Toronto Cat Rescue

Adopt, Adopt, Adopt!

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Update:What a fabulous day for adopting! 8 out of the 10 adult cats (including a bonded pair) were adopted into their forever families today at our adopt-a-thon! Thank you adopters for opening your hearts, thank you Wag on the Danforth for being such caring hosts, and thank you to all our volunteers who make events like these possible.

Join Toronto Cat Rescue for an adoptathon on Saturday, April 11th from 10am-4pm at family run Wag on the Danforth in the east end of Toronto.

Cats will be in-store ready for you to meet them (and so they can steal your heart!)! They would love, love, love to be adopted into their forever family. 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!

Adoptathon Fees Only: $100 for cats over 8 months of age (vs. $175). For cats 8+ years old the adoption fee will be waived, in lieu of a donation of the adopter’s choice to Toronto Cat Rescue. The adoption fee at the adoptathon 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.

Wag on the Danforth in Toronto: 1918 Danforth Avenue (Danforth/Woodbine) – Woodbine TTC subway stop, or street parking.

Why I’m Bowling for Cats (and you should too!)

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On May 2nd, please join the Toronto Cat Rescue Bowl-a-thon. Registration closes on April 11th, so register today!

By Wendy F. (Toronto Cat Rescue volunteer and foster parent)

I am bowling for Luna. The surprise I never expected who has captured my heart and now owns my home.

Luna and her sister Rosie came to me just before Christmas of 2013 when Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) was having a hard time finding them a temporary home. Despite the busy holiday season, I simply couldn’t refuse these sweet sisters. They were just two of 120 cats that had been living in a crowded 700 square foot apartment in Toronto. The individuals who lived with these cats found their situation quickly becoming completely unmanageable and they desperately needed help. So they contacted several rescue organizations, including TCR.

TCR foster parents really stepped up and made this rescue possible and incredibly, each and every one of the cats found placements. And eventually, they found loving, forever homes too. Luna didn’t have to look far to find hers.

Luna and Rosie couldn’t have been more different. From day one Luna was more standoffish and independent and would take swipes at the smaller Rosie. Rosie was more approachable and playful right from the beginning. They stayed together all the time but weren`t bonded from what I could see. They had obviously known hunger because they would eat every morsel of food presented to them.

Not surprisingly, Rosie was quickly adopted by a young couple. After she was gone, Luna seemed to come out of her shell, probably because now she was truly the only baby in the house. Yet she wasn’t lucky enough to find her forever home as quickly as her sister, even after she attended an adoptathon. Soon after the adoptathon, I made a decision. Luna would be my forever baby.

That was over a year ago now.

Since then I’ve fostered a couple more times… three gorgeous little kittens whom I named Scarlett, Rhett and Ashley; then a gorgeous polydactyl named Sabrina who came from a hoarding situation in Quebec.

During this time Luna has blossomed… she sees them come and go but she stays. It’s like the stress and weight of the world has been lifted off of her. She knows she can trust me and depend on me. Her little face has become prettier than it was and she is playful like she never was… she races around and plays with boxes and catnip toys and her beloved scratching post. It is a beautiful thing to see. Recently she started sleeping on my bed… something she learned from Sabrina and Ginger. In the morning she starts talking and tapping me on the face. I love her dearly, and because of the joy she has brought me, I am fundraising for Toronto Cat Rescue’s Bowl-a-thon to help create even more stories like mine. 

P.S. If you can’t join me at the Bowl-a-thon this year, please consider making a pledge instead: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/bowl-a-thon-for-cats/

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Bowl to Save Cats from the Gutter!

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Spring is fast approaching and that means that the annual Toronto Cat Rescue Bowl-a-thon is just around the corner! Join the fun this year and register your team by April 20th!

WHEN: Saturday May 2, 2015 / 1pm – 4pm 

NEW LOCATION: Bowlerama West (Kipling & Dundas) / 5429 Dundas St. W. –  just a 10 minute walk from Kipling subway station.

Click here for more information and to register!

Last year, our incredible supporters joined us for a fun afternoon of bowling, prizes, pizza and photo ops (complete with tails and ears!), and raised $10,500 for the cats. This year, we have an ambitious goal to double last year’s results and raise $20,000. You can help make it happen! Create your own team of up to six, or register to be added to a pre-existing team. Each participant must raise a minimum of $100.

Contact us at bowlathon@torontocatrescue.ca if you have any questions.