Sweetie was taken in early this year by a family after she turned up stray and hungry in their garden, they continued looking after her whilst looking for her owner and continued to care for her once the coronavirus situation began. They had a toddler in the family and there was an unfortunate incident when their child who was used to being able to cuddle their three other cats attempted to give Sweetie a hug and Sweetie bit the childs hand. The family asked us to find Sweetie a more suitable home without young children. When they brought Sweetie to us we discovered that she was microchipped, we contacted her registered owners however they told us that they had given her away earier this year and didnt want her and had no contact details for the people they gave her to.
Sweetie is 4 years old, our vets are going to neuter her and then she will be ready for a new home. Sweetie is a friendly cat with adults and is seeking an adult home with a garden.
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.