About Toronto Cat Rescue
Toronto Cat Rescue is often the only hope for a homeless, abandoned, sick or injured cat. We help cats escape situations of abuse, neglect, or imminent euthanasia. We see some terribly sad cases, but happily many of them have positive outcomes thanks to all the caring cat lovers who adopt from us.
• 1,787 adoptions in 2012
• Maintenance of over 40 cat colonies in the Greater Toronto Area.
• Spay/Neuter Program: There are estimates of half a million feral and homeless cats in the GTA. Feral cats may be born in the wild and never socialized, or may be abandoned or lost pets that have become wild. They multiply at an alarming rate, and lead miserable lives which often end with slow starvation, sickness, or death from exposure. Some people find these cats to be a problem and want to be rid of them, others show their concern by feeding them. In addition to feeding them; these cats must be spayed/neutered so that they no longer reproduce more sick and hungry kittens. Our program traps these cats, spays or neuters them, then returns them to their original location outdoors. We can’t find every cat a home, but we can cut down their numbers in a compassionate manner.
• Cat & Colony Sponsorship Program. We often take in cats that have had unfortunate experiences in their lives. Some cats will stay in long term TCR foster care, while others have large medical expenses prior to adoption. You will help TCR with the cost of their care when you choose to sponsor one of our special cats. TCR has many feral cat colonies that need donations to go towards Trap-Neuter-Return (Monitor) efforts. Our volunteers also provide food and shelter to improve the feral cats’ quality of life. Visit our website for more information on Cat & Colony Sponsorship.
• Help With Cats Hotline. TCR receives an overwhelming number of calls each day from individuals across the GTA, desperate for help to find new homes for the cats they own, or for cats in their backyards, or for cats in distress or danger. The variety of urgent situations we hear about truly is astonishing. Sadly we get several dozen calls a day from people who feel we are their last and only hope, so naturally the work involved with responding to such pleas of help is momentous.
• Owner Surrender Program. Toronto Cat Rescue receives many calls daily from owners asking us to take in their family pets, which for various reasons they no longer are able to keep. Our solution is the Owner Surrender Program. If the cats are adoptable, we provide assistance in finding new homes for these loved pets through our website and adoption coordinators.
• Stray Rescue Program. Toronto Cat Rescue receives many calls each week from caring individuals who are hoping to help the stray cats or kittens in their neighbourhoods. We have created the Stray Rescue Program to help find homes for healthy, social, adoptable stray cats and kittens.
TCR is a registered charity. No. 889-198-727-RR-0001