Category Archives: Volunteer Profiles

A Day in the Life of a Cat Colony Caretaker

Caring for homeless cats is the best job in the world and the worst job in the world. And at Annex Cat Rescue – which daily provides food, shelter and medical oversight for 14 cat colonies citywide – it’s a testament to Toronto’s urgent need to address this awful but ultimately solvable problem once and […]

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Volunteer Profile: Tanya M

Mimo

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I got involved at the beginning of 2015. I was living alone and missed having a pet. I knew that where I lived was going to be temporary, so getting a permanent cat was not an option at the time. Becoming a foster ‘parent’ […]

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Volunteer Profile: Heather G

Volunteer profile Heather G

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I wanted to be a part of something and get involved in an organization, I found the ACR website and loved the policies and wanted to get involved. How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does your work involve? […]

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Volunteer Profile: Laurie P

Laurie is fostering Kizi

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I adopted Flurry from ACR and wanted to help. Also, Guru, my male cat likes having a play friend and fostering is a great way to keep him young and playful. How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does […]

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Volunteer Profile: Ruth B

volunteer-profile-Ruth-B-2-Mia

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I adopted a cat from ACR two years ago. Her name is Salem (formerly Angelina). She is a precocious and pretty, little lady and a bright star in my sky. I saw how much heart ACR has and how being a small group of […]

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Volunteer Profile: Tess L.

Volunteer Tess and Pancake

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? Ok, confession time. I wasn’t even a cat lover a few short years ago… cats seemed to be these unpredictable moody creatures. Born and raised dog lover, that’s me or so I thought… Anyway, I had just finished university, started a full-time job and […]

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Volunteer Profile: Heather L

Heather L at the Zoomer Show

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I enjoyed taking my cat to cat shows and they have a Household Pet category. My cat didn’t like going any more so I decided to ask the Annex Cat rescue if they would like to try and enter a cat and I would […]

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Volunteer Profile: Elena H

Belle and Figaro

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I wanted to volunteer with an organization that shared my passion and values, so I went online and did some research. The Annex Cat Rescue stuck out, so I reached out and the rest is history! How are you helping now? What volunteer position […]

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Volunteer Profile: Alaina V

Boing Boing

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? My mum fosters in Ottawa and after seeing her successfully find homes, I wanted to do the same. How are you helping now? What volunteer position are you filling? What does your work involve? Fostering: helping rehabilitate a cat/kitten into a family situation. Involves […]

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Volunteer Profile: Jennifer R

Jen R

What’s your story? Why did you first get involved with ACR? I kept seeing a stray cat hanging around an abandoned building on Mill St. My husband and I wanted to help this cat and we started feeding her daily (we noticed others were too), so I put up a sign to find out how […]

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