New Arrival: Princess 5th Jul, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Princess New arrival at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary. This week Princess has had her life turned upside down.Princesses owner has suddenly died unexpectedly.Princess is around 10 years old and we are currently helping her through her grief.Princess is not currently available for adoption.
Heather and Luna 5th Jul, 2022 Posted in: Purrfect Companions - Heather and Luna Heather and Luna have been together as part of Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary's Purrfect Companions Scheme since 2018. Luna loves playing outside in the sunshine but always comes home to give Heather companionship, love and a lap cuddle. Heahter absolutely adores Luna and it is…
Tony and Brandy 5th Jul, 2022 Posted in: Purrfect Companions - Tony and Brandy Brandy was matched to Tony and they have been together since 2018. Brandy brings Tony much comfort and companionship and is his little shadow. Brandy is particularly good at bringing calm to Tony during worrying or difficult times.
Mischief Maker at BCWR 3rd Jul, 2022 Posted in: News - Mischief Maker at BCWR I think I have a Mischief Maker with me tonight at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary.
New Arrivals: Four 9 Day Old Motherless Kittens 3rd Jul, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Four 9 Day Old Motherless Kittens These four, 9 day old kittens have been left motherless due to a tragic medical incident last night. Their mum died last night due to an aortic thromboembolism at a vets in Leeds. An aortic thromboembolism is a blood clot that cuts…
Police Found Abandoned Cats 2nd Jul, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Police Found Abandoned Cats New arrivals at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary. ❤ We dont know the circumstances leading up to this rescue and there is no suggestion of crime or cruelty committed. ❤ This evening we were contacted by the police who entered a property with force due…
Ruby and Ralph 29th Jun, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Ruby and Ralph New arrivals at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue and Sanctuary. This is 12 week old Ruby and Ralph..these young kittens were too much for a busy family and were brought to us yesterday.Ruby and Ralph will have their pre adoption health check later this week andcwill soon be…
Moped (Fondant and Royale) 29th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Moped (Fondant and Royale) Many of you will have seen Fondant and Royale ( AKA "Moped") across our social media.Both mum and kitten have significant neurological issues and both have a degree of blindness. Unfortunately due to the neurological issues little Royale is currently spending several hours a day in…
Aimee 27th Jun, 2022 Posted in: Uncategorized - Aimee 🐾❤🐾❤🐾For the last 4 years I have had the pleasure of supporting and enabling Aimee Johnson to complete 4 years of work experience at BRADFORD CAT WATCH RESCUE AND SANCTUARY. Aimee was a student at Askham Bryan College Saltaire followed by the following 2 years at Askham Bryan University…
BCWR Sanctuary 26th Jun, 2022 Posted in: Uncategorized - BCWR Sanctuary You may have noticed across our social media platforms that we have decided to change our title.For almost 16 years we have been known as BCWR/ BCWR KITTENS / BRADFORD CAT WATCH RESCUE.We have thought long and hard since some one suggested that we should be known, not…
Unusual Rescue 26th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Unusual Rescue Unusual rescue this morning at BCWRThis little fella was found hypothermic this morning.Less than one week old freezing cold we rushed him into one of our Intensive Care units on our Critical Care Ward whilst we found expert Hedgehog help. We have just taken this little Hoglet to…
Independent Living at BCWR 26th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Independent Living at BCWR Independent Living at BCWRNot all cats want human interaction.This is Myrtle. Prior to coming to BCWR over 4 years ago, Myrtle was very much a street cat in Bradford, part of a colony that we worked hard to dissolve.Myrtle came in with 3 generations of kittens…
Did you know? Tipple 26th Jun, 2022 Posted in: SENSE - Did you know? Tipple Did you know?Tipple currently is our longest resident in Team SENSE at BCWR. Tipple is almost 12 years old and we have known him since he was a 6 week old kitten.Tipple has Cerebellar hypoplasia which we are familiar with but also has a feline equivalent…
Lollo Update 25th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Lollo Update Lollo is spending this afternoon in the garden. This is the first time she has been able to to play out in the last 8 weeks.Beautiful Lollo came to BCWR. She was paralysed in both hind limbs. She has now been with us 22 weeks.. Around 8 weeks…
