Mayor of Bromley adopts kittens from local rescue centre

Mayor of Bromley (left) collects his rescue cats and presents a cheque to Silvana Locke (right), Romney House Founder

The Mayor of Bromley, Cllr Nicholas Bennett MA JP, and his wife Ruth adopted three kittens following a recent visit to Romney House Cat Rescue in Downe.

On his visit, the Mayor learned that Romney House rescues more than 400 cats and kittens a year and he was delighted to find the kittens to fill the sad void which opened up when two of his beloved cats died earlier in the year, each at the grand old age of 15 years.

The Mayor and his wife were so taken with the sibling kittens – born in July and named  Petrina, Pascal and Paxton by Romney House staff – that they adopted all three there and then.  The kittens’ mother was a pregnant stray rescued by centre founder, Silvana Locke.

“When we were looking to adopt some kittens, we heard about Romney House and decided to pay them a visit,” explained the Mayor of Bromley.

“We could see how well Petrina, Pascal and Paxton had bonded, so we couldn’t possibly split them up. They clearly enjoyed being together, and we have space for three, so we decided to take them all.”

Silvana Locke, the centre founder, said: “We are thrilled that the Mayor and his wife paid us a visit and decided to take all three kittens. We know they’re going to a loving home and will be well-cared for.”

All cats brought into Romney House are neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and treated for fleas/worms before being found a suitable new home. Cats that are unsuitable for re-homing can live freely in the cat sanctuary that forms part of the rescue centre in Downe. Romney House supports cat neutering and encourages people to adopt rescue cats rather than buy them online.

Anyone interested in adopting a rescue cat or supporting the centre, should call Romney House on 01959 572319 or 07958 273118 or visit