We are delighted to announce that from the end of October 2020, we will be working in Partnership with Java Whiskers. The cats that you’ll see in the café are originally from The Scratching Post Cat Rescue. You can find out more by reading the below or you can visit the Java Whiskers UK website by clicking here.
An extract from the Java Whiskers website reads…
We are delighted to be opening our Java Whiskers Cat Café in London and would love you to join us to celebrate our Grand Opening on the 31st October. Java Whiskers, already loved by many in our first Stockholm Catcafé, are thrilled to be bringing the experience to London Marylebone. Java Whiskers is a relaxing haven for everyone to enjoy, with a core mission to raise the public awareness of homeless cats, and together with the public and our partners, to find forever homes for as many cats as possible.
Sylvester | Male | 18 months old
Hi, my name is Sylvester. I’m a beautiful silver tabby who loves gentle strokes and playing with lots of furry toys. I lived at The Scratching Post for a short while before coming to stay at The Café. I learnt lots at The Scratching Post: How to play, that I can trust humans again, I even met a lovely lady-cat called ‘Apricot’ who has since found her new home. I think it’s time I found my new home now too. I’m ready to settle down!
Cupid | Male | 9 months old
Hi, Cupid here. Yes – the clue is in the name, I’m LOVEly. I’m not yet a lapcat, but that’s okay because one day I may be once I settle down. I’m young, playful and full of character. An extreme foodie too – wish I had one of those food orientated Instagram accounts. Toys are like the best thing in the world to me – playtime is my favourite time of the day. Don’t tell the sanctuary, but I like getting up late at night and playing too – it’s nothing but fun.
Amos| Male | 2.5 years old
Hi, I’m Amos, or, Sir Amos to you. As you can tell, I’m rather stunning to look at and have a personality to match. Adventurous, affectionate and so, so sweet. I’m ready to find my forever lap to sit on and a human, or humans, to pamper me.
Jellybean | Female | 9 months old
Jellybean here… I’m really, really sweet. I’m also really, really playful. I came to The Scratching Post with my mummy and met a lovely feline friend called Batman (who’s also living with me at Java Whiskers UK). I would love a home with Batman as I love him so much and he loves me. We’re both sweeties and real foodies, too. Just give me a toy and watch my personality come to light!
Batman | Male | 1 year old
Batman here, Jellybeans best friend. I’m a quiet, loving boy, who once you get to know, will shower you with lots of blinking eyes and love. I spent all of my life surrounded by other feline friends, that’s why it’s important that I can find my forever home with other cats… preferably Jellybean. I really do love her and have become quite attached to her. We follow one another everywhere!
Drumstick | Male | 3 years old
My name’s Drumstick. I’ve had a rough time of it to be honest. I was a stray, living on the streets and having to fend for myself for quite a while before I ended up at The Scratching Post and discovered what real love felt like. As you can tell from my gorgeous face, I’m full of character and have a lot of stories to tell. What am I looking for? A calm, quiet and loving home with humans who will shower me with affection and food. Don’t worry if I seem a little shy at first, that’s normal for what I’ve been through. Once you get to know me and my gentle character starts to show, I’ll soon come out of my shell and show you just as much love as you show me.
Choc | Female | 6 months old
Hi, Choc here… what can I say? After spending most of my life at The Scratching Post, I’m really excited to start my new life at Java Whiskers UK. I hear they may even find me a forever home? Hopefully with another feline friend I can have lots of playtime with. Feed me, love me, look after me and play with me… that’s all I ask for in this life!
Ollie & Stan | Male | 6 years old (bonded pair)
Hi, I’m Stan – brother to Ollie. I’m on the right of the picture. Unfortunately, our lovely human became unwell and so we went to live at The Scratching Post. Now we’re ready to start our new adventure at Java Whiskers UK. It goes without saying that Ollie and I need to find a home together. We’re bonded brothers and are inseparable.
Hi, I’m Ollie – Stan’s brother. I’m on the left of the picture. Stan’s pretty much said it all to be honest but what he hasn’t said is that we’re super loving once you get to know us. Real foodies too… oh my, we love our food. We can’t wait to find humans who will show us the love and care we deserve… we’re ready! Despite seeming a little shy at first, we have so much love to give!
The Scratching Post Cat Rescue and Java Whiskers UK Rehoming Policy
Procedure for adoption
1. Register your interest directly by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, providing the following information:
Which cat are you interested in? Either name of cat or ‘open’ if you do not have a specific cat in mind.
Have you ever had a cat before?
Do you have other pets at home and if so, how many?
Will the cat be living with any children? (please specify ages)
Are you looking for an indoor or outdoor cat?
Tell us a bit about yourself…
2. The Scratching Post Manager will review all emails. If you are selected as a potential adopter, you will then be contacted by The Scratching Post for a virtual home check. This will be done via video call and will take approximately 20-30 minutes. During the call, you will be asked to show us around your home as well as answer some further questions. You will also be asked for proof of address e.g. council tax bill.
3. If successful, The Scratching Post will contact you to confirm.
4. Adoption will take place from the Java Whiskers Café, by appointment agreed with Java Whiskers. On adoption, you will be provided with: the cat’s vaccination card, microchip registration forms and one month’s Petplan Insurance.
5. All cats rehomed are: vaccinated, neutered, health checked, flea and worm treated prior to rehoming.
The cafe houses 9 cats during each cycle for rehoming. There will be more than 9 applications. Therefore, it is inevitable that some applications may not be successful for each cat. If you are unsuccessful, you may wish to be kept on file for future cats, or alternately rehome direct from The Scratching Post, where there are many other cats waiting to be adopted.
By registering your interest in a cat, you are in acceptance that Java Whiskers and The Scratching Post reserve the right to make any final choice of adopter. These decisions will be made in the very best interests of the cat.
When rehoming one or two of our cats, the most important aspect is finding the right match for both the cats and the owners.