One hot summer’s day a car drove down our lane, waited a minute and then drove off.  We didn’t think anything of it until later one of our staff went to the gate, where they found an old cat litter box which had been recently used. We had a good look around and found Dumpy the Cat hiding nervously in a hedge. We needed to find her a home as we already had 20 rescue cats at Hopefield, we advertised locally but no one came to offer this beautiful cat a home. Therefore we gave her a home for life at Hopefield, you can now find Dumpy visiting the tearoom looking for snacks from friendly visitors or curled up in the staff room. If you are looking at getting a cat please consider a black cat as rescue centers are full of them.