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The 2021 Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show will be held on
Sunday, May 16th
Classes will be offered for all levels of riding.
The show starts at 8AM at Sommerfield Stables located at
374 Worthington Mill Road in Richboro, PA.
Raffle baskets will be available for chances to win prizes!
We will have used tack, candy and soft pretzels.
All proceeds from the raffle table, candy and used tack sales will benefit Royce's Rescue!
Other food will be available through Chive and Thyme.
Please come out to participate or just to visit!
EVENTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE HORSE SHOW
Classes will be offered for all levels of riding with prizes for first place, champion and reserve champion.
Raffle baskets will be available for chances to win prizes!
We will have used tack, candy and soft pretzels.
Food will be available through Chive and Thyme.
SEE YOU THERE!
WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR THE 2021 HORSE SHOW!!
This has proven to be one of our most profitable fund raisers. It would not be possible without your help. We are again asking for Champion sponsors for $50 or Division sponsors for $100. Posters will be displayed at the show in recognition of your donation.
We will also have a raffle table. Any gift baskets or individual items to make into a gift basket will be greatly appreciated. Used tack is also needed.
Please help to make this day a success.
Thanks for your continued support.
Margrit & Linda
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!
We would like to thank everyone who donated to help us provide Banner with the surgery he required to remove a tumor. The doctors were able to get all of the tumor and he is healed and feeling much better! Banner just joined our rescue a few months ago and has been excelling in our program. He is a sweet, smart five-year-old thoroughbred off the track.
Photos of the 2020 Annual Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show!
Shelter-In-Place Rules at Royce's Rescue
We continue to be open for the feeding and caring of the rescue animals which are considered “essential business” — a state-sanctioned reason to leave home while shelter-in-place rules are in effect.
Please let us know if you are not comfortable with this and we will work hard to find cover for you until the shelter-in-place order is lifted. We will get through this together, because we are all in this together, even our rescue animals and pets. Thank you!
Sandy C. from Comfort for Critters crocheted 3 boxes full of kitten blankets for our adopted kittens to bring to their new homes. We appreciate your time and talents and love having these to send home with our adopted kittens!
URGENT CALL FOR HELP!
During this difficult time our donations are down quite a bit and we desperately need hay and grain for our rescue horses. If there is anyone who can donate these items, we would really appreciate it!
Thank you for your kindness and consideration and please stay well!
We would like to thank all the customers who donated money for the litter drive at the Richboro PetValu! We were able to pick up 67 bags of litter today and we are over the moon! We are constantly running out of litter because we use it so much. Thank you to PetValu for running the drive and to everyone who helped make it such a success!
URGENT CALL FOR HELP!
During this difficult time, please remember our rescue animals! We urgently need the following items, many of which you can find on our Wishlist located on the Home page:
Dry Cat Food
Large Kitchen Trash Bags
Davis Feed Mill Gift Cards to purchase items for the horses.
Thank you for your kindness and consideration and please stay well!
Royce’s Rescue is so proud to have sponsored humane police officer Sharon Dillon who was sworn into Bucks County by the judge in Doylestown on February 19, 2019. Her future is bright in law-enforcement for animals in Pennsylvania. She has now earned her badge. Congratulations! We are so glad we could support you. Together we will make a better future for animals in Pennsylvania.
Thank you to Alicia T. and her 3 daughters Emma, Ashley and Charlotte for donating all this cat food and catnip toys that Precious and Kelsey are really enjoying! We appreciate your thoughtfulness and thank you for volunteering!
THANK YOU BEN!
Thank you Ben for all your hard work in collecting items for our horses, cats and dogs as part of your Bar Mitzvah project. We also received numerous monetary donations on our GoFundMe page in honor of Ben’s Bar Mitzvah. Many thanks to this thoughtful young man!
THANK YOU BETH!
