Cats & kittens

Rehoming list

Please consider an older cat as they are often calmer, gentler, loving and more grateful!
Black or black and white cats and kittens are nearly always overlooked so please also take this into account.


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Marge (F) HC2120

Age: 6 years

Marge is an elegant and playful young cat of about 5/6 years old. Very sleek black with a white diamond on her chest and white patch on her belly.  She will be good with another cat and will probably make friends with him/her first.    Marge has been in foster care for some time and has only recently allowed her foster family to stroke her. She is independent and does her own thing.  She is very outdoorsy and loves climbing trees so will need a garden.  She's very laid back and a lovely natured female and we have enjoyed having her around to see her develop.





Ella (F) HC2208

Age: 9 years

Ella is a friendly, happy little cat who loves people and being the centre of attention.  She has become increasingly outgoing in foster care with us and has discovered the joys of the garden which she absolutely loves.  She has a medical condition called hyperthyroidism which needs to be controlled by taking a tablet each day and Ella is no trouble at all, taking the tablet down happily when it is put in a little wet food. 

Ella really does have a lovely temperament, and is affectionate and curious.  Because she likes people she would probably like to live with humans who are home for part of the day.   She definitely needs a private garden because she loves it so much.  She doesn't like to play - we suspect she never had chance to learn it - so she wouldn't be a good choice of pet for children who want to play with a cat.    We also think she might rather like to be the only pet in a household ... just so she can have you all to herself!

She has been spayed, microchipped and vaccinated and is looking for a permanent home to call her very own


Mr. Yellow (M) HC2422

Age: 5 years

Mr Yellow is an independent but affectionate cat. He likes to go out and explore and will often be out the whole day on his adventures, particularly in the summer. Like all cats he spends more time indoors in the winter and when he has got to know you he will be happy to sit on your lap in the evening, purring away and sleeping contentedly...

He is a very gentle and retiring cat with other cats and has no problems mixing with them, but would appreciate other cats who are not aggressive because he is very submissive.

 Mr yellow would suit a quiet environment and/or would also suit somebody who works  all day 

Not suitable for homes with children.

Mr. Yellow is neutered, microchipped and up to date with his vaccinations.


Whisper (F) HC3212

Age: 3 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.

Whisper has been vaccinated, neutered and micro-chipped.


Myrtle (F) HC3232

Age: 3 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 !!!


Lara (F) HC3267

Age: 3 years

Lara came from a multi-cat household and was relinquished to us when she became pregnant again.   She gave birth to two kittens who have now been adopted.

Not only is she beautiful with the softest slky fur she is a sweet and gentle cat.  Lara should be fine with sensible older children.  She needs to be the only cat in the household and needs access to a secure garden.

We can't understand why this beautiful cat has been overlooked.

She's been spayed, micro-chipped and vaccinated


Li'l Puss (F) HC3358

Age: 3 years

Li'l Puss was a heavily pregnant stray when she was taken in to have her kittens.  She only had one surviving kitten - Velcro - who went to his forever home a while ago now.

Li'l Puss is now about 3 years old. A lady who loves her food, she loves a brush as well  and will purr away at full volume. As she was semi feral she is fine with contact but is not much of a lap cat unless there are a few treats on offer.  However, she does like company and will settle down for a snooze wherever you are. She is looking for a forever home where she can do her own thing but still be pampered. 



Mimi (F) HC3622

Age: 3 years

Mimi is a pretty glossy black adult female cat.   She was found as a stray living in a communal garden.

She is very shy and will need lots of patience to help her gain confidence and relax around you.  These very shy cats can be so rewarding when they finally learn to trust you. 

Could Mimi have a chance of a happy life with you?

Mimi has been spayed and micro-chipped and will be vaccinated before going to a new home 



Bertie (M) HC3625

Age: 2 years
Bertie is related to Basil

Bertie and Basil were born last year as stray kittens.  They have been fed by a nice couple along with other stray cats but these two were keen to come inside and rubbed up against the man's legs at feeding time so certainly not feral.

