One of our volunteers came across a woman with a cat carrier containing two cats and five very young kittens, she was trying to hand them out to anyone who would take them outside a block of flats. When spoken to she said she could not care for them, she then said she was going to leave them for people to take and she placed the box by some bushes and walked away.
Our volunteer called us for help and brought the cats and kittens straight to us. The kittens were all riddled with fleas and worms and underweight, they have all been treated and now a month later are doing well and will soon be ready for new homes.
UPDATE 28th JAN: Willow and Wanda are still in need of a new home, as are Petra and Daz who are now 16 weeks old. The family are seeking new homes as two pairs.
UPDATE 26th FEB: This family are still in need of new homes and could be rehomed as two pairs in any combination. We think they are being overlooked because they are in a foster home rather than in the centre, it would be nice to rehome them directly from their foster home but if this is not possible then we will bring them into the centre.
Because our cats are rescued we do like to meet potential adopters this can either be at your home (home visit) or via a video call e.g WhatsApp this is 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.
Following a successful home assessment we can make an appointment for you to come and meet our cats.
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.
Our reception is also now open every Saturday and Sunday afternoon between 1p.m and 5p.m for prospective adopters to come and have an initial chat with our Homing staff and volunteers about adopting our cats and meet a few cats prior to a home assessment. Celia Hammond Animal Trust 233-235, Lewisham Way, London SE4 1UY - please use the vet clinic entrance. Thank you