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Happy Tails: Halla (formerly Spruce)

Spruce in his foster home

Halla is a loving black kitty who started as “Spruce,” while living as a foster with Michelle. Michelle says of Spruce’s stay, “She was crazy, silly, right at home. I think more than anything, she was just so happy to get all the food she can eat and a safe place to sleep! She coddled […]

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Happy Tails: Theon and Piper

Piper and Theron

When Julie’s cat Gaia died, her companion Rupee struggled with the loss. Julie and her boyfriend thought that adopting another cat could be an essential part of Rupee’s recovery. That’s how Dusty (who is now called Theon) found his forever home. “It was just beautiful,” Julie says. Theon and Rupee were in love; they groomed […]

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Happy Tails: Agent Dale Cooper

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There are photogenic cats. And then there is Agent Dale Cooper, for whom the cat sweater might well have been invented. Of course, before Coop – as he is known colloquially – could pursue his supermodel hobby, he had to be homed. That’s where his “failed foster,” eventual adopter mom Laura came in. Not only […]

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Happy Tails: Momma and Manny

Mommy and Manny at an adoptathon

When Momma and Manny became part of Reggie and Dave’s family, everything changed. “We very quickly became ‘crazy cat people,’” Reggie laughs. “Our iPhones are filled with photos!” But before their beloved feline companions came into their lives, Reggie and Dave thought a lot about what they wanted. “We knew we didn’t want to buy […]

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Happy Tails: Teddy

Teddy now

Carla and Andres initially welcomed Teddy into their home on a temporary basis and found they couldn’t say goodbye, so they didn’t! They formally adopted him a year ago and have celebrated his small victories ever since. Teddy was rescued by Annex Cat Rescue from a Scarborough colony when he was a year old. He […]

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Happy Tails: Caramel

Happy Tails: Caramel

If Caramel has shown adoptive mom Celina anything, it’s that even former colony cats can make “wonderful, wonderful pets” given patient socialization. Celina should know – she and Caramel are soon to celebrate 10 happy years together with no end in sight. Caramel first landed on Celina’s radar in 2007 when the B.C native was […]

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Happy Tails: Pamela and Max

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Peter had only been looking for one cat. “I always wanted a cat with white socks,” he thought when he spotted Pamela on ACR’s website. “I named her after an old girlfriend.” But Peter became concerned with Pamela’s constant meowing after adopting her. “She was very chatty!” So much so, Peter affectionately nicknamed her Meow […]

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Happy Tails: Eva

Katie had been on the lookout for a companion for her super-friendly cat, Martin, when she came across Eva’s profile on Annex Cat Rescue’s website. Her good looks in her photo captured Katie’s eye and the fact she was looking for a home with another cat prompted Katie to arrange a visit to her foster […]

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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 Tails: Wilbur

Willy aka Wilbur

“He’s the love of my life!” Wilbur’s adoptive mother gushes as she strokes the chin of her brown tabby. Wilbur is curled on Gabrielle’s lap looking up at her adoringly. “Willy didn’t take any time at all to be comfortable in the house. He was quick to find a lap to snuggle on from his […]

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