About Us

About Us
Centre manager Sam with Tallulah

Centre manager Sam with Tallulah

Yorkshire Cat Rescue exists to save the lives of abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens in Yorkshire and parts of Lancashire.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is registered with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales and is registered charity number 1160138 (formerly 1058218).

Yorkshire Cat Rescue was previously known as Haworth Cat Rescue. It has a rehoming centre based at Cross Roads between Keighley and Haworth, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

The charity’s aims are to relieve the suffering of cats who are in need of care and attention and, in particular, to provide or maintain rescue homes or other facilities for the reception and care of such unwanted animals and their treatment.

Haworth Cat Rescue was founded on 1 February 1992 in response to the urgent local need to provide a safe haven for the many abandoned and neglected cats and kittens in the area.  In 1997 the group acquired registered charity status as Haworth Animal Welfare (Cat Rescue) and the following year earned the accolade of Best Cat Rescue in Britain awarded by the Friskies Petcare Foundation.  Haworth Cat Rescue changed its name to Yorkshire Cat Rescue in 2013 to reflect the increased area covered (approx 700 square miles).  In 2015 the charity’s trustees changed its legal status and it became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), with a new registered charity number – 1160138.

Over the years the charity’s reputation for excellence and standards of cat care has steadily grown. The charity takes a pro-active approach to rehoming, and works with difficult cats to ensure that they can be rehabilitated and ultimately find suitable loving homes.

Today the charity serves a wide area stretching beyond its immediate environs of Haworth and Keighley to Halifax, Bradford, Hebden Bridge, Skipton and Craven and beyond.

The plight of unwanted, stray, feral and abandoned cats in West Yorkshire continues unabated and we work tirelessly to improve their lot.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue is a member of The Fundraising Standards Board and The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes.

Yorkshire Cat Rescue member of FRSB