"Mocha ☕️ ♥️ She’s an absolute joy and couldn’t imagine a day without her, still loves belly rubs and will seek them whenever you’re near."

Tabby and white fluffy cat

Bonded Kittens

"Neville & Luna (formerly March and Violet) who came to us at the beginning of May, sat here with their YCR blankets. They are bundles of energy but cute as buttons."



"Colin here just chilling in between sunbathing in my new home! I’m loving/terrorising my older new also adopted brother Eric, but we’re doing great together. I’ve been to the vets for my injections and tests and she said I’m beautiful."

Kitten adopted form Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Do you remember our sweet girl Flossy who had FIP that we treated? She was adopted a few weeks ago now and has settled in really well and has become a very much loved part of the family.
Her new family have said she is very playful and loving although sometimes sassy and has plenty of attention!

Tortie cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"This is Reggie. We adopted him from you about 4 years ago. He's always doing something entertaining and making us smile."
Cat sticking head out of table

Kit Kat

""This is Kitcat. Adopted in September 2020, initially such a scared kitty, she's gained so much confidence, her character is really coming out - she rules the household and is a real bundle of mischief! 😻"

Ginger cat under covers

Tiny Tilly 

"We just adopted Tiny Tilly ( now known as Pebbles) and would like to say thank you so very much for letting us adopt her and just to say she has settled in really well seems like shes been with us forever not a only a few hours. We are all so in love with her already and will keep sending photos. A huge thank you from our family."

Tabby cat in her forever home at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Cloudy Update 

"Just thought I'd send you an update on Cloudy! We think it's safe to say she's feeling pretty relaxed in her new home now! She's grown a lot over the last 5 weeks and we're really seeing her personality come out.

She likes sitting on our shoulders to have a good look around, lying in a sunning spot, and she gets on brilliantly with her sister-from-another-mister Heather, getting up to all sorts of mischief when they're not snuggling up for a nap. Safe to say they rule the roost!"
Black and white kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Pat the Cat

Pat was left in a box at the gate and we ended up having to try and catch him! He has been with his new humans for nearly a year now and they recently sent us this update...
""He’s the most affectionate, cuddly and crazy little boy! He has a tendency to wake us up through the night so he can get under the duvet for more snuggles! Thank you for bringing him into our lives 🥰🥺"
Black and white cat

Purdy Update ❤

"Purdy is settling in really well. I can’t believe how friendly and calm she is, and am so glad that she came our way. I didn’t realise how much I’d missed having a feline presence in the house."

Black and white cat shouting

Lil Smudge 

"Smudge (formally Cedar) has settled and is loving his new home enjoying his toys, treats and plenty of zoomies. He also loves snuggling up to me for a cuddle 😺"

Black and white kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Norman & Stanley

"Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, for the wonderful experience yesterday. We are feel totally blessed and honoured to have had the opportunity to adopt Norman and Stanley. They had a wonderful first night - slept extremely well, given lots of cuddles, eaten and used their litter tray! What more could we ask for!"

Tabby kittens at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"It’s been 1 year since I adopted Hero so just wanted to share some of his best pictures to show his journey over the past year (as you can see he has certainly gained weight and confidence!)🤣 He is like my little side kick he follows me everywhere…we are inseparable 🥰 but I wouldn’t have any other way! Can’t wait to spend many more years with him he is a dream I couldn’t have asked for a better cat to adopt 💙."

Black and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"Elkie has settled in well. She is full of beans and loves sitting on my lap and wanting attention. She can be quite chatty about it too. The girls love her too and enjoy playing with her."

Black and white kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"Quick update on Oscar! We’re coming up to our 3rd year with the little devil & we couldn’t imagine our lives without him! He drives us crazy getting into places he isn’t allowed but he is so loved & happy enjoying his life with his little sister! We just want to thank you all again for allowing us to love him!"
Black and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Bobby was with us for over 6 months and we were so worried we wouldn't be able to find him his forever home that he deserved. Thankfully one bank holiday in August someone decided to take him home! Here is what she had to say after his first few days in his new home.

