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Happy Tail: Pipsqueak

Pipsqueak is a very inquisitive boy who is almost two years old. He was living with a colony of outdoor cats in someone’s backyard until one fateful day when he wandered right into the home of an Annex Cat Rescue foster. It was possibly the easiest rescue ever! He was eight months old at the […]

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Happy Tail: Felix (formerly Jayson)

Felix’s Happy Tail starts in between two fences. He was rescued on a cold November evening by a landscaper named Jayson and bore that name for the first few weeks he was in the care of the Annex Cat Rescue. Jayson (the human) was installing fences at a property in North York when he found […]

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Happy Tail: Michael Burnham (formerly Snorlax)

When she was around 12 years old, this lovely black cat was surrendered to a veterinarian. Her second life began when she ate a small piece of plastic. Within a month, she’d lost half her weight and ended up at the vet in desperate need of surgery. After her surgery was over and she had […]

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Catstravanganza – A Comedy Fundraiser for ACR

Circle Friday, March 15 on the calendar! That’s when Catstravaganza — a comedy fundraiser for Annex Cat Rescue hosted by Woodside Productions — takes over the John Candy Box Theatre beginning at 8:30 pm. Tickets are just $20, so snap up those babies ASAP. Featuring Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Leonard Chan, Nour Hadidi, John Mostyn, Rebecca Reeds, […]

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Happy Tail: Poe (formerly Bentley)

Poe was a young kitten of five months when he was adopted by Catherine and her partner Adam. According to ACR, Poe (formerly Bentley) was originally rescued from a managed colony in a parking lot by Dupont and Symington. Catherine and Adam had come across ACR when they first moved to Toronto. They had noticed […]

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Happy Tail: Arthur

Having a pet, according to a 2018 meta-analysis of 17 academic papers, offers people a deep sense of stability, continuity, identity, self-worth and existential meaning in one’s life. Cassandra has lived the positive correlation between pet ownership and mental health. Adopting Arthur, who she says is always ready to hang out, has helped counter the […]

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Happy Tail: Dr. Frankenstein (formerly Buster)

If you want to hear exuberance personified, get Amanda on the horn and ask her about striking, big-eared, fabulously named Dr. Frankenstein, newest addition to the household and BFF to sleek Count Dracula. “In December 2017, I had to put down my buddy Joey which felt like I lost a piece of me,” Amanda says. […]

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Happy Tail: Bella & Pancakes

Bella and Pancakes (formerly Marfa), are a mother/daughter duo who have been together since the beginning. Bella and her newborn kittens were taken in by a wonderful ACR foster, Sydney, who was excited to watch everything the kittens learn from their mother. “They’re all so different; you never know what personalities they’ll have,” says Sydney. […]

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Happy Tail: Nero and Dav (formerly Niles and Frasier Crane)

As a foster parent for Annex Cat Rescue, Joanne takes in many litters of kittens. Back in 2017, she took in two kittens who were all on their own. “What really stands out about the two of them is how they were rescued,” Joanne says. “Niles, he’s the black one, he was found at a […]

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Don’t look past a cat just because it’s not a kitten…

Cats come in all shapes and sizes, from gorgeous ginger to brilliant black. Sometimes, they also come with special needs like daily medication. Some are older, some are timid, some bear the scars of homelessness. What unites ACR cats is their ability to love given half a chance. Don’t look past a cat just because […]

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