Barnaby has a home for Xmas (Celia Hammond)!

Hi everyone

I’m a local and volunteer at Celia Hammond. A few months ago, we had a beautiful but very shy stray cat turn up in our front drive soaking wet and hungry. Asked around and others recognised him as an un-owned/abandoned stray.

Next night, the same and it was getting colder and wetter, so I made him a temporary shelter in our doorway. In the evenings, he didn’t leave. We have 3 cats already, so couldn’t take him in, but he lived in the doorway for around 6 weeks.

Our building had major construction work taking place, and we were moving, so I arranged to trap him to give him some safety during this time. He was trapped, microchipped, neutered and vaccinated, and is currently under the care of Celia Hammond Lewisham.

He’s absolutely beautiful, but VERY shy and bewildered. He’s not feral in the slightest, so must have got lost or been abandoned. We’re trying to find patient adult owners (ideally with a safe garden) who can help grow his confidence in people. He’s fine to be stroked, and with time and patience, you’ll have a pretty stunning pal!

He’s very sad right now, so can you give Barnaby a home for Xmas?

To enquire about Barnaby please send an email to or if you are unable to send a email please leave us a clear voicemail message including your contact phone no on 020 8694 6545 your message will be passed to our homing team. or come and visit us and our cats at our regular Cat Adoption Open Days every Saturday and Sunday between 1p.m and 5p.m Please bring a donation of some cat food!!



Hello! I saw this on facebook. We would love to give Barnaby a forever home. He looks the spitting image of my cat Mo who I had for 10 years but sadly lost in May. Please do let me know

Jo x


Jo, I am rooting for you and Barnaby! Will you comment back and let us know if it worked out? A picture of Barnaby snug and loved would make my day :heart:

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Amazing! So pleased for the little guy!

Hey!! Sorry I only just saw this!! Barnaby is super super timid but is slowly coming round to us!! I am buying his love with dreamies and hiding places!!


Awww, I’m really glad he’s coming round! He’s certainly taking it in his own time, but progress is progress. AND HE’S OUT HIS BOX!!!
He’s SUCH a handsome boy!!! I’ve got all fingers and toes crossed for you guys!

Thanks for letting me know. I really appreciate it.


How lovely of you to take him in, @JoAnne_Flashdenning. Timid or not, he looks so much happier now.

Thanks for sharing back on the forum @JoAnne_Flashdenning. I do like a story with a happy ending.

Amazing JoAnne well done!!