Found a Stray

Stray cat

If you suspect a cat is lost or stray, here is a checklist to follow: Try to catch the cat (gently and using a carrier) and take him to your neighbourhood vet to check for a microchip. The vet will be able to read the cat’s microchip very quickly if there is one and contact […]

Lost Cat

Outdoor cat

WHAT TO DO FIRST: Look both in the house and in the immediate area around the house – enlist others for extra eyes Report the cat and their microchip number to Toronto Animal Services to ensure the cat hasn’t been brought in. You can also check their listings of all animals found within the last […]

Feral Cats: Fact & Fiction

Feral cats

Why do cats become feral? Feral cats are descended from domestic cats who were abandoned, or whose owners failed to spay and neuter. Feral cats’ domestic kin may also have got lost or run away from abusive owners. Like domestic cats, feral cats multiply very quickly. In five years, an unspayed feral female can have 20,000 […]


cat health check

There are all kinds of felines in this world. Each comes with varying appearances and personalities — some are easier, some more challenging, and some are overlooked just because they are little bit different or have medical problems that sound scary and intimidating. For that reason, we’ve devised this quick fact sheet to help you […]

Cat Care Basics

Cat adoption

We just adopted a cat – now what? Settling in For the first 12-24 hours, keep your new cat or kitten confined to one room so it can establish a place where it feels safe. Make sure it has plenty of water, food, an easily accessible litter pan and a comfortable bed. If you start […]


If you are considering declawing your cat, please read this. It will only take a moment, and it will give you valuable information to help you in your decision. First, you should know that declawing is something people do for their own convenience without realizing what actually happens to their beloved cat. In England declawing […]

The Happy Truth About FIV+ Cats


He might not relish the role but eight-year old Winston could be the global ambassador for FIV+ cats. That’s because Winston is both a classic example of how most cats come to be infected with the immune deficiency virus and, more importantly, a persuasive example of just how manageable – normal, really – life with […]

Spay and Neuter

Kitten at home

Spaying and neutering refer to the surgical sterilization of an animal. In other words, spaying and neutering ensures that your pet cannot reproduce. Pets are typically spayed or neutered when they are 4-6 months old although the procedure can be done from as early as 8 weeks old through to adulthood. It is best to […]

FeLV+ Cats: Completely Adoptable With Some Caveats

Sheena is a darling orange-and-grey dilute calico girl and Checkers is a tuxedoed gentleman. Their personalities vary as much as their appearance, but the one thing they do have in common — FeLV+ status — doesn’t slow them down. Their foster parent, Mavis, had never heard of FeLV when she was considering fostering Sheena back […]

Introducing A Second Cat to a Household

Two cats together

When you decide to add a second cat to your household as a companion to your resident cat, you want to keep the process as stress-free as possible for both cats. While metaphorically “throwing them in together” might be the chosen method for some cat owners, this can cause undue stress on all parties. What […]