60 Cats Update: Your Help is Still Needed!


safeHSIOn 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.

No cat was left behind. Cats with FIV, dental problems, allergies and ongoing medical needs were placed in Toronto Cat Rescue foster homes Saturday night, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure they too have a promising future.

Donations are very much needed to support this incredible rescue effort. Please click here and donate now. Although donations of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated, please consider making a contribution of $200 to provide care to one of these cats.

To everyone who has helped with this amazing rescue so far, thank you! The cats were denied the most basic care and many were visibly sick when HSI seized them from deplorable conditions and brought them to their temporary, emergency shelter. After many months of care and recovery in the emergency shelter, the cats are ready for this next step. Thanks to all of you, they now have brighter futures with plenty of love and lots of catnip!

Please make a contribution today to support their ongoing medical care and long-term needs while in foster care. We hope to raise $10,000 for these cats by January 1st, and you can help make it happen!

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Urgent Appeal For Foster Families

60livesUPDATE: 50 cats arrived safely in Toronto on Saturday, December 13th (10 were placed by the HSI at the last moment) – they are now in their foster families. The cats will be listed on our Adoptable Cats page shortly.

We need your help in working a Christmas miracle. The Humane Society International: Canada has asked Toronto Cat Rescue for urgent help in placing approximately 60 cats who were seized from deplorable conditions. The cats were denied the most basic care and many were visibly sick upon rescue. They have been in an emergency temporary shelter for many months receiving necessary care, and are now ready to be transferred to foster homes to await adoption.

If you are able to foster one or more of these cats, even for just 2-3 weeks, please contact us (the sooner the better!). Foster families play a very important role by providing tender-loving-care, food, and socialization. The cats will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to arriving in your home. TCR will cover any further required medical costs. If you have a warm room and a loving heart, please open your door to a cat in need.  Fill in our online form TODAY to help us work a miracle for these very deserving cats.  Let’s get these precious felines out of the cages and onto the right path to connecting with their forever families. You can make a life saving difference this year… will you?

Home For The Holidays (and Always!)


Our 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!