Welcome to Hounslow Animal Welfare Society

Established in 1976, Hounslow Animal Welfare Society rescues and rehomes hundreds of abandoned cats and other domestic animals each year. Follow this link to our animals currently looking for homes.

Before contacting us, please read our adoption requirements and click here to check the areas around london we cover.

Hounslow Animal Welfare Rescue Calendar
HAWS rescue calendars available to order now

This year we have one or 2 of our beautiful cats or kittens for each month of next year, and a special page featuring other animals for January 2018.

Availability is limited this year so order now!


Christmas cards available now

Our gorgeous quality Christmas cards are now in stock. We have 2 different designs to help raise money for our charity. Click on the cards below to order.

'Cats in Snow' x 10 = £4.99

‘Cats in Snow’ x 10 = £4.99

Waiting Patiently x 10 = £5.49

Waiting Patiently x 10 = £5.49

Collect FREE funds for us whilst doing your Christmas shopping online.

Collect FREE funds for us

It’s as easy as 1. Join, 2. Shop, 3. Raise FREE funds for us!

There are nearly 3,000 retailers including Pets at Home, Zooplus and all our other favourite stores, who’ll give free donations to us via easyfundraising and it won’t cost you a penny extra.

Get the free easyfundraising app for your mobile or tablet and you’ll never miss a donation.

Our Amazon wish list

Amazon Wish List

Happy Endings

We all love happy endings, don’t we? Well, we’ve had a few new ones come in recently! You can see these stories by going to our happy endings page.

To add your pet to this page, please email us.


Playing Hounslow Animal Welfare Lottery with The Weather Lottery means you both raise funds for us, and potentially win up to £25,000 jackpot every week.

For more information about the lottery click here.

Start supporting us today

Sign up with Direct DebitSign-up with a Credit or Debit CardDownload an application form



For regular updates and to hear about current rescues, appeals, news of our animals etc.

Please visit and like our Facebook page


Become a member and be a part of shaping the future of our charity. You will receive our regular bi-annual newsletters so that you can keep up to date with everything which is going on and see some of the animals we are rescuing every day. We will also keep you informed of any fundraising events we are running.

To find out about our memberships please sign up now.


Please fill out our adoption form so that all your details will go on our system. Also a huge majority of our foster carers actually adopt the first cats we give them so this speeds up the adoption too! Just put that you’d like to foster in the ‘info’ field at the end of the form and send it to us. We will arrange for you to have a home visit. If you don’t hear from us within a week, please email us so that we can fast track your enquiry.


The number of unwanted pets in our area is becoming endemic. HAWS have a strict non-destruction policy (no matter how old or how much medical help our cats may need) but that does mean that our resources are often overstretched.
One of the key reasons for the huge number of unwanted pets and strays is that people are not neutering them.
Click here to read more


If you would like to organise an event to raise money for us – anything from a sponsored parachute jump or a marathon perhaps, you could set it up direclty via our Golden Giving fundraising form, and then ask all your friends to sponsor you. Click here for get started.


We have had a relationship with the Pets at Home store in Brentford for many years and we continue to collect donated items there in a dedicated bin and to feature our cats for homing on their noticeboard. We also take part in the in-store activity held 3 times a year for their associated charity “Support Adoption for Pets” which is the biggest financial grant giving organisation for animal charities in the UK. As an example we received £1,700 from the Santa Paws activity last December which was absolutely brilliant!

A while back Pets at Home introduced a VIP club.  After joining you receive a VIP card and a 10% voucher off your first shop there, plus other discounts from time to time featured in the magazine. You collect VIP Lifeline points every time you swipe your card at the till. If you go online and choose HAWS to be the animal charity of choice to receive your Lifeline points then,  after you have spent enough to qualify,  we receive these points converted into vouchers for us to spend in the store. So if you shop at Pets at Home (any branch, and either in store or online) then please do get one of these and link with HAWS.

For more information on joining the Pets at Home VIP club click here


If you have any good quality items which you’d like to donate, it would save us a lot of time if you could put them on Ebay and sell them for us. Hounslow Animal Welfare Society is on Ebay‘s list of charities so you can choose to donate from 10-100% to us. If you are not sure how to do this you can always email us for advice by clicking here.


We’re grateful to those who kindly donate money for our animals. Also to everyone else who helps in any way. We really do appreciate everything you do, whether re-homing, fostering, transporting, fundraising – or even just spreading the word about our charity.