KITTENS KITTENS KITTENS
Loving homes needed NOW
Blackpool,Wyre & Fylde
Loving homes needed NOW
Please see our "How can I help" page for more info.
Lots of our supporters are unable to make the journey to us to donate food or other goods for our cats. Our new Amazon wish list means you can order from the comfort of your home and Amazon deliver straight to us!
Our lovely Charlie was put to sleep in October 2011. He had had wonderful life up until a few weeks before, when his illness started to progess and he began to suffer muscle wastage, similar to motor neurone disease. There was a real chance that the illness would culminate in him choking to death so we had to let him go to sleep. Charlie is now in the garden where he had spent so many happy years.
We are desperately in need of volunteers for our charity shop on Wood Street. Funds from other sources have been decreasing, whilst Vet and food bills have been increasing and therefore we must keep a shop operational to make enough money to keep the charity running.
As you can imagine, it take quite a bit of effort and quite a number people to keep the shop operational. Christine is doing her best to be there whenever no-one else can be but she is doing this on top of all the hand-on care of the cats, dealing with phone calls and emergencies and all the other administrative jobs necesary to run the rescue. She is becoming exhausted and is starting to find everything a struggle.
As you will be aware, we are only a small, local charity - with only a small group of volunteers (none of whom are paid). All these supporters have been helping out at the shop as much as they can but many have jobs or other commitments, as well as doing other work for Cat Rescue such as cat care and fostering, so there is a desperate need to spread the load among more people.
One of our volunteers, Nadiah, has recently spent two full concurrent days there and says, “It is really is fun and interesting - and the time just flies! We meet such lovely people who come in to browse, buy and chat. It's so satisfying to know that we are helping to keep the cats' tummies full and their medical needs met.”
If serving and meeting the public isn't to your taste, don't worry. People are also needed in the back of the shop to sort and price clothes and goods.
The shop is open six days a week (Monday to Saturday) 10am till 4pm. If you could do even just ONE regular three-hour shift a week (from 10-1 or 1-4) on one of the days, it would make a real difference.
Just contact us on our facebook page or ring Christine on 01253 720357 (leave a message).
Thank you for visiting our Cat Rescue website today Thursday, 30th October.
Cat Rescue takes care of homeless distressed cats and tries to place them with people for cat adoption or cat fostering. Some cats cannot be fostered or adopted so Cat Rescue gives them a home at the cattery and seeks sponsorship to help provide funds for their long-term care.
Find out how to adopt a Cat Rescue cat.
Cat Rescue is a registered charity and relies on membership subscriptions, donations, collections, and fundraising events to meet its costs. We also occasionally have donated goods for sale direct on our Merchandise page. Cat Rescue does not have any paid staff and relies completely on its wonderful volunteers to carry out its work. As a result, every penny raised is spent on the cats.
You can read about the Whys, Whens and Hows of Cat Rescue on our About Us page. We are pleased with our achievements, sad when we hear one of our cat family has passed over the Rainbow Bridge and buoyed up again with the progress of the Kittens we help survive and prosper.
Charlie, our very special cat, has his own column, Charlie's Chatter, which will give you a Cat Rescue perspective from one of our permanent residents.
Our Members have their own place on the website to publish anecdotes, jokes, pictures, appeals or whatever else they feel might be interesting to others, or might elicit help or advice. Membership is only £5 a year! If you want to post details of your missing cat you may do so on the Members Chit Chat page, provided you have first taken out a standing order for Cat Rescue membership.
If you would like to know more about Cat Rescue, or become a Volunteer or a Member, or make a Donation or see the cats with a view to adoption, fostering or sponsorship or … for whatever reason … you can use our contact page to get in touch