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.


Nipper, all black, is just a year old, neutered, vaccinated & microchipped. He is a sweetheart, shy at first, but a lovely gentle chap looking to be settled in a loving home.


Ruby, is a pretty little brindle lass, 1 or 2 years old, spayed, microchipped & vaccinated. From the same family as Lucy, is good with her tray and plays with her toys. Ruby has been amazingly brave, so much better than recent pet cats we have cared for, and not at all nasty when [...]


An especially kind and experienced cat owner is sought for Lucy & Ruby! Lucy, all black, and spayed, is looking for a kinder life where she is loved and wanted. A year or two old, from a colony, along with Ruby, where they were used to being fed but not handled. They have been [...]