60 Cats Update: Your Help is Still Needed!


safeHSIOn December 13th, Torontonians stepped up and joined the Toronto Cat Rescue team, offering temporary homes for fifty cats rescued by Humane Society International (HSI). An additional ten cats were placed by HSI, so all sixty cats are now settling into homes while they await their forever families to adopt them.

No cat was left behind. Cats with FIV, dental problems, allergies and ongoing medical needs were placed in Toronto Cat Rescue foster homes Saturday night, and we will do whatever it takes to ensure they too have a promising future.

Donations are very much needed to support this incredible rescue effort. Please click here and donate now. Although donations of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated, please consider making a contribution of $200 to provide care to one of these cats.

To everyone who has helped with this amazing rescue so far, thank you! The cats were denied the most basic care and many were visibly sick when HSI seized them from deplorable conditions and brought them to their temporary, emergency shelter. After many months of care and recovery in the emergency shelter, the cats are ready for this next step. Thanks to all of you, they now have brighter futures with plenty of love and lots of catnip!

Please make a contribution today to support their ongoing medical care and long-term needs while in foster care. We hope to raise $10,000 for these cats by January 1st, and you can help make it happen!

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Adopt Your Holiday Buddy!

ninaJingle Bells, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way! All the way to their forever homes! This weekend lovely cats and kittens will be waiting to meet you at two of our affiliated Pet Valu locations.

The felines are venturing out of their cozy foster homes to meet you in-store, so please scoop them up and bring them to their forever home. They promise to rock around the Christmas tree with you, and bring you lots of love and laughter in 2015 (and always!). 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!

Adoption Fee: $50 adoption fees, 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.

Saturday, December 6th / 9am – 6pm, Sunday, December 7th / 10am – 4pm.

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

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

Urgent Appeal For Foster Families

60livesUPDATE: 50 cats arrived safely in Toronto on Saturday, December 13th (10 were placed by the HSI at the last moment) – they are now in their foster families. The cats will be listed on our Adoptable Cats page shortly.

We need your help in working a Christmas miracle. The Humane Society International: Canada has asked Toronto Cat Rescue for urgent help in placing approximately 60 cats who were seized from deplorable conditions. The cats were denied the most basic care and many were visibly sick upon rescue. They have been in an emergency temporary shelter for many months receiving necessary care, and are now ready to be transferred to foster homes to await adoption.

If you are able to foster one or more of these cats, even for just 2-3 weeks, please contact us (the sooner the better!). Foster families play a very important role by providing tender-loving-care, food, and socialization. The cats will be vaccinated and spayed/neutered prior to arriving in your home. TCR will cover any further required medical costs. If you have a warm room and a loving heart, please open your door to a cat in need.  Fill in our online form TODAY to help us work a miracle for these very deserving cats.  Let’s get these precious felines out of the cages and onto the right path to connecting with their forever families. You can make a life saving difference this year… will you?