Emergency Arrival: Humphrey 9th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Emergency Arrival: Humphrey New emergency arrival @ BCWR today. This is Humphrey. Humphrey arrived with us earlier today. He had been seen a in a garden in BD5 and had not moved for over 12 hours. On arrival he was quickly assessed, and it was quickly acertained that he had…
CC: A BCWR Unforgotten Miracle 8th Apr, 2021 Posted in: SENSE - CC: A BCWR Unforgotten Miracle CC has endured so much in the last 618 days she has been with us.She arrived in 2019 at 5 weeks old weighing less than 200g … against the odds she has bravely fought. CC was intensively nursed, unable to eat, no eyes an upside…
New Arrival: Reuban 7th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Reuban Reuban is 12 years old. A lady contacted us today as she been feeding him for a few weeks now and 2 weeks ago he was rushed to the vets by the neighbours over the road as he had collapsed but while they were at the vets…
Cyril Update 6th Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril has just come back from the vets as he has been for a review.We have taken him off intravenous fluids for24 hours just to give his little old veins a rest.Cyril has been on fluids with us for the last 2 weeks following being in 2 fires.Cyril…
New Arrival: Bunny 5th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Bunny New arrival @ BCWRThis is Bunny.Bunny had a lucky escape when he was found. Tragically he was found with his 2 deceased siblings in a box behind a school in Bradford.Bunny is only around 6 weeks old, and is very undernourished and thin.Bunny is NOT currently looking…
New Arrival: Herbie 5th Apr, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Herbie New arrival @ BCWR.This is Herbie.Herbie has come to us following being found in the Carr Lane area of Shipley.He had a collar on that was far too tight, has recently had surgery and treatment for an injury on his back.He may be an owned pet, but…
Cyril’s Afternoon 3rd Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril's Afternoon Cyril had had a lovely afternoon enjoying the warm Spring sunshine on his face.He remains on Intravenous Fluid Therapy … and is responding well to treatment.
Cuba Update 1st Apr, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update ❤🐾❤🐾Cuba update.❤🐾❤🐾It is 6 weeks since Cuba arrived with us with 4 broken legs, head injury and a damaged tail.5 weeks ago Cuba underwent surgery to try fix one of his most badly broken bones. Our vet Gemma spent hours attempting to align the bones enough to successfully…
Anise 30th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Anise Update: It is with the greatest of sadness that I wish to let you know that poor Anise tragically died Tuesday evening. We know that our vets and we did every thing possible to try help Anise but unfortunately the damage was already done. Anise has left 5 kittens…
Merlin The 2nd 27th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Merlin The 2nd New arrival @ BCWR, this is 7 year old Merlin The 2nd. MT2 arrived with us today following us being being contacted by a Vet Practice in Bradford.MT2 was an owned pet however he has a few health issues, that their owner didn't feel equipped to deal…
Cyril Update 26th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril UpdateOld Cyril has been with us now for 3 days following a traumatic few weeks. On the 5th of March he escaped a house fire in Bradford and sadly lost his owner.Cyril wandered the streets and made himself at home in a comfy sofa that had been…
McArdle and McCall Update 25th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - McArdle and McCall Update McArdle and Mcall have been with us just 7 days now and we think they are doing really well.They were found in a sports stadium carpark freezing, starving and full of fleas. They are still only around 5 weeks old and have a long way to…
Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots New arrivals @BCWR today.This is Bud, Blossom, Dandelion and Shoots.These 4 motherless kittens were found d in a popular dog walking area in Bradford, by a lady walking her own dog.The kittens had clearly been abandoned as they were taped up in a box.The kittens…
Cyril Update 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cyril Update Cyril has been with us now just over 24 hours. His condition has slightly improved and he is feeling more relaxed and comfortable.He has eaten lots of chicken today, however, remains critically ill & will be nursed again through the night tonight and remains on intravenous fluid therapy.
Cuba Update 24th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Cuba has been with us exactly 5 weeks today.When he arrived all his 4 legs were broken and his tail was severely damaged.Whilst we know Cuba has a very long road to recovery every day he is showing small steps of improvement.We are now in the process of…
Cyril 23rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Cyril This is Cyril.It is believed Cyrils owner died on the 12th March.At the time we were contacted by Incommunities re housing Cyril and we offered a place to him.Cyril disappeared and never arrived with us. Today we were contacted by the RSPCA as little old Cyril had got out…
Rolie and Roo 23rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News, SENSE - Rolie and Roo New arrivals @BCWR today.This is Rolie and Roo.This pair arrived with us this lunchtime as their owners could not afford the basic care that they needed.Rolie and Roo have severe Cerebellar Hypoplasia which means they cannot walk and will receive around the clock care as we attend…
Anise’s Birthing 22nd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - https://youtu.be/cFb-r057aeE Anise caused us a busy afternoon and night! This is the account of her birthing: Anise is now in established labour and a little paw has just been born…. poor Anise is a little bewildered by the whole experience.Her waters broke on Friday morning… ( down my leg) ……
Charlie Chaplin 20th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Charlie Chaplin New surprise arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is 4 months old Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin has just been deposited at our gate and the person who handed him over didn't want him anymore because he doesn't meow!!! They have even cut his whiskers for some bizarre reason!Charlie will…
McArdle and McCall Update 20th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - McArdle and McCall Update It is almost 48 hours since this pair arrived with us following being left in a sports stadium carpark.They are now slowly on their road to recovery and have just started eating a little food independently.They are still on a long road to recovery however… the…
McCall and McArdle 19th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - McCall and McArdle New arrivals @ BCWR.This is McCall and McArdle.They are around 4 weeks old and were found in a Sports Centre Carpark.Despite being around 4 weeks they are indeed the weight of 2 week old kittens.They are very undernourished, full of fleas. anaemic, dehydrated and have cat flu.They…
Chatty Merlin 18th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Chatty Merlin Who remembers Matty Merlin… well here is is looking amazing and we have changed his name from Matty To Chatty.Chatty Merlin will be looking for a new home in the near future.Merlin is a beautiful big boy around 5 years old.
Spender and Lavita 16th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News, SENSE - Spender and Lavita As a rescue we are unique in that we have many cats and kittens with varying degrees disabilities and extra special needs.When working with kitties with extra special needs we work within our SENSE frameworkWe take into account all their individual needs in order to achieve:-SafeEnrichingNurturingSensoryEnvironmentWe believe…
Who Remembers Elsa? 14th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Who Remembers Elsa? Well this is as update from her new owner….We just wanted to give an update on how Elsa is doing as we know there were a few people following her recovery progress as Katie Lloyd nursed her back to full health. We went to meet Elsa on…
Mocha and Chakra 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Mocha and Chakra New arrivals at BCWR. This is Mocha(torti) and Chakra (black).  They were owned pets however caring for them simply became too much. They are mum and daughter. Chakra has had several litters and has now grown to resent her kitten. 1 year old Chakra will be neutered…
New Arrival: Gandalf 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Gandalf This is Gandalf.  Poor Gandalf has been found on the streets of Bradford battered, bruised and with a tail injury.  Yet another stray boy unneutered and not chipped. Gandalf is not currently  looking for a new home as he has lots of healing to do.  He will be…
Matty Merlin 9th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Matty Merlin New arrival @BCWR. This is Matty Merlin. Merlin is possibly around 5 years old and has been neglected  and living on the streets for at least 2 years. When will people  learn that feeding alone is not enough? Merlin arrived with us in shocking condition, sore skin, matts of fur…
Cuba’s Sponsored Walk! 7th Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba's Sponsored Walk! https://youtu.be/DYTFKMcjIdA 💚🐾🐾💚CUBA has COMPLETED HIS SPONSORED WALK.. 💚🐾🐾💚Have you ever run a marathon?No, me neither…But Cuba, this afternoon has done his own mini Marathon and walked a whole 15 metres!!!!Let's not forget that Cuba has: 4 broken legsA damaged tailDental injuriesAnd only had surgery 10 days ago……
New Arrivals: 15 Kittens! 5th Mar, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: 15 Kittens! New arrivals @ BCWR.Well what a blooming busy afternoon it has been at BCWR.We have rescued 15 cats and kittens from one property in Leeds.They were living in appalling conditions in one cramped property and all have medical issues. This really highlights the critical importance of…
Who Remembers Hooti? 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Who Remembers Hooti? Who remembers Hooti????Our vet certainly does!! Hooti arrived with us at 4pm on New Year's Eve .He had a tragic incident where he was squished by a bin lorry at just 4-5 weeks old.He sustained 2 broken bones in one little leg and at 13 week old…
Noodles Update 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update Naughty Noodles has been with us now just over 3 weeks.Noodles is deaf, (daft) and blind, has serious neurological issues, congenital vestibular disease and had been dumped in a box in someone's shed. In the last 3 weeks her cheeky little personality is shining through and she is…
Cuba Update 3rd Mar, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update 💚🐾🐾🐾CUBA UPDATE.🐾🐾🐾💚It is exactly 2 weeks ago today since little Cuba was left outside the rescue at 2am in the pouring rain.. only to be discovered by the refuse collectors from Bradford Council just before 7am who alerted me to him. Many of you will already know that…
New Arrival: Nessie 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Nessie New arrival at BCWR.This is 15 year old Nessie. Nessie came to us very late last night.We were contacted by police officers who were investigating a sudden death of an individual who lived alone. Whilst next of kin have been contacted they are currently hundreds of miles…
Busy Birthing for Fiona! 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Busy Birthing for Fiona! https://youtu.be/VGxf1DqaLtM Been a busy weekend here @ BCWR, Fiona gave birth to 2 lovely kittens then 48 hours later surprised us with a third! Mum and kittens doing really well.It goes without saying, these kittens or mum will not currently be considered for adoption for at…
Elsa Update 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update 16 days ago, Elsa was found behind our storage unit after having spent days in freezing temperatures due to her being abandoned without our knowledge. She was thrown over our 7 foot fence.She suffered, a traumatic head injury, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, was severely dehydrated and barely alive. Now, after…
Cuba’s Sponsored Walk 28th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Appeals - Cuba's Sponsored Walk 🐾💚🐾CUBAS SPONSORED WALK🐾💚🐾❤Cuba was callously dumped out side the rescue in a box at 2am and was found just before 7am by the dustbin men who alerted us to the cat. 🧡Over the following hours Cubas injuries were unveiled and were simply catastrophic.4 broken legs, a severely…
Cuba Update 27th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update What a difference 24 hours can make. Cuba is still a little swollen and obviously bruise but this doesn't stop him purring like a tractor, enjoying head boops and stuffing his face with his favourite food (Felix kitten as good as it looks), and trying to walk on…
