About Venture Farm Cat Rescue
The History Of Venture Farm
Prior to 1997 the Trust was known as "Cats in Distress" and run by Carol Lai. In February 1997 the owner of the land became bankrupt and the building society placed an eviction order on the charity.
Rod Lea and John Brown hearing about this and fearing for the safety of the animals still on site, made enquiries regarding help and subsequently pooled their savings to buy the property in April 1997.
At the time of the purchase there were 150 animals on the site and whilst this figure does fluctuate due to re-homing, there remain over 100 animals still on the site at any one time, which include chickens, geese, peacocks, sheep and Barnaby the donkey.
The name of the charity was changed with the Charity Commission to "Venture Farm Cat Rescue" under a new board of Trustees.
Our main aim is to rehome as many of our cats as possible. We usually have over 60 cats in need of loving homes.