Frank is a friendly 5 year old cat. Frank was brought to our vet clinic unwell, he was very constipated and require several enemas to unblock him. Our vets diagnosed a mega colon which is where the cats colon or large intestine becomes abnormally enlarged, this then becomes full of faeces. Frank is now being fed on a high fibre prescription diet and also has a dose of a laxative (lactulose) in his food every day to help keep his soften his stools. Unfortunately his owners decided that they didn't want him back.
Frank is a friendly laid back cat who would like a home with a garden. he likes sleeping on his back totally relaxed with his legs in the air!
He will need to be kept an eye on to watch that he doesn't become so severely constipated again in future and will need to continue to be fed his special food and lactulose. We will continue to assist with Franks future health care by providing any veterinary treatment related to mega colon issues in future should they arise, this will need to be at our London veterinary clinics, we would expect his new owners to take on responsibility for the rest of his health care either by taking out pet insurance and using a private vet or paying our low cost fees at one of our London clinics.
Frank has previously been used to a 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.