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-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!

Kitten Season Is Expensive!

It’s that time of year. Cats that have not been spayed become mama cats… fast! And there come the litters of kittens that have nowhere to go. Each of these kittens need shelter, food, litter, veterinary check-ups, vaccinations, and then to be spayed or neutered! AND each of the mama cats needs to be spayed once she’s finished nursing her little ones. There are also little kittens without mothers that require bottle feeding every two hours, expensive kitten meal replacement formula, continuous watching and weighing.

It’s a busy time of year for shelters, humane societies and rescues. Some have to shut their doors because there is “no room at the inn”, and our phone starts to ring. Toronto Cat Rescue tries to help whenever we can, and we use our wide network of foster homes to create space for these wayward kitties. Our focus in Toronto are cats in need from Toronto Animal Services (TAS) shelters.  Recently we’ve taken in groups of cats and kittens from Quinte Humane Society, Georgina Humane Society,  a rescue in Port Colborne, and from the Quebec SPA. We have helped over 100 kittens and cats just from these rescue efforts alone!

Donate5These felines need your help. TCR spends about $125 per cat just on the essential vetting (spay or neuter, age appropriate vaccines, deworming, and a checkup). That doesn’t include the cost of speciality food, litter, driving to appointments, or any other medical issue that crops up — and there are plenty of those cases! Toronto Cat Rescue saves cats that otherwise have no place to go. Will you help? Donate now to help during this incredibly busy and expensive time. All the wee ones, and the mamas, will be forever in your debt.