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FeLV+ Cats: Completely Adoptable (and Lovable) with Some Caveats

Sheena is a darling orange-and-grey dilute calico girl and Checkers is a tuxedoed gentleman. Their personalities vary as much as their appearance, but the one thing they do have in common — FeLV+ status — doesn’t slow them down. Their foster parent, Mavis, had never heard of FeLV when she was considering fostering Sheena back […]

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Happy Tail: Mauie

From their association with the Dark Arts to their recent shunning because they don’t photograph well in selfies, black cats suffer more than their share of troubles. Fortunately, some adopters, like Georgia and her partner, want to take in a black cat specifically to mitigate the bad rap these great cats can get. And when […]

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Happy Tail: Lenny (formerly Frisco)

While on the hunt for a second cat companion, Kara wanted to support ACR, so she decided to search the Adopt page on Annex Cat Rescue’s website. A lover of black cats, when she saw Lenny (formerly known as Frisco), she knew he was the one. Kara describes her experience with ACR and adopting Lenny: […]

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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 […]

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Happy Tail: Hemingway

Alice and her family were looking to adopt a cat but were interested in fostering first. They had read about Annex Cat Rescue, and liked that they were volunteer-run as well as being focused on all cats, including those that were feral, a bit older, and possibly had health issues. Their family decided to foster […]

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Happy Tail: Vincent and Toulouse

In 2017, Patrick welcomed these two smiling faces into his home. “I had lost a cat a few months earlier [in the year] so it took a while before I decided I was ready for another cat,” says Patrick when asked how he came to adopt bonded kittens Toulouse and Vincent. “I wanted to get […]

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SAVE THE DATE – Sunday October 21st, 2018!

For the fourth year in a row, ACR has entered a team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge that includes a 5km walk/run, a half marathon and a full marathon. Last year Team ACR was 40 runners and walkers strong and this year we are going for 50! It doesn’t matter if you […]

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Annex Cat Rescue 101

ACR has been helping Toronto’s homeless cats for over 20 years. It was founded in 1997 when several residents of the Annex neighbourhood joined together to care for a local feral cat colony. Over the years, Annex Cat Rescue’s service area, both for cats and volunteers, has grown to span the city. ACR currently has […]

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Happy Tails: Gervais & Jesse

Last December, as a form of what she termed “cat therapy,” Trish took in two short-term fosters through Annex Cat Rescue. She had just said goodbye to her cat of 16 years and wanted some feline company. Trish had served as a colony feeder for Annex Cat Rescue and let ACR know she was interested […]

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Happy Tails: Oscar & Brandy

The term “failed foster” is a funny one. It’s what happens when a feline who was only supposed to be a temporary foster is so loveable that his/her humans cannot say goodbye. The term sounds like it might be a negative, but the reality is, a failed foster is born out of love, commitment, and […]

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