Toronto Cat Rescue has a large network of volunteers and foster parents distributed throughout the GTA and beyond, enabling us to expand our rescue projects and programs over the years. We rescue cats from as far west as Kitchener, which includes helping First Nation Reserves and working with Aboriginal Community & Animal Advocacy Connection (ACAAC) and Animal Rescue Community Connection (ARCC).
Straw Day is taking place Saturday, December 8th from 1pm – 4pm. It is a non-funded volunteer event organized by the Aboriginal Community & Animal Advocacy Connection and Animal Rescue Community Connection: helping communities – healthy lives healthy animals – not-for-profit, 100% volunteer operated.
What is Straw Day? Straw Day is an outreach initiative to assist the community with donated pet items to help bring awareness, education and increase the health and well-being of pets that are not readily available to the community, in addition to, improving animal welfare and the humane treatment of dogs and cats.
For the past 5 years straw has been made available for dogs and cats that live outdoors during the winter months. Within the past 4 years the event has included dog and cat food, dog houses, bedding and other pet accessories that help to improve the lives of animals.
This year a Pet Education Seminar will be provided by an outreach club made up of students from the Ontario Veterinary College at Guelph University. For the first time there will be a Wellness Clinic to provide vaccinations for both dogs and cats who have not yet made it to a spay/neuter clinic that is provided through the ACAAC program, through the assistance of participating Veterinarians.
Please donate as the following items are greatly needed. Your generosity is much appreciated to make this outreach initiative possible.
- Dog and Cat Food
- Dog and Cat Treats/Chews
- Dog and Cat Blankets
- Dog Collars and Leashes
- Dog Bowls and Cat Dishes
- Dog and Cat Toys
- Dog Coats
- Fencing, posts, sheathing, 4×4 wood posts for Dog Runs
- Dog Houses
- Unused pet items, including crates & carriers to be used for transportation during spay/neuter clinics.
Monetary Donations raised through fundraiser will go towards veterinary costs for the spay/neuter clinics.
***For more information and to donate, please contact Alison Bressette at (519) 636-8067.