As with all charities, Yorkshire Cat Rescue submits annual reports to the Charity Commission.  Yorkshire Cat Rescue's entry on the Charity Commission website can be found here.

Income and Expenditure

The years 2014-2016 saw a period of fundraising to improve the accommodation for the cats, and as a result the income and expenses detailed below show a rather skewed version of the charity's normal operating levels.  Generally speaking approximately 50% of all expenses are incurred on direct costs, such as vet bills, food etc. The balance is spent on overheads, such as salaries, heating, insurance, vehicle costs etc.

The tables below give a summary of income and expenditure for the years 2013-2016.

Income & Expenditure by year

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

Income

Voluntary Income

£111,380

£160491

£181776

£129161

Activities for generating funds

£33,484

£27231

£16179

£16022

Investment/ Other Income

£694

£888

£865

£1981

Charitable activities

£90981

£153988

£124104

£138789

Total Income

£233,835

£342598

£322924

£285953

Year

2013

2014

2015

2016

Expenditure

Direct costs

£57651

£80356

£129779

£120315

Support costs

£117732

£172838

£175471

£220074

Total Expenditure

£175383

£253194

£305251

£340388

Profit / (Loss)


£61157


£89404


£17674


(£54436)

Profit / (Loss) as a % of total income



26%



26%



5%



(19%)


Cat Stats

The charity aims to rescue 1000 cats per year.  The number has increased year on year since the charity was started in 1992, and the target of 1000 is attainable.  The table below shows the number of cats rescued since 2011.

The charity has a no-kill policy; all deceased cats were neo-natal kittens or cats who were euthanised on veterinary advice.

Since 2016 the charity has been working with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to transfer cats to London. This is to reduce the number of unwanted cats in the north and improve the chances of the cats finding homes in the south, an area which experiences shortages at certain times of the year.

Year

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

Number of cats rescued

540

613

675

865

935

993

4621

Analysed by

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

Adopted

500

567

650

784

833

894

4228

Re-united

9

10

3

9

13

20

64

Euthanasia

2

8

7

4

20

10

51

Deceased

19

23

14

22

48

22

148

Lost / TNR

0

0

0

3

0

1

4

Waiting for Homes

58

53

52

85

85

107

440

Transfered

0 0 0 0 0

22

22

Total

588

661

726

907

999

1076

4957


The future

Yorkshire Cat Rescue regularly has between 50 and 70 cats on-site.  These are cared for by exceptional volunteers with support from paid staff.  On some days the staff:cat ratio can be 1:50.  We need more staff!!

Yorkshire Cat Rescue will be looking to open more charity shops through its trading arm, Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Trading Enterprises) Ltd, with a view to taking on more Cat Care Assistants.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is situated at the home of its founder, and operates partly from her private house. The charity would like to have a separate office block built to accommodate not only offices, reception and rest-rooms, but to include a veterinary area, quarantine area and a safe area for kittens.  The estimated cost of this is £250,000.

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