Welcome to Heronbank Rescue

Based in Batley, West Yorkshire, we serve Kirklees, south Leeds, Bradford and west Wakefield.

Our founders, John and Anne Fairless started the rescue in 2013 when they had a pregnant cat, who, along with her brother, who was most likely the father of the unborn kittens, were dumped in the middle of a field, in a crate with no food or water on a hot afternoon.

We are still rescuing hundreds of cats and kittens, often found in dreadful situations. 

We are a non-profit rescue so we rely on donations and fundraising activities to raise funds towards our vet bills, food and general care for these cats and kittens. Check out our Auction Group  and our Sale Rail for clothing on Facebook.

Anyone wishing to re-home one of our cats or kittens should fill in our online Pre adoption form or visit our cats and kittens page where you can also follow our link to our Facebook Albums.


Some ferals at a local industrial area tucking into some food from the rescue,

Some ferals at a local industrial area tucking into some food given to them by the Heronbank rescue.

We trap and neuter Feral Cats.

Ferals were born wild and therefore have a fear and mistrust of humans. They do a fantastic job of keeping the local rodent population under control but they need neutering so that their colonies do not become over populated,

You can read about this on our Ferals Page