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. Our vet partners have been especially helpful and generous with their space and time this past month. We are very grateful for their support.

Here are just some of the cats we’ve recently been able to take into the ACR family.

underground off the car garage where the kittens and mom were living

Raven and her second litter of kittens

garage kittensAfter months of trying different traps and working in a toxic environment, we are ecstatic to share that Raven and her 6 kittens have been trapped and removed from the underground garage in Cabbagetown. This “project” first started in December and we were able to capture 2 adult males (Ginger – since adopted and Snow – in a special foster home) and Raven’s previous litter of 6 kittens relatively quickly but Raven remained at large. Conditions were extremely challenging: a noisy, traffic-ridden, multi-level garage. It took hours and hours of work and sheer determination and will by one trapper in particular, Jennifer M., and a citizen, Bin, who first reported the situation to us. Special kudos to them. Raven and her kittens are currently at one of our vet partners getting checked out and will be moving to foster homes as soon as possible.

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

a very challenging trapping situation

The Thorncliffe Six

Six young kittens were living on their own in a hole with people giving them random food. Someone reached out to ACR via our Facebook page for help. We advised her to start feeding the kittens on a regular schedule and as soon as we could, a volunteer trapper went out. The trapping location was a challenging one – at the bottom of a stairwell – and there was a lot of noise which kept sending the kittens scampering back into the hole. We were able to get 5 out of the 6 on Thursday but it took until Saturday night to lure out and trap the last one who we have named “Six”.

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



ACR was contacted by a concerned citizen at Bloor and Lansdowne about a cat with a horrible tail injury. One of our volunteers went out to chat with neighbours about where the cat ate and thanks to a supportive community helping us out, we were able to trap Carly this past Thursday night. She had surgery to remove the rest of her tail and has been spayed and vaccinated. The trapper volunteer also captured two 10 week-old kittens whom we will take into ACR care as they need some socialization.

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



Snookie was trapped as part of a mass TNR operation in the Dundas and Sherbourne area. He was neutered and vaccinated at the free clinic but his trappers noticed an injury to his paw which required medical attention. They asked for ACR’s help. As Snookie seemed more scared than feral, he was placed in an assessment/socialization home. He’s coming along slowly and his paw is completely healed.

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

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