SCR is a local charity run entirely by volunteers, totally dependent upon its own fundraising to maintain and run the charity. The charity’s aim is to reduce the suffering of cat/kittens in need of care and attention by providing shelter until new homes are found, whilst trying to reduce the number of cats/kittens needing our help.
The animals that come into the Charity do so for a variety of reasons; an owner may no longer be able to look after their pet due to ill-health or financial reasons or may be moving into accommodation where pets are not permitted. In these situations, the Charity is able to reassure owners that their pet will be cared for and that any new potential owner will be assessed by one of the charity’s experienced Home Visitors before the animal is rehomed. Home Visitors encourage new owners, especially those on low incomes, to consider pet insurance to cover unexpected veterinary fees, and to budget for routine procedures such as worming and annual vaccinations. In this way, the Charity helps promote responsible and manageable ownership.