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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

    Charlie and Chester

    Charlie (12) and Chester (5) need a home together as the love each other 💜 "Charlie (grey) has a good appetite since his dental and is loving the sun lately.  I will be very very sorry to see him go - he makes a good job of communicating with me...talkative and pulls my sleeve with his teeth if I dont feed him on time or give him attention when I'm busy. He gives us (and Chester) funny disapproving looks if we sit in his chair or disturb his self-cleaning routine....Charlie is so proud of his fluffy coat and he works hard to maintain it!  He loves to be brushed and petted and will turn over for a belly rub.  When he's in the mood for cuddles, he is the best cat ever for hugs!  He loves humans but he takes time to relax around people he doesnt know.  He jumps on your lap and will happily sleep on you or the bed and is usually not far away from us, WFH suits him (he doesnt wander far away from me). Unfortunately Charlie was found to be in early renal failure when he had his dental so must be kept on a re al diet to protect his kidneys and prolong his life. He still sometimes uses the indoor litter tray as he's a bit fussy about our catflap and the weather. We usually have to let him out of the door when he asks but he finds his own way back via the catflap! Charlie has character, he's affectionate, sleeps alot but he's not past playing with a bit of string and chasing Chester. Chester is a real sweetie and he loves to snuggle up high on your chest and will put his front paws around your neck.  He is very healthy and a bundle of fun.  He also has a wonderful gentle temperament and lately has started to lick and nibble your hands, sometimes nibbles your face too.  He is more adventurous with trying new foods but is crazy about Dreamies and treats (luckily Charlie isn't bothered about treats) He's playful and affectionate and will sleep on your lap too but during the day he will find a hideaway to sleep ie under a table in a corner.   He loves to go outside, even when it rains and brings all the mud back too. Chester has a very fine bushy tail like a lemur and his coat is silky but also so scruffy!  We try to brush Chester but he doesnt really like it and so he gets bribed with Dreamies. Both Charlie and Chester have no experience of children and, because of lockdown, not many visitors.  Their owner said they wouldnt be suitable for child households.  Charlie just needs quiet and a cuddly lap but Chester would love a garden away from busy roads for adventures." Both neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance. BWCR will cover the cost of Charlie's renal check ups and blood tests at one of our vets.
  • New

    Rhubarb and Crumble

    We have a beautiful brother and sister looking for a home together 💜
    These kittens are approximately 4 months old and were living outside. They'd not had much human interaction unfortunately and are still learning how to 'cat' properly in a home! They are not suitable to live with young children.
    "Rhubarb and Crumble are 4 month olds siblings, looking for a home together. Both are very sweet and affectionate but are a bit worried when it comes to being approached fast and with loud noises.
    Rhubarb is more laid back than Crumble and enjoys watching life from a distance where as Crumble likes to get more involved and can be quite naughty, he is still in the process of learning that hands aren’t for chewing!
    Both are very affectionate once they know you and you’ll often find them purring around your feet. They would be best to live with teenagers and adults only."
    They'll need time to settle in a quieter home and would love a garden away from busy roads for adventures. A nice friendly existing puss may help them learn the ropes but isn't a necessity.
    Vet checked and started their vaccinations plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • New


    Bashful Bear 💜 Bear is a very sweet, very talkative but shy guy. He absolutely loves a fuss - so much so that he'll grab your hand if you stop too soon and he can scratch you accidentally. You all might benefit from clipping his claws regularly! He's not at all nasty just over eager. He couldn't cope with the children in his previous home so needs a nice quiet life now with slaves who are happy to stroke and fuss him for hours and tell him how handsome he is. He's only 1year so full of energy and needs a garden away from busy roads and no other pets. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Blue

    Blue is a 5 year old approx. Is part royalty, knows exactly what he wants when he wants it. He is smart and a full on character, interested in everything that goes on and friendly and curious around visitors. He is as handsome as they come and also part street fighter but with a very sensitive side, he stood in the corner of the room for the first two days. He lived on the streets for at least a year before being fostered and is pretty handy with his paws! Loves to play with toys and string ~ mind your fingers and toes, he is super quick. He is an out door cat who needs a garden away from busy roads and who would enjoy a family around him, maybe with older children who understand that if he gets over stimulated he can play rough but without malice. He will also lie with you on the sofa all day or cuddle into your lap. He is talkative, likes his food (has been on a bit of a diet) and likes watching a bit of tennis on the tv. Comes with stick and string and favorite toys. Although he looks like a cuddly teddy bear he needs a cat experienced family!
    Neutered,  chipped,  vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Indi

    Our gorgeous boy is still looking for a home 💜
    Indi was sadly stressed out by the new baby in the home and was overgrooming - he's much happier now he's in a quiet foster home with no children.
    Indi is 4 years old and very friendly and very curious. He loves to have his head scratched and chin tickled. He will sometimes sit on your lap but isn't yet a total lap cat, though that may well come as he's getting better everyday. He'll let you pick him up and cuddle but has to be in the right mood! Best suited to a quiet home, no pets no children as he gets alarmed by commotion and noise.
     He also likes to walk through doorways first, you may get an indignant swipe if you have the temerity to push in front 🤣 He loves his food and does need to watch his waistline and can get very vocal at mealtimes. Second breakfast is a thing, right?!
    Now he's been in foster a few months he's loving the company of his humans and being involved in everything the do - he's become their adorable little shadow.
    He'd like a garden away from busy roads to keep him trim.
    Neutered,  chipped,  vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Biff

    Meet Biff - fostermum is a bit smitten 💜
    Biff is simply the best boy. Around 4 years old, he's intelligent and talkative and he'll happily chat away on a whole range of subjects! He's very affectionate and full of personality and will constantly have his eye on you just in case you might need to give him some strokes. He loves to drape himself on or around you but is usually good at respecting boundaries. He can get a little mouthy when being playful and he has fast sharp claws -he's not at all aggressive but best with no young children.
    He's very fond of being around people so would probably not like to be left alone for long periods. He's quickly become a loved part of the household and we would have adopted him if we had a garden but we think it's really important that he has some outdoor space away from busybroads.. A very special boy deserving of an equally loving forever home - we don't know what he's like with other cats unfortunately so best as an only puss.
    Neutered,  chipped,  vaccinated plus comes 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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