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

10 Hay Cat Rescue is pleased to have found caring homes for 26 cats and kittens in 2017 and 12 cats and kittens, so far in 2018. 1,106 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 and home and to make an appointment to visit.





Petal, Pumpkin, Puddy, Puddle & Pip.

PetalPumpkinPuddyPuddle & PipPoppy with son, PipPumpkin, Puddy & Pip  Poppy’s 5 gorgeous kittens, Petal and her four brothers were born on 22.3.18. Petal is a pretty tabby lass, Pumpkin is ginger & white, Puddy is a black & white ‘felix’ chap, Puddle is all black and Pip is fluffy black & white. They will be available for their new homes at the end of May. We are all very lucky kittens with new homes to go to!


PoppyPoppy  Poppy 4. Mother of 5 beautiful kittens born 22.3.18. She a gorgeous tortieshell lass with enormously long whiskers. This lovely, friendly sweetheart has been spayed and micro chipped.


Rosie    Rosie   Rosie Rosie, 4, is a gorgeous dark brindle lass with big, beautiful eyes. She is spayed, fully vaccinated and micro chipped. Rosie is another much loved cat whose owner’s circumstances have changed. Rosie is very bright, quite a character and used to being the only cat. Anne is caring for Rosie, to meet her, please call Anne on 01981 500322.


Benji  Benji Benji, 10, is a super ginger & white chap who is very friendly and loving. Like his sister, Susie, he is in very good condition, has had a vet check, is neutered, fully vaccinated and micro chipped.  As he is very fond of his sister Susie and is just the nicest, gentlest chap. Benji & Susie were used to living with a dog until a house fire very sadly changed life for this much loved chap and his sister.


Susie  Susie   Susie, 10, is a very pretty and very affectionate tortie. Susie is spayed, has recently had a veterinary health check is fully vaccinated and micro chipped. As Susie is Benji’s sister, a home together would be especially kind for this very loving pair. Susie and Benji were much loved pets but a house fire has very sadly left them homeless.