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"Mother cat" was previously neutered and returned as a stray mother cat about 10 years ago.  The people feeding her and her relatives contacted us earlier this year because she was looking unwell. 

We brought her in a found that she had mammary tumours and a thick nasal discharge.   Our vets have operated to remove the mammary tumours which were malignant.  The chances are that cancer will recur in the next 9 -12 months. Her nasal discharge was found to be caused by a bacterial infection which has been treated but she does still get a slight discharge whichneeds to be bathed and wiped away a couple of times a day but this is improving. 

Mothercat is easily handled and is happy to have her head stroked but is not keen on full body strokes.  She is good with other cats and is seeking a safe rescue minded indoor home. CHAT will continue to provide her veterinary care under our Long Term Foster Scheme. 

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.