Georgia

Georgia

This is Georgia
Georgia was an owned pet, the last of a litter who was being sold on Facebook for a piffling amount of money.
A kind member of the public went and bought her just to prevent a terrible situation that could potentially occur when selling kittens on fb.
Once the kitten was safe we were contacted to see if we could help.
Little Georgia was covered in fleas when she arrived and had a heavy worm burden too.
We are assured that Mum has been neutered.

Rose

Rose

This is old Rose.
Rose is an elderly cat and was taken to vets 4 pets in Pudsey following being found barely conscious by a member of the public.
Rose is severely dehydrated and unwell. She is on intravenous fluids, antibiotics but despite all this she is currently tucking into a little bit of food.
Rose will be intensively nursed over the next few days by volunteers in the rescue with support from one of our vet associates.

Orchard

Orchard

This is Orchard ... Orchard is a young cat who sadly is heavily pregnant and was being given away free on Facebook.
We could not risk the potential fate of the future of this cat and her unborn kittens... therefore she was brought into the safety of the rescue.

Buffy

Buffy

This is little Buffy.
Buffy is around 3 weeks old at the most and was literally dumped on a receptionist at Bradford vets4pets.
The finder apparently presented with the kitten declaring that his dog found it.

Unfortunately the finder was gone in a flash before reception were able get any further details.
Buffy is currently learning how to feed with a special teat on a syringe...
Volunteers will be nursing and feeding Buffy every 2 hours around the clock.

Maria

Maria ad Kittens

Recently we admitted a pair of kittens.
They were only days old and desperately needed to be reunited with their mum and other siblings.
For over 24 hours volunteers relentlessly fed and nursed these tiny beings striving to keep them alive... and through education and persuasion...the owners of mum and kittens contacted us for help.
We are very pleased to say that Mum and 2 other siblings have been admitted to BCWR and reunited.
This little family are happy now.

Shelbie

Shelbie

This is Shelbie.
She is around 1 to 2 years old, heavily pregnant and found wandering for days by the canal side in the Apperley Bridge area of Bradford.
Shelbie is now safe and warm here @BCWR where she can have her kittens surrounded by love.

Pouffe

Pouffe and her little Pouffettes.

This is Pouffe and her little Pouffettes.
This little family have been abandoned in a garden in the Heaton area of Bradford and have been struggling to find shelter in several gardens for the last few days.
Mum is only young herself, possibly 7 months and her kittens are around 5 weeks.
The kittens have a few more weeks growing to do before mum can be neutered then they can all find new homes.
Until they are old enough they will not be considered for adoption.

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Teddy and Evie – Now Rehomed

This is Teddy and Evie. They are around 4 years old and sadly their owner tragically passed away recently. They will soon be looking for a new home ideally together
Naila

Naila

This is Naila
Naila was seen being advertised for free last night on a selling site.
Whilst taking owned pets is not a priority @BCWR we felt concerned for the urgency expressed in the advert and feared where little Nailas' fate may end.
The lady who we collected Naila from was oblivious to the dangers of giving cats away for free and volunteers from BCWR spent time educating and explaining this and the principles of responsible pet ownership.
Naila is around 1 year old and will soon be looking for a home.

babe

Babe, Streaky and Smokey

This is Babe. She arrived after being found in a pigsty with her 2, four week old kittens Streaky and Smokey. All cats and kittens now come with 5 weeks free insurance.
Von Elle

Von Elle

This is little Von Elle.
Von Elle is a young kitty and turned up several weeks ago in a trading estate in a stray prevalent area in Bradford.
We initially believed her to be feral and were planning a trap, neuter and release placement for her however when she was caught not only did we find her to be friendly.. but also heavily pregnant too.
Von Elle will remain in the safety of the rescue to deliver and raise her kittens.

sweep

Sweep – Now Rehomed

This is 4 year old Sweep.
Poor Sweep became an unwanted pet and was taken into Pudsey vets4pets by her owner to be euthanized several weeks ago.
The vets refused to do this and contacted us to see if we could help.
The vets neutered her, treated her for flea allergy dermatitis and looked after her for several weeks ... until we had room.
Sweep is a quiet natured yet sweet kitty and she is now looking for her furever home.

