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 26 cats and kittens in 2017 and 25 cats and kittens, so far in 2018. 1,119 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.

Have you seen Chloe? Blue /grey & white Chloe is missing from Bronllys. More details on Lost & Found

Have you seen Willie? A handsome tabby & white chap missing from Ffordlas, Llanigon, since July 4th. More details on Lost & Found.

 Vaccine Amnesty & Microchip Offer.

Hay Vets are currently running a vaccine ‘amnesty’. This means cats who are overdue their vaccine can be brought back up to date for the cost of an annual booster. They are also offering to microchip cats for £10 during June and July. A microchip offers a safe, unobtrusive and secure means of permanently identifying your cat. To book an appointment please contact Hay Vets via telephone on 01497 820863 (Hay) or 01874 713111 (Talgarth). Alternatively you can email contact@hayvets.co.uk or talgarth@hayvets.co.uk

Jelly Cat

unknown  Jelly Cat is a 10 year old, spayed female tabby cat. Following a move to a much smaller house our dog and Jelly Cat have been struggling to get along in such close proximity as she is almost blind. I think she would be happier in a quieter, less challenging environment. She has a congenital eye condition which means she has lost one eye completely and has limited vision from the other. The eye problems came to light very early on in her life, so she is used to coping with them and is in no pain. Since her original operations they have needed no further medical attention and in all other aspects she is fit and healthy. Jelly likes company and although she can’t see well anymore she enjoys being outside in the garden. With no cat flap now she spends lots of time indoors where she has learnt to use the litter tray. She looks after herself well and makes no mess. She would be a lovely pet for an older person as she likes being around people and loves nothing better than a lap to cuddle up on. If you are interested in giving Jelly a home, please call Emily Penrose on 07887355706.  HCR is happy to help but accepts no responsibility for this private homing arrangement.

Alfie, Archie, Angus & Arthur

Arthur, Alfie & Archie Alfie  Archie  Arthur  Angus  Est D O B  for Alfie, Archie, Angus & Arthur is about 1.5.18. Alfie & Archie are little black sweethearts, while Angus is a smooth coated black & white chap and Arthur is a fluffy black & white lad. Alice’s lovely boys have been vaccinated and micro chipped while they wait for their loving forever homes.


Alice  Dear Alice is only about 18 months old but already finds herself dumped along with her young family of four little lads! Alice is a lovely black sweetheart who has now been spayed, microchipped & vaccinated and is looking for a kind soul to give her a forever home.

Tango, Mango & Cider

Cider, Tango & Mango  Tango & Cider Tango  Mango   Cider  Sisters Tango & Mango and their brother Cider, are three beautiful ginger & white kittens found dumped in a lay by! Estimated D.O.B. 7.5.18. The kittens have been microchipped and had the first part of their vaccine. They are full of fun and mischief and waiting for a forever home.


Poppy    Poppy  Poppy, 4 is just the prettiest, funniest, tortie lass with enormously long whiskers who loves playing with her toys. This lovely, friendly sweetheart has been spayed, vaccinated and micro chipped. Now Poppy has raised her family of 5 gorgeous kittens, who all have lovely homes, it is her turn for a loving, caring home of her own. Poppy who is used to living with a dog and is one of the nicest, prettiest young cats we have cared for!!