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.


Billy, 4?, is an Omani mau rescued from the streets of Oman where there are many homeless cats. He is a beautiful ginger colour with both spots and stripes on his fur! He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and has had the necessary rabies titer test in order for him to travel to Europe. [...]

Lottie & Lulu

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 vaccinated and microchipped and are looking for a loving home together. Lottie is [...]

Toots & Tottie

This gorgeous pair of tabby & white sisters were born around 24.5.19. They have had their first vaccine, are microchipped and looking for a loving home together. The girls were abandoned with their Mother, Tess, and are very likely cousins to Sooty, Sweep, Soo & Sushi, also looking for their forever homes. Tottie was [...]


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 [...]

Sooty, Sweep, Soo, Sushi.

This gorgeous little family are full of fun and mischief! Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Sushi were all abandoned with their mother on 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. Though they [...]

Oliver. A super chap with FIV looking for a special home.

Oliver is a neutered male about 2 years old. He is a wonderful black & white chap with lots of character. His left eye was removed when he was found with it, badly scarred, possibly from an old injury and thought to save him from further complications. He copes amazingly well and seems a [...]