Roland Update 24th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Roland Update It's been such a busy week this week at BCWR that we haven't had time to flood our social media with the usual updates…. Roland is having an hours break this evening from his ICU on the critical care ward and enjoying a few bedtime snuggles whilst fascinated…
Jasper 22nd Jun, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Jasper New arrival at BCWR today.This is sweet Jasper. Jasper has come to us for nursing support via another rescue. It is believed that Jasper has been in a serious road accident and sustained a deviated pelvis and tail pull injury andca fractured tail. The wound on his tail was…
Team Tumble Victory! 22nd Jun, 2022 Posted in: Appeals, News - Team Tumble Victory! 👣🐾👣TEAM TUMBLE VICTORY👣🐾👣 In total we have raised just under £2000Thankyou to every one who supported Team Tumble. Our challenge began on the 21st March 2022 00.01hrs and ended on the 20thJune 2022 23.59hrs. The funds raised will be divided equally between 2 Charities. 🧡🧡🧡BCWR Critical Care…
Fondant and Royale 21st Jun, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Fondant and Royale New arrivals at BCWR. ❤Please read on to understand why we are not taking any adoption enquiries for this pair at this time.❤ This is mum and son Fondant and Royale.They came from a very much loving family but unfortunately they were not in a position to…
Boudi’s Adoption 18th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Boudi’s Adoption Exactly three years ago on Monday 20th June our Warrior Princess BOUDICCA arrived with us. Boudiccas 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…
ACEs: Adverse Cat Experiences 17th Jun, 2022 Posted in: Fact Sheets - ACEs: Adverse Cat Experiences What are ACEs? Adverse Cat Experiences (ACEs) are stressful or traumatic experiences that can have a huge impact on cats and kittens throughout their lives. At BCWR we are committed to addressing all types of adversity a cat may experience and work with them to enable…
Roland Update 17th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Roland Update Up, fed washed and dressed this morning.Roland is responding well to his care and tolerating his feeds well. We are awaiting results from the lab that should be back in the next few days. Roland would like to say a big thankyou to everyone who has supported him…
Big Day for Hopscotch and Marbles 16th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Big Day for Hopscotch and Marbles Today was a big day for brother and sister Marbles and Hopscotch. ( Skittles is still a little under thrifty for an anesthetic) They have have spent the morning in the vets having very important surgery. They have both been neutered and despite them…
Toby 10th Jun, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Toby New arrival at BCWRThis is little Toby.Toby is only around 10 days old and has been abandoned on an allotment in Bradford 2 days ago.Toby is currently in one of our intensive care units on our Critical Care Ward and is being fed every 60 mins.
Bolton Update 10th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Bolton Update From Intensive Care to Foster Care in just 3 week. Bolton has been with us since Friday 20th of May, just over 2 weeks.We were called out to rescue him from a garden where he was found injured dragging his body.Before he could have general ananesthesia for xrays…
Raccoon and Weasel Looking for their Forever Home 6th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Raccoon and Weasel Looking for their Forever Home The most wonderful feeling in the world……Against the odds Weasel and Racoon have made it!! From hours old, drop by drop, hour by hour these two teeny tiny thumb sized balls of fluff, left motherless have grown into to such cheeky and…
Union Jack Update 5th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Union Jack Update Union Jack update Union Jack arrived last Wednesday barely able to stand. Union Jack is believed to be around 4 months old and was rescued by housing officers when they entered an abandoned property.U.J . was living in what can only be described as a drugs den…
Bolton Update 4th Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Bolton Update Bolton UpdateBolton has been with us since Friday 20th of May, just over 2 weeks. We were called out to rescue him from a garden where he was found injured dragging his body. Before he could have general ananesthesia for xrays we spent the weekend nursing him in…
Baby Beacon 2nd Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - Baby Beacon New arrival at BCWRThis is Baby Beacon.He was found in a garden in Bradford.The finders asked neighbours all on the street if they knew of him or if they had seen mum or other kittens. Beacon is around 4 weeks old and is now in an intensive care…
