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.


Ollie 1  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 injury. The vets thought it would be best for him to have his eye removed so it would cause him no further complications in the future.  He has coped amazingly well and seems so much happier now. He manages fine with his one eye and despite the previously hard life he has endured, Ollie has taken home life in his stride and loves a cosy bed, a cuddle and most of all, his food! He can still be wary of new sounds and dogs and is a little timid, at first, of new surroundings. However, he is a really easy going chap who just enjoys relaxing in his bed, playing and having cuddles.

Ollie would suit most homes but a quiet, cat experienced home would be ideal for him.

Sadly Ollie has tested FIV positive, so would need to be the only cat, to stay indoors or with a secure garden or run or possibly an isolated country home. Tania would be happy to discuss this with any potential owner. He can still have a long and healthy life. Oliver has so much to give to the right home, he is a very special boy who really touches your heart when you meet him and really deserves the very best and a sofa he can call his own!  For further information and to meet Ollie please call Tania on 01544 350708.


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