Flower was left in the waiting room at our Lewisham Veterinary clinic. A woman brought her in and told reception that she could no longer keep her cat, she said the cat was unwell and then left the cat in reception and swiftly left the waiting room.
When we examined the cat we realised that she wass very poorly and had clearly had a lot of very recent veterinary investigation. She had shaved patches on her side abdomen, neck and leg indicating blood tests, having been given intravenous fluids and having had a scan.
After an appeal on Facebook her owner did get in touch and explained that she had run up a large vets bill at a private vets, had no money left and didn't knolw what to do. We offered to help with veterinary care so that she could keep 3 year old Flower but she said she couldn't cope with her.
Flower has non-regenerative anaemia and requires long term treatment with steroids (tablet in food every day). We will continue to provide Flowers veterinary care for this condition under our Long Term Foster Scheme via our Lewisham Veterinary clinic.
Flower requires an indoor only home. Flower is a very friendly cat with people but does not like other cats and will need to be the only cat in her new home.
UPDATE 19th Jan: Unfortunately Flower has been experiencing some health issues and cannot leave our care at the moment.
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION - UPDATED 23rd MARCH 2020
HOMING CENTRES: Cat Adoptions.
Following Government Guidance our Homing Centres are now closed for cat adoptions until further notice.
The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff. 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 Lists, details can be found here: https://www.celiahammond.org/index.php/2015-02-05-15-54-51/support-us-online
Please note: We do carry out a pre-adoption home visit. This is an informal visit that takes place in your home. We provide any advice you may need about caring for and settling in new cats or kittens – incl health care, feeding, holiday arrangements, dangers in your home etc. We also look at the location of your home to assess for hazards such as easy access to busy roads or for indoor-only homes to advise on making windows or balconies safe. Our cats have varied temperaments and needs so we also discuss what ‘sort’ of cats would be suitable for you, your family, your lifestyle and your home. Once a successful home visit has been carried out you will be invited back by appointment to meet suitable cats either at our Rescue centre or at our local foster homes and choose your new feline companion(s). If you are interested in offering a home to one or more of our cats you are welcome to visit one of our Adoption Open Days prior to having a ho