‘Getting the animals in, getting them healthy, getting them into new homes.’
Wellcat, based in Quinton, became a registered charity in 1987 after founder, Pauline, had been rescuing cats for 20 years.
What is Wellcat?
Wellcat is dedicated to the rescue, welfare and rehabilitation of cats and kittens. They care for up to 150 cats and kittens at any one time and rehome hundreds each year. Sadly, some cats are too ill, badly injured, stressed, or neglected to be rehomed and remain in the comfort and sanctuary of Wellcat for the rest of their life. Wellcat will never put a cat to sleep; only ever under medical advice.
As well as looking after and rehoming stray and unwanted cats, Wellcat are keen to educate the community about caring for cats, and ultimately reducing the number of unwanted animals. Pauline and her team help and advise cat owners of the local community on vaccinations and neutering, both of which are essential in caring for cats properly. Wellcat also operate a “trap, neuter, release” scheme for feral cats, which aims to tackle the stray and feral cat population in the UK.
Over the years, the Wellcat team has grown and now has a six dedicated volunteers and foster carers, who each help at different times throughout the year. Wellcat’s main focus will always be to find permanent loving homes for all of their cats.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Due to popular demand, Wellcat are looking to expand and provide a new space for the many kittens in their care. In addition to many cats, volunteer, Donna, currently cares for two mums with litters, a pregnant cat and an orphaned kitten in her own home. With kitten season approaching, this number could potentially triple by the end of March, so there is an urgent requirement for additional space.
Wellcat have plans in place to build a new cat chalet (similar to the existing building shown in our video). Their purpose-built chalet will be insulated and heated, with separate pens so that each litter has their own space.
Without this facility, Wellcat will sadly have to turn away many pregnant cats and small kittens due to lack of space.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Wellcat?
Pauline Beasley, Founder
Tel: 0121 426 5594