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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 29th Jul 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. 

Billy Whizz

9 year old Billy Whizz will be joining us at CatCuddles this week. She is a very friendly, sociable cat who will sit on the laps of those she has bonded with, and who has been exposed to children in the past with no issues.

Though she has had access to the outside previously, Billy Whizz does to prefer to spend much of her time indoors, so both spacious indoor only homes and those with gardens will be considered for her.

More information will be coming on BW soon, as our volunteer team get to know her.



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

Clover

Clover is a 5 year old girl who has just arrived at CatCuddles but despite the big change, she is very purry, friendly and laid back, and we're huge fans of her already.

In her former home, she loved lounging alongside her human companions on the sofa. She is very sociable and cuddly, and has even proven herself to be well behaved around children. Clover has never shown much interest in the outside and so could be happy as an indoor cat.

She is a new arrival and we will have more information on her soon, once our volunteer team have gotten to know her.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Indoor only

Luccia

Luccia is a sweet old lady of 17 years, gentle and quiet and loving. She is very laid back and just wants an easy going, comfortable retirement home, where she can while away the hours curled up next to her human companion. She is truly a good natured soul, friendly and appreciative of strokes, occasionally greeting visitors with a soft mew. We will consider both indoor only homesr and those with outside access for her, and she also has Hyperthyroidism, common among senior cats and managed easily with medication. We really hope that she will not be kept waiting for too long - this truly gentle girl deserves to spend her twilight years with plenty of company and love.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • Sociable
  • Ideal first cat
  • Indoor only
  • Baby-safe
  • Good with children

Scamp.

Why hasn't Scamp been snapped up by an adopter? he is both stunning and extremely friendly; and yet he has now been waiting for several weeks for the right home.

7 years old and a Norwegian Forest Cat Mix, Scamp is an amazing looking cat, huge and fluffy, with bright green eyes and white fur. He will need adopters who are happy to groom him and keep his wild mane under control.

There is much more to him than his looks however, as he is a loving, interactive, affectionate boy who pines for the company of our volunteers. He is missing having outside space at CatCuddles and will definitely need a safe garden to explore in his new home. He is active and very interested in the world around him.

He is also best suited to being the only cat in his new home, though he may be fine sharing his space with a small, cat friendly dog as he has done so in the past.

We hope that Scamp finds his special someone soon; he is a fantastic family cat who has been dreaming of a new life for too long now, with people who love him and a garden to potter around in.



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

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 - sadly he has now been waiting for several weeks, perhaps because people tend to overlook Black cats. This is not a mindset we understand; Repper is a beautiful, a mini-panther and his good looks are matched by his interactive, very friendly and engaging personality.

Though Repper has shown that he loves the companionship of people, he is also very capable of entertaining himself, whiling away many hours exploring the garden in his former home. Due to him being quite excitable at play at times, we are looking for him to join homes with older children or adults only.



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

Layla

Layla is an 11 month old girl who was either abandoned or lost and, being unneutered, she sadly gave birth to a litter of kittens in someone's garden. She is very active, vocal and friendly, and she will be ready for adoption once her kittens are of age, in a few weeks. She will need outside access in her new home.



 
  • Street savvy
  • Sociable
  • Under 2 years

Diddy

Six year old semi-long haired Diddy is always eager for attention and is full of energy and life. He came to England from Egypt, and has adapted to the big change of environment admirably, taking it in his stride and remaining playful and friendly. He can never get enough of being touched or played with.

Because Diddy is always desperate for attention, sometimes he can give little nips if he is feeling ignored. At CatCuddles, he is currently sharing a suite with another cat, so in a home where he is the only feline and is the sole center of attention, this behavior may lessen. Diddy has never had a home, never had the security and love of a family, and in shelters in Egypt had to compete with many other cats for attention. This is the reason that he feels he needs to act out in order to be touched and fussed over. We hope someone will understand that and not overlook him because of it.

Diddy is also a very chatty cat, with lots of energy and a huge appetite. He will need access to a very safe garden in his new home.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Solo cat

Cassiopeia

Beautiful girl Cassiopeia is around 9 months of age, and is looking for understanding, patient adopters, dedicated to helping her recover from a difficult start in life.

