Toronto Cat Rescue

Adopt-A-Thon Weekend with Pet Valu

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day – adopt a special someone for now and always! This weekend visit one of our seven Pet Valu locations to adopt a cat (or two!).  Saturday, February 11th to Sunday, February 12th cats will be in-store waiting to meet you. Love, laughter and purrs promised!

Special Adopt-A-Thon Fee Only: $100 for cats over 8 months of age (vs. $175). For cats 8+ years old the adoption fee will be waived, in lieu of an adoption fee of the adopter’s choice. The adoption fee at the adopt-a-thon is payable by cash only. This ensures that the cats that come into our care receive the medical attention they need, are spayed or neutered, vaccinated (and receive a rabies vaccination if age appropriate). Our fee also includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. If you are a resident of Toronto, the adoption fee also includes a 1 year cat license.

Saturday: 10am – 5pm  / Sunday: 10am – 3pm 

Pet Valu Galleria Mall, Toronto: 1245 Dupont St. / 416-536-4282

Pet Valu High Park, Toronto: 1660 Bloor St. W. / 416-537-9240

Pet Valu Liberty Village, Toronto: 1176 King St. W. /416-916-1199

Pet Valu College, Toronto: 339 College St. / 416-944-0314

Pet Valu Kingsway, Etobicoke: 4242 Dundas St. W. / 416-234-0326

Pet Valu, Waterloo: 94 Bridgeport Rd. E. / 519 886-6234

Pet Valu, Kitchener: 235 Ira Needles Blvd. / 519-744-7475

REMEMBER: When you adopt a kitty from Toronto Cat Rescue you save two lives; the one you adopt and the one you make room for!

Pictured: Messi will be waiting for you at Pet Valu High Park!

Project Velcro – Meet Velcro!

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VELCRO is one of the most friendly and cuddly cats that you will ever meet! Named Velcro for her preference to “stick” to her humans, this girl is full of life and happiness! She is playful, confident, funny, and sweet. Her favourite hobbies include cuddling on the couch, purring, kneading with her paws, and playing with small toys. If you bend down to pick something up, she will likely jump on your back! She just wants to be close to her humans at all times. When hunting her toys, she often “trills” a sweet little sound that is adorable to hear.

Velcro was rescued in January 2017 from a shelter in rural Quebec that was over-capacity by approximately 400 cats. Without enough adoption outlets in the area, these cats had a poor chance of being adopted. Toronto Cat Rescue stepped in to assist and has already brought almost 100 of these friendly felines to Toronto to find their forever homes in the GTA instead. When Toronto Cat Rescue volunteers took a trip to Quebec to meet the felines, Velcro was one of the first cats to literally jump into their arms! Since all of the cats from the shelter are so incredibly loving, sweet, and starving for human attention, this large-scale rescue was affectionately named “Project Velcro“. Now it’s time for Velcro herself to find her forever home!

Velcro has tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV). FeLV affects the feline immune system, which makes Velcro more susceptible to diseases, and means that she might have a shorter lifespan than other cats. She will need to be provided with a nutritionally complete and balanced diet, provided with regular vet check-ups, and monitored carefully for her health. Due to the ability for FeLV to spread easily between cats, Velcro is seeking a single-cat home to live in (or a home with another FeLV positive cat).

Velcro has so much love to give and she deserves a very loving home. If you have a big heart and are willing to give this sweetie a chance at her forever home, she has her purrs and cuddle paws ready for you! Adopt her today!

*Due to Velcro’s FeLV positive status, an adoption fee of her adopter’s choice is appreciated vs. our standard adoption fee of $175.

If you are unable adopt, then please support Project Velcro by making a donation to the cats care!

Rescue In Action: Project Velcro

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whitecatprojectvelcroToronto Cat Rescue is embarking on one of our most challenging rescue missions yet. Dubbed ‘Project Velcro’, we are working with a rural no-kill shelter that is over capacity by 400 cats. These felines are at risk of being seized and euthanized. 

It’s our goal to help as many of these cats as possible so that they may get needed medical treatment and a chance of living out a full life in a loving home. Please donate today to support this project.

We hope to save as many of these cats as possible. But we need your help to make it happen.

So far, 19 of the cats have been brought safely into TCR’s care, and we are aiming to rescue another 75 on January 31st.  Over the next couple of months, with your help, we hope to help the remaining cats.

The cost of the vet check and vaccinations for the first 75 cats is $3,750. And we already know that some of these cats are going to need a little extra TLC, which will mean additional costs. If you can, please help us save as many of these lives as possible by making a donation. Your donation of $50.00 can provide a cat with a medical exam and vaccinations. Every one of these 400 cats is counting on you. Thank you!