Author Archives: Kanza Elmes

Happy Tail: Coba and Kiwi

The story of Coba and Kiwi’s journey to their new home began with a Facebook post. One day in late 2018, experienced foster mom Catherine saw a post online saying that the Annex Cat Rescue had two cats that urgently needed to be placed. The previous owner had suffered an injury and could no longer […]

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Happy Tail: Nellie

Nellie was a scared and skittish cat when Zoe began fostering her. After about a week of hiding under Zoe’s bed and only coming out at night, Nellie started to come out of her shell. But when Zoe’s dad, Robert, would stay over during work trips, Nellie went right back to being that skittish cat […]

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Help ACR Win $20,000!

It’s June, and the Great Canadian Giving Challenge is underway with a grand prize of $20,000 which, in these times of severely curtailed fundraising, would allow ACR to help countless needy cats and kittens. Every dollar donated to any charity by an individual in June via or is an automatic entry for the […]

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Happy Tail: Lukas and Larry (formerly Louie and Lars)

Lukas and Larry (formerly Louie and Lars) were between five- and seven-years-old when they were rescued from a Kensington Market colony in the Atkinson Co-op area. With their makeshift home turning into a construction zone in the fall of 2016, the kitties were brought into ACR’s care by volunteer trappers Sasha and James in winter […]

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Happy Tail: Poppy (previously Lolo/Little O)

Poppy — a.k.a. Lolo a.k.a. Little 0 — came into foster care with Annex Cat Rescue along with her sister Puffin. Her foster Janessa had initially separated Poppy and Puffin into a bedroom to give them time to adjust. Eventually, the two sisters came out and quickly bonded with Janessa’s two older cats, though they […]

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Announcing $5 Fridays!

Beginning May 8th and happening each Friday in May, Annex Cat Rescue hosts $5 Fridays. We know times are tough just now, and that’s doubly true for charities such as ACR as we continue helping needy cats citywide despite being unable to stage our traditional in-person fundraisers. We are asking supporters to pledge $5 to […]

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Annex Cat Rescue is participating once again GivingTuesdayCA!

Annex Cat Rescue is participating once again in Canada’s annual day of giving back to the community, GivingTuesdayCA and this year’s theme is “Together we…” We hope you will join in! Share your story on social media! How do you help Annex Cat Rescue? Fostering, colony feeding, donating? What role do you play so that Together […]

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Happy Tail: Mulder and Scully (previously Lizzie and Albert)

Doug, who volunteers with a feral cat recovery centre in Scarborough, enjoys helping cats find loving homes. “There are cats out there that need people — otherwise they’re on the street,” he says. He’d rather not see them on the street if “they can be in a nice, warm house.” Last year, a litter of […]

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Happy Tail: Tippy

When Annex Cat Rescue volunteers operating a colony feeding route in Toronto’s east end found signs of a young cat, Tippy, and a litter of kittens in an abandoned garage, they called in Trap-Neuter/Spay-Rescue (TNR) expert Robin to assess the situation. One of ACR’s most prolific volunteers, Robin has saved hundreds of cats and kittens […]

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Happy Tail: Snowy

Snowy was one of several cats found cruelly abandoned in a filthy, dark, and inhospitable parking garage. Rescued with immense effort and patience by ACR volunteer trappers, he was brought into care to be assessed and socialized. Barbara, a long-time ACR supporter, assesses rescue cats as they are brought in, when it is unclear how […]

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