Who, me? I’m no senior!

Kitty2If Kitty could talk, she’d tell you she doesn’t feel old at all. And yet despite the fact that many cats live to be 15-20 years of age or older, they are usually labeled as seniors when they turn 8 years old. Can you imagine being labeled as a senior before reaching the halfway point in your life?

For many cats, turning 8 years old means that they are overlooked for younger cats in shelters, and most will be euthanized simply because no one wants them. Toronto Cat Rescue is making an effort to save senior cats from euthanasia in Toronto’s shelters, but we need your help.

Please adopt an older cat today!

In an effort to save more senior cats from certain death, effective March 1st 2014, all cats who are 8 years or older will have their adoption fees waived. Instead, we ask potential adopters to make a donation of their choice.

Older cats have many more years of love to give and are far less immature than the kittens that so often outshine them. Their personalities are developed, and they get into far less trouble. Best of all, by adopting one of our older cats, you will free up a foster home so that they can save another golden life.

ENORMOUS Adoption Weekend Event!!

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Update: 53 cats adopted!!

Join Toronto Cat Rescue on Friday, February 14th to Sunday, February 16th for adopt-a-thons with our affiliated PetSmart and Pet Valu locations! We will have a lots of cats and kittens waiting for their forever families to adopt them! Please come and adopt your new best friend today.

Our adoption fee 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. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year.

Please welcome a new furry family member (or two!) into your home – they would love to be loved by your family. Let the purrs begin!

PetSmart East York: 835 Eglinton Ave E / 416-696-0388

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

PetSmart Brampton: 9065 Airport Road / 905-789-0384

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Needed: Loving Forever Families

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That’s how many cats Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) volunteers thought were living in an overcrowded Toronto home in desperate need of rescue over the holidays. As rescue efforts began, however, the cats were recounted and we soon discovered that we had taken on our largest rescue mission ever. The final count revealed a total of 120 cats and infant kittens living in a home that was less than 700 square feet.

Many of the kittens were severely malnourished and despite our best efforts, a few did not survive. And yet within weeks TCR foster homes stepped up and our incredible network had found temporary homes for all of the surviving cats.

The busy holiday season saw many of these cats find their adoptive homes. But we’re not done yet.

Of the initial 120 that were rescued, 33 are still looking for adoptive families. Most of the cats are young and healthy. Despite having lived in an extremely stressful environment, they have lovely temperaments and just need a little encouragement to settle into a new home.

Cats like Sweet William deserve a home to call their own. They’ve only ever known endless competition for attention, food and a space to sleep.

For the month of February only, all of the cats rescued from this overcrowding situation have a reduced adoption fee of $100. The following nine cats are just some of those still available for adoption. To see all of the cats from this rescue effort with a $100 adoption fee, please go to our adoptable cats list. They are identified with a star (*) next to their names.

Let’s spread the love around this month and find each and every one of these cats a special home. To adopt, please call us: 416-538-8592, press 1 or fill out our adoption form.