Who wants a cat?


Now, I can imagine your listeners at home are saying “Oh, no, they’re using some kind of tranquilizer dart gun on my relatives to keep them in.” But let me assure you: these guns are very accurate.
- On The Hour

Ryan wants to give the greatest gift of all - a cat:

A few months ago i found a cat in my garden. It was obviously abandoned, and very friendly, so I took it in. I advertised it, and even took took it to Celia Hammond, but it's owner couldn't be found.

Anyway, I am looking to move, and can no longer look after it. So, I was wondering if it would be possible to ask our BC readers if they would like a lovely, friendly, house trained cat. It's just over 1 year old, needs his balls chopped off and very very friendly. I have tried Calia Hammond again, but they don't want to take him. Battersea Dog and cat home "will" take him, but I really want to see him in a good, stable home.

If you;'d like to give the cat a good home, email us.

43 comments:

Tough but fair said...

Just put him out on the streets. Let the market decide, if he is truly a nice cat he'll find home, like he did the last time.

Anonymous said...

Catman?

Anonymous said...

A surprisingly "Tory" answer for a Brockley resident ;)

meow said...

This cat looks sweet, I hope it finds a good home (with someone who will refer to it as "he" or "she", preferably!)

Tyrwhitt Cliff said...

Try the Talbot. They took in one Ginger cat only to find it belonged to one of the customers.

Having said that it seem to prefer the pub to its proper home - until some brings a dog in!

Matt-Z said...

Surely his ideal home would be Wickham Mews?

Headhunter said...

I was told the Talbot was a dog friendly pub but the owner now seems to be encouraging various waif and stray cats to set up there. Last time I took the dog there, he chased one of these stupid mogs upstairs and through the middle of a kids party. The staff were grumbling about the bloody cats that the owner has let in... I think The Talbot needs to decide - dogs or cats, not both.

Stupid mog said...

I think we should ban cyclists from the Talbot

C/andDlover said...

Shouldn't the dog have been on a lead anyway .would have got a kick up the arse if he came near my food.

hazeladams said...

but why won't celia Hammond take him?

Headhunter said...

So a dog at floor level would get a "kick up the arse" but a cat jumping up on the table after wondering through its own pee just before you sit down to eat is alright?

Anonymous said...

@hazeladams

Celia Hammond tells me they don't any space right now, and I would need to wait. Battersy Dog and Cat centre say they will happily accept him, but it wold be a long and frightful journey for him (the cat)

By the way, he is just over 1 year old, and is called October. :)

The Cat Man said...

It looks lovely! Unfortunately I have two cats I don't think my puddles would appreciate a man cramping their style :)

The Cat Man said...

Two "female" cats..

C/andDlover said...

The cat thing is the guvnors problem,but i believe only guide dogs should be allowed in pubs.

Anonymous said...

@ Catman

Two girl cats huh? I think he would love that! ;)

Howson Road said...

I would love a cat like October in my house, but we can't keep him :(

Aricana said...

I have 2 female cats as well who are not fond of cat strangers.

A lost male cat turned up in our garden last year who was very friendly and very hungry. We fed him over the weekend and put a cat hutch outside for him to sleep in as Celia Hammond was full but they did recommend that we should check if he was microchipped - John Hankinson the vet on Shardeloes Road offers a free checking service.

To my delight he was microchipped. He lived only two roads away and had been missing for three weeks.

Please do post an update to let us if things work out - fingers crossed they do.

Aricana said...

@ Brockley Fox - have re-read your post and guess Celia Hammond must have checked his micro chip details.

Hope October is adopted soon.

Hope he finds a loving home said...

He's lovely. We already have two cats and I don't think a third would be appreciated. Offered cats seem to go quite quickly on the East Dulwich Forum. You could try there or obviously the wonderful new southeast London Forum! Also have you asked Celia Hammond whether they could put an advert on their website?

kirisetta said...

