Sheffield-based animal rescue marks 10th anniversary

One of the volunteers at Rain Rescue with a cat.
One of the volunteers at Rain Rescue with a cat.

A Sheffield-based animal rescue marked its 10th year as a registered charity - by opening a new extension.

Rain Rescue celebrated the milestone occasion by hosting a small gathering at its Northern Avenue base last weekend where they opened their newly installed cattery.

The cattery is known as ‘Linda’s Cattery’ in memory of Linda Napper, a former volunteer, who died suddenly last year.

It was funded by money raised in her memory as well as a grant from the The Pet Plan Charitable Trust.

Lauren Sanderson, deputy charity manager, said: “It was a moment for us to reflect on what the charity has achieved as well as remember our dear friend and colleague Linda.

“Linda was an inspiration to everyone she met, having dedicated her life to rescuing animals in need we felt it fitting that our cattery would be named in her memory.”

The small charity has saved the lives of thousands of dogs that were due to be put to sleep in the local authority stray kennels and cats and kittens abandoned on the streets.

Despite only officially opening this weekend the cattery is already said to be full with cats and kittens. Anyone interested in adopting is asked to contact the rescue on 07725888207 or visit