BCWR Kittens is committed to providing the best care possible for all the cats and kittens, however we are often dealing with seriously sick, injured and neglected animals and sadly they do not all survive. This page is to celebrate the lives of those kitties we have sadly lost through illness or age.

Most of us share an intense love and bond with our animal companions, so it’s natural to feel devastated by feelings of grief and sadness when a cherished pet dies. The pain of loss can often feel overwhelming and trigger all sorts of painful and difficult emotions. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend.
For many of us, a pet is not “just a cat,” but rather a beloved member of our family, bringing companionship, fun, and joy to our lives. A pet can add structure to your day, keep you active and social, help you to overcome setbacks and challenges in life, and even provide a sense of meaning or purpose. So, when a beloved pet dies, it’s normal to feel a painful sense of grief and loss.
Here at BCWR we love each and every cat and kitten as if they are our own regardless of their age or the amount of time we have spent with them.
Be it a moment, hours, days, weeks, months or years each cat or kitten that has touched our lives has entered our hearts.

  • Tibby

    Tibby arrived with us following being dumped at a local vets practice however she was only with us for around 6 weeks before her deteriorating health ripped her from our hearts. Tibby passed away on the 27th July 2015
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  • Hilda

    We lost our lovely Hilda on 11th November 2013 Hilda was iconic at the rescue with her distinctive meow and massive personality . Adorable sweet Hilda … we often think and talk about you …. especially when we open the fridge!!!!!! Miss you lovely lady.
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  • Aggi

    Adorable old Aggi arrived with us in February in an appalling state, and had been living in atrocious uncaring conditions where we believe poor Aggi had just lost the will to live. She was so poorly we did not believe she would survive the night….However despite her elderly age she surprised us all. Aggi was with us for six months and became ...
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  • Eric

    It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Poor Eric lost his fight and passed away Saturday 6th September exactly 4 weeks since he arrived with us following a horrific attack by a dog. On first examination Eric was believed to have only suffered injury to his tail and bite wounds. Since then the full extent of his injuries ...
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  • Guinness

    Gorgeous Guinness Bartholo-mew at only 7 years old was tragically involved in a fatal road traffic accident in the early morning of 2nd March 2015. Guinness arrived with us when he was only hours old and Katie handreared him. He had great character and presence throughout the 7 years he was with us here at BCWR. Rest in Peace ...
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 BCWR KITTENS beautiful 'Tree of Light' is situated in the 'Memory Garden' at the rescue.

Visitors are encouraged to hang anything on our tree all year round to celebrate the life of a loved pet.
We embrace our memories and cherish our 'Paws at Peace' every evening.

Please contact the rescue if you would like to visit our 'Tree of Light'.
Arrangements can be made to visit during the day or evening time too.