A friend of mine works at the Lewisham Celia Hammond, and she says it's strange Ryan was told they were full, as they most certainly are not! Ryan, I could put you in touch with her, if you don't get any direct takers?

I would - he's absolutely gorgeous - but I'm moving to the States in a few months and it wouldn't really be fair...!

tyrwhitt ali said...

I haven't read them properly, but in the last couple of days a couple of missing cat posters have turned up around the junction of Tressillian Road and Harefield Road, and it was a small grey cat so it might be worth checking them out. I'll try and check them tonight and email the info onto Nick.

patrick1971 said...

Poor little fellow. If worst comes to worst just dump him on Celia Hammond (i.e. just walk in and leave the cage there). People do it all the time, and then people who actually make the effort to do the right thing are told they're full. One more example of how the scummers usually win.

I too colunteer at Celia Hammond and they're definitely not full.

Headhunter said...

C/andDlover - Well you go ahead and set up a pub and I won't come to it. In the meantime it's good to see that ACTUAL pub owners are often more tolerant..

patrick1971 said...

I should have said, I love the cats at the Talbot! It's a highlight of a visit, seeing which one is around that day and having a little chat with them.

Anonymous said...

I think Celia Hammond must have a rogue member of staff. When I called last year enquiring if they had any cats that needed a home and was spoken to like an idiot and was never called back.

Georgia Harrison said...

I wee cat who looks like him came into our house on Millmark a few months ago when some jehovahs came to the door. Did you find him near there? We took him in for a couple of nights and grew quite attached, but had to let him out as we have no cat door. Does he need a cat door?

Anonymous said...

@ Gorgina

No, we found him in our shed in Braxfield road. I made a few enquiries and discovered he "might" have a sister, also living in Braxfield road. No idea where he came from, but it can't have been far away.

I'd like to thank everyone for their comments. Sadly, if no home can be found, then I may have to just hand him over to Celia Hammond (whether they want him or not!)

He's a cutie said...

Please try ED forum before handing him to Celia Hammond. I know they are good but I've seen cats advertised on their website for months.

Brockley Nick said...

@Fox - I've just forwarded you at least five takers.

He's a cutie said...

Yay!

Mb said...

October should invite sealed bids for his affections. Retention of his bollocks would be high on the list I should imagine.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "Let the Market Decide"... he knows where he's come from and he'll go back when he's hungry enough.

Brockley Dogging Society said...

Would he like to pop down to the new Catting Night on Tuesdays? I'm sure we can find someone to take him, as it were!

tyrwhitt ali said...

I checked and the missing cat advertised near me is all black, so sadly not October.

kirisetta said...

Update please? Has October found a new home? :)

Anonymous said...

**** Update ****

After receiving plenty of emails (thank you nick), I have still been unable to find any takers for October. So, with a heavy heart i had to take him to cat prison today (friday 15, 5, 11) or Celia Hammond as you may better know it. If anyone is really interested in adopting him, please please see Celia hammond. He's house trained, and far to cute for catty prison :)

I'd like to thank everyone here for their comments, and help. Especially Nick.

- Ryan

Anonymous said...

The market has decided.

patrick1971 said...

Has anyone else around Manwood Road had a white (with some tabby patches on his head) unneutered male cat hanging around? He's become a frequent visitor in my garden and enquiries to a few neighbours have come up with nothing apart from he's hanging around in their gardens as well!

He's quite friendly and will eat from your hand, but should really be neutered.

Paul said...

BLACK CAT FOUND - He was picked up by Celia Hammond and is microchipped. His name is Rossco and is from Florence apparently.
He was found in Foxwell Mews

Anonymous said...

Bloody italian cats, comming over here with their smarmy ways.

drakefell debaser said...

Florence to Lewisham must be quite a social climb down, even for a cat.

Neil said...

Hi Ryan,

Nick forwarded my email to you (I guess you must have missed it) about taking October.

We contacted Celia Hammond but they have no record of this cat. Are there any other details you can provide so we can track it down, as we'd really like to take her.

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