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Finding Forever Homes for Cats in Bristol and Wales

Hello, we’re Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue, a small and friendly group of volunteers dedicated to finding loving homes for cats and kittens in need.

We rescue, foster and rehome hundreds of cats every year across the South West and Wales, cats that have been badly treated, abandoned or just unwanted. Most of our pusses have no special requirements, and are waiting to spend an afternoon purring away on a comfy sofa.

We do things a little different around here. All of cats are fostered either in our own homes or in purpose-built, warm, secure pens in our gardens. We don’t have any sterile facilities, and we don’t put cats to sleep unless it’s the only option recommended by a vet.

Nothing makes us happier than seeing a cat or kitten find their forever home, which is why we accept adoptions from families with lots of different lifestyles and locations.

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Latest Cats Looking for Fur-ever Homes

  • New


    Cassie is a lovely little cat. She came to us with her two kittens so was a little nervous and protective for the first couple of hours but soon got settled in. She has worked hard raising her gorgeous kittens who have been adopted and now she deserves to be a pampered puss in her own forever home. She is very friendly, she loves being rubbed behind her ears especially, and on her back. Not a lap cat just yet but she likes to snuggle up to you on the sofa or in bed on a lazy morning! She's quite curious, spends most of her day on the windowsill watching birds so she would need a home with a safe garden away from busy roads where she can explore outside. She's quite vocal, with her funny little miaow/chirrup. She does occasionally hiss if you startle her but it's always immediately followed up with an apologetic miaow if you give her a stroke. Although she's very friendly she is easily startled so would need a quieter home with no children or dogs, and she isn't keen on the neighbour's cat so probably needs to be the only cat in the household so she can be spoilt! About 2 years old, soon to be neutered, chipped and have her first vaccination. Comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
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    Our lovely Fern is 9 years old and was adopted a few years ago but sadly, her owners circumstances have changed and she's come back to us. She's a sweet girl, not quite a lap cat but does love a fuss, especially head strokes and tickles under her chin. She enjoys her food too! She's not a needy cat and would suit someone at work all day as she'll happily entertain herself with a potter in a safe garden or a snooze! She does have a flea allergy so needs a monthly vet- prescribed treatment plus she does get stressed by children and other animals and can overgroom so needs a nice, quiet adult-only home this time round. Neutered, chipped plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • New

    Hazel and Meg

    Fancy a bit of a project?! Hazel and Meg are sisters from two different litters and weren't handled much unfortunately so they're both pretty shy. They need to stay together and would benefit from another confident cat - they love to play and will happily share the bed with you but they are easily startled. They're not crazy about being picked up but love a stroke and they're the sort of cats who will bond very strongly with their human once they decide they like them! They wouldn't be any good with children and they'd like a garden away from busy roads though we doubt they'd go far - birds and rustling leaves are so scary!! Tortie Hazel is about 1 year old and Meg is little sister at around 8 months. Both are neutered, chipped, had first vaccination plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Tabitha & Dino

    The odd couple! Dino is about 6 years and Tabitha is about 6 months and they've struck up a firm friendship and love to be together. Tabitha will headbutt Dino for fuss and he purrs his little heart out for her reassuring her that everything is ok. She cannot get enough cuddles from her human company too! Both were living outside but have definitely grown to love home comforts. They are shy initially but it doesn't take long for them to settle and enjoy lots of fuss. They couldn't cope with young children but are ok with other cats and would love a garden away from busy roads. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance. Tabitha has had an eye infection which may have been flu and it could flare up with the stress of moving but BWCR will cover any costs at one if our vets if it does. Are you ready to adopt a cat from Bristol & Wales Cat Rescue? Make sure you read our Adopt page and complete our Adoption Application form. [sf_button colour="accent" type="sf-icon-reveal" size="standard" link="/apply" target="_self" icon="fa-paw" dropshadow="no" rounded="yes" extraclass=""]Apply[/sf_button] Already passed the home check? Contact us if you’d like to adopt.
  • Pip

    Lovely Pip is such a dream to have around. From the day he arrived, he has made himself right at home. His routine involves waking us up for cuddles before breakfast and then eating, following the sunny spots around and sleeping (including sleeping on the bed with/on us). He's not the most athletic of cats, we've tried a few toys to a lackluster response. Once a day he does like a mad game of chase the shoelace (he is totally unimpressed by the laser pointer) and he will go crazy for a bit of catnip. He's incredibly relaxed and never lashes out, he's even been known to stay asleep on the sofa when the hoover is running. Not one for small talk, Pip only really miaows once or twice a day to let us know when he thinks it's mealtime or he wants some attention. We have found that he can be a bit of a guzzle guts so we can't put out too much food for him at any one time. He had some issues with his right eye which were dealt with by the vet before he came to us but it seems to be stable and not causing him any discomfort. Pip is FIV+ which means he is on permanent indoor-only lockdown so he doesn't infect other cats or pick up any illnesses.
  • Lila

    Lila has done a great job of raising her three kittens being such a young mum herself and it's now her time to be a pampurred puss.  She is a gentle, friendly girl who loves company.  She enjoys playing with her toys and sitting by a window watching the world go by.
    She'd be fine with older children as she's a confident little thing but would prefer to be an only puss and have all the spoiling for herself.
    She'll need a garden away from busy roads.
    Lila is about 18 months,has had her first vacc and now just waiting to be neutered and chipped.

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Through our lovely donators and customers, our shop in Nailsea has become the biggest source of contributions for Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue.

All of the shop profits go towards to our increasing vet bills – from neutering, spaying, chipping and vaccinations to the complex needs of some of our more special residents. Our shop is crucial for our cats, and donations of sellable goods are always very warmly received.

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