Toronto Cat Rescue

March of the Penguins!

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During the month of March, all black and black & white cats over the age of 8 months will have a reduced adoption fee of $100!

Who doesn’t love chubby, awkward penguins?! Our friends from the Antarctic have attracted a fair bit of attention in recent years with their adorable antics in ice and snow. But do you know what is even cuter than watching a penguin do an epic fail belly flop?

Here at Toronto Cat Rescue, we think our black and white cats are pretty darn adorable themselves. And, considering black and black and white cats have the hardest time finding adoptive families, they deserve your attention too!

Adopt a purring penguin today!

The Story of Mr. Burns

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At the end of January, the wonderful folks at Toronto Animal Services responded to a call about an injured cat struggling outdoors in the freezing cold.  Suspecting frostbite, he was taken directly to an emergency clinic for treatment.  It turns out this sweet and handsome fellow was suffering from thermal burns to all four paws and part of his tail.

Due to our Partnership with Toronto Animal Services, we were able to transfer Mr. Burns in to our care so he could recuperate in a foster home.  Mr. Burns required several trips to the vet to have his burns cleaned and bandages changed.  His foster mom made sure he was comfortable at all times by providing soft surfaces to rest on and adequate pain medication.  He had to have part of his tail amputated and was neutered.  Sadly, it was also discovered that he is FIV+.

Mr. Burns will be back on his paws in another week or so.  We will never know for sure whether he incurred the burns accidentally or as a result of abuse, but we have promised him that we will find somebody special who will provide him a safe, warm home for the rest of his life.

Your donation to Toronto Cat Rescue will enable us to give Mr. Burns, and cats like him, the medical and rehabilitative care they need to survive.  Please donate today.

Fun-Loving Feline Seeks Family

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Gerry is a special little dude who has had a rough start, but will win your heart in a second. He wants a family to cherish him as he grows up, and in return he promises to fill your home with laughter (he wears sweaters!). We are seeking a loving family for Gerry who will keep him healthy and well loved.

Gerry is an adorable, young, cuddly fellow with bright and curious eyes. His favourite place is on your shoulder with his head nuzzled against your neck. He also loves to hop on your back if you bend over and rather than jump off again, he usually decides to lie down right there and purr in your ear. Gerry is very playful and has lots of energy since he is still quite young. At his current foster home, he enjoys playing tag with his foster brother – Gerry would do well in a home with another cat that can keep up with him.

Unfortunately this little guy has had a very rough start with two bladder surgeries under his belt and is prone to urine accidents. When he was first rescued, he developed bladder stones at the rare age of four months and he needed surgery to remove them. Since then, his bladder has had trouble recovering and has persistent cystitis.  The vet says it is possible for him to recover fully but he will likely have recurring issues. Gerry is on a special diet and medication because of his bladder issues.

Despite his troubles, Gerry is a very happy guy. All the medication and treatments conducted on him could not affect the size of Gerry’s heart.  He has won many hearts at the vet’s office as well as the hearts of his foster parents and really anyone he comes into contact with. He can be a lot of work, but this sweet boy is worth it!  He lives to love and to be loved; this is what has saved him. Gerry seeks his forever family, and he hopes it is you!

Born June 17, 2014 Gerry has been neutered and vaccinatedTo adopt, call us 416-538-8592, press #1, fill in our adoption online form on our Adopt A Cat page.

If you are unable to adopt at this time, a donation to Gerry’s health care is very much appreciated: Donate Now.

60 Lives Adopt-A-Thon Saturday

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EIGHT very lucky adult cats found their homes via our adopt-a-thon, including two FIV+ fellows!!  Thank you to our amazing adopters, Pet Valu staff, and our dedicated volunteers who screened in-store, drove the cats to (and from) the event, and their caring foster parents!

Calling all forever families – extra special cats need you! Cats from our successful December rescue “60 Lives” are available for adoption and will be waiting in-store Pet Valu Kingsway on Saturday, January 10th from 9am – 5pm. They are vetted, spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and will have a reduced adoption fee at the event for $100 (vs. $175).

The cats have waited a long time for loving families to connect with them and bring them home. They are all gorgeous felines who are very deserving of your love and companionship. Open your heart, open your home, adopt, adopt, adopt!

Pet Valu Kingsway: 4242 Dundas St W. / 416-234-0326

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On December 13th, Torontonians stepped up and joined the Toronto Cat Rescue team, offering temporary homes for fifty cats rescued by Humane Society International (HSI). An additional ten cats were placed by HSI, so all sixty cats are now settling into homes while they await their forever families to adopt them (pst: that’s you!).

 

Adopt Your Valentine: PetSmart Adoptathon Weekend!

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Need a Valentine for Valentine’s Day (and always)? We have amazingly loving, cuddly, beautiful hunks and ladies waiting to meet you at five PetSmart locations in the GTA and Kitchener.  Volunteers are in-store for on the spot adoptions for lots of cats and kittens seeking families Friday, February 13th to Sunday, February 15th!

*Special Adoptathon Adoption Fees* ALL cats and kittens in attendance have a reduced adoption fee of $100!!  Our fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (receive a rabies vaccination, if age appropriate) and includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year. Our standard fee is $175.

Friday 6pm – 9pm / Saturday 9am – 8pm / Sunday 10am – 6pm

PetSmart Scarbourgh: 12 William Kitchen Rd / 416-335-7922

PetSmart Brampton: 547 Steeles Ave. East / 905-874-9999

PetSmart Vaughan: 7575 Weston Road / 905-850-8970

PetSmart Kitchener: 655 Fairway Road South / 519-748-1889

PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road #68b / 519 621-9696