Danior, Django, Duke and Roma 15th Jan, 2022 Posted in: News - Danior, Django, Duke and Roma This is Danior, Django, Duke and Roma.These little kittens are only around 24 days old and have been left motherless.Their mum was killed tragically this afternoon in a road traffic incident. The owner really felt that she couldn't cope with the intensive nursing needs of…
Elf’s Appeal 15th Jan, 2022 Posted in: Appeals - Elf's Appeal ❤🐾💚🐾🐾❤Elf Update ❤🐾💚🐾🐾❤ 💚Elf has been back to Torrington Orthopaedics for his 10 day post surgery review and the surgeon, Zdenka, was really pleased with his progress. ❤We are due to go back in 3 weeks when Elf will undergo another general anaesthetic and have further xrays to…
Food Appeal 15th Jan, 2022 Posted in: Appeals - Food Appeal Exactly one week ago these 3 kittens (Skittles, Marbles & Hopscotch) arrived with us very underweight, malnourished & struggling with the effects of their neurological symptoms. 1 week later the kittens are happier, appear a little healthier but are unable to feed themselves. We are feeding these kittens…
Rescue Transport Volunteers Needed 13th Jan, 2022 Posted in: Appeals, News - Rescue Transport Volunteers Needed Here at BCWR we have found a gap in our team.We are desperately seeking volunteers who are predominantly available between 4pm ish and 5.30pm ish Monday to Friday.This new team would be on an ad-hoc basis and is usually needed for vet pickups from Northcote Vets…
Adopting an FIV+ Cat 13th Jan, 2022 Posted in: Fact Sheets - Adopting an FIV+ Cat FIV is a fairly common cat virus.FIV was only identified in 1986 (although it had probably been around for hundreds of years before that) Because it has only been known about for around 30 years, we are still learning about it. When it was first identified,…
Mr Tumble’s Storybook Appeal Launches 13th Jan, 2022 Posted in: Appeals, News - As many of you know Mr Tumble loves his Story Books and most Sunday evenings Mr Tumble enjoys a Story on Facebook Live with his friends. We know how important reading is in a child's development too!! A time to bond, a time to relax, a time to learn, a…
Elf Update: One Week Post Surgery 12th Jan, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Elf Update: One Week Post Surgery Elf Update It's one week since our cheeky Elf had major surgery to repair one of his very damaged legs at Torrington Orthopaedics. In the first picture you can see Elf living up to his name being cheeky and playful.. The other pictures that…
Mrs Jingle Update 12th Jan, 2022 Posted in: News - Mrs Jingle Update This is Mrs Jingle.She was brought into BCWR a week before Christmas following being stray on the streets for weeks. Despite a turbulent 3 weeks Mrs Jingle is now looking for a special home.When Mrs Jingle initially came to us we knew she wasn't right.She was put…
Jools Update & Cat FIV 12th Jan, 2022 Posted in: News - Jools Update & Cat FIV Who remembers Jools that came in on New Year's Eve??? Jools has now had his abscess treat, 2 teeth removed, and has been neutered. He has really been left to suffer on the streets. Our vets estimate him to be 18 months to 2 year…
Advent Adventure: Salsa 19th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Salsa Sweet Salsa is a sister to Mambo, but certainly rules the roost. Salsa has Cerebellar Hypoplasia; however, nothing stops her. Whether she is climbing to the top of the tower or charging round the garden like a gymkhana pony… she is always happy… for Christmas, she is…
Advent Adventure: Scooter 18th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Scooter It's day 18 of our Advent Adventure @ BCWR. Our little Scooter is such a sweet boy and is one of our original SENSE CATS. Scooter is very much a steady influence at the rescue and seems to look out for the less confident kitties in the…
Advent Adventure: Thomas 16th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Thomas Thomas the Tank is currently in foster care however with the help of his assistant Ella has written his letter to Santa. Dear Santa For Christmas I want you to help me find my forever family. Whilst my back legs are a little wonky and weak… they…
Advent Adventure: Noodles 15th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Noodles It's day 15 on our advent adventure … and little Noodles is getting so excited about Christmas. Noodles and her friends have been listening to Christmas music and helping wrap gifts. Noodles wrote her letter to Santa…. and here is what she asked for…. Dear Santa. I…
Advent Adventure: Mr Tumble 13th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Mr Tumble Its the 13th day of the BCWR Advent Adventure. Mr Tumble had a very busy day yesterday. Aside of story time he helped with the prize draw, auction and even wrote his letter to Santa Paws too. "Dear Santa I think we have been good most…
Manisha’s 1st Birthday 12th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Manisha's 1st Birthday Today is Manisha's 1st Birthday. Manisha has only been with us less than 5 months and what an incredible journey she has been on since arriving in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV0A8rGknec
Advent Adventure: Ned and Nessie 11th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Ned and Nessie Its the 11th day of the BCWR Advent Adventure. Ned and Nessie (was Trumpet and Bugle) have had a very busy day. They had a mini health check and Gemma the vet said we will both need their right eyes removing in the New Year.…
Jimmy’s Story Making Headlines 11th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Press - Jimmy's Story Making Headlines Jimmy's story made it's way to the Telegraph and Argus: https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19775532.cat-agonising-burns-adopted-bradford-cat-watch-rescue/
Advent Adventure: Scooter 10th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Scooter Today is day 10 of our Advent Adventure… our younger SENSE CATS have been writing their letters to Santa Paws. One of our more mature SENSE cats, 6 year old Scooter has always been an advocate and a guiding paw for our younger family members. Gentle, yet…
Advent Adventure: Jellybean 9th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Jellybean Its the Nineth day of Advent The countdown to Christmas is really ticking on now…. throughout our Advent Adventure @BCWR we are meeting some of our SENSE CATS. As a rescue, we are unique in that we have many cats and kittens with severe disabilities and extra…
Advent Adventure: Carrots 8th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Carrots It's the 8th day of Advent and here we have Carrots. As a tiny kitten with little chance of survival, his inner strength took over and he has grown into an Independent, compassionate and caring soul who sees with his heart. Carrots wants every one to remember…
Advent Adventures: Manisha 7th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventures: Manisha Today is the seventh day of Advent and we think Manisha is in training for helping Santa shimmying up a million chimneys on Christmas Eve. Manisha is so determined to succeed in everything the tries. Nothing holds her down. We all need a Manisha spirit and attitude…
Advent Adventure: CC 6th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: CC It's the 6th day of Advent and CC is on our Advent Adventure today. CC is almost two and a half years old and from the moment she arrived, she has never been quite right. She spent the 1st six months of her life being tube fed,…
Advent Adventure: Macbeth 5th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Macbeth Today is the 5th day of Advent.... and goodness me its been a busy one. Mr Macbeth is really looking forward to Christmas and hopes that Santa might bring him a new bed!! I wonder if Macbeth is on the naughty or nice list???
Advent Adventure: Kevin 4th Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Kevin Today is day 4 of our Advent Adventure. Meet Kevin. Kevin is one of our more recent admissions; however, has settled into rescue life really well.
Jimmy Update 4th Dec, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update We are absolutely over the moon for Jimmy this afternoon. 6th time lucky and this time we really do believe this will be his forever family . Jacqui Morrell and Pete have been friends of BCWR and have adopted from us before. They really feel they can offer…
Bugle and Trumpet 3rd Dec, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Bugle and Trumpet Here @ BCWR, we have a busy night ahead.This is Bugle and Trumpet. Over the last few weeks they really have failed to thrive. Over the last few weeks since arrival, they have had 2 courses of antibiotics, and whilst Trumpet has shown steps towards improvement, Bugle…
Did You Know..? Manisha 3rd Dec, 2021 Posted in: News - Did You Know..? Manisha Did you know?? Caring for a paralysed cat like Manisha and Happy is both rewarding and exhausting.. At least every 3- 4 hours, they have to have their bladder expressed manually, help to poop, wash their bums and floof, change nappy, suit and apply barrier cream…
Advent Adventure: Baked Bean 3rd Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Baked Bean It's the 3rd of December and we are continuing on our Advent Adventure. Today Baked Bean wants to say hello.
Happy Landings! 2nd Dec, 2021 Posted in: News - Happy Landings! After over 36 hours travelling, over 4600miles, over land and by air Happy had just arrived at BCWR. 1st job was to have a wee, followed by supper… and now settling in bed for a good rest.
Advent Adventure: Mambo 2nd Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Mambo It's the 2nd of December, and today Mambo is our Advent Adventurer. Mambo has Cerebellar Hypoplasia and as a result of his condition went suddenly blind 12 months ago. Mambo is a happy boy and loves to play and and be cuddled. If you would like to…
Advent Adventure: Jack 1st Dec, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Advent Adventure: Jack 🌲🌲🌲Today is the 1st of December and we begin our Advent Adventure 2021 … looking at the lives of some of the cats here at BCWR.🌲🌲🌲 It is our Christmas Wish that every cat in the rescue will each receive a Christmas gift 🎁 Unfortunately due to…
Happy Update 1st Dec, 2021 Posted in: News - Happy Update Happy Update. Many of you know about Happy who we have been asked to help… all the way from Dubai. Happy has been checked in at Abu Dhabi International Airport and will shortly begin her long flight to London Heathrow. It is 10.48pm in Dubai and Happy will…
Thomas (the Tank) 30th Nov, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Thomas (the Tank) New arrival @ BCWR today. This is Thomas (the Tank). Thomas is 3 years old and has been surrendered to us by his owners. Thomas was a much loved pet however due to a change in circumstances, coupled complications due to Thomas being paralysed in his hind…
A Baby Doesn’t Mean You Cat Goes 29th Nov, 2021 Posted in: Fact Sheets, News - A Baby Doesn't Mean You Cat Has to Go New born baby at home so the cat has to go!! ☹️For those who abandon their cats when they are expecting a baby, I am posting this photo of a BCWR volunteers family whose cat is treat like one of the…
CANCELLED – Victorian Christmas Market 29th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - CANCELLED - Victorian Christmas Market Hi thereIt's with the greatest sadness that we have made the very difficult decision to CANCEL our Victorian Market on the 11th and 12th of December. This is based upon the increasing concerns over Coronavirus, the new variant and the current unknown nature of this…
Miss Snaggle Bun 27th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Miss Snaggle Bun We are a CAT rescue. BRADFORD CAT WATCH RESCUE.This does not mean that we do not are about other animals. Earlier in the week in wind and heavy rain we were faced with helping "Miss Snaggle Bun"It has believed that she has been neglected for quite some…
Happy – Our New Arabian Princess 26th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Happy - Our New Arabian Princess Many of you will have followed the journey of Manisha, who we rescued from Dubai in August.We have been contacted by the ladies in Dubai again about this little Kitty called "Happy ".Happy, like Manisha is paralysed from the waist down and was left…
Lavender’s Forever Home 23rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Lavender's Forever Home 💜❤💜Lavender Update 💜❤💜Exactly one month ago Lavender was adopted, just look how beautiful she is and getting on with her big brother too.Considering the horiffic ordeal she endured at only 5 to 6 week old she is now the sweetest little lady with her Forever Family.The purple…
Carole Update 23rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Carole Update This afternoon @ BCWR we have been focusing on our older BCWR family members. This is Carole who came to us a few days ago. Earlier today she had blood test that showed that she has hyperthyroidism and once she was back at the rescue we have taken…
Reminder: Rehoming over Christmas Period 22nd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Reminder: Rehoming over Christmas Period AN EARLY REMINDERREHOMING CATS AND KITTENS OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIODBCWR is already getting a worrying number of enquiries from people wanting to adopt cats and kittens around and for Christmas.BCWR WILL NOT be rehoming after the 13th December until 3rd of January 2022. Kittens and…
Berlingo Looking for his Forever Family! 21st Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Berlingo Looking for his Forever Family! Today we are delighted to let you know that Berlingo has now reached the final stage of his recovery and is now looking for his Forever Family, and hope to be in his new home within the next few days where he can begin…
BCWR CALENDAR 2022 20th Nov, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - BCWR CALENDAR 2022 BCWR CALENDAR 2022It's 5 weeks 'til Christmas day.If you are stuck for a gift why not give a gift that keeps on giving…The BCWR 2022 Calendar is just £10, you can add postage and packaging, or simply collect. ❤We have been blessed with an amazing and generous…
15 Years of BCWR 19th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - 15 Years of BCWR Today we are celebrating 15 years of BCWR.Celebrating 15 years of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming over 6000 cats.Celebrating how we have evolved and embraced change.If you have ever adopted, supported, cheered us on we THANKYOU for being a part of the ❤heart❤ of BCWR.
