Meet Penny Our Latest recruit and her New Babies

Meet Penny’s Kittens

Penny was a stray pregnant cat that we were asked to take into rescue. Penny literally was ready to drop and we had to act quickly so she was taken to the vets for a check up and quick scan to access her pregnancy. we then had to arrange a suitable foster space that was quiet and separate to other animals and people, we only have a few suitable fosters for mummy cats because expertise and experience is essential because not all births go smoothly and given the lack of history of a stray cat we learn to expect all sorts of complications.
luckily Penny gave birth soon after going into her foster home and all went well. The babies are 3 weeks old now and all very healthy and very cute. They will not be ready for adoption until they are 10-12 week old by this time they will be fleas, wormed, chipped and had first vaccines.

We are currently being inundated with requests to adopt kittens due to the COVID epidemic and people having lots of free time, we are a little dubious of people’s genuine ability to offer a long term commitment once they are back to normal working busy lives.

How you can get involved and help us

We are always looking for suitable temporary foster care homes for different cats if you have transport and a spare room you maybe able to help us with. Holding a cat that awaits treatment or neutering or even foster a cat until a new forever home can be found for them. We really need people that are local to Thornton or in Bradford and it would be very helpful if you have experience with pregnant or nursing cats.

Maybe you can spare some time to help us fundraise at one of our events. These usually involve stalls selling items and tombolas serving drinks and food or standing with collection buckets.

Do you have any unwanted gift items, bottles of wine, household items in good condition or jewellery you can donate?

Maybe you could hold a car boot stall for us or do a coffee/cake morning sale, or even have a tuck shop selling crisps and chocolate at work.

If you are more of a hands on person maybe you could come along and help at the rescue with cleaning and caring we always need help and we need some organisation in the storage units too.

Please just get in touch if you want to help us help the cats we are always looking for new happy caring people.

Our continued work during furlough

Ever since the beginning of lockdown Ally Cats Rescue have continued helping people and neglected cats, we have had to change the way we interact with the public but while other rescues have closed their doors we have carried on helping.

Here is just a few things we do on a weekly basis:

We go out to collect deceased cats and check for microchips trying to reunite them with their owners through social media, flyers and posters.

We go out to scan stray cats, get them much needed vet treatment.

We go out to help injured cats and get them needed vet treatment.

We help people neuter their cats if they are unable.

We go to check strays and try reunite to owners.

We give all kinds of advice to people on different cat matters.

We try to deal with the overflow of strays by liasing with other bigger rescues and finding placements and fosters with them.

We take food to feeders of stray cats and feral colonies.

We help people find a lost cat via social media and print posters.

We take on feral difficult cats and find them farm placement once assessed.

We continually visit the vets and do online fundraising while we are unable to fundraise out in the community during times of social distancing.