COVID-19 EMERGENCY APPEAL
As a rescue 2020 has been the hardest year so far. Financially we rely heavily on being able to do fundraising events & collection in the local community, however this year we have had to keep to lockdown restrictions & have had all of our fundraising events cancelled.
This means we have lost thousands of pounds since March this year and to make matters worse our vets have put their prices up TWICE and we are now struggling.
Our vet bills now adds up to £7,000 and we have no way to quickly pay this off & if we don’t our vets will refuse to see our cats. In order to stay open & helping cats in need we need to fundraise £5,000.
We urgently need your help. Please click here to donate to our urgent campaign
Pawprints is a non profit organisation that receives no local or government funding. Each year our vet bills run well into the thousands and every year, with people tightening their belts, it get harder to raise the funds to cover the costs.
Our vet bills are our biggest concern. A lot of the cats that come into our care have been badly mistreated, neglected and abused. Most have been living on the streets for years. Almost ALL of the cats that come in have never even had the basic vet care that should be mandatory for every cat, such as neutering vaccination, microchipping and flea and worm treatment. Just this basic package of care costs us £100 per cat.
On top of that the cats can sometimes need additional treatment such as dental work, which without they will suffer greatly and lead to blood poisoning which will kill them. Dental treatment costs £150 per cat and that’s just the starting price! The pain relief alone after an operation costs £28 for less than a weeks supply.
If a pregnant cat comes into our care then we will also be paying for additional care for mum cat as well as her kittens. A standard litter of four will cost us £750 minimum and that’s if they are born healthy. A lot of the cats come in with their kittens who are just days old and have been born in garages, under bins and in sheds. This means they have usually got cat flu or ring worm or other infections. This means that for just 1 mum cat and her kittens vet bills will easily run to over a thousand pounds. And that is before we add in food and litter costs.
Anything you can spare to help the cats in need will be very much appreciated. Even if it’s 50p.
Here is what your money can help us with:
Can you help them? We promise every single penny you give us goes on these cats. Not one volunteer is paid for their time, they give it voluntarily and in fact often spend their own money buying essentials for the cats when things are tight.
How you can donate:
Become a Pawprints Cat Champion here by setting up a regular monthly donation so we can continue to get cats of the streets and into loving homes. We can’t do it without you.
You can donate food via one of our food bins at Asda Rooley Lane, Tesco Canal Road or Morrisons Mayo Avenue. Alternatively you can donate food and litter directly to Pawprints Cat Rescue at 27 Deneside Mount, Bradford, BD5 9QF.
Not local to Bradford or can’t get to one of our bins? You can send food directly to us via any online retailer to Pawprints Cat Rescue, 27 Deneside Mount, Bradford, BD5 9QF. You can also donate via our Amazon Wish List by clicking here.
Easy fundraising means we can raise money for our cats and you don’t have to spend a penny! Just register for a free account here and every time you shop a commission of your order will go to Pawprints.
However you choose to donate or however much you choose to give. A HUGE thank you from everyone at Pawprints and a huge thanks and purrs from the residents!