Winter Cat Shelters

“… every cat requires and deserves shelter. Cats are not wild animals. They cannot dig dens as most non-climbing wild animals do. They do not shelter in tree holes, as most climbing wild animals do. They will not share ground dens with other species, as many wild animals do. Cats cannot build their own shelter, therefore it must be provided for them. In our opinion, there is absolutely no exception to this.” – American Cat Project The cats at the Corsetti Colony montiored by Toronto Cat Rescue volunteers would agree with the… Read More

Lilies = Extremely Poisonous

Toronto Cat Rescue wishes everyone a safe and happy Easter long weekend! Please remember that lilies are highly toxic to cats. If a cat ingests even a small amount, it can do severe damage to their kidneys (more information).  If you are bringing a festive Easter lily or Spring bouquet that includes lilies into your home, please ensure the flowers are placed where your cat cannot nibble on them.  Click to see a list of all Toxic Plants to cats.

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)

Part 3 of a 3 Part Series on Feline Viruses Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a complex viral disease that is caused by exposure to certain strains of the coronovirus.  Coronavirus is extremely common in cats, and most owners are not even aware their cat has been exposed.  Normally there are little to no symptoms during the infection and the body is able to fight it off.  In a small percentage of cases, the coronavirus mutates, and FIP occurs weeks, months or even years later. The symptoms of FIP are nonspecific and… Read More

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