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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

    Macho

    Meet Macho 💜
    So called because he's a big, butch tommer but he should really be called Mr Soft as he's so friendly and affectionate, seeking you out for a headbump and a fuss.
    He came to us, un-neutered, unchipped and having been shot 🤬 Luckily the air gun pellet lodged in his shoulder and didn't cause any lasting damage. He doesn't harbour a grudge though and just loves his people.
    He's estimated about 5 yrs, would be fine with older children but no other pets and he'll need a garden away from busy roads.
    Neutered,  chipped, had first vaccination plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance and an air gun pellet in a jar!
  • Buddy

    Shy guy 💜
    Buddy was a stray for a while and his feeder gained his trust and asked us to take him in. He's still a shy and nervous little guy but, once he knows you, he loves a good stroke and a fuss.
    He's only about 2 yrs and has had a rough time on the street - he still sometimes hisses but it's because he's scared and confused.  He's never tried to bite or scratch and just needs time to become comfortable. Once he does his purr machine starts with a vengeance!
    He loves his food and will eat anything, needs a quiet adult-only home with no other pets and a garden away from busy roads.
    Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Tigger and Bagheera

    More brothers 💜💜
    Tigger and Bagheera were sadly abandoned at the vets by their owner  🙁
    After the shock and stress of losing their home they've settled into foster and are both very sweet cats who like to play. Bagheera is the confident puss always wanting attention and Tigger is shyer and unsure. He gets his confidence from Bagheera so we won't split them up.
    They'd like a quieter home with no young children or other pets and a garden away from busy roads.
    They're 2 yrs old, neutered,  chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Meg & Max

    Mum Meg and son Max 💜💜 This pretty pair are more lucky cats rescued from a life on the streets. They are shy but loving, very gentle natured and enjoy a fuss but like to approach you first. They are not overly happy being picked up so will need a patient household to help them progress and so are not suitable for very young children. Max loves his Mum and they are very close with Meg regularly still washing him though she puts him in his place from time to time too - once a mum, always a mum! They would do well settled in one room to begin with and with puppy pads/newspaper around the litter tray - Max had an upset tummy when he first arrived (all sorted now) and he associates the litter tray with discomfort. His once daily poop tends to be just outside the tray now and obviously won't be an issue once they start going outside. They'd love a garden away from busy roads and they're good with other cats. Meg is 3 yrs, Max is 2yrs and they're both neutered, chipped, vaccinated 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.
  • Poppy

    Poppy is a beautiful long-haired, all-black cat with striking green eyes.
    Poppy needs to live with patient people who can give her space and let her get comfortable at her own pace. She would suit living in a quiet, relaxed, child- and pet-free house with access to the outdoors, away from busy roads, and a steady routine.
    She spends a lot of time upstairs, either under the bed or sitting at the top of the stairs – sometimes she’ll come halfway down and peek through the bannisters to see what we’re up to. She has this fun little quirk of sitting with her back legs on one stair and standing with her front legs on the one below!
    Poppy also spends a lot of time looking out of the window and really really wants to get outside, which she hasn’t been able to do while she’s been fostered – perhaps when she lives with people that can gently introduce her to a safe garden she’ll generally feel more relaxed.
    Poppy is a sociable cat, in short bursts and when she feels like it! She likes to be fussed over for a few minutes at a time, until she’s had enough. Every morning after her breakfast she jumps up onto the bed for five minutes of strokes and chats. During the day she’ll pop in to see you every few hours. In the evenings she’ll come down to use the litter tray, have a bite to eat and say hello, before taking herself off to where she feels safest, and every night around 10.30 she pops into the living room for a chat, some Dreamies and a play before bed. Then she flumps down in the doorway, in the room with us, but not close another to touch.
    She gets a bit spooked by legs & feet, and loud noises, so she prefers it if you approach her gently and at her level. As she gets comfortable you’ll find she gets more chatty and purry. She is getting more playful as she relaxes and enjoys a bit of play hunting.
    6 yrs old, neutered,  chipped,  vaccinated plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • Spot and Patch

    They're arriving thick and fast!
    Spot and Patch - two more adorable farm kittens 💜💜
    Beautiful bonded pair of gorgeous black kittens (believed to be siblings), approx 10-12 weeks old.  They were both very timid when they came into foster but have responded really well – no more hissing! They love to play and run around jumping on each other until they are exhausted.
    The boy ( Spot as he has a white spot under his chin) is the bold one. He is the first to greet me when I approach them, and he purrs loudly when he is fussed. Spot is likely to become a lap cat given the opportunity.
    The girl (Patch as she has a white patch on her chest) is shyer – until she forgets herself and starts to play with her toys! Patch will take treats from my hand but is still work-in-progress in terms of building her confidence with social contact. Hence the new family will need to be patient with her until she finds her feet.
    They're fine with other cats but couldn't cope with young children and need a garden away from busy roads.
    Vet checked, had first vaccinations 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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