PAST NEWS STORIES…..

past news

On this page you can access our past features and stories.

So, even if you have missed something, it is possible to catch up on what’s been happening here at Rolvenden Cat Rescue. 

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PENNY’S APPEAL (May 2018)

Penny is a friendly and sprightly elderly puss who needs a permanent foster home.

Click here to view her video.

 

 

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ELLIE & HER KITTENS – 2017 KITTEN VIDEO DIARY

 

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

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MABEL – WEAK, HUNGRY AND ALONE

Read about Mabel, an elderly stray puss and follow her updates by clicking here

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MARLEY, STORY OF A STRAY

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

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BETH, A VERY LUCKY PUSS…

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

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FUNDRAISING BY THE SAVANNAH CHARITABLE TRUST

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.

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FUNDRAISING BY FATFACE TENTERDEN

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 will feed many hungry little mouths and in turn, help us to continue our work.

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OUR 2017 CALENDAR COMPETITION WINNERS!

After much deliberation, we have finally chosen our 2017 calendar winners from the hundreds of entries we received!
We would like to thank everyone who entered our competition and for their support and to say that it was as always, a difficult decision.

The calendar will be professionally printed this year, although still designed in house and will be available to buy in just a few weeks.
Congratulations to the winners whose names are listed below 🙂 xxx

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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 is 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 seeing you at the next one 🙂

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2016 KITTEN VIDEOS

 

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

 

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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.

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GUARDIAN ANGELS FOR PIP

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

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A THANK YOU TO FATFACE TENTERDEN

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.

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A FUNDRAISING THANK YOU

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 is a fantastic amount of money and all funds raised are for the cats. We are extremely grateful.

Thank you

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OUR 2016 “ME & MY CAT” CALENDAR WINNERS!

Calendar 2016

Please click here

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A NARROW ESCAPE FOR TOPAZ

Click here to read about Topaz and see the first video of her with her babies….

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HAZEL THE DOG & HER FUNDRAISING SUCCESS!

Our latest loyal fundraiser is Hazel, a lovely young dog. 

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Click here to read her story.

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“CATS AT HOME” GALLERY

On New Year’s Day 2015 we launched our “Cats At Home” gallery.

It is populated with your photographs of RCR cats in their loving homes. You can post them on our Facebook page or email them to rolvendencats@aol.co.uk. We will regularly update the gallery with new photos – and don’t worry if your puss is already gracing the gallery as we love updates! The gallery is a permanent fixture on our website and we look forward to seeing it grow year on year. 

Click here to browse our gallery and our various calendar winners.

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2015 KITTEN VIDEOS

 

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

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INJURED, STARVING & EXHAUSTED (Spring 2015)

Read Crystal’s story and see her amazing transformation here

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 ABANDONED, HUNGRY AND ALONE (January 2015)

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

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

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

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A LETTER FROM DOWNING STREET! (2014)

Click here to read the letter Ruth received from the Prime Minister….

 

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UNHANDLED, FERAL CATS IN OUR CARE:

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

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

Feral Family

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MORE SUMMER KITTEN VIDEOS! (2014)

 

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Click here to meet Jasmine and her six gorgeous little kitties……

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FOUND AT LAST!! (June 2014)

Merci & Tyson have now both been found – click here to read their story…..

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Five Little Orphans……. (May/June 2014)

 

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Please click here to see their video diary…..

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Back From The Brink (March/April 2014)

 

Alisha and her kittens

Click here to read their story and watch their video

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Beatrice, Found Homeless and Hungry…….. (Jan/Feb 2014)

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

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Starlight….. (October/November 2013)

 Click here to read about her and view her video

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

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Click here to read their story and latest update…

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

 

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  Click here to read their story and homing updates!

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Cherry – Shamelessly Dumped! (Summer 2013)

 

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

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

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 Click here for full story, updates and latest video diary

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  Tristan & Saxon – Abandoned In A Graveyard (Summer 2013)

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Click hereto read their story

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Little Basil, Abandoned at 7 Weeks Old to Die Alone.. (spring/Summer 2013)

 Click here to read Basil’s story and updates

 

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Ricky Entry Picture  Ricky – A Starving Stray (Spring 2013)

 

 Plus Latest Update!

                               Click here to read Ricky’s story

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