Cara is an approximately 13 year old shy female cat. Cara was rehomed by us as a semi-feral cat about 12 years ago to a stables. Early this year Cara's owners noticed that she was losing weight and had an upset stomach. We brought her in for a health check but our vets have been unable to find anything wrong with her except that she is a bit frail and quite skinny. Her stomach issues have resolved and she is eating normal cat food and has gained some weight. We and her owners are a little concerned about having her back on the busy stable yard as she is a very petite cat and is a bit frail and we are concerned for her safety.
Cara is shy but can be stroked once you get to know her, she is also quite comfortable sitting close to people. We are seeking a quiet retirement home for Cara somewhere where she can be comfortable and safe, she is not an energetic or adventurous cat and an indoor home would provide her with the safety she needs. Cara is used to living with other cats and also with dogs. She requires a rescue minded experienced adult home who can just let her be, she would need to live with other cats. (We do have several others cats with similar needs) We would continue to provide her veterinary care if required via our Lewisham clinic under our Long Term Foster Scheme.
UPDATE 20th MAY: GOOD NEWS CARA HAS A NEW HOME TO GO TO!
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION and cat adoptions.
Following Government Guidance our Homing Centres are closed to visitors but we are able to rescue and rehome cats whilst following regulations.
The coronavirus pandemic does mean that we have had to alter 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 a physical 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 visit we now match cats and homes, you cannot visit cats or kittens in the rescue centre or our foster homes, instead we can provide photos and short video's of the cats and discuss them in more depth. If you wish to go ahead we deliver the cats / kittens to your home as a door step handover. Adoption paperwork is completed as far as possible in advance over the phone. You then adopt the cats or kittens on a trial adoption basis. Despite this being a new and unusual way to adopt cats we have so far found that adoptions are successful.
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.