SPECIAL APPEAL FOR LONG-TERM AND RETIREMENT FOSTERING
We currently have a few cats at our Canning Town clinic that have medical issues, which makes them very difficult to home, as many people, who would take on elderly cats or those with health problems, may be deterred from doing so because of the likelihood of high veterinary expenses from the outset. Under our Long Term Foster scheme we continue to provide veterinary care via either of our London veterinary clinics. This may be for specified, pre existing conditions e.g diabetes, kidney disease, certain viruses prone to flare ups etc or for a wider range of ailments e.g in the case of very elderly cats with multiple ailments. Since we employ our own veterinary surgeons at our clinics the cost to the charity to provide this veterinary care is reduced to the lowest possible level. The long term foster scheme relieves pressure on our Sanctuary in that we do not have to take on more animals than can be realistically cared for, and the cats benefit from the individual care and attention they receive in a home environment.
We are therefore appealing for welfare minded fosterers who are willing to help these lovely cats and provide them with the environment and love they deserve. Each cat is an individual case but each is likely to having to be brought into the clinic on a regular basis. A foster home close to the clinic and with someone who has private transport is therefore essential
Our cats are all neutered and microchipped, we provide lots of advice and life long assistance in the event of any future health issues or injury.
Key to symbols next to names:
😿 = Harder to home
🐚 = Shy cat
💗= Single cat (cat that doesn't like other cats)
🏠= indoor/house cat
💊 = medication required
All our cats for homing are neutered (or to be neutered = small kittens), micro-chipped, flea treated and vaccinated.
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 assessment. In normal times this would take place at your home but currently due to the coronavirus situation we are temporarily carrying out video visits. 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.
Since the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown we have been inundated with enquiries and offers of homes for our cats, obviously this is a good thing but with a reduced team and new ways of working we have been struggling to keep up with responding to enquiries as promptly as we would like to. Since the lockdown restrictions have started to be eased we are taking in many more cats into the centre and are in need of good homes for these cats. We are trying to respond to everyone but please bear with us.
As always we are particularly keen to hear from anyone who can offer homes to our harder home cats including suitable outdoor homes for feral cats.
Thank you for your patience. Canning Town Homing Team.
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, EAST SUSSEX, WEST SUSSEX, MOST OF KENT AND PARTS OF SURREY. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT US!
OUR HOMING CENTRES ARE CLOSED TO VISITORS BUT WE ARE CONTINUING TO SAFELY RESCUE AND REHOME CATS. The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff.