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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 30th May 2016

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! 

Please note: we are currently having a high turnover of cats for adoption and do not always have time to update our website fully with all the furry newcomers in residence. Please get in touch via our "Contact Us" enquiry form and we would be happy to give you a more up to date picture of the kitties for adoption. 

Muffin

Muffin came to CatCuddles after her owner very sadly passed away. Though we have her age noted as 13, she looks to us much younger! She has velvety soft calico fur and big doleful eyes.

Muffin is a cat who finds it a little tricky interpreting the intention's of new people. She spent much of her life with just a single human companion, and as a result, though she craves attention, she can be overwhelmed by new people and become over stimulated. Muffin needs an adopter who will allow her to approach for attention when she feels comfortable enough to do so, and as a bond builds and Muffin gains confidence, we feel she will approach more and more. She has suffered bereavement and huge upheaval as a result, and deserves some stability and the opportunity to heal.

A retired single person or couple would be ideal for Muffin, who needs a quiet and stable adult-only environment, and we will consider indoor only homes and those with access to a very safe outside space for her. At 13, we really don't want to see Muffin waiting for too long for her second chance at life.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • Sociable
  • Shy
  • Indoor only

Repper

Four year old Repper has really come out of his shell since arriving at CatCuddles. He greets our volunteers at the door with lots of enthusiasm, and is never happier than when someone is sitting in his suite with him. We think he will be a very happy boy when he finally finds a new home; we hope that he isn't overlooked because of his black fur, as black cats sadly sometimes are. We think that he is beautiful - a mini-panther, and his good looks are offset by his interactive, sociable personality.

Though Repper has shown that he loves the companionship of people, he's also capable of entertaining himself, whiling away many hours exploring the garden in his former home.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Shy
  • Solo cat

George

This stunner of a feline, 9 year old George, has had a rough time of it lately, after the death of his owner, who cared for him very much. He is now "in the fold" at Catcuddles, very much admired for all his qualities - and looks- but would very much appreciate human 121 company and a garden to explore please!

A Domestic Long Hair, George is still in his prime, very fluffy and very, very purry. He is a strong character who likes attention on his own terms, deciding when he wants fuss and then enthusiastically writhing all over the floor, purring like an engine and rubbing his face against the nearest available object! He is looking for a home with safe garden access, where he can be the only cat and revel in it!



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

Lilly

Important: Lilly is accepting adoption visitors in Milton Keynes where she is fostered.

Abandoned in a public park, Lilly and her brother Luigi started life as nervous and shy semi-feral kittens, having clearly had little contact with people in their formative weeks of life.

They were rescued and cared for by some kind-hearted individuals for a time, before coming to CatCuddles where they have been fostered by a volunteer experienced in the rehabilitation of shy and scared cats. In this positive and nurturing environment, they have been pushed to interact with people and are beginning to learn, as a result, that humans can be trusted, and that they often represent fun things like treats, toys and even strokes.

This learning curve is not nearly over however, and the pair still require lots of one-on-one interaction with people to become truly comfortable around them - but we hope that this interaction can occur in a forever home, with an experienced adopter.

Lilly is very clever and strong-willed, and a little more stubborn that her brother. Though still unsure of people, she forgets a lot of her fear when treats or cat milk is offered, and has learned to eat out of her foster carers hand with a great deal of enthusiasm - she loves to eat! A typical kitten, she is also full of energy and playfulness, and is driven wild by feather toys and laser pointers. She is always keen to play with people.

When it comes to cuddling and strokes, Lilly is more resistant, but giving Lilly affection is a must in helping her to trust and become comfortable around people. Lilly's foster carer regularly wraps her in a blanket and cuddles her - and despite Lilly's initial complaints, she will eventually relax, enjoy the attention and even fall asleep.

Lilly needs an adopter who is happy to repeat these activities with her, in order to make her into the sociable, more human-orientated cat that we know she is capable of becoming. Her home will need to be adult-only, with outside access. Her adopter will need to be experienced with cats, open minded about Lilly's progress, and dedicated to changing her life.



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

Luigi

Important: Luigi is accepting adoption visitors at his foster home in Milton Keynes.

The sweet and shy Luigi came to us along with his sister, Lilly, after they were found abandoned in a public park. The pair were petrified of people when first found, and so have spent weeks in the care of an experienced CatCuddles fosterer, who has been teaching them to trust and gain comfort around people.

Where as Lilly is a bold little lady, Luigi is softer and gentler, and has submitted more to cuddle-time and strokes from his fosterer. Though he remains shy and uncertain, he has made huge strides in trust and confidence, and will continue to do so with an experienced adopter who offers him lots of time and interaction. This can involve play with feather and string toys, and the giving of treats - both of which Luigi absolutely loves. At present, he is quite worried about being picked up - but once he has gotten to know someone, is happy to be stroked and touched.



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

Mikesch

Five year old Mikesch is a gentle, street wise boy who has just arrived at CatCuddles, having been rescued from life as a stray.

Like lots of new arrivals, he is a little reserved, but we expect him to become bolder and to see more of his personality as he settles and gets to know the team. We will have more information on him to share in upcoming days.

