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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 24th Sep 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 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. 

Harvey

9 year old Harvey has joined Catcuddles after the recent death of his owner, and is adjusting to this huge loss with the help of one of our foster carers. He is a strikingly handsome boy, big and fluffy and soft and just a joy to touch. He loves company and is more than happy to just hang out beside you or near you, enjoying the occasional stroke. He is particularly skilled at finding comfy spots around the home and lounging and napping are favourite hobbies of his! Despite this lazy streak we'd like to find him somewhere with a small outside space.

Harvey had a close bond with his former owner, and he spent a great deal of time with her in the final weeks before she passed. Though it's impossible to say to what extent grief impacts animals, we sense that Harvey is still in mourning, acclimatizing to the many changes he has faced in a short amount of time.

He has recently developed a tendency to be scared of new people at first, and he occasionally gets over stimulated when being stroked, nipping or playing too roughly This is a new behavior for him and may be due in part to frustration at not having garden access, which Harvey enjoyed in his previous home. It may also be a manifestation of grief.

We feel that the best cure is a stable, consistent, loving environment with no other cats and adults only, to help heal the wounds of Harvey's past and ease him into a new, happy stage of his life. He remains a very sociable, cuddly and entertaining boy, adored by his foster carer and the CatCuddles team, and we hope there is an understanding someone out there who will meet him and recognize that.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Solo cat

Repper

With two visible fangs and jet black fur, four year old Repper reminds us of a vampire bat, though his personality is more like that of a friendly, enthusiastic dog - he loves chasing balls and trails his foster carers around like a shadow. He seems to want little more than to be near people, though he does take some time to himself for naps! He loves sleeping on beds, being brushed - especially under the chin - and he can never get enough of playing.

Repper has now been waiting for quite a while for a home, and this may be in part due to the tendency of adopters to overlook black cats. It's a travesty to us that he has not been chosen yet, as he is a beautiful mini-panther with plenty of personality and plenty of love to give. He will need a home with garden access, and would ideally be the only cat in his new home.



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

Diddy

Six year old semi-long haired Diddy is always eager for attention and is full of energy and life. He is one of several cats who was flown from Egypt into the care of CatCuddles for the chance at a new life, and he has adapted to the big change of environment admirably, taking it in his stride and remaining playful and friendly from the offset.

He is a cat who can never get enough of being stroked and played with and he often goes about his day 'chatting' to himself and his human companions. He will need to be the only pet in his new home; coming from an Egyptian shelter where he was housed in less than adequate conditions with literally hundreds of other cats, Diddy has never had the undivided attention of someone before and we want to offer this to him at last. It's what he deserves and what he craves - he loves company so much.

He will need access to some very safe outside space in his new home, as being from Egypt he is unfamiliar with British streets.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Solo cat

Cyrus

Cyrus is not yet a year old, but he is already a huge character, constantly entertaining his foster carer with his antics. Rescued by CatCuddles after being abandoned at a veterinary surgery, he is currently in foster care.

Cyrus is interested in anything and everything and is bursting with energy, zooming around his foster home. He can never get enough of wrestling and chasing toys, and would love a garden to explore one day; he has a high energy level and an adventurous spirit. He will need adopters who can offer him outside space and lots of time for playing and fuss.

In addition to enjoying play-time with people, Cyrus is also extremely friendly and sociable, adoring company and being scratched on the ears. Once settled in a new home, with more outlets for his energy, we expect he will calm down quite a bit and become all the more affectionate. Life is a little more interesting with Cyrus in it, and whoever gets to take him home will be very lucky indeed.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable

Tinkerbell

Tiny sweetheart Tinkerbell is just four months old. She is entirely black apart from a few decorative white hairs on her chest and has almond green eyes. She is extremely energetic, bright and curious, like all kittens keen to explore the wider world.

When not racing around her foster home, Tinkerbell is affectionate and purry, rolling over to offer her tummy for tickling, but she is not yet inclined to sit on a lap as she is often too busy - playing and exploring.

