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.



Hay Cat Rescue is a small, independent Registered Charity (Number 1120233), formed in 2004.  We are dedicated to rescuing and homing stray, abandoned and unwanted cats in and around Hay-on-Wye.

Our address is:  Woodlands, Cusop Dingle, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR3 5RQ

For all enquiries or to arrange a visit, please contact Kathie on 01497 821401

Donations to Hay Cat Rescue would be most gratefully received.

Read about the cats and kittens helped and homed so far this year in the Christmas Mews.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and purrfect New Year too!

Fundraising for Christmas.

Christmas googies for sale  Sarah very generously volunteered to add some Hay Cat Rescue goodies to items for sale on her stall in the Avon Hall, at Malvern Flea Fair on Sunday, December 9th 2018, including Elizabeth’s very popular catnip sachets and Lisa’s lovely cake stands and hearts with cats on. We are very pleased to say Sarah raised  a magnificent £186.03! Thank you Sarah!

Lisa has more cake stands and hearts for sale, for HCR, in her vintage shop in Kington High Street. The cake stands, made from an assortment of lovely china plates, sell for £10-£20 depending on size.

Marina has made a variety Christmas door wreaths, now on sale in Lisa’s Vintage shop in Kington, High Street. Sorry! All the wreaths have been sold!
Thanks to Sarah, Elizabeth, Lisa & Marina for all their lovely goodies which we hope will add lots of money to the Kitty! Unable to get to Malvern or Kington? Please call Kathie on 01497 821401 to reserve any of the above. Thank you for your support.