Smokey came into our care early June, she was heavily pregnant and gave birth within a couple of hours of arriving at our Lewisham veterinary clinic. Her owner had moved abroad and given her to a friend two days previously but her friend was not in a position to keep Smokey long term.
They have been cared for in one of our volunteer foster homes. Two pairs of kittens have now found new homes, Smokey is still seeking a new home with her last kitten Periwinkle (Black female).
"Smokey : Smokey is a very friendly cat who meows at us for attention and food. She’s happy to be held like a baby and we know that she’ll quickly become a lap cat. She’s very relaxed around all of her kittens but is closest with Periwinkle. What she really wants is someone who has the time to give her the affection that she craves.
Periwinkle (female black) Periwinkle is the smallest of the litter and is a little shy. She’s also the most attached to their mum out of the kittens which is why it would be best if Smokey went with her. "
More information about adopting our cats and why rehome kittens in pairs can be found here: https://www.celiahammond.org/index.php/faqs/homing-a-cat
The coronavirus pandemic did mean that we have altered 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.
Following a successful home assessment we can make an appointment for you to come and meet our cats.
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.