Golden Paws Showcase! 27th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News, Silver Whiskers - Golden Paws Showcase! This weekend @BCWR we want to showcase our " Golden Paws Cats"We understand that most people who apply to adopt a cat from us want either a young kitten or young adult. There is so much to be mutually gained from adopting an older cat.An older cat…
Cuba Update 26th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update ⚠️⚠️Graphic photos below⚠️⚠️⚠️ Cuba has had a long day at the vets. He has been such a brave boy.The surgery he had today was massive and lasted longer than 3 hours.The biggest challenge was lining the broken bone up in the leg so that a metal rod could…
Cuba Update 26th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update Cuba is all ready for his big surgery today to attempt to fix one of his 4 badly broken legs.As a rescue this surgery really has hit our finances hard and if you could spare just £1 towards his surgery it would be really appreciated. Cuba has a…
Cuba Update 24th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update It is exactly 1 week ago since this poor little lad was dumped outside the gates of BCWR at 2am.It was cold, pouring with rain and the vigilant refuse collectors found him just before 7am and alerted me immediately. Cuba has suffered 4 broken legs, a severely damaged…
Coronavirus Update 23rd Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - ⛔Coronavirus Update⛔ Like many other individuals, organisations and business we, at BCWR have found the last 12 months difficult, damaging and frustrating.We have had to find new ways of working, including volunteer management, vet appointments, foster arrangements, fundraising and of course adoptions.With the Government's latest announcements yesterday, many are seeing…
New Arrival: Paris 22nd Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Paris New arrival at BCWR, this is 5 year old Paris.Paris is an unwanted, unloved and uncared for cat who was rescued by a family member yesterday.Paris is full of fleas, her coat in poor condition, she is very thin and malnourished and simply needs a lot of…
New Arrival: Mr ChaCha (Slide) 20th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals, SENSE - New Arrival: Mr ChaCha (Slide) New arrival @ BCWR, this is Mr. ChaCha (slide). ChaCha has come to us from another rescue some distance away because they felt we would be better equipped to deal with his needs. ChaCha is around 1 year old and his rear end and back…
Cuba Update 20th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Cuba Update https://youtu.be/gyybGNDZmaQ 💚Cuba update 💚Cuba is doing really well this morning despite his 4 broken legs, severely damaged tail and fractured tooth.I can honestly say this has been the most heart rending rescue ever at BCWR.To dump such a severely injured cat in the pouring rain next to the…
Cuba Update 18th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Cuba Update "Little C". has had a long day in the vets today having lots of tests, investigations, xrays and examinations.Almost 48 hours ago at 2am some one (believed to be his owner) dumped poor "Little C." outside the rescue in a plastic box in the pouring rain. From the…
Cuba Update 17th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Uncategorized - Cuba Update Cuba has returned to the rescue after a full day at the vets.It has been established that Cuba is around 6 to 8 month old.Considering his current condition, Cuba was too unstable to be anaesthetised for xrays so only conscious x-rays could be done. From these, we have…
New Arrival: Cuba 17th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Cuba New discovery at BCWR this morning.Early this morning I was awoken by the refuse collectors.They rang me from outside the rescue to tell me they had just noticed a cat in a box next to our bin.Thankfully the Eagle Eyed Bradford Council workers didn't assume the carrier…
Smudge 16th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Smudge This is Smudge.Smudge is almost 17 years young and has been in the rescue for 14 weeks now. Smudge came to us via a vet referral when his elderly owner felt she couldn't cope with Smudge, and she had infact booked him in for euthanasia.Smudge has had a longterm…
Elsa Update 15th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update Today we are so pleased to let you all know that Elsa continues to recover well 3 days after she was found dumped at the rescue via a 7 foot fence which she was flung over in sub zero temperatures several days before. Hypothermic, hypoglycaemic, dehydrated, head trauma,…
Elsa Update 14th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update We are delighted to tell you all today that Elsa, our 10 week old hypothermic, hypoglycaemic, kitten that was thrown over the 7foot fence at the rescue sometime last week is now recovering well.As she has now started eating we believe that she may have turned that critical…
Noodles Update 14th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update https://youtu.be/2At7IyLN-44 Love is.. seeing life from a slightly different angle ❤Noodles has been with us almost a week now following being found in a shed.❤Noodles is definitely blind, almost certainly deaf, wobbly and has a significant head tilt.❤After consulting with our vets, whilst we are not 100% certain,…
Elsa Update 13th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Elsa Update 10 week old Elsa Was found in our garden @ BCWR yesterday morning by volunteers following hearing her distressed and muffled cries. We suspect that Elsa had been dumped in the garden several previous unbeknown to us.The only way she can have arrived with us is by being…
New Arrival: Elsa 12th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Elsa New arrival @ BCWR.This is little Elsa… who was literally "Frozen" earlier today.She is only around 10 weeks old. Elsa Was found in our garden earlier this morning by volunteers following hearing her distressed and muffled cries.We suspect that Elsa has been dumped in the garden several…
Noodles Update 11th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Noodles Update https://youtu.be/s1iJGHSu4jA Many of you will have seen little Noodles our 7(ish) week old kitten with profound issues.She came into us following being dumped in a box in a shed (apparently)We believe Noodles has congenital vestibular disease which has resulted in a neurological impact.As well as a significant head…
New Arrival / Found: Walnut 10th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival / Found: Walnut February 10th 2021This is Walnut.Walnut was found in the Bolton Lane area of BD2.She has been hanging around for at least 1 week and locally we have not noted any missing cats.We will allow a week for an owner to come forward prior to arranging…
Valentino, Darcy, Romeo and Casanova 8th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - Valentino, Darcy, Romeo and Casanova New arrivals at BCWR.These four Valentines are around 8 weeks old and arrived at BCWR today following being found in a shed.We were told that the garden shed had been broken into and these four little floofs were left there during the break-in???What ever their…
New Arrival: Noodles 8th Feb, 2021 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Noodles Today we have had a very busy afternoon @ BCWR.Amongst our new admissions is little Noodles.Noodles is around 7 to 8 weeks old and arrived with a very strange presentation. https://youtu.be/fESxt4GUrCM Noodles is almost certainly blind, wobbly and has a significant head tilt and on top of…
Sophie Update 6th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Sophie Update It's just 24 hours since Sophie had emergency surgery to have her leg amputated.Sophie is 12 years old and has Osteo-sarcoma. We had to opt to amputate her leg.It has been an eventful 24 hours however with a little help from a couple of of friends Sophie is…
Blind pet uses smell, taste touch and sound – Telegraph & Argus 6th Feb, 2021 Posted in: Press - Blind pet uses smell, taste touch and sound - Telegraph & Argus Carrots making headlines once again in the Telegraph & Argus! https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/19054299.blind-pet-uses-smell-taste-touch-sound/
Sophie Update 5th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News, Palliative Paws - Sophie Update https://youtu.be/cDwnVETcNho Sophie has been with us just over 3 weeks. Prior to this she has been living and very much looked after by workers in a mill all 12 years of her life.Sophie has been in the vets all day for comparative radiographs. Our vet called earlier to…
Hooti Update 5th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Hooti has been with us exactly 5 weeks today following having his tail and leg squished by a refuse collection wagon at a depot in Bradford on New Year's Eve. Hooti suffered catastrophic injuries as he fractured both major leg bones … the tibia and fibula…. however is…
COVID Reminder 4th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - COVID Reminder Hi guys.This information may come across a little blunt.Everyday for the last 10 months I have had between 20- 50 adoption enquiries…. mainly for kittens.Whilst we are happy that people are wanting to adopt… now is just not the right time.⚠️We are in a national lockdown.⚠️🚫It is illegal…
Sweet Fiona 4th Feb, 2021 Posted in: News - Sweet Fiona New arrival @ BCWR today.This is Sweet Fiona. Fiona is around 2 to 3 years old and whilst we have little history about her, we do know that she has never had a safe place to live- no where to call home.Sadly Fiona is now pregnant. We are…
Kenny, Dolly and Tammy 29th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Kenny, Dolly and Tammy New arrivals today @ BCWR.This is 11 weeks old Kenny, Dolly and Tammy. These poor kittens have arrived with us on terrible condition.They are full of fleas, look and smell like they have been sat in pools of urine and are extremely nervous…. goodness knows what…
Mambo Update 29th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Mambo Update Many of you will remember just before "Mucky Mambo" went suddenly blind… and despite all the tests done we still never quite got to the bottom of why this happened.We bought Mambo a special machine that Santa brought him for Christmas to keep an eye in his blood…
Terrific Tuesday for Hooti 26th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Terrific Tuesday for Hooti Hooti is celebrating today.It is three and a half weeks since he arrived with us with broken leg.Both his tibia and his fibula were fractured following being trapped by truck in a council depot.Yesterday Hooti had xray to see how his leg was healing and we…
Otis 26th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - **** sadly only 2 hours after arriving and settling into the rescue, little Otis has peacefully died. The help arrived too late for Otis however in the end he knew love ***New (and shocking) arrival at BCWR.This is Otis. Otis seems only hours old. He is obviously premature, unable to…
Thumper Update 25th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Thumper Update " Winning is about struggle, effort, optimism and never ever giving up"Poor little Thumper arrived with us in May from Medivet in Hendon. She was brutally attacked by another animal, probably a dog and when she presented at the vets she had a necrotic wound to her fore…
Philomena Update 25th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena Update It is exactly 8 weeks since this little lady was rescues from her death on the streets of Bradford.Deaf, Blind and with spinal damage it is a miracle that Philly is still with us.8 weeks later we have reached a massive milestone.After weeks of nursing, antibiotics, intravenous fluids…
Beautiful Sophie 17th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Beautiful Sophie https://youtu.be/IkVAtKYl18o This is Beautiful SophieSophie is 12 years old and has been very much a part of daily life in a textile mill in Bradford all her life. Sophie is so loved by all the staff at the mill however last week Sophie had something wrong with her…
Hooti Update 17th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Hooti was so appalled at Leeds United's performance yesterday… that he took his "supporters sock" off!!!(he certainly won't be taking the new one off in a hurry!!l)Here is our brave boy this afternoon cuddled up with his BFF Tango the orangutan ….. waiting for his new bed!!!
Philomena and Bluey Ted Ted 16th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena and Bluey Ted Ted Philomena cannot go to bed without her "Bluey Ted Ted"….. 7 weeks ago tonight our little Philly was spending her last ever night living on the streets…. deaf, blind (and daft) with scoliosis of the spine… goodness knows how she survived….
