Janette’s legacy of love, care and compassion lives on

Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue is under new management following the death last summer of our beloved founder and inspirational leader, Janette Frankland.

Janette passed away peacefully at home on 11 July 2017 after battling cancer for nearly a year. She was 73.

She left an indelible mark on the world of animal welfare. Her determination and generosity were beyond compare, and many thousands of cats and kittens owe their lives and their happiness to her inspirational work.

It was always Janette’s wish that our rescue should continue to operate after her passing, and we are delighted to confirm that this will be the case.

The charity is now co-managed by Jon Hancock, our honorary treasurer, and Theresa Foot, Janette’s “head girl” at our rescue centre.

“It is an absolute privilege for both of us,” said Jon. “Janette is irreplaceable and we will all miss her terribly, but we are deeply honoured that she has placed her trust in us and we will do everything in our power to build on her wonderful work.”

Family, friends and colleagues past & present gathered at Bournemouth Crematorium last July for Janette’s funeral.

A moving but uplifting service led beautifully by Victoria Wesley featured heartfelt tributes and some of Janette’s favourite music.

There was barely a spare seat in the main chapel as mourners reflected fondly on Janette’s extraordinary achievements and her selfless devotion.

  • Contact details for Lymington Cat & Kitten Rescue remain unchanged: email info@lymicat.org, telephone 01590 678663 / 678233, or in an emergency call 07739 109029



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