UPDATED 29th NOVEMBER: Our Lewisham Rescue centre and veterinary clinic has recently suffered with a cat flu outbreak and positive cases of Covid 19 amongst our staff. This led to a temporary closure becoming necessary whilst we sought to contain the cat flu and staff recovered from Covid or were isolating. During this time we were only able to take in 'life and death' emergencies, less urgent requests for help have had to wait or be placed in foster homes.
We are pleased to report that all affected members of staff have now recovered. The cat flu is still having an impact as we need to be able to rehome cats in order to empty and clean contaminated areas but due to a large number of stray cats and kittens entering our care in September this is proving difficult as many of the September arrivals are very nervous and are therefore difficult to rehome or require outdoor semi-feral homes. We therefore only have a limited number of cats at our Lewisham centre who are suitable for domestic homes and are therefore prioritising efforts towards homing our feral and more challenging cats.
This continues to be a difficult and challenging time and we are sorry not to be able to continue with our rescue and homing services in our usual way at this time. Homing staff are mainly working from home and will continue responding to enquiries made by email email@example.com
Our veterinary clinic is offering a limited range of services again and can be contacted on 0208 691 2100 for advice - phone answered Mon - Fri 9a.m - 5.30p.m
CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 SITUATION
HOMING CENTRES: Following Government Guidance our Homing Centres and Sanctuary are now closed to visitors until further notice.
Cat Adoptions: We are registering interest, conducting home assessments via video calls and matching cats to new homes - please contact us by emailing your local Celia Hammond Animal Trust centre.
We have been delighted to have received lots of offers of foster homes and have been compiling a list of people available to help during the coming kitten season and generally with fostering adult cats should we need extra help.
Rescue - we are continuing to respond to rescue calls - e.g sick and injured strays, pregnant strays, stray cats with kittens, cats whose owners have died etc For non urgent help please email your local Celia Hammond Animal Trust centre, for urgent enquiries please email and phone.
The cats at our centres are being cared for by our staff. Unfortunately we cannot take on new volunteers at the moment. If you wish to support us in the care of our cats please do so by sending donations of cat food via our Amazon Wish List : https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/registry/wishlist/7UATHW9XSN89/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_o
VETERINARY CLINICS : If your pet needs an appointment to see a vet or you need advice please phone us. Canning Town - 0207 474 8811 or Lewisham - 0208 691 2100
We are open for cat and dog neutering - please phone to book an apointment.
Vaccinations - We are now able to provide booked appointments for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies that have not previously been vaccinated and hope to restart annual booster vaccinations soon. PLEASE PHONE FOR ADVICE AND TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT.