Welcome to Heronbank Rescue

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

Our founders, John and Anne Fairless started the rescue in 2013 when they took in 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. 

kittens close up
Some of the many kittens we have rescued.


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  for just about anything and our Sale Rail for clothing on Facebook.  We also have regular Cat Lotto features and raffles.
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.


white kitten close up.

We rescue and rehome abandoned cats

We help cats in danger, injured and abandoned cats and kittens who have no-one to care for them.  We quarantine cats and kittens for up to 6 weeks and in that time we neuter and vaccinate as appropriate ready for them to go to their new homes.




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 Heronbank Rescue Team.

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.
We trap and neuter ferals on both industrial and domestic premises.
You can read about this on our Ferals Page