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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 20026
1077 North Service Road #39
Mississauga, ON L4Y 1A6


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.

IN MEMORY OF LISA GUIDI!!

We have just learned of the untimely passing of Lisa, our one time foster parent and one of Abbey Cats' long standing supporters.
Lisa was a life long animal lover who would do anything to help those who couldn't speak for themselves.
She will be missed by so many...
Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends..

Rest in Peace, Lisa.

URGENT!! URGENT!!  URGENT!!
FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR NALA AND NOIR!!

Their family is heartbroken that due to some health issues and a change in their living situation, they will not be able to take their beloved pets with them when they move. 
Nala (female) is around two years old -  a beautiful medium haired tabby who loves to be brushed.
Noir (male) is a 6 month old mini house panther who is full of energy, and loves to eat.

                     
This pair needs to be re-homed ASAP and time is running out!!
If you can offer Nala and Noir a loving home where they can chill while waiting for a new forever family, please fill out a foster application!


FIVE ORPHANS URGENTLY NEED FOSTER HOME(S)!!

We have just been contacted by someone who found these 5 babies outside.
They are currently safe but cannot stay where they are for long; they need to be rehomed ASAP!!

We need your help in order to help them!!

If you can offer these little ones love and a place to stay while waiting for forever families, please fill out a foster parent application.
  
       


 FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR THE KITTENS
MOM STILL NEEDS A PLACEMENT!!



This mom (Hartley) and her 3 kittens (Croy, Morecambe and Skipton) were rescued by someone who found them deep in a wooded area.

As you can see, they are all very friendly.

Abbey Cats was contacted in the hopes that we could bring them in to one of our foster homes... and find them forever families.

We need to have somewhere to place them...

If you can provide that safe place, please fill out a foster parent application
          


FOSTER HOME FOUND FOR THIS PAIR!!

Look at these little ones anxiously awaiting dinner and some human contact.
This is their reaction every time they hear a can opener.

They are currently in a shelter north of the city, and we hope to bring them in to one of our Abbey Cat foster homes soon!!

If you have room in your heart and your home and are able to foster, please fill out an application!!
Brighton and Gullen will require a foster family that has the time and patience to help with their socialization.


2 MOMS AND THEIR KITTENS ARE NOW IN ABBEY CAT FOSTER HOMES!!

We have been contacted by another shelter that is flooded with felines.

There are 2 moms (each with 2 kittens) currently in cages... not a great place to raise a family, right??

If you can help us help them by providing a loving environment, please fill out a foster parent application.  
 
If you are not able to foster at this time but would like to make a donation to help with the cost of food and medical expenses (when needed) it would be very much appreciated.


FOSTER HOME FOUND!!!
THEY WILL SOON BE AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!!
Toonie and her four kittens are in desperate need of another palace in which to reside while waiting for permanent homes.

They are currently in an overcrowded shelter north of the city where there are far less opportunities to be adopted.

The shelter is full and if we can't get them out of there, they face a very precarious future!!!  Time is running out for Queen and her kittens!!

If there is room in your kingdom to welcome this little family, please fill out a foster parent application!

                    


LITTER MATES ELVIRA AND RAVEN ARE LOOKING FOR A FOSTER HOME!!
 
Elvira
Litter mates Elvira and Raven arrived together at a shelter north of the city, picked up as strays with no one to claim them.

These little girls are terrified in their current surroundings and need a quiet foster home where they will have someone around who can spend a lot of time with them and reassure them that life off the streets is a good thing, and humans can be trusted.
Raven

Do you have the time and love to give to these babies to get them ready for a "happy ever after"?


If you answered "yes"... please apply here.


RENEE HAS GIVEN BIRTH!!

  

On September 24, 2022 Renee gave birth to 4 healthy kittens...


Earlier this month Renee was picked up by a kind person who found her wandering the neighbourhood, obviously lost with no home to go to.
She was taken to a vet who checked her out and discovered that she was pregnant. 

We were able to get her in to one of our Abbey Cat foster homes where she had time to settle in and await the birth of her babies.

Renee is one of the lucky ones... we got her off the streets and in to a safe haven.

There are so many more cats and kittens in need of foster homes (on their journey to find forever families).. if you can help, please fill out a foster parent application


COURTESY POST!!
JANET IS LOOKING FOR A HOME!!

Oh Janet you're a beauty queen and oh so sassy!

Janet is a talkative lady that will tell (and show) you her likes and dislikes.
Likes: FOOD, soft beds, food and catnip… did we mention she likes food? Hypoallergenic food to be exact!

Dislikes: being told what to do, belly rubs and the other cats at the shelter.

Janet is 5 years old, spayed, microchipped and vaccinated.. probably good with children and probably good with respectful dogs.

If you are in search of an independent and charming little princess to join your family, please fill out an adoption application for more information on Janet.





THE SITUATION UNFOLDING IN THE UKRAINE IS HEARTBREAKING!!

Humane Society International's  Animal Rescue Team and country office staff are on the ground in Europe, helping Ukrainian refugees fleeing the conflict with their beloved pets by providing funding and supplies such as pet food, collars, leads, toys, treats and water bowls, as well as veterinary care. 
Please consider making a donation to support their emergency response for Ukraine and other lifesaving efforts worldwide.  
***Contributions to HSI Canada are not tax-deductible***

  

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