Special post July 6th 2020
We have received such sad news. Jeanne Stone, one of our hard working Fosterers, sadly passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning. Our thoughts and love are sent to her husband Graham. Jeanne worked so hard for many years dedicating her life to saving, rehabilitating and rehoming so many cats both domestic and feral. She also raised much needed funds, some of you may remember seeing her at Lacock car boot sales. Please send any photos and stories of cats you have had from Jeanne to our e mail address. It would be lovely to see the contented faces of cats whose lives she touched. R.I.P Jeanne. We will continue to work hard saving cats and kittens, you will never be forgotten.
Cat Rescue in Chippenham was started over 20 years ago by cat lover Jean Gilbert and a friend who has since retired after both originally supporting another cat rescue organisation for some time. The rescue typically rehomes up to 250 cats and kittens in any one year. She has foster mothers dotted around Wiltshire who also care for the cats. The main foster mums as well as taking in the usual range of cats also specialise in area such working with feral cats and also hand raising kittens. We also have some been successful socialising of feral kittens. They group tend to have up to 50 cats with them at any one time and get through dozens of tins / pouches of cat food every day. The rescue is run entirely by unpaid volunteers and relies on donations to help pay for food and of course vet bills which runs into many thousands of pounds each year.
Anyone who thinks they could give a cat or kitten a suitable home or would like to help the rescue can contact Mrs Gilbert on (01249) 653443 alternatively look at our ‘how you can help’ page.