Carole 18th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Carole New arrival @ BCWR.This is umpteen year old Carole.Carole was taken into a vets in Leeds as a stray when she was found on the streets.Carole is elderly and most certainly blind.Carole seems comfortable around people and other cats, eats well and also uses her litter well too.Next week…
Berlingo Update 18th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Berlingo Update 5 weeks ago, baby Berlingo came to us following being found by a mechanic trapped in a car engine.It is believed he had been there for over 48 hours unknowingly. Poor Berlingo was physically trapped by his hind legs the whole time causing so much damage.Due to the…
Mr Tumble Update 17th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Mr Tumble Update Mr Tumble has had a turbulent day today.What began as a average day in rescue resulted in an emergency trip to the vets.Mr Tumble unusually didn't eat much overnight and seemed a little quiet throughout the morning.At lunchtime we noticed that his posturing was askew (that's associated…
Agnes Update 16th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Agnes Update Agnes UpdateAgnes has been in the vets all day.She was immediately put on intravenous fluids as he remained dehydrated.Throughout the day she has various tests and observations.Agnes a has a tummy upset, most likely a bacterial infection and has been put on antibiotics for that.In addition her eyes…
Rufus 16th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Rufus New and very unexpected arrival @ BCWR.This is 4 year old Rufus.We received a phone call earlier from a lady asking if we would take a neglected skinny British shorthaired cat that was skinny, starvng and ill.I advised that we were full and couldn't help but if she sent…
Jimmy Update 16th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update ❤Who remembers Jimmy?❤Jimmy originally came to us in early July.He triumphed over adversity however since his "triumph" humans have badly let him down.Jimmy was in the rescue for over 11 weeks his paws and mouth covered in chemical burns.He was fed with an oesophageol feeding tube for weeks…
Agnes 15th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Agnes New emergency arrival tonight @BCWR.This is elderly Agnes.Agnes was found by a member of the public around 9pm tonight.They were concerned as she appeared weak, unresponsive and was found in a very busy road in BD2Agnes is desperately dehydrated, mal nourished, weak and full of infection.Agnes has had emergency…
Marilyn Update 15th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Marilyn Update Marilyn update.Many if you will have seen sweet Marilyn that arrived with us 6 days ago.We dis initially suspect that Marilyn was pregnant however over the last 6 days it has become clearly evident that she isn't pregnant how ever she is very poorly.We are currently nursing her…
Noah Update 15th Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Noah Update Noah now has a new family lined up to meet him❤Looking for love❤This is sweet Noah.Noah is around 18 months old and as Been @ BCWR for 24 days.He came to us because he had been abandoned when his owners moved house they left him behind.Subsequently, left fending…
Topple, In Loving Memory 3rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Topple, In Loving Memory "Grief never shrinks, however some how you learn to build your life around the pain, the memories and the legacy left behind. "In Loving Memory……..On the 17th of April 2010 a beautiful boy was bornTopple was a special kitty in more ways than you can imagine.Topple…
5 Years of Carrots! 3rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - 5 Years of Carrots! Carrots!!!Over the last 5 years look how much this boy has changed…..How many people have helped him?How many things has he overcome?How many lives has he entered and hearts he has touched.Carrots has never seen himself in a mirror. Every night I tell him how beautiful…
Nimbus Update 3rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Nimbus Update Nimbus arrived with us exactly 8 days ago following being hit by a cat TWICE in the space of 2 minutes.Despite Nimbus's injuries and pain he is doing remarkably well.We have been doing TENS therapy every evening for the last 7 days and this has made an amazing…
Berlingo Update 3rd Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Berlingo Update 10 week old Berlingo @BCWR and aoteddy his best bud are getting ready to go to the vets this teatime for a review.He has been in Bradford Cat Watch Rescue 3 weeks today following being physically trapped in the engine of a moving van for at least 48…
Jack’s Dental Surgery 1st Nov, 2021 Posted in: News - Jack's Dental Surgery This is brave and beautiful Jack.Jack has spent a few hours Iin the vets today having dental surgery.Jack is 12 years old, has no eyes, has Chronic Kidney Disease and now only has 5 teeth.Jack also had blood tests repeated today and considering his age and condition…
Berlingo Update 27th Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Berlingo update.Two weeks ago, baby Berlingo came to us following being found by a mechanic trapped in a car engine.It is believed he had been there for over 48 hours unknowingly.Poor Berlingo was physically trapped by his hind legs the whole time causing so much damage.He has been on antibiotics…
Nimbus 26th Oct, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New arrival today @BCWR.This is Nimbus.Nimbus is a young male brought to us following a road traffic accident where he has been run over TWICE within 2 minutes.A lady stopped to rescue the cat when she saw him being run over initially (the driver didn't stop) and he was very…
Kevin 23rd Oct, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New arrival @ BCWR today.This is Kevin.Kevin has a condition called Cerebellar Abiotrophy.Cats with Cerebellar Abiotrophy tend to have difficulty with their sense of space and distance and experience a loss of balance and coordination. Vision is sometimes affected but mental ability is not, and in most cases, the condition…
Noah 22nd Oct, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Noah New arrival @ BCWR last night.This is Noah.Noah is around 18 months old and was abandoned by his owner 6 months ago when they moved house.The new occupants of the property have been doing their best to look after him.He has unfortunately been victim to attacks from a neighbourhood…
Philomena Update 21st Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena Update ❤️Philomena update❤️Philomena has now been with us 326 days now (tho feels like a lifetime).For those of you who don't know her story she was found abandoned in Bradford in a garden.Philly was lucky to be alive… She is deaf, blind, has spinal cord compression and was severely…
Silver Whiskers: Suzie 9th Oct, 2021 Posted in: Silver Whiskers - Silver Whiskers: Suzie This is sweet Suzie. Suzie is 19 years and had lived in her family home since she was 2 weeks old.The family home can no longer care for Suzie due to family illness. Suzie is so so sweet and affectionate and with the support of the rescue…
New Arrival: Emerald 9th Oct, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Emerald New arrival @BCWRThis is Emerald.Emerald is 2 years old and is a sweet boy. Here at BCWR we are committed to rescuing any cat at risk regardless of age, breed, colour, needs or disability. Unlike some other rescues we place no higher value on a cat of…
Lavender Update 8th Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Lavender Update 💜Lavender Update💜It is just over 1 week since Lavender arrived with us.Lavender is doing really well and after a lot of brushing several times a day the purple is fading. Lavender really has had a lucky escape with no real damage done. Potentially she could have had burns,…
Pen-y-ghent Update 7th Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Pen-y-ghent Update ❤Pen-y-ghent update❤ Pen-y-ghent has been with us @ BCWR over 9 weeks days now since we rescued her from under a car just outside Leeds. It is believed that she has been either punched or kicked brutally and viciously which left her with life threatening injuries. 💙 Pen-y-ghent…
Mr ChaCha Slide 3rd Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Mr ChaCha Slide ❤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. ❤This week @ BCWR we have been truly affected by a very sudden and unexpected death within…
Manisha’s Slide and Glide Half Mile Marathon! 3rd Oct, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Manisha's Slide and Glide Half Mile Marathon! Sponsor Manisha for her Ride and Glide Half Mile Marathon! Many of you have followed Manisha, our beautiful girl that we rescued from Dubai if you haven't heard about Manisha here is her story. Manisha was left for dead on the streets of…
Cotton Socks Update 2nd Oct, 2021 Posted in: News - Cotton Socks Update ❤Cotton Socks update.🧡Cotton Socks has now been with us 32 days.Unbeknown to us at the time of rescue she was an owned pet. She was brought to us by her "owner" and had been owned, 4 years since a kitten. 💚On arrival with us she has a…
Jack Update 30th Sep, 2021 Posted in: News - Jack Update Beautiful Jack is such a gentle gent and has been in the rescue 3 years and is 12 years old.Jack has no eyes.Over the last few weeks we have noticed a deterioration in his condition and did not delay in getting him checked out.He had blood tests and…
Lavender Update 30th Sep, 2021 Posted in: News - Lavender Update 💜Lavender Update.💜Lavender has had a settled day and has been fully assessed by our vets.Despite her appearance Lavender currently has no serious injuries resulting from her ordeal. We will continue to monitor her breathing, mouth, eyes, skin and genital areas for deterioration and complications that may develop. As…
New Arrival: Lavender 30th Sep, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Lavender New arrival @ BCWR.This is little Lavender.She is around 6 weeks old.Lavender arrived with us at 4am when a child in a children's home was found by staff with a "wet kitten". When the kitten arrived with us we bathed, dried and warmed the kitten up and…
Thank You from Mr Tumble 27th Sep, 2021 Posted in: News - Thank You from Mr Tumble Thankyou from Mr Tumble. Mr Tumble would like to say a big thankyou to the 5 lovely people who bought him a play dome. Whilst he can only use one dome at once, like is likely he will need " one to wash and one…
Mr Tumble Update 26th Sep, 2021 Posted in: News - Mr Tumble Update Here is Mr. TUMBLE, sat up on his own (almost) learning how to balance in this afternoons physiotherapy and enrichment session. He is placed in the Donut Ring and supported in a sitting position.It is hoped that on the coming weeks he will safely be able to…
2020 BCWR Calendar 26th Sep, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - 2020 BCWR Calendar THE BCWR CALENDAR 2022 LAUNCH IS HERE2021 has been equally as difficult as 2020 … its been a tough year and behind the scenes at BCWR we have really had some battles this year. The rise in immense cruelty and neglect that we have witnessed has been…
Pawspital Sneak Peak 1st Sep, 2021 Posted in: News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxmuSqXGV60 Here is a sneak peek around our Critical Care Unit … also known as our Pawspital here @ BCWR. We have never had so many critically ill cats and kittens requiring such a high level of intensive care. As a rescue this is what we seem to have developed…
Betty 31st Aug, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Betty New arrival @ BCWR This is little Betty. Betty was brought to us as a poorly stray from the BD3 area of Bradford. When we admit a cat to the rescue, we have a legal surrender document that the finder/ owner must complete. When Betty arrived with us we…
