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.

Fizz & Fuzz

Black Fizz & her fluffy black brother, Fuzz. Est. d.o.b 23.5.18. Fizz has a white patch on her tummy while her brother has an unusual grey undercoat. This lovely pair of gentle sweethearts are vaccinated ( first part) & microchipped and looking for a forever home.



Seren, 10 – 12 old & spayed. HCR is looking for an especially kind and caring home for this lovely friendly sweetheart. As she has Asthma and is not keen on other cats, we are looking for a very special person to give her a home of her own. HCR is willing to continue [...]


This young chap is another new arrival staying with Anne. Est. Dob mid May 2018. He is to be vaccinated & microchipped before homing. To visit this gorgeous young scallywag, please call Anne on 01981 500322.

Domino & Dice

Anne is caring for Domino & his sister, Dice, est. DOB. 15.4.18. They have both been neutered, microchipped & had first part of their vaccine. To visit this pretty pair please call Anne on 01981 500322.


Arthur & Alfie

Est D O B for Alfie & Archie is about 1.5.18. Alfie is a little black chap and Arthur, fluffy black & white. The kittens are microchipped, fully vaccinated & neutered. These handsome scally wags are full of fun and mischief! As Arthur & Alfie are brothers & best pals, a home together would [...]


Dear Alice is only about 18 months old but has already been 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

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 all been microchipped and vaccinated and Cider has been neutered. They are full of fun and mischief and waiting for their forever home.



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 [...]