New Arrival: Jack is an approx 5 year old very friendly black/white ex stray male cat who has been feeding with a colony of stray and feral cats in SE1. We are neutering and returing the adult feral cats who will continue to be fed by residents but as Jack is tame and has clearly once been a pet cat we are seeking a new home for him. He is a friendly, chatty cat who is fine with other cats and would like a new 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 our usual 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. Or alternatively where possible we can carry out a socially distanced meeting in your garden.
Following a successful home assessment we match cats and homes and will suggest suitable cats to you. For 'harder to home' cats it is now possible to come and meet cats at the centre, appointments are made outside of our regular veterinary clinic opening hours i.e evenings or weekends and visitors must wear face coverings, sanitise hands and maintain social distancing. Alternatively we can provide photos and short video's of our cats and discuss them in more depth, in which case 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.