New Arrival: Union Jack 1st Jun, 2022 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Union Jack New arrival at BCWR earlier today.This is Union Jack. Union Jack is believed to be around 4 months old and was rescued by housing officers this morning when they entered an abandoned property.U.J. was living in what can only be described as a drugs den and…
Zoran Update 31st May, 2022 Posted in: Adopted, News - Zoran Update Zoran has been with us almost 7 weeks following being handed to me at the gate of BCWR.I quickly realised that he was very ill and injured and rushed him up to our vets just before they closed. After several x-rays, tests and expert opinions Zoran did indeed…
Peanut Update 31st May, 2022 Posted in: Adopted, News - Peanut Update Peanut Arrived with us at BCWR almost 5 weeks agoHe was dumped outside in a cat carrier near the Broadway Shopping Centre in Bradford.It is believed he had been there covered in his own faeces several hours before someone stopped to help. As well as being covered in…
Teddy Update 31st May, 2022 Posted in: News - Teddy Update 44 days ago Teddy arrived with us at BCWR.Teddy spent 3 weeks in one of our intensive care units on our Critical Care Ward. When he arrived he was 5 weeks old old yet weighs 300g- the average weight of a 2 to 3 week old kittenTeddy and…
Roland, Reggie and Errol 31st May, 2022 Posted in: News - Roland, Reggie and Errol New arrivals at BCWR today.This is Roland, Reggie and Errol.They are around 8 weeks old and were dumped in a vets waiting area earlier today. Reggie and Errol appear healthy and in reasonable condition however Roland has multiple problems which we believe may be a result…
Dustin, Will and Eleven Update 29th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Dustin, Will and Eleven Update You may have seen on Friday our shocking footage of 2 women with a child dumping 3 kittens in the visitors area (Sanctuary View) at BCWRThey have very quickly recovered from this atrocious ordeal and are now very much loved in one of our Foster…
Bolton Update 28th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Bolton Update Bolton has just been with us just 8 days following being found injured in a garden.X-rays revealed that he has a very bad fracture to his right femur and both our very experienced vets and the specialists at Torrington Orthopaedic Referrals believe the fracture is at least 12…
Happy Hour – Friday Positivity 27th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Happy Hour- Friday Positivity HEATHER UPDATE.Beautiful and brave Heather has been inbtge rescue 58 days now following being found in a residential home garden injured..Heather had a severe fracture and to save her life her leg was amputated by our amazing vets at Northcote. 8 week later, Heather has left…
Abandoned: Eleven, Will, and Dustin 27th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Abandoned: Eleven, Will, and Dustin Once again BCWR we witness deliberate cruelty and neglect. As you can see in this clip from our CCTV 2 women and a child entered the Sanctuary View Visitor Area this morning. I was not at the rescue at this point, I was actually at…
New Arrival: Jubilee 26th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Jubilee was heard around 11am this morning in a cat carrier over the boundary fence at BCWR. Jubilee is only around 5 weeks old and has a significant injury to his fore limb. Whilst we don't know how long Jubilee was there we rushed him it to our vets immediately…
Bolton Update 23rd May, 2022 Posted in: News - Bolton Update Bolton has been with us since Friday when we were called out to rescue him from a garden where he was found injured. Before he could have general ananesthesia for xrays we have spent the weekend nursing him in intensive care on our Critical Care Ward.Over the weekend…
Weasel and Racoon Update 22nd May, 2022 Posted in: News - Weasel and Racoon Update These 2 little monkeys are 7 week old today.They were left motherless and came to us around 3 hours old. I have done their every feed, and cared for their every need. From 20min feeds, dropped in their mouths with a pipette to now, a battle…
Bolton: New Arrival & Overnight Vet Trips 22nd May, 2022 Posted in: News - Bolton: New Arrival & Overnight Vet Trips New arrival at BCWR yesterday, with a hectic evening and night just passed!This is Bolton.Bolton is an unneutered male who had been sat in a garden for the last two days unable to move. Bolton was rushed to our vets at 6pm yesterday…
Kleenex: From Intensive Care to Foster Care. 21st May, 2022 Posted in: News - Kleenex: From Intensive Care to Foster Care. From Intensive Care to Foster Care.Kleenex has been with us just 16 days and has now just left our Critical Care Ward.She has spent 16 days in Intensive Care and has had supportive care around the clock..she has now gone into Foster Care…
Malteaser and Bounty Adopted! 21st May, 2022 Posted in: News - Adoption News at BCWRWe are delighted to tell you that Malteaser and Bounty beautiful brothers have found their forever home together today.
