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 42 cats & kittens in 2019. 39 cats & kittens have been homed, so far, in 2020. 1,220 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.


Buttons  Est dob 18.6.20. Buttons is a very pretty tabby lass with a white chin. As she is still quite shy she may be happier keeping company with her sister, Smartie? Buttons is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. Second part due from 5th November. Kim is caring for her family of five. To meet Buttons and her siblings, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.


Smartie  Smartie, est dob 18.6.20, is a pretty tabby & white lass. She is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. She is still a little shy but should be fine once she is settled in her new home. She might be happier with her sister, Buttons who is also rather shy? To meet Smartie and her family, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.


Wispa  Wispa is a very pretty, friendly tabby lass who likes a fuss. Born mid June 2020, she is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. To meet Wispa, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.


Rolo  Rolo is a very handsome and friendly black and white chap who likes a fuss. Born mid June, Rolo is neutered, microchipped and had his first part vaccine. Kim is caring for him along with some of his siblings. To meet Rolo, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.


Minstrel   Minstrel is a handsome black chap who has a small white patch on his chest. Minstrel, est dob mid June 2020, is neutered, microchipped and had his first part vaccination. He is a very friendly chap who likes a fuss. Kim is caring for this handsome chap. To meet him, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.

Efa & Esme

Efa & Esme  Pretty kittens, Efa & Esme, est dob 24.7.20 are looking for a loving home together. Efa, is a very small white & black lass, while her sister is black with white mittens & bib. They have had the first part of their vaccines & microchipped while they wait for a loving home together where they will have lots of cuddles and encouragement as they are still rather shy. As always we are wanting a country home for these sisters.

Teleri & Taliesin

Teleri & Taliesin  Teleri & her brother Taliesin are a gorgeous pair of tabby kittens born about 10.8.20 and have had their first part vaccine and are microchipped. As siblings, best pals & playmates they are looking for a loving country together.

Neutered barn or stable cats

Kind, caring homes in barn or stables are wanted for a number of neutered cats. To be homed in pairs or as company to another. If you can help, please contact Andrea on 01544 267335 or 07887556419.