Tinkerbell has been introduced to kittens of a similar age in the past, but did not seem to enjoy their company very much, so it's likely that she is best suited to being the center of attention and the only cat in her new home. Being so young, she will also need adopters who can offer her plenty of time and guidance, and access to a safe outside space once she is old enough.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable

Elvie

12 year old Elvie is just wonderful. He is so friendly, greeting strangers as if he has known them for years. He is black with the occasional smattering of white fur, but in the light his fur has a gorgeous chocolate brown tint, offset by two beautiful green eyes that are often half-lidded - he's incredibly laid back and is often dozing. Another loveable characteristic is Elvie's tendency to give people little licks, or sit with his tongue hanging out. Our volunteers are very fond of him, and Elvie is fond of just about everyone he meets, he can never get enough of being stroked and will wind around legs and give little head butts if he feels attention is lacking! He doesn't always sit on laps as he prefers to lay next to people, pressed against them and enjoying stroked. He will need garden access in his new home.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • Sociable
  • Good with cats

Ginty & 5 Kittens

Ginty is one of the stray mothers who has come into CatCuddles this kitten season, along with her five beautiful kittens - Buttersworth (black, male) Blackthorn (black, male), Noggin (black, female) and Mulder (b & w, male) and Scully (b & w, female). All are now looking for new homes in pairs, or as companions to existing cats. Ginty can also be adopted with one of her babies.

Ginty is a lovely, doting mother who is also extremely sweet towards humans - she is very purry, loving to wind her way around the nearest pair of legs.

Like all kittens, her babies are full of joy for life. They love to wrestle, play, explore, and be cuddled. Noggin can be a little shy and needs her confidence boosted; boys Buttersworth and Blackthorn are big and rambunctious. Mulder and Scully are great at acrobatics and a pair of purring machines. Each kitten will require adopters who are able to offer them lots of time throughout the day and the entire family, Ginty included, will need garden access once they are of age.

This little monochrome brood are all extremely sociable and easy to love and are waiting to join their human families.



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

Gina

Gina is extremely shy and exhibits some of the behaviour of feral cat, often hiding or fleeing from people and being scared to be touched. It's possible for her to be rehabilitated and become more comfortable and relaxed around people, and we are working at this at CatCuddles, but it's going to take time and only in the long-term, in a forever home, will we see a full transformation. She is going to need a very special adult-only home with experienced adopters who are understanding, open minded, and out to change a life.



 
  • Shy
  • Special needs cat
  • Indoor only

Josh

Josh is a sweetheart with a delicate elfin face. He is only two years old and was discovered as a stray, brought to our attention by a member of the public who told us that he was female and pregnant! Thankfully this wasn't the case and Josh is now safe with us - it's terribly sad that such a young, gentle cat has been wandering the streets reportedly for several weeks. Josh is very friendly with a huge appetite and a fair amount of energy - he's excited to explore new places and meet new people, and we're eager for him to start his new life. He will need a home with garden access.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Street savvy

Homer

Homer loves other cats and would very much like to be a companion to another kitty in his new home. He is completely blind, with no vision in his remaining eye, but he copes amazingly well with this, not letting it dampen his sweet and sunny personality for a second.

His injury is the result of poor living conditions in Greece, where he was a street cat before CatCuddles facilitated his travel to the UK. His adoption prospects are far greater here, giving Homer the best shot at the life he has always deserved - being safe, loved and well cared for, never spending another day hungry or alone. He is very happy to spend his time indoors, where he can be close to people, so an indoor only home is a great option for him. He is overall very laid back, occasionally a little bashful, and gentle towards people and other cats.

Unusually, Homer is allergic to chicken, so his adopters will need to be careful to avoid giving him any food containing the meat. This is not too difficult to achieve and CatCuddles will provide further advice to anyone who wishes to adopt him.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Special needs cat
  • Good with cats
  • Indoor only

Stathis

Stathis is a gentle, sociable, sometimes shy boy who is FIV positive. He is friendly with cats and people, and once he has learned to trust someone, enjoys being fussed over very much.