Cotton Socks 31st Aug, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Cotton Socks New arrival @ BCWR This is 4 year old Cotton Socks. Cotton arrived with us injured, severely dehydrated, offensive mucus around her back end and full of fleas. She has been living in the BD7 area and has had multiple litters of kittens. Apparently on Friday she gave…
Tobias Update 29th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Tobias Update Tobias had almost 4 hours emergency surgery yesterday afternoon at Calder Vets for a severely damaged and degloved jaw injury. Tobias has had to have a oesophageol tube placed and is nil by mouth for the foreseeable future. I just want to say a massive thankyou to everyone…
Tobias – Fund Raising Appeal 27th Aug, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Tobias - Fund Raising Appeal At BCWR we never quite know what is around the corner.Today we were contacted by staff at Calder Vets in Dewsbury who have a critically ill cat in their care. Tobias has been involved in a road accident and needs urgent life saving surgery to…
Jimmy Update – Health and a Forever Family 27th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update - Health and a Forever Family Who remembers Jimmy Sore Paws who arrived with us 7 weeks ago.We think that Jimmy waded through a caustic substance causing much damage and pain not only to his paws but also him mouth too from licking the substance off his paws.…
Belle 24th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Belle This is Beautiful Belle.Belle is one of our nervous and independent cats @ BCWR and has been with us almost two and a half years.Belle became unwell Tuesday morning and we rushed her to the vets.Following blood tests, examinations and observation it seems that Belle has become very constipated…
Mr McFlurry 24th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Mr McFlurry New arrival at BCWR.This is Mr McFlurry. (Guess what I eating when he arrived).This little bundle of 2-3 week cuteness was brought to us by local officers from West Yorkshire Police.The details of this rescue are of a very sinister nature. The police removed the kitten from a…
Manisha Update 19th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Manisha Update Manisha has had a very busy day today. In between interviews with BBC Radio Leeds this morning at 7.30am, BBC Look North at 1.30pm & also the evening bulletin... She has also been to visit the lovely team at the amazing Northcote Vets. We now have a plan…
Pen-y-ghent Update 18th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Pen-y-ghent Update ❤Pen-y-ghent update❤ Pen-y-ghent has been with us @ BCWR just 17 days now since we rescued her from under a car in Leeds. It is now believed  that she has been either punched or kicked brutally and viciously which left her with life threatening injuries. In the 1st image…
Manisha’s Mobility Scooter 17th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Manisha's Mobility Scooter https://youtu.be/Fdl8UrsEFFA Today we are delighted to have been able to spend time with Manisha helping her get used to her new walking aid. We plan to support Manisha in her "mobility scooter" everyday to help her build up stamina and strength for what ever lies ahead in…
Manisha Update 15th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Manisha Update Many of you will have seen that little Manisha arrived with us late on Fri evening after a 30hour journey from Dubai. As you can see she is already settling into rescue life We hope by the end of this week that we will have a full plan…
Butterbean Update 13th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Butterbean Update It's 4 days since Butterbean arrived with us following a horrific incident involving a dog and potentially additional violent force. Butterbean has suffered a fractured spine and unknown damage to his nerves. This evening Butterbean surprised us by standing to eat his supper…then spent 10 minutes washing himself……
Bella-dust 13th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - This is little Bella-Dust Bella was found off canal Road yesterday by a works yard. She is extremely emaciated, dehydrated, full of fleas… like I have NEVER seen before and the worst case of anaemia we have ever witnessed in the rescue. Bella has been seen by our vets twice.…
Manisha Update 12th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - On the 5th of July we announced that we had made a huge decision to rescue a paralysed cat from Dubai…. well tonight she will start her journey to the UK and she is Currently waiting to board the plane in UAE. In Dubai, rescue centres are not permitted and…
Pen-y-Ghent Update 12th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - ❤Pen-y-ghent update❤ 💙It is exactly 7 days since Pen-y-ghent underwent major and complex surgery to rebuild and repair her fractured jaw. Both top and bottom jaw were shattered and almost 5 hours of painstaking surgery was performed to save her life. She is in the early stage of her recovery…
Butterbean Update 11th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Butterbean Update. Little Old Butterbean has been with us a couple of days now following possibly being attacked by an Akita . Yesterday he had a full clinical examination and xrays and today we discussed the results in full. Butterbean has a very bad spinal fracture consistant with being swung…
Jimmy Update 11th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy had now been with us for exactly 5 weeks. Jimmy arrived with us bearing the most horrific burns to his paws and mouth. We believe this was accidental injury due to the even thickness of the burns .. and most likely he waded through a carelessly spilt corrosive liquid…
Butterbean 9th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - New arrival today @ BCWR This is Butterbean who was brought to the rescue late this afternoon. His " finder" believes that he has been attacked by a Japanese Akita. Whilst on the surface he doesn't look terribly ill underneath there are so many life threatening complications. First and foremost…
Lohan 9th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - New arrival @ BCWR. This is little Lohan. Lohan was found injured on the streets yesterday …. a few steps away from where our lovely Pen-y-ghent was found one week ago. Lohan has sustained a complex injury called an Avulsed lower lip … which is basically a degloved injury of…
Pen-y-Ghent Update 7th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Pen-y-Ghent Update It's a day since this little girl was brought home from the vets following very complex and life saving surgery. When under anesthetic it was abundantly clear that her injuries and condition was far more sinister than we first thought. Aside of horrific infection, Pen-y-ghent has an open…
Buttercup Update 6th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGi_S6Fz6YI Broken leg…errrr… hello…. 2 broken bones Buttercup 💛Buttercup update💛 8 week old Buttercup has been with us just 18 days and recent xrays revealed a broken tibia and fibula in her left hind leg…. could someone please remind Buttercup that she is on strict cage rest for 6 weeks…
Pen-y-ghent Update 5th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Pen-y-Ghent Update Today we have had a very exhausting and emotionally draining day at the rescue. Many of you will have seen our recent admission Pen-y-ghent who had severe infection in her mouth yet had to be stabilised prior to anesthesia, xrays and surgery. Pen-y-ghent has spent the last few…
Pen-y-ghent Update 5th Aug, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Pen-y-ghent Update Up bright and early this morning @ BCWR.Today we are preparing Pen-y-ghent for major emergency dental surgery. She has been with us just 3 days and whilst we do not know exactly the root cause Pen-y-ghent came to us as an injured and very poorly stray cat from…
Jimmy Update 4th Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update Little Jimmy has been with us exactly 4 weeks now. When Jimmy arrived he had the most horrific burns on his paws then a couple of days later developed excruciating lesions in his mouth. Jimmy's paws are almost fully healed now and Jimmy decided last night that he…
This is Pen-y-ghent 2nd Aug, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - This is Pen-y-ghent New arrival @BCWRThis is Pen-y-ghent. This little lady arrived with us yesterday following being found wedged under a car in a busy street near Leeds. Little P had been there for several hours before anyone realised how ill she was and called us for help. Initially, due…
Timid Tigers 1st Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Timid Tigers Not all kittens want to be cuddled and picked up!!!! At BCWR we are often overwhelmed with people wanting to adopt a kitten. Often we find that people have a colour, fur length, age and sex preference in mind.Nearly all our adopters want a kitten that will instantly…
Another Sleepless Night.. 1st Aug, 2021 Posted in: News - Another Sleepless Night.. Another sleepless night, feeding and supervising naughty Jimmy, feeding kittens, keeping an eye on all out intensive care kitties in our Pawspital This is the price those of us in rescue pay. It’s not just time and money - although we would all be richer if we…
Abraham Update 29th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Abraham Update Abraham is blind and at 18 years old he was found wandering in Leeds.Every possible attempt has been made to try and locate his owner… and we are guessing that either his owner has died or simply does not want to be found. Abraham is very sweet natured,…
Jimmy Update 29th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update Jimmy has been with us 23 days now and he is such a cheeky sweetheart.When he arrived he could barely stand up due to his sore paws.A short while later he developed the most horrific lesions in his mouth which suggests he had accidentally waded through a corrosive…
Buttercup Update 28th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Buttercup Update 9 days ago this little lady came to us following being found in a park field.We have managed to trace her owner however she doesn't feel equipped to take any responsibility for her.From her arriving with us at less than 6 weels old we highly suspected that she…
Geisha 24th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Geisha This is Geisha.She is around 8 days old.Geisha is part of a motherless litter and has serious neurological problems.She constantly twitches, "air sucks" claps and has mini seizure like episodes.This is so so unfair.There are so many abandoned abused and neglected kittens.You may think little Geisha is cute… however…
Smudge Update 23rd Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Smudge Update Smudge is 17 years young and has been in the rescue for 256 days now.Smudge holds the record for being the hardest cat to rehome in the history of BCWR.17 year old, black, a little cantankerous, and certainly not one that will jump into a new owners arms.…
Lillian 22nd Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Lillian New arrival @ BCWRThis is little old Lillian.Lillian is blind and was found wandering round the streets in Leeds, circling, bumping into things and wandering into the road.Volunteers rushed to her aid last night and we did discover She is microchipped however the contact details are upto date.Apart from…
Jimmy Update 21st Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update ❤🖤❤Jimmy Update ❤🖤❤ Jimmy has been with us now for 2 weeks. ❤He came in initially with horrendous burns to his paws. 🧡Since his arrival his paws are beginning to heal. Whilst we never knew how Jimmy was so badly injured we initially thought that Jimmy had jumped on…
