Bristol And Wales Cat Rescue

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Adopting a Senior Kittizen

For general information about adopting one of our rescue cats, please see the Cats for adoption page:

We don't have a recommended donation for our Old Age Pusscats as we are always delighted to be able to find them homes. However, if you do feel able to make a donation, it would be very much appreciated as they've often had dentals and other expensive treatments.


Older cats are always harder to re-home, especially during kitten season when they are completely overlooked in favour of the little cuties.

BUT older cats make wonderful pets:

They don't wreck the house!

They are more relaxed and love their cuddles - they make great lap cats.

They are much less demanding and are happy to be left on their own.

They don't go far and many are content to be indoor cats - a bonus for people living in flats or on busy roads.

Older cats make great companions for older people but many senior citizens believe they cannot own a cat because they don't have transport or they are less able than younger people.

RUBBISH!! Older people make wonderful owners, they have more time and often more patience!

We provide a full support service - trips to the vets, help with medication etc and we are always at the end of the phone.

The benefits of cat ownership have been scientifically proven:

Cat owners are more active and more sociable, they have better physical health, recovering from heart attacks more easily and making less trips to their GP.

They have better mental health, they are happier with another little soul to look after - it gives them a focus and a reason to get up in the morning.

Loneliness is a terrible thing and a little furry friend improves their whole quality of life, increasing social interactions and providing companionship.

Have you an elderly friend or relative who would love some company?

Please consider one of our golden oldies below: 

And a special thanks to all those sponsoring the OAPs we can't rehome...

As you know, BWCR doesn't do putting to sleep; we give every cat the best chance we can and that includes our oldies, but sometimes we just can't rehome them. So.. we have an OAP room with our lovely Jen (an OAP herself, bless her!) in Eastville where they can live out their days in comfort with a lovely sunny garden to enjoy.

But ..they are a drain on our resources - from vet visits and medication to only eating posh pouches as their appetites aren't great when they're older - or maybe with old age comes great wisdom and the ability to con us!

We have Lizzie in renal failure, Daisy who's 22 and Annie who possibly has gut lymphoma - they're all happy and enjoying life and will stay with us for however long they have.

If you are able to help with the cost of keeping them for the rest of their lives, please get in touch.

Sponsor An Older Cat


Little old lady Annie (17+) was handed into a vet as a stray but no owner came forward to claim her. She has recurrent bouts of cystitis and the vet suspects that she has gut lymphoma. Her urine is very dilute too, which means she will go into renal failure at some point. She is also very deaf.

Amazingly, Annie seems as fit as a fiddle and is still very spritely! She's a little sweetie who loves food, especially anything her human might be eating - she believes in sharing! Because of her deafness, she has a very loud miaow with which to demand both food and cuddles! 

Why adopt an older cat? Meet Fluffy!

Her owner says, "We adopted Fluffy at age 10+ and she's been in excellent health, no trips  to the vets apart from vaccinations, is chilled and great with my respectful children.  We would certainly take on an older cat again.  We are so grateful to have a mature cat that's litter trained and doesn't scratch the furniture. 

She is a real character.  Every time I come anywhere near the PC Fluffy is straight up on to the desk, well onto the chair and then onto the desk! She lies down to sleep but in such a funny position!  I know people may not want to adopt an older cat, but I would highly recommend it.  What you see is what you get!  Thank you Bristol and Wales Cat Rescue for Fluffy."

Meg & Myffy

Meg and Myffy are two lovely cuddly sisters who sadly had to come into foster because their elderly owner could no longer care for them. Despite being 12 years old they are young at heart and full of life. Myffy especially loves to play and will make herself heard when shes caught her favorite toy! 

Meg is a little shy at first but as soon as she spots a good lap she's quick to claim it and will happily spend the evening being pampered.

They've both lived as indoor cats but are keen to go outside so a safe, enclosed garden would be a dream come true for them. They were used to visiting grandchildren so a home with older children would be fine but mostly they just want lots of love and cuddles. 

They've both had dentals and been given the all clear by our vet.

Neutered and chipped. 


Home from Home Adoption 


She is 15 - 16 years old and very friendly.


Neutered, vaccinated and in good health unfortunately we are no longer able to care for her.


Crunchie has received medication for thyroid problems but has responded very well to treatment and back to her old weight.


We can happily supply further info if required


 Heather is estimated at 15 years old and has been looked after by a few people for a year or so. She’s been vet checked and chipped and all her bloods have come back as normal. She’s very friendly and loves fuss and attention but not too keen on other cats. Little bit deaf but has been coping with a quiet road.

Long well Green


Gorgeous super friendly boy who smooches and headbutts for England and loves all the attention he can get!

His elderly owner can no longer care for him unfortunately and whilst he's not used to children he's so chilled he'd cope easily with older children and he's absolutely fine with other cats.

Smudge is 10, neutered and chipped and had a full vet check and recent dental.


Pepper has sadly been given up because of her owner's ill health; she's  14 and a sweet little girl full of purrs and chirrups as she tells you about her day! She's an affectionate little thing who is looking for a home as an only puss as she can be a bit bossy with other cats. She's off to the vet for a dental then she'll be looking for her retirement lap.



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