© 2007 Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary
Registered Charity Number 262245
OPEN DAY 2013 IS TO BE HELD ON 21 JULY 2013 from 11am to 4pm. There will be raffles, plants, cakes & jams, the huge tombola & many other attractions. Of course, the biggest attraction will be the 180 homeless cats who will greet you & you are more than welcome to walk around the Sanctuary & meet those who are not too afraid. We ask for £1 admission charge per person, or, alternatively, you can bring cat food to that value or more & hand it in on arrival. There is free parking, plenty of lunch & other refreshments laid on so you have all you need for a day out with the homeless cats. We would love to see you all - please bring a party of friends if you can. Thank you.
WE URGENTLY REQUIRE GOOD QUALITY BRIC A BRAC FOR OUR SHOP & SUMMER EVENTS. Please have a spring 'turn out' for us and bring your unwanted items to the Sanctuary or shop - we and the cats would be very grateful. Unfortunately, we are unable to process anything very big such as furniture.
THE SPRING PLANT FAIR & MEMBERS DAY took place on 26 MAY 2013. We are very pleased to report that total net takings were £1107.98. We would like to express our grateful thanks to everyone who helped, donated goods for sale, & to all those who came & gave so generously to support the homeless cats in the Sanctuary. We, & the cats, look forward to seeing you all again on Open Day on 21 July!
The CHRISTMAS FAIR was held on a very wet morning on 24 Nov 2012, but in spite of that, it raised a wonderful profit of £1619.17, more than £375 up on last year. We are grateful to all those who attended, helped, spent money, and volunteered their time to make this such a success for the homeless cats.
OPEN DAY 2012
Open Day took place on Sunday 22nd July, and it appears it was the first day of the real summer. A total net profit of £5266 was raised, which is a magnificent result in these difficiult times. In addition, 7 cats found new homes, including a cat severely disfigured by the cruelty of others, for which we are especially grateful. A full breakdown of the individual stalls is available upon request. We thank everyone who volunteered, donated, attended and helped raised funds in any way.
The Plant Fair 2012 and opening of the new Sanctuary building took place on Sunday 27th May 2012, as well as Members & Sponsors Day. The day raised a total of £1287.54, and we thank everyone who attended and all the helpers for the dedicated support we receive from you.
In response to demand we do have a scheme guaranteeing to take in cats from people in the event of their death. As we have expanded to take on 60 more cats, we have more capacity to enable us to make sure we can always do this. Please see the 'About Us' page for further details.
We are delighted that we have an active patron who has strong links with animal welfare. Jeremy Stattersfield MA BM Vet MRCVS, is Principal of Burnham House Veterinary Surgeries at Dover, Folkestone, Whitfield & Walmer. Jeremy is well known throughout Kent & neighbouring counties for his work in helping animal charities, has agreed to be an honorary patron of the Sanctuary.
Over the past year, we have seen a marked increase in the number of people needing to rehome their cats because they are moving into rented accommodation where pets are not allowed.
This "no pet" rule has a massive impact on rescue centres like ourselves and its a real shame that people have to make this choice and part with a much loved pet.
Generally cats are very clean and non-distructive, so is there really a need for landlords to be so strict?
If you find yourself in this position and need to rehome your cat, please do not leave it to the last minute to rehome your pet as most rescue centres have a long waiting list so the sooner you add yourself to the waiting list the better.
FOOD COLLECTION BOXES
The following stores have kindly let us place food collection boxes in their shops.
Co-op (formerly Somerfields) Stembrook Dover
Jolleys Charlton Green Dover
Morrisons Charlton Green Dover
Sainsburys Park Farm Folkestone
Pets at Home Park Farm Folkestone
NEW FROM 22 MARCH 2013 - Morrisons at Wincheap,Canterbury, & we express our thanks to the Manager Mr James Glover for his support. Please use it if you can!