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

Step by Step: Recovering a Feral Cat

For people with feral colonies in their communities, trying to get a handle on the problem when resources are so stretched in our city can be truly overwhelming. With anywhere from 100,000-300,000 feral cats in Toronto, rescue groups such as Toronto Cat Rescue are at capacity not only in our adoption program, but in all other areas of our work. Our trappers, drivers, and recovery homes are working on countless feral colony projects and we rarely can take on more, however we want to work with communities to empower individuals to learn… Read More

Feeding Ferals: Rain, Snow and Sunshine

Written by Colony Caregiver: Robin There are legions of us out there, feral cat colony caregivers they call us. You would mostly recognize us by our cars, filled with cat food, water, traps, shelters and sometimes bales of straw. I am part of a group that cares for a colony of approximately 20 cats who live in an industrial area in the east end of Toronto. Three to five days a week (other people feed the other days) I load up my car with two trugs of clean bowls, four litre and… Read More

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