Cats & kittens

Rehoming list

Please consider an older cat as they are often calmer, gentler, loving and more grateful!
Black or black and white cats and kittens are nearly always overlooked so please also take this into account.

Indie (M) HC1208

Age: 10 years

Indie has been with us since he was a kitten.  He would need to be the only cat, king of his own castle.  As long as he has a cat flap and garden with someone who will stroke him in the evening he should be happy.  So Indie is fine for someone who works full time.

He is quite cheeky and will want to be stroked for a good while and will then let you know he's had enough.    He's a lovely boy, pretty independent and well behaved.   He loves his 'special biscuits' (Dreamies - so new owner must be willing to keep a constant supply!).  He is looking for a friendly, kind, down to earth owner.  He's not been outside before so would need a very secure garden and a home on a quiet road as he's not traffic aware.

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Marge (F) HC2120

Age: 6 years

Marge is an elegant and playful young cat of about 5/6 years old. Very sleek black with a white diamond on her chest and white patch on her belly.  She will be good with another cat and will probably make friends with him/her first.    Marge has been in foster care for some time and has only recently allowed her foster family to stroke her. She is independent and does her own thing.  She is very outdoorsy and loves climbing trees so will need a garden.  She's very laid back and a lovely natured female and we have enjoyed having her around to see her develop.

Ella (F) HC2208

Age: 9 years

Ella is a friendly, happy little cat who loves people and being the centre of attention.  She has become increasingly outgoing in foster care with us and has discovered the joys of the garden which she absolutely loves.  She has a medical condition called hyperthyroidism which needs to be controlled by taking a tablet each day and Ella is no trouble at all, taking the tablet down happily when it is put in a little wet food. 

Ella really does have a lovely temperament, and is affectionate and curious.  Because she likes people she would probably like to live with humans who are home for part of the day.   She definitely needs a private garden because she loves it so much.  She doesn't like to play - we suspect she never had chance to learn it - so she wouldn't be a good choice of pet for children who want to play with a cat.    We also think she might rather like to be the only pet in a household ... just so she can have you all to herself!

She has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated and is looking for a permanent home to call her very own

Mr. Yellow (M) HC2422

Age: 4 years

Mr Yellow is an independent but affectionate cat. He likes to go out and explore and will often be out the whole day on his adventures, particularly in the summer. Like all cats he spends more time indoors in the winter and when he has got to know you he will be happy to sit on your lap in the evening, purring away and sleeping contentedly...

He is a very gentle and retiring cat with other cats and has no problems mixing with them, but would appreciate other cats who are not aggressive because he is very submissive.

 Mr yellow would suit a quiet environment and/or would also suit somebody who works  all day 

Not suitable for homes with children.

Mr. Yellow is neutered, microchipped and up to date with his vaccinations.

Jessy (M) HC2684

Age: 3 years

Jessy is a really handsome, pure black cat.   When he first arrived he was a very shy little boy, probably due to a disadvantaged start in life. However, over time he’s grown fully confident with his fosterers.

He has learned how wonderful it is to be stroked and he now confidently demands a fuss from regular visitors as well. New visitors will likely need to have to sit down and spend a little calm time before he will tentatively approach them too. If you’re lounging on the sofa, or relaxing under the duvet, he will invariably want to come and join you  or be by your side. Although he loves being stroked and sitting with you or lying on you, he’s still not keen on being picked up, that’s just not for him at the moment.

In the beginning, Jessy was never much of a talker, but he has always had a really cute kittenish voice. Lately though, he has become far chattier and loves to let you know what he’s been up to and have a conversation backward and forward with you.

Jessy’s a keen eater… biscuits, meat, treats, no problem. In particular, he absolutely loves treats called Tiddlers which are small dried whole fish. He gets super excited when he sees the packet and very protective when he has one in his possession. He also loves a little treat from your dinner if you let him.  If he would like something he will put his paw out toward the plate to tell you. You will never forget the first time you see him walking around with a stolen whole corn-on-the-cob lengthways in his mouth!

