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 been able to take into the ACR family.

Milo Lexi Toni

Milo, Lexi and Toni

Most of ACR’s colonies were TNRed years ago but in 2017 we took on a new colony near Dixon and the 401 where a lot has been done over the years but there are still a few cats to spay and neuter. Milo was trapped on June 10; his sister Lexi on June 14 and Toni about a week and a half later. They have been reunited in an ACR foster home and are thriving. Another few weeks and they would have likely been more difficult to socialize so they are very lucky cats.

If you’d like to help Milo, Lexi and Toni with their vet expenses, please consider making a donation to ACR.

Lady Grey and her kittens

Lady Walter and her six kittens

About four weeks ago, we were contacted by a homeowner at Lakeshore and Islington asking for help with a mom who had stuck her babies right at the very back of a crawl space under her garage. After looking at photos of the kittens, we decided to let them be until they were older. It was also an impossible spot to get into! Upon our advice, the kind homeowner fed the mom good quality food and mom fed her babies. With this support, the kittens thrived and eventually started emerging from underneath. We just recently brought the family into ACR care.

If you’d like to help this family with their vet expenses, please consider making a donation to ACR.



Boo is a 6+ year-old cat who had been living on the street for some years after his family tossed him to the curb. He had a mass on his head that may be related to some head trauma and which was causing him obvious pain. He also had three infected teeth. ACR decided to help Boo get the vet attention he needed and the mass has been removed and sent for testing; the 3 troublesome teeth were extracted and he’s on pain meds for the next while. He is now in an ACR assessment home and proving he is a very affectionate cat.

If you’d like to help Boo with his vet expenses, please consider making a donation to ACR.

Nomi Sunrider

Nomi Sunrider

Nomi was rescued from an unmanaged colony at Keele & Islington where TNRing is taking place. She was a wee thing, about 5 weeks old, and sick with an upper respiratory infection, which can be life-threatening for kittens. She was placed on antibiotics for 10 days because she was congested and sneezing, poor little one. She took everything like a champ and is doing very well in her foster home.

If you’d like to help Nomi with her vet expenses, please consider making a donation to ACR.

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