Bertie is Basil's pal. They play together & are very respectful of whose food bowl is whose. A stunning cat, with black eyeliner eyes. He needs someone with patience to give him a chance. He has become very affectionate with his fosterer but is unsure of other people. He will be a very loyal companion. He would like to go with Basil as he depends on him.

They both love the garden and have decided garden chairs are the best place to have an afternoon snooze.

Update from foster home:  

Bertie has been on the website for quite a long time. He was very timid when he came to us but was improving slowly. He went missing for 24 hrs and when he returned he had a leg injury that was so bad his leg couldn't be saved. He has been 3 legged for about a month now but we are not sure anyone has told him! He gets around just fine and plays with his brother Basil, who he must be homed with.
Could you give this pair their forever home? They are looking for a patient person who will give them a second chance in life. They would love a secure garden so they can chase about.




Basil (M) HC3626

Age: 2 years
Basil is related to Bertie

Basil is Bertie's trusted friend. The more confident of the two, he will become a great pet if given a chance. Loves playing with ping pong balls & charging about. Needs someone with patience to allow him to gain confidence. He comes trotting over when fosterer calls him. Now he is allowed to go out, they both love the garden and have discovered the best place for a snooze in the sunshine is a garden chair.

They are best friends and must be homed together.



Pascale (F) HC3657

Age: 2 years

 

Pascale is only just over a year old and was living rough on a towpath until a kind house boat owner realised she was heavily pregnant and contacted HAWS.  Her kittens were born on Good Friday and Pascale has been a wonderful mum despite being so young.

She is a sweet petitle little cat and since her kittens have all grown up she has re-discovered her inner kitten. She would make an ideal pet for families with gentle children over 8 years of age.  She's a bit over-whelmed by very small people as she's not been used to them.

FAMILY FRIENDLY FOR SENSIBLE CHILDREN 8 YRS+


Heidi (F) HC3660

Age: 2 years

Heidi is a very appropriate name for this pretty little black girl.  She is very shy but fine with other cats.  She came into our care with her kittens.  Mum and kittens were found sheltering under a bush.  Her kittens have all been homed but Heid remains timid although is slowly improving in her foster home in the company of moe confident cats.

She would need a home with very patient quiet people.  She would be an ideal companion for a resident cat who has perhaps lost a companion and is in need of a new friend.


Jessica (F) HC3714

Age: 16 months

Jessica and Lola are two 6 month old sisters. They are both adorable and very bonded with each other. They love to play andd have lots of energy, they bounce about all over the place. They are very affectionate and will always check in with you then go back to whatever they were doing. Very easy going, good appetites and quite talkative.  Definitely need a garden and obviously a loving home. 

Jessica is the tabby kitten.

The sisters have been spayed, are fully vaccinated and micro-chipped.



Angel (F) HC3829

Age: 23 months
Urgent rehoming required
Angel is related to Seraphina

Angel is a beautiful young adult cat, with a sweet nature and a clear desire to recapture her kittenhood.  She plays with all the toys available, but her particular favourite is the catnip fish skeleton (see photo); having thus worn herself out, Angel looks around, yawning, for a comfortable sofa on which to snooze 

Angel came to us after giving birth to four kittens in someone's shed.  She has obviously been someone's pet in the past, and we don't know how long she had to fend for herself, but she is now very shy of humans.  She doesn't hiss or spit at all, merely stepping back and keeping a wary eye on strangers.  Angel is submissive towards other cats, always standing aside while everyone else eats, before having her own dinner.  She will probably take time to settle in her forever home, but the investment of patience and persistence will undoubtedly pay great dividends. 

Ideally, we'd like to home Angel with her daughter, Seraphina (HC3831), to a household without other cats, and preferably where they are not left alone for long periods.  Mother and daughter both have sensitive digestion, which means they are unable to eat regular supermarket cat food.  After much trial and error, their fosterer settled them on a mix of Burn's and John Wellbeloved; not a prescription diet, nor as expensive as one.