Jessy likes to play with his toys like his little grey mice, laser toys, and catnip fishes. He also loves to roll around in catnip which is hilarious to watch. In his spare time he likes to watch out of windows, sometimes chattering at the birds or the falling leaves. He also likes to go outside and see what is happening in the garden, though he doesn’t usually go far and isn’t usually out for long.

Although Jessy has experienced interactions with older children on occasion, he would prefer a home without children where he can calmly get to know his new family.

Jessy should be an only pet as he's not keen on other cats.

Neutered, fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Whisper (F) HC3212

Age: 3 years

This litte female was part of a stray colony and our intention was to neuter and put her back but after a couple of days at the vets they realised she isn't feral just a little timid but friendly so it wouldn't be right to put her back.

The vet nurses called her Whisper as she's very quiet.  She will probably need a quiet adult only home where she can flourish.

Whisper has been vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.

Myrtle (F) HC3232

Age: 3 years

Myrtle's story
Well we started in our own commune, we had lots of babies and eventually there were too many of us.  That's when HAWS came along and collected us in small groups.  Myrtle (that's me) and Beauty went first and had our kittens, the kittens have all been adopted as they were all cute.  Beauty was adopted and that left me - I was lonely and miserable, one day Nicola who looked after me and my five kittens moved me and  I met up with five of my cousins or they may possibly be my brothers and sister I really can't remember.  One thing about us is we are all shy and nervous but we do love dinner and treat time, at night we move our beds around the room to confuse Nicola in the morning.  We are all black except Mog who is black and white, the rest of us do have little white hidden markings, mine Is on my  tum.  Let me introduce you there is Little one she is small and cute, we have William he is the biggest, Munro who is the middle one and Midge!  Myself and Little One are the ladies the rest are gents!!  I can't tell you how long it took me to get everybody in one place and to make them sit still for a photo !!!

Lara (F) HC3267

Age: 3 years
Urgent rehoming required

Lara came from a multi-cat household and was relinquished to us when she became pregnant again.   She gave birth to two kittens who have now been adopted.

She is a sweet and gentle cat and would be much happier being homed as an only cat.  Lara should be fine with sensible older children.

We can't understand why this beautiful cat has been overlooked.

She's been spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated

Li'l Puss (F) HC3358

Age: 3 years

This cat was a heavily pregnant stray and taken in by a kind couple and they called her Li'll puss.  She only had one kitten - Velcro

Li'l Puss is now about 21 months old. A lady who loves her food, she loves a brush as well  and will purr away. As she was semi feral she is fine with contact but is not a lap cat at the moment.  She is looking for a forever home where she can do her own thing but still be pampered. 


Lois (F) HC3601

Age: 16 months
Lois is related to Clark

Lois is a very pretty girl, who loves to purr and loves to cuddle. She is a natural leader and definitely the brains behind the Lois and Clark pairing. She's always the first into things and has a very cute mischevious side when she wants to. Lois absolutely adores having her belly rubbed. In fact, she is of the very firm belief that humans have been put on this planet for the sole purpose of rubbing her belly! She will locate a human, wind around its legs until it stops moving, then perform an intricate dance of forward rolls and headstands to get herself into a position where she is prostrate on her back, legs akimbo, having her belly massaged... and she will stay there until the human tires, purring like a Bugatti! Lois is very quick to purr, and will do so if you just talk to her. She loves to jump on the settee and curl up next to you for a nap... often ensuring you are comfortable for her with a few headbutts and some tactical stretching exercises!
One of Lois' favourite games is to race you up the stairs, expecially when you aren't aware it was a race to start with. When she inevitably wins this encounter she will show off by rolling around on the landing and expecting a good few minutes of belly attention as a reward for her speed and clevereness! Lois will also wind around your legs and roll around, if she thinks there's a chance you're heading for the sweetie cupboard! She likes to fashion her own toys to play with, such as nutshells, make-up brushes or anything else she can steal and run off with.
Like Clark, Lois is very affectionate in her foster home but also very wary of new people. Being a deep thinker, she needs patient owners who will be happy for her to work out their good intentions in her own time. Once she has settled though, she is a gorgeous and entertaining girl, who loves to be cuddled and played with. 

Lois has been microchipped, neutered and vaccinated and is ready to make a new family her belly slave. Lois and Clark must be homed together, and will make the perfect pair of cats for a loving and patient family.