"He is already settling well, very curious, eaten, watered and a couple of tickles."

Ginger and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Miss Elphaba

"We fostered her from 6 weeks. She was very poorly. She introduced Yorkshire cat & the vets to 2 new Parasites. We are all experts now! Without the rescue she would never of survived. She’s a total madam. Loves everyone. She thinks everyone is here to give her attention. She’s in trouble at the vets for being over 8kg. She doesn’t care. It’s not her fault her fluff weighs so much!"

Tortie fluffy cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

We love updates like this of Fingal...

"Fingal. He was 17 when we got him. We promised we would rescue a really old ugly cat and we got this handsome old man. He is 20 1/2 now and the loveliest, sweetest old man you will ever meet. He's loud, smelly and a complete nuisance, but we love him very much."

Ginger cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Those Whiskers..

"Boots has settled in amazingly! We love him!! 🐈‍❤️"
Black and white fluffy kitten

Hero 6 months on...

Hero was the cat we rescued after he was found living in the same house as his deceased owner. This update on him is amazing and warmed all our hearts. 

"It has been 6 months since we have adopted Hero and we couldn’t be anymore prouder of how far he has come from the shy timid cat when we first got him. To celebrate we got him his own canvas 😄! He has also had his first family holiday with us to Scarborough to a hot tub lodge as we just couldn’t bear the thought of him going into a cattery (I don’t think he wanted to come home!) thank you again to you all at Yorkshire Cat Rescue for giving both myself and Hero the chance to be together." 

Black and white cat adopted from Yorkshire Cat Rescue

How cute is Tilly? 

"Tilly..... adopted the very day before the 1st lockdown...... she's my little shadow and we love her so much. Here she is napping on my legs."

Ginger and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Leia has an update!

"Leia has settled in really well and we have had her for around 3/4months now. As you can see from the attached pictures, she has a really good bond with our male cat. They chase each other around the house and play fight all the time, so it’s quite hectic and entertaining at home now!"

Pumpkin has landed on her paws! 

"I just wanted to send a little update on Pumpkin - she’s settled in really well to life in Scotland. She very quickly explored her new home and has picked out her favourite places and claimed them as her own, but her favourite spot in the house in my dressing table chair …. Which makes getting ready for work in the morning interesting! 🙂 She really is such a sweet girl and we’re finding she really does love being around people. I work at home most of the time and she spends the day on my knee whilst I’m in meetings."

Tabby and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Cuteness Overload

Foster fails having fun in their new home!
"My beautiful foster fails, Ollie-Utu and Taema Toots having a Saturday morning love in. 💙"

Bonded cats at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Beautiful Bella

A happy update from Bella's humans.

"We adopted Bella formally know as Babe when she was at the rescue. It was October 2012 when we got her. We love her to bits she is such a character and never fails to amuse us. She now 13 we think this year and still full of life."

White cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Daisy has made her family so happy since being adopted and has made a special bond with their son. Cats really are amazing animals! Here is her story.

"We just want to say a massive thank you for allowing us to adopt Daisy. She's amazing, adorable, beautiful and we are all besotted with her! She belongs to my son Jack who is 10 and almost certainly on the Autistic spectrum (we are awaiting a formal diagnosis), and they've formed a strong bond already. She's settled amazingly well and found her happy place.😻"

Black and white kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


A little hello from the handsome tuxedo cat Dec!

"This is Dec, we adopted him from you 4 years ago today. He is such a friendly loving cat ever.. he loves to play and boy does he like his food. Thank you for letting us adopt him, it's been the best 4years".

Black and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Mr Simba was with us a few months ago and was on our behaviour modification programme. Eventually he got re-homed and here he is in his new home and doing amazing. 

