Helen and Earl are shy 4 month old siblings. We were called to rescue a litter of sick kittens from near Heathrow after the people feeding the stray cats in their back gardens could not find any other charity willing to help. Normally we would not travel so far but when we saw the photos of Helen and Earl and their siblings we were shocked at the state of them and had to help. They were suffering with really badly neglected cat flu and as a consequence of lack of treatment Helen and Earl had suffered secondary eye infections which had led to each kitten have one eye so severely infected and ulcerated that the eye had burst. There was no alternative for our vets but to remove the affected eye from each kitten.
We have also ended up taking in 18 of their relatives and are still rounding up the last few.
Helen and Earl are shy but can be stroked and are responding to our efforts to befriend them.
They are seeking a new home together. We would consider an indoor only home or a home with eventual access to a garden but in a very safe location for them.
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.