Meeka is a friendly 16 year old female cat. She came into our care after her owner went to prison. She arrived in very neglected condition and had matted fur, dental disease and is now being treated for an overactive thyroid. Our vets have carried out dental work and groomed her. Blood tests have also shown early kidney disease. Despite her ailments Meeka is a happy cat who is thriving on some TLC.
We did find a lovely new home for Meeka but sadly one of her new owners had an unexpected allergic reaction to her and she had to be returned two days later. They did tell us that "She is lovely, she loves people and will follow you around and ask to sit on your lap. And despite her small and frail size she is not timid and very friendly. She would like a calm home with people around to sit on and make a fuss about her. She is well behaved and takes her medicine very well. She does seem to have problems eating without getting food on her face and isn't able to always thoroughly groom herself afterwards, so I've found stroking her with a pet wipe helps to clean her up. "
Meeka is seeking a new home under our Long Term Foster scheme whereby we will continue to provide her veterinary care for her thyroid and kidney disease via our London vet clinics.
Meeka has previously lived as an indoor only cat and is seeking an indoor only home.
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.