About Us

Welcome to Pawprints Cat Rescue

Pawprints Cat Rescue was started in 2012. We are a non profit rescue in Bradford, West Yorkshire rescuing stray and other cats in need, providing them with veterinary care, food, love and cuddles! We don’t receive any local or government funding and rely entirely on donations from the public and the help of our unpaid volunteers.


The rescue has 9 outdoor pens, 4 temporary holding spaces and a couple of special foster homes. We can be caring for 30 plus cats at any one time, in addition to our long term residents.

In a year we will rescue over 100 cats from the streets.

Our main focus is on stray adult cats predominantly males. At Pawprints we treat every single cat as an individual and due to us being a smaller organisation we really get to know every cat in our care. We keep in touch with many families who adopt from us and love getting updates on them in their new homes.

We are run by a small group of cat lovers who dedicate their spare time to rescuing cats. Our volunteers take cats into their homes as emergency fosters, have stayed up until 3am nursing sick cats, drive up and down Bradford on their weekends attending reports of stray cats and answering a constant stream of messages and e-mails. They do this all unpaid alongside full time jobs and families, because we all want to see these cats off the streets and happy in loving homes.

Our policy on euthanasia: At Pawprints we do everything we can to save a cat. We treat these cats like we would if they are our own and we fight for every single one of them, even if this means a sky high vet bill. We are not the biggest or the fanciest rescue but the cats are at the heart of everything we do. The only circumstance we would put a cat to sleep would be if the cat was severely ill, in pain and we have been told by our trusted vet that nothing more can be done. Fortunately this doesn’t happen often.