Toronto Cat Rescue

We’re hiring – join our team!

We’re hiring! Toronto Cat Rescue’s first ever staff opening has been posted on Charity Village. If fundraising is your career, please check out this posting for a part-time Manager, Fundraising. It would be awesome to have people from within our community step forward to be considered. If it’s not your dream job, please spread the news to friends and colleagues who might be interested.
 
Summary:

TCR seeks to hire its first Manager, Fundraising, to develop and support the growth of the Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) by building strong fundraising strategies, increasing revenue, expanding the donor base, and recruiting new supporters. Your background in fundraising management and education will enable you to quickly pull together the current fundraising activities into a coordinated and effective program.

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the part-time Manager, Fundraising is responsible for a full range of fundraising activities and management of numerous fundraising volunteers. The salary of $21,300 to $22,400 is based on 20 hours per week.

Click here to see PDF for the full posting. Please apply to careers@torontocatrescue.ca or through Charity Village. We hope to hear from you shortly!

Bring Mistress Mia Home

Mistress Mia has been waiting patiently for years to be adopted. She is a very special girl, who would love a family to call her own… a family with other cats! She has a special adoption fee of $50.

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MISTRESS MIA is already spayed, up to date with shots, VERY good with cats, adult-only family, born December 13, 2011.

Does your kitty love other cats and want a loving friend, girlfriend, or life long companion? Look no further! Mistress Mia is a perfect match for any cat who is looking for their lifelong kitty companion.

Mia is often misunderstood by humans because she doesn’t like being touched by them, but she LOVES other cats and has one of the gentlest souls. Even though Mia does not enjoy physical contact with humans, she loves to hang around and be close to them and is always curious about what you are up to. Mia is the most low-maintenance cat, and her gentle, sweet, sassy essence will be a lovely presence in your home.

Mia loves to cuddle and play with other kitties, and has even been known to affectionately help out with grooming her kitty friends. She is flirty and sweet with male cats (which is fine because she is spayed!), and takes on a loving and nurturing personality with other female cats.

Mia’s other hobbies include catching and killing scary bugs for her foster parents, staring out the window happily for hour looking at the birds and the clouds, and taking long naps nearby her human family.

Mia has a glowing personality. She enjoys snacks of cat treats (chicken and tuna), and will come up to you and take the snack out of your hand with her paw. She appreciates when you respect her personal boundaries and will come sit near you and blink at you lovingly when she feels safe around you. Mia LOVES to play, either with a friend or by herself. She likes to connect with humans through playing with interactive toys, and will play with pretty much anything that she finds on the floor (although she is responsible and never eats things she isn’t supposed to).

Mia was rescued from a hoarder house with fifty other cats – no wonder she loves cats! This also attributes to why Mistress Mia doesn’t act like your typical kitty around humans; we are still new creatures to her and she is still learning the etiquette, but she has come a long way and gets more and more social every day!

Mia has tested positive for FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus). FIV+ cats can live long happy lives with a good diet, low stress, indoor homes, loving families, and annual vet check-ins. She does not require medication. She can live in a home with other non-FIV+ cats, as the virus is only passed to other cats by blood (ie. deep bite marks). Please do not judge her based on a blood test! Mia is in excellent health, though sometimes she has a teary eye, but she is great at managing this herself. Mia is a very clean cat and never needs help with grooming, brushing or maintaining her claws (she is so happy with a scratching post).

Mia’s foster family shares: “Mia has brought so much joy and love to our home. When our own cat was ill with a degenerative disease (no cure/treatment), Mia was our saviour. Mia would cuddle and groom her little friend, and would even help her to the litter box when her disease progressed. When our cat passed away I could feel Mia mourning her friend. She now has a new foster kitty to pal around with and is so happy to have a companion. Her soul is sweet and gentle and even though she is very unique, she will be a perfect fit in someone’s loving and patient home.”.

Because Mia is seeking her special family, her adoption fee is $50, versus our standard $175… she hopes her adopter is YOU!

Adopt-A-Thon Saturday; who will you bring home?

Update: Thank you to the amazing folks at Wag on the Danforth for hosting a successful adopt-a-thon on Saturday – we had 8 adoptions! Thank you also to all our volunteers who donated their time and support for this event.

Pictured: QUINN wasn’t adopted from the event, so she is patiently waiting to meet you at Pet Valu Kingsway, Etobicoke: 4242 Dundas St W. / 416-234-0326. She is spayed, vaccinated, and born June 9, 2015. She’s very sweet and loves chin and face scritches! Read more about her here!

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Time to add a cat to your family? We would love for you to join us on Saturday, 24th from 10am – 4pm for an adopt-a-thon with “Wag on the Danforth”! Wag is a family-run business in the east end of Toronto. Located at Danforth Ave. & Woodbine, Wag is easily accessible via car with street parking or TTC (Woodbine station).  We will have a lots of felines waiting for their forever families to adopt them… please open your heart and home to a cat who needs you.

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

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.

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!

Welcome A Cat Into Your Family

Feel the love this summer, and all year long! Please welcome a cat (or two!) into your family this weekend. Saturday, June 10th to Sunday, June 11th amazing cats will be in-store waiting to meet you – cats of all ages, personalities and colours. Join the fun and visit one of our five Pet Valu locations in Toronto and the GTA to adopt a beautiful cat.

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.

Saturday: 10am – 5pm  / Sunday: 11am – 3pm 

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

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!

Regina