MAY 21ST 2021: IMPORTANT NOTICE RE OUR WEBSITE - Unfortunately we are experiencing some technical difficulties with our website which is affecting some of our webpages. Our webhost is working on this but for the next few days some of our pages contain outdated information. Our Animals Seeking Homes pages are unaffected but home page, news, vet clinic and jobs pages are not displaying or are showing very outdated information. We are in the process of changing to a new website and all should be correct again later next week.
Featured here are some of the animals in our care who really deserve a new, loving home.
The majority of our animals that are suitable for domestic homes are featured here - we also have many feral cats seeking mainly rural outdoor homes.
As an animal charity with a non-destruction policy our rescue centre is almost always full to capacity so we often do have exactly the cats or kittens that people may be seeking. However some of our cats and kittens do require adopters to be a little more 'openminded' or 'rescue minded' and to consider giving our 'harder to home' or even just our less popular colour cats and kittens a chance!
More information about giving a home to one or more of our cats can be found on our Homing FAQ's page: http://www.celiahammond.org/index.php/faqs/homing-a-cat
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION and cat adoptions.
UPDATE 11th May 2021: With the easing of lockdown restrictions we are now beginning to allow adopters who have had a successful home assessment to come and meet suitable cats prior to adoption - this will be by appointment only and Covid safe measures will be in place. Matching cats to new homes using video clips of staff interacting with cats will still continue to be an option but actual meetings will be helpful particularly with our more challenging temperament cats.
Foster homes: We do use short term foster homes but our main need is during kitten season for mother cats and litters of kittens (March to late Autumn) For other adult cats these will usually be our harder to home more challenging cats. Due to the demand to adopt friendly cats we do not need foster homes for friendly 'easy to home' cats. We do need foster homes to be local to our Lewisham centre. We have received a lot of offers of help with fostering cats during the pandemic but currently only have a very limited number of cats that are suitable for fostering.
The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff. Unfortunately we cannot take on new volunteers at the moment. If you wish to support us in the care of our cats please do so by sending donations of cat food via our Amazon Wish List : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/NH7XY66SFO89/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
Lewisham Branch usual Homing catchment area: All SE London postcodes - with the exception of SE1 - if you live in SE1 please call us to discuss before attending an Open Day. All 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.