Category Archives: Happy Tails

Happy Tail: The Fuzzies

After losing her cat a few years ago, Roxana decided she was ready to invite some furry friends back into her life. Not quite ready to adopt, she jumped on the opportunity to foster a pair of bonded cats, Mr. Fuzz and Fuzzy. Known collectively as “the Fuzzies,” they were living in a colony on […]

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Happy Tail: Gandalf

Ruth and her neighbours had been seeing a stray cat — who would be named Julia — around their neighbourhood for quite some time. She was living under Ruth’s garage, and she seemed to be well fed and healthy, so what came next was a surprise. Then again, in the middle of kitten season, perhaps […]

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Happy Tail: Bill and Teddy (formerly Axl and Star)

After dating for three years and getting engaged, Mark and his fiancée Barbra (who goes by Bar) decided the time was right for them to adopt cats. “I feel bad for pets where their owners aren’t ready to make the commitment and we both felt we were responsible enough at that time,” says Mark. Annex […]

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Happy Tail: Miss Mouse

When Safa moved to Toronto she had kitten fever but a good friend recommended she explore other options before adopting one. “Kittens are a lot of work and a lot of responsibility,” her friend said. “How about an adult cat?” As Safa warmed up to the idea, the opportunity arose to take in two senior […]

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Happy Tail: Trixie and Lola (formerly Libby and Natalie)

A cat’s journey with Annex Cat Rescue can travel through many different phases. Trixie and Lola (originally Libby and Natalie) along with their siblings Stewart and Nina, were originally trapped by an ACR volunteer in a colony in the St Clair and Runnymede area. All four kittens were brought to an experienced foster parent named […]

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Happy Tail: Rusty

When Rusty was rescued by ACR, he was a 12-week-old kitten living off bread and leftover pasta. Lesley from ACR had been notified regarding a litter of kittens in the west end. When she arrived, Rusty was the only kitten remaining. As soon as Lesley set up the kitten trap, the delectable scent of tuna […]

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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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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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