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BCWR is ready for the future, whatever it may bring.

Coronavirus has brought change and challenge on an unprecedented scale to the world of Animal Rescue over the past three months.

Lockdown, social distancing and emergency-only care are just some of the factors that have radically transformed our rescue in the wake of the crisis.

BCWR will probably never be the same and we have been forced to adapt to new ways of working, seemingly overnight.

But despite the size of the challenge, we have stepped up to ensure it fulfils its commitment to protect the welfare of cats and kittens across West Yorkshire and also the people we come into contact with.

For some time we have been increasing the pace at which we transitioned to a more digitally engaged organisation and the emergence of COVID-19 has meant the pace of those developments has accelerated exponentially.

As of yesterday we are now able to take debit card payments for donations either via chip and pin, contactless or over the telephone.

Most of our Adoption Assessment process is done via telephone and also online. We do not however believe that a system of “reserving” a cat prior to meeting them is either ethical or an effective way of conducting adoptions. All potential adopters will be pre screened prior being invited to the rescue to meet the cats.

We remain fully committed to Rescuing and Rehabilitating abused, neglected and abandoned cats and kittens, and when the crisis hit we were determined to ensure that all cats and kittens in real need were helped

Coronavirus is an ongoing story and the sheer pace of developments means we have amplified our protocols in line with the latest information from trusted sources and expert-led cross-platform content.

On the first day of lockdown we ceased all adoptions, we went from 19 volunteers to just one- with an emergency plan in place.

Over the last week or two we have begun to find our new normal.

🧡Rescuing cats looks and is very different.

🧡The rehoming of cats takes a whole new format.

🧡Fundraising looks very different.

🧡Volunteering is very different too.

🧡The care of the cats remains the same… Each cat /kitten in our care receives the best care possible and this is our priority coupled with the safety and wellbeing of our visitors and volunteers.

I just want to thank you all for your kindness and patience as we have established and implemented our new procedures and protocols.

We are still expecting lots of change over the coming weeks, months and years to come but we are ready for the future – whatever it may bring…

Katie Lloyd

Bradford Cat Watch Rescue

Tel: 07942 822509

Rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming cats and kittens regardless of age or ability Safe | Enriching | Nurturing | Sensory | Environment