Pancake 20th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Pancake I am so very very upset and angry today.Back street breeders doing their thing, raking the money in whilst rescues pick up the shit pay the vet and emotionally break down. Little pancake came to us from a back yard breeder in Bradford a few days ago.The story was…
New Arrival: Pancake 18th May, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Pancake New arrival at BCWR.This is 8 week old Pancake. She is very underthrifty (we believe she was from a back yard breeder) and is half the weight she should be for her age.Pancake came to us as a last ditch attempt to save her life.2 weeks ago…
Bradford Cat Watch Rescue desperate to re-home this brother and sister – Telegraph & Argus 17th May, 2022 Posted in: Press - Thankyou Emma Clayton of the Telegraph and Argus for writing this lovely story about Dusty and Freddie looking for a home together. https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/20141472.bradford-cat-watch-rescue-desperate-re-home-brother-sister/
Bounty and Malteaser 17th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Bounty and Malteaser Here are two sweet brothers, Bounty and MalteaserThey have been with us at BCWR a few weeks following their owners tragic circumstances. They are almost 2 years old and are now looking for their forever family together.Over the past week they have had their health check, been…
Ramona 17th May, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals - Ramona New arrival at BCWRThis is Ramona.Ramona was a very much loved and looked after stray for several months however her basic needs such as neutering haven't ever been met. We believe she has had at least 2 previous litters and is now pregnant again. Thankfully this will be her…
New Arrival: May 16th May, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: May New arrival at BCWR.This is "May".May is a young cat around 7 months old.She was found injured in a garden in the Carr Lane area of Wrose.She is not microchipped. We rushed her up to the vets today as she had a huge abscess on her spinal…
Team Tumble Update! 15th May, 2022 Posted in: Appeals, Fundraising - Team Tumble Update! It's a while since we did an update on Mr Tumble and his Team Tumble Spring Challenge and we're now 670,897 steps complete so well on our way to the finish but still plenty steps to go.Team Tumble is aiming to walk ONE MILLION STEPS during Spring…
Kleenex Update 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Kleenex Update Kleenex has been with us just 10 days.She came in with raging cat flu and riddled with fleas. In just 10 days she has recovered from the flu, is taking her feeds well (not eating on her own ye) and has almost doubled in weight.Kleenex remains in one…
Weasel and Racoon Update 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Weasel and Racoon Update These 2 little monkeys are 6 week old today.They were left motherless and came to us around 3 hours old.I have done their every feed, and cared for their every need. From 20min feeds dropped in their mouths with a pipette to now, 4 hourly feeds.Whilst…
Esther and Rebecca Paddlington 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Esther and Rebecca Paddlington Such a happy day yesterday. Esther and Rebecca Paddlington went to their new home together. They have both been in the rescue several weeks and both were nursed in ICU in our critical care ward. Esther was full of fleas and has anemia as well as…
Adoption News: Ned & Nessie 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Adoption News: Ned & Nessie We are delighted to tell you that Ned and Nessie went to their forever family together yesterday. They have had a turbulent 7 months at BCWR and thanks to Gemma Townsend and the amazing team at Northcote Veterinary Surgery their eyes are intact. Don't they…
Adoption News 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Adoption News From immediate effect we will be introducing a new minimum donation structure for adoption at BCWR. Historically we like most other rescues have always requested a higher minimum donation for kittens and a reduced donation for adults.As a rescue we feel that this ethically wrong and here at…
BCWR News 15th May, 2022 Posted in: News - BCWR News You may have noticed over the last couple of weeks that we have not been posting as often as usual on our social media platforms. Here at BCWR we have been extremely busy and aside of the cats we have been dealing with a lot of personal and…
Caterinity News 11th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Caternity News Another busy night last night BCWR. In addition to our Critical Care Ward we were very busy in the Caternity Unit.Little Rani was currently in early stages of labour and we were with her, supporting her and holding her paw until her ordeal is over. This morning Rani…
Sasha 10th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Sasha New arrival at BCWR.This is 5 to 6 week old Sasha. Sacha arrived at the rescue gates this evening . There is enough to suggest that Sasha belongs to a litter and the breeder has removed her due to her ill health. The finder denied any knowledge of this…
Betty Boop Update 10th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Betty Boop Update Betty Boop has been with us now a couple of weeks and sadly her failure to thrive has continued. Following several recent veterinary examinations it is looking far more likely that she has serious congenital issues that are likely affecting her liver. BB has now been on…
Kleenex Update 8th May, 2022 Posted in: News - Kleenex Update Over the weekend we have been looking after Kleenex in our Critical Care Ward.Whilst she is still very poorly she is certainly looking a bit brighter. We have been able to safely and effectively use the nebuliser to help reduce congestion whilst she is in one of our…
From Intensive Care to foster care 8th May, 2022 Posted in: News - From Intensive Care to foster care Here at BCWR we are delighted to see Zoran and Peanut leave our Critical Care Ward and go to foster homes with our lovely volunteers to complete their recovery in a family home environment until they are ready and available for adoption .
