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 PAST NEWS STORIES…..

On this page you can access our past features and stories, kitten diaries and videos.
So, even if you have missed something, you can catch up on what’s been happening here at Rolvenden Cat Rescue. 

OUR 2019 “FANTASTIC FELINES” CALENDAR WINNERS! (2018)

 We are please to announce the winners of our 2019 calendar competition. This year we had a phenomenal 622 entries, so it was an extremely difficult decision particularly as the standard this year was very high!

The winners are as follows:

Oscar  –  Daniel Cook

Delilah  –  Laura Bennett Walker

Fergus  –  Caroline Brooks

Hunter  –  Emily Meijer-Hardy

Chaplin  –  Katie Barker

Mitzi  –  Steve Fisher

Molly  –  Sarah Harper

Arlo  –  Samantha Whittingham

Sybil  –  Lee Emberley

George  –  Veronica Baynard

Willow  –  Lucy Mills

Wilson  –  Mel Griffiths

Macey  –  Sally Ann Simkiss

George  –  Claire Kimber

All the winners received a winners edition calendar and goody pack plus a winners certificate for their cat.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted photographs of their gorgeous cats and showed support for what we do. We were overwhelmed with the response and hope that you will all try again next year. The Calendar, which is professionally printed and bound, is available from either our online shop or from our centre.


2019 CALENDAR COMPETITION RUNNERS UP (2018)

Due to the high standard of entries to our “Fantastic Felines” competition, we chose runners up for a special “Supporter Collection” of keyrings and fridge magnets.

The runners up are as follows:

Beanie  –  Xenia West

Bugsy Malone  –  Jamie Abbott

Candy  –  Kirsty Evans

Cheese  –  Charlotte Wright

Chennai  –  Russell Whitcombe

Claude  –  Julie Moriarty

Granite & Marble  –  Helen Alkin

Jake  –  Emily Holman

Leo  –  Hannah Ile

Monty  –  Kirsty Tucker

Monty  –  Sue Baldwin

Pickles  –  Clare Saxby

Purdi  –  Lizi Isaac-Garner

Tinker  –  Mandy Bheir

Yogi Bear  –  Lucy Blamire

Riggs  –  Sue & Lewis Gibbs

All runners up received a keyring and fridge magnet and runner up certificate for their cat. Supporter Collection keyrings and fridge magnets are available to purchase from our online shop.

 “LOVE TO GIVE” FROM PETS AT HOME RUNNERS UP! (2018)

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who voted for us in the Pets at Home Love To Give campaign. We are runners up and have received a fantastic £250 worth of lifelines which buys a lot of Felix!!

We would like to let our wonderful supporters know that you can build lifelines for us all year round if you are a VIP member and you select us as your Lifelines charity on petsathome.com/VIP as this helps to feed lots of hungry little mouths.

Huge thanks again to you and to Pets at Home for this fantastic initiative. xxx

MINNIE'S TALE  (2018)

Minnie really had a tough time living rough and she came into our care near to death. You can read her story and view her video here

 

PENNY’S APPEAL (May 2018)

Penny, a friendly and sprightly elderly puss needed a permanent foster home.

Click here to view her video.

 

ELLIE & HER KITTENS – 2017 KITTEN VIDEO DIARY

You can follow how Ellie and her kittens’ progressed by watching their video diary.

MABEL – WEAK, HUNGRY AND ALONE (2017)

Read about Mabel, an elderly stray puss and watch her video by clicking here

MARLEY, STORY OF A STRAY (2017)

You can read Marley’s full story, and watch his videos by clicking here

BETH, A VERY LUCKY PUSS… (2016)

Please click here to read Beth’s story and watch her video.

FUNDRAISING BY THE SAVANNAH CHARITABLE TRUST (2017)

We are thrilled that the Savannah Charitable Trust chose us as their nominated charity for a donation via their weight loss competition. We received an amazing £1,205 for which we are extremely grateful. That money will help many cats in need and as a purely voluntary charity, goes toward making our continued work possible. This donation was requested by Lorna Edmonds, Jonathan Edmonds, Camilla Edmonds and William Gorton.

FUNDRAISING BY FATFACE TENTERDEN (2016)

Fatface Tenterden chose us as their 2016 Black Friday event charity and we were fortunate to receive a £400 donation because of this. It is the second time they have chosen us for specific fundraising and we are exceedingly thankful. The money fed many hungry little mouths and in turn, helped us to continue our work.

OUR BIG AUTUMN SALE 2016!

Our Big Autumn Sale was on Sunday 6th November at Rolvenden Village Hall.

Doors opened at 10am until 3pm and we raised a staggering £2900! which was our best sale yet. We are enormously grateful to everyone who helped to make this a memorable day and raise such a wonderful amount of money.

