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WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR THE 2020 HORSE SHOW!!
On Sunday, May 3rd Royce’s Rescue will hold its Annual Benefit Horse Show at Sommerfield Stables. 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
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!
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!
Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Pet Sitting and all of your clients who gave so generously to help our animals here at Royce’s. Your donations will be put to use immediately and your kindness and generosity are much appreciated!
Liz, who works at the Richboro Veterinary Hospital, and her daughter Liv donated all this wonderful cat food for our rescue cats and kittens! We have been requesting exactly this kind of food and we are so glad to receive it. Thank your for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
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.
SURPLUS HORSE BLANKETS TO BENEFIT ROYCE’S RESCUE!
Royce’s rescue currently has more horse blankets than we can use. If you are interested in any of these blankets to keep your horses warm for the winter, please contact Linda at 215-801-6398 to come see what we have. All blankets are just $5 and proceeds will benefit the rescue animals!
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!
PART TIME HELP NEEDED AT THE BARN!
Royce's Rescue is looking for part-time barn help including turn out and property maintenance. This is an hourly, paid position. If you are interested, please contact Linda at 215-801-6398.
PART TIME HELP NEEDED AT THE BARN!
Royce's Rescue is looking for part-time barn help including turn out and property maintenance. This is an hourly, paid position. If you are interested, please contact Linda at 215-801-6398.
Thank you Christy M. for these 2 cases of canned Mother and Babycat from our Amazon Wishlist located on our website! We asked for help and you responded. Your generosity is much appreciated!
A big thank you goes out to Debbie H. for donating all this Mother and Babycat kitten food. We have an urgent need for this type of food right now and your donation is much appreciated! You can find this food on our Amazon Wishlist.
WOW! THANK YOU!
A big thank you goes out to Irene H. for this very generous donation of kitten food! We put out a call for help and you responded. We are in need of Mother and Babycat canned food for our many kittens and now we have a pregnant mother, Nixie. This item is listed first on our Amazon Wishlist on our website at roycesrescue.org.
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 to Nicole M. for donating all these items for our rescue horses who are struggling with the summer heat and mosquitoes. Your generosity is much appreciated!
Thank you Animal Lifeline for donating dog beds for some of our rescued pups. They are already enjoying them!
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!
Oksana P. sent along the wonderful cases of cat food for our rescue cats and kittens!
This Amazon Wishlist item is always welcome and we appreciate it!
Bernadette J. sent along all this horse shampoo for our rescue horses as well as fly spray, 6 cases of vet wrap, treats and 4 boxes of 4x4 gauze pads. She also donated a scratching post and toys for our rescue cats and kittens. Thank you so much! We appreciate your generosity in donating these items from our Amazon Wishlist and we always get excited when they arrive!
Thank you to Lynn G. for this wonderful donation of 4x4 gauze pads for our rescue horses as they battle the heat this summer. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
Thank you to Christine C. for this wonderful donation of 2 boxes of 4x4 gauze pads, a jug of fly spray, treats and 2 cases of vet wrap for our rescue horses as they battle the heat this summer. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
Thank you to Christine D. for this wonderful donation of horse treats for our rescue horses as well as much needed fly spray. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
Many thanks to Bryan and Lindsay K. for sending along these Amazon Wishlist items for our rescue horses that we requested. We asked for help and you responded! Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated! Thank you for your help!
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 to the Holloran family for holding a lemonade stand and raising money to buy our cats and kittens all these supplies! We appreciate your hard work and generosity!
Valerie continues to make these healthy and delicious treats for our rescue horses. Thank you for sharing your talents. The horses will love them!
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!
Thank you again to Lizbeth D. for this donation of canned food for our kittens. She also sent 2 big bags of dry food!
Your generosity is much appreciated.
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
The Horse Show:
Thank you to horsemom for donating all this kitten food for our rescue kittens. Your kindness is much appreciated!
Thank you to Jenna for donating this beautiful western saddle for the rescue horses. We will surely put it to good use!
Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Thank you to Hope and Terry for donating these items for our rescue animals. We especially love the handmade crotcheted kitten blankets that go home with our adopted kittens.
Many thanks to the folks at Bopegan Farm who brought all these donations for our rescue animals when they were attending our benefit horse show. Your generosity and thoughtfulness are much appreciated!
A big thank you goes out to Tracey who donated all of this cat food for our rescue cats and kittens. She included the Mother and Baby Cat food we have been requesting. Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness!
Many thanks to Beth for crocheting these fantastic kitten blankets! We love sending our kittens home with some warm comfort from us. Your kindness and hard work are much appreciated!
Thank you to Joshua, Bernadette and an anonymous donor for your Amazon Wishlist donation of Mother and Babycat food for our 2 mother’s at the rescue. We appreciate that you answered our call for help with these items!
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 ROBERT AND SANDRA!
Thank you to Robert and Sandra for donating this dog crate for our rescue animals. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
Thank you to Mia and Gretchen B. for this Amazon Wishlist donation of canned Mother and Babycat for our new mothers and baby kittens. We asked for help and they responded! Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
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 Beth from Langhorne for crocheting these fantastic kitten blankets to go home with our adopted kittens. Your hard work and dedication to these rescue animals is much appreciated!
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!
