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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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    Crouton and Dubstep

    Meet Crouton and Dubstep 💜
    These two beautiful, quirkily-named brothers couldn't be more different if they tried but they've been a joy to share our house with.
    Crouton is a real gentle giant. Sensitive and kind he loves food above all else and will need an eye kept on him so he doesn't overeat either his own, his brother's or if you're not careful your food! He's confident with unfamiliar people, will put up with cuddles and is really content to hang out in your proximity or sometimes sprawled across you - you definitely know when he's lying on you!
    Dubstep is much smaller, rather squirrelly and definitely lacks confidence with people and new things. He's taken a long time to warm up to some members of our house and still spends most of his time in one bedroom. He is however extremely sweet, will curl up for extended strokes on a lap and can be very chatty when he wants some food! His long hair has a tendency to get matted so he needs fairly regular brushing which can be easier said than done but is normally achievable with a bit of patience. Surprisingly although he's much smaller and will get startled off his food he's happy to boss his brother around if they end up competing over dinner.
    They'd like to stay together in a quieter home with a garden away from busy roads.
    Crouton has recently had a dental and Dubstep has a heart murmur - his pro BNP blood test was negative which means it's benign and should never cause any issues.
    6 yrs old, neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Lexi

    We have another beautiful tabby, Lexi, who was kindly adopted from a family member to keep her safe but she hates the children in her new home unfortunately and won't come indoors now. Her owners know it's not fair on her and want her to have a new home in time for Winter where she can be inside in the warm whenever she wants.
    "We adopted a female cat named Lexi nearly a year ago from a family member. She’s 9 yo, grey, no health issues, neutered and chipped. She was from an adults-only household and we have two young children. She does not like children and spends most of her time outside or avoiding the kids. She hisses at them and I don’t think she is going to warm to them sadly.
    We think, given the circumstances, it’s kindest to rehome her to a home with just adults where she can be indoors when she pleases. Would you be able to help us please? We can keep her until an adoption is sorted. We have toys, a basket, food bowl, and a scratching post to go with her too."
    Lexi is still with her owners and comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Jet and Rufus

    Jet is a lively little girl, only a baby herself at about 1 year old and has been a great mum to her babies. She is a typical young cat, interested in everything, likes a bit of fuss but is happiest when exploring and playing with her kittens – for playing read chasing around the house like a mad thing! She is friendly, has just become a lap cat and can be spooked by sudden noises or movements but this has been happening less and less the longer she has been in foster. Her baby boy Rufus (nicknamed "Legs" as they are so long!) loves to play but can be a bit shy – however, dangle a toy or offer him a treat and he gets a lot less shy! He gets very protective of his toys and will growl if someone else tries to take his toy when he is enjoying a game of chase by himself. He's 12 weeks and on the bottom in the photo (we think! His two sisters are off to a new home together). They've met older children (10+) and were fine and they'll need a garden away from busy roads. Jet is neutered and chipped and they've both had their first vaccinations.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • 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 love to be outdoors and need a garden away from any busy roads'.
    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.
  • Bub

    Bug needs an understanding home 💜 Bug was originally adopted from the RSPCA in March 2016, they thought he was about 8 months old and had been a stray - he's a big puss with a big personality. He is a constant tail wagger, most of the time he likes a head rub, or he will jump on the kitchen table then onto your shoulder if he wants a cuddle, he's pretty agile! He does get grumpy and will scratch or bite if you give him attention when he is not up for it so you need to read the signs and he needs an adult-only home with no other pets. So far, so typical but unfortunately some things changed during lockdown which really stressed him out and made him miserable: The neighbours got 2 new kittens and a strange cat also started appearing in the garden and they all came into the house at night, stealing his food, bullying him and spraying on his territory 🙁 Then a new baby arrived and Bug started pulling his fur out with the stress of it all and hissing and spitting at himself to vent his frustration. Poor Bug just wants a quiet life like he had before, preferably with not many cats in the neighbourhood and definitely none that will steal his supper! He'd like a garden away from busy roads where he can rule the roost again. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free. 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.
  • Xena

    Quiet stess-free home needed for our little warrior princess 💜 Xena is a very friendly, playful and adventurous1 year old long haired female. She's very people orientated and enjoys being smoothed and is getting used to laps and being picked up. She wouldn't suit very young children as she has had stress induced (ie non-epileptic) seizures when being handled so needs to be carefully monitored. These incidents have disappeared since Xena has been separated from her siblings and her confidence has greatly increased so she needs to be an only cat in a quiet household to keep her stress levels as low as possible . No treatment or tests have been carried out or are planned though any related treatment/costs would be covered by vets in East Bristol. The aim is for Xena to be able to go outside, rather than be an indoor only cat, but this would need to be very controlled so that any problems could be easily dealt with though none are anticipated due to the progress that she has made. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated 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.

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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