They Choose You

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: 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:

HUGE PetSmart Adopt-A-Thon Weekend

midnightWe are thrilled to announce that we had 84 adoptions this weekend from our PetSmart Charities Adopt-A-Thons!! Thank you to our adopters, volunteers and affiliated stores – without you these cats would not be in their forever homes now, and we wouldn’t be able to rescue 84 more felines!!

Toronto Cat Rescue is having a HUGE adopt-a-thon weekend September 12th-14th!! If you have a loving home, please open your heart and home to one of our very special felines.  We will have lots of kittens and cats of all ages, colours and personalities in-store waiting to meet you. REMEMBER: When you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for! There are always cats waiting to be rescued, please adopt if you are able too. Second chances are the best chances – be someone’s hero this weekend.

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

PetSmart Brampton: 547 Steeles Ave. East / 905-874-9999

PetSmart Vaughan: 7575 Weston Road / 905-850-8970

PetSmart Kitchener: 655 Fairway Road South / 519-748-1889

PetSmart at the Stockyards, Toronto: 75 Gunns Road / (416) 763-6064

PetSmart East York: 835 Eglinton Ave E / (416) 696-0388 (Saturday & Sunday only)

Hours of the event are Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 9am-9am, and Sunday 10am-6pm.

Our adoption fee at the event will be $100 for kittens, $50 for cats over one year of age, and all of our senior cats have an adoption fee of your choice (8 years or older) – 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. Our standard fee is $175 per kitten/cat.

Adopt Your New Companion – Adoptathon Weekend!

MaggieDo you have a big heart, and a loving home? Do you love sweet faces, and the sound of purring?  Do you want to do something awesome? Join us Saturday, August 16th 9am – 8pm and Sunday, August 17th 10am – 5pm at PetSmart Kennedy Commons for an exciting adoption event! We will have lots of kittens and cats waiting for you to adopt them.  Plus, when you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for!

Adoption Event Fees Only: $100 for kittens, $50 for cats over one year, and a donation of your choice for cats over eight years (payable by cash only). Our fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (receive a rabies vaccination, if age appropriate) and includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year. Our standard adoption fee is $175.

Toronto Cat Rescue is a registered, no-kill charity run by volunteers with no paid staff, and no government funding. Our mission is to rescue and find homes for abandoned, sick or injured cats from situations of abuse, neglect or imminent euthanasia. Our vision is for Toronto to be a city in which no adoptable cat is killed and rescue organizations such as Toronto Cat Rescue are no longer needed. Our registered charity number: 889-198-727-RR-0001

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