Blue is a 5 year old male cat. Blue originally lived with a woman who lived in a flat and bought him as a kitten, she pampered him with toys and treats and he was treated like a baby and was very spolit. The lady also had some mental health challenges which Blue picked up on, growing up and living in this environment with just one person and never going out affected Blue. He started to develop a kind of seperation anxiety if she wasn't there and would fly into a rage or if he wanted a treat or a toy, he goes 'crazy' for Dreamies and these must be avoided as they over stimulate him. In the end although she loved Blue she could not cope with his outbursts and we had to collect him from her home when he was two years old.
After 4 months in the cattery Blue appeared to have calmed down and was adopted again by an adult home who had Blue for around 18 months before something suddenly triggered an outburst and he bit and scratched one of his owners quite badly. Now afraid of Blue they decided to return him to us. Since coming back into the centre Blue has displayed his temper a few times by making a lot of noise usually when he has wanted food or a toy. He is obviously a bit bored as well at the centre but did need some time to calm down again. Accommodated in one of our outdoor cattery pens there is lots for him to see but he needs space and a home.
We are seeking a very special home for Blue who can cope with any mis-behaviour. We are ideally seeking a rural home this time, or a home with a large garden. Blue is very intelligent and needs space so that he is not over stimulated but also as a young energetic cat space so that he can roam and explore and fulfil his curiosity and not feel bored or frustrated by being too confined. We would even consider a home where he starts off outdoors - i.e a semi-feral home, as well as a more regular home where he can go in and out through a cat flap. Blue seems to be fine with other cats. An experienced adult home is essential.
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.