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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 24th Oct 2014

Adopting a cat is an immensely rewarding experience and you can really make a difference. Here are a few of the kitties we are lucky to have at Catcuddles. Check out our feline friends that are ready and raring to go!

Masia

7 year old Masia is a very pretty girl who is being rehomed due to a change in circumstances, her family have moved to a property without a garden and she is not enjoying being an indoor kitty. She is a natural hunter and loves hiding and pouncing in the garden. She is a very healthy and active cat who needs great outdoor space to play in.
As a very independent cat she is ideal for people who have to go out to work in the day - Masia is really happy in her own company and doesn't really want to share her space with other cats.
She will love to spend her days relaxing on the windowsill watching the world go by and taking a stroll in the garden. She is slightly lacking in confidence and does get spooked by loud noises and is wary of new people to begin with. Maisa's new owners will need to spend a lot of time interacting with her through play in order to gain her trust. Once she knows you she is likely to enjoy sitting next to you and getting strokes and fuss.
We are looking for a home where there is someone to spend time with her every evening and at the weekends, Masia would not like to be around young children or other pets.
She enjoys human company and will become your best friend so long as you give her love when she wants it and space when she needs it.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Solo cat
  • Street savvy

Paris

Paris is 8 years old, she was brought in with her sister but as they do not get along we would like to re-home them separately as solo cats.

Paris is certainly the more outgoing, she enjoys exploring and seeking out adventures but she is still calm and placid.

Paris is very friendly and will make a brilliant companion to her new human friends. She has an inquisitive nature and enjoys exploring and playing with her toys. She also has bucket loads of energy and dashes about looking for fun. She will not mind if you go out to work - so is ideal for a professional couple, as long as you have plenty of time in the evenings and weekends to spend with them.

Paris is not necessarily a lap cat but she does enjoy sitting right next to you and being stroked and fussed - although Paris is likely to be off exploring after about ten minutes! Paris will certainly need a safe garden to explore and will be homed to an adult only household.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Shy
  • Ideal first cat

Mouchie & Kittens

Mouchie is a very young cat - just over a year old- and was found with her semi feral kittens. She is a shy and cautious girl who will need someone experienced to help her come out of her shell.

She clearly has a gentle and loving nature but is lacking in confidence so needs someone with plenty of time to engage her in play and teach her to accept cuddles and attention.

You will need to be experienced with shy cats and be able to offer great outdoor space. We are looking for an adult only forever home where she can be the centre of attention as a solo kitty.

Mouchie will grow in confidence very quickly in the right home - all she needs is love, patience and a great routine. It won't be long before you reap the rewards of adopting a shy cat.

The kittens, Tolstoy, Twaine (girl), Thackeray, Tolliver, Turpina (girl) and Titan, are also making slow progress and would love a home of their own. They are being socialised by our volunteers and are beginning to accept our affection during 'cuddle time.' They also love playing which is a great way to bond.

They have been joined by best friend Melville the ginger kitten, who loves their company and is a very sweet, timid boy looking for a patient and loving owner.

Raising kittens is hard work so if you have the time and patience then please get in touch with our adoptions team to discuss adopting these very deserving kittens.



 

    Tolliver & Turpina

    Mouchie's kittens have spent time with a very experienced fostering volunteer who has done an amazing job in socialising them. These precious babies were born outside in a garden and received no human contact in the formative, first weeks of life. They arrived at Catcuddles semi feral but with a lot of love and perseverance Tolliver and his sister are now ready for adoption. They are both friendly and learning how to trust humans. They enjoy their strokes and cuddle time and have a very loud purr.
    They will need a loving and understanding home with patient and experienced owners. They will be shy and timid and may even hiss when they first move in but time, patience and positive reinforcement with treats is all that is needed for them to do really well and become affectionate cats.
    Experienced adopters only, these two must be rehomed together in an adult only household where they can be the only pets in a home with a good daily routine.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Shy
    • For experienced homes
    • Street savvy

    Titan

    Mouchie's kittens have spent time with a very experienced fostering volunteer who has done an amazing job in socializing them. These precious babies were born outside in a garden and received no human contact in the formative, first weeks of life. Titan is a very special little boy who has the potential to be a super affectionate, friendly boy. He is still quite shy but is accepting of cuddles and strokes.
    He will need a loving and understanding home with patient and experienced owners. He will be shy and timid and may even hiss when he first moves in but time, patience and positive reinforcement with treats is all that is needed for him to do really well and become your best friend.
    Experienced adopters only, Titan needs and adult only household with a good daily routine. He would make a god companion to an existing pet.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Shy
    • For experienced homes
    • Good with cats
    • Good with dogs
    • Street savvy

    Augusta

    Augusta is just over a year old, was literally dumped on our doorstep on August 1st (pre-CCTV days) and is a very sweet active attention-seeking girl. She is looking for a forever home where she can enjoy lots of playing and cuddling.