Clark (M) HC3603

Age: 16 months
Clark is related to Lois

Clark is a lovely, affectionate and talkative boy. He loves human interaction and will come and shout at you for it if it isn't immediately forthcoming. He also has a particular manouevre where you can just hold a hand out and he will do a kind of pony jump into it to get the fuss he needs, with or without your participation! This also sometimes results in a strange little forward-roll for affection. He loves to tell you about his day and chatter away to himself on occasions. He enjoys a belly rub and his favourite things is to lie on the bed with his human and get as close as possible before having a well-deserved nap.
Clark likes to play with toys and with other cats, especially his sister, Lois, whom he must be homed with.
Although Clark is quite a big chap, he is a total softie and easily spooked still. He is extremely affectionate with his foster carers, but equally as apprehensive of new people, who he will try to avoid. As such, Clark will benefit from a fairly quiet home with patient owners who will let him come round in his own time, but who are then available and prepared to give him all the fuss and attention he craves, and have a chat with him... often even from behind a closed bathroom door! Clark likes to bat little crochet balls around. He's a decent goalkeeper but needs to work on his dribbling skills so that he doesn't lose the ball under the furniture every 30 seconds

Clark can be seen enjoying all kinds of fuss with his foster carers in the videos below (to be uploaded shortly)

Clark has been microchipped, neutered and vaccinated and is ready to make a new family his favourite laps to sleep on. Lois and Clark must be homed together, and will make the perfect pair of cats for a loving and patient family.

Jacob aka Floof (M) HC3610

Age: 15 months
Jacob aka Floof is related to Marley aka Mookins

Known as Jakey, but more commonly called Floof due to his long hair, Jacob is a very handsome fellow (check out Mr November in the current HAWS 2018 Calendar!).He has the most luxurious semi-long fur, with big fluffy white paws and a truly magnificent tail, which he will waft around very proudly at times. Like his brother Marley, Jakey loves to play with his toys, tossing them around the place and telling them off if they don't behave! He does, however, have a slight lack-of-traction issue with wooden flooring, due to his fluffy feet! One of Jake's favourite things is to steal a cuddle off another cat while they are getting fuss, and he loves to be washed by them too. He has a lovely, quiet little purr, which you will always hear when he decides it's Jakey-cuddle time! He will come and gently nudge your hand for fuss, and then often roll over so that you can give his fluffy belly a good rub. However, he is still a little shy and will scamper off if approached too quickly, so it's best to let him choose to come to you when he deems that it might be cuddle time... which could coincide with dinner time.

Jake loves to watch the world go by from a window, and chat to the birds outside. He's also a master of the art of "floomping", which is the act of going from upright and awake to sprawled out and asleep in one smooth, swift movement 

Jake has been microchipped, vaccinated and neutered and is ready to start his life in a loving new home. Jacob and Marley must be homed together, and will benefit from a patient family, who will allow them to settle in their own time, and who will be rewarded with fantastic and entertaining cats who are a joy to have around.

Marley aka Mookins (M) HC3611

Age: 15 months
Marley aka Mookins is related to Jacob aka Floof

Marley-mooks or Mookins, is a sweet and really playful little boy. He has a gorgeous little otter-face and the softest, squeakiest little meow ever to be heard. This he only uses when he wants a fuss, or when he's lost all his little toy mice under the furniture and needs you to retrieve them for him, so he can then juggle and toss them around the place, whilst chatting away and performing his trademark terrifying growl! (See the video link below for a short demonstration.)
Marley loves to tempt you to rub his belly with a nice long stretch, but this comes at a risk of a playful kicking! He always jumps up on the bed for a nightime fuss, with a little squeak of hello.
Marley is wary of new people, but a lovely, friendly boy once he settles. 

Marley has been microchipped, vaccinated and neutered and is ready to start his life in a loving new home. Jacob and Marley must be homed together, and will benefit from a patient family, who will allow them to settle in their own time, and who will be rewarded with fantastic and entertaining cats who are a joy to have around. See video clip below


Mimi (F) HC3622

Age: 3 years

Glossy black adult female cat - more information to follow

Mimi has been spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated

Bertie (M) HC3625

Age: 2 years
Bertie is related to Basil

Bertie and Basil were born last year as stray kittens.  They have been fed by a nice couple along with other stray cats but these two were keen to come inside and rubbed up against the man's legs at feeding time so certainly not feral.

