New Arrivals: We were called to assist with cats at a home where breeding had got out of control. Three cats have been neutered and returned to their owner and 15 young cats have been brought in to the centre to seek new homes. These cats are understandably a little wary as they are new arrivals but are friendly young cats. They have been used to an adult home with a garden, they have also shared their home with a dog.
They are seeking new homes in pairs (and one trio), homes with gardens are required and they will suit adult homes.
Buster - black 1 year short haired male, Chucky - ginger 5 months shorthaired male, Ebony - tabby/white 1 year short haired female, Lynn - brindle tortie 5 months short haired female, Needles - tabby/white 1 year short haired male, Nickle - ginger 5 months short hair, Ninger - ginger 5 months short hair male, Penelope - tortie/white 2 1/2 years short haired female, Ralph - ginger/white 5 months short haired male, Todd - tabby/white 1 year short haired male, Tripod - ginger/white 9 months shorthaired male.
UPDATE 9th Nov: Three pairs of these cats have now found a new home. The remaining cats are still quite shy and might benefit from another 2-3 weeks of settling down and getting more used to people before going to new homes.
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.
Following a successful home assessment we match cats and homes and will suggest suitable cats to you. 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.