Minnie came into our care as an emergency and we collected her from a hotel in South West London after her owner had been evicted. Minnie's owner wouldn't leave her cat at property after she was evicted, so they took her to the hotel over night, but were unable to keep her at the hotel for fear that the staff would find out and they would be thrown out of hotel too.
Poor Minnie and her owner were both very distressed, Minnie was so frightened that she had bitten her owner during the move.
Minnie's owner told us that she found Minnie in her garden 5 years previously and had since kept her indoor only as she was unneutered.
Our vets have neutered Minnie and she is now seeking a calm adult home. We estimate that Minnie is approx 7 years old.
Minnie's owner told us that Minnie is timid and shy, and prefers women to men but Minnie is very affectionate once she gets to know you.
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.