Cats & kittens

Rehoming list

Hounslow Animal Welfare Society has placed a temporary stop on accepting applications for the adoption of cats and kittens as we have a huge number of applications still to process, and we wish to review those before accepting more. Visit this page for more details.

All cats are vaccinated and neutered as soon as they are old enough. They will also receive flea/worm treatments before going to their new home.

An up-to-date list of cats and kittens looking for a new home can be found below. 


Whisper (F) HC3212

Age: 6 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 and ideally to be homed with her friend Belle who is in the same foster home.

Whisper has been vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.


Myrtle (F) HC3232

Age: 6 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 !!!

Belle (F) HC3244

Age: 6 years



Tia (F) HC4381

Age: 23 months

Tia came into our care recently due to a change in her owner's circumstances.  She is a sweet and friendly little girl but can be a little shy with people she doesn't know but this will change once she feels secure and settled in her new home.  She is very partial to catnip so  some catnip toys would make her feel at home when she is adopted.

She appears to be very scared of men.  So we would look for a female only home for her and would like a secure garden to investigate once she's settled in a new home.

Tia is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date with her vaccinations. 


Mog (F) HC4437

Age: 10 months
Mog is related to Sparkle
Must be homed with Sparkle

Mog and Sparkle were born outside to a feral mother, they have made progress in their foster home. This is what they say about them

Sparkle is very friendly and will sit on the sofa with us.  She is very outgoing and will make a lovely companion.  Mog is very much an independent cat but will follow Sparkle so I think she will be fine, but someone will have to be patient  with her until they have gained her trust.  She won't be picked up but I can touch her.

They are great fun and will be a lovely pair for the right person. Probably best in a quieter adult home.

They are both fully vaccinated and have been micro-chipped and spayed.

MOG AND SPARKLE MUST BE HOMED TOGETHER.


Sparkle (F) HC4439

Age: 10 months
Sparkle is related to Mog
Must be homed with Mog

Sparkle and Mog were born outside to a feral mother, they have made progress in their foster home. This is what they say about them

Sparkle is very friendly and will sit on the sofa with us.  She is very outgoing and will make a lovely companion.  Mog is very much an independent cat but will follow Sparkle so I think will be fine, but someone will have to be patient  with her until they have gained her trust.  She won't be picked up but I can touch her.

They are great fun and will be a lovely pair for the right person. Probably best in a quieter adult home.

They are both fully vaccinated and have been micro-chipped and spayed.

SPARKLE AND MOG MUST BE HOMED TOGETHER.



Luna (F) HC4467

Age: 3 years

"My name is Luna and I’m a gorgeous 3 year old girl with a luxuriously soft and thick black coat that you want to pet for days.

As I haven’t had the best of luck with my previous humans I do have trust issues and it takes me a bit of time to settle down in a new place and get used to people. I don’t get on well with other pets or children as they scare me. I really just need my vey own loving and patient hooman who’s willing to give me the time, space and care I need to build up my confidence and trust.

I’ve been with my foster momma for 3 months and although I’m still not confident enough to ask for cuddles I do let her pick me up and pet me for a while cause I know she likes it so much. I kinda like it too but don’t tell her that or she’ll be doing it all the time! I’m a cat after all and have a reputation to maintain!! I’m very independent and adventurous so a kitty door and safe access to outside is essential "

Luna is neutered and up to date with her vaccinatons.  She also has a pet passport as she's been to Spain before.  


Coco (F) HC4476

Age: 2 years

Coco is a sweet, loving but slightly anxious mother cat.  This might disappear when she's not with her kittens as she growls at the front door and is very vocal making sure her kittens are where she wants them or expect them to be!  She loves her kittens and plays with them.  She plays a little with humans but defers to the kittens.  She adores having head rubs, is not yet a lap cat but likes to be near her humans, especially if she thinks there is food involved! 

For more photos and videos please go to her foster Mum's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissSkimbleshanks/

Coco will be spayed, started her vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing



Billie (F) HC4483

Age: 7 months
Billie is related to Ella

Billie's birthday is the 9th of July 2020. Billie is the sister of Ella. 