Hooti Update 15th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update https://youtu.be/f3FQK0a6G4M Hooti has been with us exactly 14 days following having his tail and leg squished by a refuse collection wagon at a depot in Bradford. Hooti has suffered catastrophic injuries as he has fractured both major leg bones … the tibia and fibula…. however is lucky to…
Shirley Birthing Update 12th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Shirley Birthing Update Just 3 days ago Shirley arrived with us and for the last hours she has been in labour.Shirley has finally given birth to 5 huge kittens… and thankfully this will be her last litter. Shirley has had multiple previous litters all born outside.. and all have died.We…
Philomena Update 10th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with exactly 6 weeks today (though feels like a lifetime). In the 1st 2 photos you can see her in her new life jacket.. we have discovered Phillys love of water and the therapeutic benefits it brings her.The life jacket keeps her safe when…
New Arrival: Shirley 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Shirley New arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is Shirley. Shirley has been a stray for at least the last 2 years in Bradford, has had multiple litters of kittens, who have mostly all died. Sadly Shirley is heavily pregnant once more and fit to burst anytime soon.At least…
Stella, Epiphany and Beth 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Stella, Epiphany and Beth These 3 kittens are Stella, Epiphany and Beth. We were contacted by a wonderful GP a few days ago in Bradford who wanted us to help one of her sick patient's by rescuing these 3 little monkeys. This was a priority and emergency admission and these…
Hooti Update 8th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update Little Hooti has been with us now one full week and today he wants to show you his new "Sunshine Cast". He was such a good boy when his leg was redressed… and really enjoyed singing throughout.Hooti has lots of lovely snuggly blankets now and he thanks every…
Norris Update 7th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Norris Update How amazing is Norris looking???Norris arrived 5 weeks ago following being taken to a local vets over a week ago.Norris is not without his complications.His main concern is hyperthyroidism… And his blood results that measure this is off the scale.He has now put on over 1kg in weight…
BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 7th Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Today we entered into the 3rd coronavirus/ Covid-19 lockdown. Here at BCWR we are taking the Government’s structures very seriously and subsequent guidelines. We have had an incomprehensible number of adoption enquiries over the last couple of days. Due to current government guidelines, we are not currently…
Hooti’s Looking for Baby Blankets 2nd Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti's Looking for Baby Blankets Little Hooti has just discovered the joys of super soft baby blankets and we are going through several a day. If any one would like to send Hooti a baby fleece to snuggle in he would be so so grateful. These can be sent directly…
Hooti Evening Update 1st Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hootie Evening Update Hooti has had a very settled day and has even made friends with his new companion Tango. Hooti and Tango continue to be nursed around the clock.
Hooti Update 1st Jan, 2021 Posted in: News - Hooti Update So its been a long night with little Hooti... ( as well as others too)Hooti is only around 5 weeks old and has been found in a yard of a busy council depot. Tragically little Hooti was physically trapped under the wheel of a HGV truck and when…
Reflecting on 2020 31st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Reflecting on 2020 https://youtu.be/aKVAMOqGm1Q We want to take this opportunity to wish all our friends, supporters and professional partners a peaceful new year. 2020 has certainly had its challenges, difficulties and sadness.As we embark on entering a new year I'm sure some of challenges will move into 2021 however together…
New Year’s Admission, Hooti 31st Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Year's Admission, Hooti New Years Eve Arrival @ BCWR.WITHOUT FAIL every New Years Eve we have a critically illnew admission and 2020 - 2021 is no exception. This is little Hooti…. who arrived with us at only around 2.30pm this afternoon.Hooti is only around 5 weeks old and has…
Pearl Update 29th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Pearl Update Back from the vets- WOW!!!This is the worst facial injury I've ever seen…. yet what a difference a day makes.Following hours of intricate surgery by our amazing team at Northcote, Pearl looks and feels so much better.In theatre the jaw feels fairly secure however the bigger problem is…
Philomena Update 28th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Today we are very excited to tell you that little Philomena, 4 weeks after her arrival has finally moved out of her critical care bed and is now in transitional care, which means that she is in a safe and supervised environment still but with the freedom to…
New Arrival: Pearl 28th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Pearl New arrival @BCWR today.This is Pearl.Pearl is around 8-12 months.We were contacted about this looked after stray cat that has been in the area around 3 months.She was found this morning in her regular garden with facial injuries.We believe she has been involved in a road traffic…
New Arrivals: Chestnut and Cranberry 26th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Chestnut and Cranberry New arrivals @ BCWR today.This is Chestnut and Cranberry.These 4 month old kittens have been huddled together under a wagon that has been parked up for 4 days.They are understandably very nervous and in need of much TLC.We plan for them to go into foster…
Philomena Christmas Update 25th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Christmas Update My greatest Christmas wish has come true. Philomena has been well enough to spend a few hours out of her isolation unit where she has been receiving intensive care for the last almost 4 weeks…. and has had snuggles on my comfy bed.She has even been making…
Christmas at BCWR 25th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Christmas, News - Christmas at BCWR So….. Santa 🎅 has been to BCW and throughout the day we have been helping our cats and kittens open their gifts.Here is 5 month old Philomena who has overcome immeasurable adversity over the last 4 weeks, opening her Christmas sack.Being blind, deaf ( and daft) 🤶…
This is Little Itch 24th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - This is Little Itch Itch is a sweet old lady around 17 years old.For the last couple of years little Itch has been a Purrfect companion for an elderly lady through our foster partnership matching older people to older cats. Sadly, more recently both Itch and her companion have had…
This is Tigger 21st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - This is Tigger Tigger is in foster care with our amazing Sophie. Tigger came to us following the death of her owner as a result of a long term illness.Tigger wasn't in the best of health however has blossomed with Sophie…… Here is Sophie's story about Tigger. "Tigger’s journey from…
Norris Update 20th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Norris Update Who remembers Norris who arrived with us a couple of weeks ago? Well here is an update from his amazing foster carer and volunteer Ella. This is Norris, who is approximately 16 years old. When he arrived at the rescue he looked 116 years old. I've been fostering…
Philomena Update 19th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena continues to do really well today and as part of her treatment plan every 72 hours Philo will have a bubbly bath. Whilst in almost every case we discourage people from bathing their cats as it not only can be very stressful but also can damage their…
Carrots Donates his Pocket Money 18th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Carrots Donates his Pocket Money Who can remember Baby Carrots 9 weeks old dressed up as an Elf, and just look at him now!! Yesterday, Carrots made a generous £500 donation to all his friends at the Marie Curie Hospice Bradford who have struggled Immeasurably this year. Carrots was given…
Christmas Donations 17th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Christmas Donations Hi every one,We hope that you are all preparing for a very unusual but safe Christmas 🎄We recognise that we have not been able to run our usual events this year, and have recently had a lot of requests of how people can drop off their Christmas donations.We…
Philomena Update 3 15th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update 3 This morning we are delighted to tell you that after 2 weeks Philomena is now off her intravenous fluid therapy.The decision to take her off her fluids was based on much improvement in her nutritional intake orally, she is starting to nibble food and is also taking…
Philomena Update 2 12th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update 2 Philomena has now been with almost 2 weeks (though feels like a lifetime). For those of you who don't know her story she was found abandoned in Bradford in a garden.Philo was lucky to be alive… She is deaf, blind, has spinal cord compression and was severely…
Philomena Update 9th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with us for 10 days.Whilst she has made the tiniest of improvements and looks slightly brighter Philomena is still recieving intensive care and remains on intravenous fluid therapy and is also recieving nutritional support hourly around the clock.Philomena is deaf, blind, has spinal cord…
Carrots’ Christmas Wish 7th Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Carrots' Christmas Wish Carrots has been a very good boy all year, looking after his friends at the rescue, writing to friends at Marie Curie and children at home, and even having video calls to help cheer people up who were struggling in lockdown. This year, he has one Christmas…
New Arrival: Elfie 6th Dec, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Elfie New arrival at BCWR, this is little Elfie. Elfie is only 8 weeks old and is already an unwanted pet.Elfie will be spending Christmas and New Year to with one of our amazing Volunteer Foster Families and then will be going for all his health checks. Only…
Rehoming Pause 5th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Rehoming Pause We are currently receiving lots of enquiries about adoption, and we are so pleased that so many people feel able to provide a loving home to a little rescue cat or kitten. At present, we are not processing any Adoption Enquiries, due to the Tier 3 restrictions in…
Philomena Update 4th Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Many of you will have seen Philomena, our latest admission that arrived at the rescue last Sunday.Poor Philo just looks like a battered old stray who has spent years fighting for survival in the streets.The truth is Philomena is only around 4 months old. It has been confirmed…
Philomena Update 1st Dec, 2020 Posted in: News - Philomena Update Philomena has now been with us for 48 hours.As you can see in the 1st photo she is feeling a little brighter however remains very sick and has a very long road to recovery ahead of her. There is a huge piece in the jigsaw missing and either…
Purrrfect Pound: Philomena 1st Dec, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, News - Purrrfect Pound: Philomena Many of you will have seen Philomena, our latest admission that arrived at the rescue on Saturday.My heart is broken seeing the amount of suffering this little one has gone through prior coming to us. Poor Philo just looks like a battered old stray who has spent…
New Arrival: Philomena 30th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Philomena New arrival at BCWR.Philomena was found in a garden in Bradford.It is believed that she was abandoned by her owners when they moved house. On arrival she had a long list of complications. She is very dehydrated, hypothermic, dirty, full of fleas, she has fur missing and…
Dangers of Antifreeze 30th Nov, 2020 Posted in: Fact Sheets - Dangers of Antifreeze During winter we wake up to frosty mornings and frozen windscreens on our cars and might have a mental nudge to top up the antifreeze in our cars. The chemical that antifreeze contains, ethylene glycol, is very dangerous to cats and great care must be taken when…
New Arrivals: Thankful and Kindness 27th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Thankful and Kindness New arrivals at BCWR today.This is 9 week old Thankful and Kindness.This pair were the product of an unwanted litter.Mum has now been neutered.This pair are currently in foster care until we are able to get the veterinary checks and vaccines done and until they…
The Importance of Pet Insurance: Luna 27th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - The Importance of Pet Insurance: Luna As everyone knows accidents do happen. Accidents are unplanned, unexpected and sometimes un-financable. This is Luna.Luna is almost 5 months old and was involved in a freak household accident late last night.Today Luna has had major emergency surgery to remove her broken tail.Luna has…
Getting COVID Tested 26th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Getting COVID Tested In these difficult days, weeks and months ahead we have choice.. choice to do the right thing or the choice to do exactly what we want. As a rescue we are focusing on what we CAN do rather than what we can't.A couple of days ago at…
Carrots Awarded the Blue Cross Medal! 26th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News, Press - Carrots Awarded the Blue Cross Medal! So today we are sharing some really quite exciting news… We have been bursting with excitement for months to share this however promised the powers that be that we would keep this news top secret until his presentation could be safely done. Carrots didn't…
New Arrival: Sooty 20th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - New Arrival: Sooty New arrival at BCWR, this is 18 month old Sooty. Sooty has been involved in a road accident and has suffered a broken jaw, broken nose and possible Horner's syndrome. Whilst as a rescue we are not legally allowed to look after owned pets in exceptional circumstances…
BCWR’s 14th Birthday 19th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - BCWR's 14th Birthday HAPPY BIRTHDAY BCWR 14 Years ago today my life changed completely.After a busy night shift nursing on a Children's ward at St James Hospital Leeds I suddenly found myself with 17 cats…. and from this moment on BRADFORD CAT WATCH RESCUE was born.For the last 14 years…
Busy Day at BCWR! 18th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - Busy Day at BCWR! It's been a busy day today at BCWR.These 3 kitties have all arrived with us for very different reasons.In these very difficult times we understand that people may struggle to look after their pets for a variety of reasons. Instead of abandoning, dumping or neglecting them…
New Arrival: Bianca 17th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Bianca New arrival at BCWR, this is little Bianca.Bianca is a sweet little lady and is desperate for her new home.She is fantastic with young children and would make the perfect Christmas gift for your child.Bianca is currently in foster care and has a special reduced adoption fee…
New Arrival: Peanut 17th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Peanut New arrival at BCWR, this is little Peanut. Peanut is around 5 months old and was living in unsuitable accommodation.She needs lots of TLC and treatment from the vets.Later this evening this little lady will be going into foster care with one of our volunteer foster families.