Bums, Bladders and Smoochie Kisses at BCWR 14th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Bums, Bladders and Smoochie Kisses at BCWR Good night gorgeous Girls.
Lollo Needs a Cleaner Pillow 14th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Lollo Needs a Cleaner Pillow I think Lollo needs a cleaner pillow. Mr Tumble is such a mucktub!
Rebecca Paddlington Update 13th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Rebecca Paddlington Update Rebecca Paddlington has been with us now exactly 10 days.She has a condition known as Swimmers Syndrome which is a genetic condition which is believed to caused by poor nutrition in utero.Early intervention can definitely have a huge impact on kittens with this condition and in just…
BCWR’s Easter Prize Draw 2022 13th Apr, 2022 Posted in: Competitions, Fundraising, News - BCWR's Easter Prize Draw 2022 (now ended) We are so missing our 3 day Easter Extravaganza event..... where we would normally be welcoming 100s of visitors to the rescue over the weekend. Instead we are hosting an Easter prize draw. Our lovely hamper prizes have been kindly donated by Tesco…
New Arrival: Zoran 12th Apr, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News, Pawspital - New Arrival: Zoran This is little Zoran.Zoran is around 5 weeks old and was handed to me at the gate of the rescue around 6pm. The people handing him over said he wasn't well but couldn't elaborate. When I got him inside it soon became very clear that he was…
Happy National Pet Day! 11th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Happy National Pet Day! Happy National Pet Day! We all love our pets so much. Some of the best things we can do for them is microchipping, vaccinating, spay/neuter and flea & worming. Lastly, of course love and playtime are so important too. What do you do to keep your…
Lollo is ready for bed 8th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Lollo is ready for bed When your Pjs match your eyes. Lollo is rocking it tonight.
Badger Update 7th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Badger Update Badger has been with us now 29 days. When Badger arrived with us he was having several seizures a day. After investigations, tests, commencing medication and tweaking it as necessary and creating a completely stress free environment, Badger has not had a seizure in 10 days.We are still…
Pawspital Update 6th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Pawspital Update Racoon and Weasel are still on hourly feeds and are now snoozing after their 10pm bot-bot. It's a busy night ahead at BCWR Critical Care wardCU 1 - Weasel and Racoon ICU 2 - BrianHDU - Rebecca Paddlington.
Rebecca Paddlington update 5th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Rebecca Paddlington update Rebecca Paddlington has been with us now just a couple of days. Paddlington has a condition known as Swimmers Syndrome.This is when both hind limbs splayed out and paws facing outwards It's thought to be caused by poor nutrition in utero and early intervention can definitely have…
Racoon and Weasel Update 4th Apr, 2022 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Racoon and Weasel Update Racoon and Weasel are sleepy babies after their last bottle at 8.30pm... quick shower and it all begins again at 9.30pm. Volunteers are so busy tonight atBCWR .Feeding well, putting weight on..... but still so very fragile.