Billie or Billie Boom, Billie The Bulldozer - She is something else! A confident little tigress, she is fearless. She jumps, climbs, rolls, explores, terrorises! She is a delight to watch and to play with. She has a lot of energy, so definitely needs to be adopted by humans who will put the time in to play with her a lot! With her black and white fur, her fluffy face and white, springy whiskers and eyebrows, she is simply adorable! 

Like her sister Ella, Billie was very shy and not used to humans when she arrived at our foster home about two months ago. As a result, she was quite scared of us. But she has improved so much, she is becoming a real snuggle monster and a proper purr machine! She now sleeps on foster mum's bed, she comes when you call her (with a little whistle), she comes to look what you're doing. She jumps up onto the sofa and demands a proper fuss, accompanied by loud purring. You can pick her up very briefly if she is about to roll off your lap to move her to a more secure position!!! She could be in a home with slightly older children, who will give her loads of love and cuddles, but understand that it needs to be on her terms and let her make the first moves.

She has the loudest purr, sings at the birds outside and will make the most wonderful little companion!

You will find the most up to date pictures and videos of Billie on the Foster Cottage's Facebook page. Photos here and videos here.  

Billie would like to be adopted with her sister Ella. Billie has been microchipped and has had her first set of vaccines. She will need to be neutered around January 2021.

PLEASE CHECK OUR CATCHMENT AREAS AND ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS ON THE WEBSITE BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT.  YOU MUST HAVE A PRIVATE GARDEN


Ella (F) HC4484

Age: 7 months
Ella is related to Billie

Ella was born on the 9th of July 2020. Ella is Billie's sister.  Our Ella Bella has come so far! Originally the shy one, she was actually the first of the two kittens to come for a fuss and a cuddle. Especially in bed (she will need a family who like having a feline bed mate or two!), she likes to snuggle up and burrows under the duvet, especially now that it is getting colder!  She climbs to the tops of the scratch posts and performs acrobatics on the clothes racks. She likes to play with us, chasing things, likes strings and ribbons and oooooohhh does she love the Christmas tree and the (plastic, luckily kitten proof) baubles. Most of our baubles are no longer on the tree, but she is too cute and funny chasing them around the room to get upset. Little Ella Enchanted provides us with hours of entertainment.

Ella has a beautiful black coat, which is shiny and super soft. When she is lying in the sunshine, you can see her hidden stripes, very striking!  

There are still elements of shyness in her, although we are certain she is only going to become more and more confident. You can't pick her up - let her come to you, she will! She loves napping high up, so a little bed on top of a shelf would be perfect. She also loves napping on top of the radiator, roasting cat! She then gets too hot and wobbles over, all sleepy, to a human's lap. Usually purring loudly. If you are sitting quietly, reading or working at your computer, she will come be with you. She is lying next to me as I am typing this. 

Ella would not do well in a house with very young children, she's looking for older kids (depending on the child, maybe 8 years and older), who understand how to be gentle and very quiet, or otherwise a grown-ups only household. She loves being played with, though, so make sure you're ready for some feline play time! Ella needs humans who will love her, fuss over her, but also give her the time and space she needs and have the patience to let her come to you instead. Someone who understands what to expect from a sweet, shy kitten.  

Up to date videos and photos of Ella can be found on our Foster Cottage Facebook page, do check them out! Photos here and videos here.  

Ella would like to be adopted with her sister Billie. Ella has been microchipped and has had her first set of vaccines. She will need to be neutered around January 2021.

PLEASE CHECK OUR CATCHMENT AREAS AND ADOPTION REQUIREMENTS ON THE WEBSITE BEFORE APPLYING TO ADOPT.  YOU MUST HAVE A PRIVATE GARDEN


Skippy (F) HC4486

Age: 12 months
Must be homed with Hopper

We probably should have called Skippy Juliet and her boyfriend Hopper Romeo.  They came into our care separately and Skippy had been living outside longer than Hopper  Hopper was the most confident and because Skippy was very timid we thought that putting them together would help her.   This has worked well and Skippy loves to play with Oscar and can match his energy. They love each other and Skippy follows Hopper everywhere.  Skippy still remains a litte wary of humans (unless food is involved) but her confidence has increased dramatically in foster care.

