HISTORY AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Rain Rescue launches it's very first community cat neutering campaign called 'Snip N Chip'.
Launches Pawsome Partners project securing rescue spaces at other larger welfare organisations such as Blue Cross, Battersea Dogs and Cats Homes, Wood Green Animals Charity, and Cats Protection. Helping more animals than ever before.
The official opening of ''Linda's Cattery'', the charities first purpose built cat facilities allowing them to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome more cats than ever before. The project was possible thanks to the money raised in memory of Linda Napper and a grant from The Pet Plan Charitable Trust. The opening coincided with the 10th anniversary of Rain Rescue becoming a registered charity.
Linda Napper, dear friend and employee of Rain Rescue passes away March 2015. Linda devoted her life to helping others and nursing animals in need of help. The lives she has saved are her legacy and continue to inspire the work the charity undertakes.
Rain Rescue undertakes it's first feral cat TNR project, neutering 112 feral cats living on the old steel works of Sheffield thanks to a grant given by LUSH.
Jacquie Neilson is voted onto the ADCH's Management Committee - becoming an advocate for small animal welfare groups in the development of the Code of Practice, as well as powering the importance of member benefits.
Rain Rescue joins the Association Of Dogs and Cats Homes as a full member.
Rain Rescue wins the PetPlan Charitable Trust Animal Welfare Award - an award created specifically in response to the number of nominations the charity received for the Pet Plan Charity Awards that year and was presented at the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes annual conference.
Rain Rescue employs it's first member of staff.
Rain Rescue opens it's first charity shop in October 2012 taking a lease on a small but humble property in Arbourthorne, Sheffield providing a source of much needed income to fund the charity's vital work.
Rain Rescue becomes a registered charity under its official name Summerfields - Life Skills Through Pet Care. Formed to assist pets in crisis situations. Primarily focused on providing veterinary support, transport, emergency boarding and ultimately homes for pets in need as well as providing advice, education and assistance to the public in their times need.
Jacquie Neilson founds Rain Rescue as a voluntary group. Her aim to improve the conditions in local authority dog pounds and help dogs at risk of being put to sleep to find rescue placements.