Heat Stroke in Cats 21st Jul, 2021 Posted in: Fact Sheets - Heat Stroke in Cats Heat stroke in cats: how can I cool my cat down in warm weather? 2 min read Approved by: John Ambler BVM&S MRCVS  Edward Davies BVSc MRCVS  Heat stroke in cats is a bigger threat than you may think. Although our feline friends descend from desert…
Tugboat Update 21st Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Tugboat Update 5 year old Tugboat has been under the care of the rescue for 8 weeks following being a stray for months in a volunteers garden. Over the last 8 weeks Tugs has become a little cuddle bug and has gone from being a nervous and timid kitty to…
Jimmy Update 17th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update Jimmy has been with us now for 11 days. He came in initially with horrendous burns to his paws. Since his arrival his paws are beginning to heal. Whilst we never knew how Jimmy was so badly injured we initially thought that Jimmy had jumped on a hot…
The Coffee Beans 16th Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - The Coffee Beans Weighing less than 100grams each and no more than 2 days old, their prognosis is very guarded. On arrival with us they were dehydrated and hypothermic. They had emergency  treatment and shortly after had a feed. Despite the soaring temperatures today, young kittens cannot regulate their temperatures. It…
Noodles Update 14th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update Well little naughty Noo Noo has been with us 7 months now and she still looks like a 12 week old kitten. Noodles is thought to be Deaf, blind have neurological issues and is very reactive. Despite her size Noodles has a big personality.Today Noodles spent the day…
Coronavirus Update 13th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Coronavirus Update ❤💚💙Coronavirus update @ Bradford Cat Watch Rescue❤💚💙 ❤As the country comes out of lockdown and the Government lifts most of the Coronavirus restrictions on Monday ,as a rescue we have had to look closely at the changes we have made and the impact this has had on us…
Jimmy Update 9th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update Many of you will have seen "Little Jimmy Sore Paws" who arrived with us Tuesday. He has been such a good boy allowing us to dress all his 4 paws TWICE. He is having twice a day dressing, more changed with time in between to let the air…
New Arrival: Gloria 7th Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Gloria New arrival this evening @ BCWR This is little Gloria. Gloria is less than 2 weeks old and was found in the gutter of a busy reading BD7.  She could not be left there incase her mama came back, it was far too dangerous. Local residents will keep…
Jimmy Update 7th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Jimmy Update Jimmy has spent the day in the vets. He arrived late night with very sore paws & we were not sure if he had been in a road accident. Today Jimmy was anethatised, castrated & the team at Northcote spent around 40 minutes cleaning his sore paws up.…
Elderberry 7th Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Elderberry New arrival @ BCWR today.This is Elderberry and we are delighted that we have now successfully reunited with her kittens, Raspberry, Strawberry and Blueberry . The kittens were rescued 6 days ago by an off duty police officer and unbeknown to them, another neighbour rang Allerton cat rescue concerned…
Summer Update 7th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Summer Update Here at BCWR we promote responsible pet ownership.Our priority is to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cats in need.This is done without judgement.As a rescue we always try to reunite lost cats with their owners. This is mainly done through our social media.Every cat that arrives with us is…
New Arrival: Jimmy 6th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Jimmy New unexpected arrival today @ BCWR. This is little Jimmy. Jimmy arrived with his finder at the gates of BCWR earlier this evening. We are a little uncertain as to exactly what has happened due to a language barrier however we think it was a road traffic…
Chico Update, and Manisha 5th Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Chico Update, and Manisha As a rescue we are committed to being  open, honest and transparent. Yesterday we were informed that Chico will not be released from Dubai to travel to us. In Dubai, rescue centres are not permitted and only individuals can rescue animals however this is illegal and those…
Chip and Dale 5th Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Chip and Dale New unexpected arrivals this weekend. This is Chip and Dale. Their owner rocked up at the rescue at 11pm on Saturday night and when I explained that we were terribly full, dealing with an emergency and more couldn't help at that time and advised to ring me…
Nemo Update 3rd Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Nemo Update Who remembers Nemo our little 3 day old cutie who should have  been with her mummy for the last 4 weeks. Instead she is with Bunny and me. 4 weeks ago her mum, young herself, gave birth to two still born… More kittens and this little one too. Aside…
Draper and her 4 kittens Spear, Jackson, Fiskers and Stiga 2nd Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Draper and her 4 kittens Spear, Jackson, Fiskers and Stiga
New Arrival: Sash 2nd Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Sash New arrivals at BCWR this afternoon. This is Sash. Sash was found trapped on a basement windowsill of  property in Bradford with her 4 newborn kittens that were born this morning. Volunteers had to carefully… More and tactfully lift her  and her kittens through a tiny gap to bring…
Summer’s Kittens 2nd Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Summer's Kittens News from the Caternity. This is little Summer. Summer was brought to us less than 2 weeks ago, as she was taken and left in a Pet store. Summer was heavily pregnant and exactly  24 hours ago she went into labour. ❤These kittens are far too young to be…
Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry 2nd Jul, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry New arrivals @ BCWR  today. This is Strawberry, Blueberry and Raspberry. This little trio was found by an "off duty" police officer who believes  they were dumped. The kittens are less than 2 days old and are being looked after  around the clock, fed every hour, toileting and kept…
Bluebell Update 1st Jul, 2021 Posted in: News - Bluebell Update Bluebell update.Baby Bluebell has been with us now 7 weeks When she arrived with us was full of flu, could barely breathe was in terrible pain and weighed just over 300g. With every bone broken in her lower leg we cannot believe how active she has been throughout…
Aero and Bounty Update 29th Jun, 2021 Posted in: News - Aero and Bounty Update A couple of days ago this 4week old pair arrived with us following being abandoned in a box at the side of the canal in Apperley Bridge. They were found by dog walkers who contacted us to help. As you can see in the latest  photo they…
Kitten Food Appeal 29th Jun, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Kitten Food Appeal Here at BCWR we are currently looking after 51 nursing and pregnant mums and their kittens. We feed all our cats and kittens on a quality and appropriate diet. Our kitten food stocks are somewhat depleated and we are desperately  appealing for kitten food, both pouches and dry…
Bounty and Aero 27th Jun, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Bounty and Aero New arrivals @ BCWR today. This is Bounty and Aero, found abandoned in a box. This pair are only around 4 week old and are terribly ill. They have received emergency care for pain, dehydration and a flea infestation.
Cyril Update 27th Jun, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Cyril Update Cyril arrived with us @ BCWR on 23rd of March critically ill following being in 2 fires. In the 1st fire on the 5th March his owner died. Cyril managed to escape the fire and was living in the neighbourhood for a couple of weeks as a stray.…
Spanner, Wrench, Pozi and Hex 26th Jun, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Spanner, Wrench, Pozi and Hex New arrivals @ BCWR. These 4 kittens were taken into a vets in Leeds following being found in a garage that was being demolished. Spanner, Wrench, Pozi and Hex are only around 3weeks old and are recieving around the clock care. We have no idea…
Chico’s Appeal 21st Jun, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Chico’s Appeal CHICO’S APPEAL ❤Sometimes as a rescue we are compelled to step out of the "ordinary" and do something extraordinary. 💜Here at BCWR we specialise in looking after cats with varying degrees of disabilities, some blind, deaf, neurological disorders  to name a few . 💚Recently our attention has been…
Boudicca Two Years On 20th Jun, 2021 Posted in: News - Boudicca Two Years On Exactly two years ago day today our Warrior Princess BOUDICCA arrived with us. Boudicca’s story broke so many hearts, including ours. It is believed she spent over 2 months in a flat with her owner, whilst he laid deceased, the police made sure she was brought…
Successful Adoptions! 20th Jun, 2021 Posted in: News - Successful Adoptions! We are delighted to tell you that Tatty Ted, Humphrey and Snapdragon all went to their forever families today. When you apply to adopt a cat from us, sometimes the process is lengthy. This is because we more pride ourselves in suitabley matching families to our cats according…
Gemini Update 18th Jun, 2021 Posted in: News - Gemini Update I am saddened to tell you that despite all our efforts little Gemini sadly died peacefully earlier today. We believe she had horrific internal injuries and that she simply could not recover from them.
FOOD SAFTEY RECALL 18th Jun, 2021 Posted in: News - FOOD SAFTEY RECALL 🚨🚨ATTENTION CAT OWNERS 🚨🚨We are becoming aware of an increase in cats falling ill with a rare condition called pancytopenia. The issue has been identified by The Royal Veterinary College London and they are currently leading investigations in to the rise in cases. 🚨A product recall has…
New Arrival: Gemini 17th Jun, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Gemini New arrival @ BCWR This evening.This is little Gemini. She is only around 8 to 9 weeks old and has been found in a carpark in Bradford City Centre. seriously injured. This evening she is receiving emergency … More care for for shock and dehydration and tomorrow…
Nora Update 29th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Nora Update Nora update. So finally at 5am this morning the birth was over. A few risky moments as she was becoming tired and felt like it was too much to push but little Nora did really well. We are both tired this morning and whilst Nora is snoozing intermittently...…
Ashbourne Romeo 28th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Ashbourne Romeo This is the "Ashbourne Romeo" who has been loitering around for quite some time , and has been looked after by many neighbours.Unfortunately due to his nervous disposition and unpredictable travels he has been quite a challenge to trap .Today with the help of one of the neighbours…
Cyril Update 28th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Who remembers when little Cyril came in to us just over 9 weeks ago through a RSPCA inspector.Cyril was in 2 fire 15 days apart, in the first his owner was killed.Well just look at him now.He has really triumphed over adversity and today he was neutered.Thankyou to…
New Arrival: Willie White Stick 28th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Willie White Stick ANOTHER New arrival today @ BCWRThis is Willie White Stick.Willie was found in the Eccleshill area of Bradford today circling in the road and taken to a local vets.He is also deaf, blind and has several age related health issues that we are addressing.