We couldn't bear to part them so Skippy and Hopper must be homed together.  Skippy is the one at the back of the photo.

Skippy is fully vaccinated and micro-chipped

Skippy and Hoper would suit a home with enough space for them to retreat to for naps and would enjoy a secure garden to explore and play in.

Please don't apply to adopt them if you are outside our catchment area or don't have access to a garden



Joan Jet (F) HC4510

Age: 7 months
Joan Jet is related to LesleyDelilah

Joan Jett is a bit timid.  She looks at you as if she wants to be friends but isn't quite ready.  She will let you stroke her and pick her up, but only when she is feeling relaxed.  She would be better with experienced cat owners as she will require a little patience.   She gets on with the other cats so wouild make a nice companion for a resident cat who wants a new friend.

Joan Jett is fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Update from foster home:- Joan Jet is gentle and sweet.  She’s quietly confident and affectionate, but has a sense of adventure.  She would suit any household and would be a nice companion for a resident cat who wants a new friend.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OUR CATCHMENT AREA OR DON'T HAVE A GARDEN



Lesley (F) HC4511

Age: 7 months
Lesley is related to Joan JetDelilah

Lesley's a tiny bundle of energy.   She's very friendly and has a loud purr.  She is happy being  stroked and picked up and will cuddle up with you on the sofa.  She loves watching TV and enjoys playing with her toys.   

Lesley is fully vaccinated and microchipped. 

Update from foster home:  Lesley is playful and affectionate.  She loves a cuddle and has a very loud purr.  She enjoys playing with her toys and likes other cats.  She would suit any household and should be homed with her sister Delilah.  

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OUR CATCHMENT AREA OR DON'T HAVE A GARDEN



Delilah (F) HC4512

Age: 7 months
Delilah is related to Joan JetLesley

Delilah looks fierce and feisty!  She is not quite as friendly as her sister Lesley yet, but she will allow you to stroke her and pick her up when she feels like it   She also enjoys playing with her toys, and particularly likes the other cats in the house.    

Delilah is fully vaccinated and microchipped.

Update from foster home:- Delilah is confident and adventurous.  She enjoys exploring, playing with her toys, and hanging out with the other cats.  She would suit any household and should be homed with her sister Lesley.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOUR ARE OUTSIDE OUR CATCHMENT AREA OR DON'T HAVE A GARDEN


Hopper (M) HC4513

Age: 9 months
Must be homed with Skippy

Hopper is a curious and friendly young cat who loves to play and is looking for a home he can settle down in.   He loves to follow you around the  house calmly, enjoying a good stroke, with an hour or so of energetic playng throughout the day.

We probably should have called Hopper 'Romeo' and his girlfriend Skippy 'Juliet'.  They came into our care separately and Hopper was paired with Skippy who had spent longer living outside and so was more wary.   So to build her confidence we thought that putting them together would help her and this has worked well.   They love each other and Skippy follows Hopper everywhere.

Hopper and Skippy are neutered and fully vaccinated.  Hopper is the one in the front of the photo.

They would suit a home with enough space for them to retreat for naps and would enjoy a secure garden to explore 

We couldn't bear to part them so Hopper and Skippy must be homed together

Please don't apply to adopt them if you are outside our catchment area or don't have access to a garden.


Paisley (F) HC4516

Age: 2 years
Paisley is related to Bookcase

Paisley is a beautiful mackerel tabby, slightly silver in her colouring. After 9 weeks with her foster Mum she has finally allowed one finger to touch her twice whilst the hand it was attached to was stroking her daughter, Bookcase.  She is inquisitive when she thinks you're not look, loves to sit on the warm cosy window seat and watch the world, will happily sit behind something to accept the treats that are her due!  She will lick them off a hand and expects to be fed her fair share and has started coming out in the open to receive them! 

She plays with both Bookcase and Sands and plays with the ball toys when she thinks no-one is looking. 

Paisley needs a quiet home, with patient humans who is adore her and enjoy the challenge of asking her to trust them.  Seeing how her kittens have come round, we do expect she will accept love and you never know, she may one day be the most loyal adoring lap cat!  There may be an opportunity to adopt Paisley with her daughter Bookcase but this is not clearly decided yet. 

