February 2019 Special Appeal
Compassion, Love & Patience
picture: Dora and Fwaggle
This month we are again appealing to people who are more experienced cat owners and willing to give some of our shier cats a chance to thrive in a loving home environment.
Each cat is unique with a very exclusive history. Some of these shy cat may have been previously abused and find it more difficult to trust humans. But we have learned that eventually they will, given the right person and environment. Others may just be overwhelmed here in the shelter and don’t show well or hide.
These cats are seeking a more rescue minded adopter as they will only want to cuddle and snuggle up once they are ready and have been given time.
We have put a shell symbol next to cats’ names just to help identify them.
These are the cats we want to highlight this month and are appealing for anyone who is willing to give a harder-to-home cat a chance.
Please come and 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!