Pawprints is a non profit charity and 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 £150 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 cost £299 per cat and that’s just the starting price! Their 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!
We are ALWAYS in need of wood pellet cat litter and food, especially wet food as we have lots of tummies to fill at the rescue! It costs us approx £25.90 a DAY minimum to feed our cats. Thats over £777 per month and £9,324 per YEAR and that’s just a conservative amount! Even with the cheapest of cat litters it costs us £2.39 a day to keep our cats clean, that’s £71.88 a month and £862.56 a year.
We have donation food bins at Tesco Canal Road, Asda Rooley Lane and Morrisons Mayo Avenue. If you are able to buy just 1 small box of cat food we would be so very grateful. Or even if you have some leftover food your cat is too picky to eat, please consider donating it to us instead of throwing away. We have lots of strays living at the rescue and feral colonies that our volunteers as well as our lovely resident cats who cannot afford to be so choosy.
Here is what your money can help us with:
This is Stella! She was rescued in July 2019 after living with her 2 kittens as a stray in a garage in Leeds. She was heavily pregnant yet again by the time we got to her. She is due to give birth any day now and it will cost the rescue over £700 at least to pay for her and her babies, depending on how many she has. If 30 people gave £5 each we could get the basic vet care for just one of Stella’s kittens.
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:
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.
Via Pay Pal. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you could please choose friends and family when sending, this avoids PayPal taking a commission and means all of your money goes directly towards the cats. Click here to go directly to PayPal.
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!