Paisley is spayed, vaccinated and chipped. 

For more photos and videos please go to her foster Mum's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MissSkimbleshanks/


Bookcase (F) HC4517

Age: 6 months
Bookcase is related to Paisley

Bookcase, her Mum and her siblings came into us at 6 weeks from a feral colony and then spent 7 weeks at the vets in a room with lots of attention however the kittens were still very timid due to a lack of socialisation until 6 weeks and their Mum, Paisley, is nervous.  However, Bookcase was the most approachable and took to sleeping in the bookcase, hence her name, and her foster Mum was able to touch her first.  

Bookcase is a beautiful classic tabby and after a couple of weeks, slowly come around to liking attention and now sleeps on her foster, seeks out a fuss. She is still a bit jumpy.  She plays, chases her brother all over the flat, adores chicken thrive treats and thinks the best toys are the ones she shouldn't be playing with!

Previous we thought Bookcase should be adopted with her brother however from the day she and he were neutered there was all out war.  They are both now needing to be adopted separately OR Bookcase could be adopted with her mother, Paisley.  

She needs a quiet adult only home where the humans will spend a lot of time playing and bonding with her.  Bookcase is chipped, vaccinated and neutered. 

For more photos and videos please go to her foster Mum's Facebook page
 https://www.facebook.com/MissSkimbleshanks/



Lily (F) HC4533

Age: 21 months

Lily is a very elegant glossy lady and has been a good mum to her kittens who have all been adopted. She has the loudest purr and lives for fuss and dreamies. Lily is very affectionate, loves to give head nudges and is fond of a tummy rub. She has a secret white patch that she likes to show off. 

She is very playful and loves her sardine toys and catnip ball. She loves to play at night, chatting to ghosts and making the cutest battle cries. She’s a very busy lady! 

She’s a bit shy to start (before she comes out of her shell) but she makes up for it with fuss and attention after. 

Lily will be neutered, started her vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing.

She will need a home with a private garden



Selkie (F) HC4535

Age: 19 months

This young family were rescued from an abandoned  car in a car park and moved to a foster home at the beginning of November.  

Selkie is a sleek, elegant, coal-black young mother of two kittens.  She is thought to be just over a year old and the kittens were estimated to have been born around the beginning of October. Since they have been in their foster home they have settled in, gradually relaxing and coming out of their shells. 

Selkie is a very attentive mother to her kittens Archie and Isla.  She has a calm nature, enjoying being stroked and often responding verbally.  She would make a lovely pet where someone would like a quieter but affectionate cat. 

Archie is a black and white cutie, the smaller of the two kittens, very energetic, inquisitive and playful.  He is aided in his escapades by his sibling, Isla,whose colouring is black and smoky brown.  She also participates in and enjoys the pranks while having a softer, quieter manner.   You can see more of Archie and Isla in the under 6 months section on the website.

These three gorgeous cats would make a wonderful trio of lovely pets, but Archie and Isla are constant companions and playmates and would be ideally homed as a pair.

Selkie is fully vaccinated, spayed and micro-chipped.  Probably best suited to a adult only home.

 



Binx (M) HC4544

Age: 14 months

Binx was handed into one of our local vets as a supposed stray.  However he is such a friendly boy we think it was probably their own cat.  He is now in a foster home and this is what his fosterers say about him.

Binx is a handsome fluffy black boy.  He's doing well and we really enjoy his company. He's a very chilled cat and quite lazy. He is clean and well behaved, using the scratcher, the litter tray, etc. He doesn't  "talk" much, and he likes some petting, but does not enjoy being held (unless he is very hungry). He plays a bit, he likes the red laser and catnip hidden in a toy, but when he's had enough  flops on the floor.  He will follow you anytime you visit the kitchen; he thinks he might get some food.

He would probably be best suited to an adult home who wants a well behaved and chilled out cat.

Binx has been neutered, micro-chipped and started his vaccinations

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE OUR CATCHMENT AREA OR DON'T HAVE A PRIVATE GARDEN


Celeste (F) HC4546

Age: 6 years

Celeste is a very pretty tortoishell girl who was relinquished into our care.    She is not used to children so would need an adult only home with access to a private garden in due course, as she is extremely keen to be out and about. 