Thank you Beth for crocheting and donating all these blankets! The smaller kitten blankets will go home with our adopted kittens and a large blanket will be one of the prizes at the raffle table to benefit Royce’s Rescue at the Sommerfield Stables horse show to be held on September 15th. Thank you for sharing all your time and talents to benefit our rescue animals!
LILLY IS DOING WELL!
Lilly is coming along so well with her training that some of the camp kids got to ride her. We are very proud of her progress.
SUMMER HORSE CARE PRODUCTS ARE NEEDED!
We are in need of summer help for the horses from bugs and dermatitis issues from the moist weather we are having. Specifically we need fly spray, vet wraps, salt licks, treats, 4x4 gauze pads and mesh mosquito leg wraps. All of these items can be found on our Amazon Wishlist on this website! Thank you for your help!
Thank you Linda for the beautifully crocheted blankets for kittens with matching catnip toys. We appreciate all the time and hard work these require and we are happy to send them home with our adopted kittens!
Thanks for participating and attending the 2019 Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show at Sommerfield Stables!!
We all had lots of fun, won some wonderful prizes and ribbons, and ate delicious food all day! We were so glad to see everyone there!
Below are additional photos shared by Sharon S. of the Horse Show
THANK YOU TO THE CRAFTY LADIES!
We would like to say thank you to Cheryl S. who gave us a very generous donation, and we also want to thank her church crochet group, The Crafty Ladies. They crocheted these fabulous kitten blankets for our adopted kittens to bring to their new homes with them. Thank you so much! We appreciate your hard work and dedication!
THANK YOU JEN!
A big thank you to Jen for knitting all these beautiful kitten blankets to go home with our adopted kittens. Your tireless hard work and dedication is much appreciated!
THANK YOU FOR DINING OUT AND DONATING TO ROYCE'S RESCUE!
Thank you for joining us at The Candlewyck Bar & Grill for the Dine & Donate event. Candlewyck donated 20% of each check to Royce's Rescue! We had a phenomenal turnout and we are so grateful to all of our Royce's Rescue supporters!
Thank you Barbara for crocheting these 17 new kitten blankets! We love sending these soft warm blankets off with our newly adopted kittens. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication to our rescue animals.
We would like to send out a big thank you to Animal Lifeline for this carload of donations for our rescue animals! Your kindness, generosity and hard work are much appreciated!
THANK YOU MAX!
Max wanted to celebrate his 7th birthday by collecting items for our rescue animals instead of things for himself. What a wonderful, selfless thing for a young boy to do! The best news is that he did the same thing for the animals last year. Thank you and Happy Birthday Max!
A big thank you goes out to Najeedah, one of our regulars at the stables and the shelter. We appreciate your recent donation of mineral licks and vet wraps for our rescue horses, and thank you for everything you do all year long to help the rescue animals!
THANK YOU CARES!
CARES, the Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services, featured our rescue puppy Dutchess in their February Community Newsletter. Thank you to CARES and all the staff for helping this puppy become and happy and healthy dog!
Thoracoscopic Surgery - CARES Gives New Pup a Chance at a Healthy Life
Dutchess was a seemingly normal and healthy Labrador retriever puppy. But, when she was weaned from her mother and started solid food, her owner began to notice something alarming. She would throw up her food and was not gaining weight, like her littermates. After her owner could no longer care for her, thankfully Dutchess came into the care of Margrit Sommer of Royce's Rescue (www.roycesrescue.org) in Richboro. At three months old and just 10 pounds, Dutchess’ family veterinarian discovered she had a vascular ring anomaly; an abnormal positioned blood vessel that causes a restriction on the esophagus above the heart. This condition would not allow solid food to pass through her esophagus. It was recommended she go to CARES, in Langhorne for specialized care.
Margrit met with CARES’ board-certified veterinary surgeon, Dr. David Puerto and it was decided that Dutchess would undergo minimally invasive thoracoscopic surgery. Dr. Puerto identified the narrowing of the esophagus with a scope in her chest. He isolated and separated the abnormal vessel and relieved the constriction. Dutchess made an excellent recovery from her surgery.
