n animal adoption centre in Lewisham has taken in 49 ginger cats after their aged proprietor turned unwell and wanted hospital remedy.
Celia Hammond Animal Belief remains to be trying to home 25 cats, however the remaining cats are “very nervous with individuals” because of the situations they lived in.
The Lewisham centre was contacted by well being providers as a result of the proprietor wanted an operation however wouldn’t go into hospital till “he knew that his beloved cats have been secure”, in accordance with its web site.
Employees have been instructed the person had “greater than 5 cats” however after they arrived on the property they found he had in truth 49 cats.
They may “instantly see that the state of affairs had bought utterly out of hand”, the animal belief mentioned.
“The vast majority of the cats have been unneutered and have been breeding uncontrolled, their proprietor was looking for properties for the kittens however couldn’t accomplish that as quick because the cats have been breeding.
“Circumstances in his dwelling have been actually poor…there have been overflowing soiled litter trays, the cats had destroyed the furnishings , the home roof was leaking and the whole lot was filty. Some cats have been residing within the loft and had develop into very nervous.”
The animal belief mentioned the cats have been all nicely fed however the proprietor “had greater than he may presumably handle”. Most of them have now been handled on the Lewisham department.
A litter of younger kittens have been taken to a foster dwelling and different grownup cats and kittens have been rehomed.
Twenty-five stay on the centre.
“Sadly these remaining cats are proving to be very nervous with individuals,” Celia Hammond Animal Belief mentioned.
“They’d been poorly socialised by their proprietor as a result of he merely had too many cats. We’re persevering with to persevere with making an attempt to realize the cats confidence however it’s wanting possible that a few of these cats will have to be rehomed as semi-feral cats to appropriate outside properties.”
Their proprietor is in hospital and might be staying with a relative for his restoration.
The animal belief mentioned taking in 49 cats throughout their busiest time of yr has put the Lewisham centre workforce “below a variety of pressure”.
Properties are wanted for the cats in pairs. They require properties with a backyard and cat flap and can want skilled grownup properties who can enable them time to settle in, the belief mentioned.
Celia Hammond Animal Belief has been approached for remark.