Inka’s Sad News 16th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Inka's Sad News Tonight we have some very sad news.Little Inka has died. We tried absolutely everything for this little kitten… Our vets tried, the emergency vets tried, volunteers nursed him continuously and intensively for over 100 hours with no rest.Aside of his severe anaemia, hypothermia, dehydration and Malnourishment he…
Inka Update 15th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Inka Update 4 to 5 week old Inka is still doing well although is very tired today…. ( He is not the only one)We are focusing on fluids , heat and comfort today and giving his little tummy a rest.He is still very anaemic and weak and his prognosis still…
New Arrival: Polka 14th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Polka Here at BCWR whilst we are not processing any new adoption queries during this period of restricted movement, we are here to deal with very urgent admission referrals. This is 4 month old Polka. Polka was a very much loved owned pet however has neurological issues,(most likely…
Inka Update: Shards of Hope 14th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Inka Update: Shards of Hope Good morning from 4 week old poorly Inka @ BCWR. Whilst we are in lockdown little Inka went on a road trip late last night.Inka's cannula slipped out of his tiny vein and needed replacing yesterday evening.Auntie Ari at the emergency vets assessed and replaced…
Update: Inka’s Bravery 13th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Update: Inka's Bravery Little Inka has been super brave today. She has spent the afternoon with our superskilled vet team at Northcote who have managed to obtain IV access and Inka has had a General Anaesthetic this afternoon to remove impacted stool from the Colon. Inca is so dehydrated that…
Inka Update 13th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Inka Update Good morning from Inka. Many of you will have seen her tragic story that we posted last night.  It's been a long night of nursing however Inka has made it through the 1st critical 12 hours of intensive nursing and support.  Whilst she remains very poorly we are…
New Arrival: Inka 12th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Inka New emergency arrival today @ BCWR, this is 4 to 5 week old Inka.Inka is dreadfully ill and whilst we don't have a clear picture of her history what we do know is that she was a very neglected owned pet at some point.On arrival this teatime…
New Arrival: Mitzi 10th Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Mitzi New arrival @ BCWR. This is 15 year old Mitzi. Mitzi has just had her world turned upside down. Sadly her owner has died.  Here at BCWR despite the current Coronavirus restrictions we are trying our best to help the cats in most need, and Mitzi is…
Carrots’ Christmas Temping! 7th Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Carrots' Christmas Temping! Carrots has never seen himself in a mirror… So every day I tell him how BEAUTIFUL he is❤️ Life has really changed for Carrots too over the last 8 months.He really misses volunteering at the hospice and seeing all his friends in nursing homes, residential units and…
BCWR Donation Gift Certificates 3rd Nov, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, Christmas, News - BCWR Donation Gift Certificates Christmas this year is going to be different to anything we have ever known. The giving of gifts and visiting family and friends and celebrating Christmas may not follow the usual traditions.Are you stuck for a gift for someone this Christmas? Do you want to give…
Meg Update 2nd Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - Meg Update Many of you have been following Megs story following being "donated" to a charity shop in Leeds. Meg arrived with us with a huge lump on her abdomen which was the size of a medium orange. Today Meg had emergency surgery at the vets. The lump was removed…
Remembering Topple 2nd Nov, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, Fundraising, News, Paws at Peace - Remembering Topple On the 17th of April 2010 a beautiful boy was born. Topple's a special kitty in more ways than you can imagine.When he was born it was a very traumatic birth process and his umbilical cord became entangled around his neck causing hypoxia, (starvation of oxygen to his…
BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 1ST NOVEMBER 2020 1st Nov, 2020 Posted in: News - BCWR CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 1ST NOVEMBER 2020 Sadly due to the newly announced Coronavirus England wide lockdown and restrictions we have taken the decision to change (yet again) the way in which we currently operate. BCWR will still be rescuing and rehabilitating the the cats in most urgent need. As rescue…
New Arrival: Kale 1st Nov, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Kale This is poor Kale. Kale is not a young cat and he has been seen for the last 7 days in a garden. His finders were most concerned as he was struggling to mobilise.When he arrived at the rescue it was clear to us that he was…
Meg’s Purrfect Pound 1st Nov, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, Fundraising, New Arrivals, News - Meg's Purrfect Pound Where is this year going?? It's the 1st of November already and today is BCWR'S MONTHLY PURRFECT POUND CAMPAIGN.This is new arrival Meg. Meg is only around 1 year old.Meg was taken to a charity shop and placed with the incoming donations.The staff in the charity shop…
Chesterfield Update 28th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Chesterfield Update Many of you will remember Chesterfield arriving with us almost 7 weeks ago. Chester was involved in a freak accident as he was crushed in the mechanism of a reclining chair for several minutes. When Chesterfield arrived with us at BCWR he was paralysed and we rushed him…
New Arrival: Dusty 27th Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Dusty Dusty is around 4 to 5 years old and was found this morning taped up in a box in a communal bin in a block of flats in Otley.To add... today was "Bin Day".Despite her shocking ordeal, Dusty is a sweet girl and she was very hungry…
National Black Cat Day 2020 27th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, SENSE - National Black Cat Day 2020 Today is National Black Cat Day, and we’re delighted to yet again be celebrating those gorgeous black cats in our lives! But did you know that they often struggle to find homes? Some people believe this is because they don’t photograph well enough for social…
COVID Safety Plan Update 26th October 2020 26th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News - COVID Safety Plan Update 26th October 2020 Here is a reminder of our current BCWR COVID 19 SAFETY PLAN.This plan is under constant review to provide the most stringent safety measures and to keep inline with the government's latest advice. Here at BCWR we are following the Government’s requirements both…
Starburst and Tutti Frutti Update 26th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News - Starburst and Tutti Frutti Update This pair are mum and daughter... and Toots was literally dying in my arms when she arrived.After weeks of nursing and care they are now both looking for their forever home together later this week. Starburst is just 2 years old and loves to play…
Dear Friends and Supporters of BCWR 25th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News - Dear Friends and Supporters of BCWR Dear Friends and Supporters of BCWRWe hope that you are all keeping safe and well in these incredibly difficult times.We thought you may like a little update on life here at the rescue. This year, we have rescued 293 cats and kittens. Incredibly, 284…
New Arrival: Tarot 24th Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Tarot Tarot is just 13 weeks old and has been abandoned by her owner and was living in a neighbour's shed. Tarot is not available for adoption at this time and we will not be processing ANY enquiries within the next couple of weeks for Tarot. Tarot needs…
New Arrival: Bertie Bassett 24th Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Bertie Bassett This is 8 week old Bertie Bassett. BB was rescued from unsuitable accommodation in Pontefract and within 2 hours the rescuers were struggling to cope with him.BB does not appear very well last night, however, after a few small meals, fluids, flea and worm treatment he…
New Arrivals: Boris and Priti 22nd Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrivals: Boris and Priti This pair were found a few days ago, however, their finder could not cope with the demands of 4 week old kittens and their needs. Boris and Priti are now with one of our volunteers who is providing around the clock care including feeding, toileting…
Harvest Update 19th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Harvest Update 4 days ago little Harvest arrived with us following a dreadful injury resulting in a fracture to one of his legs.The exact circumstances of his injury remains under investigation, however, Harvest has just had major orthopedic surgery he help him on the road to recovery. This was tricky…
New Arrival: Harvest 15th Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News, Pawspital - New Arrival: Harvest 3 month old Harvest has had a tough 24 hours. Last night he sustained a serious injury and his owners could not get an appointment at a subsidised veterinary clinic. They contacted us for advice and today when he arrived with us was rushed to our amazing…
4 Years of Carrots 15th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, SENSE - 4 Years of Carrots Four years ago today..... Can you believe its been 4 years since this helpless bundle of fluff arrived with us. Carrots is living proof that "Love Is Blind". If you have met Carrots comment below about your experience of meeting him. ... he would love to…
Rest Easy Now, Arthur 15th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Paws at Peace - Rest Easy, Arthur Here at BCWR part of our work is to provide palliative care to those cats who we cannot "mend". There are many illnesses and conditions that require palliative care and when 3-legged, 19 year old Arthur arrived with us over 12 months ago we believed we were…
Yankee Doodle Dandy: A Week On 14th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Yankee Doodle Dandy: A Week On So less than a week ago this little lad came to BCWR. Who knows what actually did happen to him however what we do know is that his eyes and nose were covered in what we believe is spray glue. In recent posts so…
Yankee Doodle Dandy update 10th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Yankee Doodle Dandy update Just 24 hours ago poor little Yankee Doodle Dandy underwent quite a procedure under general anesthetic to try save his eyes following what we believe to be a dreadful act of cruelty.Yankee arrived with us covered in some kind of adhesive.. it looked like his eyes…
New Arrival: Yankee Doodle Dandy 9th Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Yankee Doodle Dandy This is Yankee Doodle Dandy. He is only 3 to 4 months old and yesterday was found in a garden covered in a nasty adhesive. It almost looked like someone had glued his eyes shut!!!Our amazing vets and nurses at Northcote vets have worked relentlessly…
BCWR’s Child Ambassador 7th Oct, 2020 Posted in: Kiddy Cats, News - BCWR's Child Ambassador Sometimes in the rescue world we hear of rescue policies preventing families with young children from adopting cats and kittens. Here at BCWR we believe that children can learn a lot from animals... And in return animals can offer a child so much.Gabriel is 4 years old…
Washington Update 7th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Washington Update Who remembers Washington who came to us with horrific wounds 2 weeks ago??? Well here he is now looking amazing and looking for his forever home.Washington is approximately 12 years old and is such a sweet and friendly boy. We feel he would benefit from the company of…
BCWR’s (not in) London Marathon Completed! 4th Oct, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - BCWR's (not in) London Marathon Completed! So today many of our volunteers and their families took part in the BCWR (not in) London Marathon Challenge. We together ran/walked/bounced and cycled one and a half Marathons... Totaling just under 40 miles.I personally am self isolating ATM and cycled a mile on…
World Animal Day 2020 4th Oct, 2020 Posted in: News - World Animal Day 2020 Today marks World Animal Day! Let’s show some love for the animals in our lives... pets or wildlife visitors.