CatCuddles discovered Cassiopeia living as a stray mum in a garden, struggling to protect her two kittens. Sadly, she is just a kitten herself, not even a year old, and it was a long time before anyone stepped in to remove this small family from all the dangers of the streets.

From the offset it was clear that Cassiopeia was very timid and unsure of people, and our team deduced that she had been abandoned at a very young age. At CatCuddles she has taken some very small steps towards trusting our volunteers, but she is very easily panicked, though even at her most scared she will only hiss or flee - she has never scratched or lashed out, and seems to basically be a very gentle cat; she has just been through a lot at too young of an age.

It's this young age however that also gives her huge potential for transformation. In a loving and nurturing home environment, if given plenty of time and understanding, Cassiopeia can become more confident, more outgoing, and more trusting.
She needs to be taught that people, though they have let her down time and time again in the past, mean her no harm and can actually offer the love and protection that she no doubt pined for as a kitten on the streets. We really hope that there is someone out there willing to give her this gift. She has lived alone and in fear for too long.


Cassiopeia's adopters will need to be experienced, accepting of the fact that she will likely hide at first and will take time to trust them. She will need an adult-only home, and some outside space that she can be gradually be introduced to.



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

Scooby

Scooby has just arrived at CatCuddles, and we can hardly believe his age - handsome and silky, he looks much younger than his 13 years.

Scooby is a fairly laid back chap, friendly and sociable and happy to be stroked. He's quite independent and is capable of entertaining himself wandering a garden or lounging by the window, but he also very much enjoys the company of his human friends. He was rehomed unfortunately due to an allergy in his household, but was a much loved cat for the duration of his life. This massive change in his senior years must be a big shock to sweet Scooby, and we do hope that he can resume ordinary life in a new home very soon.

He would ideally be the only cat in his new home, and will require some outside space.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • Sociable
  • Solo cat

Mikesch

Meet five year old Mikesch, an extremely friendly, chatty and street wise boy who has been waiting for a home now for some weeks.

Like many cats who have been abandoned or lost and who have lived on the streets, Mikesch was initially shy and reserved after arriving at CatCuddles. In recent weeks however, he has undergone quite a change; he is fast becoming a volunteer favourite at the sanctuary because he is so affectionate and attention hungry, talkative and active. He likes to climb the walls of his suite, hoover up his food and exercise his vocal chords! It makes us sad that he ever had to survive on the streets, alone, because he is just such a wonderful, sociable cat. He will need access to some outside space once adopted.

Having been a stray before, Mikesch has had a long wait for a loving family - please consider ending his wait by offering him a home, at last!



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable

Winston

Winston is fostered in Plumstead where he is accepting adoption visitors.

5 year old Winston has been in recovery with a CatCuddles fosterer for six months, since he was discovered as a stray with a horrific injury. His collar had become caught under his front leg, embedding into his skin and causing a gaping, infected wound. He was potentially in this state for three months before CatCuddles were called into help.

Only after antibiotic treatment, two surgeries, daily wound cleans, and the wearing of a cone 24 hours a day is Winston finally healed, and ready to start his new life. Never once throughout his healing process has Winston shown any psychological distress as a result of what he has been through - everyone that meets him, including veterinary staff, remarks on his extremely chirpy, happy and confident persona. He is such a brave, resilient cat, and though he has suffered due to human neglect, he bears no hard feelings - he loves company and greets everyone with a huge meow.

He enjoys pretty much all forms of human interaction and will happily be stroked, lounge on laps or play enthusiastically with dangly toys. Because of his very strong, dominant personality, he is best suited to being the only cat in a household, however he may be able to share space with a small, cat friendly but equally bold dog. He would also love some outside territory to lord over, so will certainly need garden access in his new home.

We're so happy that the hard times are finally behind Winston and excited to see him begin the next, happy phase of his life.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Good with dogs
  • Solo cat
  • Street savvy

Gizmo & Dynamo

This mischievous pair of kittens are Gizmo (Tabby & white) and Dynamo (black), 14 week old brothers who are looking for a home together.

Gizmo and Dynamo are as sweet and lovely as kittens come, and are active, rambunctious and interested in everything. They love to climb and explore, to play and wrestle with one another. They have boundless energy and are purry and affectionate. They like drinking out of taps!

