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Adopt A Cat   last updated - 27th Aug 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!

Vettie

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

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

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



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

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

Jupiter

Jupiter was found abandoned by his owner in Deptford; he is approximately 18 months old and is a very sweet natured, gentle boy.

Jupiter is a bundle of energy and really enjoys playtime - dangly toys or laser pens are his favourite - he could play for hours! He is also really sweet and loves fuss and attention - a very cuddly boy who will happily curl up next to you or on your lap if the time is right. He has a great purr and will always let you know when he is happy. Jupiter really enjoys the company of his humans; he is likely to follow you around the house and is so appreciative of love and affection.

We'd like a spacious home for Jupiter; he has a lot of energy and loves to run about. You'll also need to have a very secure garden as Jupiter is a really inquisitive boy who loves to explore the world outside - he also loves to pass the hours watching the birds through the window.

He is a really wonderful boy who has a lot of love to give, he will need a calm, ordered, adult only, forever home with solid daily routines, to help him settle. Once settled, Jupiter will become a treasured family pet and bring a whole lot of love to your home.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Shy
  • Ideal first cat
  • Solo cat

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

Dorbul (Reserved)

8 year old Dorbul was brought in with her sister Paris after their owner could no longer care for them. Dorbul is more timid and will initially require a bit of time to feel safe enough to relax in the new home. She may hide initially and will be a little reserved around people until she is settled and happy again.

We are looking for an experienced, adult only home to lavish this deserving girl with love and help her build her confidence and learn to trust again. If you actively engage in play, grooming and cuddles we know Dorbul will come round quickly once in a loving home.

We think she'd be happy in a quiet indoor home where there is a strong daily routine.



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Shy
  • Ideal first cat
  • Solo cat
  • Indoor only

Tiger (Reserved)

Lovely 8 year old Tiger has spent too long in a small property overcrowded by too many pet cats. He has not enjoyed being 1 of 6 and will be delighted to find a forever home where he can be a solo prince and be centre of attention.

He is an independent boy, and is OK to be cuddled but not used to too much fuss. It will take a bit of time to relax in a new environment but this is one boy who knows how to keep away from cars, can fit in well in a semi-busy location and will have no issues staying solo while his folks are at work during the day. We want an adult-only home for this handsome Tiger. We know that the right home and some patient love and care is all that this boy needs to be happy. He has a very loving nature and wants to be stroked and petted but not in an overwhelming manner. Laissez-faire is more his style in the early days.

Tiger has a gentle and kind personality and to the right person he will make an excellent companion - he will need an adult only, experienced home where there is a good daily routine. He enjoys an adventure outdoors so you will need a safe garden or large roof terrace.
A good garden backing on to more gardens is a must. Tiger is waiting...



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

China

2 year old China was the youngest in a multicat household where 6 cats were living unhappily in a property which was too small from them. It is likely that China's previous owner was not able to spend enough time with him so consequently he was not well socialised when he was young. This means that China now lacks confidence. He will require a patient and loving owner who can give him a solid daily routine and not expect cuddles from day one.
China is clearly a sweet natured, lovely boy who wants to be friends - he will just need some time to settle, happily into a new home and learn that fuss and strokes are all part of the fun! He needs to be engaged in daily active play and given his space and freedom to have time alone when he wants it.
China is used to spending a lot of time outdoors so you will need to have a garden and a catflap - you'll also need to be very diligent in summer and get some sun cream on his ears as white cats are at risk of sunburn.
China's ideal forever home will be an adult only home, where you are out of the house at work during the day but have plenty of time to spend with him at evenings and weekends. He will need need to be a solo cat so that you can give him your undivided attention!



 
  • 2-10 years
  • Shy
  • Solo cat
  • Street savvy

Summer & Austen (Nyssa now adopted)

15 month Nyssa gave birth to her kittens at the very start of May and now she is ready to find her own forever home. She really deserves the chance to be spoilt rotten and spend some time being a happy young cat without worrying about the kittens.

She has found raising the kittens difficult and the stress has caused her to overgroom. As soon as we rehome her we can manage this through her diet.

She is a calm and gentle girl who is happy to be stroked and fussed all day long and will surely become a lap cat once settled.

Austen is very adventurous and loves exploring and his sister Summer is a little more reserved but loves cuddles.



 
  • Under 2 years
  • Sociable
  • For experienced homes

Sago, Sasha, Selima, Sibyl & Seraphina - All reserved except Ser

These are Grace's kittens and have developed excellently over the past few weeks at Catcuddles. They will be ready to be adopted at the start of August so come and visit them today!

Sago is a male Tabby, Sasha a female Tabby. The other three are female tabby/white kittens.

All are utterly charming and have great little personalities. They are gentle and sociable and enjoy cuddles and fuss. They are really playful and itching to explore and have adventures.