FIV is often misunderstood, some people believing it to be contagious or life-threatening; however this isn't the case. FIV is passed onto other cats only through serious bites, and a feline-friendly cat like Stathis is not prone to biting; he could share a home with other equally friendly cats. It also does not impact his health a great deal, not causing any distress or discomfort, and though he may be slightly more prone to viruses, if well cared for Stathis should have a long and happy life. You can read more about FIV by going to http://www.fivcats.com/index.html.

The ideal home for Stathis would be indoor with access to a balcony with the potential to be cat-proofed, which CatCuddles can assist with. We will consider homes with outside space for him only in the safest of locations.
Stathis has been flown to the U.K. for the chance at a new life, as part of an ongoing partnership between CatCuddles and Greek rescue contacts. Stathis has just arrived and we will have more information about him soon.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Special needs cat
  • Good with cats
  • Indoor only

Rabbit

Rabbit is one year old and is initially shy, but once he gets to know someone he likes to sit on their shoulder and lick their hair! He lost his tail in a car accident but this does not cause him any ongoing health issues. He seems to pine for the company of other cats, so we would like him to have a feline friend in his new home.

Rabbit has been flown to the U.K. for the chance at a new life, as part of an ongoing partnership between CatCuddles and Greek rescue contacts. He has just arrived and we will have more information about him soon.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • Shy
  • Special needs cat
  • Good with cats
  • Indoor only

Willow and Oz

Beautiful striped kittens Willow (female, white paws) and Oz (male) were rescued by a supporter of the charity after being dumped by their previous owners, who immediately replaced them with another kitten.

They were far too young to be outside and fending for themselves at this time and as a result they have both become quite shy and tend to hide from new people, with Oz in particular being skittish despite being large for his age. Willow on the other hand is more confident and becomes increasingly so quite quickly the more she gets to know someone. When treated with kindness and patience there are plenty of glimpses of the carefree, happy kittens that they could have been, if they hadn't been mistreated. They also seem to love other cats.

They are by no means feral and just need someone experienced to bring them out of their shells, to handle and touch them and break through the fear that has developed through no fault of their own.

They will need a home together with outside access.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • Good with cats

Jager, Tansy, Sunflower & Lumen

Jager (white nose, male), Lumen (white chin, male) and Tansy (B&W, female) & Sunflower (tabby, female) are four kittens who were born to a feral mother in a back garden in Beckton. Rescued at around 10 weeks of age, they had never had any contact with humans before coming to CatCuddles and were initially confused and frightened by our volunteers.

It's been a long journey teaching them to trust people, but all have improved in leaps and bounds, now often purring like engines when stroked. Occasionally they will still run when approached, but when this happens our volunteers scoop them up, place them on their laps and stroke them until they are fully relaxed and loving the attention. This treatment will need to continue in their new home to ensure that they continue to grow in confidence, but all are perfectly capable of being well-adjusted, sociable and happy home cats, though Tansy and Sunflower in particular are nearly at this stage already, whilst Lumen will still sometimes hiss.

All four of the kittens will need access to a garden once they are of age, and we would ideally like them to be homed in pairs, or as companions to other cats.



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

Spanner & Sprocket

Spanner (black) & Sprocket (tabby) are the siblings of Jager, Lumen, Pansy and Sunflower and like them had no contact with humans in their early weeks of life. This means that they were initially completely unused to people and fearful of them, with the pair being the shyest of the entire feline family.

Since their rescue from the garden where they were born, a CatCuddles fosterer has been working exclusively with Spanner and Sprocket to help them to shed some of their fear. It is only through human failings and neglect that their mother became pregnant on the streets, so we feel that they deserve a chance to be rehabilitated and enjoy a home like any other kitten.

Both kittens have improved a great deal in recent weeks and continue to do so. They cannot resist a dangly toy shaken in front of their faces, and will relax eventually when handled. However they do occasionally hiss and growl, which for an inexperienced cat owner may be intimidating, though this is all talk - they rarely follow through with scratches or bites, even when being vaccinated at the vets. They mean no harm, they are just frightened.

They will need an experienced adopter who is willing to continue their socialization, handling and touching them as much as possible and not allowing them to hide away from interaction. They have the potential to become happy and friendly cats, though they may always be a little bit shy. We hope there is someone out there who is willing to change their lives.



