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Jupiter is FIV positve which means he will have to live indoors only. He is nine years old and came from North London.
Jupiter’s previous owner saw our sanctuary online and loved the look of it so she handed him over to us in January 2018. He grew up in a colony of cats so he is not used to living in a house. She had visions of him being homed to a farm where he can live out his days happily catching rats and mice. Sadly, blood tests proved Jupiter to be FIV positive so he will have to live as an indoor cat. He has a lovely personality and is a friendly and confident boy. He needs time to gain your trust and loves affection and will head rub you to his hearts content. This last few weeks have been a struggle for Jupiter where he had an abscess on his tooth. After treatment and lots of rest and recuperation in the sick bay, he rejoined his FIV friends but he is not happy and getting bullied and stopped eating. He is back in the sick bay but he desperately needs a new home. It will take him a while to settle and he will be nervous, wary and will want to hide but we hope he will be a lovely pet. Do you have the time and patience for him? If you do, come up and meet him.

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We would like to wish all of our dear friends, supporters and volunteers a wonderful new year.
Thank you so much for all of your support in 2018 and here’s to a great 2019.

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We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope you all have a lovely day. Thank you for your support.
We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day but all of us staff will come in extra early to care for the cats and finish early. We will dish out the turkey to them on Christmas Day.


Because some of our cats are on special diets or fussy, we gave them their normal food and a nice big serving of turkey on the side. Almost every single cat ate all of the turkey! There was even enough turkey to give them on Boxing Day and they ate all of that too!

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Every Christmas Day we have fresh roast turkey crowns which we have cooked and dish out to all of the cats in our care. They love it! We are asking you to donate to our turkey fund so we can buy as many turkeys as we can in the run up to Christmas. You can do this by stuffing our turkey on our counter in the reception with any loose change, by sending a cheque or via PayPal stating Cats Turkey Dinner. Your donation will be very gratefully received. Thank you.


THANK YOU so much to everyone who donated and to Mandy the Traditional Butchers in Hythe.

Our turkey fund was a huge success and we dished it out to every single cat in our care. We gave them their normal food with a nice big serving of turkey on the side and all of the plates were licked clean the next day. We even had enough turkey to give to them on Boxing Day too.


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We have been asking for a minimum donation of £50 per cat for the last few years and that does not even cover what we have spent on most cats.
Every cat has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated and de flead and wormed.
Whenever people donate more, we are so very grateful.
We have now had to increase our minimum donation to £60 per cat. This now includes a micro chip in adult cats.
Thank you for understanding.

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The total amount raised for our Christmas Fair on Saturday 17th November was £1,865.
It was a little down on last years record but it was still a great day with all of our favourite people. Special thanks to everybody who volunteered their time to help us and to everybody who attended.

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Our Christmas Fair is to be held on Saturday 17th November.

10am – 1.30pm.

Entrance is free.

It will be at the Holy Trinity Church Hall on Sandgate Road in Folkestone.

There will be presents for you and your cat

Homemade cakes and jams

Cards, books and bric a brac

Hamper raffle


Tea, coffee and cats

Please come along. We look forward to seeing you. All proceeds will go towards feeding the cats over the Christmas time.


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Please save the date for our Quiz night which is on Saturday 20th October. It will be held at Etchinghill Village Hall and will start at 7pm. There will be a home made supper of bangers and mash with onion gravy. A vegetarian option is available. Pudding will be sponge and custard. Teas and coffees will be provided but please bring cold drinks. There will be a raffle. Tables of 6-8 people and it costs £10 per person. We look forward to seeing you there.

Please book your tickets early. Call us on 01303 862243.

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Claire raised £275 for braving the zip wire. Thank you to everybody who donated.

On Thurs 6th September, Co Manageress Claire is going to do a sponsored zip wire and Mega Drop to raise money for the cats here at Rhodes Minnis Cat Sanctuary.
She will whizz past the city’s world-famous skyline during an adrenaline-pumping zip line adventure. It is one of the world’s fastest urban zip wires with Zip Now London at Archbishop’s Park.
She will feel the wind in her hair while zooming past some of London’s top attractions, including The Shard, Big Ben and the Coca-Cola London Eye.
A true adrenaline seeker, Claire will climb to heights of 35m (115ft) above south London, before making an exhilarating 225m (738ft) descent. The zip line experience goes to speeds of up to 31mph (50km/h) and promises to give riders the ultimate thrill.
THE MEGA DROP is a freefall jump which is 15 meters high. It requires riders to take a step into the void, with a stomach-flipping freefall followed by a gradual slowing towards ground. It’s a bit like a bungee jump without the bounce.

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The grand total raised for our open day on Sunday 22nd July was £4,720.
Not quite an all time record but perhaps the many events in Folkestone, including the Red arrows took a little of the attention later in the day. Still a splendid result for a one day fundraiser and a lovely crowd to see what we do and enjoy our home made fare. As always a great big thank you to all of the staff and supporters for all the hard work making, baking and preparing in the weeks before, pulling out all the sales stops on the day and then putting it back together afterwards. all on a very warm day!
We had a great day and we were so happy to see so many of you.

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