We would like them homed in pairs or as companions to existing cats. You will need great outdoor space and plenty of time to spend with them in the first year to help them grow and develop in healthy, confident cats.



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

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.

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.



 

    Talisa

    Gentle and elegant, 2 year old, Talisa is a wonderful young girl.

    She was taken in as an unwanted kitten by a family who failed to neuter her, subsequently she has had 2 litters of kittens in her short life - including Plato, Socrates, Ruth and Mabel who are also at the Sanctuary looking for forever homes.

    Talisa is an ideal first cat as she is sweet natured and calm. She enjoys the company of other cats and also loves to be stroked. She's been a great Mum but we would like to see her in a forever home where she can now focus on being a young cat without the responsibility of parenthood. She will bond with you quickly and become a great friend to her new humans.

    She does not have any experience of young children so should be homed with sensible, teenage children only. You'll need a garden for her to explore but this homely girl is unlikely to want to go far as she loves being indoors and around humans.



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

    Catelyn

    Catelyn is Talisa's daughter who at 15 months old is a ball of energy. She loves to play and enjoys human company.

    This is a lovely young girl who will make a great family cat, she will be happily homed with older children and other pets. You'll also need a great garden for her to play in.

    She is a great cat for a 'first time' family too as she is flexible, sociable and friendly. Come and visit her today!



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

    Margaery - Reserved

    Margaery is Catelyn's sister and Mum to Rosit-Rose. She is 15 months old and we are looking for an experienced home for her where she can be a solo cat. It is clear that she has not enjoyed living in a multi cat household and distances herself from the rest of her family as much as possible.

    She is a little less confident than Talisa and Catelyn and will need a very loving an patient human to help her come out of her shell a little. It is obvious that she enjoys attention but she has a way to go before her cuddly lap cat self emerges!

    Gentle and sweet - she is a very deserving young lady who, once settled will come along leaps and bounds and develop into a very special princess. She will benefit from a good routine, and an adult only home where there is someone to spend time actively engaging in play and cuddles each day.

    You'll need to meet Margaery to see how special she is!



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Shy
    • For experienced homes
    • Solo cat

    Rosita-Rose (Reserved)

    This beautiful 4 month old kitten is completely perfect.

    She loves cuddles and fuss, you can pick her up and carry her like a baby! She has even enjoyed raspberries being blown on her tummy!

    Playful, energetic and cuddly - who could ask for more! She loves her cousins Mabel & Ruth so could be homed alongside one of them, or as a companion to an existing cat. Either way this girl needs a playmate. You will need a garden which is very secure - you may even need to do an element of cat-proofing as this kitty will act first, think later!



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

    Mabel & Ruth (Ruth reserved)

    Mabel (B/W) & Ruth (tabby) are just a delightful pair of kittens - fun, friendly and full of energy they will certainly keep you busy. They are gentle and sociable and have been well socialised since birth. They will make happy, confident pets and bring joy to their forever home every day.

    Raising kittens is hard work and you need to spend a lot of time with them every day, playing, grooming and cuddling them to help them grow and develop in confidence. You will also need great outdoor space for when they are older. It's a lot of responsibility so do talk to our adoptions team if you are interested in adopting kittens.



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

    Plato & Socrates

    Plato & Socrates are Talisa's kittens and were brought in after a household became overrun with cats and kittens due to a failure to neuter.

    These boys are a delightful pair of kittens - fun, friendly and full of energy they will certainly keep you busy. They have been well socialised since birth and really do love to play with each other - and you! They will make happy, confident pets and bring joy to their forever home every day.

    Raising kittens is hard work and you need to spend a lot of time with them every day, playing, grooming and cuddling them to help them grow and develop in confidence. You will also need great outdoor space for when they are older. It's a lot of responsibility so do talk to our adoptions team if you are interested in adopting kittens.



     
    • Baby-safe
    • Good with cats
    • Sociable
    • Under 2 years

    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 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.



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

    Candy

    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.



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

    Colin, Melville and Milton (Colin Reserved - bottom of picture)

    These three boys joined us as very shy, frightened stray kittens. Our volunteers are doing great work socialising them and they are not loving their regular 'cuddle time'

    Please get in touch if you are interested in raising a kitten or two - it's a rewarding experience but don't underestimate how much work is involved! You'll need plenty of time at home with the kittens and a great, secure outdoor space.



     
    • Under 2 years
    • Shy
    • Good with cats
    • 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.



     

      Pedigree cats for adoption

      From time to time, we host pedigree cats for adoption. Although they are still cats at heart, pedigrees can be more difficult to care for and have different personalities (good and bad) due to inbreeding, for example, a Persian can't be left to roam outside as they do not seem to have the same safety awareness as other cats and require a lot of daily brushing and a Bengal will need a lot of interaction and are VERY affectionate but if left unstimulated they have the potential to destroy your home!

      A set adoption fee will apply for these cats, as additional precaution to adopting and selling on and as with all CAtcuddles cats, they will be microchipped and neutered.

