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Help cover Stubby’s dental bill


“One of our beloved colony cats, Stubby, hasn’t been eating well lately so he went to the vet [a few weeks ago] and as we suspected, he had dental issues. Four hours of surgery later (the teeth were fused to the bone from chronic inflammation!) he is now toothless and recovering. Stubby is one of […]

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Happy Tails: Mossy

Mossy in foster home

Stefanie and Bernard were up for the challenge of welcoming a new member into their family and the experience has strengthened their relationship. “We were ready to adopt a pet and she’s brought us closer,” said Stefanie. Even though they both grew up with cats, going through the adoption process themselves would be a new […]

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Global Pet Foods Adoptathon

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Happy Tails: Midnight and Piper (Formerly Rumpleteazer)

Midnight and Piper

Adopting Two Cats Was Better Than One! In 2015, Mel was actively looking for a cat online and came across Annex Cat Rescue (ACR), drawn in by the fact that ACR cats get placed in loving temporary homes. Mel reached out to ACR by email, interested in the little face of a kitty named Rumpleteazer […]

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Happy Tail: Luna (formerly Veronica)

Luna when she first came to Annex Cat Rescue

Sometimes things work out exactly as they should. Take Luna, the beautiful, big-eyed, black-as-night cat found homeless and fending for herself and her five kittens in the city’s northwest end in April 2014. Fast forward a few months to that September, and Luna could be found exploring her new forever home with adoptive family Elizabeth […]

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Happy Tails: Maddison and Marshall

Maddy and Marshall

Marina, her husband and her younger son were thinking about adopting a cat. Initially, they wanted to adopt one cat. They had heard that the ACR was a wonderful organization and went on our website to browse. They came across Maddison first, read her profile and thought that she might be a good fit for […]

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Find That Special Someone

Cats come in all shapes and sizes, from gorgeous ginger to brilliant black. Sometimes, they also come with special needs like daily medication. Some are older, some are timid, some bear the scars of homelessness. What unites ACR cats is their ability to love given half a chance. Don’t look past a cat just because […]

A Day in the Life of a Cat Colony Caretaker

Caring for homeless cats is the best job in the world and the worst job in the world. And at Annex Cat Rescue – which daily provides food, shelter and medical oversight for 14 cat colonies citywide – it’s a testament to Toronto’s urgent need to address this awful but ultimately solvable problem once and […]

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Happy Tails: Linus and Casper (formerly Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert)

John Oliver and Stephen Colbert

Liz K, a teacher, is the sole female in the house she shares with six adventurous males: her husband, three sons, and two young cats. Among the many kittens born in Toronto in 2015 was the litter of a feral mother living in the city’s east end. Vanessa (Colony Coordinator) and Robin (trapper) caught two […]

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Sponsor Bronco’s treatments

Bronco, an exceedingly gentle geriatric cat recently brought indoors from a managed ACR colony, needs expensive medicine to manage his cancer. We hope to raise $1,500 to offset Bronco’s vet bills. No one really knows how Bronco came to be homeless; given his warmth to people, it’s likely he was once owned and either lost […]

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