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 PREVIOUS 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 2021 ANNUAL CALENDAR COMPETITION WINNERS!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered our annual calendar competition, especially during such a worrying year.
We apologise for the delay, but are thrilled to announce the winners of our annual calendar competition! It was a very difficult task to choose the 15 winners to feature in our 2021 calendar, but after much deliberation, the winners are:-
Front Cover - Lincoln - submitted by Maggie Smith
Message Page - Skylar - submitted by Angel Drayner
Back Cover - Honey - submitted by Ella Williamson
January - Arlo & Blue - submitted by Stacy Bell
February - Bailey - submitted by Robin & Lisa Smith
March - Frankie - submitted by Vivienne Knight
April - Finlay - submitted by Nicola Gamba
May - Sirius - submitted by Leanne Kite
June - Gus - submitted by Veronica Baynard
July - Josie - submitted by Claire Richardson
August - Echo - submitted by Liz Evitts
September - Jasper - submitted by Sarah Harper
October - Luigi - submitted by Rhianna Francis
November - Buddy - submitted by Christine Law
December - Sprocket - submitted by Louisa Rowlands

A CHRISTMAS DAY RESCUE FOR SANTA! (December 2020)

You can read the heartwarming tale of a very lucky puss here

A PERSONAL THANK YOU FROM RUTH & ALLAN (December 2020)

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the gifts to us both. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity, and each and every gift is very much appreciated.        We don’t have a lot of time for cooking or shopping so these goodies are a real treat.

We know what a difficult year 2020 has been in so many ways, and the donations of all kinds such as regular and one off donations of funds, food, blankets, beds, toys and equipment that we have received for the cats have touched us deeply and helped so much.

We hope that you all have a safe and happy year ahead.

Ruth and Allan xxx

 

BRACKEN & THE HOLLOW TREE (Autumn 2020)

Click here to read about Bracken and her kittens autumn rescue

OUR WORK DURING LOCKDOWN - July 2020

Please click here to read about how we have continued our rescue work despite lockdown measures and to see some of the cats we are currently caring for and helping to heal....

DRUMMER - A HOMELESS CAT (May/June 2020)

Drummer is one of the lucky ones...

Click here to read about him and the plight of homeless cats.

CAMEO (Spring 2020)

Cameo came into our care just before lockdown and she is still on the road to recovery.
Click here to read her story
Despite lockdown, our work continues......

 CLAP FOR OUR NHS (April 2020)

We all love our NHS and it's good to show our appreciation of their heroic efforts against all odds during this terrible pandemic.
However, we wouldn't be doing our job if we didn't mention that we have had notifications of a number of cats going missing on Thursday evenings after being scared by the noise of saucepans, bells and clapping etc.
Most have been found after 3 or 4 days but 3 are still missing, so please make sure your cats are indoors before 8pm on a Thursday because what is a great uplifting sound of community support to us, is a frightening noise to our cats.
Stay safe, Ruth & Allan xxx

 DESPERATE, STARVING AND CRUELLY SHOT (Autumn 2019)

You can read about Herbie's happy ending here

 

ELDERLY PUSS SAVED BY KIND PASSER BY(Autumn 2019)

You can read his story here

A TALE OF A BROKEN TAIL (Autumn 2019)

You can read little Myla's story here

 KITTENS LEFT IN A CARDBOARD BOX (November 2019)

You can read their story here

Our 2019 Spring Kitten Diary

Jasmine, Jinks, Jazz and their Mum Jenny were our first Kitten Diary Stars of 2019.

Please click here to view

(These gorgeous babies, were born in the Spring of 2019 and were quickly homed.)

 “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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