Oedipus came into our care after his elderly owner had been taken into hospital and could no longer care for him. He was in quite poor condition, underweight and suffering with bad teeth. He had been left for a week with no food prior to coming to us and it seems that he was regularly forgotten about.
He is a really friendly cat who deserves a loving new home where he will be well cared for. Our vets have neutered him and carried out much needed dental work and he is gaining weight. We estimate him to be about 12 years old.
A home with a garden is sought.
UPDATE 3rd August: Oedipus has been diagnosed with some kidney disease and is now eating a prescription renal food and is doing well. We now think that he may be a little older than we originally thought so now estimating him to be about 12 years old. We will continue to assist with providing veterinary care for Oedipus kidney issues under our Long Term Foster Scheme via our Lewisham clinic.
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.