Breeze

Breeze

This is Beautiful Breeze.
Breeze was living on the streets with her 10 day old kittens in Bradford and was constantly being taunted by a dog.
Volunteers popped over early morning to collect them and bring them back to the rescue.
In around 8 weeks Breeze and her babies will hopefully be ready for rehoming

Kunis

Kunis

This is little Kunis who has just come into the rescue with her five 3 day old kittens following being found in an abandoned car..... there was glass everywhere and the kittens were just laid in it.
It took a few minutes to locate mum... however with the help of local young people we managed to track her down.

sunshine

Sunshine

This is Little Miss Sunshine.
Sunshine was a stray in the BD9 area and was being fed by neighbours however she was heavily pregnant.
She came into the rescue and gave birth to two kittens who sadly passed away.
Sunshine has now been neutered and is looking for her furever family. She is a very sweet natured, affectionate young lady.

Clocks

Clocks – Now Rehomed

This is little Clocks

Clocks is around 5 months old and was an unwanted pet.
She is now looking for a new home.
Clocks is sweet loving and affectionate.

All our cats and kittens now come with 5 weeks free insurance regardless of age.

tulip

Tulip

This is little TULIP and her kittens.
Poor TULIP was "found" on a doorstep of a house giving birth earlier today.
She has two kittens with her now however at least one had sadly died prior to us arriving.
Mum and kittens were very cold however they're very settled and warm cuddled up together in bed here at BCWR.

Louie

Louis – Now Rehomed

This is little Louis
We met Louis at Bramley Vets4pets whilst picking Misty up.
Louis was with his owners following a serious accident... although the details of the accident are unclear it is believed that Louis has possibly been involved in a road accident or a fall from a height ?
Louis has sustained odd injuries as his tarsal bone is exposed at the back and his tendon has snapped so his leg is permanently flexed.
The only treatment is amputation however the owners for their own reasons felt euthanasia may be kinder.
The vet spoke with the owners and they agreed to sign Louis over to us and I spoke with the owners to reassure them that he would be looked after.
HINDSIGHT is A wonderful thing and we cannot judge Louis owners... because we do not know what their life looks like and what influences their decisions.
We are happy that we have been able to help Louis.
Louis will be having his leg surgically amputated.

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Louis update.
Louis has now come back from the vets this evening following his ordeal today.

Louis had a terrible injury to his leg and sadly his leg had to be... surgically amputated.
Louis will be nursed around the clock for the next 48 hours and volunteers will provide pain relief and antibiotics.

As many of you know, many cats live happy and fulfilling lives with just 3 legs.. and we are confident that 6 year old Louis will soon recover and find his furever home.
We received a substantial discount from the surgeons at Bramley Vets4pets... however the outstanding amount owing £120.
We will endeavour to pay it in full over the next 24 hours.

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Dreamie

Dreamie

This Is Dreamie.
Dreamie has been living in the warehouse where we purchase our cat litter from for the last 9 months.

Dreamie is now pregnant.

Dreamie ( and the staff at the factory) can now rest in the knowledge that she will be able to have her kittens in the safety and warmth of the rescue and be surrounded by love.

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Layla – Now Rehomed

This is Layla

Layla 4 years ago was adopted from BCWR and sadly her owner has stumbled upon tragic circumstances which meant it was impossible for her to keep Lola.
As a rescue we are compassionate about people's genuine circumstances however we will always act in the best interests of the kitties involved too.

Layla is neutered and very soon will be looking for her furever home.

All our cats and kittens come with 5 weeks free insurance, whatever their age.

Ben

Ben

This is 10 year old Ben.
A few weeks ago a kind person saw Ben on Facebook who was threatened with euthanasia by his owner if no one could "take him off their hands".
They took Ben... to save his life however unknown to them at the time hey later found out Ben is Blind.
They family who rescues Ben simply did not feel equipped to look after Ben do contacted us for help.
We will assess Ben over the next few weeks and hopefully someone will feel able to offer him a furever home in the future.

All our cats and kittens come with 5 weeks free insurance, whatever their age.

Tiny Toes

Tiny Toes

This is 3 year old Tiny Toes and due to unforeseen and unfortunate circumstances she has had to come into the rescue.
Here at BCWR we do not judge people on their situations we only do what we do with the best interests of the cats in mind.
HINDSIGHT IS A WONDERFUL THING!
Tiny is currently pregnant however this is her third (and last) litter.
We are glad that we were able to help Tiny in her sad situation and that she will have her kittens in the warmth, safety and love of BCWR.