Storytime with Mr Tumble 3rd Apr, 2022 Posted in: Mr Tumble's Storytime, News - Storytime with Mr Tumble https://youtu.be/OCm85jg0U1g This week Katie reads 'Do You Have My Purr?' by Judy West as Mr Tumble snuggles down for sleep.Mr Tumble's Storybook Appeal aims to help children across Bradford who don't have access to books by donating the books read to Mr Tumble each month to…
BCWR Rehoming News 3rd Apr, 2022 Posted in: Adopted, News - BCWR Rehoming News BCWR Re-homing News; Malaya, Sumarta, Indo and Amur have all been re-homed this week. We hope you are all happy families.
New Arrival: Rebecca Paddlington 3rd Apr, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Rebecca Paddlington No adoption enquiries at this timeNew arrival at BCWR today. This is 4 weeks old "Rebecca Paddlington".Little Paddlington is one of a litter of kittens and has a severe birth defect known commonly as " swimmers syndrome ".The kitten has a frog-like posture, with the hips…
Story time with Mr Tumble Update 3rd Apr, 2022 Posted in: Mr Tumble's Storytime, News - Story time with Mr Tumble Update Due to hungry newborn orphan kittens and various other nursing needs story time will be at 7pm this evening after Nappy O Clock.
A Busy Night 2nd Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - A Busy Night We current have a very busy night ahead of us in BCWR'S Intensive care unit.In out 2-bedded ward we have Amira in Unit 1 and Heather in Unit 2. Both these lovely unfortunate girls have been in the vets all day. Amira,( tabby) a 6 month old…
Heather Update 2nd Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Heather Update Heather UpdateOur little Tri-paw girl Heather is feeling a little brighter this evening.From last night post surgery after having her leg amputated, and unable to even lift her head up, and today, whilst still in one of our intensive care units, Heather is sat up, looking around and…
Racoon & Weasel 2nd Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Racoon & Weasel New arrivals at BCWR. 🖤🤍🖤NOT FOR ADOPTION ENQUIRIES 🖤🤍🖤 This is Racoon and Weasel.This pair were brought to us by vets in Leeds following a very sensitive situation. They were born just hours ago and will be nursed around the clock tending to their every need including…
Badger Update 2nd Apr, 2022 Posted in: News - Badger Update 💙Badger update.💙Badger has been with us now 24 days.When Badger arrived with us he was having several seizures a day.After investigations, tests, commencing medication and tweaking it as necessary and creating a completely stress free environment, Badger has not had a seizure in 5 days.We are still continuing…
Amira 31st Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Amira New arrival at BCWR last night.This is little Amira. Amira is 6 months old and was rescued by a family due her being severely abused with another family.Unfortunately the family could not take care of her as she is so poorly and also not allowed to keep animals. Amira…
Heather 31st Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Heather New arrival at BCWR.This is little Heather. Heather was found by lovely nursing staff at a care home in Bradford.She had a significant injury to one of her hind limbs.She received emergency care yesterday and has been reviewed this morning. The leg is undoubtedly broken however her condition needs…
Manisha Update 29th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Manisha Update Manisha….Pretty in PinkManisha has been back to the vets today for a review and we are delighted to say that she really is on the mend.Her Floof-y area is looking so much better now and there is no sign of infection .This little lady really does cause us…
Dusty and Freddie 29th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Dusty and Freddie This is Dusty and Freddie. They are now almost 3 years old. This beautiful pair were homed through ourselves as young kittens however the adoption placement broke down due severe mental health illness through the pandemic, resulting in the owner going into a care and rehabilitation facility.…
Spud 29th Mar, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Spud New arrival @ BCWR.This is Spud. Spud is around 4 years old and is a perfect example of how a " feeder" should help a stray cat they are feeding. His tail has been limp for a number of months and it was constantly covered in urine. The feeder…
TEAM Tumble Update. WEEK 1 29th Mar, 2022 Posted in: Appeals - 🧡TEAM Tumble Update. WEEK 1🧡 Mr Tumble has been loving his Spring walks this week.Here you can see a record of the steps we have achieved in week 1.❤️101,053 steps this week❤️ Team Tumble is aiming to walk ONE MILLION STEPS during Spring 2022. Mr Tumble, AND FRIENDS will be…
Manisha Update 26th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Manisha Update Manisha would like to say a massive thankyou to everyone who has purchased gifts for her off her very own amazon wishlist. She has been back to the vets today and her mysterious wound is showing signs of improvement.She was even allowed in the garden today with the…
Re-Homing News 26th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Re-Homing News Rehoming news at BCWRWe are delighted to tell you that today 4 kittens went to their forever families…. but the best news of all is that Gingerella has has moved to her retirement home where she will be treat like a queen for the rest of her life.…
