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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 30th Sep 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 - about 10 - 12 months old who 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 - all boys, Tolstoy, Twaine, Thackeray, Tolliver, Turpin and Titan, are making progress. 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 agopting these very deserving kittens.



 

    Flossie

    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 a small sniffle for life. This does not cause her any trouble but may mean she needs the occasional course of antibiotics.

    Flossie is a lovely cat, a very quiet, gentle soul who appears shy at first. Nevertheless she loves cuddles and will let you pick her up for a squashy hug! Once settled she will be a happy lap cat who just wants a loving home to relax in.

    She would be a great companion to any adult only home. She is also a happy indoor cat. She will be a great first cat to s working professional looking for some feline company at the end of a hard day at work.



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

    Candy (reserved )

    11 year old Candy is Flossie's sister but we feel they would both do well as solo cats in their retirement.

    Candy is a sweet natured, gentle girl who whilst shy to begin with with quickly learn to trust and become a great companion.

    We are looking for a loving forever home, a spacious indoor property where Candy can have a great daily routine and a lot of love. She is ideal for young working professionals as she won't mind if you go to work during the day but she will be delighted to see you when you come home.

    She does have a wound on her left flank which is currently requiring investigation and possible treatment.



     
    • Shy
    • Ideal first cat
    • Solo cat
    • Indoor only

    Thomas

    5 year old Thomas was rescued as a stray, by one of our supporters. Now at Catcuddles he is looking for a loving forever home.
    Thomas is a very large, athletic cat who is 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.



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

    Carlson

    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!



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

    Harry & Sally

    Harry and Sally are about 15 months old and are utterly wonderful. They were abandoned very young by irresponsible owners who had also failed to get them neutered - so therefore it wasn't long before they had a litter of kittens. We've rehomed the kittens and are now looking for the perfect home for Harry and Sally. They can be rehomed together or separately.
    Harry (pictured) is just wonderful - a laid back, calm boy who is friendly and very affectionate. He is relatively low energy so is not one for tearing about - more a fan of the quiet life! He loves strokes and cuddles and spending time with human friends.
    Sally is very calm and gentle and when you pick her up she will just fold into your arms for a cuddle. She is a very sweet natured, laid back girl who would be the perfect cat for someone who is looking for their first feline friend.
    She needs to learn how to be a young cat again, as she grew up quickly after having the kittens and was a patient and attentive mum. Now it is time for her to rediscover play and adventure so you'll need to spend lots of time with her reminding her how to have fun in life.
    Harry & Sally would do well in a spacious flat or house with access to the outside such as an enclosed garden, terrace or balcony. They are gentle and calm enough to live with young children and would be good companions to an existing cat.



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

    Skye

    Skye is a lovely young kitten who made friends with Harry and Sally when their kittens were born. She was very quickly adopted into the family and actually helped Mum take care of the kittens in the early days - grooming them and helping them learn to use the litter tray!
    Skye is ex feral as she was born on the streets and didn't have any human contact until she was saved by the lovely family who saved Harry, Sally and their kittens. We find that Skye is perfectly happy to be picked up and cuddled but she is still timid and unsure.
    Whoever adopts Skye will need to be experienced with shy cats and be willing to put in some time and effort to help her grow in confidence. Given a patient and loving forever home and a great daily routine, Skye will flourish and open up no end.
    We'd like to home Skye to an adult only home, she would be a great companion cat and it would be perfect if there was someone home a lot of the time to be with her. A professional who works from home would be ideal!



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

    Skippy

    16 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.



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

    Augusta

    Augusta is just over a year old and is a very sweet gentle 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 but should be a solo cat. She does have a sensitive tummy so is on a special diet, as long as the diet is continued then there will be no further need for treatment and the diet food, which can be brought in bulk, is no more expensive than any premium cat food.
    Augusta is a really sweet natured little cat who loves human company and is just ready and waiting to be your new best friend.



