CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION and cat adoptions.
Following Government Guidance our Homing Centres are closed to visitors.
UPDATE 6th JAN: Since the pandemic began we have been receiving a very high level of enquiries about adopting cats at all our centres - particularly for friendly cats and kittens. At Lewisham we do currently have plenty of cats from 5-6 months old up to elderly cats needing homes but many are ex strays and most are slightly shy. We currently also have a lot of feral and semi-feral adult cats in our care who require rural outdoor homes such as at farms and stables.
Like everyone we are experiencing challenges continuing to run our rescue and homing service and care for the cats in the centre. We are running with a reduced team and staff and volunteers because of the need to function in a covid safe way and the impact of the need for staff to isolate at times. We are trying to respond to enquiries as fast we can and ask that you help us to make this process smoother.....
Foster homes: We do use short term foster homes but our main need is during kitten season for mother cats and litters of kittens (March to late Autumn) For other adult cats these will usually be our harder to home more challenging cats. Due to the demand to adopt friendly cats we do not need foster homes for friendly 'easy to home' cats. We do need foster homes to be local to our Lewisham centre. We have received a lot of offers of help with fostering cats during the pandemic but currently only have a very limited number of cats that are suitable for fostering.
Our Homing Centres are currently closed to visitors.
Cat Adoptions: As our cats are rescued we do assess homes and have an adoption process so that we can feel reassured that cats are being well matched to their new homes and that they are going to good homes.
Following a successful video home assessment we are matching cats to new homes and can share photos and videos of the cats but unfortunately it is not possible to come and meet them at the moment. We are registering interest and conducting home assessments via video calls on
The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff. Unfortunately we cannot take on new volunteers at the moment. If you wish to support us in the care of our cats please do so by sending donations of cat food via our Amazon Wish List : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/NH7XY66SFO89/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
More information about our homing policies including rehoming kittens in pairs can be found here: https://www.celiahammond.org/index.php/faqs/homing-a-cat