Toronto Cat Rescue

February 11-13: BIG Adopt-A-Thon Weekend!

Adorable Rosalee, available for adoption at PetSmart Brampton, Airport Rd.

Toronto Cat Rescue is participating in the nation-wide PetSmart Charities Adoption Weekend. The 3-day sponsored adoption event takes place Friday – Sunday, February 11-13 in all PetSmart locations.

The adoption fee is reduced to $99 at the stores only during the adopt-a-thon (with the exception of the Kitchener location) payable by cash and includes the spay/neuter, 1st set of vaccinations, and 6 weeks of free pet insurance. When you adopt a cat from the adopt-a-thon PetSmart will give you a coupon booklet for great deals as well!

TCR will also be accepting food and litter donations at the adopt-a-thon for cats in our foster & feral cat care.

Will you be a Valentine for one of our loving cats or kittens? Stunning & loving kitties are waiting for you.  Please share with any loving potential adopters!

Fluffy Chloe, fostered at PetSmart Vaughan

TCR Locations:

PetSmart Brampton / 9065 Airport Road
PetSmart Brampton / Trinity Commons -70 Great Lakes Drive
PetSmart Brampton / 547 Steeles Ave. East
PetSmart Mississauga / 3105 Argentia Rd.
PetSmart Vaughan / 7575 Weston Road
PetSmart Kitchener / 655 Fairway Road South

Ping Pong Into Their Hearts

No one likes a bored kitty – Ping Pong balls make great cat toys and are very affordable!

Kitten Janie *adopted*

Ping pong balls are readily available at various stores, but chances are good that you or a friend may just have some lying around that aren’t being used. Ping Pong balls are smooth and roll fast and far! As there are no places on the ball for the cat to grab onto, this ball tends to move uncontrollably, and will happily frustrate your feline because it is so light.

Just show the ball to your cat first to get her attention (after a few weeks of playing with ping pong balls, kitty will often meow like no tomorrow when she sees you bring one out!) and then roll or throw it across the floor.  Happily watch your cat bounce after the ball!

Because this ball is very light, it has the added advantage of not damaging furniture.  The only downside is that because it is on the smaller side it is more apt to get lost underneath
things. You may want to block off possible places the cat ball may roll under, or have your cat play with them in the bathtub (add a bit of water for more fun)!

This cat toy is simple, but is often passed by in favor of much more expensive cat toy balls. Why pay for something that you already have lying in the closet or can buy at the
dollar store? Cat toys were meant to be cheap and this cat ball is definitely right up there in usability. It works well on all types of floors, and on non-carpeted surfaces it has the advantage of bouncing. Some cats may not like balls that bounce, but the majority of them will go nuts trying to catch it.

Warning: Please make sure your ping pong balls are not cracked because the sharp plastic may hurt your pet.

Become A TCR Agent!

Please help the cats and kittens in Toronto Cat Rescue foster care by becoming a TCR Agent – together we can help get them adopted into loving, forever homes!

Being a TCR agent is:
1. Easy
2. Free – it doesn’t cost a cent!
3. Location-less – you can do it where ever you live
4. Rewarding – it will make you feel great (and give a cat a second chance)

Sparkle *available for adoption*

All you need to do is TALK:
Spread the word about Toronto Cat Rescue to all your friends and family that may be looking to adopt a cat, or will offer a cat a loving home. We have cats for everyone – all ages and personalities, cats that are loners, cats that love dogs / cats / rabbits, cats that act like dogs, cats that act like… well, cats.

Educate people on the rewards of having a cat to share their life with. From companionship to laughter and entertainment, cats are fairly low maintenance and small home friendly – and again, TCR has cats for everyone!

Direct people to our website (via direct link or a search engine) because it has all the information they will ever need on it, plus pictures and bios on all the sweet available cats.  Facebook allows for easy sharing of information – join our group (we are a fun bunch!) and invite at least one other friend to join as well.  Refer someone to this blog and ask them to subscribe!  Again, it is easy, free, location-less and rewarding!

Added bonus: The more people you inform, the more people they can also inform – let’s get the ball rolling today!

Remember: The more cats and kittens that are adopted, the more kitties we can rescue from impending death and loneliness due to higher availability in our foster homes.

Please, we implore you to tell just one person – this small gesture may help save a cat that would otherwise not be saved.  As always, all help is greatly appreciated… and one person can make a difference!