Fay and her three sons were rescued after being abandoned outside a housing office in Brixton. Fay and one kitten were rescued by a member of the public and taken to a local vets for safety but the other two kittens ran into a locked storage garage and hid up on top of pipe work, our rescue staff had to attend and rescue them.
Our vets are neutering and microchipping this family so they will soon be ready for new homes.
UPDATE 21st AUGUST: This mother cat and her kittens are still very shy.
UPDATE 25th SEPT: We have had a breakthrough with Fay the mother cat as she has now decided that humans are actually okay and has revealed herself to be a tame cat enjoy being stroked and rewarding us with a purr. The boys are still shy but have become more inquisitive so we will see what happens in the next few weeks.
CAT ADOPTIONS: The coronavirus pandemic did mean that we have had to alter our usual homing procedures. We are now in the process of returning to 'normal' but this will take some time. Home Assessments: 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. During the pandemic we 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. We are continuing with the option of an initial video call home visits or an actual home visits.
Following a successful home assessment you are then welcome to come and meet suitable cats by appointment. For homes who initially had a video call we are delivering cats to their new homes to ensure are settled in with you and any further advice required is provided.
We are continuing to prioritise homes that are local to our centres - except for feral/ outdoor cats. 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.