Although Dutchess still needs to eat very small meals at a time, she is thriving, growing and living happily on the farm with Margrit! “CARES is absolutely wonderful in every way,” says Margrit. "They really do care! This is the only place I’ll go!”
Minimally invasive surgery decreases postoperative pain, reduces stress, reduces infections, and allows shorter hospital stays and more rapid recovery.
To learn more about minimally invasive surgical procedures at CARES, please call us at 215-750-2774.
THANK YOU PETVALU!
Thank you to everyone who donated a can of cat or dog food when you were shopping at the Richboro PetValu. The Thanks for Giving campaign during Thanksgiving paid off!! We are so grateful to receive all this canned food for our rescue animals! Thank you to PetValu as well for coordinating this wonderful food drive for cats, dogs and kittens.
THANK YOU CATS AND DOGS RULE!
A big thank you goes out to Cats and Dogs Rule of Newtown for collecting all these donations for Royce's Rescue! Charlie and all the rescue animals are very grateful for your kindness!
THANKS FOR A GREAT YEAR!
2018 proved to be a fabulous year for Royce's Rescue. We rescued and found loving homes for several dogs and horses that needed our help and were able to find wonderful homes for 215 cats and kittens, including 16 we brought up from Hurricane Florence to help other rescues in a time of need. The tireless efforts of all our volunteers were what made this possible. They never complain or give up when it comes to the animals. The food drives and donations from our community have been remarkable from Girl Scouts, Bar Mitzvah projects, senior citizens, high school students completing their LINCS hours for community service and even a day care with small children learning the importance of helping animals. It is our goal this year to get more of the community involved to gain constant awareness to the plight of these animals.
Watch for news about our biggest fundraiser, the Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show on May 5th here at Sommerfield Stables. We have a huge raffle table with used tack, raffle baskets, pretzels, candy, etc. Please think of us close to this time for your donations. If you can make blankets, pillows, anything you like, we will raffle it to raise money to care for the rescue animals. If you are a business or know someone who owns a business, please let them know that we are looking for sponsors for this important event.
We are looking for people who would be willing to foster dogs until we are able to find them that special home. Let us know if you would be interested. In addition, we are always looking for foster homes for our cats and kittens to get them ready for adoption.
Thank you all for everything you do all year to help the rescue, and for everything you've done in 2018. With your help, we are looking forward to an even better 2019!
A REAL FEEL GOOD STORY
Every once in a while we are reminded why we work so hard to help animals, and ultimately, people.
Tim Reeves wasn't looking for a new dog, but when Oliver came along and needed a new home desperately, he gave it another try. Here is his story...
December 26, 1969, I walked into the local firehouse and started my firefighting career. Through the next 4-plus decades, I served my community as volunteer and paid firefighter and as a paramedic in Bucks County.
In 1997, my wife, Kathy, and I brought the first of five Golden Retrievers into our home. We named our new puppy, Douglas of Mount Laurel, aka – Doug, in honor of a drug and alcohol counselor who walked me through steps of sobriety. Then, in 2008, we adopted our first rescue, a Golden Retriever. For the next eight years, we adopted or fostered Golden Retrievers, all senior dogs.
After Molly crossed the rainbow bridge in 2016, we decided not to adopt again. That is until this spring, a friend messaged me about a posting on the Royce’ Rescue Facebook page. The rescue had a Golden Retriever puppy, Oliver. I connected with Royce’s director, Linda. She talked about a beautiful two-year-old boy puppy who was well trained and loving.
We brought him home ten days later for a trial period and never looked back. My wife calls Oliver, the dog “that we were never going to get” dog. At the same time, I had decided that I would turn in my driver’s license due to health reasons.