Angel has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and worms. The second photo shows mum and daughter curled up together at nap time.  They would be best suited to a quiet adult home

See this video clip of mum and daughter together

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=guAS1Rl_SN8



Seraphina (F) HC3831

Age: 12 months
Urgent rehoming required
Seraphina is related to Angel

Seraphina is a small and dainty kitten, full of life and energy, and keen to investigate and play with everything that comes to her attention.  She loves to chase foam balls up and down the stairs, and will sit there, chirruping and peeping, to call a human to join in her games.  A real mini-me of her mother, Angel (HC3829), Seraphina is shy, but clearly wants to make friends, even if it takes her longer than usual to do so. 

Ideally, we'd like to home Seraphina with her mum, Angel (HC3831), to a household without other cats, and preferably where they are not left alone for long periods.  Mother and daughter both have sensitive digestion, which means they are unable to eat regular supermarket cat food.  After much trial and error, their fosterer settled them on a mix of Burn's and John Wellbeloved; not a prescription diet, nor as expensive as one. 

Seraphina has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and treated for fleas and worms. They would probably be best suited to a quiet adult only home

See this video clip of mum and daughter together

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=guAS1Rl_SN8



Sylvester (M) HC3875

Age: 3 years

Sylvester was being fed in someone's garden and he was obviously a very timid stray.  He is now in foster care with us this is what his fosterer says,

Sylvester is doing fine. His progress has been slow but steady. He still spends most of his time in his bed in his little room (which I keep open). Toys still scare him at times, as do my hands, no matter how gently or where I approach him from.  
 
He does enjoy being brushed and stroked but still looks very tense and will still hiss at you on occasion. He is not an aggressive cat though. He has never, ever, tried to scratch or bite me.
 
He has been a little more adventurous recently: I occasionally hear him running and jumping (especially at night).   He has started to follow me around (rubbing his head on my legs) if I'm about to give him food but runs back to the room at the sound/sight of anything unexpected. 
 
He is eating and drinking fine (he seems to go off the wet food every now and again, only licking the gravy but will eat the dry food).
 
In my opinion, it would be best for him if he were the only pet in a quiet adult only home.






Callie (F) HC3886

Age: 16 months

Callie is a pretty young tortoisehell who was abandoned at a vet practice.  She had no microchip, wasn't neutered and had a badly broken and wounded tail.  Sadly there was no alternative but to amputate most of her tail but she still has 3 or 4 inches left. the first photo shows her short tail.    Callie has been neutered and micro-chipped. 

Sadly our vet has confirmed that she is technically blind but he thinks she may be able to see some contrast. 

She is a very affectionate little girl,  loves cuddles and can be held like a baby.  She will need an experienced home with somebody around most of the time and willing to learn the best way to inter-react with her.  Her foster home says it's quite easy now they know what to do.  Blind cats cope very well once they are used to their surroundings.  She is very young and deserves a forever home.

Latest update from foster home.  While Callie hates the other female cats in the house she's very fond of Mr. Yellow and seems to want to play but sadly he's scared of her.

She could possibly be homed with a sweet natured, gentle male cat who likes other cats. Not suitable for children as she can nip but only when she's startled.

Update from foster home:  Callie will need a home with a very secure garden.  As she can't see much she enjoys the smell and feel of the garden even in the rain.  She's young and has lots of energy so an indoor home wouldn't be right for her. She also needs some daytime company as she's very chattty.  


Poppet (F) HC3950

Age: 17 weeks
Poppet is related to Spindle

 Poppet is the prettiest fluffy "chocolate box" kitten and has a sweet temperament to match.  She loves to play but is sometimes pushed out of the way by her energetic sister.  She loves people, adores being stroked and having her tummy rubbed. 

Their mother was an 8 month old stray who had not been vaccinated and passed cat flu to her kittens.   Poppet  had badly infected eyes which has resulted in a little blind spot down to her right.  This has made her a little tentative in new situations but she quickly thrives when given strokes and love from her humans.  

Poppet can be rehomed with her sister or possibly on her own if she has plenty of daytime company.