Bertie is Basil's pal. They play together & are very respectful of whose food bowl is whose. A stunning cat, with black eyeliner eyes. He needs someone with patience to give him a chance. He has become very affectionate with his fosterer but is unsure of other people. He will be a very loyal companion. He would like to go with Basil as he depends on him.

They both love the garden and have decided garden chairs are the best place to have an afternoon snooze.

Update from foster home:  

Bertie has been on the website for quite a long time. He was very timid when he came to us but was improving slowly. He went missing for 24 hrs and when he returned he had a leg injury that was so bad his leg couldn't be saved. He has been 3 legged for about a month now but we are not sure anyone has told him! He gets around just fine and plays with his brother Basil, who he must be homed with.
Could you give this pair their forever home? They are looking for a patient person who will give them a second chance in life. They would love a secure garden so they can chase about.

Basil (M) HC3626

Age: 2 years
Basil is related to Bertie

Basil is Bertie's trusted friend. The more confident of the two, he will become a great pet if given a chance. Loves playing with ping pong balls & charging about. Needs someone with patience to allow him to gain confidence. He comes trotting over when fosterer calls him. Now he is allowed to go out, they both love the garden and have discovered the best place for a snooze in the sunshine is a garden chair.

They are best friends and must be homed together.

Pascale (F) HC3657

Age: 22 months


Pascale is only just over a year old and was living rough on a towpath until a kind house boat owner realised she was heavily pregnant and contacted HAWS.  Her kittens were born on Good Friday and Pascale has been a wonderful mum despite being so young.

She is a sweet petitle little cat and since her kittens have all grown up she has re-discovered her inner kitten. She would make an ideal pet for families with gentle children over 8 years of age.  She's a bit over-whelmed by very small people as she's not been used to them.


Heidi (F) HC3660

Age: 21 months

Heidi is a very appropriate name for this pretty little black girl.  She is very shy but fine with other cats.  She came into our care with her kittens.  Mum and kittens were found sheltering under a bush.  Her kittens have all been homed but Heid remains timid although is slowly improving in her foster home in the company of moe confident cats.

She would need a home with very patient quiet people.  She would be an ideal companion for a resident cat who has perhaps lost a companion and is in need of a new friend.

Arietty (F) HC3682

Age: 19 months

Arietty started off as a terribly shy cat, very jumpy and kept her distance at all times. She only came out from under the sofa at night, hence her name Arietty, just like The Borrowers. However, we soon learnt that The Borrowers put things back when they are finished playing with them....

Since then, Etty has become extremely sociable and affectionate towards us and we now think she is ready for her forever home. 

Etty needs a child free home in a nice, cat friendly residential area with access to the outside world in the shape of a well fenced garden as she has a LOT of playful energy. We truly believe she needs to set her inner huntress/tigress free.

We hope you love her as much as we do!

Marlon (M) HC3712

Age: 11 months
Marlon is related to Brando Jessica

Marlon and Brando are virtually identical apart from the colour of their noses.  They were very timid when they came into our care and have made good progress in their foster homes.  They can be stroked now but don't like to be picked up.

We hope they can be given a chance of a permanent quiet adult only home with people who are happy to be patient with them and let them progress further at their own pace.

Brando (M) HC3713

Age: 11 months
Brando is related to Marlon Jessica

Branco is Marron's brother and they need to be homed together.  They were incredibyly timiid when we first took them in but  have made good progress in their foster home and can be stroked although not picked up yet.

It's tme for them to move on to a quiet adult only home with patient people who will allow them to continue their progress at their own pace.

Jessica (F) HC3714

Age: 11 months
Jessica is related to Marlon Brando

Jessica and Lola are two 6 month old sisters. They are both adorable and very bonded with each other. They love to play andd have lots of energy, they bounce about all over the place. They are very affectionate and will always check in with you then go back to whatever they were doing. Very easy going, good appetites and quite talkative.  Definitely need a garden and obviously a loving home. 

