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!

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.

Bowl to Save Cats from the Gutter!

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Spring is fast approaching and that means that the annual Toronto Cat Rescue Bowl-a-thon is just around the corner! Join the fun this year and register your team by April 11!

WHEN: Saturday May 2, 2015 / 1pm – 4pm 

NEW LOCATION: Bowlerama West (Kipling & Dundas) / 5429 Dundas St. W. –  just a 10 minute walk from Kipling subway station.

Click here for more information and to register!

Last year, our incredible supporters joined us for a fun afternoon of bowling, prizes, pizza and photo ops (complete with tails and ears!), and raised $10,500 for the cats. This year, we have an ambitious goal to double last year’s results and raise $20,000. You can help make it happen! Create your own team of up to six, or register to be added to a pre-existing team. Each participant must raise a minimum of $100.

Contact us at bowlathon@torontocatrescue.ca if you have any questions.

The Story of Mr. Burns

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UPDATE: Mr. Burns has been adopted!!

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.