Although they don’t know it, Mohawk and Paddywhack are two exceptionally extraordinary cats. Initially when they were found in a box back in April, it was thought they had suffered severe injuries to their back legs. Their legs were badly deformed and they were unable to use them. A consult with a specialist confirmed that the deformities were likely congenital and that they were otherwise happy and healthy boys.
To initially see the boys is shocking, not just because they look so different, but because they have adapted perfectly despite their deformities. They run as fast as any other cats, climb and play just like any other cats, race up and down the stairs and use their litter box perfectly. Nothing holds these two back from living and enjoying life to the fullest.
Mohawk and Paddywhack are two of the sweetest cats you will meet. They are always happy to see you, never without a purr, and ready to snuggle by your side at night. They love everybody and everything – kids, other cats and dogs included.
Because they pull themselves around with their front legs and drag the back end of their body, they require a home without carpeting to cause friction burn. They will also need to remain on the lower end of a normal body weight. Because they are unable to jump, they do use their claws to climb up furniture.
TCR loves helping extra special felines like Mohawk and Paddywhack, please make a donation to help continue our efforts: DONATE NOW
Adopt a furry companion this weekend from our six Pet Valu locations! Saturday, October 15th to Sunday, October 16th cats will be in-store waiting to meet you. Love, laughter and purrs promised!
Special Adopt-A-Thon Fee 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 an adoption fee of the adopter’s 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.
Pet Valu Galleria Mall, Toronto: 1245 Dupont St. / 416-536-4282
Pet Valu High Park, Toronto: 1660 Bloor St. W. / 416-537-9240
Pet Valu Liberty Village, Toronto: 1176 King St. W. /416-916-1199
Pet Valu College, Toronto: 339 College St. / 416-944-0314
Pet Valu Kingsway, Etobicoke: 4242 Dundas St. W. / 416-234-0326
Pet Valu, Waterloo: 94 Bridgeport Rd. E. / 519 886-6234
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: Chaz will be waiting for you at Pet Valu Liberty Village.
Update: Fifty cats are off death row and now safe!!! The kitties are coming from Quebec – they are on-route to Toronto (October 14th)!! We have all but FIVE cats placed in foster families once they arrive. We could not leave these five behind, so they are coming too! They will be boarded at vet clinics until we have foster families for them. FIFTY CATS ARE BEING RESCUED TODAY!! Apply to foster, or donate to their care/boarding to support this amazing rescue!
Last week, one of the overcrowded Quebec shelters we helped last summer reached out to Toronto Cat Rescue, with a dire emergency. They are unable to offer refuge to all the unwanted, abandoned and homeless cats who entered the shelter and 40 cute, friendly and highly adoptable cats are facing euthanasia. We desperately want to save these lives but we need your help!
TCR is the only organization that will undertake a rescue of this magnitude. We have a high capacity to rescue but even this one cannot be pulled off without some help. These highly adoptable cats have very little time left! There is a volunteer driver ready to leave Quebec City on Friday October 14, 2016 at 5am and travel over 10 hours to save them. But we cannot take all 40 unless we get more foster homes to temporarily house them.
Please help us save all 40 lives.
If you can foster one or more of them, even just for two weeks, please contact us immediately. Foster homes provide TLC, food and litter. TCR will cover all medical costs, if needed.
If you cannot open your home to one of these cats, please consider making a donation of $125 to sponsor one instead. The cats will require basic veterinary care and some are bound have unforeseen medical concerns. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5000 to support their care. If you are unable to fully sponsor one of the cats, a gift of $40, $65 or $75 would go a long way in helping us reach our goal of $5,000. Support via donation now, click here.
Please help us be a good neighbour to cats in Quebec! Thank you!!