Cat-lovers, bowlers and friends of our supports are coming together to raise money for Toronto Cat Rescue by bowling at our 9th Annual Bowl-A-Thon on May 25th! 19 fabulous teams will be participating, hoping to raise over $15,000 and break last years total.
Why are does TCR need the money? We are a non-profit, 100% volunteer organization that does not receive government funding. The money raised goes directly to helping cats in need… cats like:
- Salma, who was rescued from a hoarding situation with her babies.
- Roller who was saved from the mean streets, so he can have a forever home indoors.
- Ginger Rogers, who was rescued and in need of medical attention before being available for adoption.
- Ace who was sitting on death row at a high-kill shelter.
- Mr Bojangles who, with the help of other rescues/shelters, needed a helping hand at finding happiness. He will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks, but please click on his picture to read his story.
These cats need homes, please don’t leave them in the ‘alley’ all alone (to adopt call 416-538-8592, press #1)! You may also donate with a note that it is for our “Bowl-A-Thon”. Thank you to all of our supports – we hope you have a fabulous time on Saturday!
Salma *available for adoption*
Roller *available for adoption*
Ginger Rogers *available for adoption*
Ace *available for adoption*
Update: These lovely ladies were adopted February 2nd, and are now in their forever home!
The girls were featured on CP24 Breakfast Monday, January 14th!
Sisters Skye and Midnight are looking for their forever home together. They are 6 year old, declawed lovely ladies with a sad past. The girls were well treated by their loving mom owner, however, she was married to a man with a temper. The domestic violence began to escalate and she was forced to give up her darling cats, in order to flee to shelter to get away from the abuse. It was torture for her to give up her kitties. She stayed in the abusive relationship for years as she didn’t want her furbabies to lose their home. This occurred recently, over the Christmas holidays, so the girls are disoriented and sad – getting used to being uprooted. TCR heard about their plight and was happy to take them into our program. We would LOVE for them to get settled soon in a home where they will be safe and loved, as everyone deserves to be.
*** Please share with any potential adopters you may know – we would love to see the gals get adopted quickly.
Missy is a very lucky little dog – read her story here. We have a happy update to share with everyone. Missy has had her surgery and is recovering very well. She still has one small mammary tumour remaining and Grade 4 luxating patellas in her back legs that could use work, but we are not sure if it is something that we should put her under for surgery again for. She is much much happier and not nearly as uncomfortable and anxious as she was before. She also spent a day at the spa and looks fabulous!
The best news is that sweet Missy has been adopted – she is now in her forever home! She has a loving family that includes some feline friends. Her mom shares: “She’s an absolute treasure!!!! Everyone who meets her falls in love with her!“.
Thank you to everyone who donated to Missy’s surgery and care, and shared her story – because of you she is one very happy little dog. A very special thanks to her foster mom and to Homeward Bound Rescue.
Happy News: Stella has been adopted!
Stella is a little purr machine who’s has a lovely little wild streak too. Want a feisty cat, one who can teach you how to play volleyball, keep you grounded as she relaxes on your knees and send you into a blissful trance with her purring? Stella is for you! She had a rough start in life at a colony of cats where she was an obvious misfit, preferring the comforts of a loving home. Her wild streak is still evident, but with care, she continues to mellow. She is a real bundle of energy too, loving to playing with a ball by chasing an easily made toy of scrunched up newspaper!
Stella was recently diagnosed with FIV, which she most likely contracted at some point while she was living as a stray. Even though Stella is FIV positive, she is a very healthy girl. She was rescued from a colony and was suffering from a respiratory infection, but is now fully recovered and loves her indoor life. FIV+ cats may have compromised immune systems making them more vulnerable to infections and other conditions. FIV+ cats, however, can live long, healthy lives, especially with a good diet and indoor living. It is also possible for FIV+ cats to live with other cats who do not have the virus themselves as it is only transmitted through aggressive fighting and biting. However, Stella is a bit of a diva and would likely do best in a home as an only cat.
Stella was born May 5, 2011 and has been spayed and vaccinated. ADOPTED!!
Help cats & kittens like KITTY find their forever families!
Toronto Cat Rescue is recruiting new volunteers to help out at our big Pet Valu and PetSmart charity weekends, and we will be running adoption screening training to prepare anyone interested in this very rewarding role.
Date & Time: Thursday October 11th, evening
Location: Pet Uno, 675 College St.
Please email Cats.Colette@gmail.com to RSVP