    She'd be well suited to families with children over 8 years old, but should be a solo cat. Augusta was skin and bone when she joined us and we discovered had a sensitive tummy for the first couple of months so was on a special diet and meals little-and-often. She is now getting normal sensitivity food and three meals a day and is absolutely fine with it. She is still eating like its her last meal, bless her, but as she realises she will never go hungry again this will disappear too.

    Augusta is a really sweet natured little cat who loves human company and is just ready and waiting to be your new best friend. She deserves it and we think her elusive forever home is long overdue!



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Good with children

    Jelly

    Jelly is just two years old and a real black beauty. She has been a well cared for family pet but has arrived at CatCuddles following a change in circumstances, she is looking for her forever home as a solo cat with her own garden.

    Jelly would do well in an adult-only household or one with sensible older children. Jelly may well be shy at first but once she gets to know you will become very bonded and affectionate. She loves to divide her time between the warmth and comfort of the indoor life and an adventure outside so she will need access to a safe garden or garden network.

    Gentle and precious - Jelly is bound to bring a lot of love to her new humans. You will need to be patient and consistent with her to help the transition run smoothly.



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Good with cats

    Josie & Lulu

    14 year old Josie and Lulu are being very reluctantly rehomed as their family is emigrating. They are a British Blue mix breed which is described as "a low octane breed". Josie and Lulu are the epitome of this! They love nothing more than dozing most of the day, watching the world go by, eating a bit, and being calm company to an indoor only human or couple. They have always been indoor cats.

    These beauties have never been around other animals and probably wouldn't appreciate an introduction at this stage. They are not particularly playful and have not been interested in cat toys or treats. However, a bit of foil or a sweet wrapper might keep them entertained for a few minutes!

    Josie is a beautiful grey silver tabby and is the larger sister. She is the more inquisitive and adventurous of the two and is more likely to interact with people. However, she needs to be able take her own time and not be rushed into engaging. When she has accepted you she is the most loving and affectionate cat.

    Josie is the grey blue tabby and a few years ago it was discovered she has a mild heart murmur. This has never caused any issues but is something the vet checks on when she goes in for her annual check.

    Lulu is all grey (blue) and slightly smaller than her sister. She is quite reserved and just as sweet. Again she will come out and engage in her own time but prefers a calm, relaxed household. Lulu will generally sleep away in a bedroom but when she does want some attention you'll know about it! Once settled Lulu is as loving and affectionate as her sister.

    In 2013 Lulu was diagnosed with an overactive thyroid which is being controlled by a daily tablet which she takes easily, either straight in or inside a yummy bite-size treat such as tuna.

    These two are looking for a home together as they have never been apart and seek each other out for comfort. Patience and love is what they thrive on and will give just as much back once in their forever home. If they sound like the cats for you, wait until you meet them!



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Shy
    • Ideal first cat
    • Indoor only

    Puddington

    15 year old Puddington is seeking a wonderful retirement home. He is a lovely, calm, mellow boy who is never happier than when he is curled up in a comfy spot. He is a boy of simple tastes - a warm place to sleep, regular meals and a good cuddle is enough to make him happy.
    Despite his age he is in excellent health and is still nimble and sleek - he loves playing with his toys. He can only have wet food as he has previously had treatment for a urinary blockage.
    Once Puddington gets to know you he will be a loving and loyal friend to you but he isn't fond of visitors he doesn't know and might hide initially when you have friends over.
    Puddington needs a safe, indoor home and an adult only family to give him a great daily routine and a retirement where he can be loved and cherished as any soppy senior boy should be!



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Angus (brother of Donald and Sponge)

    Angus is a beautiful 18 week old kitten. He can be shy when you first meet him, but once he knows and trusts you he is extremely affectionate and simply adores a stroke and a cuddle. He is a purring machine, and will happily sit on your lap for strokes. He loves human interaction, and of course, as with all kittens, he loves playing!