New Arrival: Butterfly 28th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Butterfly New arrival today at BCWR. This is Beautiful Butterfly.Butterfly has had a busy day today . When she arrived this morning she had given birth to one kitten and now she has 4. She was found in a garden and ran in the house this morning as…
New Arrival: Abraham 28th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Abraham This is 18 year old Abraham.Abraham was found stray in Stanningley and has been sleeping in a garden for at least 5 days.It is believed that he is Deaf, blind and may have other age related complications.Abraham is microchipped and we are trying our best to contact…
New Arrival: Nora 27th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Nora This is Nora.Nora is only a kitten herself and is heavily pregnant.Nora will remain in in our care and be supported through her pregnancy, birth and motherhood.It absolutely goes without saying that neither Nora or her unborn kittens will be considered for adoption for many weeks to…
Bluebell Update 26th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Bluebell Update https://youtu.be/_zEqernLvy8 Well this little tinker has been with us 18 days and, honestly you would never believe the bones on her xrays actually belong to her. When she arrived she could bearly breathe her flu was so bad, her left hind limb is so badly damaged…. every bone…
New Arrival: Rosebud 25th May, 2021 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Rosebud This is 3(ish) week old Rosebud. She was found taped up in a box discarded at a railway station in Bradford.Rosebud has severe digestive issues and is very dehydrated which is not surprising given her young age and being separated from her mum. Rosebud has already been…
Thumper’s Photo Diary 21st May, 2021 Posted in: News - Thumper's Photo Diary Thumper arrived 12 months ago today…. here is her story and photo diary…. Thumper was 6 years old when she arrived with us.A few days previous we received her referral from a vets in Hendon near London and and one year ago today today she arrived with…
Tommy Fangs Update 20th May, 2021 Posted in: News - TF has been with us now for 9 days. He is 12+ years old and his owners were too old and frail to understand that TF was poorly and needed veterinary attention. When he was brought to us by his owners carer he was terribly lethargic, dehydrated and generally in…
Looking for a Home: Fiona and TT 20th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Looking for a Home: Fiona and TT Sweet Fiona came to us earlier this year, pregnant having been on the street. We have limited history for her, we know that she has never had a safe place to live and a home and family to call her own. Fiona gave…
Bluebell Update 19th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Bluebell Update Bluebell arrived with us a couple of weeks ago.At just 4-6 weeks old she is such a poorly little girl. She clearly had severe cat flu affecting her breathing, nose, throat & eyes.She also presented with a poorly leg. Up until recently she has been too weak &…
What sort of rescue are we? 17th May, 2021 Posted in: News - What sort of rescue are we??? We are the rescue that takes in any cat regardless of the age, condition, care required or financial implications. We are the rescue that sits up all night nursing someone's once was pet because they didn't care. We are the rescue that sits up…
Bathtime at BCWR 16th May, 2021 Posted in: News, SENSE - Bathtime at BCWR Baked Bean is one of our Cerebellar Hypoplasia rescue rangers and has fun and games rolling and falling in her poop and pee. To prevent her getting sore she had regular baths in our "Blue Boat".Baked Bean loves a bath however unless under the instruction of your…
Coronavirus update @ BCWR 15th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Coronavirus update @ BCWR As the country begins to further relax the restrictions on Monday and as we head out of lockdown ,as a rescue we have had to look closely at the changes we have made and the impact this has had on us personally, professionally, physically and financially.…
Humphrey Update 15th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Humphrey Update 5 weeks ago little Humphrey arrived with us.Humphrey had been sat in a garden for over 24 hours, wet through, filthy and cold.When he arrived with us he was too weak and poorly to endure an anaesthetic for x-rays.Within 24 hours of arriving it was discovered that he…
Tommy Fangs Update 15th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Tommy Fangs Update Since arriving with us TF has had to endure a dual diagnosis of diabetes and hyperthyroidism.Together we are learning to manage his condition. Yesterday we felt that he was becoming a little dehydrated despite drinking lots of water (due to his diabetes) and with our vets we…
Kripkey 15th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Kripkey 🖤🧡🖤Update Kripkey has a potential adopter coming to meet her🖤🧡🖤 This is 6 year old Kripkey.Kripkey has been in the rescue now for 5 weeks and is now looking for her forever family.Kripkey has a mild unknown neurological condition which can affect her balance.For this reason she would need…
Cuba Update 13th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Many of you have been following Cubas journey. 12 weeks ago we were alerted to Cuba by the wonderful refuse collectors at "silly o clock".Cuba had been left outside the rescue gates in a box with a few pouches of food…. despite being "dumped" he was lovingly wrapped…
Timmy 13th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Timmy 🖤❤🖤Update Timmy has a lovely family coming to meet him at the weekend🖤❤🖤 This is Beautiful Timmy.Timmy is 5 years old and is such a cuddle bug.Despite being blind he is so sweet and affectionate, copes with his food and litter tray and simply wants somewhere warm and safe…
Tommy Fangs Update 10th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Tommy Fangs Update TF will be now on medication for the rest of his life.He will be on Thyronorm twice a day for his hyperthyroidism and insulin twice a day for his diabetes.Routine and accuracy with medication and mealtimes is vitally important.We have ordered a special blood glucose monitor especially…
Bluebell Update 9th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Bluebell Update https://youtu.be/Hhsc2Y6L_pw Bluebell arrived with us yesterday.Bluebells history is a little sketchy but she was presented at the rescue yesterday evening with severe flu symptoms and possibly a broken hind leg. We sought emergency veterinary advice yesterday however Bluebell was too poorly to consider an anesthetic for xrays.We have…
New Arrival: Bluebell 8th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Bluebell New arrival this evening @ BCWR.This is 4ish week old Bluebell.Bluebells history is a little sketchy but she was presented at the rescue this evening with severe flu symptoms and possibly a broken hind leg.We are in the process of seeking emergency treatment this evening for Bluebell…
New Arrival: Tommy Fangs 8th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Tommy Fangs New arrival today @ BCWR.Tommy Fang has just arrived with us this afternoon. He is at least 12 year old but probably older. He has been a very much loved pet of an elderly couple who have now come to a stage in their life when…
Boudicca Update 7th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Boudicca Update It's almost 2 years since our Warrior Princess BOUDICCA arrived with us on 21st June 2019Boudiccas story broke so many hearts… including ours. It is believed she spent over 2 months in a flat with her owner, whilst he laid deceased… the police made sure she was brought…
Cuba Update 7th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update ❤🐾❤🐾Cuba update.❤🐾❤🐾 It is 11 weeks since Cuba arrived with us with 4 broken legs, head injury and a damaged tail.10 weeks ago Cuba underwent surgery to try fix one of his most badly broken bones. Our vet Gemma spent hours attempting to align the bones enough to…
Bambi Update 2 6th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Bambi Update 2 Many of you will have seen a recent post about Bambi, one of our permenant residents here at BCWR.Bambi has a multitude of birth defects and neurological issues.Bambi has recently started having bizarre episodes of rigidity, partial loss of consciousness and involuntary movements.All these symptoms are likely…
Bambi Update 5th May, 2021 Posted in: News - Bambi Update Here at BCWR as well as rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming we also have many cats who live at the rescue on a permanent basis based on their disability or enduring care needs.These cats are known as the "Rescue Rangers". We currently have 25 Rescue Rangers and we have…
New Arrivals: Mabel and Kittens 4th May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Mabel and Kittens New arrivals today @ BCWR.This is Mabel and her 4 kittens that were found soaking wet and cold today in a student accommodation campus.The kittens are around 3 days old.Mabel and kittens have all been assessed and are now safe with one of our wonderful…
ChaCha Update 3rd May, 2021 Posted in: News - ChaCha Update ChaCha would like to thank everyone who has bought him a recovery suit, dressings and bandages from our amazon wishlist to keep him comfortable, happy and healthy. We expect this to be a life long daily regime so we have worked hard to ensure the care we are…
Merlin Update 3rd May, 2021 Posted in: News - Merlin Update Merlin Update Who remembers Matty Merlin…well now he has been renamed Merlin the Mighty and Magnificent. Merlin is around 5 years old and was neglected and living on the streets for at least 2 years.Merlin arrived with us in shocking condition, sore skin, matts of fur causing irritation…
New Arrival: Canada 2nd May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Canada New arrival today @ BCWR.This is Canada.Canada is a sweet young cat that has been stray for quite some time.Unfortunately she is also heavily pregnant.Canada will be looked after throughout the rest of her pregnancy, birth and motherhood by volunteers within the rescue.
