Meet bonded pair Ricky and Mama – they are sweet, shy cats who are seeking their calm, adult-only forever family together… will it be you?
Ricky came to Toronto Cat Rescue from a Georgina shelter in May of 2018. When he arrived at his TCR foster home he was very scared, and seemed angry. Our amazing volunteers never gave up on him, and eventually he let them hear his beautiful purr! He is still working on not being a scaredy cat, but luckily he has his best feline friend, Mama, to help me out. They support each other and are bonded like glue!
Mama was rescued from an overflowing shelter in Quebec. She arrived in TCR foster care very scared and shy. Part of her tail had to be removed due to frostbite – she doesn’t like her tail being touched or being picked up. As soon as Mama met Ricky her world changed. Shy Mama became happy and silly and much more brave! Mama is a curious girl who relies on her buddy Ricky to make her feel safe and secure.
Ricky is a sweet and friendly guy… once you get to know each other. He can be a little shy (and sometimes a little scared), but after a few days and a few treats he will quickly be your best friend offering purrs and love. He just needs his people to be patient with him and follow his lead because he is still always a little scared and learning to trust again.
Mama is a tiny girl who is often shy, so quick movements, loud noises and stomping feet really scare her. Ricky really helps her to feel safe in new situations. She does get braver the more time she spends with her humans, and will come for treats, pats and interactive playtime once she is comfortable.
Mama loves to play – she loves her feather toy and will spend hours (or as long as you want!) playing with you. She also loves to play at night with her jingle balls and chirping mouse. During the day she likes to sit up high and watch the world go by (but she does need a place to hide and feel safe if she needs too). She will come out of hiding for wet food!
Ricky is a very sweet and sensitive soul who loves to be pet and fed treats. Ricky really loves to eat kibble out of your hand! If you sit by his food bowl he will lean into you and demand that you hand feed him, then he will lick your fingers clean of all the crumbs!
Mama’s foster family describes her as “a little wonder”. She is silly and fluffy and so loving once she is comfortable. She loves to play and is just waiting for that special family to take a chance on her. Ricky is a kind and quiet boy who only wants to be loved. He loves to play with his feather toy, and especially loves his friend Mama. He is a joy and a comfort and his foster parents feel so very lucky to foster him.
They will do best in a quiet home where they can take their time to get to know you and the home, and not be pushed out of their comfort zone. As a thank you for giving two best friends a loving forever home together, our adoption fee for an adult bonded pair (8 months or older) is $100 per cat, vs. $175 per cat.
Ricky was born May 4, 2012, and Mama was born April 16, 2015. Both have been spayed/neutered and are vaccinated. These special cats cannot wait to be adopted into their loving forever home!
Tis the season to be merry, so our Holiday Shop is now OPEN!! Time to get shopping for your cat, yourself and all the cat loving humans in your life! All proceeds go towards helping rescue cats in need, so that is awesome!
SHOP now, shop often: https://shop.torontocatrescue.ca/collections/holiday-stocking-stuffers
Calling all potential adopters! Our adopt-a-thons are a great way to meet lots of cats and kittens in one place. Meet and adopt your forever buddy from one of our EIGHT adopt-a-thons taking place with PetSmart this weekend!! Adorable cats and kittens will be in-store waiting to meet you!
PetSmart North York: 5059 Yonge Street / 416-223-9103 / Saturday only
PetSmart Toronto: 835 Eglinton Avenue East / 416-696-0388 / Saturday only
PetSmart Scarborough: 12 William Kitchen Rd / 416-335-7922
PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road / 519 621-9696
PetSmart Kitchener: 655 Fairway Road South / 519-748-1889
PetSmart Waterloo: 663-E Erb St. West / 519-725-7047
PetSmart Guelph: 183 Silvercreek Pkwy. N / 519-767-0417
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 Rupert who is waiting for you at PetSmart Guelph!
Thank you to everyone who supported our shop and sale! We hope you (and your cat!) enjoy your purchases.
Deal Alert: All of our fabulous cat mats are 50% off!! They are loving made by TCR volunteers, are machine washable, and feline approved. There are lots of colours and patterns to pick from, but our stock per cat mat style is limited.
Start shopping now! All proceeds go towards helping rescue cats in need.
Sale ends Monday, November 5th.