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Donald, Daffy and Pluto – Now Rehomed

This is Donald, Daffy and Pluto.

This little trio were owned pets and unfortunately the owner had multiple cats that she had rescued was struggling to break the breeding cycle.
We have provided the family with much information about neutering and education about responsible pet ownership too.
The kittens did have quite a flea infestation and worm burden on arrival however they have now been treat for both.
The kittens are 4 to 5 months old and very soon will be looking for new homes.

All our cats and kittens come with 5 weeks free insurance, whatever their age.

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3 Little Monkeys – Now Rehomed

These 3 little monkeys have been brought into the rescue following their owner attempting to give them away for free.
Whilst the owner is unwilling to let us admit mummy for neutering we will be equipping her with all the information about neutering.
We will be following this up.
These kittens are just 6 weeks old and will be in foster care until they are at least 9 weeks old when they will then be available for rehoming.
We do not reserve any kittens that are not ready to leave the rescue .

Misty Moo

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This is Misty Moo.
Misty has been involved in a serious road traffic accident a few days ago and sadly her owners do not feel able to look after her or foot the veterinary fees for the complex surgery that lies ahead.
Misty has a severe break to one of her back legs close to the neck of the femur...
We expect the surgery and after care may cost in the region of £500.
Misty will be intensively nursed until after her surgery by experienced and trained volunteers here at BCWR.

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Misty update

So Misty has had a long day at Bramley Vets4pets.
We are pleased to say that her surgery went incredibly well and that she is now back at the rescue recovering.
Her leg has been successfully pinned and plated. The surgery in total lasted for two an a half hours... this included time pre and post op for x-rays and recovery.
Shards of bone were removed and what the x-ray didn't show clearly was an entire chunk of the bone in the middle was missing.
This was extremely complex surgery.
I would like to say a massive thank you and well done to Emma Barnes the vet who performed the surgery at a greatly reduced rate but also to staff at Bradford Vets4pets (Thornton road) who contacted us to see if we would help Misty following a road accident.
Above all I would like to thank all our lovely supporters who generously donated towards Misty's surgery.
Thank you

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Misty Moo update.

So it's 8 days since Misty has major orthopaedic surgery to attempt to repair a complex fracture to her leg.
The surgery was very tricky at the time and the leg required both a pin and a plate.
Yesterday Emma went back to see the surgeon, Emma Barnes for a 7 day review.
Emma was so please to see Misty bright, alert and mobilising well.
She is using the leg well and has a fantastic range of movement.
The plan is in 6 to 8 weeks Misty will return for an x-ray and a pin removing.

freddie

Freddie

This is Freddie.
Freddie is an unneutered male cat, who has being living stray in the Shelf area of Halifax for 3 years.
Goodness knows what has happened to his eye.. we suspect serious trauma, causing inflammation and bleeding.... he has been wandering the streets like this for several days and the family feeding him have been unable to catch him.
A friend and veterinary nurse went to catch and collect Freddie to bring him into the rescue, so he can receive the attention he needs.
Freddie is a big, friendly boy.

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Elsie Thornton

This is Elsie Thornton... we affectionately call her E.T.
E.T. was found by a kind member of the public in Thornton a few days ago.
She appeared thin, tired and poorly looking and took her to the vets.
To cut a long story short ET is an elderly lady and does have a chip however we have not yet successfully been able to contact the registered owner.
In the interim we are providing supportive care and ensuring her quality and function.
We believe ET may have skin cancer affecting her ears and she will be seen by our vets later this week.
we believe Elsie may need her ear tips surgically removing to prevent metastasis

Toby

Toby – Now Rehomed

This is 10 week old Toby.
Toby was an unwanted pet and passed throughout a family unit from pillar to post.
Thankfully he is now safe with us and will soon be looking for a new home.

Milky

Milky – Now Rehomed

This is little Milky who is just over 1 year old.
He was a much loved family member and very sadly the tragic circumstances of the family meant that they could no longer care for him.
The whole family are so upset about this situation as they themselves rescued Milky when he was just weeks old when he was living stray.

Churchill

Churchill – Now Rehomed

This is Chunky Churchill
Churchill was an owned pet whose owner passed away recently.
The relatives booked him in at Northcote vets to be euthanaised... however the staff at the vets did not know that this was the purpose of the planned appointment.. thankfully Northcote are compassionate about the animals they see and refused to put to sleep this healthy, slightly overweight older boy... and rang us to see if we could help.
Churchill will be seeking a quiet foster home in the near future and BCWR will pay for all his Food and veterinary care as required.

