Author Archives: Kanza Elmes

Happy Tail: Molly

When Shruti began volunteering with the Annex Cat Rescue, her first fosters were two kittens that had been rescued from an industrial area. While she didn’t know too much about their time or background before they came into the ACR family, the kittens were estimated to be around three months old. Due to the lack […]

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Happy Tail: April and Louis

Siblings Louis and April had quite a long journey before arriving at Anna and Erik’s home. It began when they were born in the comforting home of ACR volunteer Liz. During a frigid winter season, Liz had spotted Louis and April’s mother Annabelle, who had started to frequent her porch. Noticing that Annabelle was pregnant, […]

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ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (Pandemic Edition)

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon — ACR’s most important fundraiser of the year — IS happening this fall. But it’s a virtual race this year, allowing runners and walkers worldwide to support us. That support has never been more crucial. Monies raised directly fund our vet bills caring for the city’s most vulnerable cats and kittens, covering […]

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Happy Tail: Loki

Anyone who has fostered a pet before knows about the possibility of a foster fail: you take in a stray kitty assuming you’re going to help it find its forever home, but then fall completely in love and decide this cat isn’t going anywhere. That’s what happened when Vivian found Loki. “I personally rescued Loki […]

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Happy Tail: Molly

Molly’s Happy Tail starts, as many rescue cats’ do, in a backyard. A lucky feline, Molly – or Mommy – happened to be frequenting the backyard of an experienced Annex Cat Rescue volunteer and foster, Glenda. “I first spotted her in February 2018, and she continued to appear in my backyard sporadically,” says Glenda. Knowledgeable […]

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Happy Tail: Shadow

I have fostered 19 cats with Annex Cat Rescue. And perhaps paradoxically, the toughest of them all — Shadow — was the one I “foster-failed.” Shadow was four years old when she was trapped in Parkdale. She immediately bit her trapper. After being spayed, Shadow moved to my apartment for socialization as she could not […]

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Happy Tail: Pip Squeak (formerly Snookie)

One of the benefits of staying in touch with friends after high school? Cats. At least that’s how it worked for Christie, who was able to bring the adorable Pip Squeak (formerly Snookie) into her home thanks to a longtime friend. “Michelle C. is a good friend of mine from high school, she fosters cats […]

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Happy Tail: Valentine (formerly Cersei)

When Annex Cat Rescue adopter Alyson told her husband Nathaniel she wanted to get a cat last year, he was reluctant at first. “He was more of a dog person,” Alyson explains. But they couldn’t get a dog due to life circumstances, so Alyson began browsing the ACR website. One bio caught her eye in […]

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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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