Off the Streets

We’d like to share with you stories of recent rescues and work ACR volunteers are doing within our own colonies and with community members throughout Toronto so you are aware of the kinds of situation ACR has been dealing with. This continues to be another busy year for us.

Here are just some of the cats we’ve been helping this past month.

Francesca

Francesca

Twelve week old Francesca came from a colony at Bathurst and Lawrence. Twelve weeks is usually the established cut-off age for socialization but ACR looks at each cat individually and Francesca was so docile, we decided to take her in. She had a nasty case of roundworms but that was taken care of. Recently she starred at our Cuddles & Cupcakes event — just eight days after being brought in. Once she is spayed, Francesca will be placed up for adoption. Her siblings still remain at large and we hope to catch them soon.

If you’d like to help Francesca with her expenses, please consider making a donation to ACR or volunteering to become an assessment/socialization home.

Jagger

Jagger

Jagger showed up at a managed backyard colony of four cats around June 2016. The caretaker trapped, neutered and returned him to the colony but the other cats did not like him being there. Despite his caretaker providing a small heated house for him to live in, he recently became sick with an upper respiratory infection. After taking him to the vet, she took him into her laundry room to recover and reached out to ACR to see if we could help as she already had a full house. Jagger is now in an ACR foster home and doing well.

If you’d like to help us more cats like Jagger, please consider making a donation to ACR or volunteering to become an assessment/socialization home.

Jumanjii Jenna Jax

Jumanji, Jenna, Jax and Montana

An independent rescuer was notified about five cats living in an underground parking lot. This was already an unsafe situation with cars driving in and out constantly and construction noise and dirt but then she heard there was a rat problem and someone might be putting down poison. She was able to trap the feral mother and find her space in a sanctuary. Thankfully, due to our shortage of assessment homes, she was able to hold them in her home for a few weeks to get to know them and ACR just recently found foster space for the three kittens — Jumanji, Jenna and Jax — and one young male named Montana a few days ago.

If you’d like to help us more cats like Jumanjii, Jenna, Jax and Montana, please consider making a donation to ACR or volunteering to become an assessment/socialization home.

ACR volunteers are also helping with several other ongoing situations – one at a neglected colony at Lansdowne with four older cats needing medical attention and their shelters fixed up ready for winter and another in Parkdale where there is a mom and several kittens. One of our feeder volunteers who has never socialized cats before stepped up and has two of the kittens inside. The others are on the list. Kudos to her for taking this project on.

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