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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

    Julian

    We were asked by Bristol ARC to bring Julian into foster as he was struggling in a kennel environment and he promptly disappeared under the sofa and stayed there for a week! But once he was out and about what a little sweetheart he's become. When he finds a friend he sticks like glue, he will wrap his arms around your shoulders, give the hardest rubs and headbumps, and to show his love he has a nibble of your chin! This is never in an aggressive way, but means that he is probably best suited to a home without small children. He'd love a garden away from busy roads, needs to be an only puss and wants someone to give him lots (and we mean lots!) of cuddles. Our Velcro puss is about 6 years old, neutered, chipped and vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance. He had a nasty infection/injury to his eye which had to be removed but he's absolutely fine now. 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.
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    Minnie

    Could she be any cuter?! Minnie is only a young puss about 3 yrs old but she doesn't seem to have been shown much affection in her life so far 🙁 She is timid at first and will need time to settle in but then she loves a chin scratch and her head being stroked - we're still waiting for that first purr though bless her. She is very playful though so that's a good way to help her forget her fears plus she luuurves her food so bribery is easy! Minnie would love a quiet adult-only home where she can flourish and learn that laps are nice cosy places to be - at the moment she'll sit next to you but not on you and she's not keen on being picked up. She'd love a garden away from busy roads and is actually a sweet, gentle girl who just needs a chance. Spayed and off to vet soon for chip and vaccinations 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.
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    Princess & Tux

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    They are an odd couple but they are getting along SO much better now that Princess has stopped living under the sofa and Tux is growing up fast and getting some manners. They sleep together, travel in the cat carrier together, groom each other and keep each other company if you are out. They have a few fights too but nothing serious and Princess can stand her own. They were house cats before but now they have access to the garden which they love. Tux has only just ventured into next doors garden so quite a sweet gentle pair who are a bit naive of the local tom cat and still discovering butterflies and bugs. Princess is 100% lap cat. She's always hanging around the sofa waiting for cuddles and belly rubs. She really loves Dreamies and swallows them whole! Tux eats and eats! We have to feed Princess away from him so she has a chance before he finishes off her dinner too. He's very playful as you would expect for 10 months but not a lap cat yet. He does like to cuddle up when you are in bed and he is very affectionate and will give you lots of attention (sometimes too much!) And wake you up in the morning for breakfast with nose kisses. Both of them are loving and gentle but will be shy at first with new people. It took Princess longer than most cats to feel at home and she is undemanding and quiet (her requests are made by silent staring). My friends 7 year old was able to play with Tux for a few minutes but Princess was fairly terrified but was bribed by Dreamies to be visible. Tux can hear a Dreamies bag open from miles! Tux has a distinctive purr and always ready to play a game with you. He amuses himself too and the house is scattered with his toys.....he will ask to go out but both havent mastered the cat flap yet. He's definitely a mummys boy....he doesn't like to be far away from me whilst Princess is more likely to be on Dick and watching TV with him. You can pick them up and cuddle them, it's obvious they have been loved. Neutered, chipped, had first vaccinations plus come 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

  • George

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    This very handsome senior kittizen (about 12) is George. George was rescued aged about 5 with a couple of health issues and unable to “cat” properly – he wasn’t used to strokes and fuss at all. His owner spent a lot of time and energy to bring him on and did a brilliant job but the arrival of a new baby left him very stressed and anxious so he came into foster with us. George is an affectionate boy but on his terms. If you go to fuss him when he is not in the mood he runs off. However, when he is in the mood you need to stop what you are doing and give him your full attention because he will let nothing get in the way of getting a good fuss so you will just have to put down that cup of tea until George says so! He is not a lap cat but he will sit on the sofa next to you or behind you and at bedtime he often tries to sit on his foster mum’s shoulder or chest. He can be ok with some other cats but he doesn’t like the youngsters barrelling up to him to say hi and he can get a bit possessive of his foster mum when her cats are having a fuss so he would be best probably as an only cat. It would also be better to control his diet too as he does have bouts of vomiting from time to time but various tests and changes to his diet have not identified the cause. He is very happy to see visitors and go to them for a fuss, usually because they are telling him what a handsome chap he is so he likes to let them get a closer look! George doesn’t have brilliant eye sight so he can take a swipe at you if you make a sudden movement and startle him so he would be best suited to a quieter home with adults. He likes to take a turn in the garden on a nice day but is happy to spend most of his time indoors on a bed or sofa snoozing. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Ace and Bella

    A special home is needed for Ace as he has a heart condition, most likely hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. At the moment he's on anticoagulants and will require regular vet checks and possibly further meds in years to come. Sadly this condition will shorten his lifespan. BWCR are happy to fund his meds and check ups at Fernlea vets in Kingswood or Hanham to ensure he gets the best possible care. Ace is a gentle mini panther, he likes the occasional cuddle (on his terms) and enjoys being around you. He is a purr box and his eyes are stunning! He also love a good belly rub! He is very good friends with Bella and they need to stay together. Little is known about his background but Ace would love a quiet home with a garden to explore. Bella is a bundle of mischief; she loves to play (particularly if the game involves a ball or feather) and she will explore everything she can! Bella is best friends with Ace so they must stay together. Please read the information on Ace as he has a heart condition. Bella would benefit from a quiet home with outside space to explore. She isn’t a lap cat but she likes to be in the same room as you and she will come up to you when she wants a stroke! On occasion Bella can get a bit over excited and try to play with your fingers. She is learning that fingers are not toys but for this reason she would be better with older rather than younger children.
  • Fern

    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.

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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