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.

Please note that the charity is staffed entirely by volunteers, and does not have a rehoming centre. All our animals needing homes are being looked after by kind volunteers. Our mailing address is a business centre where we have our mail delivered. No animals are kept there and nobody from the charity is based there. 
Contact information


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


Please note that the charity is nearly always full of animals looking for homes, but if you would like to make an enquiry about rehoming please click on the following links for cats & kittens, or rabbits & guinea pigs to email us

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To see what’s new at our charity go to our News pages. We have various news categories including External, HAWS newsFundraisingHappy endings,| Rescue stories. If you have any articles for our website/e-shots you’d like to submit please email us. Also if you’d like to be kept up to date when news comes in, subscribe to our e-shots by filling in the form on the right of this page.

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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

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

News articles

Visit this page for all our recent articles