    Angus would need to go to an adult only home or a home with older children only as he may be intimidated by younger children or babies. He would also need access to a secure garden in a quiet area,

    He would ideally like to go to a home where he will have another cat to play with and cuddle up with, or alternatively to be homed with either his brother or sister (Donald or Sponge).



     
    • Good with dogs
    • Good with cats
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    Donald and Sponge (brother and sister of Angus)

    Donald and Sponge are brother and sister and are 18 weeks old. Donald (black kitten on left) is the more confident of the two and once he knows and trusts you he loves to be stroked and cuddled and loves to purr! He has lots of energy and loves to run around playing with his siblings and all his toys.

    Sponge (black and white long haired kitten on right) is the shyer of the two and will take a while longer to trust you. She is very good at being picked up, but you will need to earn her trust before she will proactively approach you for strokes. She is a very sweet and gentle little girl, and because of her beautiful long hair she will need regular brushing.

    Ideally we would like to home Donald and Sponge together (or one of them alongside their brother Angus), or to a home that had another cat for them to play with and cuddle up to.

    They will need to go to an adult only home (especially Sponge) and will need access to a safe garden in a quiet area.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Shy
    • For experienced homes
    • Good with cats
    • Good with dogs

    Ginger Prince

    The Ginger Prince is currently a stray in the Brockley area and is currently being kindly being fed and sheltered by a local supporter of the charity.

    He loves to be out and about having adventures during the day, but is looking for a warm and safe place where he can have cuddles and lay his head for the night. This prince is great therefore for anyone working full time, with outdoor space and worried about leaving a cat during the day as he is happy to entertain himself!

    He is currently a little shy towards people he doesn't know but is happy to be picked up and fussed once he has got to know you.

    We are looking for an experienced cat owner who can give this prince the love, patience and time he needs and provide this special man the forever home he deserves.


    We are always fundraising so we can rescue more abandoned cats - each one costs us in excess of ?150 in vet care, and upkeep so even if you cannot offer him a home, a small donation will help with our street cat work.



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Shy
    • Good with cats
    • Street savvy

    Baby Henry

    Three year old Henry became increasingly unhappy in his current home since the addition of a human baby and has begun spending more and more time away from the house.
    He is a loving, friendly, sociable cat who loves strokes, attention and interaction with his humans. He also enjoys drinking water from running taps and will often sit in the sink waiting for you to turn it on! Henry's greatest love is the great outdoors and he adores his daily adventures. He has been getting into a lot of catfights recently, one of which resulted in him having an infected toe (thus the collar!). For this reason we don't want Henry to be roaming too far from home so we are looking for a forever home with a large garden and owners who would be willing to keep him "entertained" indoors for a good couple of months before giving access to the outdoors.
    He is a very independent boy who will be well suited to people who have to work during the day. This boy still hasn't found what he is looking for... but perhaps you could help!



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Street savvy

    Mila

    Gorgeous 5 year old Mila is a very deserving girl who will be joining us at Catcuddles shortly, or as soon as we have some promising interest for her. She has become increasingly unhappy in her current home as there are frequent visitors and also a lot of cats in the neighbourhood. Mila is initially quite mistrusting and takes a long time to accept new people so we are looking for a very quiet, calm home with a strong daily routine.

    Once she knows you, Mila will for a loving and affectionate bond with you, she would suit a single person or a couple but will need to be in a home without children now or in the future. She will certainly have to be a solo princess - she deserves undivided attention. She loves to play, particularly chasing games - which is great as you'll be able to bond with her quickly with regular playtime.

    We are looking for someone with experience who can offer patience and love to a cat who is unhappy with stress and comings and goings in life, she just needs a very calm, quiet home to relax in. Access to outside space is important but it could be a large terrace, although a small garden is ideal.



     
    • Shy
    • For experienced homes
    • Needs daily grooming
    • Solo cat
    • Sociable
    • 2-10 years

    Loki

    Loki has come to us via a keen supporter of Catcuddles who rescued him from the streets of Cairo, Egypt. He was clearly an abandoned pet as when he was found in Cairo he was struggling to survive on his own. He was starving and had also suffered injury to his ears - possibly even abuse as it looks as though they have been cut. The damage to his ears does not require any medical intervention and is only cosmetic.

