Toronto Cat Rescue

Run With TCR!

scotiabanklogocopyToronto Cat Rescue is excited to purr-ticipate in its 8th year at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – and we want you to join us!

This year’s event is taking place on October 21st, 2018 and as always, it features a 5K walk/run, a half-marathon, and a full marathon. Registration is now open and our team is ready to start working towards our fundraising goal of $30,000. Will you join our team today? 

Whether you are a seasoned runner, new to running, or just enjoy going for a walk or stroll for fun, there is an event for every level of fitness and experience. There is no pressure to be a professional runner – and we will provide support for our team members along every step of the way!

Like last year, we are offering to reimburse registration fees for the first 10 people to successfully register and fundraise $200, so registering early is key if you’d like to avoid the event registration fee.

Click here to visit our landing page to register. Your registration fee can also be reduced using one of the following discount codes:

  • Marathon or Half Marathon ($80): 18TCR42K
  • 5k ($40): 18TCR5K
  • 5k with Stroller ($50): 18TCR5ST

Do you have any questions? Please contact the event coordinator Liz Leia at lizleia@torontocatrescue.ca for more info, fun graphics, and our fundraising package.

Can’t join the team? You can also donate and help us get a little closer to our goal! Click here to support the team.

Adopt A Feline From Wag!

Kittens and cats and kittens!! Join us this Caturday at Wag on the Danforth for a meow-filled adopt-a-thon! Saturday, July 28th from 10am – 4pm.

***Special Adoption Fees: Our adoption fee at the event only is $100 (vs. the standard $175 adoption fee) for cats and kittens over 8 months of age, and $175 for kittens under 8 months of age – payable by cash only. Our fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (receive a rabies vaccination, if age appropriate) and 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.

Wag is a family-run shop located in the East end of Toronto at Danforth Ave. & Woodbine Ave., Wag is easily accessible via car or TTC (Woodbine station).

Wag On The Danforth, Toronto: 1918 Danforth Ave / (647) 349-8263 / map /

Pictured: Kittens, kittens, and more kittens are expected to be there!

Meet little Tri-pawed Franklin

Every day Toronto Cat Rescue transforms the lives of misfortunate cats into happy adoption stories, but there are some rescues that just make us feel especially proud. Franklin is one of those special stories.

Franklin 1At just six weeks old, poor little Franklin was found outside with a horribly mangled, foul smelling, right front leg. We don’t know what exactly happened to Franklin, but the limb was badly fractured, and completely infested with maggots. Poor little guy was malnourished and emaciated. His coat was filthy and he was in severe pain. He was rushed to one of our vet clinics who performed emergency amputation surgery. Shortly after waking up from the operation, Franklin started hissing at clinic staff with some sassy feral kitten attitude. It was then that we knew he would pull through just fine!

Franklin is now fully recovered and totally socialized. He already has an adoption referral. His foster parents write:

Franklin 4When Franklin first arrived in our home he had just had his amputation and had to learn to walk again. We slowly introduced him to the 4 kittens we were currently fostering and set him up in a crate so he could watch them play and interact. He was a little scared at first but his interactions with the other kittens have helped him develop his confidence and have pushed him to use and strengthen his remaining 3 legs. He has watched the other kittens play, and knows he is just a little bit different and needs to modify his body and balance so he doesn’t fall over. While playing with a ball or toy mouse Franklin will sit back on his hind legs so he can bat at the toys and grab them. He has reached up on his back legs to use the scratching post, climbed chairs, run up the stairs, and even jumped over the baby gate!  He loves to chase his friends around the room, and has even won a few wrestling battles. He has greatly adapted to his modified ability over the last 4 weeks in foster care, and now his favourite thing is to curl up beside another kitten or human and enjoy a nap while loudly purring. 

Without your generous donations, cats like Franklin would not get a second chance. If you want to continue to help cats like Franklin, please donate.

 

Adopt-A-Thon Weekend with PetSmart!

Adopt-a-thons are a great way to meet lots of cats and kittens outside of their foster homes. Meet and adopt your forever buddy from one of our FIVE adopt-a-thons taking place with PetSmart this weekend!! Adorable cats and kittens will be in-store waiting to meet you!

Saturday to Sunday, July 15th:

PetSmart North York: 5059 Yonge Street / 416-223-9103 / Saturday 10am – 9pm / Sunday 11am – 4pm

PetSmart Toronto: 835 Eglinton Avenue East / 416-696-0388 *Saturday 10am – 5pm only

PetSmart Stockyards, Toronto: 75 Gunns Road, Unit 103 / 416-763-6064Saturday 10am – 5pm only

PetSmart Scarborough: 12 William Kitchen Rd / 416-335-7922 / Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 11am – 3pm

PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road / 519 621-9696 /  Saturday 10am – 5pm / Sunday 11am – 3pm

Our adoption fee at the event only is $100 (vs. the standard $175 adoption fee) for cats and kittens over 8 months of age, and $175 for kittens under 8 months of age – payable by cash only. Our fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (receive a rabies vaccination, if age appropriate) and 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.

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!

Pictured: Handsome polydactyl Berlioz (and his brother Toulouse) will be available for adoption at PetSmart: North York!