Toronto Cat Rescue

Rescue In Action: 62 Lives Need Saving

2V5A1266Update: A HUGE, heartfelt thank you!! We met our fundraising goal, and saved 62 lives in one day!!

THANK YOU to everyone who donated, and to everyone who is helping out with the recent Quebec rescue. All the cats will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and will receive any other medical care they need. Your donations go directly to the care of cats. Watch for news about our adoption events, and spread the word so we can get these sweeties adopted and in their purr-fect forever homes soon!


Late last week, the overcrowded Quebec shelter that we helped before Christmas reached out to Toronto Cat Rescue again with an urgent need. They once again are unable to offer refuge to all the unwanted, abandoned and homeless cats who have entered their shelter and 62 cute, friendly and highly adoptable cats are at risk. Knowing how quickly our community came together to help in December, we did not hesitate to say yes to the call for help.

But we needed to act quickly, so as I write, these cats and kittens are already on their way to Toronto. I am hoping that we can count on you once again to help us with the cost of carrying for these cats. The vast majority of these cuties are not yet been spayed or neutered and will need additional vaccinations before they can go on to find their forever homes.

TCR is the only organization that will undertake a rescue of this magnitude. You know that we have a high capacity to rescue, but even this one cannot be pulled off without some help. These highly adoptable cats need our help! 

Donate5Please consider making a donation of $125 to sponsor one cat. The cats will require basic veterinary care and some are bound to have unforeseen medical concerns. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $5,000 to support their care. If you are unable to fully sponsor one of the cats, a gift of $40, $65 or $75 would go a long way in helping us reach our goal of $5,000.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Belinda Vandersluis
Executive Director, Toronto Cat Rescue

Pst – We are going to be live on Facebook this afternoon as we get these cats unloaded and ready for the next step on their journey, so be sure to check us out!

Join Us: Wag On The Danforth Adopt-A-Thon!

Update: What a successful adopt-a-thon with Wag on the Danforth! Thank you to Ruth and Rob at Wag, and to Kelly from The VeganAbler for the yummy cookies!

All the cats and kittens were adopted, except for our amazing (and very handsome) bonded pair Mickey and Fudge. If you have a spot in your family for the boys, we would love to hear from you!


Time to adopt! Please join us on Saturday, January 27th from 10am – 4pm for an adopt-a-thon with Wag on Danforth! Start 2018 by welcoming a new feline into your heart, home and family!

Special Adoption Fees at the event only! Our adoption fee at the event only is $100 (vs. the standard $175 adoption fee) for cats and kittens over 8 months of age, and $175 for kittens under 8 months of age – payable by cash only. Our fee includes: spay or neuter, vaccination (receive a rabies vaccination, if age appropriate) and includes 6 weeks of free pet insurance. For City of Toronto residents, the adoption fee includes a mandatory City of Toronto cat license that is valid for one year.

Wag is a family-run shop located in the East end of Toronto at Danforth Ave. & Woodbine Ave., Wag is easily accessible via car with street parking or TTC (Woodbine station).

Wag On The Danforth, Toronto: 1918 Danforth Ave / (647) 349-8263

Pictured: Bonded pair Fudge and Mickey will be waiting to meet you in-store!

Frost Bite Girl: Meet Aimee

Sweet little Aimee was found out in the cold and brought to Toronto Animal Services. Aimee came in with frostbitten ears, nose, tail and vulva.  She was underweight, and hiding under the blankets at the shelter. She was transferred to the care of Toronto Cat Rescue in hopes of finding this little one a loving home once she has recovered.

TCR brought her in to the vet, where she required her ears to be clipped as the frostbitten parts just fell off. She’ll need her tail amputated as well.  Aimee recuperated a little at our Volunteer Centre, and is now with one of our wonderful foster families.  Aimee is a quiet, sweet girl, who now looks suspiciously like a Scottish Fold. One lucky adopter is going to have a very grateful companion!

Donate5Please help Toronto Cat Rescue with other cats that need immediate veterinary care and recuperation in a loving foster home by donating today.

Remember: Keeping your cats indoors keeps them safe from disease, from harm, and from the cold on those bitter days when no one should be outside!