They Choose You

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10476566_10152404533236681_7494571475061711504_oThey Choose You is a collaborative art mixer and ephemeral art installation for adoptable cats and people taking place at Artscape Youngplace, Flex Studio #107.

Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23, 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm (both days)

They Choose You will feature rescue cats from Toronto Cat Rescue, all available for adoption. It is art as activism, sincere and absurd at the same time, with a motive somewhere between a cat lady’s dream and a creative way to build community. The lives of the cats are intertwined with the humans who inhabit the same city, allowing for an experiential connection in a shared space, beyond the walls of the animal shelter. Visiting with the cats is free! If you fall in love with one (or two!) and would like to adopt, the adoption fee is only $50, so if you have been thinking about adopting, MEOW is the time!

What can we learn from co-existing with other species? How can a life lived with animal companions alter our perspective and interactions in contemporary life? This event considers these questions and seeks to create an open space where visitors may interact with cats and kittens through play and touch. Such encounters carry the potential for deep connections between non-human ‘others’ and us, existing together in the present moment.

Cat Crafternoon with Emily Gove: Sunday, November 23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Spend the afternoon crafting with human and feline friends! Join us to craft your own leather cat pouch, fabric kitty brooch and crinkle blob cat toy while in the company of adoptable kitties. All supplies and snacks provided. Activities are suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.

$25/person to register for the Cat Crafternoon. You can register via email with Emily: emily.gove@gmail.com. She will follow up with all the details!

Here’s a link to the Indiegogo campaign in support of this project. Check it out and share: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cats-they-choose-you

Home For The Holidays (and Always!)

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Squeakie2Our cats want to spend the holidays in their forever home, and we want to make sure they do! From November 14th to December 31st, ALL Toronto Cat Rescue cats have a reduced adoption fee of $50, versus our standard fee of $175.

Our cats want to be your holiday companions – whether it be curling up to watch classic holiday movies, wrapping presents, entertaining guests, rocking around (or in) the Christmas tree, or purring away the quiet moments of reflection and relaxation, they want to be your forever friend.

Just like Santa’s toy sack, we have cats to suit everyone!  We have old cats, baby cats, cats of all colours and sizes. Lap cats, scaredy cats, diva cats, and bonded pairs. Our adoption counsellors want to work with you on finding the right cat for your family and lifestyle. Please open your heart and home to your new feline friend. When you adopt from TCR, you save two lives: the one you take home and the one you make room for (and with over 100,000 homeless cats in Toronto alone, there is always someone waiting to be rescued).  View our Adoptable Cats now! 

As always, our adoption fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate) and includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance.  For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee also includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year.  To adopt, please call TCR at 416-538-8592 or fill out our online adoption form. 

From all of the cats and volunteers, thank you and happy holidays!

Five Years Running… for the Cats

On October 19, an amazing team of supporters participated in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of TCR cats. This year, we had an incredible team of 57 runners and walkers who together raised $27,400 for the cats! We couldn’t be more thankful for the dedication and hard work of this year’s team.  Many months were spent not only fundraising, but in many cases, training to run the 5k, half-marathon and even the full marathon!
TCR really does run for cats!
This was the 5th year that TCR participated, and it continues to be our largest fundraiser of the year. Its success is all because of the drive and passion of our team and the generosity of everyone who donates to an individual or to the entire team. To everyone who supported this year’s event in any and every way, thank you!
We will save even more lives next year because of you!
Stay tuned for details on next year’s event!
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