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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

    Mischief

    Mischief was a very nervous little cat when we first got her and spent a lot of time hiding. However she is now very affectionate, loves the company of her humans and will follow you around the house. She loves strokes, chin rubs, cuddles and even sitting on shoulders as well as laps, but beware, she has a tendency to dig her claws in while settling onto your lap! She will nuzzle you or loudly present you with a toy mouse if you're not paying her enough attention and has a talent for persuading new people to give her a fuss. She is not fond of the company of other cats and doesn't like to share attention, therefore she needs to be an only cat with humans who have enough time to give her the attention she craves. She likes to sunbathe and would enjoy a safe garden away from busy roads. Although she is very friendly she is still a bit anxious and can go back into her shell in stressful situations such as car journeys. When anxious she has a tendency to over-groom so would prefer a quiet adult-only home where she can relax and reveal her kittenish, playful side. She is a creature of habit and will turn her nose up at food she has not had before but can be weaned onto new things by mixing it in with one of her favourites! She is about 5 years old, has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date with her vaccinations plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • New

    Biscuit

    Biscuit is very nervous around new people and when we first got her was startled easily and spent a lot of time hiding behind curtains. She is still wary of loud noises and raised voices however once you have gained her trust she is an inquisitive cat who likes to explore, chase feathers and gives a squeak of excitement at the sight of a laser pen. She may take a little while to settle in to her new home, but once she has she prefers to be in the same room as her humans and will fight any door that gets in her way. She enjoys snoozing on laps and having her chin scratched, although she is often suspicious of being stroked on the head. Firm strokes on her back will get her purring contentedly. She knows what she likes and will turn her nose up at food she has not had before, but can be weaned onto new things by mixing it in with one of her favourites. She LOVES Dreamies and will instantly awaken from an apparently deep sleep at the sound of a rustling packet. She doesn't fully understand how sharp her claws are when sitting on laps and isn't crazy about being picked up so would prefer a quiet home with tolerant and patient adult humans. She has been territorial when living with other cats so needs to be an only cat. She would love a safe garden away from busy roads to explore and sunbathe in. She is about 5 years old, has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date with her vaccinations plus comes with 5 weeks free insurance.
  • New

    Cassie

    Cassie is a lovely little cat. She came to us with her two kittens so was a little nervous and protective for the first couple of hours but soon got settled in. She has worked hard raising her gorgeous kittens who have been adopted and now she deserves to be a pampered puss in her own forever home. She is very friendly, she loves being rubbed behind her ears especially, and on her back. Not a lap cat just yet but she likes to snuggle up to you on the sofa or in bed on a lazy morning! She's quite curious, spends most of her day on the windowsill watching birds so she would need a home with a safe garden away from busy roads where she can explore outside. She's quite vocal, with her funny little miaow/chirrup. She does occasionally hiss if you startle her but it's always immediately followed up with an apologetic miaow if you give her a stroke. Although she's very friendly she is easily startled so would need a quieter home with no children or dogs, and she isn't keen on the neighbour's cat so probably needs to be the only cat in the household so she can be spoilt! About 2 years old, soon to be neutered, chipped and have her first vaccination. Comes with 5 weeks free insurance.

Our Longest Foster Residents

  • Tabitha & Dino

    The odd couple! Dino is about 6 years and Tabitha is about 6 months and they've struck up a firm friendship and love to be together. Tabitha will headbutt Dino for fuss and he purrs his little heart out for her reassuring her that everything is ok. She cannot get enough cuddles from her human company too! Both were living outside but have definitely grown to love home comforts. They are shy initially but it doesn't take long for them to settle and enjoy lots of fuss. They couldn't cope with young children but are ok with other cats and would love a garden away from busy roads. Neutered, chipped, vaccinated plus come with 5 weeks free insurance. Tabitha has had an eye infection which may have been flu and it could flare up with the stress of moving but BWCR will cover any costs at one if our vets if it does. 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.
  • Pip

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    Lovely Pip is such a dream to have around. From the day he arrived, he has made himself right at home. His routine involves waking us up for cuddles before breakfast and then eating, following the sunny spots around and sleeping (including sleeping on the bed with/on us). He's not the most athletic of cats, we've tried a few toys to a lackluster response. Once a day he does like a mad game of chase the shoelace (he is totally unimpressed by the laser pointer) and he will go crazy for a bit of catnip. He's incredibly relaxed and never lashes out, he's even been known to stay asleep on the sofa when the hoover is running. Not one for small talk, Pip only really miaows once or twice a day to let us know when he thinks it's mealtime or he wants some attention. We have found that he can be a bit of a guzzle guts so we can't put out too much food for him at any one time. He had some issues with his right eye which were dealt with by the vet before he came to us but it seems to be stable and not causing him any discomfort. Pip is FIV+ which means he is on permanent indoor-only lockdown so he doesn't infect other cats or pick up any illnesses.
  • Sadie

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    Sadie is a sweet little cat with a lot of love to give. She is shy at first but once she trusts you she follows you everywhere! She's only about 18 months old and is intelligent and very energetic so likes to be stimulated with games and play. I feel like she'd be happy in a household with older children so they could keep her entertained. But she also seems equally happy to chill out with the adults! She doesn't like to be picked up but loves a good chin scratch, she will give your hand plenty of boops to make sure you give them to her! Sadie would love a garden away from busy roads to expend some of that energy and needs to be an only puss. She suffered an injury to eye which meant it had to be removed but it doesn't affect her at all. Neutered and chipped 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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