About our resources

We are a small charity with no paid staff, completely reliant on donations to fund our running costs. These can be high: our vets' bill for one month can come in at £1,100 or more. We are very sorry but we are unable to pay vets' bills for animals other than those in our care.

We are also sorry that we have limited capacity to take in all the animals that need our help. Our pens and foster-homes are always over-subscribed, and space can only be found when one of the residents moves on to a permanent home.

All donations of money, food and goods to sell are gratefully received. Please see elsewhere on this site for details of events and help needed.

Are you a cat lover? Could you run a cat rescue?

Hay Cat Rescue has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes for over 1000 cats and kittens, and helped many more in other ways, since it was established in 2004.
So it is with a heavy heart that due to worsening Arthritis I will be unable to continue to provide this much needed service for the cats and the community for much longer.
Hay Cat Rescue is, therefore, looking for a reliable cat lover, or several cat lovers working together, willing and able to continue to run this small, independent, registered Charity. This involves accommodating, sometimes trapping, veterinary health checks, record keeping and fundraising, as well as delivering cats and kittens to their new homes. Some equipment is available to a committed and caring person.
Over the years HCR has been very generously supported by many kind and caring people who would, I am sure, continue to help with donations of cat food and goods for fundraising.
If no one is forthcoming, Hay Cat Rescue will close once the cats in our care have found their new homes.
For more information, or to offer a cat a home, please call Kathie on 01497 821401.

Cats & kittens needing homes

Hay Cat Rescue is pleased to have found caring homes for 45 cats and kittens in 2018. 5 cats & kittens have been homed, so far, in 2019. 1,144 cats and kittens have been rehomed since our formation in 2004.

We are always looking for permanent, caring homes for the cats and kittens in our care.  We also need kind country homes in stables and barns for older feral cats who are not able to be tamed.  We have a lot of experience taming feral-born kittens, and providing they come to us young enough, they grow into delightful fireside companions, every bit as affectionate and well-mannered as the kittens of pet cats.

Like any reputable rescue organisation, we have a Homing Policy.  Prospective adopters are asked to agree to the policy before being offered an animal.  Please do not be offended by this:  we are motivated solely by the desire to do the best for the cats and kittens that come into our care.

If you are looking to offer a cat or kitten a home, please call either the number shown with the details for the animal below, or if no number is shown with the animal, call  Kathie on 01497 821401 to discuss suitability of cat or kitten home and to arrange a visit.


Merlin  Merlyn  Merlyn is a beautiful black, British Shorthair, female cat. She is a very pretty poppet, 4 years old, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Merlyn has been abandoned along with her house mate, Kat. It seems that Merlyn has not had a very happy life but with a little time and patience in a kind, caring home, this dear little cat should blossom. Merlyn is looking for a quiet life in a loving home with no small children. Now her former bossy housemate, Kat, has a home and Merlyn has the pen to herself, she is a much happier lass and even playing with her toys!

Ruby, Ralph, Lucy & Laurie.

Ruby Ralph Lucy Laurie Ruby, brindle, Ralph, Lucy & Laurie, all black, about a year or two old, seek permanent positions, in pairs, in barns or stables as rodent patrol officers in return for kind, caring homes and regular meals. The cats have all been neutered recently and very good with their tray! Although this family of gorgeous young scallywags have only been in our care for a few weeks, they are clean and quiet and judging by the chaos in the pen in the morning, having a wonderful time playing with their new toys. They will be frightened at first, as expected in a new situation, but lots of patience and not expecting too much of them, too soon, allowing them to take their time to settle down, they could all be house pets for the right cat experienced person.


Cleo 4  Cleo 2  Cleo is a very pretty white & tortoiseshell female about 2 years old. She is neutered, microchipped and due to be vaccinated. Cleo is a beautiful young cat who was found living as a stray. Sadly she was found with her new born kittens who had all passed away. She has taken awhile to come out of her shell, but once she gets to know you is very affectionate and enjoys lots of fuss and cuddles. She would like a quiet, patient home where she will have the time and space to really flourish. She is a young, playful cat who really deserves a lovely home where she can be the centre of attention. We feel she would best be in a home without children, and a quiet cat experienced home would be ideal!  Cleo is in a foster home near Old Radnor. For more information and to meet Cleo please call Tania on 01544 350708


Ollie 1  Oliver is a wonderful boy with lots of character. He is a fairly large black & white chap about 18 months old who has been neutered and microchipped. Ollie was found living as a stray around a farm for awhile. When he was rescued his left eye was badly scarred, possibly from an old injury. The vets thought it would be best for him to have his eye removed so it would cause him no further complications in the future.  He has coped amazingly well and seems so much happier now. He manages fine with his one eye and despite the previously hard life he has endured, Ollie has taken home life in his stride and loves a cosy bed, a cuddle and most of all, his food! He can still be wary of new sounds and dogs and is a little timid, at first, of new surroundings. However, he is a really easy going chap who just enjoys relaxing in his bed, playing and having cuddles.

Ollie would suit most homes but a quiet, cat experienced home would be ideal for him.

Sadly Ollie has tested FIV positive, so would need to be the only cat, to stay indoors or with a secure garden or run or possibly an isolated country home. Tania would be happy to discuss this with any potential owner. He can still have a long and healthy life. Oliver has so much to give to the right home, he is a very special boy who really touches your heart when you meet him and really deserves the very best and a sofa he can call his own!  For further information and to meet Ollie please call Tania on 01544 350708.


Tania’s Cats

Tania is urgently looking for kind, caring homes in barns or stables for a number of cats she has been rescuing just outside Kington. All the cats have been FIV tested and neutered. For more information please call Tania on 01544 350708.

Hay Cat Rescue is happy to help Tania find these cats new homes but is not responsible for their care and condition.