Sad news about two of our resident cats

This has been an extremely sad week for everyone at Katz Castle, because we lost not one but two of our favourite residents, Shandy and Rufus.


Shandy was a lovely, huge, gorgeous ball of orange, aged about 10. Over the last couple of years he had overcome all kind of problems, including with his teeth and ears, but he soldiered on and slowly changed from being quite angry and unapproachable to a really mellow and loving ginger boy. He was always there at the gate to greet Carol every morning. Sadly it appears Shandy suffered a stroke some time on Saturday and Carol found him weak and distressed under one of the outbuildings. She took him home and was able to make him happy and comfortable for his final few hours and he slipped away in the early hours of Sunday. RIP Shandy ❤️


Rufus was a gorgeous and fluffy ginger and white boy who looked like an angel but had the devil’s temper! He had a serious attitude problem and was quick to attack anyone who dared approach him — unless they had food. Despite his temper he will be sorely missed as he was such a character. He sometimes made life miserable for some of the other residents but was always forgiven. Rufus appears to have been hit by a car and made it back to home but died shortly afterwards and Carol found him on Saturday. RIP Rufus ❤️

Kittens, all now chosen, sorry!

These kittens are happily all homed. If we get any more in, we will post the here immediately.

Trying to keep track of the names of all these kittens and match up with all the photos is too much! So here they all are in a bunch, and if you would like to offer a home to one or two (some are being rehomed in pairs) then please get in touch!

Bella (mum, chosen), Chester, Lola, Pookie, Charlie (all chosen)

Queenie (mum, chosen), Brockie, Sooty, Bridget (all chosen)

Freddi, Lucy, Wilma, Bumble (all chosen)

Sad news — Ruth Randall

We were sad to hear of the death of Ruth Randall recently, at the age of 90 years. Ruth supported Katz Castle for 30 years. She was passionate about all animals and will be sadly missed.

Thank you! for your generous donations

We would like t opass on our sincere thanks for all the food donations from our loyal supporters.

Thanks to Sarah and Susanna for the Gourmet food delivered by Amazon.

And thank you too for the cash and cheque donations which are always much appreciated by us and the cats!

— Ann, Carol, and the team