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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.    


This unique pair of kittens Sunray (a very rare male calico) and Sunshine (a female orange tabby) are currently in a shelter north of the city.
The siblings were found abandoned in a ditch on a country road, rescued and taken to the shelter where they have been recovering from that ordeal.
They are now ready to be adopted and in order to give them a better chance at finding permanent homes, we'd like to bring them in to one of our Abbey Cat foster homes.

male calico
DOB Jun 01, 2023
female orange tabby
DOB Jun 01, 2023

The kittens must be fostered and adopted together - to a home with no small children, or adults only.

If you would like to be that foster home, please fill out an application.


Jillian and Minou became best buddies when they ended up at the same shelter north of the GTA.
Jillian was found by herself abandoned at a farm and was very lonely until another kitten came in to the shelter by herself at the same time.
Minou was born to an abandoned mom on a rural property in Quebec.
It didn't take the girls long to become fast friends... they are very attached to each other and must be fostered and adopted together.

DOB Aug 01, 2023
DSH Tabby
Jillian & Minou Minou
DOB Aug 01, 2023
DMH Tabby

We are hoping to bring them in to the Abbey Cat programme where they will have a better chance of being adopted, but we can't do that without having a foster home for them to go to.

If you have room in your heart and your home to offer these young ladies a place to bunk while waiting for a permanent home, please fill out a foster parent application.    


Bonded brothers Magnus and Lars are 5 months old, and through no fault of their own are in need of a new place to call home.... their current family can no longer provide the care that they needed.

If you can foster these young lads until we can find them permanent homes, please fill out a foster parent application.

If you are unable to foster at this time but would like to help us help cats and kittens in need (kitten season will soon be upon us) donations are always gratefully received.


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