Celia Hammond Animal Trust - Lewisham
Rehoming Cats & Kittens: London (West), London (East) & Kent (West)

Rufus was living stray when we were contacted to help as he was in poor condition. We were due to neuter, microchip and give him in a thorough health check and return him back to the people who were feeding him as they planned to give him a new home.  Unfortunately whilst in our care Rufus was diagnosed with diabetes and his feeders could not take him on.  

Rufus is a friendly, handsome, fluffy cat, he is approx 1-12 years old.  Rufus is very laidback and is fine with other cats.  An indoor home is sought. 

Rufus is having insulin injections twice a day (12 hours apart) and eats a special prescription food for diabetic cats. Rufus diabetes is not particularly well controlled and his blood glucose results are generally higher than our vets would like, it is possible that Rufus is showing some insulin resistance and our vets are trying higher doses and a different make of insulin.

However Rufus is happy cat and is doing okay so we would really like him to be in a home whilst on treatment. 

Rufus is seeking a new home under our Long Term foster scheme whereby we will continue to provide his veterinary care relating to diabetes via our London vet clinics. We will also take Rufus back in for boarding if his foster carers are on holiday. 

To enquire about Rufus please email [email protected] 


CAT ADOPTIONS:  The coronavirus pandemic did mean that we have had to alter our usual homing procedures. We are now in the process of returning to 'normal' but this will take some time.   Home Assessments:  Pre-coronavirus we would meet potential adopters in their homes (home visit) this was an informal visit to provide advice about caring for cats or kittens e.g health care, feeding, settling in and also an opportunity for us to feel reassured that you could provide a good home.  During the pandemic we replaced our usual home visit with a video call via What'sApp or similar to provide the same advice and so that you can also show us the cat relevant areas of your home e.g garden, location of a cat flap etc.  We are continuing with the option of an initial video call home visits or an actual home visits. 

Following a successful home assessment you are then welcome to come and meet suitable cats by appointment. For homes who initially had a video call we are delivering cats to their new homes to ensure are settled in with you and any further advice required is provided.  


We are continuing to prioritise homes that are local to our centres - except for feral/ outdoor cats.  Lewisham Branch Homing catchment area: All SE London and BR (Bromley) postcodes. Also N.Kent (Welling, Bexley, Sidcup, Swanley, Dartford), Croydon and SW London (SW8, SW9, SW2, SW11, SW4, SW12, SW16) If you can offer a home to a 'harder to rehome' cat we will consider homes outside our usual rehoming areas.

  • Status:Homed
  • Gender: Male
  • Fur colour:Tabby & White
  • Fur length:Longhaired
  • Age(When Added):10 Year(s) Old
  • Neutered/Spayed:Neutered
  • Indoor/OutdoorIndoor Only
  • Can live with children: Not Sure
  • Can live with dogs: Not Sure
  • Can live with other cats: Yes
When contacting us, please mention that you found us through our Cat Chat Homing Page - thank you!