"I can't believe it's been three months already! Simba has settled in very well and has taken a real liking to exploring the neighbours gardens! I think a quiet house where not much really goes on is just what he needed. He is such a mild mannered cat that he can even cope when my niece comes to visit him! He loves to play and is very affectionate. However, as with most cats, there's still a line so I know when I need to stop. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to have such a wonderful cat, I can't imagine life without him now 😊"

Black and white cat adopted from Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"This is Nala who we adopted a few months ago! She was very nervous and spent a long time hiding under the bed - but now she’s the most loving, affectionate cat who will happily spend hours sat on your lap (especially when in bed watching a bit of Netflix) being fussed! She’s a huge part of our family and we absolutely adore her."

Tortie cat adopted out at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


It's amazing to think that just a few months ago William was in fospice care. Look at him now!

"William is a extremely well behaved boy, and seems to be getting on okay with our hedgehog Charlie. He loves to watch and folow him. William does like to sleep in his own peaceful places but is more frequently joining us on the sofa for naps and he comes to our bed every morning to wake us up probably to be fed! William loves to talk, which I love! We chat all the time."


"Tofu (was spot) has settled in like a dream! He is completely at home in the whole house and is best friends with all my housemates. He loves to play and gives the sweetest cuddles. One thing I've noticed is how much he loves being under the covers!"

Bella Rosie

"Just thought i'd send in a quick update and some piccies of Bell! She's absolutely gorgeous and her skin has gotten so much better! She's on the Kattovit hyperallergenic diet and she's doing so well. She's really starting to show her personality and she is so cheeky and loves being up high. Her favourite thing is tinfoil balls and she'll bat them around the room for hours then come and curl up on my knee when she's tired, and if she's not getting enough attention she'll paw at my arm until I stroke her haha! We love her to bits and she's really filled a hole in our lives thanks for letting us adopt her."

Cat adopted from Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"He has fit in so perfectly with my lifestyle/home life, just as I knew he would! He has grown up so much over the months I have owned him, becoming more and more adventurous each day. Today has been his first time going outside without a harness on - which he loved!!"

Tabby cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


"She has settled in very well indeed and has started to explore areas of the flat she was a bit weary of before. We have claimed daddy's yellow chair as our favourite spot to relax, have a wash or nap; although we also enjoy a cuddle in bed when I have a day off. We love looking out into the garden at the squirrels and birds and have been very intrigued by the snowflakes lately. Boxes and catnip toys are also firm favourites!"

Black and white cat at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


This was a brilliant read.
"Tuesday is Eric’s (neé Turkey) second adoption birthday. Eric is now a very largely built, army estate cat. He takes his military role very seriously indeed as endless reconnaissance missions are undertaken each day, but no enemies captured (we are very grateful that his ability to “cat” is somewhat lacking). Eric doesn’t believe in using anything that was designed for a cat, why use toys and beds when hair ties and duffle bags are available? He’s a constant source of entertainment and love, his cuddles are the best cuddles and we’re so lucky that he chose us. Thank you for everything!"
Ginger cat adopted from Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Zazu is adorable, we are so happy he has settled in.

"Hello, Zazu seems to have settled really well so far! He’s played with my boys for hours, eaten a good tea and is now having a snuggle 🥰 He’s beautiful!"

Black and white kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Mav the Minx

Another little update from Mavis who has come on so much in her new home!

"We thought you might like to hear how Mavis is getting on with her older YCR brother Mush(u). My husband said I should contact you as he feels we have been mis-sold a kitten (!) being under the impression Mavis was very shy and timid. Mav is relentless in her pursuit of a tussle with Mush. Mush being the gentle giant he is plays so well with her and recently we’ve discovered when he wants a rest but she wants to play, he gives her a good lick bath instead! We call her Mav the Minx as she’s so full of mischief. Thanks for giving us a little bundle of mayhem YCR, we love her so!"

Black and white cat from Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Moofus one year on....

