If you are giving-up an adult Persian – or want to adopt one-or two!… Read on for info on a truly unique Persian rescue scheme.

All the cats live with Joy in the cottage: complete with heaters, toys, blankies and jungle gyms – they have the run of a lovely big safe garden plus lots of love and cuddles and the best veterinary attention and leading brand of vet food.
This is totally non profit – are you kidding!! Rescue funded totally out of Joy’s pocket and with the help of donations from benefactors from time to time. This is a no nonsense; tell it like it is rescue operated by Joy for nearly 2o years – Joy is proud to be recommended and endorsed by leading veterinarians bone fide breeders and rescue organisations and welfare.
This is the very important business of trying to get as many unwanted, neglected and unsterilized Persians – cleaned up, “done”, loved, fed and found. The very best qualified homes, the cats health, happiness and comfort are the top priority.
My gorgeous adult Persians (mainly between 8months – 5 years old), friendly, house-trained, full of character and love looking for very special loving homes – but with my strings attached!
Can you afford to keep my cat in the style it’s accustomed to?
Joy Hawksley-Hill

Joy Hawksley-Hill

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, i have lived in SA for almost 40 years. Anyone who knows me knows that i’m a total “hands on” person not frightened to get my hands dirty, and will gladly drive all over the country to collect an  unwanted Persian! I run back and forth to my vet and will administer “muti” through the night if it means saving a life.

I’m passionate about all animals domestic or wild, i object to animal cruelty and neglect in any form, most of all i have a special connection with adult Persians since i got my first persian Lusha 30 years ago who was 10 at the time and had a host of behavioral problems but overcame everything to show a fabulous personality and was the love of my life until he died at 22. I feel very blessed to have known and lived and been loved by so many wonderful Persian over the years — all the time and money and often heartache has been worth it for me when i see trusting little flat face purring gratefully.


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  1. Hi, Joy!

    I am not sure if you can remember me. You came to Colesberg earlier this year to pick up a female Persian from me (Morgan Le Fey). She had a baby last December. You wanted the baby as well, but at that time I wanted to keep him. Just want to let you know, if you are interested, you can have him. He is half-Persian, black and has been neutered….Will send u a pic if u want. Please let me know whenever you pass Colesberg again (If you want him)

    JR van der Merwe

  2. Hi Joy its Bee Johnson now Bee Clarke, daughter Jane has helped me find you We are living in UK, John and I married almost 29 years Do you remember his 50th birthday in Claremont when he played the piano Sharon and many of us together. We hope to visit SA next Xmas 2015 and I would love to get in touch. Our home phone is 01635 44954 and Johns e mail below.I found you thru the cats and knew it was you right away. Hope you are well dear friend fondest love Bee

  3. Hi Joy, I spoke to you on the phone a week ago to enquire about Persian Kittens (thought you were a breeder). Sorry! What you told me about the Persian Cats you have rescued over the years and who desperately need good homes, really opened my eyes! I definitely want to adopt one from you as I lost my Persian in December and was absolutely devastated! I am a widow, an artist and an animal lover. I think I love animals more than people, because they can never be as cruel as human beings on this planet.

    I am going to Cape Town in April to see my children and when I get back will come over to your sanctuary to meet your beautiful Persian children. My Vicky was also 20 years when she passed away in 2005 an ordinary domestic cat, but when Persian Nikita came into my life, I just fell in love with this beautiful, soft natured, cuddly, intelligent cat species!

    May God keep on blessing you for the wonderful, sometimes ungrateful work you do to rescue these beautiful cats.

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