Please remember that all proceeds from our sales are entirely for the cats. We are a purely voluntary charity, devoted to the rescue and rehoming of cats and kittens – that means nobody gets paid.

We look forward to holding more sales in the future.

2016 KITTEN VIDEOS

 To view our lovely 2016 kitten videos including our kitten diary “Petra & Her Kittens” please click here

ARTICLES REGARDING ROLVENDEN CAT RESCUE & MIS-HOMED MICROCHIPPED CAT:

You may have read in the local press and elsewhere on the internet that in 2016 we mis-homed a micro chipped family cat which was mistakenly handed in to us as abandoned whilst the owners were on holiday. We would like to reassure our volunteers and supporters that the cat in question has been reunited with his original owners, by us, within 7 days of us being made aware of the error.

If a cat goes missing it is of paramount importance that the owner;

  • Informs the microchip company and ensures the contact details are kept up to date

  • Contacts local vets

  • Contacts animal rescue centres

  • Leaflet drops

  • Posters in public places

  • Social media appeals

A human error was made by us in the reading of the 15 digit number, and we received no missing reports until five weeks after he was handed into our care.

In our many years of operation we have successfully homed thousands of cats and kittens to happy homes and a case of this nature is extremely rare.  We work 7 days a week for the safety and welfare of cats and kittens and regularly reunite missing cats with their owners via their microchip details and/or missing appeals. We are devastated by this occurrence and although we realise that genuine mistakes can and do happen, we would like to further reassure our loyal supporters and volunteers that we are as conscientious as we always have been and that further safeguards have been put in place to prevent future errors of this nature.

GUARDIAN ANGELS FOR PIP (2016)

Click here to read the heartwarming story of how Pip’s life was saved by two very kind people….

THANK YOU TO FATFACE TENTERDEN (2015)

We would like to thank the staff of Fatface Tenterden for choosing us as their 2015 Black Friday charity.  They raised almost £1,000 for us which is a wonderful amount of money and will go a long way to helping cats in need. Their efforts are much appreciated.

A FUNDRAISING THANK YOU (2015)

We would like to thank the organisers and volunteers at the Biddenden Christmas Fair who gave up their time and raised almost £700 for us! This was a fantastic amount of money and all funds raised are for the cats. We are extremely grateful.

OUR 2016 “ME & MY CAT” CALENDAR WINNERS! (2015)

Congratulations to our winners who are as follows:


Front Cover – Pepper & Mark

January – Mimi & Katherine
February – Twinkle & Holly
March – Rupert, Barnaby & Freddi’s lap
April – Carrie and Ruby
May – Mimi & Matt
June – Xander & Suzy
July – Angus & Jon’s lap
August – Perry & Millie
September – Tosca & Rose
October – Uncle Whiskey & Pip
November – Acacia & Julie
December – Rory & Rebecca’s lap

Back cover – Krikie & Sally

A NARROW ESCAPE FOR TOPAZ (2015)

Click here to read about Topaz and see her with her babies….

HAZEL THE DOG & HER FUNDRAISING SUCCESS! (2015)

Click here to read her story.

2015 KITTEN VIDEOS

Please click here to view some of our 2015 adorable kitten videos.

INJURED, STARVING & EXHAUSTED (Spring 2015)

Read Crystal’s story and see her amazing transformation here

ABANDONED, HUNGRY AND ALONE (January 2015)

Click here to read Daddio’s story and view his video

SICK, STARVING & ABOUT TO DIE! (October 2014)

Click here to read about four little kittens brought back from the brink of death.

(2014)UNHANDLED - FERAL CATS IN OUR CARE:

Read about Wick and his family of unhandled feral cats and how we socialise cats like this.

Click here to read their story and updates, and to view their video…..

FOUND AT LAST!! (2014)

The race to find missing cats Merci & Tyson – click here to read their story…..

Five Little Orphans……. ( 2014)

 

Please click here to see their video diary…..

Back From The Brink (2014)

 

Click here to read their story and watch their video

Beatrice, Found Homeless and Hungry…….. (2014)

Click here to read her story and see her video diary.

Jenny & Paddy – Neglected, then abandoned….. (2013)

Click here to read their story

Five Little Kittens Dumped On A Doorstep…. (2013)

 

  Click here to read their story !

Cherry – Shamelessly Dumped! (2013)

To read Cherry’s story and to see her kitten video diary, click here

Saved! 10 Day Old Lost Kitten…. (2013)

 Click here for full story andvideo diary

Tristan & Saxon – Abandoned In A Graveyard (2013)

Click here to read their story

Little Basil, Abandoned at 7 Weeks Old to Die Alone..

 Click here for Basil’s story  (2013)

 

 

Ricky – A Starving Stray (2013)

 

Click here to read Ricky's story

                          

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