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

    Winnie

    Winnie is only 13 months old and has had a very dramatic time in such a short space of time. We found her and her siblings abandoned last Autumn as kittens and rehomed Winnie in January 2014. Unfortunately soon after she started exploring the outside world, she was a victim of a shooting and was shot in her leg which took some time to heal. After that it became apparent that she was being bullied by her two brothers and she was becoming increasingly unhappy. This month, her owners who loved her dearly have made the difficult decision to rehome her.
    She is a loving and gentle soul with a really sweet nature. She loves to be the centre of attention and have lots of playtime and cuddle time.
    We are determined that she not suffer any further stress and that she finds a peaceful forever home, with really secure outdoor space and a loving family who will dote on her and spoil her rotten! We are looking for an adult only home, without children now or in the future. You should have some experience with cats and agree that Winnie will not have to share her home with other pets in the future.



     
    • For experienced homes
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    Baby Henry

    Three year old Henry is currently on our waiting list for rehoming and should be joining us in late October. He has become 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 amputated. 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 catproof if necessary.
    He is a very independent boy who will be well suited to people who have to work during the day. When he comes in at dinner time though you will have to give him lots of fuss and cuddles!



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

    Flavio

    Flavio is a gorgeous little kitten of about 16 weeks, he is the last of him family to be reserved as Mum and siblings have all found their forever home. Flavio is a typical boy - playful and active he loves adventures, cuddles and food!
    If you are thinking of raising a kitten you'll need to have lots of time at home to help him grow into a great, confident adult cat.
    Flavio would be an ideal companion to an existing pet as he is so sociable. He's bold and confident and impossible not to fall in love with... Come and meet him today!



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

    Nino

    Nino is only 12 months old and has already had all sorts of adventures. He was rescued by a charity in Cyprus as a kitten but with an already overcrowded shelter he was going to have to be released back onto the streets after neutering. A very kind and loving family agreed to bring him home to the UK and help find him a home here. He arrived in the UK recently and is now fostered and ready for his forever home.
    He is a grey, European shorthair cross breed and has an immaculate, fluffy coat. Nino is utterly charming and loves nothing more than cuddles on the sofa. He will make a good companion to an existing cat or dog and is very playful and adventurous. His gentle nature means he will be happy to live with children.
    We would like him homed in a very spacious home with secure access to a large balcony or terrace or catproof garden.



     
    • Good with children
    • Needs daily grooming
    • Ideal first cat
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    Josie & Lulu

    14 year old Josie and Lulu we were 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 sleeping most of the day, watching the world go by, sleeping, eating a bit, and then sleeping some more. They have always been indoor cats.

    They have never been around other animals and probably wouldn't appreciate an introduction in their advanced years. 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 now and then.

    Josie is a beautiful grey 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 healthy but a few years ago it was discovered that she has a heart murmur. This has never caused any issues but is something the vet checks on when she goes in for a visit.

    Lulu is all grey and slightly smaller than her sister. She is quite reserved and scares easily. Again she will come out and engage in her own time but prefers quiet, calm environments. 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.

    These two must be rehomed together as they have never been apart and seek each other out for comfort. Patience, calm and love is what these cats thrive on and will give just as much back once they are settled.



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

    Mila

    5 year old Mila is a very deserving girl who will be joining us at Catcuddles within the next two months. 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.



     
    • Solo cat
    • Needs daily grooming
    • Shy
    • 2-10 years

    Abbey Wood stray

    At Catcuddles we not only rehome unwanted pets but we do a lot of work rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray cats. Here is a wonderful 1 year old cat who is being fed by a local supporter of the charity - clearly a stray and we are waiting for funds and space to bring him in.
    He is a very friendly cat who loves attention and games - he will make the perfect family cat - please get in touch if you think you could rehome this very deserving stray boy.
    We are always fundraising so we can rescue stray cats - each one costs us about ?150 so even if you cannot offer him a home, a small donation will help us secure his future.



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

    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.



     

      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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