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. 5 kittens have been homed, so far, in 2020. 1,186 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.


Athelston Athelston  This beautiful big brown tabby cat, another of the cats left homeless when their owner passed away recently, is a super friendly, laid back chap. About 8-9 years old, he is neutered, had a dental just this week as well as being microchipped and is booked for his vaccines. As we have no idea what he was called, Athelstan has been chosen, for now! He is used to living with other cats and loves people. Anne is caring for him. Please call her on 01981 500322 if you can offer this super chap a home.


Tom  Dear Tom, 9?, is neutered, microchipped and has just had a dental, leaving the poor chap with very few teeth! He’s had a rather sad life it seems, loved, maybe, but not cared for. He’s a very clean but very timid chap. We feel he needs a kind, quiet home where he can slowly gain in confidence as he gets used to new surroundings. He is used to living with other cats. Tom is another of the 9 cats left homeless when their owner passed away recently.


Shandy  Shandy   Shandy is a lovely, gentle, very friendly ginger lass, about 9-10 years old. She is neutered, microchipped, had a dental and is fully vaccinated. Shandy is another of the lovely cats much loved by her recently deceased owner.

Lucky & Lucy.

Lucky  Lucy  Lucky & Lucy, two of the cats left homeless when their owner recently passed away, are a handsome black & white brother & his pretty, camera shy sister. They are about 7 years old, neutered, microchipped, had an extensive dental each and are fully vaccinated. Never been a part, these lovely, gentle siblings are probably best looking for a loving home together. They are lovely, loving souls just wanting lots of love.


Kitty  Kitty  Kitty’s owner has just passed away leaving 9 cats from Llandrindod Wells bereft. HCR has found caring homes for two of the cats while the other seven have come in to our care. They are settling in their new surroundings while they wait to be chosen by a kind soul or two for their new home. Kitty is a pretty, loving, calico lass about 10 years old, neutered, microchipped, had a much needed dental and is fully vaccinated. She just loves a fuss!