Toronto Cat Rescue

Support Colony Work As You Glam it Up!!

Buy a lovely pair today!

These stunning $20 Swarovski Crystal Earrings are for sale through a TCR volunteer named Sue, and for every pair sold $10 will go to TCR’s colony work at Sue G’s Mississauga Colony! So far 23 cats have been trapped from this colony, but there are many more to go and the funds are needed to support the project! If you are interested in purchasing a set of earrings please contact Sarah: sarahmay3@gmail.com. Thank you!

Fluffy Lucy Seeks Forever Cuddles

Lucy is a complete companion cat!

Lucy will run to the door to greet you when you come home with lots of meows, even if she was asleep before your arrival!  She loves to sit and snooze in the sun and is very, very cuddly after she wakes up from a nap. She loves to be pet and snuggled and will purr, purr, purr while turning over and over on the floor as you pat her.

Lucy is super soft and fluffy, and has a sweet and gentle, but fun personality. She will talk to you as she follows you around the home, and if she wants to play, she will come over to you and tap you on the leg a couple times with her paw or nibble your elbow if she can reach! Lucy loves to play, be chased and chase you around the house!  She will be fine in a home with older children to play with her – she is a very fun girl. She will play alone when you are not home, but needs stimulation and her foster parents feel she might be okay with another playful cat.

Fluffy Lucy can't wait to cuddle and play with you!

Lucy easily lets you groom her and cut her nails.  She loves to be wet – she loves to be pet with water soaked hands every day and she cries for more! She’s the sweetest cat her foster parents have ever had.  She sleeps on the bed every night by your feet or close to your chest, but never on you and not often touching your body. She drinks from a filtered water fountain, and her foster parents will give it to Lucy’s lucky adopters, along with all her toys!

Lucy was born February 20, 2007 and is spayed and vaccinated.

Adopted in 2012!

The “Voice of TCR”

Meet Toronto Cat Rescue’s Volunteer Executive members!  If you are wondering who the “Voice of TCR” has been behind the blog posts and TCR responses, it has been this dedicated group of ladies.

Heather B. has several roles in TCR including, fostering, trapping, and booking vet appointments. She is also a representative for the Toronto Feral Cat Coalition, as well as the liaison between several feline friendly charitable organizations and rescue groups. Heather works as a compliance officer in the investment industry and shares her home with her blind dog Reggie and her blind cat Hope.

Jenn C. has volunteered with TCR for 10 years. She is a Foster Home Coordinator for both the Toronto and Kitchener-Waterloo area. She helps coordinate Kitchener PetSmart and local vet clinics, and rescues cats from the streets, local shelters and a First Nations Reserve.  Jenn lives with her husband and son in Kitchener and is a full time elementary teacher. She also shares her home with her own 2 dogs, 4 cats, and whichever foster cats or dogs happen to currently be in need of a home. In her free time Jenn enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Kyra A. helps coordinate TCR foster homes and is Driver Coordinator. She just completed a Masters degree in International Relations at McMaster University and currently working on publishing her major research paper on the social construction of water and making water a human right. Currently, Kyra works for the Government of Ontario. Her interests include international travel, professional sports, yoga, reading, cooking, and baking.

Linda W. takes care of the finances and mail for TCR. She has fostered kitties in the past but her TCR adopted cats Kuro-chan and Jasmine won’t allow any more of that. Linda spends her days as a primary school teacher. In her spare time when she isn’t doing administrative work for TCR, Linda enjoys camping, yoga and reading.

Michelle L. maintains the Facebook Page and the TCR website, which includes posting and updating the Available Cats page. It is always a wonderful moment to move a kitty to “Adopted!“. Michelle is on sabbatical from her career in the media industry where she places commercials and in-show brand integrations in TV programs. She shares her home with her hubby and five lovely female rescued cats.  Michelle enjoys sitting in a garden, drinking a glass of wine and reading a book… and if the garden happens to be in Paris – all the better, cause that’s her favourite travel destination!!

Nalini R. is a feral colony caregiver, which includes educating and involving the public with TNR projects, trapping and transporting the cats to the clinics and recovery homes. Nalini is also involved in fundraising, both for the colonies and for TCR as a whole. Nalini lives with her two cats Koala and Bourbon who is FIV+. She is a Business Manager at a manufacturing company, overseeing Administration and Inside Sales/Service. Her hobbies include reading and writing (she has documented all her experiences with cat rescue thus far, and is currently brainstorming on kitty story ideas and human behaviour towards animals). During the summer you will find Nalini spending her weekends just north of Huntsville enjoying the tranquility and nature.

Sarah M. coordinates the Help for Cats phone line and is the Stray and Feral Cat Foster Coordinator. She also works with colony caregivers, recovery homes, and trappers to collectively implement Trap-Neuter-Return in TCR’s feral cat colonies. Sarah is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies and works part-time at a dog daycare. She shares her home with her three cats Oscar, Fire and Batman, her bunny Honey, and her husky/corgi mix Sky.

Tracey L. coordinates 4 of the 6 Petsmart locations affiliated with TCR, which involves scheduling and arranging training for over 150 lovely volunteers. You can see her cuddling kitties and cleaning cages at any of her stores throughout the month. Tracey is a Dispatcher with Toronto Fire and is a single parent to an energetic little boy. Her TCR kitties are all special needs, the two orange boys, Simba Sumba and Little Red Riley are FIV+ and Snickers the resident Diva has a level 4 heart murmur. Tracey loves to dance and enjoys watching horror movies and scrapbooking about her experiences.