How You Can Help

Ways to donate

Every offer of help counts, the link below to find out how you can donate! 

Become a volunteer

We have a variety of roles available. If you're interested, please click the link below and complete our online application form. 

Become a fosterer

Click on the link below to complete our fosterer application form.

The charity relies on its great fosterers who are crucial to the rehabilitation of our cats!

Ways to Donate

You can donate by either clicking on the link below which leads to the charity's PayPal account or donate via PayPal Giving Fund: 

Alternatively you can support us by donating directly to our bank:

  • Account number: 51800930
  • Sort code: 40-44-22
  • Name of account: Hector's House

We also have an Amazon Wishlist, and are registered with EasyFundraising. Our Amazon wish-list is below:

Gift Aid

We have now registered to be able to claim back Gift Aid on all donations made by UK Taxpayers. For every pound that you give, Hector's House Cat Rescue can claim an extra 25p from HM Revenue and Customs. 

If you have donated to us since 13th November 2020, or are able to help out in future, and are eligible for Gift Aid, please could you fill out the Gift Aid Declaration form below. 

Please get in touch with us if you wish to cancel the declaration, change your name or home address, or no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains


If you're able to help in any way, please complete the form below! We will aim to be in touch as quickly as possible, but please allow at least 7 days to hear from us.

At Hector's House we have a wide variety of volunteering roles available. The charity relies on all of the amazing people who give up their free time to help cats in need. 

Here's a brief summary of what the roles entail:

  • Pen cleaning - this role is absolutely crucial for the cats in our care. As soon as a cat comes in, they're put into pens at HH HQ and need feeding, socialising, assessing and to be monitored. We feed the cats and clean out the pens twice a day at regular times (morning and evening). This is a hands-on role and involves lifting, cleaning, and working directly with the cats. All training and equipment required to complete the role is provided. 
  • Outreach - in this role you will be responding to call-outs from members of the public regarding stray cats, injured cats or deceased cats. This can be hands-on and will be an outward-facing role. It generally consists of providing the public with advice, scanning cats for microchips and/or setting traps for confirmed strays. All training and equipment will be provided. Access to a vehicle is required.
  • Driving - from driving cats to vet appointments, collecting cats from other rescues, assisting with fosterer supply deliveries or collecting donations, if you can drive and are happy to give up some of your time, please get in touch! We have a van which can be driven by anyone with a full UK driver's licence, or you can use your own vehicle (you may need to check the details of your insurance policy).
  • Social media/emails/phone calls - every day we receive many social media messages, emails, WhatsApps and phone calls from the public. We try our best to respond as quickly as we can, but there are times when we can't respond as quickly as we'd like to. In this role you will be advising the public about their queries and/or pointing them in the right direction. Full training will be provided to you prior to beginning this role. 
  • Fundraising - key to enabling us to continue doing what we do is fundraising. We've attended market stalls, held online auctions, created an online fundraising shop, sold Christmas cards and calendars and we also have a band! All of these activities raise much-needed funds for the charity. 
  • Working in our new shop!  - We have recently opened our first shop in Lucius Street, Torquay. We are seeking volunteers to commit to 3 and a half hours per week, either 09:30-13:00 or 13:00-16:30, on any day Monday through Saturday. 
  • Other roles - you may have a unique skill and aren't quite sure where you may fit in, please get in touch with us! We're always seeking individuals with varying backgrounds due to the wide variety of activities involved within a cat rescue. 

Volunteer Form



Hector's House relies on our wonderful fosterers to enable the rehabilitation of the cats in our care. Without fosterers, we would not be able to help as many cats as we do. Although we have pens on site, we aim to not keep cats there for longer than needed, and the next step is moving into a foster home.

What is fostering?

Fostering is crucial to our cats' rehabilitation. Oftentimes, our cats are incredibly scared, untrusting and suspicious of humans.

We never know their full history, however for a cat to be a 'stray' and not a feral means it's likely to have had human interaction at some point in its life, and was possibly abandoned. From that point on, no one knows what happened. 

We house cats in pens when they first arrive. Once neutered and assessed, we aim to get the cats into a foster home as soon as possible where the foster carer will work to gain the trust of the cat, provide it with comfort and safety, and teach them that they don't have to fight for their next meal. 

All veterinary treatment is organised and paid for by the charity. All supplies needed can be provided by the charity. Any travel to and from vet appointments can be facilitated by the charity. 

A foster home is a temporary home to allow the cat to show its true colours and be further assessed before finding its forever home. 

Foster Home Requirements 

Ultimately, you don't need to have the perfect home or be the perfect person to foster for us. 

The general requirements for fostering adult cats are:

  • No other pets in the household are preferred but not essential (this can be assessed during a home check and some allowances can be made if you have a spare room where your foster cat can stay)
  • No young children in the household (for adult cats only)
  • An understanding of cat welfare requirements and some experience looking after cats 
  • Understanding of cat behaviour is preferred but not required, we can provide guidance
  • Having a door between where the cat stays and any door entering/exiting the house
  • Patience and understanding

General requirements for fostering rescued feral kittens:

  • Ideally a busy household; this will allow the kitten(s) to learn human sounds and behaviours 
  • If you have other pets this can be assessed during a home check
  • Having a door between where the cat stays and any door entering/exiting the house

Fostering Application Form

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