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.

Become a member of HAWS

We rely on regular donations to help us carry on the work we do and to be able to rescue more animals. Volunteers and supporters choose to become members so that they are able to become more involved with the charity and to be able to receive our bi-annual newsletters and to attend our Annual General Meeting. To become a full member of HAWS please visit our membership page. There are all kinds of membership whether you’d prefer to pay monthly, sign up for a year, 5 years or a lifetime.

Click here to download an application form (to post to us)

2018 Winter Craft Market in Hanwell

Winter Craft MarketSaturday 24th November
from 10.00am – 3.00pm

Hanwell Methodist Church, Church Road, Hanwell, London W7 1DJ

We will have a stall at this event. Apart from ourselves, there will be over 20 other stalls with a wide range of quality crafts. including local honey, jewellery, hats and bags, cards and candles, wood and glass, paintings and prints, knits and scarves.

Cakes, refreshments and light lunches also available.

Free admission.

For more information click here

HAWS Cat Naps Calendar 2019 Front CoverHAWS Cat Naps Calendar 2019

This year we thought it would be fun to have a themed calendar and so we came up with ‘Cat Naps’. It has been surprisingly popular and we’ve received hundreds of great photos from our volunteers and adopters, which have been incredibly hard to choose from.

This year we’ve managed to reduce the price too and orders are already flying in.

To get your HAWS Cat Naps Calendar 2019 click here.

Alternatively we will also have some for sale at our forthcoming AGM on 21st November 2018. To become a member click here.

'Cat's Christmas' Card 2017HAWS Christmas Cards now on sale

We have these gorgeous high-quality Christmas Cards ready for order. This design features a white cat playing with a gold bauble lighting up a Christmas tree. The message inside says ‘Seasons Greetings’. Perhaps get some calendars for gifts too? All profit from these items goes to helping us rescue more animals.

Click here to order (Cat’s Christmas design)

Click here to order (Waiting Patiently design)

Homes always needed for feral cats

Do you know of a farm, stables, small holding, garden centre, microbreweries or anywhere else that might be suitable for feral cats to live. They will be neutered. We will provide pens to keep them contained for 4-6 weeks, and introductory food and litter. Although they will be independent and will pretty much look after themselves, they would need to be fed and watered and given shelter. Healthy cats make better mousers!

We are based near Hounslow, West London but willing to travel to home counties depending on distance.

Let us know by emailing us now

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.

Raise FREE funds for Hounslow Animal Welfare when you shop online via easyfundraising

Collect free funds for us (Easyfundraising banner)


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.

Amazon Smile

We’ve just signed up with Amazon Smile.  If you purchase through Amazon and choose us as your charity they will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to us. Every penny counts and we would really appreciate your support.

Click here to join up

Our Amazon Wish List

Amazon Wish List

Like us on Facebook

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

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.

Foster homes urgently needed

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.

Please neuter your kittens!

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

GoldenGivingFundraise via Golden Giving

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.

VIP-Register2Collect lifelines for us with your Pets at Home VIP card

After joining you receive a Pets at home VIP card and a 10% voucher off your first shop at Pets at home, plus other discounts from time to time. You collect VIP Lifeline points every time your card is swiped. 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.

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

Sell for HAWS on Ebay

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.

How you can help us

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.