Streetkatz

Rescue

 Homing Policy & Area we Cover

As many of our cats have come to us through unhappy or unsafe circumstances, we naturally want to make sure as far as possible that they are being rehomed to people and places where they will be happy and contented for the remainder of their lives.  For that reason, we do insist on doing a home check before you adopt the cat or cats you are interested in.  However, it may be possible to view the cat you are interested in prior to a homecheck.

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 At the moment our area of operation is mainly confined to around Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Wadhurst, Crowborough and Heathfield (and all villages in between).  So those are the areas we can easily home check and support our cats in the settling in phase. 

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All our cats are vet checked, fleaed, wormed, neutered if old enough, microchipped and will have at least the first stage of the vaccination done.  This all costs a lot so we do ask for a financial contribution towards this.

Our current Adoption Fee is £55 per cat/kitten unless otherwise stated (eg for Egyptian rescues) but if you can spare a little more, it will go to help bring in another cat off the street.

Our helpers are all volunteers, giving of their spare time to rescue and rehabilitate our cats and kittens.  All the money we raise therefore goes where it is needed - to help the animals.

Please note that we do not have a sanctuary or centre.  All our cats and kittens are fostered by volunteers either in their own homes or in purpose-built cattery pens in their gardens.  So you need to make an appointment to view at a mutually convenient time. If we haven't homechecked you beforehand we do require some basic info, at the very least a full address and telephone number, preferably landline, as we will be sending you into someone's home. 

To arrange a home check or to view specific cats you may be interested in, please email [email protected] or leave a message on our voicemail 077 077 99 007 (or text us on the same number).  Please leave a landline telephone number if at all possible.

Rehoming kittens:  we prefer to rehome young kittens in pairs or a mum with one kitten. They settle in more quickly, are less stressed and fearful, play and sleep together and are company for each other if you are out at work all day. 



Jaffa aka JaffaCakes - Experienced adult home needed

Jaffa, aka as JaffaCakes and ScrumBum, is a fantastic cat of character.  A mature unneutered tom, he was photographed as one of a gang of 3 having their way with a bit of tottie!  So his days were numbered and his fun curtailed.  Now snipped and chipped he is turning into a fabulous cat.  He is still very food orientated so we think he would be best as an only cat in an adult only household (that could include older children).  Ideally, he would do best with someone cat experienced with time on their hands to encourage him to be a little less fearful - he can be very bold, certainly where food is concerned, but then wants to hide away so someone around to break that pattern would be brilliant. 

Jaffa proved to be FIV+ which is actually no big deal and just means his immune system is not operating at 100%.  Cats do not die of FIV, they die of all the things cats normally die of and can live for many long and healthy years, you just need to be very slightly more responsive if they do pick up an infection. However, he doesn't have to live indoors all the time - now neutered and not keen to fight for food or females he is not a threat to other cats.

Streetkatz has had cats like Jaffa before.  Leaving aside his FIV status, these mature, recently snipped, toms are very much our cup of tea.  They usually have great personalities over time and can turn into the most fantastic companions.  Are you up for a challenge and have a bit of time and patience to boot?!

Our Homing Policy is on the Adopt-a-Cat page of our website so please do check out if you are within our catchment area before you contact us - we are small and local to the Tunbridge Wells area (W Kent/E Sussex borders).

RAVI IS RESERVED - 16TH JUNE 2018

Furby






Furby was an owner surrender last year because he was being bullied by other cats in the household. We don't often do owned cats - we are Streetkatz, geddit? - but a favour for a friend.  Furby was very stressed and doing what cats do when stressed - toileting inappropriately.  So it was with much trepidation he came to us. Although moving to another multi-cat environment he has been absolutely brilliant.  No issues.   Our only problem has been getting him to sit still long enough to pose for a photo! Furby is a neutered boy who looks like a black 'n' white but is actually v dark grey - parts of his fur are white with black tips. Very unusual. 

Although Furby does get on quite well with other cats he is probably best as only cat.

Furby is being fostered in Brenchley.  Adoption fee and homecheck apply.  For details of our catchment area, see our Homing Policy above.
Teddy Bear in need of a hug

 

This lovely ginger teddy bear is soooo huggable and loves to sleep on your chest, your neck, your head ... you get the picture!  Teddy came into us with a huge wound on his neck and extending above his right eye.  Now completely healed over, this gorgeous cat is ready for rehoming.  Teddy was not neutered when he came in and, as his wound was not healing well, we had him tested for FIV and he tested positive.  This means his immune system is not so effective and he can take longer to fight off infections.  FIV is most common in unneutered toms as it is passed on through biting and scratching; it's also passed onto unneutered females as the males bite the back of their neck during mating.  After neutering, the urge to fight usually disappears and there is little evidence that FIV is passed on via shared food bowls, litter trays or mutual grooming.  Teddy is good with most other cats and even with kittens but he can be a bit of an eyeballer with other dominant males so we are looking for a home where there are either no cats or certainly not dominant male cats. 

We are not sure of his age but would think he was in the 7-10 yr bracket.

Teddy has lots of fans on Facebook so we are looking for an extra special home for this lovely boy - updates will be compulsory!


 

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