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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 39504
Rpo Lakeshore Cawthra
Mississauga, ON L5G 4S6


Note:  this is a mailing address only – it is not a shelter.
Our foster homes and cats / kittens are located all over GTA

 

Saving one cat will not change the world,
but surely for that one cat, the world will change forever. - Karen Davidson


URGENT NOTICE:

Due to an unprecedented demand (especially for kittens) we regret that we are unable to respond by phone to all of the applications we are currently receiving.

We are only able at this time to phone those applicants who have sent in an online adoption application where their criteria matches what the particular cat or kittens' needs are, and who can provide a vet reference.

We regret any inconvenience caused as we do our best to meet the overwhelming demand we are currently experiencing.

Please Note: we answer adoption requests giving priority to online applications rather than voice mail ones.
If we are unable to answer your phone calls it means that we are busy dealing with online applications.
We are unable to answer all calls because of time restraints.

Unfortunately, due to a high demand, we are unable to respond to requests on our phone line to surrender cats at this time.
Our foster homes are full, so if you wish to surrender your cat please submit an online application.




KITTEN SEASON IS HERE
AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTER FAMILIES!!

****At this time we are looking for fosters who have experience looking after
PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms!!****

Over the next few weeks / months, there will be many pregnant cats and orphaned kittens needing our help, and we cannot do it without your assistance.

If you are have experience looking after PREGNANT cats and NURSING moms and are able to foster, please fill out an application

If you are unable to foster at this time but would still like to help us with these little families, please consider making a donation...  no amount is too small to make a big difference.


JOIN OUR FOSTER SUPPORT TEAM!!
Do you like (love) cats and kittens?
Do you have good people and writing skills?
If you answered yes to the above questions, you might want to consider being a part of our foster support team!

You must be able to talk to our foster parents in order to get to get a sense of what their cats / kittens are about, and be able to convey that in writing.
We need to know about their personalities, what kind of home they would do best in and any funny quirks the kitties might have so we can profile them in the best adoptable light on our web pages.

Good spelling and grammar skills are not only an asset, they are a must!!

If this sounds like something you'd like to take on, please fill out an application.

    WE ARE IN DIRE NEED OF ADOPTION COUSELLORS!!!

Abbey Cats Adoptions is looking for passionate and committed volunteer counsellors to help correspond with and screen potential adopters through our adoption interview process. 

Training will be provided.

If you have a professional demeanour and are enthusiastic and passionate about our mission in matching the right cat with the right family, we would like to welcome you to our ACA Team.

More information about this position can be found here.   To apply, please fill out this form.    

MEET CHARLOTTE, LUIS AND GEORGE!!

    

They recently came in to our foster care program from an over crowded shelter..

These adorable and impeccably tailored kittens will be available for adoption soon    



FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED!!

It's kitten season and shelters are filling up faster than they can find space for moms and their babies.
We've been asked to help out a rescue located north of the GTA by finding foster homes for the felines listed below.
If you are able to offer a safe, loving and enriching environment to these cats and kittens while they wait for permanent homes, please fill out a foster parent application.

4 ELEVEN WEEK OLD KITTENS!!
FOSTER HOME FOUND!!


Emmy

female
- black calico

 Maisie
female
- black calico

   Baxter
male
- orange tabby
Beamer
male
- orange tabby
                                             
      
4 SEVEN WEEK OLD KITTENS!!
FOSTER HOME FOUND!!
   
Storm
female - black
Cloud
female - grey
Rain
male - grey
Missie
female - black and white

MOM ROSIE AND HER 4 EIGHT WEEK OLD KITTENS!!
FOSTER HOME FOUND!!
     
 Rosie
2 year old brown tabby
       
Skye
female - brown and grey tabby 
Blaze
female - tortie
Moon
female - tortie
 Leia
female - tortie

MOM FREESIA, HER 3 SEVEN WEEK OLD KITTENS
AND HER PREGNANT DAUGHTER DORY!!
FOSTER HOMES FOUND!!!

  
Fitz
3 years old - black
     Dory
1.5 years old - calico - pregnant
            
         
 Dasher
female - grey tabby
 Shimmer
female - grey tabby
Silver
female - grey tabby     


VERONA AND HER 4 KITTENS NEED A FOSTER HOME!!
FOSTER HOME FOUND!!

Verona and her four 6 month old kittens are looking to bunk with one of our Abbey Cat foster families.

Shelters are full and if we aren't able to take this little family in to our program, they face a very grim future. 

If you can help, please fill out a foster parent application... 
          

  

Cat Responsibility

We at Abbey Cats love to tell you about our adoptable cats and kittens, how they’re beautiful and playful and smart and cuddly and a wonderful addition to any home and family. But let me tell you a little bit about us - I mean, all of us. People domesticated cats 8000-9000 years ago. That means that although they still look a good bit like the original wild animal, they have long lost their connection with the wild, in fact millennia ago.  

Yes, a cat will kill and eat birds and rodents; that part of their essential nature has not been lost. Hounds will chase and kill a rabbit, horses will run for the sheer fun of it. Some things are hard wired. But hounds are not very likely to be left to fend for themselves outside, at least not in Canada. It is a sad reality that many cats are.
The perception that they “belong” out of doors, and even worse, that they can fend for themselves, is so pervasive and so wrong that it is heartbreaking. Outdoor cats are exposed to the dangers of cars, weather, predators, getting lost, disease, pregnancy, and aggression from other cats.
Abandoned, discarded, unwanted “strays” and ferals also face a slow death by starvation.
They are not able to fend for themselves. After 8000 years they have forgotten how. Can you blame them?

We invited cats to join us on our evolutionary journey to modern man. Now we have a collective responsibility to make good on our part of the deal. How? Be a responsible cat owner; keep your cats inside, care for them medically, physically and emotionally, protect them and love them. Spay and neuter your cats. When it comes time to adopt, adopt a rescue, give a kitty another chance, repair the damage done by past relationships and abandonment. Remember when you adopt kittens, adoption is for life. You will see those babies through the good and the bad, including the sick and the old.

Not sure you can afford a cat right now? You’re right, costs can be significant - quality food, litter, toys, spay and neuter surgery, medical costs, boarding. If the timing is not right, consider fostering instead, volunteer at your local shelter, cat sit for family and friends. Are you facing some uncertainties in your future? Serious illness, marital break-up, job loss? Provide for your cat; be responsible. Find a new home, with a firm commitment, in case you have to give your cat up. Arrange for its secure future, allowing you to concentrate on your own.

And - speak up if you suspect neglect or abuse. Be their voice, their advocate, their rescuer.

Cats have enriched our lives for so long, life without them is unimaginable. They feel the same about us. They love us, but they also need and depend on us.

It’s an awesome responsibility.


 

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!!

Abbey Cats is currently in the process of expanding our volunteer team, and we are seeking cat lovers to join!

Have a skill set or extra time you can lend to the organization? We want to hear from you!

We desperately need a foster parent coordinator, drivers, and adoption counsellors 

If you are able to help, please fill out an application today!!

We also have several leadership positions open - please indicate in your application if this is of interest to you.

Volunteer Today!!

POEM TO MY FOSTER CAT


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Abbey Cat Adoptions is a registered Canadian charity #88190 0401 RR0001