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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


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.


****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.

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.


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.    


Linnea is not much more than a kitten herself at just over a year old, yet here she is about to start her own family.

She was found as a stray and turned in to a shelter for care, but a cage is less than an ideal environment to give birth to and raise babies.

If you can offer Linnea a safe haven and loving home in which to deliver her kittens, please fill out a foster parent application.

It's kitten season and we need all the foster help we can get!!


Mama Millicent and her babies are settling in to their foster home very well.

Foster mom says Millicent is very friendly, and a couple of the kittens are now starting to open their eyes.

There are 5 wee ones...

a male tabby - Gowry
a male tabby - Elden
a male tabby -  Altus
a female tabby - Scarlet
and a female tabby and white - Sage

We'll keep you posted on updates, but for now, here are a couple of pictures of this beautiful little family.

Millicent and her newborn (only a few days old) babies were brought in to a shelter as strays.

A shelter is a very stressful place to raise a family.

We'd love for Milly to be able to bring up her kittens in a loving foster home, but we need your help.

If you have room in your heart and your home and the time and love to devote to giving Millicent and her babes a safe haven, please fill out a foster parent application.


Time is running out to find Walter a foster home!!
Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, Walter and his human will be homeless at the end of the month.
It is with a very heavy heart that Walter's person contacted us for help in finding him a new family.
We'd love to be able to take Walter in, but we need a foster home in which to place him.
Walter is 3 years old, good with older kids, cats and dogs.

If you're able to foster Walter, please fill out an application!!
Time is of the essence!!


We have just been contacted by someone who's found several kittens of varying ages outside on his property.

He's asked for our help in getting them in to our foster homes where they can be further socialized and readied for adoption.
They will be looking for an Abbey Cat residence in the next little while, and it's vital that we have places for them to go lined up and waiting.

As of today, this is what we hope to take in...

1 nine week old kitten, 6 who are about 5 weeks old, and (to date) an unknown number of babies born in the last few days. We are also trying to get the mothers.

If you can help by fostering, please fill out an 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.



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!!


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