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ACR’s Biggest Annual Fundraiser Returns!

Join the fun again this year at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (#STWM) on October 20, 2019. ACR helps communities by bringing awareness to abandoned and feral cats in Toronto by spaying/neutering and adopting out these cats, and by educating our neighbours about responsible pet ownership. Working together and saving lives… what a combo! We […]

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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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ACR partners with Healthy Pets

Not sure if a vet visit is warranted? Now you can do an online consult with a local vet, giving you easy access to the information you need, wherever you are. ACR has joined many other rescues in partnering with Healthy Pets, a new Toronto service. Use the code ACR10 to get a 10% discount […]

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My Happy Tail of Adopting an Older Cat – Jasmine

When I first walked in to Jasmine’s foster home a few months ago, I was ready to meet a sweet, shy cat of five and a half years. Her foster mom, Holly, had warned me before my visit that Jasmine would likely hide and may not be as excited to see me at first—as an […]

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Happy Tails: Lucy

It was love at first sight for Lucy and her forever mom Padra but before they met, this kitten had conquered numerous obstacles, all while looking adorably cute. Lucy and her brother Linus were best friends when they were rescued by ACR in 2012. Foster mom Catherine W took the pair in after they both […]

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Happy Tails: Charlie (formerly Stumpy)

Happy Tails: Charlie aka Stumpy

Charlie’s ability to overcome all odds has finally found him his forever home—he has become an integral part of the Battle family. In December 2013, a feral cat showed up on Jennifer A’s porch with a badly infected tail and a very unusual walk. Assumed feral, Stumpy—as he was then known was taken to a […]

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Happy Tails: Cosette

Sweet Cosette the tabby spent her kitten and adolescent years on the Toronto streets. It’s thought that she was born in a barn and adjusted to outdoor life as a feral cat. When she was found by ACR in 2012, we noticed that she had already been ear tipped. This is commonly used for marking […]

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Happy Tails: Mischief

HappyTails: Mischief

ACR volunteer Jennifer Ambrose didn’t expect to save lives during the infamous December 2013 ice storm, but that’s exactly what she wound up doing when she rescued three four-month-old kittens, including sweet Mischief. After discovering them in an elderly lady’s garage near Bathurst and Sheppard, Ambrose knew they would need some time to become acclimated […]

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Happy Tails: Hester & Elsa

Adam Johnson is a lucky man. Cat owners know that patience isn’t normally near the top of the list of feline qualities, but sisters Hester and Elsa – kittens adopted by Johnson through the Annex Cat Rescue two years ago – aren’t most cats. “They’re very polite in the morning when they want me to get […]

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Happy Tails: Jackson (formerly Liam)

Happy Tails: Jackson (formerly Liam)

David and Michelle Watson’s cat, Nina, was the undisputed queen of the house—until Jackson came along! The light grey kitten came into their home like a hurricane; a flurry of energy whose constant mischief and charming personality made him the centre of attention. But Jackson’s attention was always directed at Nina. He continues to admire […]

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