New Arrival: Bobby 3rd Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Bobby This is beautiful Bobby. Bobby is almost 6 years old. Sadly Bobby's owner has recently died. Terminal and life-limiting illness and the grief it carries is something very close to my heart. Most people know some one who is facing a daily battle with serious illness. We…
BCWR’s (not in) London Marathon 3rd Oct, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - BCWR's (not in) London Marathon Early on in lockdown, our volunteers completed our Lockdown Marathon, by walking a combined 26 (and a bit) miles in and around our gardens on the weekend the London Marathon was due to take place. This weekend as the London Marathon takes place virtually across…
World Smile Day 2nd Oct, 2020 Posted in: News - World Smile Day Today is #worldsmiledayA simple act of smiling can do more for you than you can think! Just a simple smile makes you much more beautiful than you already are. There’s no better way to break the ice than with a smile! It can even reduce your blood…
Feline Fit Update 2nd Oct, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Feline Fit Update A day later than planned (due to a medical emergency) I want to update you about Our Feline Fit Step into Summer Challenge.We have had lots of participants start this, some adults, some children and indeed myself too. Here is my Million Steps Story:Despite trying really hard…
Purrfect Pound is Back! 2nd Oct, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, News - Purrfect Pound is Back! Slightly later than planned due to a personal medical emergency.During the early months of the pandemic we decided to take a break from BCWR's Monthly Online Fundraising Drive "Purrrfect Pound".As a rescue we have suffered immeasurably from the impact of the Coronavirus physically, emotionally and financially.…
New Arrival: Zorro 2nd Oct, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Zorro Zorro is 4 months old and was an unwanted pet and the product of an unwanted litter. Sadly Zorro's mum could not be neutered during the initial lock-down period and the inevitable happened.Zorro is a sweet boy and once he has had all the necessary checks he…
Washington Update 24th Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Washington Update It's just been 48 hours since Washington arrived with us following a considerable amount of time surviving on the streets. As you can see he is now recovering well and hopefully will be able to come off his intravenous fluids tomorrow. Feeding alone really is not enough. If…
A Busy Pawspital 24th Sep, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, New Arrivals - https://youtu.be/xZjjGSpLGSk Good evening from BCWR. The Pawspital is rather busy tonight. We currently have 11 purr-tients in our ward who are all receiving around the clock care. Just over a week ago paramedics in Halifax found these six  kittens in a black bin liner under a bush in a carpark in…
Washington Update 22nd Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Washington Update Many of you will have seen Washington, our new arrival last night who has been living on the streets for at least 12 months and arrived with us bearing the most horrific old and new abcess injuries to his neck. Today he has spent the day in the…
New Arrival: Washington 21st Sep, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Washington New arrival at BCWR tonight. This is Washington. Washington was a long-term stray in BD4 and has been roaming the streets for at least 12 months.He is a neutered male with no microchip. Washington has multiple serious abcess injuries on his neck covering around 5 inch square.Washington…
How we keep out adoption visitors safe 21st Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - How we keep out adoption visitors safe Have you ever wondered how our adoption visitors are kept safe? Since the lock down restrictions were eased in and when we felt safe and prepared, since June we have rehomed over 140 cats and kittens SAFELY. In the video below you can…
Searching for a Forever Home: Max 20th Sep, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Searching for a Forever Home: Max This is gorgeous Max. This beautiful boy is 15 years old, and came to us in sad circumstances, as his previous owner passed away. Max did go to a new home, but it sadly didn't work out. Max is a little sweetheart, who can…
Tutti Fruitti Update 18th Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Tutti Fruitti Update Tutti was in our recent video of our ICU.She was emaciated, flea ridden, dehydrated, anaemic from the fleas, weak from them literally sucking the life out of her and hypocalcemic.We just look at her now! After 48 hours of intensive 1:1 care around the clock we were…
Kitten Food Appeal! 18th Sep, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Kitten Food Appeal! Did you know???? We currently have 101 cats and kittens currently in the rescue.Here at BCWR are desperate for kitten food in jelly. We can use any brand of kitten food pouches except whiskers and would really appreciate any donations. All food donated is quarantined for 7…
Video Tours: ICU and Kitty Cottage 16th Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Video Tours: ICU and Kitty Cottage A sneak peak at Kitty Cottage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eJQxuuiCPg BCWR Intensive Care UnitHere at BCWR, we pride ourselves on being able to provide an exceptional level of care for high dependency cats and kittens that may not have a chance anywhere else.We take referrals from vets,…
New Arrival: Chester 16th Sep, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News, Pawspital - New Arrival: Chester Another new arrival at BCWR. This is little Chester.CHESTER is around 6 weeks old and came to us as an emergency admission last night.Chester was involved in a freak accident.Whilst playing in his home unbeknownst to his owner he snuck under a reclining chair and became trapped…
Wash, Wear, Wait (Safety, It’s in Your Hands) 13th Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Wash, Wear, Wait (Safety, It's in Your Hands) Here at BCWR we are following the Government’s requirements both as individuals and as an organisation. We are acutely aware that this deadly virus is here to stay for the foreseeable future. We have suffered immeasurably both financially and in volunteer capacity…
Splinter Update 12th Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Splinter Update Splinter has been with us now for just over 4 weeks.As you can see he has come on in leaps and bounds… However he still continues to to throw challenges into our path. Just when we thought Splinter was confidently weaned and we could finally throw those bottles…
New Arrival: Blaze 2nd Sep, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Blaze https://youtu.be/CyzPp5M5TJE New arrival @BCWROn this day in 1666 The Great Fire of London began in a baker's shop in Pudding Lane, and rapidly spread throughout the city, destroying most of London's buildings and houses.And in memory of this historic event we have called this little lady "Blaze".Young…
Dougal Update 2nd Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - Dougal Update So Dougal is now back from the vets do following his delicate procedure today.His Nasal Gastric Tube has now been placed and we can now safely provide the specialist nutrition that he desperately needs.Dougal is 4 to 5month old weighing 900g, the average weight of a 9 to…
The Positives in Challenging Times 2nd Sep, 2020 Posted in: News - The Positives in Challenging Times We have spent the last 24 weeks living in a completely different "world" to anything we have ever known.Whilst there is no end for us in sight, we need to pull out the positives.During this period of somewhat isolation and distance from many of our…
STOPtacular – Dougal 30th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - STOPtacular - Dougal https://youtu.be/cEWyfpgbKlc This is 4 to 5 month old Dougal. Dougal is our latest " complex " kitten.Weighing less than 1kg, Dougal is lacking much nutrition. He is around the size of a 9 week old kitten. In addition to him being under weight he has a long…
STOPtacular – Facebook Live Video 30th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising - STOPtacular - Facebook Live Video https://youtu.be/ro_CXPqdS2g
New Arrival: Brownie 30th Aug, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Brownie New arrival @ BCWR, this is Brownie. Brownie is around 13 weeks old and is absolutely traumatized by the experiences she has faced in her short little life. We believe that she had been treated not very nicely by children in her previous home which has left…
New Arrival: Max 30th Aug, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Max This is 15 year old Max. Max is now safely with us following his after taking him to the vets on Friday to be Put To Sleep. Max's owner died around 2 months ago and a family member took him in. It wasn't long before his carer…
STOPtacular – Macbeth 29th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - STOPtacular - Macbeth So we are still celebrating out Summer STOPtacular here @ BCWR. Macbeth and I have both got compromised immunity and we are both under going medical interventions this week. We are trying really hard to keep ourselves safe in this difficult time.Macbeth is going for further assessments…
STOPtacular – Bean-tastic 29th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - STOPtacular - Bean-tastic Welcome to our Summer STOPtacular 2020. Here are 2 of our little cats with big personalities. Donate On the right is Jelly Bean and on the left is Baked Bean, aka Jelly Bean Junior. They both are in constant competition with their torti-tude cheeky behaviour… But are…
STOPtacular – The Pawspital 29th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - STOPtacular - The Pawspital https://youtu.be/oNlzcLEgvK8 It's our Summer STOPtacular this weekend @ BCWR and we have just opened our doors to the Pawspital. Here we are nursing 12 kittens with Varying needs.Puzzle and Dougal have severe neurological issues and require around the clock care.Neither of them can eat unaided, and…
Summer STOPtacular 29th Aug, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising, News - Summer STOPtacular ☀️🏖️☀️THIS WEEKEND @ BCWR…☀️🏖️☀️This weekend we would usually be hosting our 3 day Bank Holiday Summer Garden Party and Fundraiser… our biggest annual event. This year and for the foreseeable future we simply cannot host any "Open Events" what so ever. Obviously the Coronavirus has really taken its…
Soya Bean Update 16th Aug, 2020 Posted in: News - Soya Bean Update Since arriving yesterday, Soya Bean has settled into one of our rooms and has found comfort with Eeyore. Due to the condition she arrived in, she is still a long way from even being considered for adoption. Volunteers at BCWR are often asked of ways to donate…
New Arrival: Soya Bean 15th Aug, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Soya Bean New arrival today @ BCWR, this is 12week old Soya Bean SB was found in a wooded area in Burnsall North Yorkshire by a family walking their dog.She is very malnourished, dehydrated and in overall dreadful condition.Coupled with her poor condition Soya also has neurological issues…
Arthur-versary 14th Aug, 2020 Posted in: News - Arthur-versary Congratulations to Arthur!Arthur arrived under our Palliative Paws Partnership exactly 1 year ago today.He was taken to a Vets 4 Pets in Idle and left as a stray. Poor Arthur hds been living on the streets with 3 legs and also has advanced squamous cell carcinoma.He is loved and…
Coronavirus Update 31st Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Coronavirus Update In light of the new restrictions in relation to minimising the spread of cononavirus I have taken some guidance for clarification from the government. I have just received an email from DEFRA regarding rehoming, visitors and volunteers."The rehoming of rescue animals is not affected by the local restrictions…
Celebrating 12 Months of CC @ BCWR 30th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Celebrating 12 Months of CC @ BCWR https://youtu.be/TKq5GSH0rs0 Today we are celebrating 12 months of CC @ BCWR.CC has endured so much in the last 12 months she has been with us. She arrived last year at 5 weeks old weighing less than 200g.. against the odds she has bravely…
Anna Update 17th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Anna remains bright comfortable and alert and is still receiving intravenous fluids, pain relief and lifelong medication.We do now believe there is more than just hypothyroidism and transient kidney issues.We have detected lesions in her mouth that would be consistent with a possible oral cancer too. Anna is is still…
