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.


Kat is a gorgeous grey and white lass who is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and had her teeth scaled and polished! She is about 7 years old, shy to start with, as with many cats are in a new situation, but is a loving sweetheart who has sadly been abandoned along with Merlyn, her former [...]


Merlyn is a beautiful black, British Shorthair, female cat. She is a very pretty poppet, 4 years old, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated. Merlyn has been abandoned along with her house mate, Kat. Merlyn would best suit a home with no small children.


Rodent Patrol Officers.Ruby, Ralph, Lucy & Laurie.

Ruby, brindle, Ralph, Lucy & Laurie, all black, about a year or two old, seek permanent positions, in pairs, in barns or stables as rodent patrol officers in return for kind, caring homes and regular meals. The cats have all been neutered recently and very good with their tray! Presently in the care of [...]


Cleo is a very pretty white & tortoiseshell female about 2 years old. She is neutered, microchipped and due to be vaccinated. Cleo is a beautiful young cat who was found living as a stray. Sadly she was found with her new born kittens who had all passed away. She has taken awhile to [...]


Oliver is a wonderful boy with lots of character. He is a fairly large black & white chap about 18 months old who has been neutered and microchipped. Ollie was found living as a stray around a farm for awhile. When he was rescued his left eye was badly scarred, possibly from an old [...]

Tania’s Cats

Tania is urgently looking for kind, caring homes in barns or stables for a number of cats she has been rescuing just outside Kington. All the cats have been FIV tested and neutered. For more information please call Tania on 01544 350708.

Hay Cat Rescue is happy to help Tania find these cats new homes [...]