April 2019: The month of Canning Town's Black Cats
In Celtic mythology, it was believed that fairies could take the form of black cats, and therefore their arrival to a home or village was seen as sign of good luck. Unfortunately, during the middle ages black cats were cruelly persecuted due to religious fear and associations with witches and demons. Nowadays sadly some people still believe in the myth that black cats are signs of bad luck.
In honour of and to celebrate our black cats in Canning Town we are making the entire month of April the Month of the Black Cat. We currently have an overwhelming number of black cats for adoption as they seem to get overlooked or are less popular then other colours of cats.
Come and see our lovely black cats: they are amazing and beautiful with unique and interesting personalities. They are intelligent and loyal and find it quite easy to make friends with other cats.
See them on one of our open days and consider giving them a loving home.
Key to symbols:
🐚 = Shy cat
💗= Single cat (cat that doesn't like other cats)
🏠= indoor/house cat
💊 = medication required
* Long term fostering or Retirement fostering is taking in an elderly cat or cat with an illness for the remainder of his or her life, which could be months or a few years – cats thrive on the love and attention of a good home, and even very elderly cats have surprised us by living considerably longer than expected. Under the Long term foster scheme, Celia Hammond Animal Trust provides veterinary care via one of our veterinary clinics for the cat (specific details are agreed at the time for each cat).
All our cats for homing are neutered (or to be neutered = small kittens), micro-chipped, flea treated and vaccinated.
Canning Town Branch Rescue Centre is open every Saturday afternoon between 1 p.m and 5 p.m
Our Open Days are an opportunity for you to come and meet us and some of our cats and to discuss offering a home. We have all sorts of cats needing homes from pairs of kittens to elderly cats. Cats needing homes with gardens and cats suitable for indoor only homes. Single cats, pairs or trio's and not forgetting feral and semi-feral cats who are seeking suitable outdoor homes.
Our cats and kittens are rescued and are seeking caring, suitable, permanent new homes where they will be loved, respected and have a new chance in life.
We always carry out a pre-adoption home visit. This is an informal visit which takes place in your home. We provide any advice you may need about caring for and settling in new cats or kittens – incl. health care, feeding, holiday arrangements, dangers in your home etc. We also look at the location of your home to assess for hazards such as easy access to busy roads or for indoor only homes to advise on making windows or balconies safe.
Our cats have varied temperaments and needs so we also discuss what ‘sort’ of cats would be suitable for you, your family, your lifestyle and your home.
Once a successful home visit has been carried out you will be invited back by appointment to meet suitable cats either at our Rescue centre or at our local foster homes and choose your new feline companion(s)
You can only choose or reserve cats at one of our Open Days once you have had a successful home visit. We will, of course, try and accommodate your wishes as much as possible but always with the best interest of the animals in our care.
Canning Town Branch 151-153, Barking Road, London E16 4HQ - Parking in local side streets.
Our staff, volunteers and cats look forward to meeting you! - We would be grateful for a small donation to help treat our sick and injured cats.
PLEASE NOTE: CANNING TOWN CAN RE-HOME WITHIN ANY OF OUR BRANCH CATCHMENT AREAS, SO NOT ONLY EAST LONDON AND MUCH OF NORTH LONDON, BUT ALSO SOUTH LONDON, ESSEX, HERTFORDSHIRE, EAST SUSSEX, WEST SUSSEX, MOST OF KENT AND PARTS OF SURREY. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT US!