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

The charity’s two facilities are run by our dedicated centre managers and faithful volunteers. We must protect our people, the wider community as well as the cats in our care.

This means that we must curtail some of our activities.

With immediate effect we will – with considerable reluctance- suspend rehoming  of cats from our facilities.

Home visits, which are an essential part of our rehoming procedure, simply cannot take place at this time.  Visits to our centres will also cease until it is safe to do so.

In view of these restrictions we will be unable to take any further cats under “routine” conditions. However, wherever possible, we will offer to take cats bereaved or made homeless as a direct result of COVID-19.

Exactly how we will help these cats will be considered on a case by case basis and with the support of our volunteers. Please bear with us during these extraordinary times.

Please also note that we will only be able to operate within our 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.

Lastly, we will update what we are doing as the situation evolves,  but we are certain if we work together we can weather this storm.


In case of cat-related emergencies in the Bentham district             connected with the current crisis, please telephone us on            015242 51549.