Toronto Cat Rescue

Urgent: Foster Homes Needed

Are you considering adding a furry friend to your home, but are not sure that you can make a long term commitment? How about becoming a foster home? WE NEED YOU!

It has been an incredibly busy summer and fall for Toronto Cat Rescue. We had a late kitten season that doesn’t seem to want to end, as well as stepping up to help out other shelters in the area that were bursting at the seams. Our own on-going relationship with Toronto Animal Services means that we have been full to the brim with cats for months and months. It doesn’t look like there is a slowing down in sight for cats needing safe spaces. On top of our usual efforts, we have now been asked to help out with an urgent, local hoarding situation.

There is a large group of cats that need our immediate attention. All the cats are under 1.5 years of age, with the majority between 6 – 8 months old. They have all been given vet care and are all healthy.

The situation is urgent as the current shelter who responded to the case are swamped, and they need help!

This past spring and summer Toronto Cat Rescue responded immediately and generously to help with two very large hoarding situations, and while this one is not quite as large, the need is critical. The sad reality is that Animal Services in Toronto and the greater GTA deal with situations like this more than the public knows. 

Can you help these cats? If you are ready to say YES, I WANT TO BE A FOSTER, please fill out our online application and a volunteer will contact you with next steps!

Note: If you are not able to foster, we incur unexpected costs for caring for these cats until they are adopted, so all donations are appreciated.

TCR does not have a shelter, we have a network of loving foster homes that are such an important part of TCR’s program. Each foster home space that we have available represents one more cat that we can save. All of our volunteers are important, but without foster homes and adoptions, we would not be able to rescue any cats.

Please let us know if you can help, we need to take in these cats early this coming week – it’s a big commitment, but let’s step up for these cats in need!

Thank you so much, we are always grateful for your support.

Volunteers Needed: Adoption Counselors

If you enjoy talking with people and love cats, then the Adoption Counselor role will be a perfect fit for you!

Adoption Counselors contact and screen potential adopters using a conversational approach. Toronto Cat Rescue’s screening process is based on open-ended questioning and active listening. The goal is to create a relationship of mutual respect, honesty and trust with each person who contacts TCR. Adoption Counselors receive training in interview techniques to help them make positive matches between cats and adoptive families. This high pace position requires daily access to emails, customer service skills, enthusiasm for matchmaking and organization. The role is done using your own phone, and requires 6-10 hours per week. We would love to have you on the team! Click here for more information and to apply for the Volunteer Adoption Counselor Role.

Fall In Love – Adopt-A-Thon Weekend

Calling all potential adopters – open your heart and home to an amazing feline this weekend. November 9th and 10th we are hosting SEVEN in-store adopt-a-thons with select PetSmart locations, we would love to see you there!

PetSmart Scarborough: 12 William Kitchen Rd / 416-335-7922 / Saturday 10a – 8p / Sunday 11a – 3p

PetSmart North York: 5059 Yonge Street / 416-223-9103 / Saturday 10am – 8pm

PetSmart Toronto: 835 Eglinton Avenue East / 416-696-0388 / Saturday 10am – 8pm

PetSmart Kitchener: 655 Fairway Road South / 519-748-1889 / Saturday: 9am – 9pm / Sunday 10am – 6pm

PetSmart Cambridge: 600 Hespeler Road / 519 621-9696 / Saturday: 9am – 9pm / Sunday 10am – 6pm

PetSmart Waterloo: 663-E Erb St. West / 519-725-7047 / Saturday: 9am – 9pm / Sunday 10am – 6pm

PetSmart Guelph: 183 Silvercreek Pkwy. N / 519-767-0417 / Saturday: 9am – 6pm

SPECIAL ADOPTION FEE: Our adoption fee at the events only are $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 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.

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: TIMMY (neutered, vaccinated, DOB November 2017) is waiting for you at PetSmart Scarborough!

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