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Help us raise $25K for homeless cats!

Donate to the team This fall, Annex Cat Rescue is once again participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge… our third time out and a chance to best our amazing 2016 fundraising achievement of $42,000, a sum made possible thanks to a $20,000 matching donation from an extremely generous donor. And here’s the big news: that […]

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Don’t look past a cat just because it’s not a kitten…

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 […]

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The happy truth about FIV+ cats (hint: they’re totally adoptable)

Winston

He might not relish the role but eight-year old Winston could be the global ambassador for FIV+ cats. That’s because Winston is both a classic example of how most cats come to be infected with the immune deficiency virus and, more importantly, a persuasive example of just how manageable – normal, really – life with […]

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Sam’s Story

Sam in his colony

Meet Sam. Sam had been living in an Annex Cat Rescue colony for a few years, where ACR volunteers fed and interacted with him daily. Because Sam was so friendly and showed signs of being open to human contact, ACR volunteers decided he would be a good candidate to be fostered and adopted. It can […]

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Volunteer Profile: Erin M

volunteer as a feral feeder like Erin

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I was at the DuWest Street festival and stopped at the ACR booth to buy my own cat a toy. While I was at the booth, the volunteers were so friendly and encouraged me to check out the ACR website. I was hooked when […]

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Volunteer Profile: Anna-Marie J

Buttons and Gidget

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I got involved with ACR after I adopted my Buttons in 2006! Buttons was two years old then and had been dumped. Because of the kindness of a woman who cared so much about cats and the support of ACR, Buttons was rescued, spayed […]

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Remembering Patty Brown, and why her ACR legacy is worth emulating…

There’s a quote often attributed to the great Renaissance artist and polymath Leonardo da Vinci: “The smallest feline is a masterpiece.” Even if it’s not da Vinci’s quote, such a learned man would likely run with it anyway, agreeing that there is something magical—otherworldly even—in the beauty and grace of cats. It’s something Patricia Carroll […]

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Volunteer Profile: Sarah M

Iorek is fostered by Sarah

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I first fostered in university. My room mate and I were interested in having a cat but knew we couldn’t commit to adopting as our living situation was temporary. How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does your work […]

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My Happy Tail of Adopting an Older Cat – Jasmine

When I first walked in to Jasmine’s foster home a few months ago, I was ready to meet a sweet, shy cat of five and a half years. Her foster mom, Holly, had warned me before my visit that Jasmine would likely hide and may not be as excited to see me at first—as an […]

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Donor Appreciation – Arty Basinski

Donor Appreciation - Arty Basinski

It’s not every day the Annex Cat Rescue gets a gift from a donor like Arty Basinski. But Arty is not your every-day type of guy. And he’s certainly not your every-day real estate agent. Arty, who’s been in the real estate game for five years, gives 10 percent of all his earnings to animal […]

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