Bonnie

Bonnie

Bonnie is around 15 years old and her situation is so sad on all accounts.
Bonnie was previously owned by an elderly lady with worsening dementia.... over the last few years Bonnie was inadvertently being over fed as her loving and doting elderly owner forgot that she had already been fed.
What makes this situation worse is that Bonnie also, as a result has chronic kidney failure.
Unfortunately Bonnie's owner has become so I'll that she has now been placed in a dementia home ... but the family promised to look after Bonnie so that she would go into the home and accept the care she needs.
The truth is Bonnie's family are allergic to cats and no one was in a position to take her so as a desperate plea Northcote vets contacted us to see if we would help 8kg Bonnie.
We will be looking for a quiet foster home for Bonnie however BCWR will pay for specialist food and veterinary treatment as required.

Lola

Lola

This is Lola.
She has become the victim of her owners unfortunate circumstances. Lola is currently nursing her 5 kittens who are only 2 weeks old.
Lola a d her kittens will not be available for rehoming for several weeks and we therefore will not be able to respond to any rehoming enquiries about this little family for at least 7 weeks.

amara

Amara – Now Rehomed

This is Amara.
Amara is under 1 year old and was an abandoned pet when her owners moved house.
The neighbours cared enough to look after Amara until we had room in the rescue.

Shaun & barbara

Shaun and Barbara – Now Rehomed

This is mum and son Shaun and Barbara.
They have come into the rescue due to a breakdown of a family unit and they had no where to go.
They will be neutered then hopefully rehomed very soon after.
Barbara is around 3 years old and little Shaun is just 18 months old.

Tock

Tock – Now Rehomed

This is tiny Tock.
Tock was a stray in the Bradford area for a few days at only around 4 months old.
She has no microchip.
On arrival Tock had a mahooosive tick attached to his leg which we have now removed.
We hope that Tock will soon be available for adoption.

Della and Dumplings

Della – Now Rehomed

This little Della
She was found in shocking conditions living outside sheltering under a sheet of wood... along side a 5th kitten that had died.
Della is only months old herself and her kittens have now all found their furever homes.

Xena

Xena – Now Rehomed

This is Xena.
This poor little cat has definitely been the victim of a terrible and deliberate act of cruelty.
We have already sought emergency veterinary advice and initiated treatment for what we believe is either a cigarette burn or more likely, we are fearing a pellet gun shot wound.
Either way this kitty is already on pain relief, antibiotics and whilst in both these cases it can be very serious it is however, due to location unlikely to have affected any of Xena's major organs.
Xena will be reviewed at the vets on Monday unless she deteriorates in which case we will seek further emergency advice.

Narla

Narla – Now Rehomed

This is little Narla
She is a sweet, loving and affectionate kitty around 2 years old.
Narla has come into the rescue following tragic unavoidable family circumstances and we hope she will find her forever home very soon.

Hartley

Hartley – Now Rehomed

Hartley and Harlequin arrived a few weeks ago here at BCWR following being suddenly made homeless.
This pair lived in a works depot in Hartlepool for a few years however the depot was demolished in January.
A volunteer from BCWR liaised with a A to B Direct who were transporting commercial equipment back to Bradford from the depot who was more than happy to help.
We initially believed that they would be happier together however this is not the case and this pair are now looking for separate furever homes.

BJ

BJ – Now Rehomed

This is BJ.
This poor lad is 8 years old and has been in foster care with a volunteer from a Leeds rescue for several years.
Sadly the foster carers have had to hand BJ back to the rescue, however the rescue have refused to take him back.
This is a terrible situation and we were in a difficult position, however our primary concern is of this kitty whose life may have been in jeopardy had we not offered to step in.
I will be liaising with the vet from the previous rescue who has been looking after BJ for the last 5 years.

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Maxwell and Mellow – Now Rehomed

This is Maxwell and Mellow.
This pair are barely 6 week old, covered in fleas, tummies full of worms and conjunctivitis.
They shouldn't even be away from their momma... let alone suffering with anaemia and diarrhoea and possible flu.
The kittens were unwanted pets following them being unwell.
The owner had got them off a friend who denied there was anything wrong with them.
Whilst we do not take owned pets often, we simply could not leave these kittens without the nursing and care that they need.
Hopefully in a few weeks Mellow and Maxwell will be looking for a new home... in the meantime we will concentrate on getting them well.
We will not be responding to adoption enquiries about this pair yet.