    Our supporter felt that the best chance of finding a suitable home for Loki was in the UK so she personally fundraised to transport him over here where he was quickly adopted into what she thought would be a forever home. Tragically Loki was not able to stay in that home as he was not accepted by the adopter's existing cats. So after such a devastating time, Loki is now safely at Catcuddles awaiting what we are certain will be his perfect forever home.

    Loki is ten years old and is a great armful of a cat, very gentle and craves human attention. He loves nothing more than cuddles and fuss and is surprisingly quick to trust, given what he has been through. He doesn't interact well with other cats so will certainly need to be a solo cat for life, we also believe he is well suited to a comfortable, spacious indoor home.

    Loki is a quiet, well behaved boy, no mischief, no jumping around and knocking things over! He's great with humans and just craves human attention and is very affectionate and likes to snuggle up close. Loki is in great health and has recently had a full dental. All he needs now is a loving home. Please come and visit Loki soon!



     
    • Indoor only
    • Solo cat
    • Ideal first cat
    • Sociable
    • Senior 10+

    Amber

    Amber has arrived at Catcuddles via a string of unsuitable homes. She was rescued and brought to us by a keen supporter of Catcuddles. Amber was born on the street of Cairo, Egypt where a young girl tried to keep her as a pet - her father would not allow it and gave the kitten to an animal shelter. This Egyptian shelter turned out to be poorly run and the future looked bleak for Amber. She is one of the lucky few animals to survive that shelter as she was starved and denied water for weeks before being rescued. Thankfully said shelter has now been closed.

    When our supporter rescued Amber she was in a poor physical and mental state but has now been nursed back to full health and seems no worse for her tragic experiences. Our kindly supporter fundraised in order to bring Amber to the UK where she would be more likely to find a forever home. She was then homed alongside Loki to an English family but the resident cats would not accept the new additions so Amber has now arrived at Catcuddles where we are certain to find her a home which is nothing short of 100% perfect!

    Calico girl, Amber is about 10 months old and stunning, inside and out. She is very playful and loves to run around either hunting her toys or playing with other cats, she's a tough cookie and does enjoy some rough and tumble with her friends. She will need to be homed as a companion to an equally high energy young cat. Amber is bold and confident and will certainly intimidate shy, quiet or senior cats. Too young to be a lap cat, she does enjoy sitting next to her humans during her quitter moments.

    Amber would be a good addition to a busy family and would live with older children well. It'd be great if there was someone home part of the day to spend time with her and she should certainly have access to a very safe back garden.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Good with cats
    • Good with dogs
    • Good with children

    Oscar

    Action hero, Oscar has had an eventful first year to his little life. He was rescued from the streets of Kennington when he seemed to appear from no-where demanding fuss and attention. Our guess is that he was acquired as a baby kitten but then abandoned once he started to get older and more energetic. The family who took him in couldn't keep him but thankfully they were friends with one of our volunteers who agreed to foster him.

    1 year old Oscar is full of energy and charm and loves rough play but also enjoys being petted when he can make time for it! He's a champion nose kisser too. He will be homed to someone experienced with cats as he is not a starter cat. He is also not suitable for children as he can be over stimulated easily and occasionally swipe when he has had too much fuss. An experienced cat lover would see though this and realise it's nothing to worry about!

    Oscar does seem to enjoy the company of his human friend more than feline friends so should probably be a solo prince, he would do really well in a busy household, perhaps with teenage or adult children. He will also need excellent outdoor space. As an ex-stray he is very street smart and loves to explore.

    A beautiful, friendly boy who deserves nothing but the best from now on! Please contact us today if you would like to meet him.



     
    • Street savvy
    • Solo cat
    • For experienced homes
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    White Paws

    Three year old White Paws turned up one day at the home of a real cat lover who was distraught by his terrible, emaciated condition. White Paws was taken in, fed and cared for but it soon became apparent he wouldn't be able to stay as the resident cats took an immediate dislike to him.

    White Paws is an adorable boy with a gentle and calm manner. He is a friendly, playful soul who will make a perfect family cat.

