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.

Hi this is written by Mel the lady behind RCR …
Well it’s a new year, 2016 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), Margaret, 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 our best ever 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 2017 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

We are hoping to have some new pens built and our old ones updated fingers crossed this will be soon

 

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

Moore Space for Pets….

We have had a brilliant new run built onto one of pens so that the furry resident  staying in it is able to go outside. We are also having a new isolation pen built by them, the funds from the Christmas Fayre is going towards it. We can then separate any cats or kittens that get sick. Thank you Mike its going to be fab. Pictures to follow.

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 homes

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Demelza and Ross are recovering from a severe case of cat flu and a form of pneumonia again these guys would not have survived without people who care and look out for them

We have had some fantastic support over the last few months, we are extremely proud and grateful to be one of the lady Mayoress’s chosen charites. Thank you so much Pattie for your support!

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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

 

Saved with seconds to spare…..

At the beginning of march we had a call from a car crushing yard ion Digbeth saying they had found a mommy and 5 kittens in the boot of a car. a friend of mine Jan was visiting at the time as I had not long had my hip replaced and was on crutches so unable to drive. I asked if she could take me to see what we could do. It was a bitterly cold day and by the time we got there the mommy had moved 2 of the kittens into another car taking them through a broken tail light, sadly the other kittens had died probably from hypothermia. With the help of 3 men working there we set about blocking all the exits, the men holding boards up to the windows and Jan holding the cage over the tail light. I climbed into the car with everyone else poised for action obviously the poor cat was terrified and was flying from one side of the car to other, we knew if she got out we would never catch her. after about half an hour of myself and the cat scurrying round the car, she finally went through the light into the basket Jan sprang  into action and slid the door into place the cat was safe and reunited with her completely oblivious kittens. We were told that the car was next to be crushed and the man who was about to forklift the car suddenly decided to open the bootwhich he said he doesn’t usually do but something made him look in the boot thankfully.

Whitworth…

Recently a lady who kindly looks after some ferals in Birmingham trapped a little cat and brought to us for help he was in a very bad way, he had strong smell of infection and was so emaciated he could barely walk, his coat was so matted he will have to be shaved even though he a short haired cat. We immediately got him to the vet and to be honest did not think that there was much hope for him but the vet said he would do what he could and a few days later we picked him up. He still is a long way from being alright but he is a fighter and has come so far with bad spells and some good so we will keep up the fight and keep you updated. Sadly our beautiful boy lost his fight and had to helped over rainbow bridge, goodbye sweetheart I hope you know that you were treasured.

Day 1 from the vets

Day 1 from the vets

 

Petplan Award…

We have been nominated for the Petplan charity team of the year! Thank you to the people that nominated us we always do our best and it’s great when other people think we do too. We couldn’t do it without all your helppetplanweb