Category Archives: Happy Tails

Happy Tail: Pinto and Attila (formerly Apple and Blueberry)

Fostering is a family affair for Laura and Jeff, who have been fostering independently and together for about seven years. Jeff found the Annex Cat Rescue online years ago when he was looking for a pet but couldn’t yet commit to adopting. “I travelled a lot at the time and the fostering option was great […]

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Happy Tail: Old Man (formerly Chewy)

What began as one family’s hunt for another ginger cat ended when they saw a picture of a litter of kittens with polydactyl paws. Three grey and white brothers were in foster care after they had been found in a car junk yard without their mother in sight. As soon as Y.J. and family saw […]

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Happy Tail: BB

BB’s story begins with another cat — Mcduff — a ginger boy that Janaka and his partner Whitney got from an adoptathon when he was just six weeks old. Janaka wasn’t a “cat person” until he met Mcduff. They bonded so quickly and deeply that he definitely considers himself a cat person now. Because of […]

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Happy Tail: Grizzle

“Grizzle has led a prolific and resilient life,” Julianna says of the former Parkdale alley cat who stumbled into her friend’s backyard. “He was in rough shape. He had a broken jaw and a piece of wood was still embedded. And had so many other injuries too,” she recalls. Julianna knew she needed to help […]

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Happy Tail: Walter (formerly Bud)

When a new job required Beth to work out of the office more, she and her husband Dan started looking for a companion for their 10-week-old kitten, Lemon. After a friend shared their experience rescuing pets, a quick internet search led the couple to the Annex Cat Rescue and they arranged to meet a litter […]

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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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