Toronto Cat Rescue

Scotiabank Marathon 2015

HomepageButtonRUN TO RAISE CASH FOR THE CATS! (walkers welcome too!) The Toronto Cat Rescue team at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is back on October 18th, 2015! Please join our team today!

If you are an avid runner, jogger, or walker, this is your chance to strut your stuff, challenge yourself, and participate in one of Toronto’s most anticipated annual marathons – all while supporting the cats!

This event is perfect for all fitness levels. Choose from a full marathon, half-marathon, or 5K run/walk. Family-friendly, fun, and always very rewarding: this is TCR’s largest fundraiser of the year and your chance to really make a difference for our cats!!

Join the team at this year’s marathon, and help us beat our goal of $30,000! Get started by filling out the below form.

Every team member will receive a TCR t-shirt, fundraising tips, resources and support, and more! Plus, if you register early and commit to raising a minimum of $100, you may be eligible to have your registration fee waived!

 Can’t participate in this great event? Please instead consider making a donation to our team!

More details about the event can be found on our profile page.

Thank you, and happy fundraising!


Great Canadian Giving Challenge


Help Toronto Cat Rescue Win $10,000!

During the month of June, you can help Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) win $10,000 from The Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Every dollar donated to TCR this month through CanadaHelps automatically enters us into this contest. You can help increase our chances by making a donation – every dollar counts!

Toronto Cat Rescue is powered by an incredible group of dedicated volunteers. It is our team of over 900 volunteers that saves lives every day. This $10,000 would allow TCR to improve our volunteer program even more through skill development, training space, workshops, and more.

Please make a donation today and spread the word! #GivingChallengeCA




LEAH is available for adoption!!

Spayed, Vaccinated, DOB November 1, 2013.

Hi my name is Leah! I am sure many of you have read about my journey (below) and I am happy to say I am feeling much better. My foster mommy thinks I am ready to start looking for my forever family!

I am a little scared, but I know with the right family I will come along nicely. I take a long time to trust initially and come out of my hiding spot, but once I do I will let you pat me, and I will come for a cuddle. I love wet food and treats, so you can always coax me out with these delights! I will let my foster mom pick me up and hold me but I just squirm the whole time to get down… perhaps with more time I would be more comfortable with this.

I live with other cats and dogs with no problems, but my foster mom thinks they should be on the quieter side as with any noise I tend to hide. This is also why she feels I am best suited for an adult only home. I have never shown aggression with kids or towards my foster mom, but she just feels the constant buzz and unpredictability that comes along with kids is too overwhelming for me on an everyday basis.

I have had my nails clipped and coat brushed although I really don’t enjoy either – they are just so unfamiliar to me so I run away. I use the litter religiously (like a good girl) and I do not cause any damage to the house or furniture.

I love looking out the windows in my foster home. I will meow occasionally to let you know I am here and when I am feeling confident I will even rub up against you! Don’t move too quick though or I will be on my way. My foster mom feels that in the right home I will just blossom into a social confident kitty. May I become part of your family please?


Update (May 25th): Leah is a purring machine! She is doing really well in her foster home. She will soon be seeking her understanding, patient adult-only forever family soon. Thank you to everyone who has helped work this little miracle for Leah.

Update (April 21st): Leah is eating, drinking, and walking around in her kennel. She is doing FANTASTIC.

The vets will be re-checking her blood tomorrow, and will remove the sutures on Thursday. She should be ready for her foster home this weekend (assuming nothing abnormal in the blood work)!!! She will be going to a foster home without her kittens as they are well taken care of by their surrogate kitty mom, Claire. Leah also can no longer nurse as her milk has dried up, plus she needs all her energy to get back to 100% healthy!

Thank you to everyone who was cheering on this little girl – purrs all around!


Leah needs your positive healing energy! This sweet momma was surrendered with her litter of four ten-day old kittens on April 11th. Within hours of her surrender, it became apparent that something was very wrong with her. Although she had taken wonderful care of her kittens up until that point, she was non-responsive and unable to nurse.

Without the quick action in the middle of the night from her foster mom, Leah would not have survived until morning. Two undelivered kittens were still in her uterus, causing her to go into septic shock. She has undergone emergency surgery and is currently in ICU fighting for her life.

Leah’s vet bills are mounting (almost $4000 so far), and she is not out of the woods.  Please help us get Leah back to her babies by making a donation today.

Rosie: Hoping Third Time is a Charm


Rosie has been waiting far too long for her forever family. Please share her story far and wide, and let’s find her the home she’s been looking for all along.

Originally rescued as a kitten six years ago, since then Rosie has been returned twice to Toronto Cat Rescue. Always a shy and sensitive girl, Rosie does not like change, yet change from home to home is all she has ever known.

In her last home she was accidentally stepped on during a blackout and after that, she regressed and became more fearful and untrusting of people. Rosie’s mom wasn’t comfortable with her anymore, so she returned her to us.

Rosie is a great cat who just needs someone to understand her. 

When she is scared or upset, she can put on quite a show trying to tell people to leave her alone. But she has never hurt anyone and is purely acting out of fear. She needs a home that will give her space when she wants it, but cuddle and love her when she feels comfortable. She’ll let you know when she wants to soak up the love!

Rosie cannot stay in her current foster home because she does not like the other cats. But rather than look for yet another foster home for her, what she really, really needs is a forever home. Her ideal home will be a quiet one without children or other pets. One that will give her time to relax and have patience while she adjusts.

Could you be Rosie’s next (but forever) home? Please contact us today to adopt her! 416-538-8592 press 1, or fill in our online Adoption Form.

Adopt-A-Thon Weekend In Scarborough

audreyTime to add a new member to your family! Lovely cats and kittens will be in-store at PetSmart Scarborough (Kennedy Commons Mall) Saturday, June 27th 10am – 6pm and Sunday, June 28th 11am – 5pm!  The friendly felines are spayed/neutered, vaccinated (age appropriate) and ready to finally be brought home.

Special Adopt-A-Thon Fee Only: $100 for cats over 8 months of age (vs. $175). For cats 8+ years old the adoption fee will be waived, in lieu of an adoption fee of the adopter’s choice. The adoption fee at the adopt-a-thon is payable by cash only. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the medical attention they need, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate). Our fee also includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. If you are a resident of Toronto, the adoption fee also includes a 1 year cat license.

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

When you adopt from us you save TWO lives; the one you adopt, and the one you make room for!