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.


Est dob 18.6.20. Buttons is a very pretty tabby lass with a white chin. As she is still quite shy she may be happier keeping company with her sister, Smartie? Buttons is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. Second part due from 5th November. Kim is caring for her family of five. To meet [...]


Smartie, est dob 18.6.20, is a pretty tabby & white lass. She is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. She is still a little shy but should be fine once she is settled in her new home. She might be happier with her sister, Buttons who is also rather shy? To meet Smartie and [...]


Wispa is a very pretty, friendly tabby lass who likes a fuss. Born mid June 2020, she is neutered, microchipped and first part vaccinated. To meet Wispa, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.


Rolo is a very handsome and friendly black and white chap who likes a fuss. Born mid June, Rolo is neutered, microchipped and had his first part vaccine. Kim is caring for him along with some of his siblings. To meet Rolo, please call Kim on 01544 321939 or 07981 456486.



Minstrel is a handsome black chap who has a small white patch on his chest. Minstrel, est dob mid June 2020, is neutered, microchipped and had his first part vaccination. He is a very friendly chap who likes a fuss. Kim is caring for this handsome chap. To meet him, please call Kim on [...]

Efa & Esme

Pretty kittens, Efa & Esme, est dob 24.7.20 are looking for a loving home together. Efa, is a very small white & black lass, while her sister is black with white mittens & bib. They have had the first part of their vaccines & microchipped while they wait for a loving home together where [...]

Teleri & Taliesin

Teleri & her brother Taliesin are a gorgeous pair of tabby kittens born about 10.8.20 and have had their first part vaccine and are microchipped. As siblings, best pals & playmates they are looking for a loving country together.

Neutered barn or stable cats

Kind, caring homes in barn or stables are wanted for a number of neutered cats. To be homed in pairs or as company to another. If you can help, please contact Andrea on 01544 267335 or 07887556419.