Category Archives: Our Stories

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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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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Happy Tails: Pearl and Molly

Ever since Pearl and Molly were born over a year ago, they’ve been inseparable. Part of a large litter, Pearl, Molly, and their brother Rambo were brought to ACR when they were eight weeks old. Their brother Rambo was a social and outgoing cat, and was adopted early on. However, finding a home for Pearl […]

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Happy Tail: Mikey

Now 16 months old, Mikey hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. “He was a bottle-fed baby so he is CRAZY,” says Kelly, Mikey’s forever owner. “He has a lot of energy and requires a lot of stimulation to be content.” And if Mikey doesn’t get attention, he’ll knock things over and chew wires. Kelly […]

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Happy Tail: Mag and Leah

Foster parent Susan is no stranger to Annex Cat Rescue, having fostered several litters of kittens since 2011. Her first litter? “An orange mother cat with eight orange kittens. I look back now and that was quite unusual,” she says, laughing. In 2016, she began fostering litters of kittens without mother cats. “I have a […]

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Off the Streets

We’d like to share with you stories of recent rescues and work ACR volunteers are doing within our own colonies and with community members throughout Toronto so you are aware of the kinds of situations ACR has been dealing with. We are still seeing a lot of kittens, though generally older kittens that may need […]

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