We are happy and proud to say we are now officially a registered charity YIPPEE!! Our number is 1163874.
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Support Adoption for Pets, we have been overwhelmed by your support and generosity receiving a grant for £10,000. During these hard months when all fundraising has had to be cancelled it is an absolute lifesaver THANK YOU AGAIN from all at Redditch Cat Rescue xx
We have unfortunately been asked to help with a welfare case, 22 Persian cats were in a house with an owner who could no longer look after them. They have been split to various rescues who could take as many as able, we had 5. They all needed dematting and dentals when shaved 2 were found to have large lumps that were not visible due to the amount of matted fur. The lumps were removed and all of them are recovering well, feeling much lighter and better. See some pics below
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 240 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 640 cats neutered which is a huge achievement and cost over 36 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, see our events page for dates
Hi this is written by Mel the lady behind RCR …
Well here we are 2020, and although only half way through January, cats and kittens are already coming into the rescue. We’ve had a mummy and kittens taken from a garden living under a shed, 2 kittens abandoned at a scrapyard, l white unneutered male cat living on the streets of Birmingham, a huge unneutered tabby male, and yet another unneutered boy who had had a huge abscess on his face which had left a massive infected hole in his cheek, now treated and neutered at the fantastic Southcrest Vets.
2019 proved to be a particularly busy and stressful year with more kittens being born than l can ever remember. The mommy cats, no more than kittens themselves kept coming. Some were as young as 6 months old and one little girl only 11 months had 9 kittens. Imagine feeding that lot😢
My loyal team of volunteers have been working hard fundraising and rescuing cats off the streets, some of them doing this whilst holding down full time jobs. Feral cats are neutered, flea, worm treated and treated for any medical problems before being relocated to stables, where they can have a better life with regular food, and freedom, to live the life they are used to but in safe environment.
So to everyone who has supported us, old friends and new, throughout 2019 either by giving money, food, items to sell or craft items made for our fayres I would like to wish you all a happy and healthy 2020, and say a huge THANK YOU ….. two very small words but from the heart.
Mel and all at Redditch Cat Rescue especially our fluffy residents
Last year you helped us rehome 498 cats and kittens and relocate 307 ferals and unhomeable cats.
WELL DONE EVERYONE 💕💕💕
Unfortunately we have had a hard year being unable to fundraise in our usual ways. Due to covid we have had to cancel all of our main events and most of the smaller ones, this has obviously had a huge impact on us and the cats we care for. We have a few other ways such as EASYFUNDRAISING website when you shop online and you can donate straight to our account 38835819 sc 543035 , paypal firstname.lastname@example.org , Amazon wish list and you can donate straight to our vets Sheldon Yourvets, Southcrest or Stetchford Vets4Pets if you can do any of these it would be greatly appreciated THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT 💕💕
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, sadly we have suffered more than a few losses too
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
It seems as usual to be never ending with kitten season not really stopping but only slowing down, already we have new babies in the rescue and more on the streets.