquire about Toots or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Adina

ADINA - on waiting list...

13th April:

We have been asked to find a new home for Adina because her owners can't afford her, no longer have time for her due to long working hours and are moving.

"In our little family we have got a beautiful female cat, who needs a new family. There have been significant changes in our lifestyles due to work and personal reasons. These changes affect the economy of the household and most importantly the time Adina spends with us, which is near to zero."
" We need help to find a lovely home for her, she is very affectionate. A family that can provide her in all ways. Adina is around 15 months old."

Adina is neutered and vaccinated.

To enquire about Adina or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Blackbeard and Barbosa

BLACK BEARD AND BARBOSA

These two female cats were rehomed by CHAT as kittens a year ago. Their owners have just had a new baby who has health problems which have been attributed to a cat allergy.

"Both girls are very affectionate and playful - Blackbeard (all black) and Barbosa (black & white tuxedo), both shorthaired. Blackbeard in particular loves cuddles, and Barbosa really likes to be brushed. For a treat they adore a bit of yoghurt or cheese!

We rescued them as kittens from CHAT a year ago after they were found abandoned in a cardboard box together. They have up to date vaccinations, are neutered, and have been microchipped.

So far they have been indoor cats - however they could be perfectly suited for outdoors in a safe area."


To enquire about Blackbeard and Barbosa or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

Donny

DONNY

14th April: More info to follow soon.....
Belle

BELLE

14th April: Six year old Belle is in need of a new home because her owners baby is allergic to her.

Belle was previously adopted from CHAT as a kitten.

Belle is a very friendly cat who loves people and is described as a "lap cat" but is currently having to spend much of her time in a utility room and outdoors which is not fair on her.

Her family love her but have decided she really needs a new home where she will receive the attention she needs.

A home with a garden is sought for Belle.


To enquire about Belle or to find out about other animals at Lewisham, please telephone 0208 694 6545 or send CHAT an email to lewisham@celiahammond.org [Please include a contact phone number]

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