Toronto Cat Rescue is a volunteer program to help the public with advice on how to re-home family pets, help stray cats or kittens, access low-cost veterinary services, or get involved with helping community/feral cats.
Lost & Found: Losing your pet is devastating. It is important to take action as soon as you discover that your cat is missing. Toronto Cat Rescue does not have a shelter and we do not take in strays, but we have developed some resources and tips if you have either lost your cat or would like to help a cat you have found.
Veterinary Services: Several organizations in Toronto offer low-cost spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations, and medical services for your cat.
Community/Feral Cats: There are an estimated 100,000 stray and feral cats in Toronto, and colonies can be found in every neighbourhood in the city. As a member of the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition, Toronto Cat Rescue can help you help these cats by providing you with the information and knowledge to get you started helping feral cats.
Pet Friendly Housing: Learn more about pet-friendly rentals and shelters in Toronto.
Disaster Preparation: Are you prepared to take care of your cat when a disaster strikes? If not, NOW is the time to stock up on the items you will need so you will not be unprepared.
Surrenders: Toronto Cat Rescue receives many daily inquiries from owners asking us to take in their family pets, which for various reasons they no longer are able to keep. As a foster home based organization, our priority is helping cats that are struggling physically and emotionally in shelters. Due to the overwhelming number of cats surrendered to shelters each year, our foster homes are always full. In an effort to reduce the number of cats entering our city shelters, TCR has developed a Behaviour Counseling Helpline and a Courtesy Adoption Posting Program in order to assist struggling pet owners.
Kitten Support Program: Starting approximately in April each year, thousands of kittens flood area shelters and rescues, filling them to capacity. This “kitten season”, which typically lasts until late October, put enormous strain on these animal welfare organizations. Sadly, there are often more kittens than available resources to help them.