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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

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    e glorious tortietude💜 "Squirrel is a beautiful three year old tortie with attitude! She is a very loving, sweet and gentle-natured puss who enjoys chin rubs and laps - on her terms of course! She came to her foster family after months of straying but seemed to know her way around a house - sadly she wasn't chipped or spayed and no owner was ever found. With lots of interaction, gentle prompting, reassurance, cuddles and food, she has become ever so comfortable, sleeping with us on the bed and settling on our laps in the evening. She gives into playing with a string or beating up her fish toy as her daily exercise, sometimes she'll go for the laser, and otherwise she enjoys window watching, perusing the house and sleeping. Squirrel isn't crazy about being picked up so would be best suited to an adult home with time for her; possibly grown children who are used to cats and giving them their space would be ok. No other animals. She really wants to go out so a garden away from busy roads is on her wish list too." Squirrel arrived with a bit of a skin allergy which is managed easily by daily steroids and a touch of colitis- after 6 months of trying different vet-prescribed diets she's absolutely fine on Royal Canin Fibre Response dried food which she must stay on and which, thankfully, she loves! Neutered,  chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. BWCR can cover the cost of the steroids and any colitis flare ups (though there shouldn't be any..) at Fernlea vets in Kingswood or Hanham.
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    Dynamite and Twist

    Dynamite (ginger and white) and Twist, are more kittens that were born outside to a feral mum. Dynamite is a ball of energy as he bombs around the house whilst sister Twist is much more delicate with her dainty dance moves. They are approx 5 months old and after a timid start they are now thoroughly enjoying the good life and they love to play. Dynamite can be a little shy at times and is happy to let Twist take the lead. They're fine with other cats but couldn't cope with young children unfortunately and they definitely need a garden away from busy roads to expend some of that energy. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Portia

    A quiet home needed for a project puss; Portia Portia came to us from Bristol ARC during lockdown as she was struggling in a kennel environment and very timid. "She’s making (slow) progress but unfortunately still not keen to have any kind of physical contact and can't be touched at all - she moves away if you get within about a foot of her, and can hiss or lash out if she feels threatened sadly. Other than that, she seems happy -she’s very inquisitive and playful and we have a dangly feathered toy which she is absolutely obsessed with and will happily play with for hours with me. I sometimes manage to stroke her a little bit with the wand from the toy while we're playing, though she's not very keen, and she’ll occasionally have a quick sniff of my hand if I reach it out to her but that’s about it. But generally she’s getting a little bit more relaxed and likes being around me even if not up for being touched yet.. " Fostermum has said she thinks Portia might quite like a garden to explore. Portia needs a patient owner to win her over- she will get there eventually! A quiet adult-only home with no other pets would suit her along with an endless supply of feathery toys! Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. If you're interested please mail us at [email protected] 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.
  • Lola

    Lovely Lola is a shy baby looking for a quiet home 💜 "Lola or LBC ( Little Black Cat) is a pocket-sized puss with plenty of the curiosity cats are known to have. She's taken her time to settle in other parts of the house, preferring to keep to herself in the bedroom but very keen on being fussed. She's very playful - constantly leaping into and onto things during the evening and very happy to curl up into a tight little ball on the sofa. It's taken her a good few weeks to feel comfortable enough to come out of her shell and would suit a quiet household with no children or other pets (she can be very easily startled) and a spot on the bed to call her own. She's litterbox trained, only eats dry food (has no interest in wet) and loves her Dreamies! She was apparently a housecat in the past but has shown interest in going outside, so a garden in a safe location is paramount as she'll have no road sense." Neutered, chipped, had first vaccination plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Acorn

    Ahhhh independent Acorn. This lad was picked up as a stray, being fed by a local cafe. He was un-neutered but does display signs of living in a home before, so we think he was probably a male that wandered too far from home and got lost. He is a big lad, with tattered ears, so he has probably been living on the streets for a while. He has taken time to adjust to living in a home – he finds us humans very strange, and will often just sit and watch you. He's very independent, and doesn't seek affection, however, if you approach Acorn and read his body language, he will accept a nice scratch on his head and his ears. He does enjoy this, and gets quite into it! Although Acorn isn't a lap cat, he is a gentle giant. He will hiss if you approach him too quickly or get too close, but once you've spent a bit of time getting to know him, you'll be able to read his body language to decide if he is in the mood for cuddles or not. If he's not, he will simply walk away from you – he truly is a gentleman and has never batted, swiped or shown any aggression. However, he would be suited to an experienced, adults only home, as he wants a quiet life and needs someone who can take time to get to know him and respect his need for space. Acorn has shown himself to be a big fan of catnip, and likes to play with certain toys – he will happily bat a ball around and hunt a feather on a stick, but his favourite toy is his cuddly banana. You'll hear him playing at night, and he will often bring his banana to bed with him once he's tired from all the play. Although he's been straying, he's proven himself to be a delicate soul, and he doesn't react to favourably to any sudden changes in diet. This can give him a bit of an upset tum, so any changes in food need to be introduced slowly. He prefers dry food, and will happily much on biscuits all day; however, he does expect some wet food in the morning and the evening – he's had a hard life on the streets, after all. Acorn does like to sit on the window sill and look outside, so he needs a safe garden to explore. If you're looking for companionship but prefer your lap to be cat free, Acorn is the big bundle of fluff for you! 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.

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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