Wednesday, February 28, 2018

An Introduction to Catwel Cardiff

Catwel (Cardiff) has been a Registered Charity for many years, we endeavour to find homes for, and foster, stray and abandoned cats with a view to re-homing them to new permanent and loving homes. We have an excellent and committed board of trustees who take their responsibilities seriously. We have a wonderful group of fund raisers who consistently come to all our fund raising events, and a devoted team of volunteers who give their time freely, to help in our Charity Shop.   Then, most important of all, are the people who foster the cats in our care, without whose help the charity would not exist. Last, but not least, are our supporters who donate money and goods to enable us to pay our bills.

Thanks to all these wonderful people, I feel our charity has become an established fact in the South Wales area and hopefully will continue to go from strength to strength.

Margaret Harris, Chairman

The shop window this week.........

Welcome to Catwel's shop at 17 Whitchurch Road, Heath, Cardiff.Why don't you pop along and see what we have available, you will be amazed !!  ....see you there :)

 you don’t like it,
don’t use it,
don’t put it in the attic!
Give it to the CATWEL shop.
Someone else might love it !

If you feel that you would like to donate anything that we can sell in our shop why don't you bring along to the shop..
We would be particularly interested in small items of furniture.

If you would like us to collect any items then please call the shop on 02920 694019 or email us at:-

Thank You 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

In our news.....

Caught the first of the feral farm cats today. They are being trapped, neutered, de flea, de wormed, microchipped and returned. One poor boy needed a couple of teeth out. 14 more to catch

Catwel would like to say a huge thank you to Kath and Sue Williams for the amazing cards and calenders they have made exclusively for us. They are truly stunning. They are available for sale in The Catwel Cardiff Charity Shop, 17 Whitchurch Road.

The amazing Toptoys2u have donated yet another car load of Brand new toys to us. We will be having a toy sale in the shop real soon so be sure to pop in and get the kids Christmas presents/Stocking fillers.Thank you so much and we are so grateful. Be sure to check out their facebook page.

There is a book sale now on at our Catwel Shop.........

Well done to Alistair and Teresa Pattillo for raising a brilliant £347.00 for us at Catwel. They opened their garden to the public and all the cake and refreshment sales were donated to us. Thank you so much 

As many of you know we at Catwel have fantastic support from an amazing Toy supplier. The company is TopToys2u they have a brilliant Amazon online shop which sells all manner of toys, model cars, games etc......... They have donated so many brand new toys, games etc to us that we thought that the Catwel shop would have an event. The event will actually run for 3 weeks. Please put a note in your diary and be sure to visit the shop for an absolute bargain. Pictures will be placed on here when the window is full of all the lovely Brand New Merchandise.
24th July until the 17th August in the Catwel Cardiff Charity Shop - 17 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff 

Catwel's Blind Auction -13th May 2017 - 27th May 2017 Sealed bids - Highest Bidder wins the item/items. You will need to pop into the shop to fill out the bidding form with the LOT number, your name, address, contact telephone number and your bid amount - Then place into a locked/sealed box. You can also place the LOT number, your name, address, contact telephone number and your bid amount in a sealed envelope and post this through the shop door. At the end of the auction the highest bidder for each item wins. You will then be conatcted and asked to pop into the shop to pay and collect your item/items. All proceeds will help pay the vets bills, for food and litter etc 
please watch our page for a list of auctions items and the LOT numbers.....
Thank you

Well here is the video of the lovely Zoe Preece handing over the cheque for £2479.53 to us at Catwel. Thank you so much to Smudge's Charity Pet Show and Zoe for raising this fantastic sum for us. You are amazing along with all your lovely supporters. You have raised over £7000 in total for Catwel. We are so grateful. We love you. Give Smudge a big kiss from us all x x x x x x x

How Amazing!!!! What an fantastic amount Zoe and Smudge have raised again for us a Catwel. £2450 is totally awesome. We thank you for all your hard work. Please take a look at all the winners on  All the pictures are stunning. Thank you so much x x x x x x x

Catwel would like to wish all of our very kind Supporters and volunteers a very very Happy Christmas and Best wishes for the New Year!!

Thank you for your extremely kind donations and offers of help! It is so lovely to have so many wonderful and kind people, all concerned with looking after all of our special babies. Many of you have helped by contributing financially throughout the year, by donating much needed supplies via our Amazon wish list and donating food at our various collection bins located at Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsburys. Dropping off beds, scratch posts and nominating us to receive pallets of goods from Tesco, Zooplus and Pets at Home, not to mention those of you who have helped individually at fund raising and awareness events and even by adopting puss cats from us! We are so grateful to you all for ALL of your contributions and support. We could not continue to help these little cats without you. x X x

Thank you to Pets at Home/Support Adoption for Pets for the lovely day we had in their store on Saturday. Catwel thanks Zoe, Steph and Lucy for spending their time there for us. 

