Category Archives: Our Stories

Happy Tails: Gervais & Jesse

Last December, as a form of what she termed “cat therapy,” Trish took in two short-term fosters through Annex Cat Rescue. She had just said goodbye to her cat of 16 years and wanted some feline company. Trish had served as a colony feeder for Annex Cat Rescue and let ACR know she was interested […]

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Happy Tails: Oscar & Brandy

The term “failed foster” is a funny one. It’s what happens when a feline who was only supposed to be a temporary foster is so loveable that his/her humans cannot say goodbye. The term sounds like it might be a negative, but the reality is, a failed foster is born out of love, commitment, and […]

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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 Tail: Tavi (formerly Dakota)


Here’s the story of how a little cat name Dakota ended up with a new name, a home of her own, two loving human parents and a sister cat. Her adoptive mum, Talene describes how they decided to adopt a cat. “A friend of mine had adopted a cat from Annex Cat Rescue and had […]

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Happy Tails: Henry and Maja (formerly Curry and Bonny Barrow)

“Life is so happy and relaxing with Henry and Maja,” says Hilary. “We were looking to adopt one cat once we moved into our new house.” As a welcome distraction to packing their belongings they frequently checked the online profiles on Annex Cat Rescue’s website. “It was a kind of stress relief, not thinking we […]

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Happy Tails: Acorn

At Christmastime, it’s hard to imagine a more fitting Happy Tail than that of little Acorn. Charming and irresistible Acorn was initially fostered by Sydney, arriving with his sister Patty-Pan and mom Butternut. This is part of why Sydney believes Acorn had a quick and easy transition to his new home. She was told Acorn […]

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Happy Tails: Jedi (formerly Kiwi)

Yesenia first heard about Annex Cat Rescue when she was looking for a companion for her new kitten named Coba, who she had recently adopted from another rescue at a large adopt-a-thon event. After doing some research, she decided to adopt a friend for Coba from ACR because she liked that the cats were placed […]

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Happy Tails: Stardust and Snowflake

As cat lovers we tend to focus on the feline-human bond. But the feline-to-feline bond can be just as important. There’s no denying it: some cats just belong together. Like Stardust and Snowflake — otherwise known as ‘celestial soulmates.’ They are best buddies and are coming up to their 16th anniversary living and loving as […]

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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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