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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


    Prince is looking for an indoor home.
    This gorgeous boy is 7/8 months old and totally deaf. He’s a total sweetie and loves his people including the little humans and he’s good with other cats too. He wants lots of attention so someone at home for part of the day would be good and he’s been learning to walk on a harness and gets very excited in the garden with his feline friends.
    He’s vocal and playful and cuddly 🙂
    Prince hasn’t had anything done yet but we will arrange and pay for neutering, chipping and vaccinations once he’s in his his new home.

    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.
    Apply Already passed the home check? Contact us if you’d like to adopt

  • New


    Bonnie is the sweetest little cat, she loves to spend the day curled up on the sofa but enjoys a head butt and a cuddle when you get home.

    She has a lovely temperament and would be fine around children and other cats. She purrs a lot especially if you stroke her under her chin.

    She can be timid at first but give her some time to settle in and she will relax into the lovely little cat we’ve got to know.

    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.
    Apply Already passed the home check? Contact us if you’d like to adopt.

  • New


    We’re after a very special, experienced home for this stunning but feisty young lady.

    Little Maddie is still less than a year old. She came to us from a family with a number of small children, and she would seem to have had quite a hard time with them – on arrival, she was displaying a lot of aggression: growling, hissing, swearing and lashing out if anyone trespassed into her personal space.

    Her foster mum spotted a desperate craving for affection behind all the posturing though, and only a couple of weeks later, you’d barely recognise her.  Thanks to quiet, calm and consistent treatment, a refusal to back down when she lashed out, a solid and clear routine, Feliway, catnip, and gauntlets (!), she’s now an affectionate, purring and playful little girl – *most of the time*.

    She is still very much a project cat who will need continued patience, kindness and consistency, but we feel she needs her forever humans sooner rather than later, so that she builds a bond with them rather than with her fosterer.

    Because of her prior behaviour, her new home MUST meet the following criteria (for her own good and for yours!):
    – No children of primary age or younger.
    – Quiet, stable home with a clear routine.
    – Safe outside space where she is unlikely to come across too many people – she WILL go up for a fuss, and MAY lash out if they overstep the mark, which won’t be popular!
    – Someone who understands and is willing to tolerate that she may turn unexpectedly if something upsets her, at least in the short term; someone who doesn’t mind needing the odd plaster and antiseptic treatment in the pursuit of what will be an absolute gem of a cat, given the right investment.
    – She’s also likely to be something of a hunter, so someone that doesn’t mind too much having to rescue furry presents in future.

    In her favour, she has lived with a dog, so a cat-accustomed dog that won’t spook her should be OK, and she should be OK with a calm, confident, friendly cat, as she retreated when her foster’s cats encountered her and were quite rude to her. Ideally though, a home with no other pets would be perfect for her.

    Maddie comes fully vaccinated, microchipped, neutered, and with 5 weeks’ free insurance. Gauntlets not included, but her fosterer can recommend an excellent supplier!
    Fostered in Chippenham.

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  • Reuben


    Very friendly but very shy 5 year old neutered and chipped male. He loves a good fuss but is easily startled so will need a quieter home and to be able settle at his own pace. He is very good with other cats and would benefit from living with a more confident cat.

  • Chester & Willow

    Very friendly and playful 1 year old brother & sister who lived outside for the first 6 months of their lives but have adjusted well to life indoors. Both have lovely natures and are people orientated but are not used to being handled so will take time to settle in a new home. Would not suit very young children as they are still quite shy but are making good progress and enjoy being smoothed.

  • Eva

    Small (2kg) spayed and chipped 10 year old female. Suffers from chronic but not serious health issues which are being managed by a visit once every 6 months to a Bristol vet and this cost would continue to be covered. Happy to sleep most of the time but very purry at food time. Does sometimes enjoy laps but mostly happy to be left alone and could live with other cats. Would need to be either an indoor cat or with accompanied outside access so that she does not wander off.

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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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