Hawkins Update 17th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Hawkins Update When Hawkins arrived with us he was very much a different cat to who you see here now.He was very much misunderstood, mid interpreted and we were misinformed of his true clinical presentation.Hawkins is now looking for his forever family.He is around 5years old and would suit a…
Vera Lynn Update 16th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Vera Lynn Update (Now Adopted)Who remembers Vera Lynn…. she has been with us just over 4 weeks and is such a sweet Silver Whiskered Girl.. and as you can see her condition has greatly improved. Vera is around 12 years and is now looking for her retirement home. We appreciate…
Anna Update (Tues 14th July) 14th Jul, 2020 Posted in: Pawspital - Anna Update (Tues 14th July) https://youtu.be/X8Ff2f6lAIg So its 48 hours since little Anna arrived with us, collapsed, dehydrated and barely alive... just look at her now!!!Often people can be concerned about our palliative cats' quality of life. Palliative care is not always about facing end of life. It is about…
Esso Update – Reunited! 13th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Esso Update - Reunited! We are delighted this evening to reunite Esso, who is actually called Bella with her owner. We are also delighted that her owner consented to us Microchipping her prior to her leaving our care. Bella is the second cat in the last 24hours that we have…
Anna Update: Sponsor Appeal 13th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Anna Update: Sponsor Appeal What a difference a day makes.. (24 long hard hours) So Anna is now back at BCWR and we are now hopefully beginning a road to a restored life.Anna continues to have intravenous fluid therapy and also a new drug regime. Whilst Anna has been diagnosed…
Anna Update 13th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Anna Update Anna has had reasonable night having fluid therapy. We are currently awaiting results so that we can draw up a plan of care.Surprisingly, it has been ascertained that Anna is a cat previously (only for 4 days) in the care of another rescue. Sadly when Anna was signed…
New Arrival: Noir 12th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Noir (Now Adopted)Ooops!!! In the busyness of cruelty and neglect I forgot about our first admission of the day.This is Sweet and Gorgeous Noir. Noir was an unwanted pet who is only around 14 to 16 week old.It is our guess that Noir is simply a victim of…
New Arrival: Esso 12th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Esso Another new arrival this yesterday evening @ BCWR.This is little Esso.Poor Esso was found earlier this evening in BD13 area covered in what may be petrol or some other toxic substance. Little old Esso is very matted and not in great shape. We have taken veterinary advice…
Emergency Arrival: Anna 12th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - Emergency Arrival: Anna New emergency arrival @ BCWR, this is Anna. Anna is an elderly cat found in a garden in Bradford. Anna arrived with us very weak, skinny and malnourished. She is severely dehydrated, and is carrying a very heavy flea burden. Anna is currently receiving emergency care including…
New Arrival: Poppy 12th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Poppy (Now Adopted) New arrival @ BCWR. This is Pretty Poppy.Poppy is almost 8 years old and sadly an unwanted pet due to her wanting to be an indoor cat however her owner refused to accommodate for this. She is such a sweet girl and would suit a…
New Arrival: Greta 11th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Greta New arrival @ BCWR, this is Gorgeous Greta. Greta has been found stray, starving, covered in fleas, extremely malnourished, thin and in less-than-poor condition. On top of all this poor Greta is also pregnant. We estimate Greta to be around 4 years old... and we feel more…
New Arrival: Orchid 11th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: (Now Adopted) New arrival at BCWR today. This is Elegant Orchid. Orchid is around 18 month old and we believe that she was an unwanted pet. Looking at her body condition Orchid looks like she has recently been feeding kittens. Orchid will need neutering and her health checks…
Volvo Update 10th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Volvo Update 5 week old Volvo has been with us just 24 hours after been found in a car engine following a journey of several miles. His first night was certainly a very unsettled one however he tucked into a bowl of food (Royal canin babycat mousse) inbetween crying very…
Calendar Update! 10th Jul, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, News - Our 1st batch of calendars have just been posted. Many of you have expressed an interest in purchasing our 2021 CALENDAR once we could offer a postal option.We are now delighted to inform you that we have a postal option available.Each calendar day is A4, spiral bound, full colour printed…
Drop By & Donate 10th Jul, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, News - Drop By & Donate 🧡IMPORTANT NEWS🧡DROP BY AND DONATE CALENDAR SALESFOOD APPEAL Hi everyone We hope you are all keeping safe and well.As many lockdown measures throughout England are being relaxed, we are certainly not relaxing any of our safely measures. We, as a rescue have found our new normal…
New Arrival: Volvo 9th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Volvo New arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is 5 (ish)week old Volvo.Volvo has been found in a car engine and has possibly been trapped there for quite some time.Volvo is very dehydrated and also has sustained a tail injury, likely to have been trapped or crushed.Volvo has had…
New Arrival: Panther 9th Jul, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Panther (Now Adopted) New arrival @ BCWR tonight, this is 4 year old Panther.Panther is 4 years old and such a softy.Panther is a very much loved owned pet however his owner is now facing the devastation of a terminal illness and the difficult and heart-breaking decisions that…
Thumper Update 9th Jul, 2020 Posted in: News - Thumper Update So little Thumper has been with us exactly 7 weeks today and in those 49 days she has made great progress. She has had TENS THERAPY 3x a day at the rescue every day since she arrived.Thumper is now fully mobile, can walk, run, climb and jump!Thumper is…
Hawkins Update 26th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Hawkins Update https://youtu.be/TbQAJrNXTgE This big little boy has been through so much. When he came to us his "carer" believed he was paralysed in his hind limbs. Due to our successes with other cats such as Thumper his Carer felt at the time we, as a rescue, would be best…
“BCWR’S Feline Fit… Step into Summer” 26th Jun, 2020 Posted in: Events, Fundraising, News - "BCWR'S Feline Fit... Step into Summer" BCWR is launching a new event that you are all invited to. Starting on the 1st of July for 3 full months can you walk a MILLION STEPS to help raise funds for the cats and kittens at Bradford Cat Watch Rescue during this very…
Drop and Donate Afternoon 28th June 2020 (2-4pm) 26th Jun, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, Events, Fundraising, News - Drop and Donate Afternoon 28th June 2020 (2-4pm) 🧡IMPORTANT NEWS🧡Hi everyone! We hope you are all keeping safe and well. As many lockdown measures throughout England are being relaxed, we are certainly not relaxing any of our safely measures. We, as a rescue, have found our new normal and we…
SENSE Garden Kitties enjoying the sunshine 25th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News, SENSE - SENSE Garden Kitties enjoying the sunshine It's a beautiful day today here @ BCWR... here are some of the kitties in the SENSE garden enjoying the sunshine whilst staying home and staying safe.
New Arrival: Vera-Lynn 21st Jun, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - New Arrival: Vera-Lynn (Now Adopted) New arrival this afternoon. is Vera-Lynn. Vera has been living in BD2/BD3 area for a considerable amount of time and only now has someone managed to bring her to the safety of the rescue.Vera is not microchipped, is suffering with flea allergy and has many sore…
Boudicca’s Anniversary 20th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Boudicca's Anniversary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xjae6HBYtLk One year ago on Saturday 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 to us…
Weekend Physio, look at Thumper! 14th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Weekend Physio, look at Thumper! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGNMCB6JHTk Here at BCWR it is hard to believe how much we can squeeze into one weekend. Over the last 2 days we have rehomed 9 cats and kittens using our new COVID-19 safety plan, designed to keep volunteers and visitors safe and also squeezed…
New Arrivals: Porkie and Scratchie 14th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - https://youtu.be/332TzpwClp4 (Now Adopted) New Emergency Arrivals here at BCWR today, this is Porkie and Scratchie. This pair are just 12 weeks old and have been abandoned in a property for 8 days with little access to food and water. Over the last 24 hours we have been liaising with both…
Now Accepting Contactless and Chip & PIN 14th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Now Accepting Contactless and Chip & PIN We're now pleased to be able to accept Contactless and Chip & PIN for adoption adoptions (and other in-person donations)! This lets us and you stay safe by handling less cash and keeping the any payments as hands-free as possible.
BCWR is ready for the future, whatever it may bring. 11th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - BCWR is ready for the future, whatever it may bring. Coronavirus has brought change and challenge on an unprecedented scale to the world of Animal Rescue over the past three months. Lockdown, social distancing and emergency-only care are just some of the factors that have radically transformed our rescue in…
Woody Update 9th Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Woody Update (archived)24 hours ago little Woody was brought to the rescue following being found barely alive in a field: 🧡HYPOTHERMIC (Temp 35.4) 🧡HYPOGLYCAEMIC 🧡SEVERELY DEHYDRATED 🧡MALNOURISHED AND GROSSLY UNDERWEICHT 🧡ANAEMIC 🧡RIDDLED WITH FLEAS Well against the odds he survived his 1st night. He was nursed intensively all night with…
New Arrival: Woody 9th Jun, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Woody New arrival last night @ BCWR, this is little Woody. We estimate Woody to be around 10 month old.He was brought to us after being found in a field in Bradford. Woody is extremely hypothermic, hypoglycaemic, dreadfully malnourished, riddled with fleas and severely dehydrated. Woody has had…
Thumper Update 3rd Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Thumper Update https://youtu.be/3NVF-FCCgm4 "Thumper by name… Thumper by nature" This is little Thumper who has been with us less than 2 weeks. Thumper is around 4 to 6 years old and has certainly got determination and zest for life. 2 weeks ago we received her referral from a vets in…
Love Sees No Colour 2nd Jun, 2020 Posted in: News - Love Sees No Colour When a cat comes into our rescue at BCWR we do not discriminate on age, size, colour, gender, ability, disability, financial implications or time commitment to care. When someone comes to adopt from us we do not discriminate against anyone based on age, gender size ,…
New Arrivals: Hamish and Macbeth 31st May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Hamish and Macbeth This afternoon we had the arrival of two kittens, Hamish and Macbeth. Prior to admission we asked all the usual questions about the circumstances of the kittens, as well as their health so we could ensure we were ready to take them in and provide…
Thumper Update 25th May, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Thumper Update So little Thumper has been with us just 4 days and in those 4 days she is making great progress. She has had TENS THERAPY 3x a day at the rescue every day since she arrived. Thumper is already starting to gain strength in her hind left limb…
Rest Easy Little Old Lad: Come-On 23rd May, 2020 Posted in: News, Paws at Peace - Rest Easy Little Old Lad: Come-On We had little bit of sad news this morning Come-On peacefully died at BCWR. We rescued little old Come-On 6 months ago when his elderly owner was so unwell and was unable to take care of him. He has had 6 lovely months with…
Thumper Update: Dinner Time! 23rd May, 2020 Posted in: News - https://youtu.be/3FUOn0nWBwE Newest arrival Thumper is loving her supper tonight….despite her horrific injuries…I think I need to add puppy pads to the wish list though.