Celeste is a typical tortie who likes attention when she wants it but also likes her own space and is quite an independent cat currently, but of course all her surroundings in foster care are very new.     She is a friendly girl but may be a little shy when she first moves to a new home.    

Celeste has been spayed, micro-chipped and has started her vaccinations.



Missy (F) HC4548

Age: 9 years

Missy is a really pretty, long haired, mature, tabby girl who who was reported to us a stray.  It turned out that Missy left home when her previous owner got a puppy, so we are therefore looking for a new home for her without dogs.  

We also think that Missy might prefer to be an only cat.  Certainly she seems to enjoy a home that can provide her with peace and quiet, probably with a single person or couple and no young children.   

As she is long haired she is going to need regular brushing to keep fur matting at bay.  Fortunately she really loves the brushing. 

Missy has been in her foster home for just a week and is currently practising social distancing.  She says hello to her fosterer in the morning and then goes about her playing business independently.  She is becoming more confident in her new surroundings as each day passes.   

She is neuterered, micro-chipped and has started her vaccinations.

 


Molly (F) HC4558

Age: 4 years

Four year old Molly is a sweet, friendly and naturally affectionate cat.  She is pretty and agile, bright, communicative and spirited. She enjoys human company and attention but has some difficulty trusting.  Through no fault of her own she has lost homes and has had to fend for herself for much of the time.  She has lived happily in a home for the past year but sadly can no longer tolerate the established other cats.  She desperately needs a loving home that she knows is safe and hers alone so she can learn to trust again. With love, security and patience her sweet nature will flourish and she’ll surely be a wonderful companion.

Molly needs an owner who has experience with cats and a home where there are no other pets or children.   She is territorial and so we are seeking a home for her where there is a low density of cats.  



Polo (M) HC4559

Age: 17 months

This handsome boy is being fed daily by one of our volunteers, he's not chipped or neutered yet although that will be done week commencing 8th February.  She has called him Polo and will look after him until we can find a permanent home for him. This is what she says about him.

He is a lovely, healthy male cat with a sweet and chatty temperament. He  likes being stroked and cuddled and would very much like a new home. He is a bit nervous of dogs, and passing people, this is normal for a cat that’s been fending for himself for a while.  however, with a few cuddles and a nice warm bed he will be back to his old self in no time,  I am absolutely sure of it.

Polo will be neutered, started his vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing


Kit (M) HC4568

Age: No Date of Birth!

Kit is a very handsome boy with magnificent white whiskers.   He had been a stray cat for a number of months, and has been fostered following a leg injury which is healed well.  He has a few scars on his head and legs from his time as a stray, but has been gentle and relaxed at home.

He enjoys sitting in cubby holes, on the sofa with humans, or near to any radiator. He is still a little  timid but is very keen to be petted and loved on if you sit with him, and is beginning to try to purr as well.   He loves to be brushed.

Kit is due to be neutered on 2nd March and can then potentially go to a new home.  We think he would be best suited to an adult only home where somebody is around for at least a part of the day as he does love company.

We will confirm hs age when he is neutered.

He will have started his vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing.


Bonay (M) HC4575

Age: 8 years

Bonay has been boarding at a local cattery and his owners have decided not to take him when they leave the country.  They describe him as gentle and friendly.

The owner of the cattery  says as follows ; He has boarded a couple of times with me and he takes a while to settle and relax so he will take a little while to settle into a new home.

We think he would be best suited to an adult only home.

Bonay is neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped.



Cookie (M) HC4576

Age: 3 years

Cookie is a three year old  handsome boy with unusual colouring. He is being rehomed as his owners are leaving the country

 He is an independent cat and quite affectionate but doesn't like to be over-petted so best suited to an adult only home or a family with older children who would be happy to let him do his own thing.

His current owner says he loves to spend time in the garden so a secure garden will be essential in his new home.  He wouldn't be happy to live in a home with other pets although he can sometimes make friends with others outside.  

He willl be neutered on 1st March so he is likely to spend more time with his family once he has no interest in chasing the ladies !!

He will be vaccinated and chipped before homing.