Holly Hedge

Providing shelter from harm and the promise of a brighter future

Holly Hedge meet the cast of CATS! 



                                 Cast member of Cats with one of Slinky's kittens.  

We were lucky enough to get invited along to meet some of the cast of CATS at the Bristol Hippodrome! They took time out between performances of the hit show to help us highlight the stray, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens currently in our care. 

We have over 120 kittens and adult cats looking for loving new homes, and we have more cats with their kittens coming in over the weekend. We have never had this many mouths to feed, or trays, bowls and bedding to clean. 



         Erin and Elliot, two of Holly Hedge's young volunteers, with the cast of Cats and Slinky's kittens

One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats is now showing at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 26th October 2013.



Pauline Leeson, our Founder, comments, ‘2013 truly has been one of the toughest years for us yet. We have had more pregnant cats and more kittens than ever before brought to us or abandoned and needing our help. We are currently caring for 70 kittens and 45 adult cats. It’s fantastic that the cast of Cats are taking the time to help us highlight our current situation’. The animals are all keeping their paws crossed in the hope that they’ll find new homes before Christmas, so that they can celebrate the festive season in caring homes. 



                                        Pauline Leeson and Dianne Stephens with a very big cat! 

If you are interested in adopting an animal from Holly Hedge, please have a look at the Our Animals section of our website, you'll find details about each animal in our care as well as further information about our rehoming policies. 

Cats is at The Bristol Hippodrome from Tuesday 15th to Saturday 26th October 2013, evenings performances at 7.30 pm, matinees on Wednesday & Saturday at 2.30pm plus Thursday 17th October (Tickets: £15.00-£45.00, concessions are available at certain performances). 

Cats opened at the New London Theatre on 11 May 1981 and played almost 9,000 performances. It closed on 11th May 2002 having celebrated 21 record-breaking years and winning an Olivier Award for Best Musical (1981). On Broadway it was the winner of 7 Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Director) and ran for an amazing 18 years making it second only to The Phantom of the Opera as Broadway’s longest running musical.