Toronto Cat Rescue

TWO Adoption Events in Toronto!

Saturday, September 23rd: Join us for some amazing adopt-a-thons with two awesome shops in Toronto! Adopt your newest feline family member… and let the purrs begin!

Cosmopawlitan Pet Boutique + Spa (478 Queens Quay Blvd West) celebrates their 9th anniversary with an in-store adopt-a-thon from 10am – 5pm (kittens, kittens, kittens!), plus free food and refreshments, a raffle, loot bags, and more!

Wag on the Danforth (1918 Danforth Ave.) is hosting an in-store adopt-a-thon from 10am – 4pm with awesome cats of all ages in attendance. Special adoption fees too!

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!

Join Our Team: Scotiabank Marathon

Toronto Cat Rescue’s 7th year at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is quickly approaching! This year’s event takes place on October 22nd and as always, it features a 5K walk/run, a half-marathon, and a full marathon. Our team is now live and ready to start working towards our fundraising goal of $30,000, and we are looking for team members to join the effort! All volunteers are encouraged to join – it will be a blast and there is an event for every level of fitness!

This 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): 17TCR42K

5k ($40): 17TCR5K

5k with Stroller ($50): 17TCR5ST

Got questions? Contact the event coordinator Sarah May at sarahmay@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.

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!

HUGE Adopt-A-Thon Weekend!

Don’t have a cat to cuddle? Need a companion to keep you smiling? Grab your cat carrier and come to one of our amazing PetSmart locations to adopt a feline family member!

Friday, September 15th to Sunday September 17th

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 1pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-9pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road #68b / 519 621-9696 / Friday 5pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-9pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

PetSmart Waterloo: 663-E Erb St. West / 519-725-7047 / Friday 5pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-9pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

*new* PetSmart Guelph:  83 Silvercreek Pkwy N. / 519-767-0417/  Friday 5pm-9pm / Saturday 9am-9pm / Sunday 10am-5pm

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!

Great partnerships save cats’ lives!

Over the past few years, TCR has had a partnership with the London Animal Care Centre (LACC), stepping in to help out when their shelter is overwhelmed. This week, we received the wonderful letter below from the Director of Operations at LACC – thanking us for our efforts. This has been a very successful relationship and has saved the lives of hundreds of cats. A special thanks to all of you who have opened your homes and hearts to one of the kitties from London!

Dear TCR board members and Volunteers,

I wanted to thank you for the assistance your organization has provided over the years here at the London Animal Care Centre. With the cat population challenges continuing in our community it has certainly been an ongoing concern in the City of London. It is clear to me that the assistance that Toronto Cat Rescue (TCR) provides helps us in maintaining a 90% live release rate currently for cats in our community. Your entire teams efforts have a considerable impact here in London in helping reduce the euthanasia of cats.

I wanted to also mention that your knowledge of domestic cats is second to none but your secret to success as an organization is your respect, care and concern for the relationships you build with all stakeholders in the community. Your ability to facilitate transfers is seamless and ultimately reduces stress on staff and the cats leaving our shelter. We are very grateful for your approach and have appreciated your support over the last 3 years as we have strived to improve animal welfare in our community.

We look forward to continuing working with you in the future.

Respectfully,

Kent Lattanzio
Director of Operations
London Animal Care Centre