Our Team



​Irene has been a member of our charity for over 20 years and has been instrumental in rehoming over 1,000 cats and kittens in that time! Irene has also worked in our Biggleswade Shop and been a regular stall holder at events. 


​Ivan has been with the team for several years and as well as being an experienced business man and an qualified accountant he is excellent at bringing new ideas to the table!




Kevin keeps track of all the money coming in and out of the charity, which keeps him very busy! His attention to detail ensures everything is accounted for. He also deals with membership enquiries and pursuing members for their annual membership fees.



Philippa is our secretary, she is kept very busy dealing with enquiries via email, and assisting with Facebook and Twitter and co-owning our Website with Jenna. She also organises the committee at meetings so everyone knows what they are doing!


Marketing, Media and PR

Jenna is the voice behind our social media, web site and fundraising campaigns. As well as looking after our marketing and PR, she also spends her weekends helping out at the kennels.


Membership Communication, Small Mammal Team Member

Zoe set up our Small Mammals section over 30 years ago, and is the Small Mammal Team Leader – actively fostering small mammals whilst they wait for their furever homes. In addition to looking after many of our small and furry friends, she also organises fundraising events and volunteers in our shop.



Paul holds the charity shop administrator role and is busy giving it a facelift. Paul also gets stuck in at every event and can be found doing everything from judging a dog show to manning the BBQ!


Animal Welfare Oversight

Les has volunteered for RATS for almost two decades. His wealth of experience makes him the perfect person to look after the welfare of our animals.He also oversees important works at the kennels.

Dog Section


Julie joined us in 2016 as Kennel Manager at our Highfields Kennel site. She is assisted by her husband Dean, Hayley, Jenna and an amazing team of extremely dedicated dog walkers and volunteers. 

Cat Section


Based in Bedfordshire, our Cat Section comprises of Liz, Helen, Angie, Sue, Hayley and Linda. Between them, they have many years' experience of looking after cats and kittens and in their spare time, can also often be found helping out at events, our shop and making items to sell. 

Small Mammal Section


Our Small Mammals are fostered in Bedfordshire by Zoe, Hazel, Diane, Sarah, Nicola and Rosie. An extremely dedicated band of people who have a wealth of experience in rehoming rabbits, guinea pigs and the odd Syrian hamster!