Toronto Cat Rescue

Rescue In Action: 62 Lives Need Saving

2V5A1266Update: A HUGE, heartfelt thank you!! We met our fundraising goal, and saved 62 lives in one day!!

THANK YOU to everyone who donated, and to everyone who is helping out with the recent Quebec rescue. All the cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and will receive any other medical care they need. Your donations go directly to the care of cats. Watch for news about our adoption events, and spread the word so we can get these sweeties adopted and in their purr-fect forever homes soon!

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Late last week, the overcrowded Quebec shelter that we helped before Christmas reached out to Toronto Cat Rescue again with an urgent need. They once again are unable to offer refuge to all the unwanted, abandoned and homeless cats who have entered their shelter and 62 cute, friendly and highly adoptable cats are at risk. Knowing how quickly our community came together to help in December, we did not hesitate to say yes to the call for help.

But we needed to act quickly, so as I write, these cats and kittens are already on their way to Toronto. I am hoping that we can count on you once again to help us with the cost of carrying for these cats. The vast majority of these cuties are not yet been spayed or neutered and will need additional vaccinations before they can go on to find their forever homes.

TCR is the only organization that will undertake a rescue of this magnitude. You know that we have a high capacity to rescue, but even this one cannot be pulled off without some help. These highly adoptable cats need our help! 

Donate5Please consider making a donation of $125 to sponsor one cat. The cats will require basic veterinary care and some are bound to have unforeseen medical concerns. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 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.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Gratefully,
Belinda Vandersluis
Executive Director, Toronto Cat Rescue

Pst – We are going to be live on Facebook this afternoon as we get these cats unloaded and ready for the next step on their journey, so be sure to check us out!

Happy Family Day!

cute_cat_closedsign-600x450We’re going to be hanging out with our families on Family Day (Monday, February 19th), so Toronto Cat Rescue’s Volunteer Centre will be closed to the public for the day.

For those with the day off, here’s some info about what’s open and closed in the GTA, and in Kitchener. We hope you have a safe and purr filled day!

Open Your Heart Up To A Cat: PetSmart Adopt-A-Thon Weekend!

Update: 50 cats were adopted this weekend!!

Did you miss not having anyone to cuddle, whisper your secrets to, or play an interactive game of chase the toy mouse with on Valentine’s Day? Don’t worry, we have the cat (or cats!) for you – they will happily be your Valentine all year round! Grab your cat carrier and come to one of our amazing PetSmart locations to fall in love with your newest feline family member!

Friday, February 16th to Sunday, February 18th

PetSmart Scarborough: 12 William Kitchen Rd / 416-335-7922 // Friday 6p-9p / Saturday 9a – 8p / Sunday 10a – 5p

PetSmart Kitchener: 655 Fairway Road South / 519-748-1889  // Friday noon – 9p / Saturday 9a – 9p / Sunday 9a – 6p

PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road / 519 621-9696 // Friday 5p-9p / Saturday 8a – 9p / Sunday 9a – 6p

PetSmart Waterloo: 663-E Erb St. West / 519-725-7047 // Friday 5p-9p / Saturday 8a – 9p / Sunday 9a – 6p

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!

Share Your Love: Adopt-A-Thon Weekend!

On Saturday, February 10th to Sunday, February 11th adorable cats and kittens will be in-store waiting to meet you, with the hopes of joining your family in time for Valentine’s Day! Visit one of our five Pet Valu locations to adopt a beautiful feline (or two!).

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 six weeks of free pet insurance. If you are a resident of Toronto, the adoption fee also includes a one 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!

Pictured: Lady Kit Kat who will be awake and waiting for you at Pet Valu Galleria Mall (she is spayed, vaccinated and born December 28th, 2012!).