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: 5 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: 4 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

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.

Not only is she beautiful with the softest slky fur she is a sweet and gentle cat.  Lara should be fine with sensible older children.  She needs to be the only cat in the household and needs access to a secure garden.

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. 


Mimi (F) HC3622

Age: 3 years

Mimi is a pretty glossy black adult female cat.   She was found as a stray living in a communal garden.

She is very shy and will need lots of patience to help her gain confidence and relax around you.  These very shy cats can be so rewarding when they finally learn to trust you. 

Could Mimi have a chance of a happy life with you?

Mimi has been spayed and micro-chipped and will be vaccinated before going to a new home 

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: 2 years


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: 2 years

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.

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.

Evie (F) HC3926

Age: 3 years

The first thing you notice about Evie is her bright blue eyes. She is a mix of Siamese and Bengal and is quite chatty.   This is what her foster mum says about her.

She's loads of fun with her confidence and high spirits but starting to get a bit bossy with my two. She's not willing to share the bed! In the right place I'm sure she'll flourish.  I think she would prefer to be an only pet and have all the attention for herself.

Probably best in an adult only home wth some daytime company.  She is fully vaccinated, spayed and micro-chipped.

Ozzy (M) HC3943

Age: 4 years

Ozzy came into our care after his owner died and no relative could take him.    He is a lovely friendly, tabby and white boy.  He was shy the first day which is hardly surprising but soon came out of his shell.  This photo was taken at our vets but the nurse taking care of him struggled to get a good photo as all he wanted was to be fussed rather than pose for a photo.

Ozzy is neutered, micro-chipped and has started his vaccinations.  He would be an ideal family pet as he's used to children.

Update from foster home

Ozzy is truly a gentle giant and loves attention, he would let you give him a head rub for about an hour if you had the time! He also is very playful and loves to chase any toy you move in front of him – feathers on the end of a rope, a laser dot, and his absolute favourite is a bright orange shoelace. He is also really happy to just ‘chat’ to you when he walks into the room or you pass him in the hall. He’s a big boy and really likes his wet food, but must be the only cat in the world that isn’t fussed about Dreamies!  Whoever aodpts him will be very lucky.



Tango (F) HC3978

Age: 2 years
Urgent rehoming required
Tango is related to Cash

Tango ane Cash are beautiful tabby sisters.  Their current owners are reluctantly giving them up for rehoming.  Since the arrival of a baby and due to long working hours they are not getting the time and attention they need.  They were adopted from a friend who's cat had kittens.

Both are sociable and friendly, they like to play and cuddle and should easily settle into a new home.  Currently they are indoor cats but would like the opportunity to have access to a safe garden.  

They eat wet and dry food and both girls are neutered.

Cash (F) HC3979

Age: 2 years
Urgent rehoming required
Cash is related to Tango

Cash and Tango are beautiful tabby sisters.  Their current owners are reluctantly giving them up for rehoming.  Since the arrival of a baby and due to long working hours they are not getting the time and attention they need.  They were adopted from a friend who's cat had kittens.

Both are sociable and friendly, they like to play and cuddle and should easily settle into a new home.  Currently they are indoor cats but would like the opportunity to have access to a safe garden.  Keen to venture outside Cash fell out of a window and hurt her leg but it's fine now and she's been given the all clear by their vet. 

They eat wet and dry food and both girls are neutered.