Oliver has become my close companion. He stays with me night and day…like Velcro. I have a history of panic/anxiety attacks, which are common with a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Having Oliver with me, I am having fewer panic and anxiety attacks. He knows when I am going to have them well before I do and stays closer to me at those times.
Oliver not only helps me through the tougher days, he is a de-stressor for my wife after her long days at work. At 85 pounds, he thinks he is a lap dog and curls up on her lap almost every night.
Oliver has become a very large part of the family. He loves my grandchildren and they absolutely adore him. Oliver brings laughter and joy into our house. He is just so goofy!
My heart is full of gratitude for Linda at Royce’s Rescue for her assistance in adopting Oliver as well as his former owners who trained Oliver so perfectly.
Just when I thought all doors were closing, God provided another door, which contained a gift of life, named Oliver.
A huge thank you goes out to Right Steps Daycare in Richboro, PA. Not only did they collect lots of much needed items for our rescue animals, but they also made a generous monetary donation. To top it off, we received some seriously cute pictures and letters from the children! Thank you so much for your hard work to help the animals at Royce's Rescue. Your kindness is very much appreciated!
Thank you so much to the employees at Rosedale Mills in Pennington, NJ for the food drive donations you collected for Royce's Rescue! We received items for our cats and horses as well as lots of dog food which we will bring to our local dog shelter. Your hard work to help the rescue animals is very much appreciated!
A big thank you goes out to the families of Right Steps Daycare for collecting these items to donate to our rescue animals. We appreciate your kindness and are happy you thought of us this year! Happy Holidays.
Thank you Cole for collecting much needed items for Royce’s Rescue for your junior black belt community service project from Action Karate school. Your thoughtfulness and hard work are much appreciated!
FEED A KITTEN THIS THANKSGIVING!!
As you are preparing for your Thanksgiving feast this year, please give a thought about the cats and kittens at Royce's Rescue! You can donate food from our Amazon Wishlist located on the Home and Donate page. Monetary donations are also much appreciated during the holiday season. Just click on the DONATE button on the Home and Donate page. Thank you for thinking about them as you plan your holiday giving!
NEW! AMAZON WISH LIST!
We now have an awesome new way to donate to Royce's Rescue! Just click on the red Amazon Wish List button and it will take you to our favorites list. We have our most needed items on the list, with our favorites displayed for easy ordering! Items will ship directly to us when you choose Royce's Rescue when you check out. Please let us know how you like it!
Thank you kindergartners at Saint Katharine Drexel regional Catholic school in Holland for all the cat food, litter, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent, toys etc. that your little hands have collected for all of our cats and kitties. Your efforts are much appreciated!
HURRICANE FLORENCE KITTENS HAVE ARRIVED!
We received a delivery from Keith at Packman K-9 Concierge Transport Services of 1 mother cat, her 6 kittens and 10 additional kittens for a total of 17 cats from a storm ravaged rescue in North Carolina.
We are happy to help the shelters in need!
Donations are desperately needed for the cost of transport, medical care, food and other costs as we work quickly to get these kittens up to date on shots and medicine to get them ready for adoption. To donate, please go to the Donations page on this website.
Thank you for any help you can offer!
THANK YOU BUCKS BOOK CLUB!
A big thank you goes out to Sarah and the Bucks Book Club for donating kitten blankets and dog and cat food for our rescue animals. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated!
GENEROUS HEARTS AT WORK FOR ROYCE'S RESCUE!
Audrey, Gretchen and Mia held a slime and lemonade stand to benefit Royce's Rescue. They were able to donate $185 to help us care for and find homes for the rescue animals! Thank you!! Your selflessness and hard work are very much appreciated!
THE RESCUE IS IN NEED OF CANNED CAT FOOD!