A few weeks back we had a very special young supporter Peter held a lemonade and cake sale for Catwel. He managed to raise £62.70. He asked what Catwel would like the money for and we asked for Catsan litter and kitten food. Peter and his sister Anna called in with Mum to deliver the supplies and say hello to some of the cats and kittens. We hope you enjoyed your visit? Thank you so much for your kindness, love from us all xx

A lovely story about Catwel was placed in the South Wales Echo on the 2 July. Take a look and read. Its really is nice and we remember the people and the lovely cat they adopted well. It should show all thinking about adopting it doesn't matter about colour it should all be about the cat. This article says 
"Name - Sophie,
Breed - black and white cat
Age - 2 years
Owner's name - Timothy Cross
Owners' story - We were absolutely devastated when our beloved cat Sally died. We thought she was irreplaceable and vowed we would never have a cat again.
But time heals all wounds. We missed having a cat around the house and began looking around to get another.
That is when we came across Catwel Cat rescue, and, after they did all their necessary checks on us to make sure that we were suitable cat owners, my Mum and I were invited to the Cattery in Radyr to choose a cat.
I was all set on having a grey and white one. But instead of us choosing a cat, a black and white one chose us and we had no choice but to take her home. We called her Sophie.
At the beginning she was a bit wary of us, which is understandable as she had been abandoned by her previous owners. When they moved house they apparently just left her to fend for herself.
So Sophie kept her distance from us and was cool and reserved. At first, we did not let her out into the garden because we were afraid that she would run away. She was great at finding hiding places around the house. But over the weeks she warmed to us and she and I have become the firmest of friends. She likes to sleep in her favourite chair and she oozes love and affection. She won't leave me alone and even follows me into the bathroom! Sophie loves meeting and greeting guests. When she demands your attention she is impossible to ignore. I thinks she could get an Olympic Medal for leaping up on to the highest cupboard in the kitchen and when I shine a torch light on the floor she chases after if manically. There is one word she won't allow us to say in front of her though and that is "VET". She always knows what is going on when we say that word and catching her to put her in the cat carrier is almost impossible. So the shy and reserved cat we once had has now taken over our home, and life has more colour when you have a black and white cat".

We would like to say a Huge thank you to Sarah Clarke and all the teachers, pupils and their families from Peterston Super Ely Primary School for donating goods and time by holding a Fundraising school fete for Catwel. An incredible £100 was raised.
Sarah Clarke phoned Catwel and asked us to help with a sick looking cat that had been hanging around the school for sometime. This little cat had become quite a celebrity with the c...hildren. We were more than happy to help. Sarah took the cat to the amazing Cardiff Cat Clinic where she was found to have a tumour on the side of her face. This was operated on straight away and the vets kept her in for over a week for us. Well her transformation has been amazing and she now lives with Sarah and her family. Every day the pupils ask how she is doing.
Here are the before and after pictures of "Mittens" along with the lovely card made by the children. Thank you all so much and our love to Mittens. x x x

Massive thanks to  for all 3 pallets of items they kindly donated to Catwel. We are very grateful to a wonderful supporter who nominated us to them. Hannah you are a star. Here is the link their fantastic online shop that we at Catwel have always used and recommended for years
Thank you for the litter, food, litter trays, scratch posts, and loads more. x x

Massive thank you again to Top Toys 2 u. This wonderful company has donated yet more brand new toys,watches,dvd etc to Catwel for us to sell in our Catwel Cardiff Charity Shop - 17 Whitchurch Road - Cardiff. Thank you so much x x Please checkout their fantastic shop on Amazon. Here is their link

Catwel would like to say huge thank you to Tesco for all the litter they kindly donated to us. Many thanks its really appreciated x x

Take a look at all these Brand New toys, designer clothes/bags, cat/kitten and dog accessories, playstation games, books, baby accessories and so much more that were donated today by a brilliant company called Top Toys 2 U for our shop to sell 17 Whitchurch Road - Cardiff. Catwel wish to express their immense gratitude. This is such a kind gesture and we want to thank you so much for choosing to support Catwel. x x Here is the link to their amazing online shop...

We have just picked up this sweet cat from the vets (The Cardiff Cat Clinic). She now has been totally shaved and has had her dental. The lovely people who were feeding her (Kathy & John) have sent me a picture of how the little girl was living by their front door. They also tell me they had named her Hope so we will stick with this name. Hope is not a a tortie as we first thought but black and white. She already feels so much better as her fur was so matted by her bottom it was actually preventing her going to the toilet properly and was also stopping her from standing up fully on her back end. Goodness knows how long she has been in this state. Onward and upward for this little girl now. Here are some pictures of before (living in the box) and now all shaved. x x x

Please check out the link to see Zoe handing the cheque to Catwel for all the money that Smudge's Charity pet Show on facebook raised. Zoe says "Here it is the video. The ladies were so pleased and it really made me so happy with what we have achieved. Over 3 shows which in 13 months we all managed to help raise in total £4475. Thank you all so much for all your support. I really wish I could meet you all in person to thank you personally x x"
Catwel think Zoe and Smudge are superstars. We would like to say a thank you to all the people who supported, donated, sponsored and judged Smudges's Charity Pet Show. x

That Smudge and Zoe have been at it again, raising money for us at Catwel. This is Smudge's 3rd Charity Pet show and yet again it has been fantastic. We would like to thank Smudge, Zoe and all the lovely supporters. The amount raised was.......

Here are some of the winners

Please note this is just a few. To see all the gorgeous pictures follow this link:-