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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 27th Aug 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. 

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, always greeting visitors enthusiastically and sometimes with a soft mew. She loves company and deserves to spend her twilight years with plenty of it. She has a condition called Hyperthyroidism, common among senior cats, but it is managed with little difficulty with a pill every day, that Luccia is very tolerant of being given, typical of her gentle nature.



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

Billy Whizz

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

Harvey

Harvey has joined Catcuddles after the recent sad death of his owner. He is a big, friendly, laid back 9yo boy who has been happy as an indoor only cat recently, but has previously had access to outdoors so could adjust to either situation.

He bonded very closely with his previous owner and loves company, but is not high maintenance and more than happy to just hang out beside you or near you. However, he will need to be a solo cat as he does not appreciate other cats or dogs. We think he will be fine with children but perhaps not suitable for toddlers.

He is currently being fostered in Greenhithe and is available for booked visitors.



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

Samantha & Delilah

Samantha (black and white) and Delilah (all black), or Sammy and Lilah, are two sweet four year old girls who are are gentle and loving. They have been much loved cats for the duration of their lives but are in need of a new home, ideally together, as their owner is sadly emigrating.

Sammy is the more outgoing of the two, so much so that taking a photo of her is a challenge - she is always two inches away from the camera lense because she can never get close enough to people! She's a very confident and friendly and she loves fuss and cuddles, greeting all her guests enthusiastically.

Delilah is a little shy and reserved, but she is gentle and sweet and her quiet friendliness is a nice contrast to her sisters boldness. She likely needs to get to know someone first before coming out of her shell for them fully, but will then form close bonds. Both girls enjoyed sleeping on the end of their owners' bed in their previous home.

We will consider both indoor only homes and those with outside access for Sammy and Lilah.



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

May and Ian

May (tabby, female) and Ian (white, male) are the siblings of Rina and are a lively, sociable pair who love to play and explore. They are looking for a home ideally together, though we will also consider pairing them with existing cats. Because Ian is deaf, he will need an indoor only home, though he copes extremely well with this and it will hinder him little in the long run.

They were flown to CatCuddles from Greece, as part of an ongoing partnership between the charity and Greek rescue contacts. They are simply delightful - typically playful, friendly kittens who want nothing more than love and fuss.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • Special needs cat
  • Good with cats

Rina

Rina's contrasting eyes and pure white fur make her an incredibly beautiful cat, but we're looking for an adopter who is interested in more than just her looks - someone who wants to give her a committed and loving home for the duration of her life.

Like all kittens, she will need adopters who can offer her plenty of time and attention throughout the day, with some extra consideration for her special needs - Rina is completely deaf. Cats are incredibly adaptable and Rina is not held back at all by her disability, but she will require a spacious indoor only home for her own safety. She will also ideally have a companion cat in her new home.



 
  • Sociable
  • Ideal first cat
  • Good with cats
  • Indoor only
  • Under 2 years

Repper

Four year old Repper has really come out of his shell since arriving at CatCuddles. He greets our volunteers at the door and is never happier than when someone is sitting in his suite with him. He enjoys being scratched under the chin and is active and interested in everything. With two visible fangs and jet black fur, he reminds us of a vampire bat - a very friendly one, of course.

Poor Repper has now been waiting for months for an adopter to show an interest in him, and we can't understand why this is, though sadly black cats are often overlooked. Occasionally, Repper will give little nips, usually when excited or when he feels trapped, but we feel being frustrated waiting for the right home worsens this problem and Repper just needs the space, freedom and attention that can only be provided in a home. He is basically a very friendly boy, and he would be so happy to be given a chance by someone.

Repper enjoys the occasional game with a dangly toy or ball, and also wandering outside and exploring a garden, so he will need some outside space 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

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

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

Kitcat

Kitcat is a friendly and petite 11 year old girl who's family emigrated and sadly could not take her along. She has had a stressful few months, having initially been homed with a family friend before coming to CatCuddles, so she has endured a lot of changes in recent weeks. Despite this she is very affectionate and friendly, always happy to see our volunteers and have her chin scratched. She has an overall gentle and placid disposition and is occasionally chatty, emitting small kitten-like meows when interacted with. She is really a lovely, sweet cat and any home would be brighter with her in it, lounging on the sofa or gazing at birds from the window. Some where laid back and quiet with some.small outside space would be ideal.



 
  • Senior 10+
  • Sociable

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 fostered in Battersea where he is accepting adoption visitors.

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. She is currently fostered in Plumstead where she is accepting adoption visitors.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable

Errol, Ellington and Tux

Errol (male), and Ellington and Tux (females) are fostered in SE19 where they are accepting adoption visitors. They are just a small group of the many kittens who have filled the sanctuary's suites this kitten season.

Like all kittens, Errol, Ellington and Tux are delightful - playful, adorable, affectionate and full of energy. They will need to be adopted in pairs, with the remaining kitten adopted as a companion to another existing cat. They will also require adopters who are home often throughout the day, and who can offer them outside space once they are of age.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • Good with cats

Cocoa

Cocoa is a very unique and unusual kitten; she (or he) is neither male nor female, having been born a hermaphrodite. Only one in seven thousand cats is born with the condition, and though we're currently exploring the matter with the vets, we don't believe that it will have any adverse effects on Cocoa's health - she will just always be a little bit different. Cocoa is unusual in more ways than one - she's so confident and self assured that she shows no fear or hesitation even when introduced to large breeds of dogs, happily playing with them, chasing them and sleeping on them! She is a little live wire and is going to be a huge character, we're sure. She's also very cuddly, purring the moment she is picked up and rolling on her back when stroked, like all kittens loving every moment of attention that she is given.



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

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

Ginty is one of the stray mothers who has come into CatCuddles this kitten season, along with her four beautiful the kittens. The whole family will be looking for new homes in 2 - 4 weeks.



 
  • Sociable
  • 2-10 years

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

    Mikesch - RESERVED

    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

    Layla - RESERVED

    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.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Sociable
    • Street savvy

    Nermal & Bandit - RESERVED

    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

    Roxy RESERVED

    Roxy is beautiful, friendly and laid back, loving attention and strokes.

    We do not expect her to be with us long.



     
    • Sociable
    • Senior 10+

    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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