Author Archives: Sara Slater

Happy Tails: Simba

Tova had been working with Annex Cat Rescue for several years as a colony caretaker before she met Simba (briefly known as Oz). A friend contacted her about a rough-looking, middle-aged cat who had been living in a woman’s backyard for six years; the woman was tired of watching Simba freeze every winter. Simba first […]

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Happy Tail: Sidney

Happy Tails: Sidney

You never know how a little comment will change your life. Brian would not have guessed that the casual mentioning of getting a cat, five years ago, would set-off a chain reaction, bringing Sidney into his family. “A friend of mine had a girlfriend who worked in a dentist’s office and she had a patient […]

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Happy Tail: Ramona Flowers

Happy Tail: Ramona

Ask Jennifer the difference between adopting a cat from a rescue and from a shelter and she’ll tell you it’s akin to “having a baby with a GP or with a midwife”. “Midwives are a much better experience,” Jennifer laughs. So too was adopting Ramona Flowers from Annex Cat Rescue via foster mom Elizabeth, who […]

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Happy Tails: Felix

Happy Tails: Felix & Oscar

Aficionados of film or the theatre will quickly make the connection for the names Felix and Oscar. But The Odd Couple moniker doesn’t fit this story well. A better title? The Three Musketeers. Felix, a street kitten who was orphaned after his mother was killed, was being fostered by an ACR volunteer before he was […]

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Happy Tails: Martha – Another Diamond in the Rough

Happy Tails: Martha with mouse

“Martha is another diamond in the rough,” recalls Nancy, Martha’s adoptive mother. “She was very nervous when we brought her home. But she’s had a pretty hard life.” Little Martha had been rescued from a cat hoarder three years ago. At the age of one, she had already had a litter but painful mastitis played […]

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Cat Safety 101: Holiday Edition

Molly the cat in a tree

While the holidays may be a time of joy and celebration for us, they can be fraught with intrigue and danger for our feline friends. And no wonder, with so many new sights, sounds, and smells to investigate; our curious companions are bound to explore. But don’t worry; we’ve got you covered with this super-easy, […]

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The Artisans’ Gift Fair at the Tranzac

Annex Cat Rescue will once again be participating in The Artisans’ Gift Fair at the Tranzac Club. Please come visit our table & purchase quality handcrafted gifts for your furry friends! Your purchases will benefit ACR cats in need of a forever home. Our volunteers will be happy to help you find a purrrfect gift for […]

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Happy Tails: Emo

The amazing 18-year-old who just won’t quit… Most people know what love feels like. But if you want to know what love sounds like, ask Laura a question or two about her beloved 18-year-old cat Emo. The owner of the “most awesome black cat ever” – who was adopted as a nine-week-old kitten through Annex […]

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Happy Tails: Jack

Happy Tails: jack

A few years ago, Shanley W was seeking a new volunteer opportunity with an animal rescue group in Toronto and was introduced to the Annex Cat Rescue (ACR). She became ACR’s Website Coordinator, which turned out to be a great fit. Not only because she was involved with a meaningful organization, but also because it […]

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Happy Tail: Matches (formerly Thistle)

Even before she discovered that Matches maintained a robust Instagram account to chronicle his adventures, Aliana knew her newly adopted cat was very, very special. OK, so maybe Matches’ Instagram posts are abetted by Aliana. But the roughly six-year-old orange-and-white male does assist by lolling fetchingly atop the duvet, keenly watching as the CN Tower […]

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