New Arrival: Billy 2nd May, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Billy New arrival at BCWR.This is Beautiful Billy.Billy is almost 8 years old and was a very much loved pet and his owner is now too unwell to look after him.Billy is a little overwhelmed by life at the moment however we know in a settled environment he…
ChaCha Update 29th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - ChaCha Update ChaCha is our delightful little lad who has been with us 9 weeks.ChaCha has been with us 9 weeks now and has certainly brought with him some challenges.ChaCha is paralysed from the bottom of his spine, hind legs and tail. Despite his disability ChaCha is one of the…
Terri Update 27th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Terri Update The person who brought Terri to us wasn't the owner, she was looking after her whilst living on the streets with multi generational litters. Down the line there was an owner somewhere as it is obvious that Terri is not part of a feral colony. Terri update: It's…
Cuba Update 24th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Cuba has been with with us almost 10 weeks following being brought to us in tragic circumstances with 4 broken legs, a chipped tooth and a damaged tail. 8 weeks ago Cuba had major surgery to repair his most severely broken leg. Cuba is now having daily physiotherapy…
Cyril Update 21st Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update 18 year old Cyril has been with us for 4 weeks now following being in 2 fires … the first fire is where his owner sadly died. For the initial 3 weeks at the rescue he was intensively nursed at the rescue, on intravenous fluids and often syringe…
Baked Bean Update 19th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Baked Bean Update https://youtu.be/yKY-CTweiEc Baked Bean has been with us just over a year and as you can see in the video she has severe Cerebellar Hypoplasia. Over the year BB has come on literally on leaps and bounds…. and a few stumbles along the way.BB is a cheeky,endearing, loving,…
Mambo Update 18th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Mambo Update Many of you will remember just before Christmas "Mucky Mambo" went suddenly blind… and despite all the tests done we still never quite got to the bottom of why this happened.We bought Mambo a special machine that Santa brought him for Christmas to keep an eye in his…
Cyril Update 18th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril arrived with us @ BCWR on 23rd of March…. critically ill following being in 2 fires.In the 1st fire on the 5th March his owner died.Cyril managed to escape the fire and was living in the neighbourhood for a couple of weeks as a stray.Cyril set up…
New Arrival: Terri 17th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Terri New arrival today at BCWR.This is Terri.Terri is around 6-7 months old and has been abandoned in Leeds.Terri is such a dainty little girl yet looks like she is fit to burst!!She is heavily pregnant and we are confident she will be due any day.This poor kitten…
New Arrivals: Monica & Rachel 15th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Monica & Rachel New arrivals @ BCWR This evening.This is Monica and Rachel who are around 7 days old. This pair were found freezing in a school play area in a "Mud Kitchen".Mum is nowhere to be seen however the head teacher and site staff will be looking…
New Arrival: Porsche 15th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Porsche New arrival @ BCWRThis is 10 year old Porsche.Porsche is a sweet and girl but also can be quite a "Narky Knickers" but she has just had her world turned upside down. Her owner has been taken into long term nursing care.She had her pre adoption health…
Reuban Update 15th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Reuban Update Reuban has been with us 8 days now , and today has been for his pre adoption health check and vaccination. Poor Reuban is 12 year old and spend 10 of those 12 years lost on the streets in Wrose.When he eventually was rescued and scanned, he did…
Humphrey Update 12th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Humphrey Update Humphrey Update.Many of you will have seen Humphrey who arrived with us on Friday, dreadfully weak and injured.. but too unwell and weak to undergo anaesthesia for x-rays .Today Humphrey has been reassessed, anaesthetised and x-rayed.As suspected he has horrific injuries to his pelvis… in fact he has…
New Arrival: Molly 11th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Molly New arrival today at BCWR.This is 15 year old Molly who has arrived with us through our community project Meowie Curie. Mollys owner has sadly died in the last few days and has come to us.We hope that within a short period of time once she has…
Unforgotten Miracle: Philomena 11th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Unforgotten Miracle: Philomena Philomena has now been with us 133 days now (though feels like a lifetime).For those of you who don't know her story she was found abandoned in Bradford in a garden.Philly was lucky to be alive… She is deaf, blind, has spinal cord compression and was severely…
New Arrival: Tatty Teddy 10th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Tatty Teddy New arrival today @ BCWR.This is Tatty Teddy 🧸TT arrived with us following being stray for quite some time in the Bradford area.TT has a significant abscess wound on his left fore limb, lots of matted fur, bruising to his little nose and is generally in…
Emergency Arrival: Humphrey 9th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Emergency Arrival: Humphrey New emergency arrival @ BCWR today. This is Humphrey. Humphrey arrived with us earlier today. He had been seen a in a garden in BD5 and had not moved for over 12 hours. On arrival he was quickly assessed, and it was quickly acertained that he had…
CC: A BCWR Unforgotten Miracle 8th Apr, 2021 Posted in: SENSE - CC: A BCWR Unforgotten Miracle CC has endured so much in the last 618 days she has been with us.She arrived in 2019 at 5 weeks old weighing less than 200g … against the odds she has bravely fought. CC was intensively nursed, unable to eat, no eyes an upside…
New Arrival: Reuban 7th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Reuban Reuban is 12 years old. A lady contacted us today as she been feeding him for a few weeks now and 2 weeks ago he was rushed to the vets by the neighbours over the road as he had collapsed but while they were at the vets…
Cyril Update 6th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril has just come back from the vets as he has been for a review.We have taken him off intravenous fluids for24 hours just to give his little old veins a rest.Cyril has been on fluids with us for the last 2 weeks following being in 2 fires.Cyril…
New Arrival: Bunny 5th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Bunny New arrival @ BCWRThis is Bunny.Bunny had a lucky escape when he was found. Tragically he was found with his 2 deceased siblings in a box behind a school in Bradford.Bunny is only around 6 weeks old, and is very undernourished and thin.Bunny is NOT currently looking…
New Arrival: Herbie 5th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Herbie New arrival @ BCWR.This is Herbie.Herbie has come to us following being found in the Carr Lane area of Shipley.He had a collar on that was far too tight, has recently had surgery and treatment for an injury on his back.He may be an owned pet, but…
Cyril’s Afternoon 3rd Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril's Afternoon Cyril had had a lovely afternoon enjoying the warm Spring sunshine on his face.He remains on Intravenous Fluid Therapy … and is responding well to treatment.
Cuba Update 1st Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update ❤🐾❤🐾Cuba update.❤🐾❤🐾It is 6 weeks since Cuba arrived with us with 4 broken legs, head injury and a damaged tail.5 weeks ago Cuba underwent surgery to try fix one of his most badly broken bones. Our vet Gemma spent hours attempting to align the bones enough to successfully…
Anise 30th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Anise Update: It is with the greatest of sadness that I wish to let you know that poor Anise tragically died Tuesday evening. We know that our vets and we did every thing possible to try help Anise but unfortunately the damage was already done. Anise has left 5 kittens…
Merlin The 2nd 27th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Merlin The 2nd New arrival @ BCWR, this is 7 year old Merlin The 2nd. MT2 arrived with us today following us being being contacted by a Vet Practice in Bradford.MT2 was an owned pet however he has a few health issues, that their owner didn't feel equipped to deal…
Cyril Update 26th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril UpdateOld Cyril has been with us now for 3 days following a traumatic few weeks. On the 5th of March he escaped a house fire in Bradford and sadly lost his owner.Cyril wandered the streets and made himself at home in a comfy sofa that had been…
McArdle and McCall Update 25th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - McArdle and McCall Update McArdle and Mcall have been with us just 7 days now and we think they are doing really well.They were found in a sports stadium carpark freezing, starving and full of fleas. They are still only around 5 weeks old and have a long way to…
Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots New arrivals @BCWR today.This is Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots.These 4 motherless kittens were found d in a popular dog walking area in Bradford, by a lady walking her own dog.The kittens had clearly been abandoned as they were taped up in a box.The kittens…
Cyril Update 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril has been with us now just over 24 hours. His condition has slightly improved and he is feeling more relaxed and comfortable.He has eaten lots of chicken today, however, remains critically ill & will be nursed again through the night tonight and remains on intravenous fluid therapy.
Cuba Update 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Cuba has been with us exactly 5 weeks today.When he arrived all his 4 legs were broken and his tail was severely damaged.Whilst we know Cuba has a very long road to recovery every day he is showing small steps of improvement.We are now in the process of…
Cyril 23rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Cyril This is Cyril.It is believed Cyrils owner died on the 12th March.At the time we were contacted by Incommunities re housing Cyril and we offered a place to him.Cyril disappeared and never arrived with us. Today we were contacted by the RSPCA as little old Cyril had got out…
Rolie and Roo 23rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News, SENSE - Rolie and Roo New arrivals @BCWR today.This is Rolie and Roo.This pair arrived with us this lunchtime as their owners could not afford the basic care that they needed.Rolie and Roo have severe Cerebellar Hypoplasia which means they cannot walk and will receive around the clock care as we attend…
Anise’s Birthing 22nd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - https://youtu.be/cFb-r057aeE Anise caused us a busy afternoon and night! This is the account of her birthing: Anise is now in established labour and a little paw has just been born…. poor Anise is a little bewildered by the whole experience.Her waters broke on Friday morning… ( down my leg) ……
Charlie Chaplin 20th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Charlie Chaplin New surprise arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is 4 months old Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin has just been deposited at our gate and the person who handed him over didn't want him anymore because he doesn't meow!!! They have even cut his whiskers for some bizarre reason!Charlie will…
McArdle and McCall Update 20th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - McArdle and McCall Update It is almost 48 hours since this pair arrived with us following being left in a sports stadium carpark.They are now slowly on their road to recovery and have just started eating a little food independently.They are still on a long road to recovery however… the…
McCall and McArdle 19th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - McCall and McArdle New arrivals @ BCWR.This is McCall and McArdle.They are around 4 weeks old and were found in a Sports Centre Carpark.Despite being around 4 weeks they are indeed the weight of 2 week old kittens.They are very undernourished, full of fleas. anaemic, dehydrated and have cat flu.They…
Chatty Merlin 18th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Chatty Merlin Who remembers Matty Merlin… well here is is looking amazing and we have changed his name from Matty To Chatty.Chatty Merlin will be looking for a new home in the near future.Merlin is a beautiful big boy around 5 years old.
Spender and Lavita 16th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News, SENSE - Spender and Lavita As a rescue we are unique in that we have many cats and kittens with varying degrees disabilities and extra special needs.When working with kitties with extra special needs we work within our SENSE frameworkWe take into account all their individual needs in order to achieve:-SafeEnrichingNurturingSensoryEnvironmentWe believe…
Who Remembers Elsa? 14th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Who Remembers Elsa? Well this is as update from her new owner….We just wanted to give an update on how Elsa is doing as we know there were a few people following her recovery progress as Katie Lloyd nursed her back to full health. We went to meet Elsa on…
Mocha and Chakra 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Mocha and Chakra New arrivals at BCWR. This is Mocha(torti) and Chakra (black).  They were owned pets however caring for them simply became too much. They are mum and daughter. Chakra has had several litters and has now grown to resent her kitten. 1 year old Chakra will be neutered…
New Arrival: Gandalf 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Gandalf This is Gandalf.  Poor Gandalf has been found on the streets of Bradford battered, bruised and with a tail injury.  Yet another stray boy unneutered and not chipped. Gandalf is not currently  looking for a new home as he has lots of healing to do.  He will be…
Matty Merlin 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Matty Merlin New arrival @BCWR. This is Matty Merlin. Merlin is possibly around 5 years old and has been neglected  and living on the streets for at least 2 years. When will people  learn that feeding alone is not enough? Merlin arrived with us in shocking condition, sore skin, matts of fur…
Cuba’s Sponsored Walk! 7th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba's Sponsored Walk! https://youtu.be/DYTFKMcjIdA 💚🐾🐾💚CUBA has COMPLETED HIS SPONSORED WALK.. 💚🐾🐾💚Have you ever run a marathon?No, me neither…But Cuba, this afternoon has done his own mini Marathon and walked a whole 15 metres!!!!Let's not forget that Cuba has: 4 broken legsA damaged tailDental injuriesAnd only had surgery 10 days ago……
New Arrivals: 15 Kittens! 5th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: 15 Kittens! New arrivals @ BCWR.Well what a blooming busy afternoon it has been at BCWR.We have rescued 15 cats and kittens from one property in Leeds.They were living in appalling conditions in one cramped property and all have medical issues. This really highlights the critical importance of…
