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Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Monday, 05 December, 2005 - 12:09 pm:   

Owners distraught over missing cat, all and any help gratefully received to get him home.

ALFIE is about 6-yrs-old, and is white with dark tabby patches. He's on medication, and we're very concerned about how well he is. He doesn't wear a collar.

Last seen by a neighbour in Perry Vale/Dacres Road area on night of Thurs 1 Dec.

Please let us know if you see him! Many many thanks.

Pls respond back to the SE23 Forum, or call 07791 772250
Joined 01-01-2003
Posted on Monday, 05 December, 2005 - 12:23 pm:   

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Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Monday, 05 December, 2005 - 04:36 pm:   

I can't see the pic very clearly on my pc for some reason but he looks very much like a cat I saw in the green area behind the block of flats on the London Road yesterday. It was about 4.30pm and it was on the pathway behind the block of flats on the corner of Taymount Rise and London Road. There is a cut through from Taymount Rise, and as I turned the corner a very friendly cat came running up to me. He was white with dark tabby markings like this. I wish I'd seen this message first or I'd have grabbed him - he was extremely friendly and wanted to follow me. I'll look out for him tonight and report back straight away if I see him.
Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 02:38 pm:   

Thanks again for contacting us about this sighting. We made 2 trips to this area, and both times came across a smaller cat with similar markings, and with a dark instead of white nose.

We've continued to search nightly, particularly in the Perry Vale area. Last night we found someone else's lost cat.

The search goes on.

Thanks again.
Joined 18-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 05:25 pm:   

Have you contacted Cats Protection? They were really helpful when one of our cats went missing. It was a long time ago so don't have up to date info. This is info about the Croydon Branch taken from their website:
020 8763 0072

Web Address:

I'm sure I also saw a Cats Protection office/shop in Rushey Green the other week but couldn't find anything on the site. I know they feed stray cats in Forest Hill - there's a box for contributions of cat food at Savacentre.
Joined 09-04-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 07 December, 2005 - 11:01 pm:   

Best of luck with your search.
Joined 05-12-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 11:47 am:   

Thanks, Ophelia, for idea re CPL - have left Alfie's details with them. Thanks Seefamilies for good wishes.

One week gone now. New posters up offering a reward. It's freezing and we're getting more worried by the day.
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 09 December, 2005 - 12:42 pm:   

I think you should also contact Lewisham Council's Animal Welfare (Wearside Road Depot Ladywell SE13 7EZ Tel: 020 8314 2098) in case they have your cat in their kennels.
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 10 December, 2005 - 05:15 pm:   

I hope you find him. The waiting must be awful. I sympathise deeply. My own cat was run over just under two weeks ago (as predicted on traffic calming in Perry Vale thread some time back). He's still alive, but it's been pretty traumatic for all concerned and he's not out of the woods yet. It's difficult to work and get on with life when something like this happens.

So, for what it's worth, I know how you're feeling! I'm sending you lots of cat-finding vibes.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Saturday, 10 December, 2005 - 07:28 pm:   

Dear Valelodge, we spoke last week when I called you with some suggestions. I'm sorry Alfie has not turned up - I am also a cat lover and would be distraught if mine went missing.
I believe you said that you had not been there long- it occurred to me that he may have gone looking for your old home. Have you tried around there, assuming it was in London.
We came across a cat in June in our garden and advertised widely for its owner but none found, so we kept him. It is possible that he could have come from some distance away- we only advertised locally. Perhaps you need to cast your net wider, also try Sydenham shops, the shops at the bottom of Perry Vale, and also the Mayow vet surgery in Mayow Road.? I can also suggest Battersea Dogs Home- I have taken lost cats there before. The other suggestion I have is that I believe there is a gap in the rear wall where the bins are at Vale Lodge - the one which backs onto the industrial estate- foxes come and go through there - he may have gone through to the industrial estate, where the post office sorting office is.
All long shots, but may be worth a try.

Personally I think that if someone finds him, they will take to a vet to see if he is chipped. It might be worth contacting a range of vets within a few miles, and the local police station, as they usually have a chip reader.

Best of luck,
Joined 04-03-2005
Posted on Monday, 12 December, 2005 - 11:07 am:   

Celia Hammond Cat Rescue in New Cross on Lewisham Way is another place to check. My cat was a rescue cat from there, who had been brought in after he had been hit by a car. Since he wasn't chiped and no owner came looking for him, he was rehomed (to a loving home).
Joined 03-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 14 December, 2005 - 06:31 pm:   

any news?
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Wednesday, 14 December, 2005 - 09:58 pm:   

Dear Vale Lodge, we live near Woodcombe Crescent, and have seen your posters there and also at the station. Hope you have some news soon. This may be cold comfort, but from my experience of finding and losing cats, they are extremely good at convincing humans to feed them and take them in, so Alfie may well be safe and sound somewhere. Good luck.

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