We need your help!
It isn’t often we make such a specific plea for support but we have had a challenging start to 2018 with numerous cats coming to us requiring medical attention.
As a small rescue we do everything we can to help as many cats in North Yorkshire (and further afield in many cases) as we can. We try to keep adoption costs down and competitive so our cats and kittens find amazing new homes as quickly as possible, this often means we lose money per cat we home and rely on donations / fundraisers to keep going.
Recently we have had numerous cats that have been significantly let down by past keepers and have had to have veterinary treatment due to their poor welfare. We of course provide this for them but this can affect our financial position greatly and therefore need your help to enable us to continue our work.
Here are just a couple of examples of the cats we are currently taking care of:
We received a rather urgent message to ask if we could help this older chap within the hour otherwise he would be abandoned on the street. As it was deemed there were no alternative options we took him in. It was then realised that Smokey was not a well cat and had not seen a vet for a significant number of years. He was taken to the vets the next day where he had to be put straight under anaesthetic and given dental treatment. The vet concluded that he had Chronic rhinitis and his prognosis was not deemed positive due to the absence of any veterinary treatment for his condition for so many years. We decided to give the lad a chance and he is now on antibiotics to see if his overall health improves. If an improvement is seen he will need a very special new home to live out his final years.
Rosie came to us as her owners felt they could no longer care for her and appeared fit and well looked after on arrival. With all the documents passed over with Rosie we found a quote for an umbilical hernia operation so we decided to take her to the vets to check all was well. During the visit we found out that the operation had not taken place and that Rosie needed this operation for her welfare. These operations can cost between £200-£300 and was not a cost we were expecting on intake.
Apollo came into our care in a dreadful state after he was abandoned by his previous owner.
After lots of TLC from the team and his foster carer, he is looking and feeling much better. However he requires ongoing treatment for a skin condition which had resulted in significant fur loss from constant itching and left him feeling very sore and miserable, until we were able to find the correct treatment for him.
He's 11 years old and just wants a nice peaceful forever home that he can call his own. He's a very quiet boy that loves nothing more than to sleep the day away in his comfy bed.
He's had a really rough life up to now and he's really deserving of a forever home, he really doesn't ask for much, it's really sad that he keeps being overlooked. He's just a lovely calm cat that really loves his home comforts. He would make a great companion for anyone with a quiet home.
Any funds raised will help towards Apollo's ongoing treatment while he is searching for his forever home.
We also have cats currently on medication for cat flu, sore eyes, skin conditions as well as others who will require dental treatment and treatment for urinary issues. These costs quickly mount up and it makes life in animal rescue difficult as we are in a position where we cannot help more cats until the ones we have are as healthy as possible and rehomed.
So our plea is for anything you can spare, anything at all. Every penny and pound will make a huge difference to the cats we currently have and the ones awaiting our help.
From us and the cats you are helping, a huge THANKYOU for your support.
For more information about the work we do please visit our website at: www.bandofrescuers.co.uk and our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/bandofrescuers/