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Our friends at Frandham rehoming centre are holding a fundraising walk on Sunday 25th March. They will be leaving Frandham Kennels, Minnis Lane, River, Near Dover, CT15 7DN at 11am and the walk will be approximately two hours long.
Costs £7 per person or please feel free to pop in to Frandham and get a sponsorship form instead. Tea, coffee, hot cross buns and cake will be served when we get back.
All funds raised will be split between the homeless dogs at Frandham and the homeless cats at Rhodes Minnis.
All dogs welcome on leads.
Call Frandham on 01304 823133

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Our fun quiz night is to be held on Saturday 10th March at Etchinghill Village Hall, St Marys Drive, Etchinghill, near Folkestone. CT18 8NQ
It starts at 7pm and you will be provided with a homemade supper of Spanish chicken and chorizo bake (vegetarian option available). Desert is plum crumble cake with ice cream. Teas and coffees. Please bring your own cold drinks.
It costs £10 per person and tables of 6 to 8 people.
There will be a raffle.

Hosted by the brilliant quiz master Richard Darlington.
We look forward to another sold out evening.

Book your tickets now by calling 01303 862243

All proceeds go directly to the homeless cats.

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Save the date for your diary for Saturday 10th March for our Quiz Night. More details to follow soon.

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Louie is an 11 year old Bengal who’s behaviour changed when his previous owner had a baby. He came to us in March 2017 and we had found two different homes for him but both times he came back. We have learnt more about him from those two homes and we believe that a rural property would suit him where he has lots to explore. But he does need a nice warm home to feel comfortable and well loved. He’s such a character and is an affectionate boy who loves to climb up onto your back and give you a massage. He would need to be the only cat as he wants all the attention. Being left alone for too long is not good for him and he been known to be destructive and mess around the house. He has a very loud call and will cry for attention. Being in the sanctuary is not the best environment for him. He is very inquisitive and follows us around and going into other cats pens which is upsetting them all. He has digestive issues which we believe are stress related. We have tried him on various foods to settle his stomach. He is on a special diet. We would love for him to be re homed as soon as possible to the right person. Come and meet him if you believe you can give Louie the forever home he deserves.

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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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
**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

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.

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!

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