Milk Appeal

Milk Appeal
3-week old Fleur needs hand-feeding every 2 hours

3-week old Fleur needs hand-feeding every 2 hours

Our ongoing special appeal is for donations to pay for milk to feed orphan kittens as we battle through the busiest kitten season to date.

Fleur (pictured) was just one week old when her mother suddenly disappeared and she was in danger of dying if staff and volunteers at Yorkshire Cat Rescue didn’t step in immediately and begin the long and challenging process of hand-rearing her.

Shortly afterwards, baby Marlon and his siblings were found in a shed – just 10 days old and very cold, hungry and weak. Only Marlon made it through the night but, to survive, he needs to be hand-fed a special kitten formula every two hours, round-the-clock.

£12.69 will buy a tub of the milk substitute Fleur, Marlon and our other orphan kittens so desperately need. One tub is enough to see a kitten through to the age when they can begin to eat solid kitten food and it really makes all the difference.

Our team of staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to care for and find homes for this year’s record number of unwanted kittens. We gladly give our days and nights to save these very young and completely helpless little creatures, but the sheer volume of this season’s kitten influx is beginning to take its toll on our resources.

We desperately need extra funds to make sure these kittens get every chance of a long and happy life.

People wishing to donate to the Milk Appeal can do so online,via Paypal here:

Or by using Just Giving:
You can also donate directly into our bank account (Yorkshire Bank: Sort code 05-05-35, Account no: 17488411),By post by sending a cheque to Yorkshire Cat Rescue, The Farm, Lower Pierce Close, Cross Roads, Keighley BD22 9AQ You can also donate by Text by sending CATS22 £5 to 70070 (OR any other amount that you’d like to donate such as £1, £2, £3, £4 or £10).Please use social media to tell people about our appeal and your donation – studies find this is a great way to encourage people to donate and share.For more pictures of Fleur, Marlon and the other cats and kittens at Yorkshire Cat Rescue, visit our Facebook page
Petlife, the company that produces the kitten formula Cimicat, is backing the campaign and has already donated milk and other essential items to the cause.