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.

Calendar front coverRescue cat calendars, Christmas cards and gift donation cards are in stock now!

Our calendars are already going like hot cakes. If only our cats would be homed that quickly.

This year’s christmas card design has been painted for us by Ann Curtis, one of our oldest members. We keep getting asked to do a card with a dog on it, so now we have it – with a cat of course. We do also have a few other designs so check them out.

Also by popular demand and new this year are our Gift donation cards with lovely cat designs painted for us by Justina. These cards can be given to your friends and family for any occasion, not just for Christmas. The message informs them that a donation has been made to our charity. £10 will be a donation to us, but we have not put the amount in the card. You can of course pay more if you wish. These cards come with lovely red/orange envelopes too.

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Dog and cat christmas card by Ann Curtis

Black design

Tabby design

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For regular updates and to hear about current rescues, appeals, news of our animals etc.
Please visit and like our Facebook page

Join our charity

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 email us so that we can fast track your enquiry. Please clearly mark in the subject line that you would like to foster. Thank you.


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


Most popular stores are in the scheme. Even whilst shopping at Pets at Home online, you can earn us 2.5% of your purchase value without it costing you any extra! easyfundraising will send us the donation after you’ve paid for your goods. You can even earn more just by using their easysearch engine (powered by Yahoo) to browse the web!

Click here for more details


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


Sidney would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped him so far to have a better quality of life by fixing his knees.

He has now had both operations done and he has made a complete recovery. Click here to see him in action with this ball!

Thank you to all who donated money for Sidney. We raised enough to pay for all his treatment.

For the full story & updates on Sidney please click here


Would you be able to look after a rabbit, guinea pigs or other small animal? Do you have experience and time and perhaps an empty hutch or cage? We can support with food and bedding if required (unless you are able to provide this as an additional donation to our cause) and we will be on hand for advice. We will pay for veterinary attention that our animals need. If this is of interest and you live in out catchment area please email us now to discuss further.


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.

10% OFF Photobooks & Calendars

Treat yourself and your loved ones to a lovely personalised book or calendar any time of the year with all your favourite images and include stories as well if you wish. Download the free software for PC or Mac, design your book or calendar using existing templates if you want, then enter ‘HAWS’ at the checkout for your 10% discount.


Entertain your furry friend with this splat-a-bug game!! All proceeds to Hounslow Animal Welfare Society – make a cat smile! =^..^=
Although there is a free version, please help us by paying just £1 for HAWS.
Click here for details.