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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

    Frank

    Fantastic Frank is an good looking chap looking for a comfortable home for retirement. Picked up as an un-neutered stray, he’s got the ability to make every human fall in love with his dazzling personality. Frank is the most affectionate cat you’ll ever meet. He loves strokes, in particular on his head and ears. He has developed a concept his Fosterer has called ‘Frank tax’, where he lies in the middle of a busy hallway, and shouts at anyone who walks past him, until they have paid their tax in the form of head strokes and scratches. When he first arrived in foster, he was quite nervous about loud sounds – he’s still not a fan of the TV or the doorbell, which is why Frank is suited to quieter, adult only homes. He’s also a lover of food, and is a nice healthy weight but can get a bit greedy so he will need to be on a diet. Frank does also like to follow people around and can get under the feet a little, so wouldn’t be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. Frank arrived in a bit of a sorry state, with an ear mite infestation which has been treated. He does also look very stiff when first moving about – the vets believe this is arthritis and will need long term treatment which BWCR will fund. He takes daily Metacam at the moment. The more settled Frank is, the more he will start to play. He very much likes to ‘tap’ things with his paws, so the ball on a track toy is his favorite. He also loves to tap anything dangling… like charging cables, or spider plants! Frank did seem to enjoy the company of cats during his time in foster, so would be able to live with another, older cat, or alternatively would suit a home by himself where he gets all of the attention. Frank is becoming increasingly more affectionate and will most likely become a lap cat after a few months in his new home. He'd like a garden away from busy roads. About 10yrs, neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. 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.
  • New

    Baz

    Any ginger ninja lovers out there? 💜 Basil (AKA Baz) is a lovely affectionate cat who loves a fuss and lots of cuddles. Baz settled with us very quickly and has been an absolute joy to have around the house. He loves to play with toys, bump heads with you and then if you are lying on the sofa, plonk himself on your lap/chest and purr away. Baz also has this very cute affectation of curling his lip slightly. Baz has a keen interest in the back door and needs a garden away from busy roads. He's still a bit jumpy with sudden movements & loud noises and has an occasional hiss at his own shadow but other than that he just wants your attention. I think Baz would not be good with another cat or small children in the house but would make a wonderful companion in any other scenario. The vets reckons Baz is about 5 years old but his temperament is very playful so he could be younger. Neutered, chipped, had first vaccination plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. 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.
  • New

    Boy

    The name's Boy, Big Boy! 💜 This rather dashing and debonair tuxedo is 3 yrs old and a gentle giant. He's very affectionate but not too keen on laps and his hobbies are playing, sleeping and eating. He was very loved by his owners and a year ago they brought home a cute puppy for company for him. All was well to begin with until the puppy grew up and sadly became too much and Boy started living outdoors to avoid him. His owners hate seeing him unhappy so he's looking for a new home with no dogs - he'd prefer no other cats too and no young children, he just wants a quiet life! He'd love a garden away from busy roads too. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. 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.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Xena

    Quiet stess-free home needed for our little warrior princess 💜 Xena is a very friendly, playful and adventurous1 year old long haired female. She's very people orientated and enjoys being smoothed and is getting used to laps and being picked up. She wouldn't suit very young children as she has had stress induced (ie non-epileptic) seizures when being handled so needs to be carefully monitored. These incidents have disappeared since Xena has been separated from her siblings and her confidence has greatly increased so she needs to be an only cat in a quiet household to keep her stress levels as low as possible . No treatment or tests have been carried out or are planned though any related treatment/costs would be covered by vets in East Bristol. The aim is for Xena to be able to go outside, rather than be an indoor only cat, but this would need to be very controlled so that any problems could be easily dealt with though none are anticipated due to the progress that she has made. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. 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.
  • Rocky

    Rocky is an 11 year old gentle giant weighing 7 kg with a huge fluffy, smoky grey coat. His favourite place to chill is in an empty bath, with the occasional drink from the tap. He is a quiet cat who seems content with his own company or sitting in the kitchen watching the family’s coming and going. He is not a lap cat but likes a chin tickle and belly rub on his terms, and enjoys the occasional hug. He does not scratch or bite and needs a quieter household, with no young children or other pets, to gain his confidence. He came to the charity with early renal failure but our vets have confirmed that all his bloods have come back normal so it seems that his special diet of renal cat food is working 🙂 and he needs to remain on a renal diet for the rest of his life. He also has a luxating patella ie a dislocating kneecap but his knee does not prevent him from jumping and leading a normal 11 year old cat life, the vet reported that no intervention was needed at this point. A neighbourhood with fewer cats and a safe outdoor space away from busy roads would suit Rocky. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. BWCR will cover the cost of his renal blood tests at Fernlea vets plus treatment on his knee if it's ever required. It's doubtful he'll ever need an op but he may be more susceptible to arthritis in that joint now he's an older boy. 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.
  • Cece, Luna and Little Star

    Cece and the kids are looking for a home together if anyone is up for a trio of cuteness? 💜
    "Who will be lucky enough to adopt Cece (more white) and her charming children who are 6 months old?
    They really are an adorable little family, Cece has brought them up well and is a wonderful role model. Cece is only 2 years old herself and, being a thoroughly modern mum, she likes to join in with some rough and tumble play time. But more often than not she likes to have an afternoon nap while they play or she sits and watches them. They are so sweet and they are all really gentle. Little Star (male) and Luna (tortie, female) are a bit fluffy which makes them even more cuddly; they enjoy being brushed but often think it's all a big game though Luna is more ladylike than Little Star, Little Star just thinks you're his personal climbing frame 😹"
    Fine with older children and need a garden away from busy roads.
    All neutered, chipped,  vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.

Visit Our Charity Shop

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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