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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 22nd Apr 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!

Artemis (Reserved)

2 year old Artemis is a lovely girl looking for a quiet and peaceful forever home. She is very shy at the moment and her new humans will have to be really patient and consistent with her. It may take a while for her to trust but with good routines and a lot of love, Artemis will develop in confidence.

She is very sweet natured and responds really well to very quiet cuddle time. Her new humans should have some experience with shy cats and be able to offer a quiet indoor home without children, now or in the future.

Artemis has a beautiful, gentle personality and she just needs a lot of love and nurturing.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Shy
  • For experienced homes
  • Good with cats
  • Solo cat
  • Indoor only

Milly

15 year old, Milly is looking for a safe, happy retirement home. Her previous caretakers were not able to adequately care for her but since Milly has been with us we have really enjoyed getting to know this lovely, sunny girl. She has a very affectionate nature and will happily sit with you, she loves strokes and fuss.

She can be a little demanding, particularly around food so tough love will be needed in that department. She also needs her own space and will not always want attention, this means she will suit people who have to go out to work, she will really benefit from an adult only household with a very strong daily routine.

This lovely girl will make a great companion to her new humans but does need to be a solo cat. She will also require ongoing care as she has arthritis in her back legs. This means she takes a daily supplement to ease the discomfort in her bones, as a result of the arthritis it causes her pain to be picked up.

A recent blood test show higher than normal renal values so she also has an age appropriate diet to support her renal system, she will need to be on this diet for life.

Milly is a very deserving cat who will enjoy a good old age in a caring and loving home with people who are willing to commit to her ongoing care. Catcuddles will be on hand for the rest of her life to offer support and guidance but for now our priority is to find her a warm and loving home.



 
  • Indoor only
  • Solo cat
  • For experienced homes
  • Senior 10+

Kittens Vincent and Verity

Siblings, Vincent and Verity were brought to Catcuddles by an East London fire station who found them dumped at the station. When they arrived they were both suffering with cat flu which has now been treated. Vincent still has a slightly runny eye and Verity has a characteristic shadow on one of her eyes but both are now healthy and no further treatment is required.
After a month in quarantine these two are now lovely, energetic, affectionate little kittens. Vincent is a typical soppy 'mama's boy' who just loves to be cuddled. Verity is slightly bolder and likes to seek out her next adventure. Both are utterly irresistible!
These two beautiful black beauties will need to be rehomed together as they are best friends who eat, sleep and play together. Raising kittens is a lot of work so you will need to be able to offer plenty of time to play and interact with them as well as very secure outdoor space.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • Ideal first cat
  • Good with cats
  • Baby-safe
  • Good with children

Bella

14 year old Bella is a very happy indoor only girl who is looking for a retirement home.

Despite her age she still dashes about like a much younger cat - she loves chasing her toys and playing.

Bella won't mind if you go out to work in the day, she loves to pass her days keeping up to date with the comings and goings outside her windows - afternoons are usually for sleeping.
She will give you a friendly greeting when you get in, she likes to be made a fuss of and picked up for cuddles.

Bella is looking for a lovely, warm indoor home - with adults or sensible teenagers only. She can't wait to meet you!



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

Soda

6 Year old Soda has been a treasured family pet but recently has struggled to cope in a large multi cat household - she is now looking for a forever home where she can live a pampered life as a solo kitty.
This beautiful girl is a friendly, sociable cat who adores human company, in fact she much prefers humans to other cats! Her ideal home would be one where there were people with her to interact with throughout the day, making her an ideal family cat. She gets on well with children although should not be homed to families with toddlers.
One of Soda's favourite things to do is play with interactive toys and feathers such as Da Bird. She's not a cat who will sit in the background - she's well-behaved but very active and likes to be involved in the comings and goings of the household.
Soda is an indoor only kitty with no experience of outside, as such she is not at all street savvy so will need to remain an indoor cat. She is perfectly happy with this arrangements as she also adores her creature comforts!



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

Moses

Moses is just the most delightful senior boy. At 15 years, his previous owner felt he could no longer cope but we are sure that Moses has a lovely retirement to look forward to.
Catcuddles will be funding Moses thyroidectomy so he is no longer on pills after it. Catcuddles are will always on hand to advise on Moses' ongoing care. Moses also lost an eye many years ago but manages just fine and it doesn't limit him in the least. He loves cuddles and curl-ups on comfy sofas, beds, and laps so he is wonderful company.

He will need an experienced owner and an adult-only family. It is impossible not to fall for his charm so please come to visit him soon.



 
  • Ideal first cat
  • Special needs cat
  • Solo cat
  • Indoor only
  • For experienced homes
  • Sociable
  • Senior 10+

Frankie

8 Year old Frankie is clearly a lovely, adventurous cat. She loves to play with her toys and chase sisal mice about the place. Constantly exploring, she likes to spend time both indoor and outdoors during the day. If it is sunny then she will also love a spot of sunbathing! If it is too cold outside, Frankie usually turns her nose up and turns around or is at the back door waiting to come in again after only a few minutes. A real temperature controlled cat!

She does enjoy spending time with her human friends and will join you on the sofa in the evening and once she trusts you will more than likely sit on your lap. She adores being groomed and just loves to be petted on the side of her face and to be given chin rubs!

Frankie is being reluctantly rehomed because she has shown signs of some behavioural issues which her previous owners felt unable to deal with. Frankie does have a history of growling and swiping at visitors and is known to become very agitated when other cats come into her territory. Once in a state of agitation, she has been known to swipe at her human family. She has been fully checked out by a vet who has ruled out any medical reasons for this behaviour, this means we know it is likely to be down to her environment - therefore once we get her into the right home, we expect her to be much happier and not feel the need to defend her territory so much.

