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 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 view specific cats you may be interested in, please email streetkatzinfo@gmail.comPlease 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. 


 

Alicia





Alicia is a petite black & white female cat aged just over 1 yr old.  She has very unusual markings - who can see the kitten on her right leg???


Alicia came from the same household as Narla and has lived with a dog.   She has also lived with other cats but would prefer to be the only cat.  She is spayed, chipped and fully vaccinated.


Friendly and affectionate, she took a while to settle but chicken did the trick and she came out of hiding - you know what to do!


We think Alicia would be best suited to an adult only family who have time to help her settle.  She will need a safe garden on a quiet road.


Alicia is being fostered in Crowborough.

Autumn & Taz







These two lovely street cats have had a long journey to get to us.  Rescued from the streets in Romania they lived in a public shelter but were under threat of euthanasia as they proved to be FIV+ and had no hope of being rehomed locally.  Streetkatz was contacted and asked if we could help. We are a FIV friendly rescue so of course we had to say yes.  FIV is a virus typically passed between unneutered tom cats through deep, penetrating bites but can occasionally be transmitted to females being mated.  All it means is that the cat's immune system doesn't work so well but is actually one of the least problematic viruses around.  FIV+ and FIV negative cats can live happily together, share food bowls, litter trays, have play fights and go outside providing they are neutered and no longer aggressive.  


Autumn is a 3 yr old ginger female and Taz is a crazy 18 mth old  black & white male.  Both are neutered, chipped and fully vaccinated.  They are very healthy.  They are dog & cat friendly but perhaps best suited to a family with older children or an adult only household.


Currently being fostered in Southborough.


Merlin




Merlin came into our care after apparently spending more than a year living in աoodland at the back of a housing estate in Southborough. Literally kept going by the kindness of strangers, this lovely boy survived a lot of hardship before Streetkatz became involved. He աas covered in scabs and infested աith fleas, not chipped but someone had cared enough about him to have him neutered.


As you can see, he has adapted to a life of comfort quite quickly!!

 
Merlin is estimated to be c.8 yrs old and is noա chipped and has had his first vaccination. Merlin would like an adult home (or older children) աith no other pets.

Mickey



Mickey is a large tabby male cat who, now neutered, has turned into a chatty boy slowly revealing his inner kitten!


Mickey still has a tendency to dominate and be a bit of a bully although that is reducing as his testosterone levels subside.  He is proving quite a good uncle to kittens so in the future he could probably live with one or two little furballs but for now we recommend he be an only cat.  He would suit having a safe rural environment to explore.


Mickey is neutered and chipped but not yet vaccinated.  We don't know his age but we think he is around 5 yrs old.


When he first came in he had a tendency to nip and, although he is ok now, we won't rehome to a family with young children.  

Coco-Bagheera

Coco came into our care about 8 years ago as a heavily pregnant cat. She gave birth to six kittens, three of which were cream seal points. Sadly five died but one survived and turned into the most stunning seal point ragdoll X. Rosko and Coco (renamed Bagheera) went to live with a kind lady on a narrow country lane but, so sadly, Rosko was run over. Bagheera survived and became the sole house cat but circumstances in the house changed and Coco-Bagheera no longer had the 1-2-1 attention she craved. So she developed behavioural issues, some of which had a physical cause and Coco was diagnosed with pancreatitis. 

Pancreatitis is very manageable with good quality food.  Since coming back into our care we have worked with getting Coco onto a diet she is well on and also tried to broaden her diet to include some wet food.  This has proved very successful and we feel Coco is ready to move back into a home of her own.  Her stress-induced behavioural issues have also resolved.

Coco is an Oriental X so not hugely happy with other cats around. She is neutered and chipped but not currently vaccinated.  Her ideal home would be a single adult home where she has an adoring human servant.   She likes to sleep on your bed.  She is a quiet cat that sleeps a lot so would be happy to be left during the day while you are out at work.  

Bagheera - little black panther


Bagheera is a very sleek black panther, aged about 15-18 mths old.  She came into us with another cat from the same household as they were very bonded.  Hmmm, well they were for about 5 minutes but we had to separate them after that.  It may have had something to do with Bagheera not being spayed and in season ...  Needless to say that little detail has been sorted!!


Bagheera is something of a Houdini so her new family will have to be extra careful of doors and windows being left open.  She will be out and gone. We have learned this by bitter experience, ahem.  Fortunately, she seems able to find her way back fairly well. However, for this reason she will not be rehomed anywhere near a busy road. 


Bagheera is very playful and will chase her tail and toss her toys up in the air.  She is friendly and affectionate and would make a great family pet in a calm household. The empasis is on calm!! Even our vet said she needed a quiet house!!!  We think now she is spayed she will be fine with another cat.  She is also chipped.  UPDATE: we have tried to vaccinate Bagheera twice but it triggers cat flu and so we have decided not to vaccinate her.  If you put your cats in a cattery when you go away, please bear in mind they require fully vaccinated cats with a vaccination certificate.

Felix - sweet little black & white kitty



Felix is a very sweet 13 yr old cat who is quite independent and chatty.  She loves to have access to outside so a safe garden is essential.  Felix is spayed, chipped and vaccinated.


Felix is rather nervous around other cats so would need to be the only cat in the household.  Untried with dogs.  Definitely no young children so preferably an adult only household or a family with older children.


Felix is unusual in that she will come to her name when called - no selective deafness here!! So we would recommend keeping her name at least until she has settled with you and will come to your voice when you call her.


Please read our Homing Policy at the top of this page and all enquiries for preference by email to streetkatzinfo@gmail.com 

BOY CAT - does what it says on the tin!




Boy Cat and his sidekick, Girl Cat, were left behind when their owners moved away.  Both were unneutered.  After some time, kind neighbours contacted another rescue who neutered both but had no room to bring them in.  Neighbours continued to feed them but Boy Cat appeared one day limping badly and it was thought he had been clipped by a car.  One of our volunteers picked him up and took him to the emergency vets but fortunately nothing was broken although he continued to limp for a while.  Needless to say, we took him into our care.


Boy Cat is a very sweet puss cat, quite independent although he doesn't mind the other cats around, he just does his own thing.  We think he is probably around 3 or 4 yrs old.  He is neutered, chipped and vaccinated.  


Boy Cat loves to be outdoors and is currently enjoying a lot of rural space to explore.  So a safe location with direct access to a garden is a must.


Boy Cat would love a family of his own where he will be fussed over and fed lots of lovely food!


UPDATE;  we need to start Boy Cat's vaccinations and also the vets have advised he have a dental so although he is available for viewing and reserving, it will be a few weeks before he can physically go to a new home.

 

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