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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

    Coco Tortie

    Coco the gentle tortie 💜 Coco came from a home with children, her feline brother and neighbouring cats who would bully her as she's so sweet. She was incredibly stressed and was overgrooming and suffering bouts of stress cystitis so her owner made the right decision to rehome her. "Coco is an affectionate cat looking for a quiet home. She came to us from a noisy home that she shared with children and other pets. Once a nervous cat with an overgrooming habit, she has now turned a corner. Her fur has now mostly recovered, although she still can become nervous around mysterious sounds! Over the past few months, she has grown in confidence. Now she enjoys nothing more than napping on your desk while you work, or curling up next to you on the sofa. She may never be a lap cat, but this doesn't mean she won't be far away, so she can receive a good ear scratch and tummy tickle. At 10 years old, she is still full of (Cocoa) beans. There is only one toy in Coco's life: her trusty string! She loves to pounce after it day after day. She would love to explore the outside world, especially if there are pigeons to keep an eye on. But for now, she will keep pouncing at the window in the hope they will want to play. She'd love a garden away from busy roads with not too many neighbouring cats around. This friendly little cat is always on the search for the next best space to nap, be it on the windowsill, on top of the kitchen cupboards, under the bed. Although this little diva can be tempted out of her slumber to the shake of some Dreamies or the smell of ham! She currently takes a daily Cystaid tablet to prevent cystitis (costs around £8 per month online). Despite having a previous history of this, we have had no issues. Another good thing to note - Coco will easily take pills when they are wrapped in ham without any problems! She now needs a quiet adult-only home with no other pets." Neutered, chipped, vaccinated, had a dental 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


    Cutie pie Coco 💜
    Coco is roughly one year old and is a thoroughly lovely and very beautiful grey tabby. She's quite a chonk too but claims she's "big-boned"!
     Coco is very inquisitive and likes to know what’s going on. Her main interests are staring at things, especially out of the window. She is also keen on chasing string or shadows and lounging on the floor. A quiet garden away from a busy road would be perfect for her to spend time exploring in
     She is affectionate. Coco warmed to us very quickly and was sitting on laps within a few days. She particularly likes lying on the floor and having her back scratched (but isn’t so keen on having her belly rubbed). Coco likes fuss to be on her terms and lets you know when she’s had enough. This means that she wouldn’t be suited to living in a house with young children, but she’d perfect to live with adults or a family with older children.
    She is quiet and meows to let you know she wants something. She is very well behaved, immediately getting used to using her litter tray and scratching post.  Her previous owners said that she can be very territorial so this little diva would benefit from being the only cat in the home.
    Neutered, chipped, had first vaccination plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • New


    Very friendly and confident boy, loves humans and to flop into your arms for cuddles, or sit in a lap, he’s curious, inquisitive, plays and does zoomies until he drops as he has lots of crazy kitten energy to expend! Wolfie needs to find an understanding family that will give him his forever home as he has already had 3 homes (including current foster)at such a young age. He is boisterous and still needs to learn boundaries as he was taken away from mum and siblings too young so he’s still learning how to play nice. He can be bitey but only in play; hide and seek is his favourite and he will hide behind things and jump out on his humans when least expecting it. He’s great fun. He would be fine with other cats as long as they’re older. He may bully or be too overpowering for a younger sibling. Same with young children that won’t understand that kittens bite when they play." He definitely needs a garden away from busy roads too as he's such a live wire. Had first vaccination plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • jasmine & Josie

    Meet Jasmine and Josie 💜 We are sisters who are never far apart, unless we are on your lap and being cuddled, then we give each other space. We can be very shy around new people and prefer adult company. At our current home (where we have been since we were 7 weeks old) we have lots of space to play and hide and we love sleeping in the trees, in the alley in summer, but we are not street smart so need a garden away from busy roads. I love to have conversations and am always up for a game, my sister (with the pretty white chest) is calmer, loves to sleep and will put me in my place if I get too far out of line! We need someone who will give us time to settle in and with lots of love to give as we will love them to bits too. 7 yrs, neutered and chipped plus come with 5 weeks free insurance. Jasmine and Josie are still with their owner to save them the stress of a move into foster. 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.
  • 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.
  • Raul and Pablo

    Meet Raul and Pablo, two lovely Bengal brothers who will just steal your heart 💜
    They are 12 years old but still have plenty of that Bengal energy! They were living in a rural location with lots of safe space to play and explore so would really like similar in their new home - definitely no busy roads nearby. They love each other to pieces so must stay together.
    Raul is a true loving cat, always happy to be the centre of attention and he thinks nothing is more important for you than giving him a good stroke. He will happily sit on your lap for hours purring like he is in heaven.
    Pablo is a bit more shy and independent, but will also definitely lay next to you whilst you are in the sofa, looking at you with his big green eyes in a way that will just melt your heart. He is really playful and loves chasing you around the house, playing hide and seek with his multiple toys.
    They are both perfect gentleman with impeccable manners,  incredibly well house trained, having caused absolutely no mess in the house despite it being a new environment for them. They're happy to nap throughout the day, which makes it ideal for slightly busier owners, as they are happy to be left alone if needed.
    They need to be the only pets and have never lived with children so a quieter adult-only home would suit them best.
    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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