Who Remembers Hooti? 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Who Remembers Hooti? Who remembers Hooti????Our vet certainly does!! Hooti arrived with us at 4pm on New Year's Eve .He had a tragic incident where he was squished by a bin lorry at just 4-5 weeks old.He sustained 2 broken bones in one little leg and at 13 week old…
Noodles Update 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update Naughty Noodles has been with us now just over 3 weeks.Noodles is deaf, (daft) and blind, has serious neurological issues, congenital vestibular disease and had been dumped in a box in someone's shed. In the last 3 weeks her cheeky little personality is shining through and she is…
Cuba Update 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update 💚🐾🐾🐾CUBA UPDATE.🐾🐾🐾💚It is exactly 2 weeks ago today since little Cuba was left outside the rescue at 2am in the pouring rain.. only to be discovered by the refuse collectors from Bradford Council just before 7am who alerted me to him. Many of you will already know that…
New Arrival: Nessie 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Nessie New arrival at BCWR.This is 15 year old Nessie. Nessie came to us very late last night.We were contacted by police officers who were investigating a sudden death of an individual who lived alone. Whilst next of kin have been contacted they are currently hundreds of miles…
Busy Birthing for Fiona! 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Busy Birthing for Fiona! https://youtu.be/VGxf1DqaLtM Been a busy weekend here @ BCWR, Fiona gave birth to 2 lovely kittens then 48 hours later surprised us with a third! Mum and kittens doing really well.It goes without saying, these kittens or mum will not currently be considered for adoption for at…
Elsa Update 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update 16 days ago, Elsa was found behind our storage unit after having spent days in freezing temperatures due to her being abandoned without our knowledge. She was thrown over our 7 foot fence.She suffered, a traumatic head injury, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, was severely dehydrated and barely alive. Now, after…
Cuba’s Sponsored Walk 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Cuba's Sponsored Walk 🐾💚🐾CUBAS SPONSORED WALK🐾💚🐾❤Cuba was callously dumped out side the rescue in a box at 2am and was found just before 7am by the dustbin men who alerted us to the cat. 🧡Over the following hours Cubas injuries were unveiled and were simply catastrophic.4 broken legs, a severely…
Cuba Update 27th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update What a difference 24 hours can make. Cuba is still a little swollen and obviously bruise but this doesn't stop him purring like a tractor, enjoying head boops and stuffing his face with his favourite food (Felix kitten as good as it looks), and trying to walk on…
Golden Paws Showcase! 27th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News, Silver Whiskers - Golden Paws Showcase! This weekend @BCWR we want to showcase our " Golden Paws Cats"We understand that most people who apply to adopt a cat from us want either a young kitten or young adult. There is so much to be mutually gained from adopting an older cat.An older cat…
Cuba Update 26th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update ⚠️⚠️Graphic photos below⚠️⚠️⚠️ Cuba has had a long day at the vets. He has been such a brave boy.The surgery he had today was massive and lasted longer than 3 hours.The biggest challenge was lining the broken bone up in the leg so that a metal rod could…
Cuba Update 26th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Cuba is all ready for his big surgery today to attempt to fix one of his 4 badly broken legs.As a rescue this surgery really has hit our finances hard and if you could spare just £1 towards his surgery it would be really appreciated. Cuba has a…
Cuba Update 24th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update It is exactly 1 week ago since this poor little lad was dumped outside the gates of BCWR at 2am.It was cold, pouring with rain and the vigilant refuse collectors found him just before 7am and alerted me immediately. Cuba has suffered 4 broken legs, a severely damaged…
Coronavirus Update 23rd Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - ⛔Coronavirus Update⛔ Like many other individuals, organisations and business we, at BCWR have found the last 12 months difficult, damaging and frustrating.We have had to find new ways of working, including volunteer management, vet appointments, foster arrangements, fundraising and of course adoptions.With the Government's latest announcements yesterday, many are seeing…
New Arrival: Paris 22nd Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Paris New arrival at BCWR, this is 5 year old Paris.Paris is an unwanted, unloved and uncared for cat who was rescued by a family member yesterday.Paris is full of fleas, her coat in poor condition, she is very thin and malnourished and simply needs a lot of…
New Arrival: Mr ChaCha (Slide) 20th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals, SENSE - New Arrival: Mr ChaCha (Slide) New arrival @ BCWR, this is Mr. ChaCha (slide). ChaCha has come to us from another rescue some distance away because they felt we would be better equipped to deal with his needs. ChaCha is around 1 year old and his rear end and back…
Cuba Update 20th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update https://youtu.be/gyybGNDZmaQ 💚Cuba update 💚Cuba is doing really well this morning despite his 4 broken legs, severely damaged tail and fractured tooth.I can honestly say this has been the most heart rending rescue ever at BCWR.To dump such a severely injured cat in the pouring rain next to the…
Cuba Update 18th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Cuba Update "Little C". has had a long day in the vets today having lots of tests, investigations, xrays and examinations.Almost 48 hours ago at 2am some one (believed to be his owner) dumped poor "Little C." outside the rescue in a plastic box in the pouring rain. From the…
Cuba Update 17th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Cuba Update Cuba has returned to the rescue after a full day at the vets.It has been established that Cuba is around 6 to 8 month old.Considering his current condition, Cuba was too unstable to be anaesthetised for xrays so only conscious x-rays could be done. From these, we have…
New Arrival: Cuba 17th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Cuba New discovery at BCWR this morning.Early this morning I was awoken by the refuse collectors.They rang me from outside the rescue to tell me they had just noticed a cat in a box next to our bin.Thankfully the Eagle Eyed Bradford Council workers didn't assume the carrier…
Smudge 16th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Smudge This is Smudge.Smudge is almost 17 years young and has been in the rescue for 14 weeks now. Smudge came to us via a vet referral when his elderly owner felt she couldn't cope with Smudge, and she had infact booked him in for euthanasia.Smudge has had a longterm…
Elsa Update 15th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update Today we are so pleased to let you all know that Elsa continues to recover well 3 days after she was found dumped at the rescue via a 7 foot fence which she was flung over in sub zero temperatures several days before. Hypothermic, hypoglycaemic, dehydrated, head trauma,…
Elsa Update 14th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update We are delighted to tell you all today that Elsa, our 10 week old hypothermic, hypoglycaemic, kitten that was thrown over the 7foot fence at the rescue sometime last week is now recovering well.As she has now started eating we believe that she may have turned that critical…
Noodles Update 14th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update https://youtu.be/2At7IyLN-44 Love is.. seeing life from a slightly different angle ❤Noodles has been with us almost a week now following being found in a shed.❤Noodles is definitely blind, almost certainly deaf, wobbly and has a significant head tilt.❤After consulting with our vets, whilst we are not 100% certain,…
Elsa Update 13th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update 10 week old Elsa Was found in our garden @ BCWR yesterday morning by volunteers following hearing her distressed and muffled cries. We suspect that Elsa had been dumped in the garden several previous unbeknown to us.The only way she can have arrived with us is by being…
New Arrival: Elsa 12th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Elsa New arrival @ BCWR.This is little Elsa… who was literally "Frozen" earlier today.She is only around 10 weeks old. Elsa Was found in our garden earlier this morning by volunteers following hearing her distressed and muffled cries.We suspect that Elsa has been dumped in the garden several…
Noodles Update 11th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update https://youtu.be/s1iJGHSu4jA Many of you will have seen little Noodles our 7(ish) week old kitten with profound issues.She came into us following being dumped in a box in a shed (apparently)We believe Noodles has congenital vestibular disease which has resulted in a neurological impact.As well as a significant head…
New Arrival / Found: Walnut 10th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival / Found: Walnut February 10th 2021This is Walnut.Walnut was found in the Bolton Lane area of BD2.She has been hanging around for at least 1 week and locally we have not noted any missing cats.We will allow a week for an owner to come forward prior to arranging…
Valentino, Darcy, Romeo and Casanova 8th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Valentino, Darcy, Romeo and Casanova New arrivals at BCWR.These four Valentines are around 8 weeks old and arrived at BCWR today following being found in a shed.We were told that the garden shed had been broken into and these four little floofs were left there during the break-in???What ever their…
New Arrival: Noodles 8th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Noodles Today we have had a very busy afternoon @ BCWR.Amongst our new admissions is little Noodles.Noodles is around 7 to 8 weeks old and arrived with a very strange presentation. https://youtu.be/fESxt4GUrCM Noodles is almost certainly blind, wobbly and has a significant head tilt and on top of…
Sophie Update 6th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Sophie Update It's just 24 hours since Sophie had emergency surgery to have her leg amputated.Sophie is 12 years old and has Osteo-sarcoma. We had to opt to amputate her leg.It has been an eventful 24 hours however with a little help from a couple of of friends Sophie is…
Blind pet uses smell, taste touch and sound – Telegraph & Argus 6th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Press - Blind pet uses smell, taste touch and sound - Telegraph & Argus Carrots making headlines once again in the Telegraph & Argus! https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19054299.blind-pet-uses-smell-taste-touch-sound/
Sophie Update 5th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News, Palliative Paws - Sophie Update https://youtu.be/cDwnVETcNho Sophie has been with us just over 3 weeks. Prior to this she has been living and very much looked after by workers in a mill all 12 years of her life.Sophie has been in the vets all day for comparative radiographs. Our vet called earlier to…
Hooti Update 5th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Hooti has been with us exactly 5 weeks today following having his tail and leg squished by a refuse collection wagon at a depot in Bradford on New Year's Eve. Hooti suffered catastrophic injuries as he fractured both major leg bones … the tibia and fibula…. however is…
COVID Reminder 4th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - COVID Reminder Hi guys.This information may come across a little blunt.Everyday for the last 10 months I have had between 20- 50 adoption enquiries…. mainly for kittens.Whilst we are happy that people are wanting to adopt… now is just not the right time.⚠️We are in a national lockdown.⚠️🚫It is illegal…
Sweet Fiona 4th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Sweet Fiona New arrival @ BCWR today.This is Sweet Fiona. Fiona is around 2 to 3 years old and whilst we have little history about her, we do know that she has never had a safe place to live- no where to call home.Sadly Fiona is now pregnant. We are…
Kenny, Dolly and Tammy 29th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Kenny, Dolly and Tammy New arrivals today @ BCWR.This is 11 weeks old Kenny, Dolly and Tammy. These poor kittens have arrived with us on terrible condition.They are full of fleas, look and smell like they have been sat in pools of urine and are extremely nervous…. goodness knows what…
Mambo Update 29th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Mambo Update Many of you will remember just before "Mucky Mambo" went suddenly blind… and despite all the tests done we still never quite got to the bottom of why this happened.We bought Mambo a special machine that Santa brought him for Christmas to keep an eye in his blood…
Terrific Tuesday for Hooti 26th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Terrific Tuesday for Hooti Hooti is celebrating today.It is three and a half weeks since he arrived with us with broken leg.Both his tibia and his fibula were fractured following being trapped by truck in a council depot.Yesterday Hooti had xray to see how his leg was healing and we…
Otis 26th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - **** sadly only 2 hours after arriving and settling into the rescue, little Otis has peacefully died. The help arrived too late for Otis however in the end he knew love ***New (and shocking) arrival at BCWR.This is Otis. Otis seems only hours old. He is obviously premature, unable to…
Thumper Update 25th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Thumper Update " Winning is about struggle, effort, optimism and never ever giving up"Poor little Thumper arrived with us in May from Medivet in Hendon. She was brutally attacked by another animal, probably a dog and when she presented at the vets she had a necrotic wound to her fore…
Philomena Update 25th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena Update It is exactly 8 weeks since this little lady was rescues from her death on the streets of Bradford.Deaf, Blind and with spinal damage it is a miracle that Philly is still with us.8 weeks later we have reached a massive milestone.After weeks of nursing, antibiotics, intravenous fluids…
Beautiful Sophie 17th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Beautiful Sophie https://youtu.be/IkVAtKYl18o This is Beautiful SophieSophie is 12 years old and has been very much a part of daily life in a textile mill in Bradford all her life. Sophie is so loved by all the staff at the mill however last week Sophie had something wrong with her…
Hooti Update 17th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Hooti was so appalled at Leeds United's performance yesterday… that he took his "supporters sock" off!!!(he certainly won't be taking the new one off in a hurry!!l)Here is our brave boy this afternoon cuddled up with his BFF Tango the orangutan ….. waiting for his new bed!!!
