Olivia was living stray in a garden where she had given birth to a litter of kittens who sadly didn't survive. Olivia is a shy cat who despite our efforts to befriend her does seem to be semi-feral. Olivia loves other cats and has found a new best friend in Nori. Nori came to us as a shy black female cat who had been living in bushes for several weeks. She loves other cats but is very nervous around people.
Both cats have been neutered and microchipped and are around 18 months old. They are both semi-feral and would be best suited to an outdoor home.
Update 23rd Nov: Olivia and Nori have been joined by Bon-Bon a very nervous young black male cat.
They are seeking a suitable outdoor home such as at a stables, farm, smallholding or a garden home. They will require access to dry shelter e.g a hay barn or dry outbuilding or garden shed. They will need feeding every day with good quality cat food (the same as any pet cat would be fed) but will also earn their keep as an effective rodent patrol.
We can rehome feral and semi-feral cats to homes in Sussex, Kent, parts of Surrey and to suitable homes within London. We initially loan a purpose built relocation pen to keep the cats in for 4 weeks to settle them in and provide life long support and back up should it be required e.g with health care.
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION and cat adoptions.
Following Government Guidance our Homing Centres are closed to visitors but we are able to rescue and rehome cats whilst following regulations.
The coronavirus pandemic does mean that we have had to alter our usual homing procedures. Pre-coronavirus we would meet potential adopters in their homes (home visit) this was an informal visit to provide advice about caring for cats or kittens e.g health care, feeding, settling in and also an opportunity for us to feel reassured that you could provide a good home. We have replaced our usual home visit with a video call via What'sApp or similar to provide the same advice and so that you can also show us the cat relevant areas of your home e.g garden, location of a cat flap etc. Or alternatively where possible we can carry out a socially distanced meeting in your garden.
Following a successful home assessment we match cats and homes and will suggest suitable cats to you. For 'harder to home' cats it is now possible to come and meet cats at the centre, appointments are made outside of our regular veterinary clinic opening hours i.e evenings or weekends and visitors must wear face coverings, sanitise hands and maintain social distancing. Alternatively we can provide photos and short video's of our cats and discuss them in more depth, in which case if you wish to go ahead we deliver the cats / kittens to your home as a door step handover. Adoption paperwork is completed as far as possible in advance over the phone. You then adopt the cats or kittens on a trial adoption basis. Despite this being a new and unusual way to adopt cats we have so far found that adoptions are successful.
We are prioritising homes that are local to our centres. Lewisham Branch Homing catchment area: All SE London and BR (Bromley) postcodes. Also N.Kent (Welling, Bexley, Sidcup, Swanley, Dartford), Croydon and SW London (SW8, SW9, SW2, SW11, SW4, SW12, SW16) If you can offer a home to a 'harder to rehome' cat we will consider homes outside our usual rehoming areas.