Here we are one year on from Moofus getting his furever home.. 
Starting at a whopping 6.65kg, with hard work, no treats 🙀, special diet food, play and outside walks with a harness he is now down to a more sensible 5.25kg!
He has filled a hole in my heart and I am totally besotted. The way he looks at me it’s with total love and gratitude. He feels safe with me, even in unfamiliar situations. He looks to me for reassurance and I’m there to give it. The most recent unfamiliar situation was in the vets waiting room. Moofus was on his lead and two Newfoundland dogs came in. Looking back at me occasionally Moofy greeted one face to face, having a good sniff. He then walked with his tail in the air under the second one and sat down next to it. I am his safe place and his security.
Right now as I’m writing this he’s purring away on my lap, happy with life. I am so grateful for you introducing us, for putting him in my life and for filling that cat shaped hole in my heart. Thank you for all that you do.
Tabby cat re-homed by Yorkshire Cat Rescue  

Joey & Bugsy (Now Figaro & Rajah)

Hi guys,

Just wanted to provide an update on Figaro(Joey) & Rajah(Bugsy).

Both boys have settled in extremely well and are becoming more affectionate. They both have a strong appetite though Joey doesn’t eat as much, a love for shoe laces and stalking/pounding on each other. The first night they chased each for a full 6hrs so there was minimal sleep though with their personalities it impossible to be cross. 

They’re both still a little sniffly but that hasn’t stopped them from living their best lives.


Kittens at Yorkshire Cat RescueKittens at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Rex has settled into life in our house! From the moment we brought him home in June, this little cutey has never been too far away from our boys, and is the most loving little kitten we could ever wish for!!!! He’s definitely a cheeky one and knows how to get his own way! But we wouldn’t change him for the world!!!!!!

Happy cat that has been re-homed by Yorkshire Cat Rescue                       Tabby kitten at Yorkshire Cat Rescue


Hi! My name's Milo and I have been in my new home for just over a year now! Here I am chilling in a plastic bag... it's my new thing. I have been causing havoc and chaos in my daddys life... but he wouldn't have it any other way!! I like to lick left over food from pans so my fur goes all orange, and steal food as well. One time I came back from an outside adventure with a piece of steak! I have an older brother here called Sully and I'm not too sure he likes me as he always screams in my face. We both fight for knee sits, and I always steal his favorite chair, but sometimes we get along... SOMETIMES. I have the cutest little chirp and when Daddy says 'do you want some tea' I chirp away and run to the cupboards and it melts daddy's heart. At night I like to snuggle up under the covers near daddy's toes, or just fight with Sully. Sully is a grumpy old man sometimes, although I do think he is the favorite!! How rude is that!

Black and white cat in bag re-homed by Yorkshire Cat Rescue

Jess, Gus & Harris! 

For anyone thinking of adopting a cat please do, these are our three that have all been rescued by Yorkshire Cat Rescue. Jess in the first photo has just reached 6 years old, she was abandoned as a tiny kitten and was hand raised by them. Gus in the second photo is a huge cat weighing 1 stone but so gentle, he was hit by a car and the rescue arranged his fostering until he was recovered, a big name rescue refused to help him. Harris in the third photo is our very timid but very loving cat. He was a feral kitten when the rescue arranged bravery training for him. We have been through sad times and happy times over the years but the rescue has been with us every step of the way. I think the love and joy on my daughters face says more then I ever could, our cats are part of our family. Thank you to everyone at the rescue for the love and care you've given to our cats and us, you are all amazing  


Lucy Lu

Lucy is just making herself right at home here in York. She is a beautiful girl with a lovely personality which I believe is testament to the passion and loving care she has received in your care before she came to us.  Her Uncle Zak is now quite indifferent to her charging around near him and she can't be bothered with him either. Not too long and I think they will be sharing cat naps and playing together which will do him good because he is quite lazy at the best of times! Lucy might do him some good and shift a bit of the excess weight he is carrying! Lucy is lovely. Last night she spent the entire night with me snoozing between my pillows at the back of my head. She knew down time and stayed there all night.  Nothing better to wake up to a happy yawning kitten ready for her next day of adventures! Love Becky and Lucy