Haworth Cat Rescue is raising funds to construct an environmentally friendly and educational rehoming Centre in the Aire Valley for unwanted domestic and feral cats. The purpose built Centre will enable us to run educational programmes that encourage the development of social responsibility and good citizenship through learning about cats. Caring for animals requires discipline, reponsibility, and respect for their needs, laying the foundations for responsible pet ownership. Yorkshire has one of the worst reputations in the country for animal cruelty convictions. We will play a proactive role in changing this. Currently we are overwhelmed with calls for help but unable to assist in three quarters of cases due to our financial and physical restraints. In 2008 we took in 399 cats and rehomed 392. Our new Centre will provide us with the extra pens required to meet demand. As an independent charity with no central funding, we aim to serve the community and eventually become largely self-sufficient through the provision of private boarding, a veterinary clinic, and a pet-friendly coffee shop. Added income will be derived from corporate and private sponsorship of themed cat pens.
It ran from 5:50 PM, 6 December 2011 to 3:57 PM, 11 August 2014
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1160138)
This is an ambitious and exciting green project for animal lovers with opportunities for community involvement across all sectors - students, schools, environmentalists, businesses, volunteers and fundraisers young and old. As an educational and cost-saving exercise which counts towards their degree, Huddersfield University students are engaged in our project, developing the eco concept and design. The results to date are impressive. At Haworth Cat Rescue we operate a no-kill policy. Until we find loving homes for the cats and kittens in our care, we are unable to offer new places for cats in need or help individuals faced with the anxiety of finding a new home for a beloved pet due to illness or a downturn in personal circumstances. We are currently unable to help three quarters of callers seeking our help. A new Centre, with 100 rescue pens, will remedy this. To find out more please visit our website www.haworthcatrescue.org or follow us on Twitter.
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