Attend An Opera, Benefit Cats!

An experience to remember while benefiting cats! From November 11th-15th, watch opera like you’ve never seen it before while supporting Toronto Cat Rescue! Opera Luminata is a two hour fully staged theatrical experience featuring sixteen singers performing the world’s most-loved opera and musical theatre songs set to the spectacular backdrop of indoor fireworks. Whether you’ve never heard an aria or are a seasoned opera aficionado, this show for all ages is one you are guaranteed to love.

Opera Luminata will be playing at the Fleck Theatre Harbourfront, and 25% of any ticket sales through TCR will be donated to the cats! Buy your tickets, enter the promo code CAT2014: http://tickets.harbourfrontcentre.com/production.aspx?id=23953

More Info: http://www.ol-promotions.com/

Adopt A Special Boy: BJ

bjfeatureUpdate: This sweet lad has been adopted, and is now in his forever home!!

BJ was found at six weeks old with extensive injuries to his back legs. Both were badly broken and he had skin wounds infested with maggots. We were not sure if BJ was going to be able to regain use of either of his legs, but we were determined to give him a chance. One leg was damaged beyond surgical repair and the other has pins placed in it to hold the bone together. The initial plan was to allow the leg with the pins to heal and then amputate the other leg. Much to the surprise of all involved in his treatment, both legs healed well and after close to 3 months of recovery, he is able to run around and play as well as any other kitten his age. He does have a limp which will always be present.

Weeks of poking and prodding, bandage changes and physiotherapy has left him wary of being held for long periods of time so he would prefer to keep all 4 feet on the ground. He does act shy when meeting new people but given time he warms up and will be snuggling at your side. He loves the company of other cats and would do best with another social feline in the home. He does not like the loud noises or sudden movements of children so a more low key household would suit him best.

He will need to have the leg with the pin monitored by his new vet, but we do not anticipate any further issues with it. BJ has had a tough start to his life but things are looking up for him. Please consider adding this very special boy to your family.

Born May 18, 2014., BJ has been neutered and vaccinated

To make a donation towards BJ’s vet care, please donate now via CanadaHelps. All donations are greatly appreciated.

Adopt Your New Best Friend!

kittensPet Valu has partnered with Toronto Cat Rescue for a huge in-store adoption event on Saturday, October 4th from 9am to 4pm, and Sunday, October 5th from 9am to 4pm.  TCR cats and kittens will be at TEN Pet Valu locations showcasing their purrs, cuddles, and lovely markings all in hopes of winning your heart!  Adopt, adopt, adopt!!

Our adoption fee at the event will be $100 for kittens, $50 for cats over one year of age, and the adoption fee will be waived for cats eights years or older in lieu of a donation of your choice. The adoption fee at the adopt-a-thon is 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 adoption fee is $175.

Pet Valu Galleria Mall Toronto: 1245 Dupont Street / 416-536-4282

Pet Valu High Park Toronto: 1660 Bloor St. W. / 416-537-9240

Pet Valu Liberty Village Toronto: 1176 King Street West /416-916-1199

Pet Valu Toronto: 182 Wilson Avenue / 416-482-1300

Pet Valu Toronto: 81 Gerry Fitzgerald Drive / 416-665-4254

Pet Valu Etobicoke: 4242 Dundas St W. / 416-234-0326

Pet Valu Maple: 2563 Major Mackenzie Drive Unit #6 / 905-303-1172

Pet Valu North York: 486 Lawrence Avenue W. / 416-789-2249

Pet Valu Kitchener: 324 Highland Rd W #2  / 519 744-2941

Pet Valu Kitchener: 235 Ira Needles Blvd. / 519-744-7475

Pet Valu Kitchener: 1005 Ottawa Street North / 519-744-7411

Please note: Not all locations will have on-site volunteers for the duration of the event – a phone interview may be required.

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!