Jet setting cat celebrates silver success at Regency Court, Bromley
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
A multicultural cat called Kucing and her owner joined housing staff from Hanover Housing Association as they celebrated retaining the RSPCA’s Silver Footprint.
For the third consecutive year, the national housing provider for the over 55s has received the award thanks to its continued commitment to animal welfare and responsible pet ownership.
Named after the Indonesian word for cat, .Kucing was born in the bottom of Jane’s wardrobe while Jane she was living in Saudi Arabia.
Jane said: “Kuching is a wonderful pet and has been an important member of my family for the past 16 years.
“It’s a pity cats can’t get air miles. I reckon he is the most travelled cat in Bromley.
Following a seven year stint in Wiltshire, Jane and Kucing moved to Regency Court in Bromley. She said: Choosing to live at Regency Court was a bit of a no brainer - not only does the estate welcome pets, it provides fantastic onsite care and catering.
The RSPCA’S Animal Welfare Footprint is part of a scheme to celebrate, promote and reward the work of housing providers in a number of areas that have an impact on animal welfare.
The scheme is now in its sixth year and attracts entries from across England and Wales. There were 28 participants in the Housing category, with Hanover achieving 1 of only 3 silver footprint awards.
The scheme has three levels - bronze, silver and gold - which carry progressively more demanding criteria.
Rona Nicholson acting chief executive of Hanover Housing Association said; “This is a fantastic achievement which comes on the back of our recent success at the Cinnamon Trust pet friendly housing awards where our estate at Runnymede Court in Bogner Regis was voted the most pet friendly estate in the country.”