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Happy Tail: Casper

Because Casper had lived on the street, Lyla expected that helping her acclimatize to her new home might be more work than a cat with an easier history. But Casper, four years old at the time and patiently fostered by Mira, proved her wrong. She wasn’t exactly social that first day but she did allow […]

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Happy Tail: Marla

Ed and Roger are convinced Marla lives by the motto, “Cum cibum abiit, ego me periit” meaning “When the food is gone, I am gone.” Food — especially salmon — has played a big part in happily settling Marla into her forever home. But Marla proved to be a challenge from the beginning as she […]

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SAVE THE DATE – Sunday October 21st, 2018!

**We are very excited to report that every dollar raised up to $20,000 will be matched! *** For the fourth year in a row, ACR has entered a team in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge that includes a 5km run/walk, a half marathon and a full marathon. Last year Team ACR was 40 […]

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Happy Tail: Jasmine and Noah

When Amy first spotted six-year-old Jasmine, the cat had already been waiting about a year to be adopted. As Amy explains, “People had been coming by to take a peek, but with Jasmine being an older, quieter cat, there were not as many opportunities for her as the younger cats.” Jasmine was initially a very […]

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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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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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Happy Tail: Tavi (formerly Dakota)

Tavi

Here’s the story of how a little cat name Dakota ended up with a new name, a home of her own, two loving human parents and a sister cat. Her adoptive mum, Talene describes how they decided to adopt a cat. “A friend of mine had adopted a cat from Annex Cat Rescue and had […]

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