Jessica is the tabby kitten.

The sisters have been spayed, are fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.

Angel (F) HC3829

Age: 18 months
Urgent rehoming required
Angel is related to Seraphina

Angel is a beautiful young adult cat, with a sweet nature and a clear desire to recapture her kittenhood.  She plays with all the toys available, but her particular favourite is the catnip fish skeleton (see photo); having thus worn herself out, Angel looks around, yawning, for a comfortable sofa on which to snooze 

Angel came to us after giving birth to four kittens in someone's shed.  She has obviously been someone's pet in the past, and we don't know how long she had to fend for herself, but she is now very shy of humans.  She doesn't hiss or spit at all, merely stepping back and keeping a wary eye on strangers.  Angel is submissive towards other cats, always standing aside while everyone else eats, before having her own dinner.  She will probably take time to settle in her forever home, but the investment of patience and persistence will undoubtedly pay great dividends. 

Ideally, we'd like to home Angel with her daughter, Seraphina (HC3831), to a household without other cats, and preferably where they are not left alone for long periods.  Mother and daughter both have sensitive digestion, which means they are unable to eat regular supermarket cat food.  After much trial and error, their fosterer settled them on a mix of Burn's and John Wellbeloved; not a prescription diet, nor as expensive as one.

Angel has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and worms. The second photo shows mum and daughter curled up together at nap time.  They would be best suited to a quiet adult home

Seraphina (F) HC3831

Age: 7 months
Urgent rehoming required
Seraphina is related to Angel

Seraphina is a small and dainty kitten, full of life and energy, and keen to investigate and play with everything that comes to her attention.  She loves to chase foam balls up and down the stairs, and will sit there, chirruping and peeping, to call a human to join in her games.  A real mini-me of her mother, Angel (HC3829), Seraphina is shy, but clearly wants to make friends, even if it takes her longer than usual to do so. 

Ideally, we'd like to home Seraphina with her mum, Angel (HC3831), to a household without other cats, and preferably where they are not left alone for long periods.  Mother and daughter both have sensitive digestion, which means they are unable to eat regular supermarket cat food.  After much trial and error, their fosterer settled them on a mix of Burn's and John Wellbeloved; not a prescription diet, nor as expensive as one. 

Seraphina has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and worms. They would probably be best suited to a quiet adult only home

Sylvester (M) HC3875

Age: 2 years

Sylvester was being fed in someone's garden and he was obviously a very timid stray.  He is now in foster care with us this is what his fosterer says,

Sylvester is doing fine. His progress has been slow but steady. He still spends most of his time in his bed in his little room (which I keep open). Toys still scare him at times, as do my hands, no matter how gently or where I approach him from.  
He does enjoy being brushed and stroked but still looks very tense and will still hiss at you on occasion. He is not an aggressive cat though. He has never, ever, tried to scratch or bite me.
He has been a little more adventurous recently: I occasionally hear him running and jumping (especially at night).   He has started to follow me around (rubbing his head on my legs) if I'm about to give him food but runs back to the room at the sound/sight of anything unexpected. 
He is eating and drinking fine (he seems to go off the wet food every now and again, only licking the gravy but will eat the dry food).
In my opinion, it would be best for him if he were the only pet in a quiet adult only home.

Rizzo (F) HC3877

Age: 21 months

Rizzo is a very pretty grey and white young mum who was living in a front garden with her kittens on a dangerous road with very little shelter.

She is timid but not feral and is making steady progress in her foster home.    She will need a quiet home probably without children where she can continue to make progress.  

She's neutered, fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.

Callie (F) HC3886

Age: 11 months

Callie is a pretty young tortoisehell who was abandoned at a vet practice.  She had no microchip, wasn't neutered and had a badly broken and wounded tail.  Sadly there was no alternative but to amputate most of her tail but she still has 3 or 4 inches left. the first photo shows her short tail.    Callie has been neutered and micro-chipped. 

Sadly our vet has confirmed that she is technically blind but he thinks she may be able to see some contrast.  For instance if a treat is put on a white napkin she will find it but if it's on a brown surface she won't.

