Bentham Pet Rescue Response to COVID-19 (Coronovirus) Emergency

The charity’s two facilities are run by our dedicated centre                 managers and faithful volunteers.  With the relaxation of some         of the government restrictions on May 13th, it continues to be         important that we protect our people and the wider community,        as well as the cats in our care.

Previously, in line with Government Guidelines, we suspended the re-homing of cats, and visits to our centres by members of the public were not possible.  Although we still cannot return to ‘normal’, in the light of the recent changes we are working on adjusting our ‘normal’ procedures so that we can safely start to re-home our cats again.

If you would like to enquire about any of the cats in our care, please contact us on 015242 63048.  We can then discuss how we might enable you to meet the cat, either virtually or in person.

Home visits are an essential part of our re-homing procedure but currently represent a risk to volunteers and potentially to home owners.  We are therefore considering virtual tours where prospective adopters can provide us with video or photographic evidence so that we can make our home assessment and speed up the adoption process. Other options might include Zoom, Skype, Whats App      video, etc. If you are interested in offering a home to one of our cats, please get in touch and discuss what options may be possible.

Please also note that we are only be able to operate within our      local geographical area.

It is hoped that our supporters will understand why we have had to introduce these measures. It will allow us to keep our people safe and still look after cats who may end up homeless.

We will continue to update our procedures as the situation evolves, but we are certain if we work together we can weather this storm.

In case of Covid 19 Virus related cat emergencies in Bentham       and surrounding area, we have a separate, dedicated telephone         number – contact us on 015242 51549.

Like many other charities, we have had to cancel our regular fund-raising activities such as coffee mornings, afternoon teas and other local events.  Please, if you can, consider making an on-line donation through Paypal to help us make up for our loss of vital income.

Thank you