    Please contact us if you feel you can offer him a home



     
    • Good with children
    • Good with cats
    • Ideal first cat
    • Sociable
    • 2-10 years

    Peter - the Charlton stray

    At Catcuddles we not only rehome unwanted pets but we do a lot of work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray and abandoned cats. Here is a wonderful senior boy who is being fed by a local supporter of the charity. Peter is due to join us once we have secured some funding and space for him. We have already started on her vet care (neutering, vaccinations, microchipping, flea and worming treatment etc)
    Peter is a friendly stray who is currently being cared for by local supporters in Charlton. He is a lovely gentle senior boy who is calm and gentle through and through. Now the weather is getting colder we are desperate to find him a home before a harsh winter arrives. This sweet soul wants for very little in life, a regular meal and somewhere warm to rest.
    He would be suited to an indoor home as he is likely to be so grateful for some creature comforts that he won't want to leave. All you'll need to offer is a quiet, calm home environment and lots of time for cuddles.
    We are always fundraising so we can rescue more abandoned cats - each one costs us in excess of ?150 in vet care, and upkeep so even if you cannot offer a home, a small donation will help with our continued street cat work.



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Rexy

    9 year old Rexy has been a much loved pet but recently, due to a decline in his owner's health it has become apparent that he needs to be rehomed.
    Rexy is a very friendly boy who once he trusts you will become very vocal - it does seem like he is really talking to you! He likes to be fussed and stroked but when he is in the mood - he will let you know when. He is an adventurous cat who likes a daily trip outside to the garden so he can patrol and keep an eye on his territory.
    He is a fairly independent boy who appreciates his space so will be ideal for professional people who are out all day at work. He'll appreciate a good daily routine with regular play and cuddles in the evening. Rexy should be homed in an adult only home as the only pet.



     
    • Street savvy
    • Ideal first cat
    • Shy
    • Sociable
    • 2-10 years

    Skippy (Reserved)

    Our 17 year old Skippy is an utter delight. Sadly her previous owner has emigrated and not been able to take Skippy with her, so we are looking for a fabulous retirement home for this gentle, loving old lady.
    Skippy adores attention and human company - you can hold her close to you for cuddles and she will purr like a train. She will has as much fuss and attention as you can give and then, may well ask for more! She is so friendly and sociable and a lovely, gentle senior girl.
    She has a very common condition in seniors - hyperthyroidism which is really well managed with daily medication which, if bought through Catcuddles is very inexpensive.
    Skippy is such a deserving girl and she will really transform a house into a home with her loving, gentle manner. She won't mind if you go out to work but you'll need to have plenty of time for her in the evenings and at weekends. Her perfect forever home is a warm, loving, adult only, indoor home where she can be a solo cat and centre of attention.



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Good with cats
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Thomas (Reserved)

    5 year old Thomas was rescued as a stray, by one of our volunteers. Now at Catcuddles he is looking for a loving forever home.
    Thomas is a very large, "athletic" cat, a big, friendly giant! He has bucketloads of personality and is affectionate and easy going. He'll let you know he likes you by touching noses which is terribly sweet and he'll certainly let you know when it is dinner time - that's when you'll hear him miaow! Thomas has a really deep purr and loves to be cuddled and groomed.
    Thomas will need a spacious home where he can have very safe access to the outdoors so he can exercise and stretch his legs. He won't mind if you work during the day - as long as you come home ready for play and cuddles! He could be homed with calm, sensible teenage children.



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • Ideal first cat
    • Good with cats
    • Solo cat
    • Street savvy
    • Good with children

    Flossie (Reserved)

    Flossie is 11 years old and has joined us at Catcuddles after her previous owner passed away. Sadly Flossie did not receive the care she needed in her previous home and after a bout of cat flu was not properly treated she has been left with an occasional mild sniffle (she has now been treated and has no symptoms). The occasional symptom does not cause her any discomfort by the way.

    Flossie is a lovely cat whose character is beginning to come through now, a gentle soul who appears shy at first but becomes a demanding little monster when she knows her next meal is about to be served! Nevertheless she is getting better at receiving attention and cuddles and may evenl let you pick her up for a squashy hug! Once settled she will be a happy next-to-you cat who just wants a loving home to relax in.

    Flossie is looking for an adult-only home and is a happy indoor cat. Even with a garden, we believe she would not venture past the fence as she is not used to being outdoors. She will be a great first cat to a working professional looking for some feline company at the end of a hard day at work.