William

William the Warrior – Now Rehomed

This is William the Warrior.
Poor William was found dying in the road in Thornton today following a serious road traffic incident.
He was taken to Thornton Road Vets4Pets by a member of the public.
Warrior has serious head injuries including concussion, facial trauma, cracked tooth, nose bleeding and cut lip.
He also may have other internal injuries... pelvic trauma is high on the list of possibilities.
Willie will need to be intensively monitored overnight tonight by volunteers who will remain at his side throughout the night.
Willie is currently on intravenous fluids, antibiotics, very strong pain relief and his observations are being monitored every 45 minutes throughout the night.
The next 24 hours are critical.
BCWR never refuse care to any kitty regardless of age , disability, injuries, illness, care required or financial implications.
Many thanks to each of you who regularly support our work.

Benni

Benni

This is Benni.
Benni is around 1 years old has a significant leg injury most probably broken.... couples with this injury he also has mild flu symptoms too.
His owners were very kind however unable to care for his injuries.

soprano

Soprano – Now Rehomed

This is little Soprano
She is only 6-7 weeks old and was sadly mis-sold to a family by a back Street breeder.
Not only is Soprano too young to leave her mummy she also has a serious tail injury which may have complex complications in the future.
Thankfully the kind family contacted us for help instead of taking her back to where she got her from.
Soprano will receive all the veterinary care and we will nurse her until she is completely well.
Soprano is NOT currently looking for a home and we will NOT be responding to any enquiries about her future adoption for at least the next 3 weeks

Taylor

Taylor – Now Rehomed

This is little Taylor. She is around 4 to 5 months old and was abandoned at a vets in Bradford.
Taylor is sweet, loving and affectionate and will soon be looking for a new home.

Dr Gibson

Doctor Gibson – Now Rehomed

This is Doctor Gibson.
Gibson was found wandering around a doctors surgery and pharmacy a few weeks ago. The vets advertised him as found and looked after him.
Doctor Gibson is around 4 to 5 months old and is now looking for a home.

Jacquotte

Jacquotte

This is little Jacquotte.
This poor girl has been apparently stray for months in Bradford and is now heavily pregnant.
We must take comfort from the fact that Jacquotte will have her kittens in the safety, comfort and warmth of the rescue... and after this litter she will be neutered and will never go through this again.

Mr Grey

Mr Grey

Sometimes in rescue we face difficult and sad times.
It does not matter how long we have looked after the kitties in our care... be it minutes, days, hours or years.. the love we give them is immeasurable.
Less than 24 hours ago we rescued Mr Grey. He was a long term stray in the Bradford area.
He was in terrible condition and his injuries included an abscess and a seriously injured leg.
Mr Grey was given emergency care including pain relief, antibiotics and anti inflammatory medication.
He enjoyed his several suppers last night too.
Mr Grey was admitted into our vets for anaesthesia and further investigations.
We received a phone call from one of our vets with terrible news.
Mr Grey was riddled with cancer.
the tumours were obstructing his airways, nasal cavity and was penetrating deep into the bone.
In order to prevent further suffering the only option was to allow the vets to put Mr Grey to rest whilst he was already under anaesthesia.
REST IN PEACE Mr Grey.

tadoma

Tadoma

This is Tadoma.... Tandy for short (the name derives from a communication technique used to communicate by tapping and stroking of facial features).
Tandy is around 11 years old and we believe she has been abandoned by her previous owners over 2 years ago.
A few days ago a member of the public discovered her distressed in the middle of a road with 2 youths enticing her possibly for their dog to attack her.
This is such a sad story for any cat but what makes this even more sad is that Tadoma is deaf and blind.
We will work with Tadoma and the vets to ensure that her quality of life and ability to function is the best it possibly can be.
The volunteers at the the rescue are experienced and trained in working with sensory impaired cats and providing a safe environment centred around enrichment, stimulation and love.
Here at BCWR we never deny a kitty care regardless of age, disability, care required or financial implications.
if you would like to donate towards Tandys care the easiest way is via PayPal using bcwrkittensfundraising@gmail.com as the recipient.please select the friends and family option so we are not charged a fee.