SPECIAL APPEAL: Golden Oldies
image: Ruby and Harry
This November we have some lovely mature and senior cats seeking new homes. Sadly many of these cats have fallen victim to their owners' evictions, hospital placements or even death.
Older cats tend to be calmer and more serene with an ability to contribute to an atmosphere of peace and cosiness in a home. They may sleep a lot but this is not to say that they won't have fun and playful moments.
Our cats are completely health checked and, unless otherwise stated, have no current health conditions. We consider a cat older if they are above the age of 8, which is middle age for cats. Cats can generally live to about an average of 16 to 20 years but some have been know to live well into their 20's.
Please come and see our lovely oldies: they are amazing and beautiful with unique and interesting personalities.
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.
Please note that kittens will only be homed in a minimum of a pair
Our Adoption Days are every Saturday from 13.00 to 17.00 and are an opportunity for you
to come and meet us, 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 Adoption 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 of cat food 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, EAST SUSSEX, WEST SUSSEX, MOST OF KENT AND PARTS OF SURREY. IF YOU ARE UNSURE PLEASE CONTACT US!