Category Archives: Our Stories

Happy Tails: Spock (formerly Treble)

Spock has found himself a forever home where he can live long and prosper with his human, Sarah. When Sarah was looking to adopt another cat after her previous cat of 18 years passed away, she was focused on finding the right fit as she wants to have many years with the newest member of […]

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Happy Tail: Tennessee

“Tennessee is so much fun!” Sam and Jeff gush. When they went to meet Tennessee at his foster home, they found him silly and sweet. “He took to us right away,” Jeff says. Sasha, a long-time ACR volunteer, trapped the then-six-month-old kitten last year in the Dundas and Brock area and became his foster parent. […]

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Happy Tail: Loki and Homer

Homer and Loki

Although it was Loki’s one-year adopt-iversary we celebrated over the summer, I feel I should start our story where our Annex Cat Rescue adoptions started, with our beloved Homer (formerly Achilles). In March, we celebrated five years with Homer. I’ve never seen a new cat settle in so quickly. Within hours of arriving at our […]

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Happy Tail: Schubert (formerly Biscuit)

Schubert has had to adapt to a lot of changes throughout the first year in his forever home. Luckily, he has plenty of company and is welcoming a new kitten into the mix. After her senior cat, Amédée, was diagnosed with cancer, Leonore was worried the other half of her bonded pair, 19-year-old Pastishe, would […]

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Happy Tail: Charlotte


Sometimes timing is everything. An urgent Annex Cat Rescue foster request initially brought Charlotte and former foster mom Sarah together. “I’m looking for an affectionate, cuddly cat to foster,” Sarah told ACR. At that time, Charlotte had been staying at one of ACR’s partner vet clinics and was in need of a foster home. With […]

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Happy Tail: Trixie (formerly Logan)

If I had known when I adopted her just how long it would take to socialize Trixie, I don’t know if I would have done it. I have lived with many cats over the years, and I understood that you can’t bring any expectations to a relationship with a cat. Like us, cats are individuals […]

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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 Tails: Moo Moo

Moo Moo all dressed up

Sweet Moo Moo was living on the cold streets of Toronto during the winter, holed up under a shed until he was eventually caught in a trap set by Annex Cat Rescue in March 2017. According to his fosters Woosol and Mike, “We wanted a cat but weren’t sure about the long-term commitment right away, […]

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Happy Tails: Bronco

Bronco enjoyed Alastor's company

Robin “was introduced to the wonderful world of ACR” when her friend posted a picture of Alastor online. Lynn, who rescues cats and cares for a colony in Toronto’s east end, wanted to find Alastor a forever home. With Annex Cat Rescue’s assistance, he was recovering from the amputation of a severely arthritic leg. “I […]

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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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