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.

In 2015 the charity changed legal structure to become a CIO, and in so doing closed the previous charity (registration number 1058218).  All assets of the old charity were transferred to the new charity and this appears in the accounts for the period ending 31 March 2016.  This gives an inflated image of the charity's income for that period.

The tables below give a summary of income and expenditure for the years 2014-2017.

Income & Expenditure by year

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

Income

Voluntary Income

£160491

£181776

£129161

£154686

Activities for generating funds

£27231

£16179

£16022

£18934

Investment/ Other Income

£888

£865

£1981

£1565

Charitable activities

£153988

£124104

£138789

£131572

Total Income

£342598

£322924

£285953

£306757

Year

2014

2015

2016

2017

Expenditure

Direct costs

£80356

£129779

£120315

£147781

Support costs

£172838

£175471

£220074

£174772

Total Expenditure

£253194

£305251

£340388

£322554

Profit / (Loss)


£89404


£89404


(£54436)


(£15797)

Profit / (Loss) as a % of total income



26%



26%



(19%)



(5%)


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 2012.

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

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

Number of cats rescued

613

675

865

935

993

1028

5109

Analysed by

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Total

Adopted

567

650

784

833

894

891

4619

Re-united

10

3

9

13

20

9

64

Euthanasia

8

7

4

20

10

16

65

Deceased

23

14

22

48

22

24

153

Lost / TNR

0

0

3

0

1

1

5

Waiting for Homes

53

52

85

85

107

128

551

Transfered

0 0 0 0 22

116

138

Total

661

726

907

999

1076

1185

6461


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 and other support staff.

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.

The medium-term plan is to convert an unused block of cat pens to become a reception area and to move the kitten accommodation there.  This will improve the facilities for both staff/volunteers and kittens.

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