Here is a very brief over view of the year 2017. The operations are the more serious ones. not included are the many spay/neutering and dentals. The cats we sadly lost were from the ferals and the sanctuary sections, some of whom had been with us many years. We thank you all for you support and we wish you a great 2018.

January
30 cats were admitted. We take in cats of all ages and from various reasons.
22 cats were adopted.
We lost Daphne who was in her late teens and had been with us a number of years living in the sanctuary. Thomas (pictured below right) one of our long serving sanctuary cats had to have an operation on his eyes. He has since found a new home.

February 
21 cats were admitted.
20 cats were adopted.
We had two put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.

March
25 cats were admitted.
33 cats were adopted.
We had two put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.
Mass Vaccinations. Approximately 50 of our feral cats had their annual boosters which involves Tracey and Claire, two Vets and two Vet nurses. All of the cats were caught and checked over then any who needed dentals were kept in for longer.
Quiz night raised £713

April
27 cats were admitted.
20 cats were adopted.
We had five cats put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age. One of them including our beloved old Billy Big Feet (pictured right) who had extra toes and lived as a house cat in the Seathwaite Bungalow.

May
26 cats were admitted.
15 cats were adopted.
One cat put to sleep under vets advice.
Our sanctuary cat Kitty (pictured below right) had signs of skin cancer on his ears so they were removed. He has since found a new home.
Our annual Plant Fair raised £1,285

June
29 cats were admitted.
17 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                      A cat handed over to us with an injured front leg and it had to be removed. He has since found a new home.

July
20 cats were admitted.
35 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                  Five cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age, including our old girl Cissy who lived in the sanctuary for a few years.                                                                                                                                                                                                  One of our kittens had one of his front legs removed. He has since found a new home.                                                                                                         Our Open Day was a great success and raised £6,335. Our biggest result to date!

August                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                23 were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We sadly had to have Charles Dickens put to sleep, a cat so loving we hoped would find a home.                                          Sanctuary cat Fergie (pictured right) had her eye removed. She is still waiting for a new home.

September                                                                                                                                                                                  26 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                 16 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                  We had three cats put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                                      Sanctuary cat Paddy had a Thyroidectomy.

October                                                                                                                                                                                        36 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                26 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                  Three cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.

November                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  15 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Four cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                                                                                     Our Quiz night was a sell out and raised a great total of £754.                                                                                        Our Christmas Fair raised an impressive £2,173.

December                                                                                                                                                                        15 cats were admitted.                                                                                                                                                        21 cats were adopted.                                                                                                                                                Three cats had to be put to sleep under vets advice or due to old age.                                                                       Our Turkey fund for the cats Christmas dinner raised well over £200. Lucy (pictured right, enjoying the turkey on Christmas Day). We had loads of Christmas cards sent in the post with donations of £1,583.

 

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We have a turkey on our counter which needs stuffing full of your change! (Or if you can’t get here then you could send a cheque in the post with a note saying Turkey Fund)
All money raised will be spent on turkey crowns which we will cook and dish out to all of the cats in the sanctuary, ferals and the FIV’s on Christmas Day.
Please give generously as the cats certainly do enjoy it.
Thank you.

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This is Skatz, one of our ten FIV positive cats. He joined us in April 2016 and he really does not get along with the rest of his FIV companions. He is unhappy and is desperate for a new home. He constantly lashes out at the other cats which is causing a lot of tension.Being FIV+ means that he will have to live indoors for the rest of his life.
He is seven years old and his nickname is Scatty Cat because he is scatty. He loves our company and will rub around our legs. He likes a fuss but is unpredictable and will soon let you know when he’s had enough. We do not advise a home with children or elderly but to somebody who will understand his needs and can give him lots of love.

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Our Christmas Fair which was on Saturday 18th November was the best result ever! The grand total was an incredible £2,173.
The homemade cakes and refreshments raised £610
The tombola raised £258
The hamper raffle was £280
Stalls with goods to sell inc bric a brac, presents, novelties, books and toys raised nearly £500 in total
Donations were £700
Deductions inc hire of the hall approx £170
Thank you so much to everybody who helped out and attended.
As always with our events, our outgoings are minimal because everyone involved makes and gives so much. We appreciate every single thing that everyone has done for us and we cannot thank you enough to everybody who made this event such a great success.
The money raised will help towards the upkeep of the cats in our care over Christmas.

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We invite you all to our Christmas Fair is to be held on Saturday 18th November at the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Sandgate Road in Folkestone. CT20 2HQ. It starts at 10am and finishes at 1.30pm

For all of those with our Autumn edition of the newsletter, we do apologise for the change of date. It was an error out of our control so please note that is not the 25th, it will be the 18th November.

There will be:-
**Presents for you and your cat
**Bric a brac stalls
**Cards
**Homemade cakes
**Homemade jams
**Homemade Pickles and pickled eggs
**Hamper raffle for people-stuffed full of food and drinks to fill up your cupboards
**Hamper raffle for your cat
**Tombola
**Refreshments

Entry is free.

We look forward to seeing lots of you there and make it a great success. All the proceeds go towards our cats for over Christmas time.

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We would like to say a very big thank you to our good friends and their customers at The Handsome Sam in Whitstable who have one of our collection tins in their pub. We counted it all up and it’s an amazing total of £583
If you are over their way, go check them out!
Or if you run a pub or frequent a pub who would like to support us by having a collection tin, please contact us.

https://www.facebook.com/thehandsomesam/

Also, our very good friend Fiona Sweeney and her friend from The Earl of Clarendon pub in Sandgate both did a sponsored silence and raised a fantastic £587 in total for our cats. Thank you so much.
If you are in the area, check them out!

https://whatpub.com/pubs/ASH/4032/earl-of-clarendon-sandgate

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Our fun quiz night is to held on Saturday 4th November at Etchinghill Village Hall.

It starts 7pm and it is £10 per person.

There will be a homemade supper of jacket potato with a selection of toppings and salad. Dessert will be tiramisu then teas and coffees.

We will also be holding a raffle.

Please book your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Call us on 01303 862243 or email rminniscats@gmail.com

Tables of 6 – 8

All proceeds go directly to the cats

We look forward to a fun night with lots of you there!

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Our fun open day on Sunday 16th July was a great success and a very enjoyable day had by all.
The total amount raised was an incredible £6,335.
We are all so very grateful and thank you to everybody who has helped us make it such a great success.

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