Like all kittens, Gizmo and Dynamo will need lots of attention and guidance, and so their adopters will need to be home for much of the day. They will also need access to a safe garden once they are old enough.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • Good with cats

Nermal & Bandit

Kitten siblings Nermal (female, right) and Bandit (male, left) are looking to be adopted together, into a loving new home where they will have lots of company and attention throughout the day. They are roughly 15 weeks old and are typically gorgeous, affectionate, purry and playful kittens. Normal is inquisitive and bold, whilst Bandit is a little shyer, but is friendly and adventurous nevertheless. Both are extremely well socialized and are fostered in a home with children, who they enjoy playing with; they are perfect family cats. They are currently fostered in Greenwich, where they are accepting adoption visitors.

The pair were born to a stray mother, but were thankfully taken in by a kind member of the public who brought them to CatCuddles.

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. They 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

Spider

Spider is a six month old girl who came to CatCuddles after being abandoned at a veterinary surgery. She is a little bit shy but has little spurts of playfulness when she's feeling brave. She's very gentle and friendly, and would really come out of her shell with a bit of security and love.
Like all young cats she will need some safe garden access once she is old enough.

Spider is fostered in Battersea where she is accepting adoption visitors.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable

Anias - Special Appeal for an outdoor home

We recently rescued silver tabby Anias and her litter of kittens from a Beckton garden, and though her babies are young enough to be socialized, unfortunately rescue has come too late for Anias who is now feral.

As a result of living on the street since birth - a fate her kittens will now be spared - Anias will never become fully domesticated and accustomed to close contact with people.

We have only two options for her at this point; releasing her back where she was found, to live out the rest of her days as a (neutered) stray - which we are extremely reluctant to do - or finding her a largely outdoor home, where she will have regular food and the option of shelter, but can come and go as she pleases.

Such homes are nearly impossible to find but we feel that we must try for Anias' sake. She is feral purely because someone out there failed to neuter their cat and allowed it to give birth on the street, and her existence should not merely be a fight for survival because of this.

A stable, allotment, small holding or farm, with somewhere warm and dry for her to sleep at night, would be ideal for Anias. A rural location would be best, but we are open to suggestions.

Anias is very healthy, young, and very beautiful. Though she will never lose her feral nature, over a prolonged period it is likely that from a distance she will learn to trust the people who treat her kindly. Because she is so in tune with her feline instincts, she will also be a fantastic mouse-catcher and a great companion to all cats, be they feral or domesticated.

She will need to be fed daily and monitored to ensure that she is healthy and adjusting well - if she needs veterinary care at any point, CatCuddles are happy to assist with this where possible. If you can offer Anias this kind of environment, and spare her a life without shelter or a regular source of food, then please get in touch ASAP.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Shy
  • Special needs cat
  • Good with cats
  • Street savvy

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.



 

    Kittens for Adoption

    At least 20 kittens at Catcuddles are looking for their forever homes...

    Kitten season is the period between spring and autumn in which animal shelters are flooded with unwanted, abandoned or stray litters of kittens. This time is now upon us at CatCuddles and we have several litters available for adoption, and expect to have many more consistently in upcoming months. Very special consideration is needed when homing kittens, as their adorable good looks can lead people wanting to adopt regardless of whether they can offer a suitable environment.

    Kittens require huge amounts of attention, stimulation and guidance, and if you are contemplating welcoming one into your home, please first ensure that you can offer them the time that they need, and be aware that a young cat is potentially a 20 year commitment.

    Because of their need for large amounts of company and stimulation, we do not place kittens in any home where they will regularly be left for over 4 hours a day, or where they will not have access to a garden once they are old enough to venture outside. We also prefer to home kittens in pairs or as companions to another cat, unless someone can be home with them for the majority of the day. All kittens that leave us do so on contractual obligation of future neutering, as the huge amount of homeless kittens that we see every year are the tragic result of a widespread failure to neuter.

    For those able to meet their needs, kittens are a joy and a wonder, absolutely adorable and wanting nothing more than to play and be loved. If you think that you can offer one of CatCuddles beautiful kittens the right home, please get in touch.



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

    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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