This Saturday, February 8th from 10a-4p Toronto Cat Rescue cats will be in select Pet Valu shops with the hopes of being adopted! Pet Valu’s National Adoption Weekend is all about helping dogs, cats and small pets find their new families… and our cats hope you welcome them into your family!
Pet Valu College, Toronto: 339 College St. / 416-944-0314 / one adult cat will be in-store.
Pet Valu Galleria Mall, Toronto: 1245 Dupont St. / 416-536-4282 / kittens and adults will be in-store
Pet Valu High Park, Toronto: 1660 Bloor St. W. / 416-537-9240 / kittens and adults will be in-store
***Special Adoption Fees: Our adoption fee at these events only will be $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 a trail 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.
Pictured: Handsome Achilles will be at Pet Valu Galleria Mall. He is an absolute love bug who had a broken hock, which now has arthritis. He needs an experienced family because he is a big boy who can intimidate people with his size… but he is just purr-fect!!
This past week, Toronto Cat Rescue rescued 10 senior cats that had been surrendered by their owners, many 15 or more years old. Imagine how scared and confused these older cats must be, losing the only home they have known. Each situation is different, and I am sure a heartbreaking decision for a family to make. We are certainly not judging. It is for cats just like these that is our mission to support and know, that our foster homes are taking excellent care of all of them!
As you know, many of the cats that come to TCR have been surrendered, but this situation is unusual – to see so many elderly cats is a little bit heartbreaking. Often, the previous owner has passed away or can no longer care for the cats. And the care of senior cats can be very expensive, almost always involving dental work and potentially other chronic health needs.
Crackers and Bonkers, a pair of hairless sphinxes, are two of the recent rescues. They are 16 years and 10 years old respectively and they have early cataracts and one of them has a heart murmur. Further, they both needed full mouth dental extractions. The care they need will not be insignificant, nor come cheap. In our care, these specials kitties are recovering together and will get all they need to get back to full health. Luckily for these two hilarious and loving seniors, they are in the comfort of one of our amazing foster homes and have already received excellent health care at the Yonge-Davenport Animal Hospital.
We can provide all the medical and social care needed to Cracker and Bonkers and all of the other seniors we rescued, with the help of supporters like you. A gift of any amount – $25, $40 or $75 will help us gives these cats all the care they need. You can make sure every senior cat will have a warm and loving place to live their best lives in their golden years.
It’s a brand new decade and Toronto Cat Rescue is growing again! We are currently seeking a part-time Veterinary Care Coordinator to help with our busy operations department and complex cat rescue.
The health of our rescue cats and the support of our foster coordinators and foster homes is paramount to our mission. Saving nearly 2,800 cats each year and spending over half a million dollars in veterinary costs takes a huge amount of resources. Our goal with this new position is to reduce our veterinary spending and save more cats, with a primary purpose of providing much needed support of our volunteers and teams who deal with difficult health issues every day.
Ideally, the successful candidate will work 4-5 days per week, 4-5 hours per day, but not more than 20 hours per week. Visit our Careers section for more information and to see how to apply.