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.

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

Santa Paws 2021

Pets at Home image of cat looking out of rescue centre

We’re thrilled to be involved with Pets at Home Foundations’ Christmas appeal again this year! If you donate next time you are in Brentford or Richmond Pets at Home stores, you’ll be helping raise funds for our charity. Santa says he is on his way there now to pick up Dreamies gift variety stockings for his cats to enjoy while he’s off the sofa, and otherwise busy gathering presents or getting the sleigh ready. Oh and don’t forget the pet advent calendars!

More about Santa Paws 2021

HAWS Calendar 2022

We recently asked for photos of your adopted pets to adorn our calendar for 2022, and these are some of the best. We are so pleased to see how happy and well-loved they are. We hope you enjoy this calendar. Remember to select ‘Landscape’ and ‘A4’ format in your print settings.

Download and print your copy

HAWS 2022 Calendar

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

Homes wanted for feral cats

Ferals ad for website
NB This telephone number is for feral enquiries only.

Read more about rehoming feral cats

Feline Pancytopenia outbreak in UK

The Royal Veterinary College is aware of 443 cats that are known to them based on cases treated at their own hospitals and information provided by some vets in the UK. Of these there was 64% mortality at time of reporting. 

Go to our new Feline Pancytopenia page for more news articles, details about symptoms, to check the Food Standards Agency product recall notice, donate to our fundraiser, and for more information about Awen and Maia (ex haws kittens) who both sadly died of this condition recently. Our hearts go to their adopters, foster carer and all others who are affected by this.

RVC update – July 1st 2021

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