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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…
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…

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