We are looking for a single adult or couple, with no children, nor plans to have children in the future who has some experience with cats. You will need to be able to offer a very calm and quiet home with strong daily routines and have plenty of time to spend with her in the evenings and at weekends. Frankie needs you to be able to give her space indoor and out throughout the day.

She really is a lovely cat who clearly wants human companionship, she will just take a little time to trust. We are confident that in a new environment she will be a very happy, stress free kitty looking forward to many happy years in her new forever home.



 
  • Solo cat
  • For experienced homes
  • Sociable
  • 2-10 years

Jackson

12 year old Jackson has been a well loved family pet who has not coped with moving house and a new baby arriving - his previous owners felt he was unhappy and have very reluctantly decided to rehome him.

He is a lovely cat, who despite his age still has regular 'mad half hours' where he will be dashing about and chasing his toys. It will make his day if you happen to walk past with trailing shoe laces as he will chase you across the room! He also loves it when you spend time with him playing with dangly toys.

Jackson is a very happy indoor cat, he has had access to a garden in recent years but prefers to stay inside, it certainly seems he would be happier as an indoor cat - he may enjoy a balcony just for fresh air and sunbathing.

Jackson will be an easy cat to care for as he is so good at telling you what he wants, be it food, play or attention. He will come to you for strokes and fuss and when he is ready will curl up next to you for cuddles. He doesn't like being picked up or fussed over when he is not in the mood but will always come to you in his own time.

We are looking for a lovely forever home for Jackson where there are no children or other pets and he can be a solo prince - pampered in the way every senior deserves!



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

Vettie

Vettie was found by a good samaritan, dumped in the street and heavily pregnant. Now neutered and with her kittens happily rehomed it is finally time for Vettie to get the love and attention she deserves in a warm forever home.

This 3 year old girl is just perfect! She is active and playful and loves to be engaged in all that is going on around her. She certainly expects attention from her trusted humans - she loves ear and chin rubs the most! She will expect a cuddle every time you pass her and clearly enjoys human company, especially at night when she likes to sleep in the middle of your bed!

Vettie has been through a lot so is understandably wary of strangers and she does not like loud noises or sudden movements. As such we are looking for an adult only forever home where there is a very strong daily routine. Vettie is sociable with other cats so could well be a companion to an existing cat. You must also be able to offer free access to the outdoors via a microchip catflap as Vettie loves her outdoor adventures!



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

Matey

10 year old Mateu is looking for a forever home after a change in circumstances means his previous owner could no longer care for him.

He loves to be the centre of attention and will come to you for fuss and cuddles, once he has bonded with you he will like to spend as much time as possible with you as he is a very sociable cat. This sweet affectionate boy will be happy for you to pick him up and lavish him with cuddles and grooming. He will make a very loyal companion - sweet soppy Mateu would make a great first cat.

We are looking for a spacious, adult only, indoor home with a balcony or terrace - he is less and less interested in going outdoors these days but does enjoy sunbathing in the summer.



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

Monroe (Reserved)

Monroe is a very sweet young boy who up until recently called a back garden a home, after being abandoned by previous owners. He is however a homebody with a sunny personality and has quickly learned to appreciate his creature comforts indoors, his warm cosy bed in a heated suite and obviously, his food which is no longer scarce. He has absolutely no aggression and the last signs of slight lack of confidence will soon fade as he settles into his home as a solo boy and establishes his new kingdom, indoors and out.

Monroe was only just neutered and being up to 2 years old, his personality will be mellowing even more as he realises he does not have to fend for himself, so he has the makings of a lovely lap cat later on in life. He is also really street smart, which helps if one lives in urban London. All in all, this is a cat that will keep safe outdoors during the day and seek to keep you company indoors when you come back from work. He is fine with slightly older children but not toddlers or very active youngsters because he still carries his street cat instincts when it comes to being "tackled" tagged or pulled and we would not blame him!



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

Syian (Reserved)

Syian is a beautiful short haired 2 year old spotty tabby.

She is a little timid to begin with but is very loving and affectionate when she gets to know you. She has a lovely, sunny temperament - gentle natured and happy to be around young children. She is active and playful and loves playing with her fishing rod toys.

Syian will need a lovely, warm family home with a secure garden. She loves going out for a daily adventure, and particularly in the warm weather.

Syian is a lovely girl with lots of love to give - do make an appointment to see her today if you are looking for the ideal family cat.



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

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

Sponsor Hope: Our deaf and blind Senior

Hope is a beautiful senior cat who is deaf and blind, and on medication which she takes very well. This doesn't stop her from keeping to her daily routine of long grooming sessions, naps and pottering about indoors (and in the garden, weather permitting).

Hope is on medication to keep her blood pressure down, heart and kidneys ticking along, which she will need to be on for life. She has her annual health checks and blood test to monitor her health but she does not enjoy the trip to the vets! Along with her special diet, her maintenance costs are probably about ?50 per month more than any other healthy cat but we love her all the same. Although Hope does like to be stroked -but not fussed- she is not a lap cat, and will have no problem telling you when she has had enough attention. She's quite the independent, dignified old lady.

If you would like to help us look after Hope in her current long-term foster home, you can. We feel she is best taken care of within the Catcuddles family -we have not found a suitable home for her in 2 years- so we are asking you to consider sponsoring Hope, to help look after her.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • For experienced homes
  • Special needs cat

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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