Category Archives: Our Stories

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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Saluting Karen Leitch 1953-2018: Dedicated ACR Volunteer

We were saddened to learn of the passing last month of one of our volunteers Karen Leitch. Karen was a loving and dedicated caretaker in our Kensington colony for approximately four years. She also volunteered with us at the Tranzac Gift Fair and other events. Karen spoke highly of her experiences working with the Kensington […]

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Happy Tail: Kimchi (formerly Patty-Pan)

Sometime things don’t go exactly as planned. This is something that Stasia is very familiar with — especially when it comes to adopting cats! The first time Stasia and her partner adopted a cat, they had originally planned on adopting from a shelter. But after having the cat of the choice adopted by the person […]

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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: Mauie

From their association with the Dark Arts to their recent shunning because they don’t photograph well in selfies, black cats suffer more than their share of troubles. Fortunately, some adopters, like Georgia and her partner, want to take in a black cat specifically to mitigate the bad rap these great cats can get. And when […]

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Happy Tail: Lenny (formerly Frisco)

While on the hunt for a second cat companion, Kara wanted to support ACR, so she decided to search the Adopt page on Annex Cat Rescue’s website. A lover of black cats, when she saw Lenny (formerly known as Frisco), she knew he was the one. Kara describes her experience with ACR and adopting Lenny: […]

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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 month it is hailing kittens! Here are just some of the cats we’ve recently […]

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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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