Rosie's Register is run on a
completely voluntary basis. If you have lost your cat, or see a stray cat in
the Eastbourne area of East Sussex, then contact Rosie, who will start the
process of trying to find your lost cat, or catch the stray cat to find if
it has been microchipped which will enable the cats to be back with their
owners as quickly as possible. You can also ask Rosie for advice on having
your cat microchipped, or neutered.
Rosie and her helpers have been
seen out and about in the Eastbourne area all hours of the day and night,
trying to find lost cats that cat owners have contacted her about. She finds
stray cats, and is able to get them back to their worried owners. Rosie is
also well known by many of the cat rescue centres, and other cat charities,
in the Eastbourne area and further afield.
Rosie first became
involved with cat care when a volunteer with Cats' Protection. Rosie
then volunteered to become 'lost and found cats officer' on a temporary
basis, and ended up running the service for five years. During those years
Rosie has been able to re-unite hundreds of lost cats, and stray cats with
In April 2009 , Rosie
went solo, and started Rosie's Register, a very busy lost and found cat
service in Eastbourne and the surrounding area. Every effort is taken to try
and find the lost, or stray cats original owners. However many cats prove to
be truly homeless, and in that situation steps are taken to provide a new
start for the cat. This is usually done either by trying to find a new home
privately, or more commonly, finding a place at one of the cat rescue
centres in the area, with a view to eventual adoption by a new family.
From April 2010 to the end of March2011, Rosie has been party to re-uniting
over 250 cats with their owners, and helped well over 70 cats, that proved
to be un-owned, to a fresh start in new homes.
2011 Rosie has been party to re-uniting over 150 cats with their owners, and
helped over 70 cats, that proved to be un-owned, to a fresh start in new
homes. However, not all lost cats are found easily, and shown below are some of
the cats which remain missing, and stay on Rosie's Register. Please click
on a picture to view the information of that particular cat.
In 2012 Rosie was party to reuniting 143 lost cats with their owners. For
2012 Rosie enabled at least 108 stray cats, that proved to be unowned, to
have a fresh start in new homes. This was with some assistance from local,
and not so local, rescue organisations that were able to offer me spaces but
also, to some degree, by placing some cats privately.
also helped rehome at least 40-50 cats where, for a variety of reasons, the
owners have asked for my assistance. Usually it is that they are having to
move somewhere one can't have pets, deaths, going into care and relationship
breakdown. Sometimes, these days, it's simply lack of money.
would also like to mention that when and where she can, she also tries to
intercept the Free to Good Home adverts
that are all over the place these days, but especially in the free papers.
She is very against these advertisements, as often the people who apply to
adopt these cats (and it's not just cats of course, but dogs and other
animals too) are not quite what they seem, and an animal's life and
wellbeing is put in jeopardy.
You may be interested to know that Rosie, was interviewed about her work back in May 2010, for a feature that
appeared in the October 2010 edition of the very popular Cat World magazine.
Rosie had a weekly column in the
'Eastbourne Gazette, for several years, where she
mentioned the lost and stray cats that had
been found during the previous week. This very popular column ended in
In April 2011,
Rosie had an in depth interview with Sarah Gorrell of Radio Sussex. This
interview was aired on Radio Sussex (FM104.5) during the week
commencing 25th. April 2011, on the
Sarah Gorrell show between 1pm and 4pm.
I would also like to tell you that Rosie's Register has been
nominated as one of the three good causes at the Hailsham Branch of
Waitrose, throughout July. This is where customers are given a token
at the checkout to put in the box of their choice. There is a share
of £1,000 for each cause; whoever gets the most tokens gets the
biggest share of it. I hope you'll give your support. And thanks to
whoever nominated us.