He will need home with access to a garden.



 
  • Sociable
  • 2-10 years

Scamp.

Scamp is a big, strapping Norweigan Forest Cat mix. He is 7 years old and a lover of the outdoors and of attention from his human companions. He dislikes sharing his fan club!

He will therefore need to be the only cat in his new home, though he has shared space with feline-friendly dogs in the past with few issues. He will also require a garden to explore. He is a gentle boy and due to his long white fur, we are hoping he will also be adopted by lovers of grooming who will happily keep him in tip top shape. His yellow/amber eyes are very distinctive too, one will never tire of fussing this boy.



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

Special Simon

This gentle boy, 3 year old Simon, was rescued and brought to CatCuddles by an incredibly kind woman who donated to cover the cost of his stay with us. He is FIV positive and was living as a stray when she first discovered him, and shockingly, the vets who examined him recommended that he was euthanised.

Unfortunately, myths persist about FIV even among vets. It is not, as commonly thought, a death sentence, and euthanising a healthy FIV boy like Simon is entirely unnecessary. FIV is a condition that can be managed and the cats labeled with it can live long, comfortable and happy lives. It is also not as contagious as previously thought - FIV can be passed on only through serious bites and protracted periods of fighting, and then only to other felines. For neutered, non-aggressive cats like Simon, living in caring and responsible environments, FIV need not be deemed a risk at all.

Simon is sweet and gentle and incredibly affectionate. He's shy, but so loving, enjoying being stroked for hours, purring and kneading. We absolutely adore him at CatCuddles - he's a truly lovely boy.
We will consider both indoor only homes for him, and those with gardens away from too many other cats.



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



 

    Nermal, Bandit, Lima and Marbles

    Normal (female), Marvin (male), Lima (female, long-haired) and Bandit (male) are four 14 week old kittens looking to begin their lives in loving homes.
    They were born to a stray mother, but were thankfully taken in by a kind member of the public who brought them to CatCuddles. They are currently fostered in Greenwich, where they are accepting adoption visitors.

    All four are typically gorgeous, affectionate, purry and playful kittens. Normal is inquisitive and bold, Lima is cuddly and motherly to her siblings, Bandit is a little shy but also an adventurer, and Marbles loves to sit on laps. All are very well socialized and are fostered in a home with children, who they enjoy playing with. They will require adopters that can offer them lots of them and attention throughout the day, not leaving them alone for long periods. Ideally we would like for them to be adopted in pairs, or as companions to another cat.

    We're interested in serious adopters only, who would like to welcome a kitten into their lives not simply because they are cute, but more so because they can offer a suitable home for the kitten's potentially 20+ year lifespan. All of these beautiful four will need access to a very safe garden once they are old enough, and all CatCuddles kittens are adopted on contractual obligation of future neutering.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable
    • Good with cats

    Amber

    Five month old Amber was abandoned after her owner got a new dog, and decided that she no longer wanted her. Before coming to CatCuddles, she spent two days trapped in a shed. She has not had an easy start in life.

    Amber has just arrived and we are still getting to know her, but she seems to be a placid, friendly girl. She is a little shy right now, but not overly so - and we expect that this is mostly because she is overwhelmed by the past few days. She will need a home with a garden, somewhere safe due to her young age.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable

    Margey

    Margey is under one year old and is a little live-wire. She is excitable, inquisitve, eager for attention and fond of winding around legs. She also has the most beautiful, unusual coat - tabby with ginger patches.

    Likely because of her young age and a lack of adequate attention throughout her life, Margey can get a bit too excited when she has visitors and can't seem to decide what to do with herself, sometimes playing a little too rambunctiously. There isn't a bad bone in her body however; she is basically a lovely, friendly cat.

    She hasn't been with us for too long so we're still getting to know her, so more info on this sweet newcomer soon.



     
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    Newly arrived mum & kittens

    This very young mum and her two six-week old kittens have just arrived at CatCuddles. They had been living in a back garden, exposed to the elements, and every other hazard of the outside world. Sadly, there seems to have been a large delay in getting help to them.
    Mum is around 9 months of age, just a kitten herself and very petite. We will be providing her with plenty of comfort and nourishment in upcoming weeks.

    Once the kittens have reached 12 weeks of age, both they and their mother will be ready for adoption, into homes with safe garden access. We will have names and sexes for them soon, and a little bit of info on their personalities.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable
    • Good with cats

    Lucky & Gigi - RESERVED

    Lucky (Tabby, 2 years old) and Gigi (B&W, 4 years old) have just arrived at CatCuddles are still settling in. They are both indoor cats who are looking for a home ideally together. They are both still a little shy at present, but seem like sweet, gentle and calm cats, who will be increasingly sociable the more they feel at home and get to know our volunteers. More info coming soon on these new arrivals.



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • 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 £90 and £125 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.

    A note on Neutering, the most important activity of any cat charity 


    We are happy to accept donations of any size that will be stipulated specifically to neuter stray and unwanted cats.

    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 within the Borough of Greenwich. 

     

     
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