Most of us share an intense love and bond with our animal companions, so it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a cherished pet dies. The pain of loss can often feel overwhelming and trigger all sorts of painful and difficult emotions. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. For many of us, a pet is not “just a cat,” but rather a beloved member of our family, bringing companionship, fun, and joy to our lives. A pet can add structure to your day, keep you active and social, help you to overcome setbacks and challenges in life, and even provide a sense of meaning or purpose. So, when a beloved pet dies, it’s normal to feel a painful sense of grief and loss.

Here at BCWR we love each and every cat and kitten as if they are our own regardless of their age or the amount of time we have spent with them. Be it a moment, hours, days, weeks, months or years each cat or kitten that has touched our lives has entered our hearts.

Here at BCWR we have regular Paws at Peace events in our Memory Garden around our Tree of Light

Paws at Peace Stories

Gary Update - Gary Update Many of you will have seen the terribly sad story about Gary found on the streets fighting for survival, dehydrated with the most… read more
Tippy - Tippy This week we have had the most devastating news to tell our friends. Unfortunately Tipple who is our longest - stay resident SENSE Cat… read more
Remembering Topple - Remembering Topple On the 17th of April 2010 a beautiful boy was born. Topple's a special kitty in more ways than you can imagine.When he… read more
Rest Easy Now, Arthur - Rest Easy, Arthur Here at BCWR part of our work is to provide palliative care to those cats who we cannot "mend". There are many… read more
Rest Easy Little Old Lad: Come-On - Rest Easy Little Old Lad: Come-On We had little bit of sad news this morning Come-On peacefully died at BCWR. We rescued little old Come-On… read more
Paws at Peace.. Mr Miyagi - Paws at Peace.. Mr Miyagi After spending 593 days on our palliative care pathway our little legend Mr Miyagi died late on Sunday evening. At… read more
Come On - Come On Come-on after arriving at BCWR and after some tlc and cuddles. Come-on arrived in at the rescue November 2019. He was taken in… read more
Children and Bereavement - Children and Bereavement A child’s first experience of bereavement – whether they are dealing with the loss of a parent, grandparent or even a beloved… read more
Jigsaw - Jigsaw now joins our Paws at Peace Jigsaw: from being a very frightened cat to one of our most loving and affectionate family members. At… read more
Jigsaw - Jigsaw Jigsaw arrived at the rescue in March 2018. She began her rescue life quite timid and kept herself tucked away until she got to… read more