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Shy
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Carlson (Reserved)

    Three year old Carlson was found by one of our volunteers. He was roaming the streets of Abbey Wood - clearly abandoned and very frightened. After being brought into the warm it became clear that Carlson has a problem with his eyes so we have had this investigated by a specialist ophthalmologist. Carlson has a milky film over his eyes, probably caused by an untreated infection when he was younger. He has extremely limited vision, imagine looking through thick glass bottles. The good news is that there is no need for further treatment, he is not in any pain and he manages perfectly well without clear sight. We've also done blood tests which show he is the picture of health!
    Whoever adopts Carlson will be extremely lucky as this gentle, sweet boy is just perfect - he adores cuddles, belly rubs and sitting on your knee. A friendly, easy going lap cat who loves human interaction.
    Carlson will be homed to a spacious, indoor property with responsible owners who will need to take great care to make sure he can never get outside. He should be a solo cat and would appreciate a very calm household with a strong daily routine. He won't mind if you work all day but you'll need to be able to spend the majority of your evenings and weekends with you as he does love company. As a young indoor boy he will rely on you a lot for exercise, adventure and affection so you must have time for daily play and cuddles!



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • Special needs cat
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Sponsor or Adopt: Molly, our sugar kitty

    15 year old Molly is very precious indeed. She was not adequately cared for by her previous owners and was left with undiagnosed diabetes for some time. She is now on the appropriate wet diabetic food, insulin injections and vet monitoring which is working wonders on her health and mood!

    Molly needs a very special person to bring her home and offer her a safe, loving retirement home. We are looking for a long term option for Molly: either a forever home, or someone who would be willing to offer her a forever foster home with full support and vet care provided by Catcuddles. We are also accepting offers of sponsorship of our gorgeous Molly, as her monthly care bill is a little higher than that of a healthy cat, but hey, nobody's perfect and she is pretty much close to it otherwise!

    Molly has a delightful personality - she is very sweet and friendly and always seeks out attention as soon as we walk in her room. A gentle soul with a lot of love to give, Molly is a "cuddle connoisseur"! She is going to need a home where there is someone is happy to give her twice daily injections with her breakfast and dinner, and a whole lot of love. She is a happy indoor cat and should be a solo cat only by virtue of her diet which should not be compromised with others. To the experienced home, she can actually co-exist happily with other gentle, peace loving pets.

    Please contact our adoptions team if you have any questions about Molly's needs and care. Alternatively if you can offer sponsorship for Molly to support us in keeping her in the way she deserves to, please call us or email evina@catcuddles.org.uk. Molly would love to meet you!



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Sociable
    • Special needs cat
    • Good with cats
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only
    • Baby-safe
    • Good with children

    Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat

    Reasons to Adopt a Senior Cat
    1. Seniors are more likely to be housetrained.
    2. Seniors are less likely to chew, scratch and destroy your possessions.
    3. Seniors require less patience, time and energy.
    4. Seniors spend more time napping and are happy to have you join them.
    5. Seniors are generally calmer and tend to settle in quicker.
    6. With seniors, what you see is what you get. They have already grown into their shape and personality.
    7. You will be a providing a loving home to a cat who often gets passed by for a cute kitten or puppy.
    8. Most important of all, senior pets will reward you with love, affection and devotion, day after day.
    Please consider adopting one of our many senior residents because older pets need love too!

    The privilege of loving a senior and the knowledge that you have given this older pet a second chance at life makes it all worth the pain of eventual separation.



     

      Pedigree cats for adoption

      From time to time, we host pedigree cats for adoption. Although they are still cats at heart, pedigrees can be more difficult to care for and have different personalities (good and bad) due to inbreeding, for example, a Persian can't be left to roam outside as they do not seem to have the same safety awareness as other cats and require a lot of daily brushing and a Bengal will need a lot of interaction and are VERY affectionate but if left unstimulated they have the potential to destroy your home!

      A set adoption fee will apply for these cats, as additional precaution to adopting and selling on and as with all CAtcuddles cats, they will be microchipped and neutered.

      Looks alone do not make for a good adoption criterion, so we will be homing these cats to adoptive homes who have experience or adequate knowledge of the breed or have been deemed suitable for the needs of the individual cat(s) following a home visit. We have a single approach on matching the right feline temperament to the right home regardless of pedigree; we will never home a cat based on colour or looks.



