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.

HAWS Cat Rescue Calendar 2018

HAWS Rescue Cat Calendar 2018Now on sale – Click here

They will be dispatched from week commencing 13th November.

Order yours now. They make great Christmas presents.

Appeal for Iceni’s veterinary treatment

Iceni and her kittens15 month old ‘mum’ Iceni was having trouble with her breathing whilst raising her kittens. She had a bronchial lavage in June and various lab tests to find out whether she had a nasty infection or whether it was asthma. The cost of this and her ultrasound was around £1500. Miss Skimbleshanks (her foster carer) is asking for donations to help cover as much of this as possible. Haws vet bills annually are in excess of £80,000 so every penny helps, particularly when one cat needs a block of money spent on her to ensure her health and well being.

Click here for more information on Iceni’s Golden Giving fundraising page

Or donate directly to Iceni’s fund at HAWS.

Play the Hounslow Animal Welfare LotteryJoin our £1 Lottery

Help raise funds for our charity and have the chance of winning up to £25,000 each week with The Weather Lottery.

For more information and to play our lottery click here.

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.

Please email us to add your pet to our Happy Endings page.

Collect FREE funds for us whilst booking your holidays!


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


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 about neutering your pets


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 to get started with Golden Giving.


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


Ebay logoIf 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.