Adjusting to Our New Normal 22nd May, 2020 Posted in: News - Adjusting to Our New Normal Here at BCWR we are adjusting to our new normal. In the last week we have even started adoptions, however, life at BCWR looks very different now. We would love to go back to our "open days" when you come visit, relax, have a cuppa…
New Arrival: Thumper 21st May, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, New Arrivals, Pawspital - New Arrival : Thumper New arrival today, meet little Thumper. She is 6 years old and has certainly had a very long day today. A few days ago we received her referral from a vets in Hendon near London and today she arrived with us. Poor little Thumper has had…
1st Adoption Since Lockdown 16th May, 2020 Posted in: News - 1st Adoption Since Lockdown Here @ BCWR we have just done our 1st adoption since the lockdown began on March 23rd. We and the visitors were in full PPE, temperature checks done and very strict protocols in place.We have had a huge (and over whelming) response to people wanting to…
Bottle Mania! Kitten Food Appeal 15th May, 2020 Posted in: Appeals - Bottle Mania! Kitten Food Appeal As you may have seen over the last 72 hours my workload has greatly increased. Two days ago we welcomed 10, yes 10, kittens. This takes our total of dependent kittens without a mum to 14 kittens. As the kittens are all 5 weeks and…
Our Volunteers on Lockdown 14th May, 2020 Posted in: News - Hi everyone.I hope that you are all keeping well... here is a few of our volunteers who also wanted to say hi to you all... https://youtu.be/c8syoWE-suc
Opening by Appointment Only 13th May, 2020 Posted in: News - Opening by Appointment Only **Update: we currently cannot take any more adoption enquiries until at least the 1st of June**-------------------We are working towards being able to open for adoptions only by appointment only again. Unfortunately we will still not be open for general visitors, and there will be a number…
Nurse Kittens 12th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - Nurse Kittens These kittens are all named after amazing nurses I know. Denbow (such a brave warrior), Morris, Whitelaw, Halliday, Kazi, Pearson and Fisher. (❤💙❤ I know so many amazing nurses…it was hard to choose❤💙❤) These little kittens had a lucky escape this evening.They were brought to us just before…
King Edward, Jersey and Maris Piper 12th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - King Edward, Jersey and Maris Piper When you look at this photo… what do you see….. ⚠️I see fleas. ⚠️I see worms. ⚠️I see anemia ⚠️I see neglect. ⚠️I see underweight and malnutrition. ⚠️I see unnecessary. ⚠️I see long days and nights ahead nursing them. ⚠️I see expense. 💔I see…
This is Melvin 10th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - This is Melvin Melvin has been in the rescue a few days now. When Melvin was first taken the the vets as a " stray" it was thought he had septic arthritis but as time went on the vets took x-rays and found that his hip bone was fractured and…
Say hello to Ninja 9th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - Say hello to Ninja Poor Ninja was taken to the vets as an injured stray.His leg was so injured that the damage was irreparable and no amount of surgery except amputation would have helped him. Ninja is now recovering with us and is so affectionate despite all he has been…
Lights of Love 9th May, 2020 Posted in: News - Lights of love @ BCWR 💙This post is dedicated to "Peter" my close friends' Grandad who sadly died in hospital yesterday. 💙 Here BCWR every night we light our Tree of Light in the garden @ the rescue. This tree symbolises, love, life, memories and of course light. Our beautiful…
VE Day Celebrations 9th May, 2020 Posted in: News - VE Day Celebrations Here @ BCWR WE HOPE YOU HAVE ALL HAD A LOVELY VE DAY. Today wasn't the the original grande event that we usually would host however in a very safe and socially distanced way the neighbours local to the rescue certainly all had a fabulous afternoon of…
New Arrival: Luther 8th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Luther This is Luther.Luther came to us via an emergency vet referral earlier this week. Luther was surrendered to the vets by the owner following a suspected dog attack.... as they were unwilling to take responsibility for the required vet care.Luther had emergency surgery to repair the wounds…
VE Day 8th May, 2020 Posted in: News - VE Day Today is VE DAY.Today we will be commemorating this @ BCWR with our neighbours, all from our own gardens. Cream tea, music, friendship and sunshine.Enjoy the Bank Holiday everyone… ❤💚💙STAY AT HOME IF YOU CAN❤💚💙
Lost Cat: Captain 8th May, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Lost Cat: Captain This not so little boy has been brought to the rescue today to be scanned for a microchip. He has been hanging around the Bolton Lane / Whiteways BD2 area of Bradford. We have named him Captain.Captain has injuries and has had emergency care this afternoon.He is…
10 kitty bottles waiting to be filled 8th May, 2020 Posted in: News - Bottle Babies: 10 kitty bottles waiting to be filled https://youtu.be/tVdirlaQ5H8 Doesn't time fly? These kittens are now just four and a half weeks old and we have cared for, nurtured and fed them since they were hours old when they were left outside the rescue motherless in a box. Every…
Look at CC and Boudi! 8th May, 2020 Posted in: News - Look at CC and Boudi! Just look at our 2 miracles of 2019 @ BCWR, CC and Boudi. UNBELIEVABLE!!
Bottle Babies Update 30th Apr, 2020 Posted in: Uncategorized - Bottle Babies Update How time flies... another week passes... and these 4 kittens have been with us three weeks now. https://youtu.be/lZiTRRWRc1Q When they arrived they were only hours old... and now look at them! Moving around, eyes open, growing and putting weight on every day. Over the last week, we…
COVID-19 Update 29th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - COVID-19 Update Here at BCWR we are taking the CORONAVIRUS global pandemic extremely seriously. We have become aware in the last few days that DEFRA has released a statement that animal rehoming centres can recommence the rehoming of their animals if this can be done safely. Whilst we understand that…
Lockdown Marathon! 26th Apr, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising - Lockdown Marathon! Well done TEAM BCWR.Together we ran well over 26miles this morning… mostly in and around our homes and gardens So far we have raised just under £900 which will be evenly split between BCWR and Bradford's Marie Curie Hospice. If you'd like to donate to these causes please…
Eric Update 25th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Eric Update Who remembers Eric who arrived with us 11 days ago with sepsis?Eric was attacked by a dog some time (2 weeks) before he received veterinary attention. Now Adopted! Eric had surgery to clean up all his multiple wounds and is now recovering well.This morning I removed his stitches……
Welcome to Our Garden of Hope 23rd Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Welcome to Our Garden of Hope Today is Thoughtful Thursday @ BCWR. WELCOME TO OUR GARDEN OF HOPE. Over the last last couple of weeks one of the neighbours of the rescue Alexis Brennan has worked really hard in making our GARDEN OF HOPE @ BCWR possible. Everyday many frontline…
Bottle Babies Update 21st Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Bottle Babies Update So its exactly 2 weeks since new-born kittens Valiant, Wish, Desire and Promise were " dumped" outside the rescue overnight in sub zero temperatures. Hour by hour I have nursed these kittens (whilst in isolation) and every day they are getting stronger, greedier and cheekier. Thank you…
“Where there is love there is hope” 18th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - "Where there is love there is hope" Boudicca April 2020
Topple, A Special Kitty 17th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Topple, A Special Kitty On the 17th of April 2010...... 10 years ago today.. a beautiful boy was born. Topple was a special kitty in more ways than you can imagine.When he was born it was a very traumatic birth process and his umbilical cord became entangled around his neck…
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 16th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - We have had a ridiculously high number of families contacting us wanting to adopt during this period National Lock down. CAT RESCUES ARE NOT EXEMPT from the government instructions.We will not contravene any guidance or instructions from the government.No reputable or responsible rescue will be either collecting cats from properties…
Bottle Babies Update 15th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Bottle Babies Update It been one week since these 4 kittens, Valiant, Wish, Desire and Promise were abandoned outside the rescue only hours old. They have been fed every 60 - 90 mins around the clock .... and every day are getting stronger and gaining weight. We still have no…
Eric Update 15th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Eric Update Looking at this gorgeous face, its hard to believe that this poor has so many widespread and horrific injuries on his little body. It is 48 hours since Eric underwent emergency surgery to clean up all his wounds .Initially it was believed one of his feet may need…
Easter Lockdown Video 14th Apr, 2020 Posted in: News - Easter Lockdown Video Here at BCWR we hope you have all had a peaceful and safe Easter.In these unprecedented times it feels strange to not be welcoming visitors every weekend and no hosting our seasonal annual Easter Extravaganza....However things are still busy here at the rescue.... and there are lots…
New Arrival: Eric 11th Apr, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Eric This is Eric. Eric is only around 16 months old and is such a sweet boy. Eric was an owned pet however his injuries are so severe, both the vet and the owner agreed that he needed care that his owner wasn't in a position or willing…
CC Update 31st Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - CC Update Lots of people have been asking how our little CC is following her emergency surgery a week ago - click here to read CC's story. Well i can assure you she is doing remarkably well. CC is now eating lots and putting on ooodles of weight. Her breathing…
Post for Carrots! 31st Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Post for Carrots! Carrots was very excited when the postman came today, thank you to everyone who is writing letters and drawing pictures for Carrots and his friends. We are very excited to put these up on our CoronaCats gallery wall. If you or your child would like to send…
COVID-19 Update 31st Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - COVID-19 Update Here is a little update about how the COVID -19 global crisis has affected our lives here @BCWR. Since the COVID 19 outbreak I have experienced every emotion possible however the greatest fealing is fear. Fear for my own health, fear for the cats in my care and…
Isolation Week 1 30th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Isolation Week 1 So, last Monday many people including myself were instructed to stay indoors for 12 weeks ( and possibly longer). I have just about gone through every emotion possible.Among all the frustration, anger, isolation and exhaustion there have been positives too.I'm hearing the birds sing more, more wildlife,…
Easter Fundraising Update 30th Mar, 2020 Posted in: Fundraising - Easter Fundraising Update Many of you will be aware that here at BCWR we have sadly had to cancel all our imminent fundraising events. Planned we had a Curry Night, a 3 day Easter Extravaganza at the rescue and a weeks Easter Fundraising at Morrisons.Not only does this leave a…
Breakfast Update: BB’s lean breakfast 30th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Breakfast Update: BB's lean breakfast How clever are cats?Here at BCWR we have Baked Bean, CC and Carrots all enjoying their breakfast...CC and Carrots find their food by using their sense of smell and BB can now stand up to eat now... by leaning on the wall.What clever skill has…
Our Oldest Two Residents 29th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Our Oldest Two Residents Here are the 2 oldest residents @ BCWR, Come-on and Arthur. They are both believed to be in excess of 19years old. Their day generally comprises of eating and sleeping and snuggles. Arthur, Come-on and the other 71 cats in the rescue still need looking after…
Good morning from the BCWR Body Fit Gym 27th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Good morning from the BCWR Body Fit Gym. Bambi is getting ready for her next class, 12 noon YOGA.Bambi is 9 year old has been in the rescue over 4 years.Bambis body is all upside down and back to front.Bambi was born like this however when she arrived with us…
COVID-19 and Your Pets 25th Mar, 2020 Posted in: Fact Sheets, News - ⚠️COVID-19 AND YOUR PETS ⚠️ Today I have had a lot of calls asking if humans can pass COVID 19 to their pets…. or if pets can pass it to humans.The short answer is NO. The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Covid-19…
Evening News: CC Emergency Surgery 24th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Evening News: CC Emergency Surgery Here @ BCWR unexpected emergencies are inevitable, and even in this global crisis we are not immune from other emergencies. Over the last couple of days we have noticed a decline in CC's health. Her "eye sockets" were infected and weeping, her appetite was reduced…
