Toronto Cat Rescue

Thank you Vector Knits

We are sending out a HUGE thank you to Kyle Vey, from #VectorKnits –

Please read what he shared on Instagram:

“Just over 3 years ago, we adopted Scamper from TCR. Although he was timid at first and squeezed himself under the dresser to hide, he quickly blossomed into a cat full of wonder, curiosity, passion, and energy. He had his quirks. He welcomed everyone into the house with a loving headbutt. He’d steal Shreddies and Cheerios from me. And he was always willing to lend a helping paw when I was taking knitting photos. He loved being in those photos.”

Unfortunately, Scamper passed away a couple of weeks ago, far too soon. To honour his memory, Kyle discounted his knitting patterns and donated all proceeds from the past two weeks to TCR.

He raised and donated an amazing $1,340 in memory of Scamper. Wow! We are immensely grateful.

We send Kyle and Scamper’s family our deepest sympathies on their loss, but knowing that for the remainder of his life, Scamper found such a loving and caring home I hope will help you heal.

Thank you — for caring for Scamper and the incredible gift in his honour that will allow us to continue our life-saving work.

(📷: Kyle Vey/VectorKnits)

Bowl from Home Fundraiser August 8th

We are going VIRTUAL! This year we are trying things a little differently so our bowl-a-thon has left the bowling alley and is heading directly to you!

AUGUST 8th is the new date for our 16th Annual Bowl-a-thon. Get out your Wii, your children’s old bowling play set or get creative and make your own. Challenge your neighbours to a driveway competition or take your bowling shoes to the dock. It’s all about having fun!


To join in the fun and celebrate as a community, on the day send us your videos and photos of what you are up to and we will share across our social media channels. One of the great things is – you don’t need to be living in Toronto to participate!

This is typically our best fundraising event which raises much needed donations to help rescue and care for cats and kittens. We have an ambitious goal to raise $50,000 and we know that it’s not going to be easy but let’s aim high!

All the information can be found here

We hope to see you online on August 8th!

What a difference a year makes!

We are throwing it back a year today to the spring of 2019 when TCR helped our shelter partner Toronto Animal Services save more than 400 cats from two major and three minor hoarding cases across the GTA.

In March 2019 , over 100 cats were found inside a Toronto home and thanks to the support of the TCR community, we were able to bring almost 50 cats into our care. A short time later in May, more than 300 cats were found in a single Toronto apartment. Thanks to all of you, we were able to bring over 200 cats into our foster care network and eventually help them find their forever homes.

The first picture below is a reminder of what was found and the rest are just a small sample of some of the rescued kitties now, living their best kitty lives!

These types of rescues take enormous resources – volunteer, staff and financial. Without our amazing community we simply would not be able to act as quickly as we do. So thank you!

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