She is a very affectionate little girl,  loves cuddles and can be held like a baby but if she's startled she will growl and try to bite out of fear.  She will need an experienced home with somebody around most of the time and willing to learn the best way to inter-react with her.  Her foster home says it's quite easy now they know what to do.  Blind cats cope very well once they are used to their surroundings.  She is very young and deserves a forever home.

Latest update from foster home.  While Callie hates the other female cats in the house she's very fond of Mr. Yellow and seems to want to play but sadly he's scared of her.

She could possibly be homed with a sweet natured, gentle male cat who likes other cats. Not suitable for children

Bella (F) HC3887

Age: 13 months
Bella is related to Dawn Teeny

Bella was taken in by a kind family when they discovered her in their garden with her 4 kittens.

She is not only a beautiful elegant lady, but an extremely friendly and chatty mummy. She loves attention and is a real lap cat. For this reason she will need to be homed where she has some daytime company or not left on her own for too long.

She would be fine for a family with sensible children.

Bella will be vaccinated, micro-chipped and neutered before homing.

Dawn (F) HC3888

Age: 12 weeks
Dawn is related to Bella Teeny

Dawn is a very friendly grey and white girl, who loves playing and getting cuddles from her foster mom. She gets very excited when dinner is about to be served, and gives thanks with the most adorable little cries. She will make the perfect new family member, and has to be homed with her sister Teeny. They will have started their vaccinations and will be microchipped before they are adopted.

Teeny (F) HC3890

Age: 12 weeks
Teeny is related to Bella Dawn

Teeny is the cutest kitten of the litter…. at least her foster mum thinks so! Always happy to see people with her little tail in the air, waiting for playtime to begin. Unlike her siblings,she is a very polite kitten, always sitting patiently at my feet, until dinner is served. Teeny is used to getting a lot of cuddles and kisses and would make a wonderful addition to any family. Will have to be homed with her sister Dawn. They will have started their vaccinations and will be microchipped before they are adopted.

SAVU (M) HC3901

Age: 6 years

Due to a change of circumstances Savu needs to re-homed.  His owners are very sad but just want the best for him.  This is how they describe him.

Savu (means smoke in Finnish), is a handsome cat with blue eyes who was born and raised in Spain, is very loving and needs a lot of attention. He loves belly rubs, cuddles, play and food. Who doesn't! When you are at home, he is guaranteed to be glued next you, and over you, and he will treat you as his personal pillow. Savu firmly believes that you coming back home in the evening is the best thing ever. Savu is very smart, he can "high-five" you when he thinks you've done a good job (or have treats). 

He believes he is the king of the house and therefore he is suitable for a maximum two-adult home. He is used to spending time alone and you can leave him alone and know you are coming back to your house in the same state it was when you left. But when you are home, he does require attention. He is not a big fan of closed doors and can get pretty noisy if left outside of the room. 

Savu is not used to going outside, so he is very happy to be indoors. If there was a chance to go outside to a garden, we're sure that after an initial shock he would love it, but again, he is perfectly happy indoors. He is very well behaved, he has never done his business outside the litter box.. Before rehoming, we are happy to make sure that all his vaccines are up to date and he is good to go (he also has a EU pet passport with a record of all his vaccines).

SAVU IS NEUTERED and ideally would like to have some daytime company and must be an only pet.  Not suitable for children.  CAN LIVE INDOORS

Evie (F) HC3926

Age: 3 years

Evie is, we believe, a Siamese and Bengal cross, just look at those beautiful blue eyes.   She was bought from an ad in a paper. As her new owner became allergic she spent most of her time locked in the kitchen with the family dogs with little human company.

Because of this she needs a little more socialisation but now she's in a foster home with no other pets she's getting all the attention she needs and is making progress very quickly.

Benedict (Benny) (M) HC3927

Age: 2 years

This gorgeous boy was left with a friend of the owner when his work commitments took him out of the country.  Unfortunately her son was highly allergic so sadly after a few days she realised she couldn't keep him.  Originally we thought he was a Siamese cross, just look at those gorgeous blue eyes, however our vets think he is a seal point Tonkinese

He's a lovely friendly boy and probably fine for a family with older children.

Benny has been neutered.