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

Pringle

Pringle is an attention hungry girl of less than a year old who was discovered heavily pregnant and living on the streets. At the sanctuary she gave birth to four beautiful kittens who share her striking tabby markings.

These kittens are now nearing the age when they can be adopted, meaning that Pringle will soon need a new home too. Having been abandoned at such a young age, Pringle is really starved for love, and though her brilliant foster carers have done their best to give her plenty of fuss, she has been busy being a mother to her kittens despite being just a baby herself. It's time for Pringle to be the center of attention for the first time, to have the love and care and guidance that she missed out on at such a tender age. She is very lively and energetic and so affectionate - she often climbs on laps and gives head butts, purring all the while. She will need a garden to explore in her new home, and adopters who will smother her with love - she can't get enough of it.



 
  • Sociable
  • Under 2 years

Jesse RESERVED

Jesse is a sweet older kitten who just wants to hang around with people all day. She was a little uncertain at first but has quickly gained confidence, being happy to be picked up and giving 'kisses' to her human companions.

She is being cared for by a supporter of the charity and we intend to bring her into CatCuddles as soon as possible, and it would be ideal if she had someone interested in adopting her upon arrival.

More info coming on Jesse soon.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable

Ganache & Bournville

These two fluffy beauties are Ganache (female) and Bournville (male), who are looking for a home together with some outside space.

Though the siblings are now two years old, they were found running around a New Cross estate as kittens. When cats have little to no contact with people in their early weeks, this sets them up to be scared and shy around people throughout their lives, unless they are painstakingly socialized. As adults, the pair have recovered from their rough early start in many ways, but Ganache remains shy and often keeps some distance between herself and people, though she loves to play and responds to toys, and is completely gentle, even at the vets. Bournville is only skittish in unfamiliar surroundings, or occassionally when he is approached head-on by someone walking towards him. However once he has gotten to know someone, he becomes very loving - he will allow his fluffy stomach to be stroked, purring like an engine the whole time, and will stick close to his human companions.



 
  • Sociable
  • Shy
  • For experienced homes

Nelly

Nelly is a vocal, attention hungry four year old. She's extremely interactive and needs lots of company - and demands it with meows - so we're looking for adopters who can offer her lots of time in addition to outside space. Nelly will be available for adoption from early next week.

Within five minutes of being stroked Nelly becomes a vibrating bundle of silky black fur, kneading laps and butting hands. When the strokes stop, she will quietly place her paw on a lap or arm and stare beseechingly, a gentle reminder for our volunteers to get back to their important work of touching her! When this fails, she exercises her impressive vocal chords.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Sociable
  • 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.



 

    Roxy - RESERVED

    Roxy is beautiful chocolate brown fluff ball who loves people and is looking for a home with some outside space. She's a cat who loves to purr and will start vibrating the moment she is touched - and she demands to be touched often! She's a laid back beauty, very friendly but also happy in her own company and capable of independence.
    We do not expect her to be with us long.



     
    • Senior 10+
    • Sociable

    Ulla - RESERVED

    With the tip of her ear missing and snow white fur, Ulla had a distinctive look and a sociable, vocal personality. She is two years old and very petite, and deviates between active and very laid back. She is most animated when interacting with people, greeting them joyfully and 'chatting' to them. She loves fuss and strokes. She has shared space with other cats for much of her young life with no issues. She's a very sweet and pretty young cat with lots to offer.

    Ulla has an allergy to house-dust so will need a home that is well ventilated, with windows that can be cat-proofed so that they may be opened when necessary. Her low-key temperament means an indoor-only home would be ideal.

    Ulla has been flown to the U.K. for the chance at a new life, as part of an ongoing partnership between CatCuddles and Greek rescue contacts. Ulla has just arrived and we will have more information about her soon.



     
    • 2-10 years
    • Sociable
    • Special needs cat

    Billy Whizz - RESERVED

    9 year old Billy Whizz is a gentle, friendly, easy going girl 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. She absolutely loves being groomed and turns into a writhing, purring machine the moment she sees a brush. She also a penchant for hidey-holes but will always come out to greet out volunteers and be stroked.

    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.



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

    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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