      Looks alone do not make for a good adoption criterion, so we will be homing these cats to adoptive homes who have experience or adequate knowledge of the breed or have been deemed suitable for the needs of the individual cat(s) following a home visit. We have a single approach on matching the right feline temperament to the right home regardless of pedigree; we will never home a cat based on colour or looks.



       
      • Senior 10+
      • 2-10 years
      • Under 2 years
      • Sociable
      • For experienced homes
      • Needs daily grooming
      • Indoor only

      Our Guidelines For Adopting A Cat

      All Catcuddles kitties are fully vet-checked, FIV/FELV tested (if they came in as strays), neutered, fully vaccinated, flea-treated monthly, de-wormed quarterly and microchipped. Some have also had their dentals done, blood tests etc, to ensure they are fit and healthy before being available for adoption.

      It is important for the Welfare and Adoption Teams to ensure we are giving these felines the best possible start to a happy, healthy life with their newly adopted family. Homing donations are requested at the time of adoption on the basis of "one cat out one cat in" , i.e. at a level that would cover the vet costs so we can immediately rescue a stray or unwanted cat. This cost varies between £85 and £120 per cat, depending on whether we also need to neuter. We have rarely had to explain why this level of donation is necessary to those who are aware of what a vet trip costs these days!

      Before adopting a cat a routine home visit is always carried out by one of our volunteers, as soon as you reserve a Catcuddles feline. Post-adoption visits are also likely, and email updates by the new family are required for at least the first 6 months, so we can make sure your cat is settling happily in his/her new home. Catcuddles offer help and advice 24/7  for anything relating to the welfare and care of a Catcuddles kitty.

      Please call us if you need to run through any behaviour(s) that you consider strange or unexpected so we can help make sense of them. Your vet should always be your first port of call with clinical/medical emergencies, so please register with a vet as soon as you adopt a cat. We are happy to recommend our vets and would also urge you to research your emergency vet service close to your home. We also strongly recommend that you obtain pet insurance for your cat and every Catcuddles cat homed comes with 4 weeks’ free insurance.

      Due to fast adoption rates during our Open Days (usually on Saturday afternoons), we do not always have time to keep the website and our Catchat homing pages up to date, so please call us if you are interested in adopting a cat or two and are not sure one of the above profiles is suitable.

      Stray & Feral Cat Rescue Projects

      Each season we try to use any surplus funding from donations towards helping rescue, rehabilitate and -when possible- rehome young  feral cats, especially mums with kittens. Strays are all homed as their socialisation is much easier and all have been homable cats.

      Back in  2010, we have not had to look far and brought in 5 heavily pregnant mums and and several young kittens. The mums were with us for over 2 months raising their little ones, which gave us the opportunity to try turning them around if possible and give them a chance to an easier, safe life as a home cat. However, all adults had to be returned and released as they were just too skittish and feral to be happy among humans.

      The young colony being so big (in excess of 30 with the kittens), we decided to give them names of world capitals, so we can easily remember where they came from and link them to their original location.

      Through sample blood checks we established this was a healthy FIV/FELV negative colony, so we 'll be keeping an eye on them in the future as they are relatively close to the Sanctuary. We are priviledged to have met and helped along characters like Paris, Sydney, Havanna, Canberra, Barcelona, Moresby and Rio. Head tomcat Zanzibar and comical Bamako made us laugh on many occasions. A few others such as Tokyo also joined the neuter&release list, along with some of his very young mates. Vienna was the last addition (although we feel she was an accidental tourist - turned out to be a friendly stray) and is now pampered at her hew home in Blackheath.

      Spring/Summer 2011
      During kitten season last year, we upped the ante and concentrated on rescue of pregnant strays in East London, also helping out in Lewisham, Clapham and beyond. East London has a dire problem with cats made stray by people’s poor understanding on cat welfare and lack of information on cat ownership. We ended up with 11 litters and over 70, mums and kittens, all landing with us  in the space of 3 months.  All were successfully homed and all the kittens have now been neutered, ensuring we play our part to stop the vicious circle of unwanted offspring and even more cats to rehome further down the line. The operation has been costly as we had to place two litters under catflu quarantine and resorted to an emergency c-section to deliver and save the lives of mum Freya and her 4 kittens, Nemo, Minnie, Tigger and Daisy.

      Plans for 2012
      We expect this year to be just as busy -and costly. We continue to educate the public and advocate neutering of all cats over 5 months, to avoid the tragedy of unwanted cats being put to sleep or abandoned every year due to lack of good homes. Please consider donating to fund our stray neutering scheme, which is not supported by any other organisation, grant, fund or charity.

      All public donations for neutering will go exclusively towards neutering. We also help with low cost neutering to those who may be finding it hard to cover the private vet fee, so long as they are within reach of our two vets in Blackheath SE3.

       

       
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