Mavis was found in a garden in Path Close Thamesmead. She is an older female cat, thin and has a lump under one of her front legs which needs investigating. Unfortunately Mavis as we have named her is not microchipped and attempts to trace an owner have proved unsuccessful.
Update 18th Sept: Mavis has had surgery to remove the lump which involved her mammary glands, a biopsy has confirmed that this was a malignant mammary tumour. Mavis will also be having surgery to remove her remaining mammary glands as well to attempt to prevent any recurrance.
Mavis has recovered well from her first surgery, has gained weight and looks like a different cat to the very thin little cat who arrived in our care.
We are seeking a new home for Mavis, she is a friendly cat who would ideally like a quiet adult home with a garden. CHAT will continue to provide any further treatment under our Long Term Foster Scheme via our veterinary clinics that may be required relating to cancer should it recurr.
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.