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. 18 cats & kittens have been homed, so far, in 2019. 1,157 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.


Tiger  Tiger Tiger, 9, is a very handsome, friendly silver blue Bengal. He is a very affectionate chap who loves a fuss and his tummy tickled. He has just had a health check, is neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. This gorgeous chap may prefer to be the only cat in a home of his own. To meet Tiger, please call Kim on 01544 321939.


Alice  Dear Alice, has had a very traumatic start to her little life. She was found abandoned, along with her sister, with her mouth taped up, when she was just 4-5 weeks old. Thanks to Anne’s tender loving care, this dear little soul has survived her terrible start and is looking for an extra specially kind home where she will be loved and cared for. Understandably she is quite nervous of meeting new people and will want someone who will give her the time she needs to feel safe. Anne is caring for Alice. If you can over look her fear of new people and give Alice the encouragement she needs in a quiet home, please call Anne on 01981 500322. She will be fine when she knows she can trust you.  Alice was born about 20.6.19. She has had the first part of her vaccine. Her sister has been offered a home.

Mimi & Morgan

Mimi & Morgan  Mimi  Morgan  Mimi is a very pretty, fluffy white & black lass while her brother, Morgan, has a smooth coat. Their est. dob is 12.7.19. This gorgeous pair of kittens are full of fun and mischief. They have had their first part vaccine.


Tilly  Dear little Tilly is another abandoned little soul. Left in a box, this dear little kitten was born about 30.6.19. She has had her first vaccine and is wanting to be loved in a forever home. Tilly is a delightful little poppet who just loves being cuddled and is fine with other cats and kittens.

Sophie & Sid

Sophie Sid  Pretty black & white kittens, Sophie and her brother, Sid, were born late May. They have been neutered, microchipped and are fully vaccinated. This lovely pair of gentle little scallywags are full of fun and mischief.


Solo  Dear little Solo is another of our abandoned kittens. Dumped, we think with a sibling that didn’t make it, this little tot was born late May/early June. She is a very pretty, loving tabby and white lass looking for her forever home. Solo is fully vaccinated and microchipped and fine with other cats and kittens. Anne is caring for this little sweetheart. To meet Solo, please call Anne on 01981 500322. Dear Solo has been offered a home.

Lottie & Lulu

Lottie  Lulu  Lulu & Lottie  Pretty sisters, Lottie & Lulu were born around 10.6.19. Lottie is a beautiful tabby & white lass while sister Lulu is a gorgeous calico kitten. The girls who, like our other kittens, were abandoned, these in a layby. They have been spayed, vaccinated, microchipped. Lottie is the quiet gentle one while Lulu is a very busy lass.

Toots & Tottie

Tottie & Toots  Toots  Toots  Tottie This gorgeous pair of tabby & white sisters were born around 24.5.19. They are spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped. Toots & Tottie were abandoned with their Mother, Tess, now homed, and are very likely cousins to Sooty, Sweep, Soo & Sushi, also looking for their forever homes. Tottie was attacked whilst in the trap overnight and has a toe on her left paw missing. After lots of dressings, her paw has healed well, is hardly noticeable and doesn’t stop her playing and leaping about!


P1010613 Saffron  Saffron 9? is a very pretty long haired tortie who has been spayed and vaccinated. She has been living rough for awhile but has been someone’s pet in the past. Saffron is looking for a quiet home with someone who is prepared to help her regain her confidence with people. Anne is caring for Saffron. Please call her on 01981 500322 if you would like to offer Saffron a loving home.

Sooty, Sweep, Soo, Sushi.

Sooty Sweep Soo Sushi Sushi & Soo  Sooty & Sweep Sooty, Sushi, Sweep & Soo This gorgeous little family are full of fun and mischief! Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Sushi were abandoned with their mother by a busy road. Luckily, they found their way into the garden of a Chimney Sweep! He has kindly given their Mum a home and she has been spayed and microchipped.  As well as brothers, Sooty and Sweep, Soo and Sushi are best pals and playmates. Their estimated D.O.B. is 15.5.19. The boys are neutered, microchipped, and fully vaccinated. They really are the nicest, gentlest and most loving little souls! It’s heart breaking to see them growing in a pen from 6 to 17 weeks old. They are such loving souls. and cat help their colour.