12 cats rescued from horrendous living conditions!

by Band of Rescuers North Yorkshire in York, England, United Kingdom

12 cats rescued from horrendous living conditions!
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On 15th November 2018 we successfully raised £620 with 37 supporters in 28 days

On 17.10.18 we rescued and took into our care TWELVE cats desperately needing help, our highest number of domestic cats admitted in one day!

by Band of Rescuers North Yorkshire in York, England, United Kingdom

On 17.10.18 we rescued and took into our care TWELVE cats desperately needing help, our highest number of domestic cats admitted in one day!

Ten of these cats were living in one house, the environment in which they lived was shocking. The group of adult cats along with their kittens were confined to the kitchen with no suitable food or water available to them. Excrement and filth covered every surface and every wall of their living space. The environment was chaotic and dangerous for these poor souls, some cats had already died in the property, every cat was terrified, it was clear they had never received any kind of care and had never seen a vet.

We had only visited the property that day to assess the situation, however it was so bad, that on this occasion, we had no choice but to immediately take the cats and kittens to safety. We are returning to the house this week to collect more cats from the property that we were unable to catch! 



On the very same day, we were contacted  about a pair of older cats, both 12 years old, who had found themselves to be in a very sad and desperate situation.

Again these cats were both confined to one room, their owners were no longer able to afford food to feed them and had not fed them a proper meal in quite some time, they had been too embarrassed to ask for help. As a result both cats are in extremely poor body condition- emaciated, heavily burdened with fleas, their entire bodies are covered in scabs and their fur condition is poor.

Since coming into our care, one of the cats is undergoing treatment for pneumonia.

As you can only imagine, each and every one of these cats have endured a great deal of neglect and suffering. The cost to get these cats back to full health will be great and we really need your help.


All these cats have been placed in safe and loving foster homes where they will begin to receive the TLC they so desperately deserve. Cats that have come from such dire situations often require longer term extensive rehabilitation, before they can be re-homed.  Sadly older cats in rescue are often overlooked and will remain in care for a long time before they find their forever homes.  

At the very least all of these cats will receive flea and worm treatment (usually multiple treatments required for heavy burdens), full vaccination courses, neutering/ spaying. Some will require further veterinary treatment for infections and illnesses. The daily cost of litter, food and cleaning products etc also adds up very quickly and we really need your help to be able to continue the work we do!

Our funds rely solely on the generous donations of the public. We are a non- profit organisation, ALL donations received go towards helping these cats and kittens in need.  


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