For more on Poppet and her sister please visit https://www.facebook.com/MissSkimbleshanks/


Spindle (F) HC3951

Age: 17 weeks
Spindle is related to Poppet

 Spindle is Poppet's sister and  is a tightly wound ball of energy and love.  She charges around the place like it is her own personal race track and she has to go at full pelt.  She adores people, running to anyone who comes in, insisting on being petted and played with.  She even stands on her back legs in front of you when you're walking batting at your legs to get your attention!  She is as energetic with her play as she is with her purring.

Spindle had cat flu and has made a complete recovery.  She tends to dominate proceedings and if adopted with her sister there should be more than one person around in the home so that each kitten gets attention to themselves when Spindle is insisting on being the focus! 

For more on Poppet and her sister please visit https://www.facebook.com/MissSkimbleshanks/


Carmen (F) HC3963

Age: 19 months

Carmen is a very pretty young mum with a very impressive fluffy tail.   She was terribly shy and scared when she first came into our care with her three kittens - the "Chipmunk" litter.

While in her foster home she has made a complete about turn and now loves fuss and attention, to the point where she will push her kittens out of the way to be first in line for some strokes.

She needs to put some weight on after feeding her kittens but apart from that she is healthy.

Carmen will be vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed before homing.



Poppy (F) HC3970

Age: 20 weeks

Poppy was dumped on a doorstep and taken in by us.  Despite her rather traumatic start she is an adorable kitten.  She is really purry and friendly.  The photos were taken today at the vets where she went for her first vaccination.  

There is something about her that just makes you smile when you see her.  She's very cute and "gangly" with her long legs and tail.   We think she will  grow into a tall elegant cat.

She is in a foster home and really likes the resident cats so she would be fine going to a home with children over 7 years of age or with another cat friendly feline.  Poppy has started her vaccinations and been micro-chipped.


Mango (F) HC3972

Age: 14 weeks
Mango is related to Bilberry

Mango and Bilberry are two sweet, affectionate kittens with lots of love to give.

They spend most of their time running around, playing with one another and enjoying nap time. Whatever time of day they love to sit on your lap and be centre of attention. Each morning we've been welcomed with purrs and affection from both of these kittens.

THEY MUST BE HOMED TOGETHER

Both kittens have started their vaccinations and been micro-chipped.

 


Bilberry (M) HC3975

Age: 14 weeks
Bilberry is related to Mango

Bilberry and Mango are two sweet, affectionate kittens with lots of love to give.

They spend most of their time running around, playing with one another and enjoying nap time. Whatever time of day they love to sit on your lap and be centre of attention. Each morning we've been welcomed with purrs and affection from both of these kittens.

Mango and Bilberry will be perfect additions to families with sensible children.

THEY MUST BE HOMED TOGETHER

Both kittens have started their vaccinations and been micro-chipped


Iris (F) HC3977

Age: 19 months
Iris is related to Dandelion Gentian Periwinkle

Iris is a very prety little tortoiseshell.  She's super friendly, and very laid back, Iris has been an excellent mum to her five kittens.  Iris greets you as you enter her room, demanding fuss and affection, even before food.  She will be a delightful companion to her lucky adopter(s), and make a good family pet.

Iris will have started her vaccinations, been spayed and microchipped before homing.


Axl (M) HC3980

Age: 22 weeks

Little Axl is on his third home in his short life.  Nothing about this is his fault - he was taken from a friend who didn't want him  They felt sorry for him but realised as they worked very long hours this wasn't suitable for such a young kitten and handed him over to us.  We've placed him in a foster home and he's doing fine.

None of this has affected him at all.  His foster mum says he's a confident little thing with lot's of energy. At the moment he's very tall and gangly,with sleek and shiny fur - all black apart from a little white spot on this chest and his tummy.   He's very friendly, chirps a lot and has a loud purr.  He's got a good appetite and loves his wet food.  He would make a good family pet.

Axl has been neutered, started his vaccinations and been micro-chipped.. 