       
      • Senior 10+
      • 2-10 years
      • Under 2 years
      • Sociable
      • For experienced homes
      • Needs daily grooming
      • Indoor only

      Our Guidelines For Adopting A Cat

      All Catcuddles kitties are fully vet-checked, FIV/FELV tested (if they came in as strays), neutered, fully vaccinated, flea-treated monthly, de-wormed quarterly and microchipped. Some have also had their dentals done, blood tests etc, to ensure they are fit and healthy before being available for adoption.

      It is important for the Welfare and Adoption Teams to ensure we are giving these felines the best possible start to a happy, healthy life with their newly adopted family. Homing donations are requested at the time of adoption on the basis of "one cat out one cat in" , i.e. at a level that would cover the vet costs so we can immediately rescue a stray or unwanted cat. This cost varies between £85 and £120 per cat, depending on whether we also need to neuter. We have rarely had to explain why this level of donation is necessary to those who are aware of what a vet trip costs these days!

      Before adopting a cat a routine home visit is always carried out by one of our volunteers, as soon as you reserve a Catcuddles feline. Post-adoption visits are also likely, and email updates by the new family are required for at least the first 6 months, so we can make sure your cat is settling happily in his/her new home. Catcuddles offer help and advice 24/7  for anything relating to the welfare and care of a Catcuddles kitty.

      Please call us if you need to run through any behaviour(s) that you consider strange or unexpected so we can help make sense of them. Your vet should always be your first port of call with clinical/medical emergencies, so please register with a vet as soon as you adopt a cat. We are happy to recommend our vets and would also urge you to research your emergency vet service close to your home. We also strongly recommend that you obtain pet insurance for your cat and every Catcuddles cat homed comes with 4 weeks’ free insurance.

      Due to fast adoption rates during our Open Days (usually on Saturday afternoons), we do not always have time to keep the website and our Catchat homing pages up to date, so please call us if you are interested in adopting a cat or two and are not sure one of the above profiles is suitable.

      Stray & Feral Cat Rescue Projects

      Each season we try to use any surplus funding from donations towards helping rescue, rehabilitate and -when possible- rehome young  feral cats, especially mums with kittens. Strays are all homed as their socialisation is much easier and all have been homable cats.

      Back in  2010, we have not had to look far and brought in 5 heavily pregnant mums and and several young kittens. The mums were with us for over 2 months raising their little ones, which gave us the opportunity to try turning them around if possible and give them a chance to an easier, safe life as a home cat. However, all adults had to be returned and released as they were just too skittish and feral to be happy among humans.

      The young colony being so big (in excess of 30 with the kittens), we decided to give them names of world capitals, so we can easily remember where they came from and link them to their original location.

      Through sample blood checks we established this was a healthy FIV/FELV negative colony, so we 'll be keeping an eye on them in the future as they are relatively close to the Sanctuary. We are priviledged to have met and helped along characters like Paris, Sydney, Havanna, Canberra, Barcelona, Moresby and Rio. Head tomcat Zanzibar and comical Bamako made us laugh on many occasions. A few others such as Tokyo also joined the neuter&release list, along with some of his very young mates. Vienna was the last addition (although we feel she was an accidental tourist - turned out to be a friendly stray) and is now pampered at her hew home in Blackheath.

      Spring/Summer 2011
      During kitten season last year, we upped the ante and concentrated on rescue of pregnant strays in East London, also helping out in Lewisham, Clapham and beyond. East London has a dire problem with cats made stray by people’s poor understanding on cat welfare and lack of information on cat ownership. We ended up with 11 litters and over 70, mums and kittens, all landing with us  in the space of 3 months.  All were successfully homed and all the kittens have now been neutered, ensuring we play our part to stop the vicious circle of unwanted offspring and even more cats to rehome further down the line. The operation has been costly as we had to place two litters under catflu quarantine and resorted to an emergency c-section to deliver and save the lives of mum Freya and her 4 kittens, Nemo, Minnie, Tigger and Daisy.

      Plans for 2012
      We expect this year to be just as busy -and costly. We continue to educate the public and advocate neutering of all cats over 5 months, to avoid the tragedy of unwanted cats being put to sleep or abandoned every year due to lack of good homes. Please consider donating to fund our stray neutering scheme, which is not supported by any other organisation, grant, fund or charity.

      All public donations for neutering will go exclusively towards neutering. We also help with low cost neutering to those who may be finding it hard to cover the private vet fee, so long as they are within reach of our two vets in Blackheath SE3.

       

       
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