Could You Adopt From BCWR? 26th Mar, 2022 Posted in: Appeals, News - Could You Adopt From BCWR? ❤️❤️❤️Who remembers little poorly Muffin….. well here she is now all settled and happy in her new home…..❤️❤️❤️ Could you adopt a cat or kitten from BCWR ?? Here at BCWR we pride ourselves not only in the love care our cats receive but also…
Gingerella 24th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Gingerella New arrival @BCWR.This is 16 year old Gingerella.She was brought to us today through police referral as her 86 year old owner has sadly died. Gingerella is a little bewildered in her new environment.She is already booked in for a geriatric health check tomorrow at Northcote Vets. We hope…
Manisha Update 24th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Manisha Update Manisha and I have been to the vets today.Manisha has a mysterious wound near her floof and is now being closely monitored, having the wound bathed, dried and dressed several times a day. We are using special sterile dressings to help Manisha and Intrasite Hydrogel…. both which can…
Bilbo Update 17th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Bilbo Update Bilbo update.Many of you will have seen poor Bilbo yesterday who arrived with us desperately ill, bleeding from the mouth and severely dehydrated and pale. Bilbo had a relatively comfortable night with us last night. I stayed with him all night, giving him lots of love and monitoring…
Bilbo 16th Mar, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Bilbo New arrival at BCWR.This is beautiful and brave, Bilbo.We believe Bilbo was a "semi looked after/ owned" stray until he presented looking like this. When will people learn that feeding alone is not enough?Bilbo has been in the vets all day having emergency treatment, including fluids, pain relief, and…
Daffy & Her Kittens 16th Mar, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Daffy & Her Kittens New arrivals at BCWR. This is Daffy and her 5 week old kittens, Donald and Daisy. They were sound dumped in a snicket near a vets practice in BD2. They have had a settled 24 hours and will soon be hopefully going into a foster family…
Muffin Update 12th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Muffin Update Today we are delighted to tell you all that 38 days from admission to BCWR. (and deaths door) our brave warrior Muffin has been adopted to a wonderful family. Thank you to everyone who made Muffin’s overall recovery possible.
Badger Update 12th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Badger Update Since Badger's arrival his condition has become much more settled.His camera ("BadgerCAM")is still in situ and we are still alerted everytime he moves. He has undergone a series of investigations and tests and is now on trial medication to see if it improves things.Seizures are very traumatic to…
Badger 8th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Badger This is Beautiful Badger.8 year old Badger was very much a loved owned pet however the family home he lived in was fast becoming unsuitable for his needs. Badger has undiagnosed seizures, and the triggers are not known .Badger is now in our surveillance unit and there is a…
Primrose 5th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Primrose New arrival at BCWRThis is little Primrose and her 5 ten day old kittens.They were born outside and were temporarily housed prior to coming to us. Sweet Primrose is looking after her kittens really well and will be fostered by one of our amazing foster families.Until these kittens are…
Harry 5th Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Harry New arrival last night, this is Harry. Harry is around 8 weeks old and was found outside being attacked by another cat.It seems he had been outside several days.He was hypothermic, slightly dehydrated, 'hungry and his blood glucose levels were low. Harry has been nursed overnight in our intensive…
Muffin Update: Leaving the ICU 3rd Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - Muffin Update: Leaving the ICU It's exactly 28 days since little Muffin arrived with us. She was so emaciated, dehydrated hypothermic and anaemic.. day by day, little by little she has improved. She had a feeding tube in place for 7 days. She could not even regulate her own body…
A Tail With A Happy Ending – Elf Update 3rd Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - A Tail With A Happy Ending - Elf Update Finally, A Tail With A Happy Ending Who remembers Elf who arrived with us on Christmas Eve, seriously injured, hypoglycaemic, hypothermic and dehydrated? On the 4th of January, Elf underwent major and complex surgery at Torrington Orthopaedic Referrals to fix his…
What It Takes to Look after Marbles, Hopscotch, and Skittles 2nd Mar, 2022 Posted in: News - What It Takes to Look after Marbles, Hopscotch, and Skittles So, I'm sure many of you have been following the story of these 3 kittens, Marbles, Hopscotch, and Skittles at BCWR. Many people have instant attraction due to their breed; however, I would like to explain the reality of caring…
Cuba Update 28th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Who remembers Cuba? Here he is 12 months on since his surgery. He suffered 4 broken legs, a broken tail, a fractured tooth & immeasurable trauma as a result of domestic violence. Just look at him now!
