Bobbi a stray female cat is in our care with her newborn litter of 6 kittens - born 5th May.
We were contacted by a member of the public who had been feeding Bobbi a nervous stray female cat for months in her garden. She had managed to catch Bobbi and take her to a vets to be checked for a microchip - she didn't have one but the lady was also given the news that Bobbi was heavily pregnant.
Unable to cope with looking after a litter of kittens but also not wanting to leave Bobby outside she contacted us for help. We collected Bobby and two days later she gave birth to six kittens.
Initially shy Bobbi is now relaxing a bit and must have once been someone's pet.
This family will be ready for new homes from the first week of July, we are looking to rehome kittens in pairs and mum with two kittens. They will be available to meet and reserve from around six weeks old - mid June.
UPDATE 3rd AUGUST: Both pairs of white kittens now have new homes. Ideally Bobbi is seeking a new home with her two remaining kittens - a white/ ginger boy and a white/ tortie girl.
CAT ADOPTIONS: The coronavirus pandemic did mean that we have had to alter our usual homing procedures. We are now in the process of returning to 'normal' but this will take some time. Home Assessments: 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. During the pandemic we 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. We are continuing with the option of an initial video call home visits or an actual home visits.
Following a successful home assessment you are then welcome to come and meet suitable cats by appointment. For homes who initially had a video call we are delivering cats to their new homes to ensure are settled in with you and any further advice required is provided.
We are continuing to prioritise homes that are local to our centres - except for feral/ outdoor cats. 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.