Coronavirus: Why Now is NOT a Good Time to Adopt a Kitten. 24th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Coronavirus: Why Now is NOT a Good Time to Adopt a Kitten. Here at the rescue we are getting an unprecedented number of enquries of people wanting to adopt a kitten. Whilst we totally understand that this seems an ideal time, when many families are stuck at home, bored children…
Breakfast News: Tour of our Home 24th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Breakfast News: Tour of our Home So its quiet morning here at BCWR. Here at the "Home of the Rescue".No volunteers, no visitors just the cats the sunshine and the birds singing in the trees. (and the boy racer in the black car tearing up the avenue). At the home…
BCWR Breaking News: UK’s First Feline Pilates Class 23rd Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - BCWR Breaking News: UK's First  Feline Pilates Class BCWR  Breaking News... UK's First  Feline Pilates  class was lead by rescue resident Scooter this afternoon. Salsa, Mambo, Patience and Tippy followed Scooters lead in the session.  For those that dont know, Scooter is  one of our SENSE Resident Cats.  Scooter is…
Breakfast News: Multi-tasking Mum! 23rd Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Breakfast News: Multi-tasking Mum! BREAKFAST NEWS @ BCWR Isn't it amazing how mums can multitask!!!Here we have Dove feeding her 2 week old kittens, Finch, Kes and Magpie... whilst eating her breakfast.She is such a good mum. She eats around 8 pouches of kitten food a day to keep her…
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 22nd March 2020 22nd Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - UPDATE 22nd March 2020 Considering recent events regarding the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), BCWR team would like to take the time out to update our friends and supporters and assure you that we are doing everything we can to protect ourselves and the public.In light of the…
Looking for a Home: Ronnie 21st Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - Looking for a Home: Ronnie (Now Adopted) This is little Ronnie.Ronnie is a gorgeous 4 year old boy who is desperate to find a loving home.Ronnie is so affectionate and calm and loves human snuggles.In the future Ronnie will need some dental work (to be arranged and payed for by…
We are “all ears” – COVID-19 Community Support 20th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - As a rescue here at BRADFORD CAT WATCH we are continually overwhelmed by the kindness, love and support we are offered by our community of supporters EVERYDAY. At this time of global crisis we want YOU to remember that we are here for YOU too. We are and have ALWAYS…
Birthing News: Pudding 20th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Birthing News: Pudding Birthing news at BCWR.Business as usual here. Pudding has had a busy day today and given birth to 5 kittens. Our volunteers are so amazing and with caution are carrying on regardless. Our numbers of kittens are rapidly increasing and our food stocks are low This weekend…
New Arrivals: Branton and Pickle 20th Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Branton and Pickle New arrivals at BCWR.This is Branston and 3 week old Pickle. This pair were abandoned on the streets when their owners moved house. As a rescue apart from social contact it really is business as usual. There are just as many cats needing our help…
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) – UPDATE 18th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - UPDATE Considering recent events regarding the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), BCWR team would like to take the time out to assure our guests and visitors that we are taking an exceptionally proactive approach to ensuring your safety when accessing our rescue. As a animal rescue establishment, hygiene…
Sharing is caring.. aparently! 15th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Sharing is caring.. aparently! Sharing is Caring apparently.So we have a system to help our wobbly kitten Beaked Bean (BB), so she can independently eat off a plate.If she is in an enclosed space where she can lean then she can stand to eat.This morning CC thought she would abandon…
New Arrival: Kane 13th Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Kane (Now Adopted) New arrival @ BCWR.This is 2 year old Kane.Kane is such a sweet boy and is used to both children and other cats.Kane was unwanted due to his natural ability and instinct to hunt.Pop along this weekend if you wish to find out more about…
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Precautions 13th Mar, 2020 Posted in: Fact Sheets, News - CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Precautions Considering recent events regarding the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), BCWR team would like to take the time out to assure our guests and visitors that we are taking an exceptionally proactive approach to ensuring your safety when accessing our rescue.As a animal rescue establishment, hygiene and hand…
Baked Bean (BB) Update 11th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Baked Bean (BB) Update BB has been with us just 10 days.Despite her moderate to severe disability BB is growing in confidence and cheekiness every day.BB has cerebellar hypoplasia.Feline cerebellar hypoplasia is a non-progressive, non-contagious neurological condition that results in walking and balance problems. A kitten is born with “CH”…
BCWR Charity Curry Night 2020 6th Mar, 2020 Posted in: Events, Fundraising, News - BCWR Charity Curry Night 2020 BCWR is hosting its 2nd Charity Curry Night! Rajshahi Resturant Bradford.Monday 30th MarchOpens at 7pm (for 7.30pm start)Please contact BCWR today to buy your tickets - it promises to be a great night out!Please note: - There are only 60 tickets available.- TICKETS MUST BE…
Carrots visits 94th Bradford Rainbows Group 5th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Carrots visits 94th Bradford Rainbows Group The 94th Bradford Rainbows showing their posters designed to show responsible pet ownership. Last night Carrots took the volunteers to join 94th Bradford Rainbows group. This is part of the Girl Guiding movement and caters for little girls aged 5 - 7 years old.The…
Want to be a Book Buddy? (Carrots Does World Book Day) 5th Mar, 2020 Posted in: News - Want to be a Book Buddy? (Carrots Does World Book Day) Today is World Book Day. Many children are going to school dressed as their favourite characters from books they have read. Here is Carrots dressed as a unicorn.Reading is so important and here at BCWR we are hoping to…
New Unexpected Arrival: Amigo 4th Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Unexpected Arrival: Amigo New and very unexpected arrival @ BCWR. This is 3 month old Amigo.Poor Amigo has suffered immeasurable neglect and now has a abscess around the size of a 50p piece on throat area. This may have devastating consequences as he has not received treatment in 3…
New Arrival: Peanut 4th Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Peanut This is 6 month old Peanut. Sometimes in life we understand that people struggle. Peanuts owner sadly has had to move out of the area to access family support due to his difficult personal circumstances and could not take her with him. Peanut is only around 6…
New Arrivals: Rum and Rasin 4th Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrivals: Rum and Rasin New arrivals Rum and Rasin now safe and warm at BCWR. New arrivals today @ BCWR. This little pair are the product of an unwanted litter.Mum has already been neutered and hopefully soon this pair " Rum and Rasin" will be looking for their forever…
Ciara Gives Birth 1st Mar, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals, News - Ciara Gives Birth Birthing news @ BCWR. Volunteers had an adventurous night last night as one of our more independant cats was in labour. Heavily pregnant Ciara was rescued from the dreadful storms 3 weeks ago and it is likely that Ciara has never had the experience of a loving…
Purrfect Pound – Baked Bean a.k.a. Jellybean Jr 1st Mar, 2020 Posted in: Appeals, New Arrivals, SENSE - Purrfect Pound - Baked Bean a.k.a. Jellybean Jr 💜It’s the 1st of March which means it’s Purrfect pound day here at BCWR💜 PURRFECT POUND ISRAISING FUNDS FOR OUR NEW ARRIVAL AT BCWR YESTERDAY:"BABY BAKED BEAN" AKA JELLYBEAN JUNIOR who is a very tiny 5 month old kitten We're asking if…
Amazing and Brave CC Eating Independantly! 29th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - Amazing and Brave CC Eating Independantly! Many of you have been following the story of our amazing and brave CC. CC arrived with us in August, unable to eat from the moment she arrived with us coupled with added complications including an upside down tongue, no eyes, a malformed nose,…
Carrots the cat brings comfort to hospice patients – Telegraph & Argus 26th Feb, 2020 Posted in: Press - Carrots the cat brings comfort to hospice patients - Telegraph & Argus Read about Carrots work as the UK's only blind Pets as Therapy cat as covered by the Telegraph & Argus: https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/18260609.carrots-brings-comfort-hospice-patients/
Paws at Peace.. Mr Miyagi 25th Feb, 2020 Posted in: Paws at Peace - Paws at Peace.. Mr Miyagi After spending 593 days on our palliative care pathway our little legend Mr Miyagi died late on Sunday evening. At almost 20 years old Mr M was always such a character..... and spent much of his time in the kitchen at the rescue (on his…
New Arrival: Marco (Now Adopted) 23rd Feb, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Marco (Now Adopted) This is Marco. Marco was sadly an unwanted pet at just 18 months old. He is a sweet boy who VERY soon will be looking for a new home where he will be loved forever.
New Arrivals: 3 week old Bradford kitten trio 20th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News, Pawspital - New Arrivals: 3 week old Bradford kitten trio Too young to be without their Mum, this Bradford kitten trio are 3 weeks old and are fighting to survive with the help of volunteers at BCWR. This helpless trio were found at a dumped in a box in a council depot…
Carrots visits Beech Hall Care Home in Armley 20th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - Carrots visits Beech Hall Care Home in Armley Today is National Love Your Pet Day and Carrots has been helping residents and staff at Anchor - Beech Hall Care Home in Armley. The care home is beautiful and looks after over 60 residents with varying degrees of Dementia. Carrots enjoyed…
National Love Your Pet Day 2020 20th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - National Love Your Pet Day 2020 Today is National Love Your Pet Day and we have loved you sharing photos and stories of how much you love your pets on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. There's a lot of love out their for our fuzzy friends!
New Arrival: Micko and kittens 19th Feb, 2020 Posted in: New Arrivals - New Arrival: Micko and kittens Micko and kittens sharing some dinner. Micko and her brood of 5 week old kittens arrived earlier this week @BCWR. Poor Micko has had multiple litters... yet continues to nurture her little family despite the strain raising kittens can have on her own body. At…
New Arrival: MJ (NOW REUNITED!) 19th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - New Arrival: MJ (NOW REUNITED!) MJ found unexpectedly in the BCWR garden. New arrival @ BCWR: This is MJ. Despite being home most of yesterday afternoon someone, some how managed to "deposit" this gorgeous soul in our secure garden... though we do not know what time. Despite our annoyance due…
Meowie Curie: A cat adoption service for when you’re facing terminal illness – Marie Curie 19th Feb, 2020 Posted in: Press - Meowie Curie: A cat adoption service for when you’re facing terminal illness - Marie Curie Tally and Twiglet, brothers rehomed under our Meowie Curie service. You may already know about our Meowie Curie service, but you can read Marie Curie's thoughts on it here: Meowie Curie: A cat adoption service…
Caternity Update: Rosa and Rita give birth. 19th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - Caternity Update: Rosa and Rita give birth. Well it's been a busy couple of days here at BCWR. Amongst the day to day running of the rescue our Caternity Foster Carers have been very busy supporting these Mums Rosa and Rita through the daunting prospect of birth and early motherhood.…
International Random Acts of Kindness Day 2020 17th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - International Random Acts of Kindness Day 2020 Prince Carrots, who sees with his heart. Today is International Random Acts of Kindness Day. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of…
New Arrivals: Ebeneezer, Oliver, Dickens, Annie, Agnes and Nancy. (Now Adopted) 16th Feb, 2020 Posted in: News - Now Adopted: Ebeneezer, Oliver, Dickens, Annie, Agnes and Nancy. (Now Adopted) ALL NOW ADOPTED Here at BCWR we totally understand that life has its twists and in the blink of an eye circumstances can change which is why this family of 6 have come into rescue. Pictured are 3 boys…
Carrots Sees With His Heart (at Marie Curie) 13th Feb, 2020 Posted in: Uncategorized - Carrots Sees With His Heart (at Marie Curie) Carrots' celebrity status is well known at Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford, but if you want to know just how much of a difference have a read of his therapy volunteering here: https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/blog/carrots-sees-with-his-heart/267571