SENSE Garden Fun 26th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - SENSE Garden Fun Today we had lots of fun in the February sunshine with our extended family.Vikki Halliday, Iris & Gabriel certainly entertained the SENSE CATS in the garden. We hope to hold bookable family fun sessions in the near future, it will probably look something like this.
Urgent Kitten Food Appeal 26th Feb, 2022 Posted in: Appeals - 🐾🐾Urgent Kitten Food Appeal🐾🐾 We currently have 29 kittens @ BCWR.We are using between 58 - 70 pouches of kitten food a day. Could you donate some kitten pouches to the kittens. We will be available tomorrow between 10am - 2pm if you wish to drop some food off.(other times…
Found Cat – Brendan Walk 25th Feb, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Found Cat - Brendan Walk This sweet male cat was found in Brendan Walk BD4 this morning with injuries. He is currently at Northcote Vets, receiving emergency treatment funded by BCWR.NOT NEUTEREDNOT CHIPPED If you think this is your cat please contact Northcote Vets on 01274 632222If no owner found…
Muffin Update 25th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Muffin Update Just look at little Muffin now! She has been with is 3 weeks and has met a fantastic milestone. Her weight has now exceeded 1kg. When she arrived 21 days ago she was hypothermic, severely dehydrated, hypoglycaemic, malnourished, unable to regulate her body temperature and her biggest hurdle…
Ned and Nessie Update 25th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Ned and Nessie Update Who remembers Ned and Nessie who have been with us several weeks now.Ned has much improved and and just needs to grow a little bit more before he is neutered. Poor Nessie has undergone major surgery this afternoon in a bid to save her eye. Gemma…
Zara Update 24th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Zara Update Just a little good news on a dark and gloomy day.Who remembers Zara arriving with us at BCWR 6 days ago from the United Arab Emirates? She arrived paralysed in her back legs, due to a spinal fracture caused by an incident on a construction site. 6 days…
Mambo-versary! 20th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - It's our Mambo-versary 3 years ago our wobbly wonder boy came to BCWR to join his sister Salsa.Mucky Mambo is one of our funniest kitties here at BCWR.Mambo has Cerebellar Hypoplasia however in his case it presents with various oddities.Just over 12 months ago Mambo went suddenly blind for no…
Mcleod Update 20th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Mcleod Update Who remembers McLeod who arrived with us at BCWR 26 days ago.??After lots of nursing, medication, and above all… love. He is now on the road to recovery.🧡McLeod remains on treatment and has a review at Northcote Vets next week.
Website Content Lost! 19th Feb, 2022 Posted in: News - Website Content Lost! Please be aware that due to a technical fault with our website hosting company all updates and changes to the website since August 2021 have been erased. The website will be going through a review while we decide the best course of action, and ensure the rest…
Zara 19th Feb, 2022 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Zara Can you imagine what it would have been like to land at Heathrow yesterday in the eye of Storm Eunice.If only cats could talk. This is Zara. Zara is around 5 to 6 months and arrived with us from the United Arab Emirates.After a long flight, though turbulent, she…
Infection Control, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Protocols 27th Jan, 2022 Posted in: News - Infection Control, Health & Safety and Safeguarding Protocols As the country prepares to return the best normality that it can, we have reviewed all our policies, procedures, and protocols in every area of the rescue. Over the last 2 years we have triumphed over adversity, overcome many obstacles, and been…
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…