Dandelion (M) HC3981

Age: 7 weeks
Dandelion is related to Iris Gentian Periwinkle

A talkative and friendly little chap, Dandelion likes to encourage Auntie to get on with dishing up his next meal whenever she enters the room.  He would probably quite enjoy climbing up Auntie’s trousers, but is frustrated in that aim due to the current hot weather and resulting shorts.

All the kittens are happy being picked up and cuddled — although not for long in this heat — and unhesitatingly chase each other back and forth across human legs or lap.  Confident and inquisitive, Dandelion would like to be adopted with one of his siblings.  Suitable for sensible children six years and over.

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


Gentian (M) HC3984

Age: 7 weeks
Gentian is related to Iris Dandelion Periwinkle

Jet black, and slightly tubbier than his black brother, Larkspur, Gentian is a happy, friendly, and energetic young man.  He loves to chase his siblings, wrestling with whoever he catches first, and is currently exploring other opportunities for mayhem offered by boxes, feathers, and crinkly paper.   

All the kittens are happy being picked up and cuddled — although not for long in this heat — and unhesitatingly chase each other back and forth across human legs or lap.  Confident and inquisitive, Gentian would like to be adopted with one of his siblings.  Suitable for sensible children six years and over.


Periwinkle (M) HC3985

Age: 7 weeks
Periwinkle is related to Iris Dandelion Gentian

A handsome tuxedo boy, Periwinkle is always dressed for dinner — which he likes very much — with white bib and paws, and fabulous eyebrows and whiskers.  It has to be said that he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer, having been seen throwing himself bodily at the door to the foster room, presumably trying to break out and explore.  He did not succeed, of course, and may have had the sense not to try if he’d realised the door opens inward!  Periwinkle is the sweetest kitten one could ask to meet, and the most likely to clamber on to your lap for fuss and snoozing.  He also likes to have his rotund little tummy rubbed, and will fling himself down adorably and roll over in invitation. 

All the kittens are happy being picked up and cuddled — although not for long in this heat — and unhesitatingly chase each other back and forth across human legs or lap.  Confident and inquisitive, Periwinkle would like to be adopted with one of his siblings, but could possibly go to his forever home on his own, if someone is home for a large part of the day, or there is a friendly resident cat. 

Suitable for sensible children six years and over.

Periwinkle will have started his vaccinatons and been micro-chipped before homing


Janka (F) HC4010

Age: 14 weeks
Janka is related to Vladimir Radka

This is Janka (pronounced Yanka) the only fluffy kitten in the litter.  She is the shyest of the group compared with her siblings but even so she is fairly confident.  She would benefit from being homed with one of her more confident siblings.

Suitable for a family with children over 6 years of age.

Janka will have started her vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing.


Vladimir (M) HC4011

Age: 14 weeks
Vladimir is related to Janka Radka

This is Vladimir - He's the boss of the litter and the only boy. He's also  the most adventurous of the kittens and probably the naughtiest.  

He would be OK to go on his own as long as someone is home for at least part of the day,  He would be fine for a family with children 6 years and over who would give him plenty of attention and playtime.  He could also be homed with one of his sisters.

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


Radka (F) HC4013

Age: 14 weeks
Radka is related to Janka Vladimir

Radka is a pretty and confident kitten and loves racing around and playing,  She's decided to help out with the paperwork but not sure she's that good at it.

She could go on her own or with a sibling.  Fine for a family with children 6 years and over.

Radka will have started her vaccinations and been micro-chipped before homing

 

 


Fidgit (M) HC4021

Age: 7 weeks

Meet Fidget - by name and very much by nature!  This little chap was found wandering along the road by a passing cyclist who thankfully picked him up and gave him to a friend who wanted a kitten.  He was there a week then the lady had to give him up for medical reasons.  He was a little underweight but has now caught up

He is an absolute delight - very active and cheeky; attacking you from behind when cleaning out his litter tray and pouncing on anything that moves including toes, fingers, etc.  He loves to play and gets so excited that he doesn't know which toy to play with first so races from one to the other.

He is very affectionate and loves plenty of fuss and loves laps to sit and play on.  He will make a wonderful pet for a family with children age 6 years and over.

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