Philomena and Bluey Ted Ted 16th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena and Bluey Ted Ted Philomena cannot go to bed without her "Bluey Ted Ted"….. 7 weeks ago tonight our little Philly was spending her last ever night living on the streets…. deaf, blind (and daft) with scoliosis of the spine… goodness knows how she survived….
Hooti Update 15th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update https://youtu.be/f3FQK0a6G4M Hooti has been with us exactly 14 days following having his tail and leg squished by a refuse collection wagon at a depot in Bradford. Hooti has suffered catastrophic injuries as he has fractured both major leg bones … the tibia and fibula…. however is lucky to…
Shirley Birthing Update 12th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Shirley Birthing Update Just 3 days ago Shirley arrived with us and for the last hours she has been in labour.Shirley has finally given birth to 5 huge kittens… and thankfully this will be her last litter. Shirley has had multiple previous litters all born outside.. and all have died.We…
Philomena Update 10th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with exactly 6 weeks today (though feels like a lifetime). In the 1st 2 photos you can see her in her new life jacket.. we have discovered Phillys love of water and the therapeutic benefits it brings her.The life jacket keeps her safe when…
New Arrival: Shirley 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Shirley New arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is Shirley. Shirley has been a stray for at least the last 2 years in Bradford, has had multiple litters of kittens, who have mostly all died. Sadly Shirley is heavily pregnant once more and fit to burst anytime soon.At least…
Stella, Epiphany and Beth 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Stella, Epiphany and Beth These 3 kittens are Stella, Epiphany and Beth. We were contacted by a wonderful GP a few days ago in Bradford who wanted us to help one of her sick patient's by rescuing these 3 little monkeys. This was a priority and emergency admission and these…
Hooti Update 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Little Hooti has been with us now one full week and today he wants to show you his new "Sunshine Cast". He was such a good boy when his leg was redressed… and really enjoyed singing throughout.Hooti has lots of lovely snuggly blankets now and he thanks every…
Norris Update 7th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Norris Update How amazing is Norris looking???Norris arrived 5 weeks ago following being taken to a local vets over a week ago.Norris is not without his complications.His main concern is hyperthyroidism… And his blood results that measure this is off the scale.He has now put on over 1kg in weight…
BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 7th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Today we entered into the 3rd coronavirus/ Covid-19 lockdown. Here at BCWR we are taking the Government’s structures very seriously and subsequent guidelines. We have had an incomprehensible number of adoption enquiries over the last couple of days. Due to current government guidelines, we are not currently…
Hooti’s Looking for Baby Blankets 2nd Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti's Looking for Baby Blankets Little Hooti has just discovered the joys of super soft baby blankets and we are going through several a day. If any one would like to send Hooti a baby fleece to snuggle in he would be so so grateful. These can be sent directly…
Hooti Evening Update 1st Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hootie Evening Update Hooti has had a very settled day and has even made friends with his new companion Tango. Hooti and Tango continue to be nursed around the clock.
Hooti Update 1st Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update So its been a long night with little Hooti... ( as well as others too)Hooti is only around 5 weeks old and has been found in a yard of a busy council depot. Tragically little Hooti was physically trapped under the wheel of a HGV truck and when…
Reflecting on 2020 31st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Reflecting on 2020 https://youtu.be/aKVAMOqGm1Q We want to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, supporters and professional partners a peaceful new year. 2020 has certainly had its challenges, difficulties and sadness.As we embark on entering a new year I'm sure some of challenges will move into 2021 however together…
New Year’s Admission, Hooti 31st Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Year's Admission, Hooti New Years Eve Arrival @ BCWR.WITHOUT FAIL every New Years Eve we have a critically illnew admission and 2020 - 2021 is no exception. This is little Hooti…. who arrived with us at only around 2.30pm this afternoon.Hooti is only around 5 weeks old and has…
Pearl Update 29th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Pearl Update Back from the vets- WOW!!!This is the worst facial injury I've ever seen…. yet what a difference a day makes.Following hours of intricate surgery by our amazing team at Northcote, Pearl looks and feels so much better.In theatre the jaw feels fairly secure however the bigger problem is…
Philomena Update 28th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Today we are very excited to tell you that little Philomena, 4 weeks after her arrival has finally moved out of her critical care bed and is now in transitional care, which means that she is in a safe and supervised environment still but with the freedom to…
New Arrival: Pearl 28th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Pearl New arrival @BCWR today.This is Pearl.Pearl is around 8-12 months.We were contacted about this looked after stray cat that has been in the area around 3 months.She was found this morning in her regular garden with facial injuries.We believe she has been involved in a road traffic…
New Arrivals: Chestnut and Cranberry 26th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Chestnut and Cranberry New arrivals @ BCWR today.This is Chestnut and Cranberry.These 4 month old kittens have been huddled together under a wagon that has been parked up for 4 days.They are understandably very nervous and in need of much TLC.We plan for them to go into foster…
Philomena Christmas Update 25th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Christmas Update My greatest Christmas wish has come true. Philomena has been well enough to spend a few hours out of her isolation unit where she has been receiving intensive care for the last almost 4 weeks…. and has had snuggles on my comfy bed.She has even been making…
Christmas at BCWR 25th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Christmas, News - Christmas at BCWR So….. Santa 🎅 has been to BCW and throughout the day we have been helping our cats and kittens open their gifts.Here is 5 month old Philomena who has overcome immeasurable adversity over the last 4 weeks, opening her Christmas sack.Being blind, deaf ( and daft) 🤶…
This is Little Itch 24th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - This is Little Itch Itch is a sweet old lady around 17 years old.For the last couple of years little Itch has been a Purrfect companion for an elderly lady through our foster partnership matching older people to older cats. Sadly, more recently both Itch and her companion have had…
This is Tigger 21st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - This is Tigger Tigger is in foster care with our amazing Sophie. Tigger came to us following the death of her owner as a result of a long term illness.Tigger wasn't in the best of health however has blossomed with Sophie…… Here is Sophie's story about Tigger. "Tigger’s journey from…
Norris Update 20th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Norris Update Who remembers Norris who arrived with us a couple of weeks ago? Well here is an update from his amazing foster carer and volunteer Ella. This is Norris, who is approximately 16 years old. When he arrived at the rescue he looked 116 years old. I've been fostering…
Philomena Update 19th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena continues to do really well today and as part of her treatment plan every 72 hours Philo will have a bubbly bath. Whilst in almost every case we discourage people from bathing their cats as it not only can be very stressful but also can damage their…
Carrots Donates his Pocket Money 18th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Carrots Donates his Pocket Money Who can remember Baby Carrots 9 weeks old dressed up as an Elf, and just look at him now!! Yesterday, Carrots made a generous £500 donation to all his friends at the Marie Curie Hospice Bradford who have struggled Immeasurably this year. Carrots was given…
Christmas Donations 17th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Christmas Donations Hi every one,We hope that you are all preparing for a very unusual but safe Christmas 🎄We recognise that we have not been able to run our usual events this year, and have recently had a lot of requests of how people can drop off their Christmas donations.We…
Philomena Update 3 15th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update 3 This morning we are delighted to tell you that after 2 weeks Philomena is now off her intravenous fluid therapy.The decision to take her off her fluids was based on much improvement in her nutritional intake orally, she is starting to nibble food and is also taking…
Philomena Update 2 12th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update 2 Philomena has now been with almost 2 weeks (though feels like a lifetime). For those of you who don't know her story she was found abandoned in Bradford in a garden.Philo was lucky to be alive… She is deaf, blind, has spinal cord compression and was severely…
Philomena Update 9th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with us for 10 days.Whilst she has made the tiniest of improvements and looks slightly brighter Philomena is still recieving intensive care and remains on intravenous fluid therapy and is also recieving nutritional support hourly around the clock.Philomena is deaf, blind, has spinal cord…
Carrots’ Christmas Wish 7th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Carrots' Christmas Wish Carrots has been a very good boy all year, looking after his friends at the rescue, writing to friends at Marie Curie and children at home, and even having video calls to help cheer people up who were struggling in lockdown. This year, he has one Christmas…
New Arrival: Elfie 6th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Elfie New arrival at BCWR, this is little Elfie. Elfie is only 8 weeks old and is already an unwanted pet.Elfie will be spending Christmas and New Year to with one of our amazing Volunteer Foster Families and then will be going for all his health checks. Only…
Rehoming Pause 5th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Rehoming Pause We are currently receiving lots of enquiries about adoption, and we are so pleased that so many people feel able to provide a loving home to a little rescue cat or kitten. At present, we are not processing any Adoption Enquiries, due to the Tier 3 restrictions in…
Philomena Update 4th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Many of you will have seen Philomena, our latest admission that arrived at the rescue last Sunday.Poor Philo just looks like a battered old stray who has spent years fighting for survival in the streets.The truth is Philomena is only around 4 months old. It has been confirmed…
Philomena Update 1st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with us for 48 hours.As you can see in the 1st photo she is feeling a little brighter however remains very sick and has a very long road to recovery ahead of her. There is a huge piece in the jigsaw missing and either…
Purrrfect Pound: Philomena 1st Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, News - Purrrfect Pound: Philomena Many of you will have seen Philomena, our latest admission that arrived at the rescue on Saturday.My heart is broken seeing the amount of suffering this little one has gone through prior coming to us. Poor Philo just looks like a battered old stray who has spent…
New Arrival: Philomena 30th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Philomena New arrival at BCWR.Philomena was found in a garden in Bradford.It is believed that she was abandoned by her owners when they moved house. On arrival she had a long list of complications. She is very dehydrated, hypothermic, dirty, full of fleas, she has fur missing and…
Dangers of Antifreeze 30th Nov, 2020 Posted in: Fact Sheets - Dangers of Antifreeze During winter we wake up to frosty mornings and frozen windscreens on our cars and might have a mental nudge to top up the antifreeze in our cars. The chemical that antifreeze contains, ethylene glycol, is very dangerous to cats and great care must be taken when…
New Arrivals: Thankful and Kindness 27th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Thankful and Kindness New arrivals at BCWR today.This is 9 week old Thankful and Kindness.This pair were the product of an unwanted litter.Mum has now been neutered.This pair are currently in foster care until we are able to get the veterinary checks and vaccines done and until they…