Hounslow Animal Welfare Society

Established in 1976, Hounslow Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) rehomes hundreds of abandoned cats and other domestic animals (except dogs) each year. The charity has a strict non-destruction policy.


See all our cats and kittens, rabbits, guinea pigs and any other animals looking for new homes.

Read our adoption requirements and check you are in our area of coverage around West London.

Coronavirus update

The charity is accepting and processing adoption applications but the process will take a little longer than usual.

For more information visit our Covid-19 page

Fostering or adoption

Foster homes are always needed for cats, kittens, rabbits and guinea pigs while the charity finds new homes for them. Sometimes our foster homes adopt the animals they are looking after.

Read more about fostering for HAWS

Apply to foster or adopt now

Become a member of HAWS

To be more active within the charity, you can join us by becoming a member.

Read more about joining us

HAWS Calendar

This year we have produced a single page calendar in A4 which you can download and print at home. Thank you to all our volunteers and friends who have supported us this year. We do appreciate all your help.

Download your Calendar

Homes wanted for feral cats

Feral advert

Cats which have been left to go wild may never become domesticated enough to live indoors, but they can be placed in farms, stables, garden centres, microbreweries or anywhere else that might be suitable. HAWS will ensure they are neutered and provide food and pens to keep them contained while they settle in.

Read more about rehoming feral cats

Feature on taming feral kittens

To adopt feral cats or kittens please use our adoption form

Please neuter your kittens!

One of the key reasons for the huge number of unwanted pets and strays coming to our charity, is that people are not neutering them. Neutering your animals has lots of benefits, both for their health and wellbeing. They are less likely to become problem pets due to territorial issues and/or being allowed to breed.

Read more about neutering