We are happy and proud to say we are now officially a registered charity YIPPEE!! Our number is 1163874.

Our year started off a bit shakey to say the least, Mel was very ill and had to be taken into hospital more than once

 

. We were still very busy as we are with every year we have had ups and downs, we have lost some beautiful souls to rainbow bridge due to illness and infection but we have also managed to save so many. We have rehomed over 120 cats and kittens this year and are so proud of them venturing out into new forever homes where they can flourish and thrive. We have also relocated over 40 feral cats to better places to live out their lives ‘earning’ a wage catching pests, we also have got over 160 cats neutered which is a huge achievement and cost over 4 and half thousand pounds.

We have held two quiz nights this year and both have gone fantastically well raising over £1500 which helps tremendously with our huge vets bills. They have been such a success we are definitely going to be holding more so watch this space.

Hi this is written by Mel the lady behind RCR …
Well it’s a new year, 2017 has gone and what a year we’ve had, to say we were busy is an understatement ????. We have taken in so many cats and kittens and happily reunited some with their owners. We have homed 125, relocated 45 feral cats and neutered approx 170 cats not bad for a small rescue ????.
The rescue is going from strength to strength and without my loyal team Kelly, Sewellyn & Mo (the cake ladies), Bev, Mia, Ang , Zowie, Anita and Chris from Redditch Neutering Services this wouldn’t have been possible, a massive thank you to all of you.
I would also like to thank and welcome our newest team member Deb who has fostered and tamed a number of hissy spitty kittens. Jan and John who have been brilliant with anything I can throw their way & Lorraine and mark who have been trapping and neutering for us in Birmingham, they only called to ask for help with a factory of 18 cars after a quick lesson they are off and flying with the rescue. They like the rest of us don’t know what they used to do with their spare time. Vets4Pets in Sheldon have been fab, forming a new partnership with us to get as many cats neutered as possible. Our amazing vets have been as usual working with us to achieve so much we rely on them an awful lot so thank you to them.
Our Christmas Fayre was one of our best ever despite having last minute changes due to snow, raising a magnificent £1,797 so thank you so much to each and everyone that that came, donated or made things for us to sell our cake ladies did us proud not stopping from when we opened to when we closed well done to everyone. We are genuinely humbled and overwhelmed by the help and support and cannot thank people enough, we have a couple of ladies whose generosity is amazing.
Once again thank you to everyone from Mel and the cats let’s hope this is a healthy happy 2018 x

 

Fundraising….

We have had a very busy year and held or attended quite a few events in our efforts to raise money. Thanks to all that support us by helping or coming along.

Christmas fayre

Christmas fayre

Christmas fayre

Christmas fayre

Blue cross

Blue cross

Summer fayre

Summer fayre

RSPCA

RSPCA

New Pens

With the amazing amount of money you guys have helped us raise we have finally managed to have new pens built, they were opened by the lovely Pattie Laily with a gathering of brilliant people who have helped us along the way.

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We have more support with fundraising in the form of Anita who puts together lovely tombola and raffle prizes so thank you Anita it has taken a lot of pressure of us

This year has brought us a few very sick kittens a couple of which have had a very rough time and ended up having to have eyes removed and X-rays and biopsies. Luckily they are all on the road to recovery or have fully recovered and gone on to find forever homes. Bagel came in with such a bad eye it had to be removed

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Merry also came in to us in a bad way thanks to Lorraine and Mark her and Bagel survived and are doing brilliantly in their new homesIMG_5184

 

Neutering…..

Once again we are inundated with kittens, please spread the word about neutering there is help for people who can’t afford it please contact us or the larger organisations if you need help or know someone that does. It is unnecessary and cruel for 5 month old kittens to be pregnant. Please help those who can’t help themselves