Black Cat Rescue Centre in plea for food

York Press: Cat shelter in plea for food Cat shelter in plea for food

A CAT rescue centre in North Yorkshire has started a food appeal following the busiest year in its 12- year history.

Jackie Bower, who runs the Black Cat Rescue Centre from her home in Back Lane, North Duffield, said she has been running to capacity all year as unprecedented numbers of cats have been abandoned.

There have been a number of occasions when Mrs Bower said she has not been able to take in homeless cats because she simply has no more space for them at the refuge.

She is asking people to donate presents of cat food an appeal which she hopes will be as successful as last year, which helped to feed the cats for months.

Mrs Bower said: "Last year people were so generous the food lasted until the end of April.

“Peoples’ generosity never ceases to amaze me. When I have nothing left, it's like magic and someone turns up with something. Without such generosity we couldn't keep going."

She said there are a number of cats waiting to be homed including Scarlett, a one-year-old tabby rescued from a garage in Hemingbrough, ten-year-old Mickey and one-year-old black cat siblings Ash, Rowan and Violet.

Donated food should ideally be Whiskas or Felix tins or sachets.

If you would like to rehome a cat or kitten or to donate food, phone Jackie to arrange a time on 01757 289435. If you would like to leave food, there is a lidded bunker outside the front door.

For those living in Selby, food can also be donated at Bon Marché in Gowthorpe, Jollyes Pet Superstore in Bawtry Road and Dam Veterinary Clinic in Leeds Road.

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8:51pm Fri 28 Dec 12

MarkyMarkMark says...

Very sad, and not that I want to see cats or any other animals suffer.

But . . . .
people first?

There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings.

If there are that many extra abandoned animals, that is probably the result of increased poverty amongst those same people who don't have enough food for themselves.

I'm really not being callous, but is there not an argument for humanely euthanasing these abandoned animals after a short period of time if no prospective owners come forward?

Incidentally, I'm pretty sure that sufficiently hungry cats are probably not too fussed about the more expensive brands of cat food. Not so long ago they lived on offal etc..
Very sad, and not that I want to see cats or any other animals suffer. But . . . . people first? There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings. If there are that many extra abandoned animals, that is probably the result of increased poverty amongst those same people who don't have enough food for themselves. I'm really not being callous, but is there not an argument for humanely euthanasing these abandoned animals after a short period of time if no prospective owners come forward? Incidentally, I'm pretty sure that sufficiently hungry cats are probably not too fussed about the more expensive brands of cat food. Not so long ago they lived on offal etc.. MarkyMarkMark

9:57pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Boadicea says...

MarkyMarkMark wrote:
Very sad, and not that I want to see cats or any other animals suffer.

But . . . .
people first?

There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings.

If there are that many extra abandoned animals, that is probably the result of increased poverty amongst those same people who don't have enough food for themselves.

I'm really not being callous, but is there not an argument for humanely euthanasing these abandoned animals after a short period of time if no prospective owners come forward?

Incidentally, I'm pretty sure that sufficiently hungry cats are probably not too fussed about the more expensive brands of cat food. Not so long ago they lived on offal etc..
I don't agree at all with this. There are also charities for humans, people will also say, like MarkyMarkMark says, "people first" which means animals, that can't do anything for themselves, wont get anything.
If people wish to donate to animals why shouldn't they. Healthy animals shouldn't be euthanised.
[quote][p][bold]MarkyMarkMark[/bold] wrote: Very sad, and not that I want to see cats or any other animals suffer. But . . . . people first? There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings. If there are that many extra abandoned animals, that is probably the result of increased poverty amongst those same people who don't have enough food for themselves. I'm really not being callous, but is there not an argument for humanely euthanasing these abandoned animals after a short period of time if no prospective owners come forward? Incidentally, I'm pretty sure that sufficiently hungry cats are probably not too fussed about the more expensive brands of cat food. Not so long ago they lived on offal etc..[/p][/quote]I don't agree at all with this. There are also charities for humans, people will also say, like MarkyMarkMark says, "people first" which means animals, that can't do anything for themselves, wont get anything. If people wish to donate to animals why shouldn't they. Healthy animals shouldn't be euthanised. Boadicea

11:04pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Paul Meoff says...

Could always feed them the illegally tethered horses.
Could always feed them the illegally tethered horses. Paul Meoff

11:51pm Fri 28 Dec 12

Boadicea says...

Paul Meoff wrote:
Could always feed them the illegally tethered horses.
We know there is horse meat in the cat and dog food tins.
[quote][p][bold]Paul Meoff[/bold] wrote: Could always feed them the illegally tethered horses.[/p][/quote]We know there is horse meat in the cat and dog food tins. Boadicea

12:20am Sat 29 Dec 12

baldiebiker says...

you could have them put down, end of problem?
you could have them put down, end of problem? baldiebiker

2:00pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Sillybillies says...

There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings.

For which there is no need if people got their spending priorities right and didn't blow money on cigs, booze, television sets, mobiles, ipods and designer clothes and trainers.
[quote]There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings. [/quote] For which there is no need if people got their spending priorities right and didn't blow money on cigs, booze, television sets, mobiles, ipods and designer clothes and trainers. Sillybillies

3:32pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Boadicea says...

Sillybillies wrote:
There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings.

For which there is no need if people got their spending priorities right and didn't blow money on cigs, booze, television sets, mobiles, ipods and designer clothes and trainers.
Necessities should have first priority, food, rent/mortgage, bills before cigs, booze, designer clothes.
[quote][p][bold]Sillybillies[/bold] wrote: [quote]There are multiple charities and appeals currently running in the York area alone to provide sufficient food for human beings. [/quote] For which there is no need if people got their spending priorities right and didn't blow money on cigs, booze, television sets, mobiles, ipods and designer clothes and trainers.[/p][/quote]Necessities should have first priority, food, rent/mortgage, bills before cigs, booze, designer clothes. Boadicea

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