Friends of Fanny the Cat

Latest updates

1st June 2021
Fanny looks to be enjoying the summer… and welcoming her many friends… or resting in the community station gardens…

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18th April 2021

Fanny looks to be enjoying the warmer weather… and her new second home from home. Due to foxes we are trying a new ‘home from home’ with cat flaps… and so her original ‘home from home’ can be repaired. Fanny loves here new dublex apartment, and in particular the cooler ground floor!

5th April 2021

Fanny has got much stronger thanks to amazing and kind support from so many of her Fanny Friends.  She still needs ongoing vet visits and is being monitored. Fanny is having trips to the station to gently see how she copes, weather permitting. When not at the station, Fanny stays with her owner who lives very nearby.

Fanny is often seen on the platform or relaxing in the Friends of Gipsy Hill community garden next to platform1.  Please don’t leave out food for Fanny on the platform, as we are having problems with foxes.  If people would like to help Fanny, then the website page is best to share.


20th Feb 2021
Latest news… “Fanny is slowly recovering. Her skin and fur is a lot better , she is starting to explore her home home more as she gets stronger

6th Feb 2021
Uptate from Fanny’s owner “She is eating well , think she has put some weight on . And she likes to play with her new toys”.

26th Jan 2021
Fanny had further medical treatment at the vets. They had welcome news Fanny has put on weight following her infection.

20th Jan 2021
After several visits to the vet, Fanny is being treated for fleas and a bacterial infection. She has had antibiotic injections and is on a course of tablets.  She is still poorly but is starting to eat and drink again, which was a concern over the last few days. Her owner is looking after her and keeping her inside. She is comfortable and missing you all. We’ll keep you posted on her progress. Thank you for your support.

Letter from Fanny’s Owner:
“I am totally overwhelmed by the kindness and support from so many who asked about her, and those who have contributed to her medical needs. She is such a special cat, with a really special community. It has been very moving reading her lovely comments from so many made, that Friends of Gipsy Hill have compiled for me. 

Fanny may need to stay in, probably most of Feburary until cold weather has passed, and that her new set of treatments have all been done, But. I will try and share photos and updates as I can. But, she already is wearing her new Fanny tag and collar to get ready!”

16th Jan 2021
Fanny is not well, and sadly needed trips to the vets as her condition was not responding to treatements.  Xray thankfully looks clear, and blood tests needed to be taken to better understand her infection and treatment.

5th Jan 2021
Fanny is home and super snug and out of the cold!  She has not been eatnig well. so being kept warm indoors she can be properly checked.

Friends of Fanny the Cat – what you can do to help!

Fanny the Gipsy Hill cat has many friends.  Fanny also has a local owner who lives very close to where Fanny MOST prefers… being at Gipsy Hill station… where she spends most of her time and meeting everyone there! A small team of volunteers also helps with Fanny when she stays at the station and in our Community Garden by platform 1.

Over Christmas with the cold weather and in discussions with her owner it was decided to take Fanny indoors and to give her a health check. Unfortunately she was not in the best condition and was showing signs of illness which resulted in trips to the vet and tests.  Her condition wasn’t improving and we thought we’d offer to help. With lots of people looking out for Fanny we felt we needed to let people know of her condition and offer a way to help.

Initially it’s about helping her new owner make sure Fanny’s vet bills can be covered and ensure she gets back to full health and keep her that way.

Friends of Gipsy Hill (FoGH) have set up a donation page, solely reserved for looking after Fanny.  This Fund cannot be used for any other purpose.  FoGH will oversee the fund use and will provide updates here on how the fund is needed.

If you would like to make a contribution to her Fund please click here:

For those new to Fanny, find Fanny’s amazing story on this link, where she was saved by the local community in 2016 after a nasty road accident, thanks to a crowdfunder that paid for her emergency surgery.

Do share on twitter your favourite photo of Fanny the cat, or send to FoGH ( and following on instragram #thegipsyhillcat



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