Cost of Living: Animal Welfare Crisis
Here in Bradford, and I’m sure, right across the country too we are on the brink of an animal welfare crisis due to the rise in pet ownership during the pandemic, coupled with the cost of living pressures biting – It’s absolutely heart-breaking.
We’re starting to see the knock-on effects of this as we, and other charities, predicted.
Tragically we’re starting to see an increase in the abandonment of pets and growing numbers of cats being rescued and coming into our care at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary.
We understand the pressures that pet owners are currently facing, because our cost of living has also increased… every thing has increased, food, litter, drugs, veterinary costs, fuel, utility bills…. the list goes on.
Like us all rescues are saturated with unwanted and abandoned pets, yet Bradford is haemorrhaging kittens EVERYDAY.
The basics are simple,
-NEUTER YOUR CAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – FEEDING ONE CAT IS CHEAPER THAN 6.
-If you find yourself later on needing help, a rescue space can be found more easily for one cat rather than 6.
- Please understand that most rescues are run entirely by volunteers. There is no entitlement to the ” service”. If you are offered help from a rescue, you are very lucky- show your appreciation.
- Rescue volunteers are rapidly burning out… physically, financially and emotionally…. so if you have to approach a rescue, simply be kind.
We can’t always offer an immediate solution but we will always take time to share ideas to help. 💚