We are so low on wet cat food (cans) that we are now buying it at the store to feed the cats and kittens. We are urgently looking for individuals or groups to start a food drive for CANNED CAT FOOD. Start one in your office or have the kids make this a summer project! Any help is much appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at Royce's Rescue located on 374 Worthington Mill Road, Richboro, PA. Monetary donations are also welcome. You can donate on our website roycesrescue.org or with this link:https://www.gofundme.com/royces-rescue-fundraising. If you have any questions, please call Linda at 215-801-6398. Thank you!
Thanks for participating in and attending the Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show at Sommerfield Stables!!
We all had lots of fun, won some wonderful prizes and ribbons, and ate delicious food all day! We were so glad to see everyone there.
Enjoy our scrapbook of the event!
THANK YOU to Sharon for providing us with lots more photos of the Horse Show!
LOCAL ARTIST'S PAINTING TO BENEFIT THE RESCUE!
AN EXCLUSIVE OFFER TO BENEFIT ROYCE'S RESCUE!
Becky, a wonderful local artist and the owner of Tawnee, our rescue horse, has generously donated this beautiful portrait to benefit Royce's Rescue. If you would love to own this original portrait custom made by our local artist, we are offering it for purchase now, ahead of the event. If you are interested, please call Linda at 215-801-6398. Initial asking price is $300, but we are willing to take bids and award it to the highest bidder. Don't wait!
We would like to thank Jessica from Second Round Ribbons for the beautiful quilt she made for us. This quilt is made from show ribbons for our Royce's Rescue Benefit Horse Show which was held Sunday, May 6th at Sommerfield Stables in Richboro, PA.
THANK YOU FOR THE HORSE PILLOWS!
Becky made these gorgeous horse pillows to benefit Royce's Rescue at the Horse Show held on May 6th. Thank you Becky. We are very grateful that you are so thoughtful and worked so hard to help us!
THANK YOU TO FIRST NATIONAL BANK & TRUST, NEWTOWN!!
The First National Bank & Trust Newtown, Jamison Branch, Jamison, PA, ran a very successful food drive to benefit Royce's Rescue! This bank is proud to be the oldest bank in Bucks County, in business for 154 years!
Thank you to Heidi, Kate, Beth, Maggie, Helay and Pravina for all your hard work and thoughtfulness! Donations included pet food, toys, and blankets as well as $265 donated by their patrons! Thank you to all of you as well!
We are very grateful for your kindness.
THANK YOU FOR A GREAT NIGHT!
We had a great turnout at Candlewyck Bar & Grill last Sunday, April 22nd. The food was fabulous, the service was excellent and due to the generosity of the employees and patrons, they were able to donate $500 to the rescue! They also collected a wide variety of much needed items for the animals.
Thank you so much! Your kindness is much appreciated and your donations will go a long way in helping all of the rescue animals with their care, feeding and placement in wonderful, loving new homes.
A huge thank you goes out to Sophia and Paul Khabensky of Sophic Systems, Inc. for their generous donation of $1,000! This contribution will go a long way in helping Vission, Dutchess, and all of the rescue animals. We are very grateful!!
We recently received 2 grants from the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation to help us with funding our spay and neutering progam. We received a grant from:
-The Margaret Haas Rotunno Memorial Fund for Local No Kill Shelters of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
-The Barry M. Kessler Animal Rights & Conservation Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation
These funds are vital in helping us to spay & neuter cats and kittens to help control the cat population in our community.
We are very grateful and will certainly put the grants to good use!
A big THANK YOU!! goes out to the employees at:
M & S Centerless Grinding, Inc.
258 County Line Road
Hatboro, PA 19040
for their very successful food drive. We filled our very large car with food, bowls, and lots of goodies for our rescue animals.
Thank you for thinking of us!
A huge THANK YOU!!
goes out to
Tangles Hair Salon
1071 2nd Street Pike
for the very successful Food Drive they initiated!
We are so grateful for your help!
Volunteers needed to help with cats,
horses, fundraisers, grant applications!
Thanks in advance!
We can't do it without your help!
Donations are greatly welcomed!