Thank you Brendan C. for this fabulous donation from our Amazon Wishlist to help us feed the rescue kittens. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
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 Debbie, Marsha and Amanda for your donations of blankets, sheets, pillows and food for the rescue animals. Your kindness is much appreciated!
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.
We'd like to thank Beth from Langhorne for these beautiful hand crocheted kitten blankets. We love to send these off with our newly adopted kittens so they have a little taste of home to bring along with them. Your hard work and dedication to helping us continue this tradition is priceless!
A big thank you goes out to Lily for all these wonderful beds, toys and treats for our rescue cats and kittens. Thank you for thinking of us. Your generosity is much appreciated!
Thank you Oksana from Sunny Tree House daycare and nursery school. We appreciate your donation and kindness!
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!
Thank you to the two anonymous donors who sent us these wonderful bags of dry cat food, toys and Baby Cat. You heard that we needed help and you responded. We are very grateful!
Thank you to Jenna for the beautiful handmade blankets and cat food you donated for our cats and kittens. Your thoughtfulness and generosity are much appreciated!
A big thank you goes out to Barbara for crocheting 17 more kitten blankets! We love to send our kittens home with these blankets so they leave with a little love from us. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity Barbara!
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.
CATS IN NEED OF LOVING HOMES
We currently have 15 cats and teenage kittens who need loving and patient homes. These animals are not feral, but are very shy and scared and require someone who will patiently work with them to help them become more social and loving. If you are interested in helping one of these cats, please contact us.
Thank you to Mark who attends Right Steps for his donation of much needed cat food. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated!
Thank you to Connie V. who sent us these big bags of Kitten Chow from our Amazon Wishlist in honor of her rescue kitties Kiki and Tabbi. Your donation is much appreciated!
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 to Nicole H. for this Amazon Wishlist donation in honor of Annie W.'s 10th birthday! We love when items from the Wishlist are donated because these are the items we use the most. Happy Birthday Annie and thank you Nicole for your thoughtful gift and donation to help the rescue animals.
A big thank you goes out to Dogs and Cats Rule of Newtown. They not only offer us a discount on their products, but they also collect donations for us. Thank you for the most recent donations and for all you do for Royce's Rescue all year long!
We received some cat toys, hammock, cat scratchers and horse treats from Bheru G. who used our Amazon Wishlist to donate the items we need. Thank you so much for thinking of us. Your kindness is 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 to Jessica T. for this Amazon Wishlist donation and good wishes for the Holidays. Happy Holidays to you as well! Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated.
Thank you Barbara for working so hard on crocheting 15 more kitten blankets! We love these blankets to give to our adopted kittens so they can bring something soft and warm from us to their new homes. Your thoughtfulness and dedication are very much appreciated!
Thank you to Grecelda W., Oxana P. and Nicole, Bryan, Jacob and Peter B. for your generous Amazon Wishlist donations! We thank you for keeping us in mind as you decide on your Holiday giving. Your kindness is appreciated!
Thank you to Gloria F. for these gorgeous kitten blankets to give to our adopted kittens when they go to their new forever homes. We appreciate all the hours of hard work to make our kittens soft and comfortable!
Thank you to Jennifer who recently donated kitten food through our Amazon Wishlist. She sent a nice note saying things are going really well with Libby (now Penny) that she recently adopted. Thank you Jennifer and so happy to have such a great update on Penny!
A huge thank you goes out to Barbara for crocheting 14 kitten blankets! We love these blankets to send home with our adopted kittens so they start their new life with something soft and made with love. Thank you Barbara!
Thank you Rhea, a volunteer at Royce's Rescue, for donating from our Amazon Wishlist! We also received some 9-Lives but there was no name attached. Thanks to you also! Our Wishlist is a great way to donate. Just go to our Donations page and click on the Wishlist button. If you choose Amazon Smile, we will also get a portion of the value of your order donated to us. Win! Win!
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!
We received several donations of cat food in response to our Feed a Kitten for Thanksgiving request. Thank you to the Garrett family, Beth Smith of Gemini Pet Services and Jon Michael Nelson for your generous donations to help feed our cats and kittens! If you’d like to help, please go to our HOME or DONATE page and click on the Amazon Wishlist button or the DONATE button. Also don’t forget to use Amazon Smile when ordering gifts for loved ones this year. Thank you for your help this holiday season!
Thank you to Barbara D. for the beautifully crocheted blankets to send home with our kittens when they are adopted. They are gorgeous and we love this little added bit of home we can send along when they go to their forever homes. Thanks Barbara!
Thank you to Bopegan Farm for your donation of these huge bags of cat food and litter. They are so needed and we are grateful for your kindness and generosity!
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!
THANK YOU FOR THE DONATION!
Charlie our barn cat at the rescue is very thankful for the four 35 pound tubs of kitty litter that were delivered today from Chewie.com. Thank you to whomever ordered this for us. We really need it! Please let us know who you are so we can thank you. Your thoughtfulness is 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!
THE SOMMERFIELD STABLES HORSE SHOW
Sunday, September 16th Sommerfield Stables hosted a horse show. A table was set up with a raffle, used tack, candy and pretzels to benefit Royce’s Rescue. Proceeds from the table went directly to the many animals we save.